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|21st April 2008, 17:36||#1|
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Confused, which car to buy
I know this kind of thread already exists, I have read them. I have a similar query, however my needs are a little different and hope I can create a new thread for help.
My requirements in the car -
The car should be suited for tall people (I am 6'1" & my father is 6'2"). At present I use a wagonr and it is unarguably the best hatchback for tall people.
Should be reliable - This is very high considering the fact, that I keep traveling to very remote places where nothing could be available.
Should be a pleasure to drive - I go out on long drives very often and I love to drive.
Should be solid built.
Should be long lasting - I intend to keep the car for at least 5 or 6 years.
Should have ABS & Airbag.
Budget around 10 lac.
Yearly running 12000km in city 5000km on highways.
I took a TD of Verna, SX4, Cedia & Magnum the verdict is as follows.
SX4 - Great car at that price. I felt the seating comfort is awesome.
Against - Looks not that great, Heavy steering.
Verna CRDi - Awesome pick up, great handling.
Against - No Airbag, The car feels small, felt it is over priced.
Cedia - Fell in love as soon as I drove this car. I am not sure about the maintainance cost on this.
Against - The seating I felt is not very comfortable for long drives.
Optra Magnum- Absolute pleasure to drive, comfortable seats. responsive engine, not sure bout maintainance in the long run. Is the magnum reliable in the ling run?
Against - Low ground clearance & the sump problem which was mentioned in another thread.
I need a sedan, so Safari & Innova are ruled out. Please help me out in narrowing my choice, now I am inclined towards Cedia & Magnum. I don't mind looking at any other car if I have missed it out.
Also let me know if there are any special discounts on any of these cars in Bangalore.
Thanks in advance.
|21st April 2008, 17:48||#3|
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As you have yourself mentioned all the cars that you are considering have already been discussed.
So kindly ask questions related to any particular car in a thread where its being discussed.
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