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Old 21st April 2008, 17:36   #1
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Default Confused, which car to buy

Hi All,

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.

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its a grey area, but how about the ford fusion
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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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