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Old 7th September 2019, 17:59   #136
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My father who is 70 year old is looking to buy a new car in North India for limited city and highway driving (Approx 1500 kms per year run). Budget will be 4 - 6 lakhs. Please suggest a good choice.
My Suggestion would be :
Maruti WagonR: A good car and after sales experience is also good.
Renault Kwid AMT : Looks good on paper however can't comment on the after sales experience.
Maruti Ignis : A better option of the above two choices.
Hyundai Grand i10: Good car with good after sales.
Tata Tiago = Avoid. Tata are building good cars now but they face small issues frequently. The after sales is better but frequent visits will be a problem.

Since the usage is very less i.e.. 1500 Kms. Good care must be taken for rusting issues.
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We are looking for a car which will replace a 11 year old MS Swift Petrol which has done 85K Kms. We have set the budget of 8 lakhs on road including all necessary costs (accessories, insurance etc). It is also to do duty in Mumbai for a decade minimum so we are ignoring Volkswagen, Renault and Tata (not yet ready for them) Looking only at the petrol engines as our running is not more than ~600 Kms a month. 10 years of ownership means it has to be supremely reliable and easy on pocket to maintain.

An automatic gearbox is not mandatory but then the budget is such that we will have to compromise on the products at a lower segment than premium hatchbacks or compact sedans. Other cars we own are 2 MS Dzire VXI and dont intend to add another one. Swift felt too light built than our current one and hence will be an option if no other car satiates us.

Below are our considerations (as per priority)

Toyota Glanza V (Same as Baleno but for the exclusivity as there are millions of Balenos already on road)
Honda Jazz VX (Post discounts it can be sealed at around 8 lakhs on road)
Elite i20 Asta Petrol (Post discounts)
Honda Amaze VX

Hyundai Nios looks from a segment below Baleno/Glanza. There is always the chance of going back to Maruti again if there is no car meeting our requirements.
The other optimistic wish is the Honda Jazz VX CVT but almost 2 lakhs more than our budget (with discounts is it possible to get it to ~8 L?)

Would really appreciate all of your inputs without looking at our considerations.
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We are looking for a car which will replace a 11 year old MS Swift Petrol which has done 85K Kms. We have set the budget of 8 lakhs on road including all necessary costs (accessories, insurance etc). It is also to do duty in Mumbai for a decade minimum so we are ignoring Volkswagen, Renault and Tata (not yet ready for them) Looking only at the petrol engines as our running is not more than ~600 Kms a month. 10 years of ownership means it has to be supremely reliable and easy on pocket to maintain.

An automatic gearbox is not mandatory but then the budget is such that we will have to compromise on the products at a lower segment than premium hatchbacks or compact sedans. Other cars we own are 2 MS Dzire VXI and dont intend to add another one. Swift felt too light built than our current one and hence will be an option if no other car satiates us.

Below are our considerations (as per priority)

Toyota Glanza V (Same as Baleno but for the exclusivity as there are millions of Balenos already on road)
Honda Jazz VX (Post discounts it can be sealed at around 8 lakhs on road)
Elite i20 Asta Petrol (Post discounts)
Honda Amaze VX

Hyundai Nios looks from a segment below Baleno/Glanza. There is always the chance of going back to Maruti again if there is no car meeting our requirements.
The other optimistic wish is the Honda Jazz VX CVT but almost 2 lakhs more than our budget (with discounts is it possible to get it to ~8 L?)

Would really appreciate all of your inputs without looking at our considerations.
I would suggest the Jazz. A trouble free and stress free vehicle and also the seating position is suited to elders. The CVT is an added bonus.

I recently got a WRV for my parents and they are very happy. The Jazz is the WRV's parent so to speak and will easily last a decade.
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I recently had a bad experience with a sedan that was bought for an elderly person after trying it out at the showroom.

After just 2 months of use it had to be disposed of as both the seat and roof were low.

Needless to say we took a hefty haircut selling a 2 month old car.

Booked a Venue now as it is both small and easy to get in and out of.

When buying a car for the elderly please be mindful of both headroom and seat height during ingress and egress.

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When buying a car for the elderly please be mindful of both headroom and seat height during ingress and egress.
Thanks for sharing this. Very important to consider a lot many things differently when we look for a car for our elders. Honda and Toyota somehow manage a lot more interior space than any other company. Hyundai Venue is very good, somehow I do not have the luxury to extend my budget and go for it.

Congratulations and hope he likes the Venue after a sour experience with Ciaz.
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Do try the new i10 Nios, its seat is higher than the Ignis.
The yet to be launched Maruti S presso may also meet your requirement.
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Swift felt too light built than our current one and hence will be an option if no other car satiates us.

Below are our considerations (as per priority)

Toyota Glanza V (Same as Baleno but for the exclusivity as there are millions of Balenos already on road)
Honda Jazz VX (Post discounts it can be sealed at around 8 lakhs on road)
Elite i20 Asta Petrol (Post discounts)
Honda Amaze VX
Honestly, the Glanza/Baleno itself is quite light a build as well.
Out of the options listed - I'd pick the Jazz or the i20.
The Amaze is also quite softly sprung, and a little on the lower side for senior citizens - but otherwise a brilliant all rounder!

Getting the CVT within budget may be a little tricky but a lower variant of the Jazz may just do the trick (V CVT).
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Honestly, the Glanza/Baleno itself is quite light a build as well.
Out of the options listed - I'd pick the Jazz or the i20.
Last weekend we went and checked out the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20.
Both the cars were within our budget. Below are few points we noted for each of them.

Jazz VX MT Petrol

+Good space management
+Bigger Boot space
+iVtec Petrol engine was smooth and silent
-Less features than i20
-Quality of materials used as compared to i20 was lower
-No DRLS

Elite i20 Asta Petrol MT

+ Well built
+ Great feature list
+ Looks better than Jazz (More European Styling)
+ DRLs
+ 6 airbags
+ Rear Wiper
- Claustrophobic when compared to Jazz
- Smaller boot space as compared to Jazz

My Uncle was quite happy with Jazz, not much feature oriented but liked the cabin and boot space for a hatchback. However, I have asked him to wait and check the Glanza Petrol MT as it is BS6 compliant. Uncle has been impressed with Jazz and is not very keen on Baleno / Glanza as he has used MS for a decade now and needs a change.

What are the disadvantages (if any) of owning a BS4 car for a decade from 2019?
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I recently had a bad experience with a sedan that was bought for an elderly person after trying it out at the showroom.

After just 2 months of use it had to be disposed of as both the seat and roof were low.

Needless to say we took a hefty haircut selling a 2 month old car.

Booked a Venue now as it is both small and easy to get in and out of.

When buying a car for the elderly please be mindful of both headroom and seat height during ingress and egress.

Was this the Ciaz?
Thats terrible for rear seat headroom.
Every time I get a Ciaz Cab and when the driver goes over our Indian road humps, I am sure that I leave head shaped impressions in the roof.
Its a car that is simply not designed for the tall or the elderly.
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Curious on why i10 is preferred over the Santro.
Does the premium between these models(top end Santro to medium variant i10) justify going in for the i10?

Also isn't the 5 speed AMT more fuel efficient than the 4 speed auto in the i10. Or is it efficient enough to override that advantage from an elderly person usage?
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