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Old 15th July 2019, 01:06   #511
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Hello. I am looking to purchase a new compact petrol automatic car.
Hi Urban legend. Just wondering, is there any reason that you havenít mentioned the Hyundai i20. It also could be one of the choices as itís an able car with a fuss free after sales service. Apart from VW polo GT, VW Ameo could also be an option. Itís a compact car with good drivability and a dsg automatic. Ford freestyle is also an alternative though I am not sure if it comes in an automatic avatar.
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Hello. I am looking to purchase a new compact petrol automatic car.
My options and noted negative points:
  • Baleno CVT: Low seating, build quality and interiors don’t feel premium
  • Honda Jazz: Sluggish to drive, poor visibility, interiors not at par with cost, dash and tech too similar to my CRV. New jazz will be coming within a year
  • Polo TSI: Low seats, long term reliability especially the DSG might not be good, Poor service record
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That rules out almost every car from the segment except Elite i20. What's your budget?

Grand i10 AT would be a great option as a city car and there are juicy offers(in range of 1L+) running currently. Next version mostly won't be a TC box, so the current one makes a lot of sense as a 2nd car. Its adequately spacious for 4 people & the 4 speed TC box is smooth. On highways it won't make the cut but for pure city use, its brilliant

Another suggestion would be the Venue 1.0 DCT. Top end would cost as much as the ecosport but if you are OK with lesser bells & whistles Ecosport Trend+ AT or Venue S DCT can be looked at for that higher GC & more powerful engines compared to premium hatches.

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Ford Ecosport: Too expensive for a second car, interiors loaded with features but don’t look or feel premium, DCT long term reliability unknown ).
Ecosport doesn't come with a DCT. It has the more reliable TC box now.

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Hi Urban legend. Just wondering, is there any reason that you havenít mentioned the Hyundai i20. It also could be one of the choices as itís an able car with a fuss free after sales service. Apart from VW polo GT, VW Ameo could also be an option. Itís a compact car with good drivability and a dsg automatic. Ford freestyle is also an alternative though I am not sure if it comes in an automatic avatar.
The ameo has dsg only for the diesel engine. Not the petrol. Yes the freestyle does nt come with an automatic. The i 20 is not offered in the top end trim for the cvt so i have nt looked at it yet.
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The i 10 grand auto does nt have drivers seat height adjustment which I sorely missed in my test drive.
My budget is around 10 lakhs. The venue 1.0 auto dsg can be considered. But they dont have the top end trim in the auto. Will have to compare the features
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The i 20 is not offered in the top end trim for the cvt so i have nt looked at it yet.
It is available in top end. i20 asta (o) CVT OTR at around 11.1L in Bangalore

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The i 10 grand auto does nt have drivers seat height adjustment which I sorely missed in my test drive.

My budget is around 10 lakhs. The venue 1.0 auto dsg can be considered. But they dont have the top end trim in the auto. Will have to compare the features

Try a Toyota Glanza V AT. CVT Box.
I got one for my folks a month and a half ago and they are extremely pleased with it!
And it is well priced, nice and roomy and comfy and is good to drive too. I like it because it ticks most of the boxes for my parents.
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The i 10 grand auto does nt have drivers seat height adjustment which I sorely missed in my test drive.
My budget is around 10 lakhs. The venue 1.0 auto dsg can be considered. But they dont have the top end trim in the auto. Will have to compare the features
Driver seat height adjustable was a requirement for my wife too. So we went ahead with Swift VXI AMT...height and visibility is very good. Infact better than my Ciaz.
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Test drove the venue petrol dsg -quite nice to drive , has some features lacking on the top end model(no rear wiper..definitely required during monsoons) and the width is perceptible when navigating through traffic. The i20 cvt asto 0, too, has all the bells and whistles and top quality interiors. But having used the honda cvt i just found the hyundai cvt quite sluggish. And visibility of the corners is not that great. My aspire trend mt had great visibility and was very nimble to drive in traffic.
I am planning to test drive the amaze petrol cvt next.
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