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Old 10th May 2020, 14:37   #46
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I would suggest the Toyota Glanza Hybrid. The petrol hybrid is good on the highway with a decent kick in the mid range and gives a good mileage. Give it a test drive!

It has Suzuki's reach and parts availability with Toyota's extended 100000 + 3 year warranty. Plus it is cheaper than the Baleno in this trim. A win-win.
The petrol engines of maruti are no doubt good but i cannot say it a driver enthusiast car just because of its weight. On highways it is not confidence inspiring hence not good to drive at high speeds and turns.
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Get thr punto abarth if you can still find one. Last i checked i was offered one for 7.5 lakhs.
It meets all your requirements and will be more exclusive than any of the other cars in the 10 lakh price segment.
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Hi. I'm looking at buying a car after I sold my Civic a couple of years ago. I'm looking at a second had diesel (preferably) turbo option. My budget is around 8-9 lakhs. I'm looking at keeping the car for a longer time. I'll use it maybe 10-12 days a month to go to work and possibly weekend outings if any. A couple of cars I've been looking at are -

1. Skoda Rapid TDI DSG
2. Vento TDI DSG (apparently the same as Skoda I know)
3. Honda I-Vtech - I don't think there's a diesel option.

Could you please help me with more suggestions? I'm not a fan of Honda or Hyundai. Engines might be refined but they don't have a sturdy build quality.
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Hi. I'm looking at buying a car after I sold my Civic a couple of years ago. I'm looking at a second had diesel (preferably) turbo option. My budget is around 8-9 lakhs.

1. Skoda Rapid TDI DSG
2. Vento TDI DSG (apparently the same as Skoda I know)
3. Honda I-Vtech - I don't think there's a diesel option.

Every diesel car sold in India, since the Tata Sierra has been a turbo diesel.

And if your concern is build quality, stay away from Honda City diesel too.
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Hi. I'm looking at buying a car after I sold my Civic a couple of years ago. I'm looking at a second had diesel (preferably) turbo option. My budget is around 8-9 lakhs. I'm looking at keeping the car for a longer time. I'll use it maybe 10-12 days a month to go to work and possibly weekend outings if any. A couple of cars I've been looking at are -
10-12 days a month of usage does not warrant buying a diesel car. Not only will it be excessively polluting, agricultural, loud, clattery and noisy to everyone on the outside, such low usage means that whatever money you save in terms of fuel efficiency, will all be spent and more on maintenance of a second hand diesel engine.

I think you would get solid deals on 1.8 tsi Lauras, the true enthusiast's choice IMO. Even a 1.8 Corolla depending on your preference both are excellent choices. If you have a good trustable independent garage in your city then do check out the Nissan Teana as it offers the most value in terms of luxury for the price.

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Thanks for your suggestions. I'll have a look at both options too. I was thinking of a diesel only because I know once I get the car I'll probably end up using it to go to work every day.


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10-12 days a month of usage does not warrant buying a diesel car. Not only will it be excessively polluting, agricultural, loud, clattery and noisy to everyone on the outside, such low usage means that whatever money you save in terms of fuel efficiency, will all be spent and more on maintenance of a second hand diesel engine.

I think you would get solid deals on 1.8 tsi Lauras or even a 1.8 Corolla depending on your preference both are excellent choices and the true enthusiast's choice IMO
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I would add that even if you use a diesel everyday still it would be cheaper that a petrol vehicle now , given that the price difference between the two is quite less and that diesel engine will have higher maintenance than petrol.
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Looks like a late entrant to hot hatch in the 2020's is here. Just saw 2 reviews of Vw Polo TSI. It comes with a 6 speed manual box now.

Though the engine is only 3 cylinder but churns out 109 bhp

Looks like this with a manual gearbox might be a thing to drive.
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Go for the newly launched Rapid 1.0 TSI, fits all the check boxes and is priced in line with hatchbacks and compact sedans at 7.49 EX Showroom
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Hi. I'm looking at buying a car after I sold my Civic a couple of years ago. I'm looking at a second had diesel (preferably) turbo option. My budget is around 8-9 lakhs. I'm looking at keeping the car for a longer time. I'll use it maybe 10-12 days a month to go to work and possibly weekend outings if any.
Firstly, it is not easy to replace the Civic. Your best option would be a used Corolla/Laura.

If you're looking at brand new cars, I'd advise you to stick to Honda City/Hyundai Verna/Toyota Yaris/Maruti Ciaz. For low running and long term ownership, diesel doesn't make sense anymore.
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Every diesel car sold in India, since the Tata Sierra has been a turbo diesel.
I'd like to point out that the Toyota Qualis had a NA diesel.
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I have information from a reliable source that the BS6 JTPs are expected to be released before Diwali. Since your current car seems to be in good health, I would suggest you to wait if you can. This wait would also iron out all issues with BS6 fuel and new engines.
Wow this is an unexpected but highly welcome rumour. Really hoping this turns out to be true coz if so I'll be the first person at the showroom. Am searching around for a JTP currently but no examples (used or "new") up for sale it seems.
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Hi. I'm looking at buying a car after I sold my Civic a couple of years ago. I'm looking at a second had diesel (preferably) turbo option. My budget is around 8-9 lakhs.
Could you please help me with more suggestions? I'm not a fan of Honda or Hyundai. Engines might be refined but they don't have a sturdy build quality.
My suggestion would be a e90 bmw 320d,
This is coming from a person who has a bmw and a skoda.
This generation of 3 serious was the most fun to drive and equally reliable, parts are easily available outside and maintaining a pre worshiped one would be lighter on the pocket than you expect(probably even cheaper than maintaining a skoda).

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