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Choosing between the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Mahindra Thar

My usage will be mostly city driving and occasional highway journey. I prefer petrol automatic because I'm bored with the diesel manuals.

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Hi guys, I am planning to upgrade my car hopefully by end of this year. I need some advice on what car to go for. I don't really have a fixed budget, making the decision making a bit difficult. I have seen all 3 cars and I wanted a good car for myself. I drive the 2012 Hyundai i20 diesel manual.

Volkswagen T -Roc seems expensive but I liked the build quality. The Ford EcoSport and the new Thar also seem nice.

My usage will be mostly city driving and occasional highway journey. I prefer petrol automatic because I'm bored with the diesel manuals.

Please advice!

Here's what GTO had to say on the matter:

Wouldn't really consider the EcoSport to be an upgrade over the i20, so I would leave that out of the picture.

Go for the Volkswagen T-Roc if you want a premium German driving experience. It will be a great step up from the i20 and offer on-road performance that the Thar can only dream of. Like a 5-star hotel room. In comparison, the Thar will be like a jungle lodge at Kabini - either you love it or hate it.

Pick the Thar if you are besotted by its looks, character and want something tough / an offroader. The Thar can be very satisfying to drive if you have an inclination toward Jeeps and will give you lots of smiles per miles. On the other hand, the ride is bumpy, the high speed behaviour poor, its got just 2 doors and you can expect the usual Mahindra drama & niggles.

Test-drive both. They have a completely different character and hence, you must pick the one that pulls the strings to your heart (after a drive).

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