Thanks for your post, Doctor.
I have been driving a Maruti 800 STD car from Aug-2000 till date & will continue driving it till I buy my next one in the coming months. The next car that I am planning on buying will also stay with me for a long time!
Therefore I am being careful on my decision so that I make a right one!
Now I am not considering cars with 1L 3 cylinders engine. Which as reported has higher noise levels while running. I do not want to end up with a car that becomes out-dated with its contemporary cars in the near future.
I have decided to wait & see what Etios Liva & Brio have to offer.