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Hi there

 My name is  Romeil . My father intends to buy a new car and we need your guidance for the same.  If u could only help us we would be very thankful.

 My father is a doctor in a tehsil plsce in mah(dist yavatmal...near Nagpur).......he is a senior doctor and enjoys good respect in the town.We had a santro earlier. Now he intends to buy a sedan type. However our budget is not much. My father was hell bent on buying the Dzire as it costs under 5 lakh from Nagpur.........I somehow convinced him to increase his budget .I must add here that my dad usually drives himself and he really enjoys it.

  An imp point is that we want a petrol car only as we take it out abt once a week. overall max 10000 k per annum. Comfort ,Looks, Milage,good engine, maintenance, resale value are imp points to consider,,,in that sequence.

 We now plan to  buy a car around 6 lacks(+/- 15000-20000). Our option are fiesta base, aveo base,Dzire. Tata and logan r not to be considered. Also no Fabia as its not a sedan.

 I dont like the dzire but if you feel that at that cost it is a better buy than the other two i will go ahead with it.any other options and suggestions would be appreciated.

 There r two other families(both doctors) with us who intend to buy the same car as we do so we r in a great bargaining position.

 It would be grateful of you to reply to my query.

Thanking you

Regards

Dr Romeil

Mumbai

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The Fiesta base and the Aveo base (which fall into your budget) are a bit too spartan for my liking. Also, these will be a bit costly to maintain, and I am not too sure about the far flung availability of workshops.

THe Dzire will suit you (If you like the looks (Darxide note!!)) and the Maruti advantage will be stronger in the smaller towns. As a plus, it will retain its resale value a bit more.

Minus on this car would be the rear seat comfort, which is passable, but not class leading.

BTW, would the Verna be a consideration. It is a pretty good buy, and Hyundai networks are nearly as good as Maruti.

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You have a tough call. Ruling out a hatch rules out the two prime contenders - Fabia and Swift ZXi. The Fabia has an upmarket image, and a spacious boot so I would not rule it out. Maybe you need to show him the car! The Dzire is plain ugly!

sgiitk2008-05-07 04:46:02

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Though fabia is not sedan but has an upmarket feel when you consider comfort, interiors, finishing, features, goot boot though not like sedan and build quality.....i think you should consider it but ya the service can be a problem......even Ford and chevy will have service problem otherwise Aveo is a good buy nowadays....Consider Dzire or Verna though Verna is better....

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Verna Petrol?! He is in a Tehsil so may have nothing other than Maruti locally. Nagpur being close should have all major brands. Also, normally the dealerships are particularly nice to Docs!

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If you are not too keen on features and accessories probably fiesta and aveo base can be looked at? (does the base version of these  cost only 6laks? I thought these higher segment)

If you want VFM and features then Dzire is the way to go. The top end Zxi will cost you around 6.25-6.5 laks on road.

 

Most people say, it is an ugly car(I kind of like itsmiley1.gif) . But it gives you a lot of features

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Best Bet is a dzire buy a dark colur one upsize tires and put an alloy .. the dark colour will mask the disproportionate look ..maintenance will be low after all its a maruti.. you ll ve service network all over ... it gives decent kmpl.. and power is also adequate .. Your budget ll get you a Vxi which is fully loaded and at less than 10,000km per annum petrol cars shud be a good option . And resale value will also be good

 

Aveo is a strict no no ..its average in all quarters ..and low on resale value and low on almost eveerything

 

Fiesta will be heavy on the pocket and not a exceptional car to own compared to a dzire

 

go for dzire

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Hi Friends

Thanks for all your suggestions........and also ur time and energy.

Well, the situation is that my father had gone to Nagpur and visited showrooms of Maruti, Ford, Chevrolet, and Skoda .They couldnt make it to Honda and Renault for lack of time.( I couldnt accompany them as I am in Mumbai).And Guess what? The car my father liked most is the Fabia....though it is not a sedan.We still havnt taken a final desicion but we r considering skoda and aveo. Dzire they were told has a one year waiting period.......my dad found sx4 a bit stiff and heavy to drive..... and the people at Ford Nagpur were unfriendly and uncooperative ascompared to  the other guys(that left a bitter feeling and they cancelled the option straight away..Not that they liked the fiesta base version very much.). So guys we r still thinking hard and will soon come to a final desicion.......will definitely let you all know. Once again thanks to you all. Bye

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Which engine of Skoda are you talking about 1.2 or 1.4lt .The 1.2 comes with only black dash but 1.4 comes with everything (elegance) so I think the 1.2 lt is underpowered .Go for the DZire it will fetch more appeal.

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