sujith3120 Posted January 2, 2008 Report Share Posted January 2, 2008 Hey Folks, I'm just to about to buy my first car. Quite sure that I want the swift, but just confused whether to go for the VDI or the cheaper petrol base LXI. The reason Ive ignored the VXI and LDi is that the price difference is not too huge. I'm at bangalore and the price difference between the LXI ( 4.60lacs)and the VDI(5.70lacs) is about 1.10lacs. My current daily run would be 25 kms, but I'm not sure if this will increase or decrease in the future. Also, I plan to hit the highway once in 2 months and cover about 800kms on every run. All in all, i think i might cover about 12k to 13k every year. If I go for the diesel, I might start realising the economy of a diesel only after 3 yrs owing to the diff of 1.10 lacs over the LXI. The interest portion that i will incur over this 1.10 lacs can be compensated during the re-sale. More over, traffic in bangalore is pathetic and moves at snail's pace. my friends tell me that I may not get more than 10kmpl on the petrol. So am I right in going for the diesel? You think the additional investment is worth it, considering that I dont cover all that extensively? Also, the other cars on my mind were Fabia--Think it will be too expensive, in the range of 6.5-7lacs,so ruled out. Palio diesel--Unless this is atleast 60-70k cheaper than the swift VDI, with similar features, I'm not sure if it is worth it. New Indica--Not sure about this, but I'm sure this would not be as good as the Swift and also not so happy with the "taxi" image Appreciate your valuable feedback. Cheers, Sujith Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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