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Please suggest me to buy a new car within the range of 3-4 lacs. I am confused between TATA indica V2 Turbo DLG and Santro Xing. I drive daily 25 kms in city and monthly once on long drives like 300kms. Is it worthwhile to opt for diesel or petrol ? what are the benefits of diesel over petrol i would like to know
Your usage of about 1000 km a month makes it worthy to consider a diesel - I would say yours is a borderline case.
Based on running cost of the car,
Monthly fuel expense for Tata Indica DLG = 1000*35/14 = 2500
For Santro = 1000*50/13 = 3846 or 3850 approx. So, a monthly saving of about 1350 bucks or annual saving of about 16K.
I would hence say that it is worth considering the Indica turbo DLG - It is a good car and has a pick-up which is near similar to that of a petrol car.
Also the car is very spacious when compared to the Santro and maintaining a Tata car is no longer an issue - it use to be an issue previously, but on current date, it is as good as any other manufacturer.
Thanks, for your reply. If I have only 25 kms per day ride then what would you suggest ? Please consider the EMI also while deciding.
The economic sense would say a Petrol car and hence a Santro. For usage of 750 kms a month it is a Santro over the Indica Turbo.
I would like to know your preferences really - because apart from petrol and diesel, there are other differences between the cars in question - like,
Santro is better to drive when compared to an Indica - it will cost you slightly less to maintain a Santro when compared to the Indica turbo. But Indica Turbo has better ride quality - suspensions and is a very spacious car. Santro might fetch you a bit more on resale. Santro is also more friendly towards Ladies - it is easier to drive for Women.
Given the strenghts of each of these cars being so different, I would first like you to tell me your other preferences really.
So, do let us know more about your other preferences and then we can derive at a conclusion. Usage wise, if more than 1000, then opt for diesel else petrol.
It's hard to choose from the two
technologies; Petrol & Diesel. In order to decide between the two
outstanding technologies, what you need to consider is the number of
kilometres you clock every year. Diesel is a good option if you drive
long distances regularly, while Petrol is good if the car is driven
mostly over short and medium distances in start-stop city conditions.
@ Prasad's .. Pankaj & KVSK... Welcome back. Nice to see u guys
For 1000 kms. well I suggest to go for Indica DLG Turbo.
@ Mohit, Go for the New Car instead of 2nd hand car if ur budget is upto 4 lacs. New car... peace of mind for 3-4 yrs.
@ Jyothi, for ur usage petrol car is fine. Santro/Wagon-r/Estilo/Spark... better if u go for Spark LS... very good car n VFM.
Oops... I thought Prasad's r back, just checked d date ..still waiting to see
Yeah if you wish u can go for Santro CNG but if Petrol den go for little chevy. Too good small car to own.
I am Sangeeta. I am looking for car that is spacious i like Indica but i heard that it is not a good car for female. is this true i am really confused help me in getting the better car in the range between 3-4 lacs. is there any other option coz indica is really comfortable car , what are the disadvantage of disel car specially for female.
Wating for suggetion