I changed up my mind and finally booked an Alto. The reason for the change was I was a new driver and did not have much confidence in my driving. So thinking of the unforeseen accidents and mishaps as a new driver, I thought to buy a lower budget car as it will end up in lower service and repair cost .In 2008 I purchased my first Alto LXI. It was purchased from Siliguri Beekay. I went to the showroom with a mind to buy Swift, but there suddenly I met one of my old friend who was buying Alto.
The car is small one but has enough space to carry my wife and my son with lots of luggage. My job is a transferrable one, and mostly I carry small and delicate household items in my car. I am driving this car for last 13 years and covered more than 80000 km and has never let me down in any any situation. I have driven thousands of kms in very bad road conditions without big issues. By God's grace I had only two tyre punctures in all these time that also in favorable places, where I got immediate help from mechanics. Moreover the car is small and easy to manage in traffic. The engine is a small one which is good for daily use in city conditions. It is not an enthusiast car, but who likes to drive in a decent speed, it is good for them. Overtaking at high speed is not easy specially with AC on and with loads.
This car does not demand much serving and maintenance. Timely servicing does not cost much and is affordable. I suggest to do timely service to avoid unforeseen problems.
This car is very good for self driving and to cover distance distance about 50 km in one go. Long journey is a tiring one and need breaks. But once my driver drove more than 250 km at a stretch and the car carried out well.
Pros are small cute car very good to drive in city traffic. Low servicing cost . Powerful AC. Very good mileage, I get about 20-21 km mileage with AC on. Very good to drive in an average speed and above all with a peace of mind . Spare parts and mechanics are available almost in all places ,so nothing to worry to go with this car in unknown places . Not of much cons in this car if you don't buy for crazy diving.