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Shifted from VW to TATA ...But, it's worth

A user review on Tata Zest. Written by Sreek29 on 13 September, 2014

Price: ₹ 5.82 - 9.18L
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
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  • Overall
  • Looks
  • Performance
  • Space/Comfort
  • Fuel Economy
  • Value For Money
Version Reviewed : XT Diesel
Purchased As : New
Familiarity : Have driven for a few hundred kilometres
Good : Looks, Comfort, Driving, Space, Ground Clearance
Bad : Need to improve the build quality....But, still it's better when compared with Hyndai, Maruthi, Ford

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 Looks are good.                                                                                           .

Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)

 You won't feel like you are inside a TATA vechicle                                                                                          .

Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox

 Proved Engine ...But, need to check about the Fuel Economy.                                                                                          .

Ride Quality & Handling

 Superb .....Clutch is feather lite .....I feel you dont need AMT if you are worried about clutch in traffic

Final Words

 Shifted from VW to TATA ...But, it's worth. 

Areas of improvement  

 Need to improve the build quality....But, still it's better when compared with Hyndai, Maruthi, Ford.


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Srikanth on 30 Sep, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Hi Purushottam, 

Diesel clutch is of feather lite.....however, I recommend you to check the petrol as well....however...petrol engine is a revotron which has got 3 modes of drive....which is the first in the fact first when compared with others as well.



Omkar Thakur on 29 Sep, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Do test drive both cars and let us know your opinion about the two

Purushottam on 28 Sep, 2014 at 05:24 PM

Thanks Omakar,

Heard about petrol version giving on road 16 kmpl, also the reducing difference of per lit price in diesel-pertol is check point..when diesel goes as open to market..


Though may be going for test drive in this week, to compare other aspects of diesel vs petrol especially in cab noise & pedal response.


Omkar Thakur on 28 Sep, 2014 at 03:02 PM

Hi Purushottam,

Welcome to Carwale!

For the Tata Zest, IMO the Diesel engine is much better than petrol and since your running is close to the petrol-diesel borderline, IMO it would be better to go with the Diesel car so that you do not have to worry about those unplanned weekend getaways!


Purushottam on 28 Sep, 2014 at 02:36 PM

- Thanks for feedback.. actually I am looking to go for ZEST..

confused in Diesel Vs Petrol of ZSET XM.

Guys look forward for your viewes..

My monthly running will be approx 1100 kms..

When compared expenses per month which inclusive of fuel price & EMI, both are at same level.

So confused on same..

Omkar Thakur on 27 Sep, 2014 at 09:00 PM

This is one of the first true blue reviews of the Tata Zest.

Srikanth...Thanks for it... We would love a more4 detailed report about how you feels about the car and you experiences once you have done more kilometers with the car.

I am surprised that a European car user has appreciated a Tata product..

Srikanth on 27 Sep, 2014 at 07:56 PM

Have driven 1k and it is good and returned nearly 20 kmpl of now no complaints....

Jayachandran on 16 Sep, 2014 at 04:38 PM


Nice Review

It is nice to see Tata vehicles getting good reviews, Hope people who buy this vehicle gets Zestified, LaughingHowever I will reserve my comments about the build quality till I see it in flesh and blood, but this comment coming from a person who has owned a VW is worth taking a note off, if it is better than Ford? then it has to be awesome.Wink



Shiyas Rehman on 16 Sep, 2014 at 04:27 PM

Good to see the initial reviews of Tata Zest. Keep posting further updates as you go on with useage

Srikanth on 15 Sep, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Dear Friends,

I have written a review on Tata Zest and look forward to your comments on it.

Review Link: Shifted from VW to TATA ...But, it's worth 


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