Best hatchback cars in India???

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  1. vikaskumar11233

    vikaskumar11233 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Hi all
    Starting this thread to share you views that which hatch back cars is perfect to buy under Rs5k as I am planing to buy a family car with some luxury features, good mileage and low maintenance as I am hanging between about maruti swift and skoda fabia but got confused between them so want your suggestion guys which to buy??
     
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    Skoda Fabia 's A S S (after sales service) is expensive.
    Swift has a huge waiting period for diesel.

    What's your daily running like ?
    City or highway ?
    how many people ?
     
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    Fabia is better. Aftersales services are bit expensive but skoda has good resale market so one can get rid of it if bored.

    Don't know whats wrong with me inside Swift. Survived 2 major accidents involving swift. Otherwise its good for inter-city travel & small tours. I won't ever take it to long distance trips.
     
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    Singh is true. i got beat diesel in India. Its good both for city and little bit highway use.

    but if u travel lot than swift desire diesel hatch(new one) less than 4 metre might come in 5 lakh ruppess.

    Aviod Tata and Fiat. For GOD sake.
     
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    Fiat cars are supposed to be good. I'm saying this because my friend (a total Fiat fan) keeps comparing his Fiat with other cars. And solely based on his claims, after-sales is vastly improved.

    Supposedly its built like a tank with no 'rattling' even when it has reached close to 1 lakh kilometers. From what I've heard, Fiat, Germans and the big 2 Japanese cars (Toyota and Honda) make really long lasting cars.

    Honda Jazz - Fab car but not in the price range you've mentioned
     
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    fiat cars are good,infact their 1.3 diesel engine is used by 4other car manufactures in India. Fiat has problem with after sales and service. fiat does not have good second hand market..
     
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    Hi Singh
    See basically I want for city purpose and daily running is around 50 to 60m kms see for swift I have to wait a lot.
     
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    Ford Figo is pretty cool too.
     
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    The running costs with diesel would be 2-3 rs per kilometer, and with petrol would be 4-6 rs per kilometer. You need to calculate if your lowered running costs with diesel would justify the extra price tag.

    I would recommend sticking to a brand which has proven after sales service.
     
  12. The enlightened

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    Add VW POLO to the list.
    The car has won some serious awards like the European Car 10' and World Car 10'.
     
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    The car won't stand Indian potholed roads
     
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    Was this an educated comment or just your fantasy. Because I happen to own one of those.
     
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    Hyundai i20

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    messiah paaji mistake kar gaye this is i-30 loll :taunt::taunt::sad::sad:


    chalo koi gaal nahi..i -20 is this:thumb::thumb:

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    VW cars are one of toughest. polo is very strong car
     
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    keep in mind diesel cars are expensive to maintain in terms of service and parts
     
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    Don't have much experience with cars, but I can add a bit about Tata.

    My dad owns a Tata Indigo - not a hatchback, but very similar to the Indica.

    I must say, I loved driving it when I was in India. The engine is very powerful and the ride reasonably comfortable.

    The wheel alignment was a bit screwed up because our driver likes to show off his driving skills by using the steering wheel a lot to avoid potholes. Not the best experience for passengers, which is probably why I felt a lot of roll when he was driving and I was sitting at the back. I told him to stop his turning left and right to avoid potholes. "Just slow down, keep the steering wheel straight and go over the pothole." He didn't quite like that comment from me.
     
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    Maruti cars are the best buy. Affordable, cheap to maintain, service stations all over. I mean the ads they show about having service stations anywhere in India is true. I travel a lot and I know it.

    Swift diesel is good if you travel 60 kms a day. My cousin bought one. He just went for a pre-owned car to avoid any wait.
     
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    Don't know how good Swift diesels are. My friend had a Zen diesel. It became rickety after about a year. The diesel engines don't treat the joints and welds very well, and the spares and maintenance can cost one dear.
     

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