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  1. Rajesh Subramanian
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Tuesday, February 02 2021
Dear Mycar helpline,

I need your valuable support for choosing a new car to buy,

My requirements are as follows,

1. My On road budget is 8.5 lakhs and at max, I can extend upto 9.00 lakhs if it's worth to extend.
My buying city is Bangalore.

2.My usage will be on highway monthly once to my native place (270 up and 270 down) total around 550 km.
Weekly around 30 km usage in city in week ends.
In native local usage in state highways monthly around 60 km. So total monthly usage would be around 800 km max. The above usage will be with 4 members, but native usage will extend to 5 members. So looking for 5 members car.

3. My other priorities are,

If I buy this car, I am going to keep this car for another 10 years. So looking for reliable car for next 10 years.

Since my usage is in High ways, I think the car should be safe.

My queries are,
1. Which segment will fit for my requirement?
Premium hatchback or Compact sedan or Base variants of Compact SUVs?

2. I started with Compact sedans and test driven Tigor,Aspire,Aura. But not able to choose any one..
Thinking to test drive Altroz and Magnite , Glanza G.

Please suggest me which car will fit for my above requirements? It need not be in above list.Please Suggest me which is reliable car for my above usage.

(Also please provide your suggestions if it's good to go with base variants of Compact SUVs for above requirements. If its very much worth, I will try to extend my budget.)

Note : Currently I own Maruti 800 which I bought as second hand car. It is 2004 model. It is not convenient for my usage. So I am planning to change my car.
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Hi,

Pls find
I could see many people who buys Nexon XM says they change stell wheels to Alloy wheels. Is it worth to change alloy wheels in new car? Other than look is there any advantages to change to alloy wheels?
In the other hand what if we continue with Steel wheels itself ? Any disadvantages ? If so why car manufacturers are giving Steel wheels?

Pls refer - Steel Vs Alloy Wheel

And my waiting period is 8 weeks. I am going for partial loan. When can I start loan processing? Can it be started now itself or once chasis number is alloted. I heard after its alloted it will take more than a week to get it billed.

Yes after chassis number is what allocated. Loan processing to disbursement time is less than 1 week with most of the banks,


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Could you please reply for my query?,. Reposting again.


I could see many people who buys Nexon XM says they change stell wheels to Alloy wheels. Is it worth to change alloy wheels in new car? Other than look is there any advantages to change to alloy wheels?

In the other hand what if we continue with Steel wheels itself ? Any disadvantages ? If so why car manufacturers are giving Steel wheels?

And my waiting period is 8 weeks. I am going for partial loan. When can I start loan processing? Can it be started now itself or once chasis number is alloted. I heard after its alloted it will take more than a week to get it billed.
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You can consider skoda rapid rider variant which is a value for money sedan and good for highway usage.
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I could see many people who buys Nexon XM says they change stell wheels to Alloy wheels. Is it worth to change alloy wheels in new car? Other than look is there any advantages to change to alloy wheels?

In the other hand what if we continue with Steel wheels itself ? Any disadvantages ? If so why car manufacturers are giving Steel wheels?

And my waiting period is 8 weeks. I am going for partial loan. When can I start loan processing? Can it be started now itself or once chasis number is alloted. I heard after its alloted it will take more than a week to get it billed.
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Thanks for your valuable suggestions. Will take extended warranty as suggested and opt for only necessary accessories.

Your support helped me to choose right catagory of car.


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Hi,

Yes
> Extended Warranty can be taken on delivery day itself and as been a Tata Car recommended to take it

> First 3 services are labor free service. Even if you dont go ahead with Gold AMC expect final service to be in similar zone.

> Instead of choosing bundled accessories package - recommended to check out what all you need as there are many accessories in such bundled pack which are not required

> No need to change music system. For camera fitment can be easily fitted with IRVM based camera or separate camera. Scores of options available in after market and for camera fitment no such stock wiring will be tampered in. Can easily be fitted with its own coupler wiring

Hope should help !!
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Hello Sir,

Yesterday before going to take final decision to book, I explored other options of Compact SUVs as you were also insisting SUV for my usage.
I again test driven Brezza and I felt, I can increase my budget to another 1 lakhs and to go with Brezza VXI
. At the same time my friend suggested me to check any automatic cars are available in this price range and he was recommending me to choose automatic. So we went to test drive Tata showroom and test driven Tigor AMT, Altroz and Nexon.

Also Nexon XMA is coming within 10.45 lakhs price which we supposed to give for Jazz V CVT. So finally we have chosen to go with Nexon XMA.
I feel my decision is right as I have chosen
- Safest compact SUV for my usage,
- One of the budget friendly automatic cars
- Moreover I feel Nexon is reliable( I remember I have watched your Top5 reliable cars)

Finally I got on road prize as 10.35 without including extended warranty, Gold AMC and accessories. Waiting period is 2 months.

Thanks for your support to make my decision. Your suggestions helped me to go with compact SUV and automatic.

Please help me to choose from the below,

- Extended warranty - I feel this is required one. It costs 21500.00 - Can I choose this on delivery itself? or can it be chosen later?
- Gold AMC - 30000 KM/2 yrs -- Rs 16556 - Is it worth to buy Gold AMC or can I ignore and pay it for service?
- Essential accessories pack is Rs 15555 - What are the accessories can I choose?
- Is there any suggestions for after market rear camera for XMA? is it good to change it with music system or separate rear camera system?
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Hi Rajesh ji,

Oh yes, but 9.15 Lakh looks like a rather steep price
I mean there definite is a scope for negotiation. Considering
> Rs 7.65 Lakh exshowroom
> Rs 1.21 Lakh road tax
> Rs 25K for Insurance
> Rs 8500 for 5 year warranty
less
> Dealer end discounts and company offers (if negotiated in) - Rs 25K
> Corporate discount if working - Rs 4000

Also, try and negotiate in basic kit free

To view final on road price should be near around Rs 8.9 Lakh zone
Hope should help !!
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Thanks for your valuable suggestions. Had conversation with family. And decided to go with 9 lakhs budget. So I am planning to go with Jazz V manual only. Got 9 lakhs 15 thousand as on road qoute from dealer. Is this right choice for my requirement?
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Hi

No need to worry about Jazz ground clearance
Ground clearance should not be linked standalone, rather with wheelbase
Wheelbase is 2530 mm and 165 mm ground clearance is absolute no issue in Jazz

Just slow up speed and will be able to clear on bad roads at ease.
Last one - Opt for CVT Automatic, with changing times CVT is very refined and convenience to drive plays a significant role.

All the best !!
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Thanks for your valuable inputs.

I am almost made decision to go with Jazz V Mt incase manual or Jazz V CVT incase of automatic.

One of my friend says Jazz ground clearance is not good. I could see from forums, ground clearance is not a problem in normal speed breakers if we go slowly. I think it is applicable for all hatchbacks with 165 ground clearance.

Do I need to consider my friend's view about ground clearance before making final decision?
(I totally understand all the cars has negatives and positives)
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Hi,

WRV & Jazz
WRV is a decent choice, stylish, upmarket urban crossover only issue is that gear stick is slight notchier
Given a choice in between WRV and Jazz CVT - i will pick convenience a higher up priority and Jazz CVT would be our first pick over WRV

WRV & Urban Cruiser / Brezza Vxi
Will pick Urban cruiser / Brezza Vxi as against Jazz
Both UC and Brezza are one and same product - just styling difference in brown interioor and front fasica change
Been Toyota has lesser crowd in service center and 3 year warranty - hence Urban Cruise

Nexon as alternative: Check if Safety & build is top notch priority before anything else.

Hope should help !!
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Thanks for your quick responses. It helps me a lot. I went for test drive of Jazz, Jazz CVT only available for test drive. I took test drive of Jazz CVT. I like it. It's very convenient to use CVT in city traffic.

At the same time, due to the unavailability of manual Jazz, I took test drive of Wr-V. We like both cars. This is second time I drove suv after Brezza. Yes as you have mentioned, if we drive continuously then it's not be big deal. I agree with you.

WR V SV Variant comes with same prize as Jazz S CVT.

Still I am thinking whether to increase budget or not.

Now my question is if I can increase my budget till 10 lakhs

1) whether can I increase for Jazz CVT or WRV SV?

2) If I can spend 10 lakhs which is best Brezza Vxi/Urban cruiser Mid or WRV SV ?

3) In this budget shall I consider Nexon xm ?

It looks like WR V comes with more features than Brezza and Nexon in this prize range variants.
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Hi,

I respect your opnion and view but if concerned due to extended width having 1790 mm as against hatchback cars having 1690 mm width - be assured just couple of drive and is fair ease. 100 mm extended width just means 4 inches wider.

Anyhow with respect to Jazz - If flexible on budget - explore Jazz CVT too, and along with manual also have back to back drive of Jazz CVT too

Although Jazz manual is good but Jazz CVT is a car can instantly fell in love with the kind of Convenience factor and smoothness in CVT.
Hope should help !!
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Hello,

I took test drive of Brezza, Because of the size I don't want to go with it.

Because of build quality issues mentioned by Glanza users I ignored Glanza now.

I am going to take test drive of Jazz V manual.
Since considering Jazz, is it worth to consider i20 sportz?
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Thanks for your quick responses.

As mentioned earlier, I have planned Brezza lxi and Jazz v manual test drive.

Will be choosing between one. Your suggestions and videos helps to come to these 2 choices.

Will update about my decision soon.
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Sorry our team has not experienced in Altroz Turbo Petrol as of now
We may be doing same in near future, but as of now cant comment on performance or turbo lag aspect

Suggest to have test drive.
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Hello sir,

I requested for Brezza test drive.
Meanwhile in the hatchback , Because you have mentioned,altroz na ptrol performance is not good, how about considering Altroz XT turbo for my requirement.
I am thinking to test drive.
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Thanks for answering all my queries. I got your point about safety. Other than safety I understood build quality/structure is important. As you have mentioned Glanza can be safe if we drive in city.

Also your mention about Jazz headrest also clears my doubt.

From your answer I also got, Brezza or urban cruiser can be good choice if I increase budget.

Without any second thought, within next 2 days I am planning to take test drive of Breeza considering Lxi as my first option. Will update about my experience here.
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Hi

Yes, if you follow in
> speed limit
> do controlled speed drive
> Major Usage within city condition

then absolute car is safe.
As you are aware that Airbags was only available as a premium feature in top of line model variants few years backs. Thankfully - improved emphasis on safety led OEM to make it standard.

Rear Headrest yes is a sad part in Honda Cars, but for someone whose average height is 5'3" may not find it uncofortable
Jazz definite feel more sturdy

Lastly if you are flexible with Budget and ready to increase then Brezza Vxi, Urban Cruiser has in all to appeal as
> Safe
> Reliable
> Spacious
> More Engaging to drive

and superior dynamics.
To my view leaving aside interior aesthetics and plastic quality - Brezza / Urban Cruiser can be an excellent choice,

Hope should help !!
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