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  1. Sagar Samantaray
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  3. Sunday, February 21 2021
Hi, I am looking to Buy first car in Bengaluru , Petrol , Manual , Budget - 8 to 10 lakhs on road maximum. Only me and my wife in family , car usage is not much , sometimes for city usage , occasional highway usage on weekends.
I am not much clear to go for premium hatchback or for compact SUV. But I like Sonet looks and Nexon look. Also Sonet has huge waiting and the 1.2L petrol engine is underpowered as per youtube reviews. I have only driven Alto before , so engine power I don't have much idea.
Shortlisted cars:
Hatchback: Altroz xm+ or xm , i20 magna
Suv: Sonet HTK- 9.3 , Nexon XM -  9.91

Kindly suggest , looking for good built car/safe car , with not high maintenance.
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I would suggest you to check out, polo Comfort line which is coming with tsi engine now. It is priced very aggressively.
I am also looking to purchase a car with budget around 8 lakhs, I'm so glad that VW is offering turbo petrol engine at comfortline.
You'll not regret buying this car.


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Greetings !!

Considering budget range and requirement where
> mostly front seats would be what occupied
> Less frequent usage with majorly one for city
> Fact that Karnataka comes with highest road tax in zone
> Fair Competitive Maintenance Cost and yes Safety Aspect too

I strongly recommend to buy a car which offers
> Convenience to drive
> Reliability

SUV
If you seek SUV then strong recommendation to check out
1. Toyota Urban Cruiser Mid : Basically Urban Cruiser is rebadged Brezza but with
> 1.5 Litre Petrol 4 cylinder Engine with 104.7 PS Power - expect superior power delivery
> Very reliable with competitive Maintenance and comes with 3 year warranty
> Impressive for city usage, Light Clutch, Light Steering and very reliable 1.5 Litre Petrol Engine
> Toyota do not have that much of work load as against Maruti and somehow service standards has an edge
> Impressive On road presence and been Brezza scored 4 star, expect similar from Urban Cruisr too

As a package perspective will rate Urban Cruiser Mid a notch ahead against competition cars basis superior reliability and yes car comes with decent loaded safety, styling, convenience and infotainment features.

Downside
> Plastic Quality is very average
> Somehow interior aesthetics not the best
> Rear seat (which although wont use) but comes in slight upright way - not the best

Alternate Pick in SUV - if seek Automatic one
Alternate is Tata Nexon XMA AMT where biggest highlight is
> AMT is much more improvised
> Car feels lot more improvised in 2021
> Very Convenient to Drive in
> 5 Star Safety Rating

where can get this car at Rs 10.25 Lakh zone with breakup as
> Rs 8.59 Lakh Ex-showroom
> Rs 1.36 Lakh RTO Charges including Road Tax & HP Fee
> Rs 30K for Car Insurance including Zero dep, Engine Protection
and can negotiate for basic kit free. Also can get SBI Referral discount
Final On road price would be in Rs 10.25 Lakh zone

Although yes scheduled service cost not the lowest, but expect a much better Tata and car feels more stylish than Maruti Vitara Brezza

Value Pick
At Lower end of budget at around Rs 8.25 Lakh Hyundai I20 Magna is an excellent choice
> Has all standard safety, styling, convenience and infotainment features
> Very agile to drive within city use
> Light Steering and super light clutch
> Very competitive Maintenance cost
> Very reliable Product from Hyundai Family

ideal meant for relaxed drive, stylish car with superior reliability and very competitive maintenance

Overall
Basis your requirement usage, to view
> If you seek SUV in Manual Transmission : Toyota Urban Cruiser Mid is an excellent chocie
> If you seek SUV with solo objective of convenience to drive : Tata Nexon XMA AMT
> If you seek a car at lower end of Budget : Hyundai I20 Magna is a great pick

Suggets to have test drive
Feel free to connect for any queries on same,


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