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  1. Arun Pandey
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Monday, March 01 2021
Dear Team

I stay in pune and looking forward for a new car. I was owning a used nano and now want to upgrade.
I am looking for a car with better build quality , features and driving dynamics. Budget is around 8 lacs.
I will have max yearly running around 15000 kms. This includes city and highway both.
Whether diesel or petrol, as I shall be using it for long term say at least 6-7 years.
I had shortlisted polo 1.0 tsi comforting (turbo edition) and figo blu in petrol.
Diesel variants are going out of my budget.
Must have features which I am preferring- fog lamp, rear defogger, all headrest must be height adjustable.
My spouse is not agreeing for polo due to rear space compactness.

Please suggest.

Also if you can suggest an automatic with good build quality in this budget.

I want finalize thus month only.
If you can help me in saving cost in insurance etc, It ll be really helpful.


Arun Pandey
Gagan Modi Accepted Answer
Greetings !!

Although Volkswagen Polo TSI Automatic is a great choice and at Rs 6.99 Lakh you get
> 1 Litre TSI Petrol Engine with superior mid range
> Very Impressive high speed handling dynamics
> Superior Build Quality
> Top Notch Fit and Finish

and yes car available with 4 year warranty, but yes black interiors and limited rear seat legroom make car feel look claustrophobic.

Somhow, car prices in recent years increased a lot and if seeking an Automatic Car at 8 Lakh On Road Budget then will have limited options in AMT
> Grand i10 Nios Magna AMT
> Maruti Swift Vxi AMT
> Tata Tigo AMT

which lacks adjustable head restraints, defogger and not even fog light (although fog light can be fitted as accessory)

Best Buy basis requirement
if you seek Petrol Car only and in your budget and requirement specified then check out Ford Figo Blu Petrol
This car although with 3 cylinder Petrol engine but has much lower engine NVH Levels
Ford Drive and Handling response is one among best
Good Build Quality and yes car is feature loaded with
> Touchscreen
> Adjustable Head restrainst in both Front and Rear
> Fog light in both Front and Rear
> Yes has rear deogger too
> Best in class safety features of 6 Airbags
> Very competitive after sales service cost
along with other lifestyle features including all essentials safety, convenience features

and yes space is marginally better than Volkswagen Polo
Only downside is that been average monthly running is on higher side so your running cost may be on slight higher note

Alternate Choice - Now in terms of requirement of 1500 Kms Monthly Usage
Thats slight a higher than average running and is important to own a car with good fuel efficiency too
Are you flexible to increase budget - if yes then Tata Altroz XM DIesel @ 7.55 Lakh Exshowroom (On Road at 9 Lakh) is a great choice with the fact that Tata Cars improved a lot and
> Altroz signature performance is in 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine which is performance oriented
> Very Spacious
> Yes Immaculate ride and handling experience, feels better than any other premium hatch (almost close to levels of Polo)
and yes 5 Star Build Quality

However, rear seat headrest is fixed. Fog Lights can be fitted at dealer end and no defogger.
Only thing is that you have to increase budget to 9 Lakh, but considering fact on near best high fuel efficiency - this would entail lower running cost of car.

So, make a choice
> Yes Figo Blu Petrol is a great car and almost meeting all requirement
> Alternatively, if also want to give focus on lower running cost then Tata Altroz XM Diesel can also be considered in (may not match in feature list but has in all for safety, handing, space, fuel efficiency and a great value buy product)

Hope should help !!

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Snehal Tailor Accepted Answer
Dear sir kindly suggest best car under 6 to 6.50 lacs.

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