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  3. Tuesday, June 08 2021
Sir, presently I own a POLO diesel Comfortline, 2013 registration, 2012 manufacturing. Due to NGT ruling for diesel vehicles, I need to buy a Car. Since as of now my monthly use is between 600-800 kms, with 50% on highway drive.

I am confused, whether to buy Tiago new or from Spinny like portals, where 2018/19 models with 15-25K run are available within 4-5L. Other thought I am having is, if in future, my monthly run increases, should I buy a CNG compatible vehicle like Amaze from Spinny like portal that is again available at 4-5 L. Thinking of Amaze because, of built quality better than of Maruti and some boot space available after CNG cylinder installation.

Also, suggest How can I avail unbiased, thorough test and assessment services of used vehicle before finalizing the deal.
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Hi Akash,

First of all as you driving in car like Polo Diesel, owing car like Tiago Petrol would just make you feel like 2 segment down
> First of all transformation from Diesel to Petrol
> Secondly, Tiago Petrol Engine is quiet average in performance

Having said same, if you seek car in budget price of 4 Lakh to 5 Lakh - going ahead with second hand car is definite a better scenario with plethora of choices.

Honda Amaze definite is a better choice, but from CNG Perspective - performance would be deteriorated
Also, the used car market as we understand with respect to Owner who retro fit CNG in Car by spending in Rs 40,000 or so - do it to own car for slight long term perspective. Objective is to enjoy lower running cost for a sufficient period - atleast 4 to 5 years horizon

But, if you getting retro CNG equipped Cars on sale in used car market wherein CNG was fitted within 2 years - there is high probability that CNG Compatibility issues are there. So best to avoid in those

Having same same - if you still seek CNG Equipped car - i suggest to check out Maruti Ertiga CNG which was well available in 1.4 Litre K Series engine and flip down 3rd row and use it as spacious 5 seater with space left for boot. Also, car build although not great, but well good - this car scored 4 star in ASEAN NCAP.

Else It would rather be better to go in for a well maintained Petrol Engine Car and install in Sequential Kit by yourself from government retro fit center on own.

For Used Car Inspection
I suggest to check these 2 videos

Should give you fair idea on inspection end on own.

Hope should help !!

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