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  1. Aadhithya Raju
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Saturday, July 16 2022
Hi sir,

I am planning to purchase a car and it will be my first car. Hence requesting your help to choose the right car.

Below is my requirement,


· Looking for a Hatch or Compact SUV with Automatic transmission. Preferably Compact SUV.

· Looking for an Easy Steering car (Shoulders shouldn’t get strained).

· Looking for a safe car as I will be travelling with family(4 People).

· Looking for a reliable engine and planning to use it for at least 10 Years.

· Looking for a less maintenance car.



Safety features are important and gimmick features are not important.

I have got foot drop (Weakness in my left leg), Hence only for Automatic cars.

I am 6 feet tall, Monthly running in City is 200KM and on the highway it is 500KM. Just looking for a safe & reliable car which can be used for 10 years. Budget Max 11L. Please help me by suggesting a good car.

Also, it is possible to suggest some car which should be easy to drive for my wife so that she can support me in driving.

Not looking for Tata Cars as the engine is not reliable.

Please suggest and based on the response I will ask more questions if I get.



Regards,

Aadhithya
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Dear Aadhithya,

Greetings !!
As i gone through your requirement, only 1 car which nearly meets in all need is existing Urban Cruiser Mid Automatiic with reasons

Pros
> 4 Star Safety Rated Car and proven by Global NCAP with Stable Structure and comes with impeccable reliability and peace of mind ownership with superior after sales service experience from Toyota

> Comfort Oriented Suspension, will admire to the comfort even if driven on slight bad roads to clear at ease (although rear seat recline angle is slight upright)

> Although its a 4 speed Automatic and on papers looks like outdated (with fact that New Brezza is 6 speed Automatic) but from real world experience stating
a) This 4 speed Automatic has no issues when driver like relaxed drive
b) If you press accelerator with gentle foot - be confident that this car will look super ease
c) Even with Smart Hybrid - one among the most fuel efficienct Automatic SUV Cars too

> Yes this car has light steering - you wont find much effort in turning car

> From Headroom perspective - will find ease of ingress and egress too

> Yes your better half will also experience ease of drive with an excellent all round visibility too with light steering.

> Also 1.5 Litre 4 cylinder Naturally aspirated Petrol Engine has good decent response at low end with relative smooth engine NVH

Cons
> Biggest con is plastic quality in interiors, outdated steering wheel, instrument cluster look, feels yester-year old car

> Been Ubran Cruiser now will be discontinued and be replaced with Urban Cruiser HYryder to be pitched as Hyryder - this car may lose on resale, but this does not hold much importance in your case if you plan to continue with next car for 10 yrs

> Slight Upright on Rear Seat Recline angle

> Not an enthusiastic or fun to drive car and for this reason on highway not recommended to cross 100 Kmph speed as handling may go for a toss beyond speed.

But this would be like ideal car for need

Important
Stock clearance going on at dealer showroom end, you need to approach for it real quick as Toyota has given target to clear inventory by July itself
But blessing in disguise is good offers which can be availed at dealer showroom end.

Am not aware of your location as road tax varies, but considering Delhi as base On road price after discounts will fall in 11 to 11.25 Lakh Budget (depening on exchange involved or not).

Suggest to experience this car on earliest and if satisfactory - book as stock depleting real fast,

Hope should help !!


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Hello Sir,

Thanks for the suggestion...Even i had same car in my mind but i was struck because its only 4AT and was not sure if it will be good in highway or not...

Based on the above points i have enquired about Urban Cruiser...Seems to be not available...Dealers itself not clear about the stocks...

Hence you can suggest some other car based on the requirement?.

It will be of great help...Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Aadhithya
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Hello Sir,

Thanks for the suggestion...Even i had same car in my mind but i was struck because its only 4AT and was not sure if it will be good in highway or not...

Based on the above points i have enquired about Urban Cruiser...Seems to be not available...Dealers itself not clear about the stocks...

Hence you can suggest some other car based on the requirement?.

It will be of great help...Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Aadhithya
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Hello Sir,

Thanks for the suggestion...Even i had same car in my mind but i was struck because its only 4AT and was not sure if it will be good in highway or not...

Based on the above points i have enquired about Urban Cruiser...Seems to be not available...Dealers itself not clear about the stocks...

Hence you can suggest some other car based on the requirement?.

It will be of great help...Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Aadhithya


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Hi Aadhithya Sahab,

Concern is not of 4 Speed Automatic. Pls read S Cross Automatic Owner Review - been both cars have similar 4 speed Automatic Transmission with our feedback is similar in response.

But If stock not available then its not going to get in to dealer, as model is getting axed from portfolio - you may check with Maruti Dealer if having old brezza Automatic in stock

Next Alternative
Honda Jazz CVT
Despite been a hatchback has one among best headroom in segment
CVT response is linear, stable cars with 4 star safety rating and with Honda revamped service schedule which is now once a year - service cost are reasonable too. Jazz is also declared as one among most stable car on highway drive,
For Highway usage you have Cruise control and occassional fun to override in manual way you get paddle shifters

Excellent all round visibility and decent features in Jazz Vx CVT makes it reasonable good proposition
However,
> AGain its not an enthu car, CVT in 1.2 Litre engine is best when driven in relaxed way
> Rear Seat Headrest are joke for anyone whos above 5'7"
> Seats are placed slight lower in driver side - so suggest to adjust same on higher up for tall person to get the feel from this car
> Future is bleak as Jazz Sales no where close to what there in I20, Baleno

But is certainly an impressive buy and close fit in your need, requirements. Have a test drive !!
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Hi Gagan sir/Admin,

Jazz back seat is really very funny and its nt good at all...for 11 lakhs car without headrest is like treating customers cheaply...Jazz will never be on my mind and also Honda will stop manufacturing Jazz soon...

1 Urban Cruiser is there but its already booked and showroom executive says that customer might cancel the bookings...If that happens then i can get...Its a High Varient...

Any other car you can suggest as i have less options...I think i should increase the budget without choice...

How about I20 IVT Asta(O) and how good it will be for Highway & safety i am not sure...But group clearence is better than Jazz...

Is it possible for you to suggest cars based on my requirement irrespective of budget i have mentioned...Based on that i will start taking test drive...

I think i am asking for more...Sorry for the inconvience but i want to take best so that i can use for 10 years...

Looking forward for positive response.

Regards.
Aadhithya
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Dear Aadhithya ji,

Hi. I20 is a low based seated car, not recommended for a taller person

If you are slight flexible on budget
> New Brezza Automatic - 10.96 Lakh to 13.8 Lakh

or

> Wait for Upcoming Hyryder / Grand Vitara - Automatic Trim can start from 13 Lakh

Some other options
1. MG Astor CVT is there at around 13.5 Lakh exshowroom - although a good choice for neutral drive with relaxed output but only big con is single digit mileage. Very low fuel efficiency in real world condition
2. XUv300 AMT - Now Petrol AMT is jerky, Diesel option is better but it wont be as low in maintenance and also cabin not as well insulated

Hope should help !!
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