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I am a doctor & want to buy an automatic mid-size sedan for city use in Lucknow where one has to shift gears a lot. I drive about 50 kms a day and do long drives 2-3 times a year. I have short-listed verna fluidic, chevy cruze, skoda laura, honda city & maruti sx4 in the order of their looks. First 3 are deisel, last 2 in petrol. I like the looks of the first 3 more than the last 2 so I am inclined towards them even more because they have deisel engines. My questions are:
1. Should I buy a petrol or a diesel vehicle given my mileage? I ask this in view of overall economy, comfort AND re-sale value.
2. I like the verna fluidic very much as its a stunner in looks, ideal in size & space and great in features and comfort too, but I am told that a 4-speed auto box is ancient technology and will give poor fuel economy and poor accelaration etc - is that true? How does it compare with the cruze AT gear-box? Is the difference significant? Which of these vehicles should one buy if there is no price constraint? I am a little less inclined towards the skoda as its more costly and doesnt seem to have anything extra over the cruze.
3. How do the engines of the verna AT, cruze AT and skoda laura AT compare?
4. Is there any other automatic vehicle that I should seriously consider and what are reasons for the same?
Thanks.
Dr.S.Hansraj,MS
  • 2308 day(s) ago by SANJIV HANSRAJ
Under: Hyundai Verna Fludic #Engine-related
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Hi,
Among the options mentioned, Cruze and Laura are much ahead in terms of power,feature and comfort levels.Considering overall parameters and options mentioned, Chevrolet Cruze AT version would be the best selection.Recommended to test drive the same.
 

Posted: 2307 day(s) ago


Vijay Vikram Singh
TVS Motor
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Hi,
I have zeroed on Verna Fluidic, but am confused between the diesel or petrol version. I do around 1000 km monthly in city. The reason for going for Petrol despite the petrol prices going up is the fact that
1.Diesel vehicle is costly.
2.Maintenance is high
3.Resale is not good.
Am i justified in thinking that Petrol is still a better option if I look at the overall cost.
Thanks and Regards,
Vijay Vikram Singh
 

Posted: 2299 day(s) ago


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