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Buying a new affordable hatchback

10th Dec 2020 2:19 pm

I have shortlisted the Maruti Wagon R, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro as my options. I'm looking for a car for my daily use and for making trips to my home town of Satpura.

I can’t decide between buying the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Renault Kwid and the Hyundai Santro. I need the car for my daily office commute as well as for travelling to my hometown in Satpura, one of the hilly regions. I want a car within Rs 5 lakh that is safe to drive in the ghats, and is good for bad roads and long trips. It should also have a strong build.

Shivani Yadav, Gandhinagar

We would choose the WagonR for several reasons. Firstly, it has the strongest engine, which is a big help in hilly regions where you need all the power you can get. The ride isn’t as good as the Kwid’s but the Wagon R tackles bad roads quite well and feels fairly stable at high speeds.

The Santro feels the most planted and solid, but overall, the Wagon R is the nicest car to drive. Also, in your region, Maruti’s service network has an edge.

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