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Choosing between the Endeavour, Fortuner, Alturas, Superb and Mini Cooper convertible

21st Jun 2020 8:00 am

Advise on which of the shortlisted cars should I buy.

Which car should I buy in between the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, Skoda Kodiaq, Superb and Mini Cooper convertible?

Vishesh Kedia, Bengaluru

Firstly, we are wondering how a Mini Cooper convertible got onto your shortlist when you are mainly considering SUVs! So let’s address the Cooper first. This cheeky hatchback is good if you are going to be driving it yourself but it’s a bit of a waste as a daily driver in Bengaluru traffic and should be bought only if you have a great place to drive to on a weekend.

The Superb, which is the only sedan in your shortlist, is ideal if your usage is mainly in town and you are chauffeur driven. Coming to the SUVs, it only makes sense to look at them if you are regularly driving out of town and travel with luggage and lots of people. The Endeavour, which has been upgraded with a new engine and a 10-speed automatic gearbox, is the one we would pick. It is more comfortable, more premium and better value than the others. The Skoda Kodiaq is worth considering too but there’ no diesel on offer and you’ll have to wait to consider a BS6 petrol.

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