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      Which sub 7L Automatic car??

      Hey guys,

      So my 2007 swift finally decided that it has had enough torture and finally gave up on me yesterday after having done 1.4L Km

      I need help choosing a new car to do daily up down of about 70 Km or an annual 20K km. My budget is 7L, can be increased ever so slightly if required.

      Things that matter:
      1)Car must last for at least 5 years, so 1L km with reasonable maintenance costs.
      2)Car must have automatic transmission.
      3)Descent A.S.S in Delhi


      Things that DO NOT matter:
      1)New or Used ( I am open to the idea of a slightly used car)
      2)Fuel: Diesel or petrol, does not matter.
      3)Brand value: As long as it wont leave me stranded on the side of the road, i dont care what badge the car wears.
      4) Hatch or sedan: Again, car will never have more than 2 occupants.
      5)Power: Can be a slouch or a rocket, will always be driven sedately and below 60.



      So with these set of requirements which cars would you suggest and why?

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      No new or slightly used diesel AT's are not available at 7lakhs. Your options are new A star AT,i10 AT, Dzire AT , slightly used Honda City AT&i20 AT.


      Quote Originally Posted by RodeoSport View Post
      car will never have more than 2 occupants, will always be driven sedately and below 60.
      I think you don't need any sedan. A fully loaded hatch back like i10 Asta AT is the best car for your needs.

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      If you can wait till Deepawali the Brio AT is almost certain to be released.
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      I have the AStar AT ..
      Love the car but if you can wait then wait it out for brio a/t and see how that is.. i think its best to go for hatchback

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      Used Honda Civic could come in the price range ?
      List of things that do not matter gives you broader options. But as such options with AT cars are limited in our country so far.

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      Agree. The number of ATs on Diesels can be easily counted on the finger of one hand. I was in a dilemma for replacement for my Santro - no three cylinder engines, and no old 3+1 type ATs. The i20 is a 3+1 and with the Gamma engine you are lucky to get 8kpl. To my surprise the Dzire AT is also a 3+1.

      Fortunately, I learnt about the forthcoming Brio AT, which was also tweeted by Hormazd and confirmed by the GM of the local dealership. So I am waiting.
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      Quote Originally Posted by shyamhegde View Post
      List of things that do not matter gives you broader options.
      Yes I know they increase my options, but the AT thing almost totally negates all the things that do not matter.
      sgiitk Did you manage to ask the GM of the dealership about the approximate pricing?
      Waiting till Diwali might be a hard thing to do, lets see if the mech can do some cheap repairs to make it last till then.
      shyamhegde I dont have too much experience with the civic, but from what Ive heard ( could be totally wrong) is that the suspension setup is not that great and the car starts needing suspension work at around 50k.
      The City AT seems to be the best fit that I have been able to find till now.

      There is also a 2007 Nissan Teana that is slightly out of my budget @ 8.9L and has only run 25k. Is it worth it to extend my budget for it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by RodeoSport View Post
      There is also a 2007 Nissan Teana that is slightly out of my budget @ 8.9L and has only run 25k. Is it worth it to extend my budget for it?
      Good car, but the maintenance costs will be an issue. Also, it would be too big for the purposes you have listed.

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      Used Corolla AT will be the best option and you can get a neat car in your budget
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      camchennai the newest one I can find is a 2006 and it already has 45K on the odo. Now I know that Toyota makes reliable cars but by the time I am done with the car it will be a 12 year old ar and have 2L km on it.
      I am a bit skeptical about it being that well built.
      It is much easier on the wallet @4.5 L though, so that might be something to consider.

      My mother also asked me a valid question a couple of mins ago, does it make sense for me to retain the Swift and just get a new engine, denting painting and replace the suspension? This would set me back by 2-3 L or more?
      Only disadvantage is that the swift is not an AT.

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