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      VW polo or Ford Ikon or i20

      Hello ,
      Well am planning to buy a car by a week or two . Am a medico student in chennai so I will be using the car just to go to college. Am currently owning a Pulsar 220. Currently my dad owns a Swift . I really like the driving pleasure in swift so looking for a car comparable to swift.
      Shortlisted VW Polo , Ikon , i20 cause it came in my price range .
      VW Polo Trendline 1.2 P :
      + New car and its from volkswagen
      + Reviews say its sturdy and reliable
      + gear shift was awesome and the ride was very smooth
      - Interiors seems solid but kinda boring
      - Feels kind of less powered in the TD when compared to swift

      Ikon 1.3:
      + I just like it cause it was the cheapest sedan i could find
      + Feel of a having a big car
      * Didnt have a TD but just checked it out
      - Seems a little less spacious when compared to the other cars
      - No power windows in basic model

      i20 Magna:
      + Interiors look really good
      + Good legspace in rear
      - Read reviews that handling isnt that good at higher speeds

      Am confused between these three cars . Will be using the car just for going from home to college and back home and maybe few outings. Wont be taking on regular long drives . I usually drive little faster than normal and kind of inclined towards snob value . Parents saying Ikon is kind of old model and Polo is a brand new car . Will be helpfull if people can tell about the ride quality and handling in ikon and i20 compared to polo.

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      Don't think most petrol cars can give the driving bliss a petrol Swift does. That engine is rev happy and no other engine can come close to it in the current generation of cars.

      Among the ones you have listed, I would prefer the Polo. Fresher design, being a VW maintainance could be expensive.
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      Drove the polo some time back.Every thing is as expected,but its heavily underpowered,will be frustating in the city.Stick to i20.

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      since ill be driving short distance , a petrol will do fine

      how is the pick up and drive in i20 when compared to polo... better or dull or same ..

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      Dull i would say ,one of my friend is a big time polo fan and is waiting from when i dont know ,he too gave a thumbs down after driving it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post22762.html#p22762
      frankenstein ยป Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:22 pm[/url]]Dull i would say ,one of my friend is a big time polo fan and is waiting from when i dont know ,he too gave a thumbs down after driving it.
      its a 3 cylinder. howz the NVH?

      i'll be watching this comparo closely coz I'm planning on changing my car as soon as I get back.
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      I ve driven both cars i would suggest you to do the same but my preference is the i20 , its much more responsive and better to drive than the polo the ikon is a really old car no point in considering it.
      *Looks wise the polo is better looking
      *equipment wise both have the same features
      *interior the polo has better quality
      *engine wise i20 is any day better
      *i20 has more space

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      Any GHs got a chance to test drive POLO Petrol? I want to test drive one but I am not getting a chance.

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