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    Thread: Confused in buying a Car-Hyundai Santro Zip plus/drive or Maruti Zen or Maruti Esteem

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      Confused in buying a Car-Hyundai Santro Zip plus/drive or Maruti Zen or Maruti Esteem

      Hello Gear Heads,

      Im back again for some expert advice

      Im planning to buy a car with after a long wait, but the budget is only within 1.3lakhs . I understand that we have fewer options for that price range.

      Also this is going to be my first car. I dont drive rash or rally on the streets but I travel a lot- so Im looking out for a car which suits my needs.
      I needed a vehicle that gives good mileage, better resale value, decent performance, and spares need to be affordable and also adds a little image.

      I have shortlisted - and Im confused

      1.Hyundai Santro Zip plus or Zip drive
      2.Maruti Zen (The old one) and
      3.Maruti Esteem- 1996 and above because if the 1.3l engine.

      Please suggest me. Also help me if there are better choices available.

      Thank You in advance.

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      The Esteem fits the bill. Also has a boot, probably will make your travels a bit more sweeter.
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      i did n't even read completely.. straight voted for esteem
      where are you from.. for around 1.3 lacs you might get better [read newer] esteem. ofcourse price also depends on the condition of the car.

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      esteem since it goes cheaper than a zen or santro and maintenance remains the same for all 3. and u get a bonus boot, 1.3 engine and hi-speed stability.

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      bhpistorqintorpm-Im from Bangalore.... Yes- I guessed all replies would be for esteem for better cornering, maneuverability, and speed. and a BIG plus is the BOOT... So, Gearheads,,, Please do let me know if there is anyone here or anywhere selling the same.......and THank You all for replying... THIS website is far better than facebook....

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      Mileage,image,low cost of maintenance and low purchase costs - the Esteem fits the bill purrfect.

      I think you should be able to land a 2001/2002 model fairly comfortably , even with Bangy's inflated pre-owned car prices.

      Just get the underbody checked for corrosion - the area below the front struts , to make sure you don't end up with some body issues.

      Even if you get a well maintained carb Esteem of 1999/2000 vintage go ahead

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      sanu916 .. please check on click.in and sulekha.com . you might find some surprisingly good examples!!
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      against santro zip plus, they all had suspension issues just after 3-4years, rust issues on the rear hatch door.. Trust me I owned one..

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      Rust> santro (door/floor/bay)> esteem (floor/runningboard)>zen (behind bumpers).
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      suspension issues
      Like what?

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      Quote Originally Posted by agn View Post
      Rust> santro (door/floor/bay)> esteem (floor/runningboard)>zen (behind bumpers).
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      springs broken, oil seals ruptured... and what not, we spent the most in our old santro on suspension repairs.. sucked.. it was a 2002 zip plus..
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