Want to Buy a Sedan Car in 6.5 to 8 lakhs - Compare Vento, Dzire, Verna, Manza

New Dzire - White is forever. Photograph taken at the back of my house.
New Dzire - White is forever. Photograph taken at the back of my house. | Source
New Swift Dzire 2012 Silver color looks great. Picture taken in the front of my house.
New Swift Dzire 2012 Silver color looks great. Picture taken in the front of my house. | Source

Email Question: I have already bought Maruti Suzuki Swift VDI and planning to buy second car which should be a sedan and not hatchback. Both cars, Volkswagen Vento and Maruti Swift Dzire, are loaded with DOHC engines, but VW Vento’s base model ex-showroom starts at 7 lakhs and my selected model is costing 8.3 lakhs which is around 2.5 lakhs more than the Swift. Can anyone suggest me should I buy Volkswagen Vento, Swift Dzire, Fluidic Verna, or Tata Manza?

First of all, putting aside the comparison between the two, I think there is no point in having both Swift and Swift DZire. And based purely on this, I would advise you to buy Volkswagen Vento not even Verna or Manza.

Volkswagen Vento vs Swift Dzire

If you want to still compare all the cars, then first of all Volkswagen Vento Diesel has more vibes compared to a Swift Dzire Diesel. Maintenance wise, Swift Dzire is cheaper since it is a Maruti’s car. If you are not bothered about these factors, then go for the Vento since it is a more stable and well-built car considering the body quality of Maruti cars. Plus the features you get in VW are really different than Maruti. The only place where Maruti Suzuki scores big in this fight is the after sales. Volkswagen is nowhere near Suzuki when it comes to maintenance. If one was to compare the two, then Vento wins for me because it is from a higher segment and has higher performance figures, better features, and is generally a class above Swift Dzire in all aspects. So even though Vento is 2.5 lakhs dearer, I believe it is as much value for money than a DZire.

Delhi auto expo 2012 displaying Volkswagen Vento
Delhi auto expo 2012 displaying Volkswagen Vento | Source
Delhi auto expo 2012 displaying White colored Volkswagen Vento
Delhi auto expo 2012 displaying White colored Volkswagen Vento | Source
Swift Dzire Test Drive Vehicle - front view
Swift Dzire Test Drive Vehicle - front view | Source
Swift Dzire Test Drive Vehicle - side view
Swift Dzire Test Drive Vehicle - side view | Source
Hyundai Fluidic Verna white color. Picture taken in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
Hyundai Fluidic Verna white color. Picture taken in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad | Source
Tata Manza - red in color - picture taken in Indirapuram but the side view looks fine, the major dabba look comes from the front and rear and I hate that design. After all it does not look like a design. Tata its time to think over.
Tata Manza - red in color - picture taken in Indirapuram but the side view looks fine, the major dabba look comes from the front and rear and I hate that design. After all it does not look like a design. Tata its time to think over. | Source

Interestingly, Swift Dzire Vdi has got a little change over and new looks and people with budget in the range of 6 to 6.5 are buying it as I can see few new Dzire’s around my house. Photographs taken from the terrace of my house are attached here. Still VW Vento has its own charm. Vento is something different from the crowd but at a price.

Hyundai Verna Fluidic vs Swift Dzire

I have not driven this car but as per the reviews available on net about Verna Fluidic, the car struggles on highways for speed and also on vertical turns. It is only good in city traffic that too over 2500 rpm. Though it has been giving good looks and curves, its engine is not that powerful as what was expected. Although 1.6L 128 ps is real powerful as compared to any Swift, but actually when you drive on road you find the car struggling for power while overtaking, which is not an issue with Swift. This is also the same while you cruise over critical turns on roads.

Tata Manza

I don’t think this car is worth to buy. Tata cars are meant to run as commercial vehicles and are bought less for private use. Even the exteriors of Tata Manza and Indica do not come in any comparison with other cars around nowadays. Tata needs to change its philosophy of sticking with the tradition. After all, a person will not spend his hard earned money buying a “dabba” looking car.

So staying away from Tata Manza is a better option. Then, it is much much better to buy a Dzire which is the best in the range of 6 lakhs or more. Least but not last, you can take a test drive of all four cars and come to your own decision.

After you do this, take a print out of this article and compare with your driving and testing experience and you will come to the conclusion. There are several other things I wanted to write but cannot due to less time. Anyway, congratulations in advance for any car you buy.

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

That's a really pretty car - I have too many kids for it though:) lol. Great hub!


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello RealHousewife, thanks a lot for your visit and comment.


shaju.john 4 years ago

Tata Manza is not a dabba .Maruti vehicle are Dabba,Bubble,Tortoise and Box and even like Kisine peechese Lath Mara ho ! And most of its cars has no quality. Jan ki Khathra Hai . India me log islie kharid dhari karthe hei ki Maruthi vehicles are very cheap . But Manza has Quality on Exterior and Interior.And it has safety,comfert and everything is there.


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Okay Shaju. Great comment. Everyone has right to share their own views.


piyush 3 years ago

hey soni2006 such yaar maanza really cheap and dabba car & not compare to dzire dzire is primium sedan & better than maanza & maanza just like haati

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