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