Let’s take the mileage part of your question first, as it’s easy to handle. Car manufacturers have to provide mileage figures for their car as per government mandate. These mileage figures are under test conditions and done by regulatory authority prescribed by the government. Mileage figures are termed as ARAI mileage and are measured in KMPL. Whilst real life mileage figures differ a lot from ARAI figures, but they can be used for comparison as they are all measured under almost similar test conditions.
ARAI Mileage (KMPL) Swift i20 Figo Micra
Petrol 18.6 18.5 15.6 18.06
Diesel 22.9 21.93 20.00 23.08
Your decision for a petrol or diesel car should be dependent or your monthly running. To come to a correct decision, calculate your cars expense over 3 years in terms of fuel cost for both petrol and diesel engines cars of same model add entry cost + additional EMI cost for diesel cars, If this figures exceeds total savings from diesel , then go for petrol engine car or else go for diesel.
Swift – Contemporary looks, great space, great resale value and Maruti Suzuki backed service reach and cost. However, there are just too many of them and over time if style becomes important buying factor, then it might lose out to i20.
i20 – Most stylish car on Indian road, offers more features for the same price vs a comparable car, high on safety. Hyundai enjoys almost as much love from Indian car buyers as Maruti. Initial lag in a diesel car could be its negative.
Figo – Great car to drive particularly the petrol version, however, not so contemporary looking. Perceived high maintenance cost could be a negative
Micra – Cute, very cute car, in style it could be ranked very close to the i20, those who own it are happy with its hassle free drive and good space. Low service reach and cost of spares could be an issue.
Comparison: New Figo vs Swift, December 25, 2015
VISITOR which is the best car Figo or Swift?
AGENT depends on your requirement...please share your top 3-4 expectation or criteria for this purchase
AGENT lets start with your running monthly average
VISITOR 30 kms daily
AGENT so we can do with petrol car
VISITOR Why not diesel
AGENT what else is your requirement so that we can help with comparison
AGENT for 30 average daily which translates to 900-1000 km monthly average it does not merit additional diesel model investment over petrol given that recovery of extra money we pay now will take much longer to recover
VISITOR Tell me more
AGENT Suzuki will have value for money advantage that Maruti brand has however you have so many Swifts already on the road
AGENT Ford is fun to drive and scores better on wheelbase which means more legroom for passengers however resale and overall cost of ownership would be higher
VISITOR What about used Swift
AGENT taking from certified seller or known user...should be good
AGENT you will get warranty and hence peace of mind. True value first choices are some you look at
AGENT Swift has been the most successful brand for Maruti with great ownership experience
AGENT today’s cars have fairly decent engine life for longer running
AGENT just follow steps we shared earlier
Comparison: New Figo vs Bolt vs Punto Evo, December 16, 2015
VISITOR I am planning to buy a new car but confused which one to buy
AGENT Okay! What are those cars?
VISITOR I have shortlisted few but when I see the reviews again got confused
VISITOR Tata Bolt
VISITOR Fiat Punto
VISITOR Or if you can suggest something better in this range
AGENT What are your parameters of comparison?
VISITOR Looking for petrol car
VISITOR I am looking for personal use
VISITOR And the running is not very high
VISITOR Monthly is I think 200
VISITOR Or may be less
AGENT Buying petrol version is a good decision then
VISITOR Can u please guide me which one to buy
AGENT Lets talk about the space of the car first you’ve mentioned above, the Bolt is the widest and tallest, but short in length compared to the Punto Evo.
VISITOR Ok so if I ask which one is the best with a good resell value, average and overall good
AGENT Engine: Punti Evo goes on the top, smooth ride quality, durable and powerful engine
AGENT Build Quality Again Punto Evo, sturdy body structure
VISITOR Ok, any other cars?
AGENT what is your budget?
VISITOR Close to 5 lakhs
VISITOR And now in December there are good scheme so I can save money as well
AGENT Ford Figo, Grand i10
VISITOR So out of these 4 can u please let me know which one on top
VISITOR And which one should I buy
VISITOR And which is all over good
AGENT We cannot say which car is best. No car is going to be perfect in all sense. The Ford Figo is the newest car here, and though it looks attractive. Furthermore, Figo is the best-built car here. It has a toughness none of the other cars in its class can match. We’ve seen so many Hyundai car designs. So, look wise, i would go with Ford Figo. Space: the Ford also has plenty of space on the inside compared to others. While the Bolt feels wider at the front and the Hyundai has a fraction more legroom,
VISITOR Ok and what about the performance
AGENT Performance Grand i10, Smooth on roads, even while cornering and good mileage
VISITOR Ok Cool