May 28, 2024

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Buying my last diesel car before going electric: 320d, Jetta or others

Buying my last diesel car before going electric: 320d, Jetta or others

I currently have a Vento TSI AT and am hunting for utilised automobile options underneath Rs 14 lakh.

BHPian Jangra not too long ago shared this with other lovers.

My to start with diesel car was Getz CRDi in 2008. A 110 horses pocket rocket price me Rs 5.75 lacs. I believe that it was the most fun-to-push auto I’ve at any time owned. Thanks to relocation, I experienced to market and continue to really feel negative and miss out on her.

In 2010, acquired a Swift Vdi owing to its attractiveness, having said that, ongoing to skip the 110-horse punch of my Getz. But it experienced unmatched trustworthiness and exceptional drivability. Did a couple of cross-country excursions and was my every day driver for a 100 km/working day office environment commute.

In the same yr owing to the require of owning 2 cars and trucks, purchased Figo 1.4 TDCi Titanium which like other individuals have stated in the forum, has a managing capability like go-carts, and from the inside, it was ahead of its time. In that spending budget in 2010, in-created Bluetooth, 2 airbags, and Abs had been a rear feature.

In any case, I relocated to the US in 2012 and experienced to market one auto and resolved to offer the Swift because I wanted my mother and father to push the car or truck with Ab muscles and airbags.

Relocated again to India in 2016 and right after substantially investigate on Crew-BHP, acquired a Vento TSI AT. It served me as a dependable caretaker and gave me the pleasure of driving in daily traffic. It was my initially time proudly owning an Automated and quickly following I was a transform. It truly is been seven a long time considering that I own my Vento and I adore its sporty motor and gearbox that can make my commute enjoyable and seamless.

In any case, the put up is not about the heritage of my car or truck garage, I all of a sudden have an itch to own a diesel pleasurable equipment when I continue to can. My needs are just 3:

  1. Ought to be a great deal extra exciting to drive than Vento TSI
  2. Need to be equally trusted if not a lot more
  3. Do not want to expend about 14 lakhs for an upgrade (like the Vento exchange)

My recent research obtained me shut to 3 choices:

VW Jetta / Skoda Octavia

Considering that there is Skoda Kodiaq in my garage, not keen on purchasing a different Skoda. Saw a number of Jettas previously and none were taken care of even near to how my Vento is. That 7-yr-outdated (2016) Jettas (with 55-66k on odo) appears like in their 12+. Disgrace! Sure, I know that one detailing will sort all the dirt and hairline scratches, but two Jettas refused to crank up to lifetime seamlessly – I experienced to try 5-6 times just about every time to switch the engine on, and the preliminary vibration and sounds of the commence-up did not inspire self esteem. The vendor talked about that it is standard with the Diesel Motor. Whilst I have never owned a Diesel auto for far more than 2 many years, can a person shed some gentle if that is typical, what could be the difficulty and is it an high-priced affair to restore? If not a pricey affair, may possibly pursue this choice.

This is the most gentle on pocket and doable solution as I may well have to just commit 3-4 lacks above my Vento to upgrade to Jetta – although Octavia would be about 6-7 lakhs above my Vento for pre-2016 Diesel Automatic selection

BMW 320d (2013-2015)

Possibilities with >50k km on the ODO: Though lots of of you may possibly suggest in opposition to it, a new post from Tuffenberg has influenced some self-assurance.

There are a lot of alternatives for 320d in the 13-16 lakhs assortment. The only reservation I have is “The Unknowns”. Yes, I will comply with the use motor vehicle checklist but an 8 to 9-calendar year-previous machine is a lot more than 50 percent its everyday living. And it could be an costly affair to retain, and modify pieces thanks to wear and tear. But the pleasurable-to-travel ingredient I consider could overcompensate.

Do practically nothing

Carry on with my Vento for the next 3 yrs, and improve to electric. I have knowledgeable the torque of an EV and I agree that it is appreciably better than that of Diesel OR Petrol in their cost selection. Even though this solution will will need me to wait for 3 yrs, the impatient little one in me will hassle me every day pushing me to improve now. Effectively, Is XUV 400 any much better, and is value placing it in this article together with solutions 1 & 2? I truly feel the interiors of the XUV 400 just really don’t justify the top quality, but my solutions are open.

Wild card Entry

Sonet Diesel AT – Decent torque of a diesel, mileage of a diesel, loaded with bells and whistles of the latest technology, won’t be able to go completely wrong with the new car or truck.

What do you think?

Here is what GTO had to say on the make any difference:

I would not typically endorse more mature German luxury automobiles, but considering that you are perfectly-versed in European vehicle ownership:

  • BMW 320d
  • Go big or go household! BMW 530d. Several superior to terrific illustrations are offered in the 15 – 25 lakh variety. If it is really going to certainly be your past diesel, why not buy the greatest Diesel AT mixture on the earth? Belief me, that 6-cylinder motor with the snappy ZF 8-velocity will have you grinning like a mischievous youngster. In this article is a sample listing to tempt you – go & cut price, no way he is obtaining this price tag. This white one would be my major decide. Right here is a person with increased working and is a typical 12 – 14 lakh car or truck.
  • Mercedes E350. Another 6-cylinder beast and again, numerous superior automobiles in the 15 – 25 lakh vary. A certified car, really don’t sweat way too a lot above the mileage if it has been preserved immaculately.
  • As TSI_FTW reported, a used Compass 2. Diesel will be a somewhat safer / newer get. That engine + 6-speed MT & tank-like create and steadiness are enjoyable on the open up street. As a DSG owner, I don’t feel you’ll be ready to are living with the Compass’ computerized gearbox.

Stick to our applied vehicle checklist (which include assistance history, checking past insurance policies claims and so forth.) to the T and you should be all right. There are a lot of A+ impartial garages in Bombay to help you maintain your vehicles (I go to Redline Autohaus & Sunil Shanbagh for my automobiles).

Here’s what BHPian Shreyfiesta had to say on the make a difference:

I propose you acquire the 3 Series route. The F30 generation provides a uncommon blend of practicality, consolation and general performance. There are plenty of examples readily available in the used car or truck market place and at latest costs, it is a single of the best deals. 320d’s 4-pot diesel offers the right equilibrium in between overall performance and practicality, but this motor appears unusually loud by premium motor vehicle standards. A very simple remap on the 320d will take you perfectly into 530d general performance territory. Pre-LCI 320d has difficulties with camshaft tensioners and chains, this is identifiable by a ringing sounds from the motor. Publish-2016 facelift automobiles occur with improved suspension and steering, but it is really not feasible to uncover such LCI vehicles in your price range. Apart from these, there are a several common 3 Sequence niggles like steering knock issues, wheel velocity sensors, sticky door handles, etc.

Here is what BHPian Shreyans_Jain experienced to say on the make a difference:

I drive a diesel handbook Compass as my each day and also have a Vento TSi, as perfectly as Kodiaq TSi in the family. As fantastic as the Compass is, it is bought practically nothing on the Vento for every day town driving, with the weighty and aggressive clutch vs the brilliance of the DSG. And out on the highway, while it absolutely improved than 9 out of 10 vehicles, Kodiaq transpires to be that 1 exception. Compass handles superior than the Kodiaq, but the huge Skoda is not far at the rear of. It is similarly stable and is in simple fact punchier and extra refined. So, it is lose-lose both way with the superb two automobiles you previously have.

My recommendation will be to keep on to your cars and trucks for now, perhaps commit in phase 1 remap for both equally. Toss in an audio update for the Vento as properly, that need to choose treatment of your new car itch. I see it greatest that this dialogue be revisited just after a pair of decades, with a greater spending plan and many extra EV solutions to opt for from.

This is what BHPian vredesbyrd had to say on the make a difference:

I would say F30 320d. Excellent handler and reasonably reputable. Oh, and the engine is awesome much too.

But if you are placing it as “My Final Diesel”, may possibly as effectively advise you raise your funds a tiny and attempt for a 2013-14 F10 530d.

Test out BHPian feedback for far more insights and info.