Year 2001, our family's first car : Fiat Uno Trends diesel. I use to sit on the passenger seat as I didn't knew four wheeler driving. Year 2003. One day I got engaged with my then fiancee now better half. Next day She called up me to see her as she wanted to talk. By then, I had 2km experience of driving a four wheeler independently. I took out the car and drove down in the heart of Pune (a total of 30 km drive). Then I brought my wife to my home in the same car next month after the marriage. My only grouse against UNO was low GC and poor and costly ASS. Once oil sump broke due to GC leading to expenses equal to my monthly salary. So I decided to sell it with 1L km on odo pathetic resale value. And I decided not to buy a fiat car unless they come up with improved GC. Then we bought WagonR BS 2,Indigo LS diesel, WagonR BS 3, Then came the time to replace the Manza. I liked Linea, as I got see few plying on the road. On internet, I came to know that GC was still poor and underbody getting scraped on bumps. Hence settled down with Tata Manza on the pretext of the engine being same. Nov 14 ; Manza completed 85 kkm, And since 70kkm it started incurring additional ASS expenses @Rs 6 k /month on things such as timing chain, pretentioner, clutch, suspension over routine maintenance. Also tyres and battery replacement was due. So I thought, it is better to replace the car with new one, spending on EMI rather than the ASS of Manza. Requirements : My father's WagonR is due for replacement next year. So I had opportunity to try combinations and permutations of new duo of the cars(one 5+ seater and other one 4 seater) . So in other words I wanted to purchase one apple and one orange and only question remained to be answered was what first. BUT first car had to be diesel as my monthly running is 2k km. Also, running involves all kind of roads especially those full of pot holes and speedbreakers and our farms . Hence tolerable GC was a requirement. Budget :8.5L to 10 L max. Cars TD : FORD Ecosport : liked everything except the butt jarring ride quality on bad roads. Also read a ownership review on other forum where owner's mother was complaining that why the ride comfort seems to be of a used car? Oh! I forgot to mention the price hikes announced regularly by the fords when there is slack in Indian automobile bussines. Skoda Rapid : Liked everything except 1)Although on paper it is 250 Nm torque, didn't felt it practically.At the beginning of TD, the TD executive said that usually customers get a scary feel during TD due to more torque and BHP as compared to competition. But at the end of TD she said that she herself got scared, such was the energy and enthusiasm applied while testing her (Skoda rapid). 2)cost of spares (almost 1 and half times more than the competition) and horror stories of Skoda ASS. Don't know why only Skodas are refraining from localisation of spare part production when all other automakers are doing it on priority basis.? Reynault Duster : Looks never attracted me. Ingress and egress was not as comfy as Terrano. Also felt some headache during ride on the passenger seat (probably marginal body roll or marginally soft suspension) Nissan Terrano : Felt in love with her. All the drawbacks of the Duster were conspicuous by their absence in the Terrano. Only problem was Top end diesel was costing 2 L above my budget. --- Double Post Merged, Feb 2, 2015 --- Friends, accidentally I pressed the submit button on tapatalk before spell check and before I could compose the full post. Also edit time is over now. Anyways, I will post remaining part ASAP.