Hi All, Need an advice here. My brother is looking for a car, and it is completely on me to decide . 1st thing is 1st, I'm consciously avoiding FIAT (even though we have 4 Punto's and 1 Linea in our family) for obvious reasons. If FIAT had a better presence, then it should have been 6th FIAT in our family. But no, this time strict NO. (even I dropped Punto to TJet upgrade plan) We have short listed TATA Nexon P XZ+ and i20 D Asta (no Nexon Diesel, as it is 1.04lacs costlier than petrol). His monthly usage is generally in petrol category. I try to put few points here, Nexon P XZ+: ------------ - New breed, new generation, new style for TATA car with huge improvements overall - be it ride, handling, gear shifts,clutch, features etc. - TATA service (in Bangalore its generally good) is bit cheaper than Hyundai (according to data I gathered from my friends). - Excellent ICE. Difinetely lot better than Hyundi (my personal openion). - 3 driving modes are really usefull (kind of new) feature - Good ground clearence (matters for us) - claimed mileage - 14kmpl - test drove both Petrol and Diesel back to back. Even though Diesel rocks, Petrol is no-less fun either. - Styling hit or miss- but we like it anyway. - OTR - 10.45lacs (no bargain) - Decision from the heart. i20 D Asta: Not much to add as everyone aware ------------ - Overall felt premium than Nexon. - better after sale/service network. - Good diesel engine driveability. - service costs might be higher, but has better reach. - Face lift on the way. - OTR ~ 10.18 lacs (can bargain for year end discounts) - decision from the head. least bothered things: ------------------------- - petrol or diesel - monthly running is in Petrol category - resale value , as we intent to keep it for at least 6 years. - mileage (for occational long trip, we don't mind burning pocket). - Safety (as both are adequately loaded) Here my worry is, if his usage is like mine (53k in 8 years), that mean car would be idle for most of the time. How good is it for Diesel cars? Also by default Diesel service cost is bit higher than Petrol. Other car considered was Polo TDI, but its maintenance cost is pretty high. Also Ameo which is much powerful, is bit cheaper than Polo TDI, but we don't like its looks. So decided not to consider VW. And thats all, - i'm not looking for any other brand/car. BTW, i'm using 8 years old Punto 1.4. Its running as good as ever, currently i don't have any intention to change. If I want , then somehow I'l stretch my budget and go for COMPASS. I never had dilemma like this, even purchasing for myself. (for me it was either Punto or no, 8 years back ). So I need opinions here. Thanks in advance Mods: Please move it to appropriate section.