Confused between the Tata Tigor & Altroz

As both of our cars are above 10 years of age and because of the present awareness for safer cars, we want to replace any one of the two with a safe car for highways.

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One of my favorite thread here is GTO’s and we seriously follow it to the brim.

Infact, the longest running car in the house is our 15 year old Wagon R F10D that we are still thinking of retaining. After all, it was my Grandfather’s car. In average, we keep our cars for atleast 10 years before thinking of changing it.

Background

Maruti WagonR F10D

It’s a 2006 WagonR Lxi F10D run 65,000 kms till date. It’s fitted with 4 door Power Windows, Central locking and gear lock from RD, Sony single din Stereo, 2 Sony 4-inch coaxial and 2 Sony 6x9s.

Parts changed till date are Brake booster with master cylinder, rear shock absorbers with bushes, front struts and stabilizer bar bushes in 2018. Heck, we changed the original clutch last week after 15 years of usage. All the parts are changed from Maruti True Value outlet.

Parts that require changes are steering box bushes, front suspension arm, sump and engine cover/head gasket and a few rust spots under the engine bay. Also, the registration is to be renewed next month.

Hyundai i10

It’s a 2009 i10 Era Irde run 81,000 km. Only accessories fitted are central locking from the showroom and Sony single din stereo with Sub-woofer control, 2 Pioneer Coaxial upfront and 2 Sony Coaxial at the back.

Parts changed till date are water pump twice in 2015 and 2019, clutch set in 2017. All the works are done from Hyundai service center. It also had a full body repaint (except roof and boot door) in November because of a small accident and several old scratches all around.

The only repair pending is steering box bushings that needs to be changed and is still pending for over 3 years as ASS is not providing steering box rebuild. I have got the bushes from Boodmo for Rs.588 and will get it done from Mahindra First Choice next month.

Reason for change

As both of our cars are above 10 years of age and because of the present awareness for safer cars, we want to replace any one of the two with a safe (at least 4 Star rating) car for highways and the other one will be retained for city duties and errands.

Upgrade Criteria

  • Must have at least 4-star GNCAP rating.
  • Standard Safety features of 2 Airbag, ABS, EBD etc.
  • Ex-showroom price of 6 lakhs
  • 4 Power Windows
  • Good sounding stock stereo (Touch Screen is not a must) with 4 speakers
  • Good rear seat space and a generous boot.

Cars shortlisted

Tata Tigor XM

It was our first choice and we have almost finalized the booking for this in white color but it all changed after having a test drive of the Altroz. The XM have all the features that we need, only thing that will be missed is remote central locking that we can have as a genuine accessories (Rs.4,000) from the dealership. Also, the initial pickup is felt a little bit better in this than the Altroz.

Tata Altroz XE Rhytm

It was never in our thought as we were thinking of a compact sedan, but once I test drove it back to back after the Tigor, I was blown away by the space and premium feel. Also, the insulation and high speed stability is better in this it seems. Now the variant that I want is XM+ but its way out of our budget. We can easily stretch to XM variant but it doesn’t make sense paying 60K more over XE Rhythm only for rear power windows (which hardly cost 7000-8000 from genuine accessories), Electric adjust for the ORVMs and rear parcel tray (Rs.1700 from genuine accessories) and that too with 2 less speakers and no remote central locking. Whereas XE Rhythm is providing 4 speakers and remote flip key.

Request your valuable suggestions on which of our existing rides should be exchanged and for which TATA car.

Thanks to DevOnWheels once again! Check out BHPian comments for more insights & information.

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