Hi, My name is Rakesh Shetty from Mumbai.
I want to buy a new car in the price range 6-7 lacs. Can raise the budget if required. My choices in hatchback are Maruti Swift, Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. In sedan version it is the New Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent (All in petrol). It will be mostly city driving and occasionally outstation. Should be comfortable enough with good mileage. I don't want to go for the top end version I am confused which one should I go for. Please advise which one is better.
Also wanted to know about I should go for manual transmission or automatic transmission as I am a first time buyer.
It is normally said there is less fuel efficiency in automatic transmission as it consumes more fuel. Everyone specially the dealers are advising me to go for automatic version. Please advise.