Car and bike questions? We have the answers
I cannot decide whether I should buy the Scorpio mHawk or the earlier version with the 2.6-litre CRDe engine. The mHawk’s sole variant is out of my budget. When does Mahindra plan to introduce cheaper variants with the new engine? Should I delay my purchase for it? Will the CRDe become outdated soon and affect my car’s maintenance and resale value?Sylvia Dsouza
The mHawk engine has better refinement, performance and fuel efficiency compared to the CRDe. Also, since it is a new-generation engine, maintenance and longevity should be better, along with the resale value. Yes, the VLX is priced on the higher side. Mahindra’s lower-spec model of the mHawk is on the way. But we are not sure of the time.
Will the new Corolla get a diesel version? Is it worth waiting for?Jai Sharma
The new Corolla is expected in August 2008, but the diesel option is unlikely to arrive before 2009. It’s a completely different car from the existing Corolla and looks like a mini Camry. If you can wait till August, it is worth waiting for to see how it is priced and how it performs against the Civic.
Want to know your opinion opinion about the new Indigo CS LS (Diesel). Is it worth buying? My budget is Rs 5 lakh.Pradeep K Ghosh
The Indigo CS is excellent value for money and one of the best packages in the Tata range. There is sufficient boot space and passenger room is as generous as a regular indigo. At its price, you can’t go wrong, even if you have to live with teething problems that are typical of a Tata car.
I own a 1989 Maruti 800. Till now I have had no problems. But I plan to buy a new car. It should have good mileage, be easy to maintain, and have good fuel economy. I have short listed the i10. Can you mention its specifications? Do you think it is a good buy?K. Gopi
Yes, the i10 would be a good car to upgrade to. It is well-built and will offer good service in the long run. The details you need are - engine size: 1086cc, 66bhp; wheelbase: 2380mm; fuel tank capacity: 35 litres and tyre size: 155/80 R13.