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I'm buying a new car and I am not able to decide between the Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai i20 Magna petrol. Which should I choose?

Karan Dewar

If you don't need a boot, then we suggest the i20 petrol. It's better than the Accent, which is now an outdated car. Also, the i20 is more spacious, has better interiors and drives well too.

I want to buy a bike that costs around Rs 1.2 lakh. Which model from among the Hero Honda Karizma R, Karizma ZMR and the Yamaha YZF-R15 is best in terms of fuel economy, low maintenance and looks?

Varun Agarwal

If you are willing to spend some more, consider going in for the Honda CBR250R, a model that has all that you are looking for.

I plan to sell my FZ-S to buy the new CBR250R. Should I buy it or wait for the launch of Yamaha and Suzuki's 250cc motorcycles?

Bhoumik Pankar

Don't wait! Go for the Honda CBR250R as it will be a while before you see another Indian bike in the same segment that can match this Honda.

We are looking for a new car for our four-member family. This will be our first car. We have gone through many hatchback models and have shortlisted the Maruti Alto K10 and New Hyundai Eon. But we are confused between the two. What is your feedback on Eon? Because it's new in market will it have a resale value? What about its performance?

M.P. Peter

The Eon is a genuine competitor to the Alto. It offers a good performance, has smart interiors and stylish features. But its engine is not as good as the Alto K10's. You can go in for the Eon, which is a good car for its price.

I want to buy a new car that costs not more than Rs. 5 lakh. I have shortlisted Chevrolet Beat LS petrol and Honda Brio Emt models. Please guide me on which car I should buy. My priorities are less maintenance and better mileage.

Nishant Ahuja

As far as mileage is concerned there is not much difference between the two. The Honda Brio will be a good choice going by its impressive performance and reliability.

I am looking to buy a diesel car costing around Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh and need your advice on which one should I go in for. I have shortlisted Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Etios. Which would the best bet, performance- and value-wise? I currently have a Ford Fiesta (Petrol) that is driven by a chauffeur. The average usage of the car is around 10,000 km per year.

Gauri Gupta

The Etios does not belong to the same segment as the Verna and Vento. At the price you have mentioned, you can go in for the Etios, which is a good car, or the base versions of Verna and Vento. But if you are ready to pay a little more, the Verna diesel will be a good choice. Verna scores on the performance front and offers value for money. For the annual distance you have mentioned, a petrol car would be fine.

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