According to your numbers your daily run in 50 KM, If you are planning to buy the diesel variant of the same maker it will cost your around 1 Lakh more that its respective petrol variant. Since your daily run is not that much it means that 1 Lakh which you pay extra for diesel is not going to give good returns. Now if we calculate the avg. price of Petrol is Rs. 72/litre and with a milage of 18 KM/litre you will ride 25000 Km in that Rs. 1 Lakh. It means for nearly 1 and a Half year (16-17 months) you will freely ride your car. One more thing is the resale value of the car. The petrol car life is obviously more than that of diesel + for the maintenance of Diesel engine you will have to loose your wallet. Think twice. Work on your requirements. But my suggestion is undoubtedly a petrol car. If you are riding 50 Km daily it means you spend only 1 hour in a car out of 24 hours a day. Go and buy a comfortable massage chairs out of that remaining 1 Lakh and spend 2 to 3 Hours which you spend on normal office or home chairs. Good luck
Asheesh on 2015-06-19 10:55:26.0
I would suggest you to go for a diesel car
Krish on 2015-06-17 16:55:05.0
If your daily run is 80 to 100 kms, get diesel or stick to petrol. Thank you. Go for maruti which would be an ideal section in terms of all aspects.
Hey, we would suggest you to go for the Endeavour 2.2 here as it is Cheaper, optional automatic and good for limited usage. Fortuner petrol indeed is a good option. However, The Endeavour diesel is cheaper to buy compared to the Fortuner petrol by nearly 2 lakh for the automatic Trend variant. Infact, the top-spec Endeavour 2.2 AT 4x2 is on par with the petrol Fortuner automatic also Fortuner is more expensive and would not deliver mileage as the Endeavor. Hence, Endeavor is a better deal here. Click here to check out the comparison.
Hey, if you drive for 50 kms in a day, we would suggest you to go for a diesel variant as your monthly running can be more than 1500 kms. The diesel variant though would be expensive to maintain and would cost you more than the petrol variant but you will be able to cover that cost while you drive it. Click here to check out our article on which fuel type you should go for.
It's difficult to calculate the amount of fuel for the last bar as it depends on the calibration of the fuel gauge and that could vary. There's no confirmed number to quote, and it's best to fill the tank to its full capacity as soon as fuel level drops to a quarter, as that will also help improve efficiency in a small way.