PLEASE SUGGEST ! Ertiga VDI or VXI ?
One of the biggest dilemmas faced by a car buyer today is deciding between buying a petrol car or a diesel. Deciding which car to buy is difficult enough and on top of that you have to figure out which of the two fuel options; petrol or diesel will suit your need the best. There are so many factors to take into account and that can make things very complicated. Diesel is cheap and economical, but the diesel version of a car is significantly more expensive than the petrol. And then there is also the average monthly running that you need to take into account and to top it all off there is the ever changing price gap between the two fuel options.
Petrol is cheaper, but diesels generally use less fuel. So which type of car should you choose?
Lots of car buyers struggle with this simple decision – which is best, petrol or diesel? The truth is that there's no one right answer. It depends on your priorities and the type of driving you do.
Diesel cars are much quieter than they used to be, so it's unlikely that you'll want to avoid them simply because of the noise. They're also more fuel-efficient than petrol, particularly out of town on long journeys.
Petrol cars are generally quieter, but the main reason that most small cars have petrol engines is because the car itself is not that expensive, and adding a diesel engine would increase the price by too much.
If you intend to drive a lot of miles, it's worth paying more upfront and going for a diesel. But if you don't use your car that much, you'll probably be better off paying a bit more for your fuel but much less for the car itself.
Determine average daily/monthly running:
A basic thumb rule while choosing between a petrol model or a diesel is you buy a diesel only when your average monthly running is on the higher side. 1,500-1,800 km a month would be considered good enough to warrant the purchase of a diesel model. Determining average running is a not that hard. A lot depends on the city you reside in too. Average monthly running in bigger cities like Mumbai and Delhi would be much higher owing to greater distances.
In general, servicing costs and costs of spare parts are higher for diesel cars than petrol ones. Right from the cost of oil replacement to the battery and clutch plate, etc. all cost more in case of diesel cars. Also, the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels of petrol cars are lower than that of diesel cars. However, since diesel engines do not make use of spark plugs that cost can be eliminated. But they do get turbochargers which will push up maintenance costs.
Rest, you may also go through our article on "Which Car to Buy - Petrol or Diesel? We Have the Answer" for better understanding.
Coming to Ertiga VDI or VXI - The only difference between these variants is - VXI is petrol variant and VDI is a diesel variant. There's a difference in the power and torque figures as well as in the fuel efficiency in these models because of different motors.
So, it all depends on your driving requirements. Click here for detailed comparison.
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Hey, thanks for sharing this query with us. This is the biggest dilemma that people face now a days. Deciding between petrol and diesel is a tough choice but it can be made really easy if you know about the usage. We will surely help you in clearing this confusion.
The main deciding factor here is the usage. If you drive your vehicle more than 50 kms a day then a diesel vehicle is recommended because of the better fuel efficiency and low cost of fuel. Rest, a petrol vehicle would be better to pick.
Petrol vehicles provides a peppier performance whereas the diesel one, comes with high power. The diesel one are a bit rough to drive because of the engine sound and on the other hand, the petrol one are silent in performance.
The next big factor is maintenance, it is a well known fact that diesel engines have more maintenance cost and also, the initial investment in diesel vehicles are more than compared to the petrol one.
To have more understanding on it and make a clear decision, we recommend that you go through our article -"Which Car to Buy - Petrol or Diesel? We Have the Answer"
Buying a new car is a big decision as you are about to invest a big amount into it. The biggest dilemma that people face now a days is which fuel option to pick; Petrol or Diesel.
Now, the decision is based mostly on your usage. If you drive your vehicle for around 1500 KMS or more in a month, then the diesel is the choice rest, Petrol is better to pick.
In order to help our customers to get out from this dilemma, we have advisory stories available on our website. Please click here to check the same. We hope that it will help you. Rest, you can get in touch with us on our toll free number i.e. 1800-200-3000 Mon - Fri (10 AM - 7 PM)
I PRESENTLY OWN A SKODA SUPERB. WANT TO BUY A 7 SEATER SUV. THE FORD ENDEAVOUR WITH ITS RICH FEATURE INTERESTS ME. HOWEVER, MY CAR TRAVEL ON AN AVERAGE IS NEVER MORE THAN 6000 KMS PER YEAR. SHOULD I GO FOR THE DIESEL SUV, OR OPT FOR THE TOYOTA FORTUNER? THANKS.
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.
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