Agree with you, Gas filled shock-absorbers are more sophisticated and more effective in maintaining comfort while driving on bumpy roads,compare to the conventional one.
Mechanically, the damping effect of oil-filled gas absorbers decreases with prolonged usage, because air keeps mixing in oil and oil gets thinner due to heat.
However, re-filling the oil based shocks is much more economical then gas-filled shock-absorbers. So besides durability, there is no major difference in both type of shocks.
sachin on 2010-04-24 13:27:42.0
Thanks sachin but ..i think thisMac-Pherson Strut and Coil Spring type used in Maruti 800 also which is not comfortable.But shock absorber in some cars are gas/hydrolic filled waht sis your pick on this
digvijay on 2010-04-24 12:50:11.0
As far as bumpy rides are concern the SUV's are best suitable vehicles for them. However, these days small cars are coming with powerful and new generation suspension systems, like the recently launched Maruti A-Star, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo model is equipped with Mac-Pherson Strut and Coil Spring type of shock absorber, which makes it very efficient in handling the power sequence while on the drive.
Among these cars Volkswagen Polo is the best car as far as comfort on bumpy rides is concern.
There are a lot options that include ABS and EBD like Tata Tiago, Maruti Ignis, Ford Figo etc. In order suggest you a car with ABS and EBD we need to map your requirements. Please share your budget, the brand that you prefer, the segment that you would like to go for etc. Alternatively, you can reach out to us on our toll free number 1800-200-3000(Mon to Fri, 10AM to 7PM) and click here to check out the options available.
The cars you have shortlisted are really good for city or highway driving conditions. Now, talking about the safety features specifically, all the features are equally important. It is really hard to to pitch any particular safety features basis on the Road safety point.
Vehicle Stability Control help you in over steering / under-steering while manoeuvring the vehicle on the edges whereas the Brake Assist provides better safety in panic braking or emergency braking.
Now, it depends that what kind of situations you will be facing more and based on that, you can decide the best safety feature for you. Hope this helps.
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Baleno has been rated 3 in Euro NCAP. The lack of brake assist doesn't make that much of a difference as it provides extra braking power when the driver attempts to perform an emergency stop. Instead of brake assist, it has EBD and ABS which offer optimum safety. Click here to check out the features.