Datsun GO The Energetic Hatchback Unnecessarily Demonized

Datsun GO The Energetic Hatchback Unnecessarily Demonized

Sometimes I am surprised to see the typical Indian mentality. On one hand, they want cheap affordable cars and on the other, they want it to perform like the cars which are 3 times more expensive. Anyways, I too wanted an affordable hatchback and with the top end model around Rs. 4 lakhs. I always hated Maruti Alto for its tiny dimensions and Eon too was built on the same lines. The only option remaining in front of me was Datsun GO hatchback. If you see this from a bare-bones budget hatchback perspective, then you will never appreciate this car. We have to think beyond this to give justice to the vehicle. What makes this car unique among the crowd is its revvy petrol engine, quirky ergonomics and as well as perfect dimensions that make it stand shoulder to shoulder with cars in its segment. You may criticize its various cost-cutting aspects, but you can't ignore its zippy performance. I am driving since past two months and the car has never felt light on its feet and is unexpectedly a quick city runabout. The responsive engine makes it easy for the car to close gaps in the city traffic and the vigor is something comparable to cars like Wagon R. However, the gearbox could have been crispier and that would have added more to the fun-to-drive factor. On the other hand, the steering doesn't require much effort and the light clutch is easy to control in crawling traffic. Even the suspension setup manages well in the city like Delhi. Moreover, the car has always been light on pocket returning around 15kmpl mileage in mix driving conditions. Another advantage of owning this car is the sheer amount of space it offers. The carmaker has smartly managed the spacing especially at the front where an extra passenger can fit in with the help of connecting seats. Datsun GO stands among the most spacious cars in its price range with enough space for three passengers at the back. It offers 265 litres of boot space which is more than Maruti Celerio and Hyundai i10 hatchbacks. So, if you are ready to ignore some negatives, then this car is the best your money can buy especially if you are a first-time buyer and a moderate driver.

By suresh
On: Aug 10, 2018 | 413 Views
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  • Datsun Go Is Not A Dependable Car

    Both the outside paint and the interior design are poor. The quality of Datsun GO is relatively average, although it gets respectable mileage. We can't use it for a long ...Read More

    By hitesh rawal
    On: Dec 16, 2022 | 1074 Views
  • Datsun GO Is A New Style

    Datsun GO is a modern car with all the updated features. It gives a good mileage of almost 17 to 18kmpl, as it has one of the most powerful capacities of the engine. I ad...Read More

    By mahesh goswami
    On: Dec 05, 2022 | 283 Views
  • Datsun Go Is Not A Reliable Car

    The Datsun Go is not very reliable. The interior design and outside paint are bad. The car's quality is only ordinary, but its mileage is acceptable. It isn't comfortable...Read More

    By rishabh pushpak
    On: Nov 29, 2022 | 403 Views
  • Datsun Go Is Not A Reliable Car

    The Datsun Go is not very reliable. The interior design and outside paint are bad. The car's quality is only ordinary, but its mileage is acceptable. It isn't comfortable...Read More

    By dino aabel
    On: Nov 10, 2022 | 348 Views
  • Best Car In The World

    Best car in the world I am very happy. The maintenance cost is low and the car looks awesome with good performance.

    By sathishkumar
    On: Oct 11, 2022 | 50 Views
  • Best Car

    Best car on a low budget. The feature is also good. Mileage is better in 1200 cc Engine. Looking is good. Boot space is good.

    By ravi gaur
    On: Aug 31, 2022 | 41 Views
  • Best Car

    Excellent performance. Wonderful experience. I have faced never any problem. Zero maintenance car. Average mileage 15kmpl. Go for it. 

    By ravi
    On: Apr 10, 2022 | 62 Views
  • Decent Enough

    Cabin size is decent, driving is zippy in the city but too much cabin noise on bad roads.

    By sandeep mewada
    On: Jan 11, 2022 | 58 Views
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  • Petrol
GO T OptionCurrently Viewing
Rs.595,688*EMI: Rs.12,460
19.02 kmplManual
Pay 1,92,910 more to get
    • GO D PetrolCurrently Viewing
      Rs.4,02,7,78*EMI: Rs.8,490
      19.02 kmplManual
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      • GO A PetrolCurrently Viewing
        Rs.4,99,738*EMI: Rs.10,487
        19.02 kmplManual
        Pay 96,960 more to get
        • GO A Option PetrolCurrently Viewing
          Rs.540,138*EMI: Rs.11,322
          19.02 kmplManual
          Pay 1,37,360 more to get
          • GO TCurrently Viewing
            Rs.575,4,88*EMI: Rs.12,042
            19.02 kmplManual
            Pay 1,72,710 more to get
            • Front Power Windows
            • Power Steering
            • Central Locking
          • GO T CVTCurrently Viewing
            Rs.6,31,038*EMI: Rs.13,539
            19.59 kmplAutomatic
            Pay 2,28,260 more to get
            • GO T Option CVTCurrently Viewing
              Rs.651,238*EMI: Rs.13,969
              19.59 kmplAutomatic
              Pay 2,48,460 more to get

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              kkkarthikeyan
              Aug 31, 2018 9:57:31 AM

              i feel so pity to own datsun go. i too own the datsun go t option . i feel the pinch on daily basis. i would have been satisfied i went for wagon r or alto or tiago or some other cars

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