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 | 412 Views
  • 31 Likes
  • 7 Dislikes

Write your Comment on Datsun GO

1 comment
1
K
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

Read More...
    Reply
    Write a Reply

    Datsun GO User Reviews

    4.2/5
    Based on247 User reviews
    • All (247)
    • Mileage (85)
    • Performance (35)
    • Looks (56)
    • Comfort (69)
    • Engine (62)
    • Interior (20)
    • Power (41)
    • More ...
    • LATEST
    • HELPFUL
    • VERIFIED
    • CRITICAL
    • Under Rated, Over Performing Car In All Aspects

      It's an excellent car with great engine, lots of space as good or better than sedan. Mileage is better than any other 1.2 cc car. Pick up is superb.

      By o p sethi
      On: Jul 03, 2021 | 59 Views
    • I'm Happy With It

      Completed 7 years. 50,000km driven. Good power, great mileage, it's the T variant. It's very easy at 90-100 but the way many drive, don't recommend going that f...Read More

      By sanjay kohli
      On: May 30, 2021 | 2698 Views
    • After 25000 KM Of Datsun GO.,

      After 25000 km of Datsun GO. I feel very happy to share my reviews over here. No more problems, and issues with the exterior and interior. Complete satisfaction...Read More

      By john christy j
      On: Nov 17, 2021 | 128 Views
    • Worst Product Waste Of Money.

      The manual gear is so inconvenient to use in this vehicle, you can not use this vehicle for long drives, the clutch is so hard. The gears are also very hard.

      By senthil kumar
      On: Dec 23, 2020 | 50 Views
    • Not Recommend.

      Very poor performance, terrible inside insolation, sounds horrible inside, quality material very poor and I don't recommend this car.

      By cdwebusers+9663443305@girnarsoft.com
      On: Sep 30, 2020 | 47 Views
    • Good Car With Space And Power.

      I am using Datsun Go since 2016, it's been 4 years, I installed CNG and I am very happy with the performance and Mileage. Very less maintenance cost and 1.2 Lt Engin make...Read More

      By p
      On: Sep 29, 2020 | 353 Views
    • Missing Problem In Car.

      A missing problem in the car from day one, CNG installed by the company through Malwa Nissan Panipat and cheated me by installing CNG at a high cost, No one able to resol...Read More

      By vikas sharma
      On: Sep 06, 2020 | 116 Views
    • Body gets dents

      Very nice car it's just the body of the car that is extremely soft and gets dent easily so if you get into an accident good luck not a safe car at all even with airbags.

      By stefan pieterse
      On: Mar 09, 2021 | 30 Views
    • View All GO Reviews
    Datsun GO
    247 reviews
    Rs.4.02 - 6.51 Lakh*
    *Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
    View Festival Offers

    Compare Variants of Datsun GO

    • Petrol
    GO T OptionCurrently Viewing
    Rs.595,6,88*EMI: Rs.12,436
    19.02 kmplManual
    Pay 1,92,910 more to get
      • GO D PetrolCurrently Viewing
        Rs.4,02,778*EMI: Rs.8,466
        19.02 kmplManual
        Key Features
        • GO A PetrolCurrently Viewing
          Rs.4,99,738*EMI: Rs.10,462
          19.02 kmplManual
          Pay 96,960 more to get
          • GO A Option PetrolCurrently Viewing
            Rs.5,40,138*EMI: Rs.11,298
            19.02 kmplManual
            Pay 1,37,360 more to get
            • GO TCurrently Viewing
              Rs.5,75,488*EMI: Rs.12,018
              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.13,514
              19.59 kmplAutomatic
              Pay 2,28,260 more to get
              • GO T Option CVTCurrently Viewing
                Rs.6,51,238*EMI: Rs.13,945
                19.59 kmplAutomatic
                Pay 2,48,460 more to get

                User Reviews on GO Alternatives

                *Ex-showroom price in New Delhi

                Trending Datsun Cars

                • Popular
                ×
                We need your city to customize your experience