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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
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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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      On: May 30, 2021 | 500 Views
    • Please Engine Quality Develop

      I had bad experience with Datsun Go. It has good maintenance and a very high-level cost in the company. I don't like this car's body quality is very bad quality.

      By a
      On: Aug 20, 2020 | 56 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.

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      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 | 313 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

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      On: Sep 06, 2020 | 116 Views
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      Datsun AMT -in two years/20000 KM: 12 visits to service station the same issue regarding gear problem. Non -Trained staff (Neo Nissan Ghaziabad)

      By pushkar
      On: Aug 27, 2020 | 94 Views
    • Worst Service By The Company.

      Very pathetic service from the Datsun company... Do not buy this car. In the open market, no spare parts of this car are available and their services stations are al...Read More

      By shyam sunder sharma
      On: Aug 19, 2020 | 111 Views
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