I was planning to buy Maruti Alto K10 or A Star. People suggested me to buy WagonR instead. As I had yet to learn my driving, I asked the showroom person to take the test drive. I felt A star has no enough space for my family, I didn't like WagonR for many reasons (Its match-box like looks especially), Alto K10 got slipped from the list somehow, and nobody liked my other choice-Zen Estillo, I bought a Ritz ZXI, with a decision taken in 10 minutes in comparison with all the other choices mentioned above. Yeah, speaking about other brands (to remind you, I have not test driven any car), Etios looked beautiful, only from outside..same with honda brio, i10 was small, and reviews don't recommend it much, Nissan sunny was just in, and beat-i don't like...I faced two questions from people, after buying the car, Oh, Why Ritz? and Why Petrol Car?. They made me lose my sleep for a while, but then, as I drove less (Now 6000Kms in around 10 months), and I got a calculation showing that I can get profit on fuel only after covering 50000Kms, No issues with the choice of fuel. Now about Ritz: Good to drive, I have driven it 750 kms straight (16 hours, with two hours break), thrice. On highways, You don't feel that you are driving. I felt quite a few times, 'oh! the speed is 140', steering control is too good. Had issues with mileage early on. The service center executive told me to take it on highways, and test the mileage after covering 5000Kms. It gives 12-13 in cities (I am still learning to switch it off during red signals in dense traffic), 16 on highways, with good amount of AC on (2-3). And, the back of the car is beautiful, looks different. At one angle it looks a bit odd, sometimes, but I have seen it getting driven on road, looks great! Boot space is a bit less for us while going for a long journey, but then, my plan was to buy A star, which has almost no boot! All the additional features Z version of the car has are good, the height adjustable seat, adjustable steering, ABS, alloy wheels (I love them), automatic controls, etc etc. Ritz is a car to buy in this segment, let people say whatever they want to, It's a CAR, for sure.
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