Pros : Plenty of space and comfort
Cons : Pick up to say is just sufficient
Look and Style I and all my friends and family liked it.It looks much better in person than in photoes. Comfort This was the major criteria for selecting the car after living with a humble M800 for almost 11 years. I had considered and test drovel petrol models of Etios, Honda City , SX4, Manza and I20. My rating is Manza=120=Sunny and Etios comes next. The Citys seats are good but the ride is bumpy on uneven roads and due to poor ground clearance scrapped all the speed breakers in my area.SX4 is the least comfortable among the above cars Pickup Sunny's pick up is just sufficient. It is certainly adequate and I felt no differance with A/c switched on. But at the same time lacks the enthusiasm of the CIty (wow..ivtec) and even the Etios (lighter car) . Manza is the worst in this aspect and immediately taken out of our buying list.I20's pick up is almost same as the Sunny but reported poor A/C and stearing rattling worried us. Sx4 's pick up is not at all sufficient for its weight and the interior is the worst among these cars. Reversing is a pain and also the reported high fuel consumption.Its biggest advantage is its ground clearance but lags behind in every other departments and deleted from the list Mileage I drove the car for around 900 km thro all possible terrains (city 20%,highway 50% and the remaining 30% through ghats, hills and all type of other roads that we can find in the western ghats during the last couple of weeks. The mileage I am getting is 13.9 kmpl with A/C 30% of the time.Drove sedately and never crossed 110km as the car is in running in periode. Above 60% of the drive (time wise) spent was on hilly and rough roads and most of the time the car was in 3rd gear or lower (under 50km speed). Through the same route I was getting 16kmpl for my M800. I expect the sunny to give 15-16kmpl after the running in. Best Features Sunny XL has all the concievable features minus fog lamps , alloy wheels adjustable seat belts. I was not cosidering a car without safety features like ABS and air bags. Needs to improve A little more pick up will do no harm and also the gear shifting is not the best, it is notchy ,puticularly from 4th to 5th. The interior colour scheme is little boring with what they call the ' griege'. Overall Experience We were looking for a cofortable ,spacious and reliable petrol car ( annual intermittant usage of 3000 to 5000 km) which can take us through all sort of roads (not off road). Nissan is a world renound auto giant. Sunny met our requirements and took the plunge. With this short time of experiance I must say I am happy with my decision though the buying experiance was really bad and not receiving a single call from the Nissan customer care even after sending e-mail message to them. This is a worrying factor. This must be the reason for the sagging sales of Nissan MoM.Nissan, are you listening?
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