Against all negativity surrounding Tata, I have opted for Tata Zest

By for Tata Zest 2014-10-27 17:51:38.0
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Pros : Everything

Cons : Metal to metal thudding sound

Look and style: Perfect and a class 5 star Comfort: The best in the class 5 star Pickup: Good, its quadrajet engine could be given 5 star Mileage. Will not disappoint(not checked yet) Best features: The smoothest ride, perfect insulation from external sound and even the sound of the diesel quadrajet engine does not pilfer in unlike other cars. Needs to improve: An absolute must. The metal to metal thudding sound while shutting the doors and also the bonnet and boot door need to be worked on immediately if zest has to make a headway into the market and also no tinted glass which is being offered in all other cars. Overall experience it took me a month to make a detailed analysis of the various cars available in the segment in a bracket of 6-8 lacs and I tested almost all the cars including etios, etios cross, Renault Pulse, Nissan Micra, Datsun, Hyundai grand i10, Xcent, Maruti Celerio, Swift Dzire, Ertiga, and Honda Amaze before finally taking a decision. After weeding through the long list of vehicles and test driving all the ones mentioned above I finally had before me 4 vehicles, Swift Dzire, Toyota etios, Hyundai Xcent, and Tata Zest. I did another round of test driving and finally had to rule out Xcent for its lack of power and also the ride, not all that cushiony unlike the zest which I found to be really good. Also Etios wasn?t as much as per the impression that others made about it for its riding comfort and sitting posture etc. Finally it was between Amaze and Zest. And I have finally taken the plunge to buy the zest diesel for the following reasons. Amaze I had to discard for its shabby gear which felt so hard and rough to handle. I have chosen Zest for its most comfortable ride, sound insulation, no engine noise inside, smooth cushiony seat with nice sitting posture, and of course the smooth quadrajet engine. but despite the door noise sound I finally have decided on this. It is a gamble but I believe in being indian and buying Indian and also give Tata a chance to reinvent itself and I hope Zest will help Tata do that. I have talked to the dealer in Trichur kerala who seemed to be a nice, courteous and lot helpful too and they have assured me to make some arrangement after taking up the matter with the company to rid this issue which actually is a minor one though an irritant for me as i happen to be too inquisitive on such matters and am an informed customer. I wish and hope my decision will prove me right and i shall come back to give my second review after i have taken possession of the car and driven it for a while. I am sure zest will not let me down as i have done a lot of screening and testing before making this informed choice. Tata needs to get its act together and dispel the negativity surrounding it because whenever i have asked any person most have said don't go for tata. So Tata needs to introspect. But this much i know Tata has put in their everything on this car to change that image. It is absolute value for money for the various features it has which you can normally get in a above 9 lacs bracket car.

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  • kumar |31 Oct,2014 06:57:36 PM

    I have booked the car zest but the company must deliver the ordered vehicle within a month otherwise the parties will change over their view to purchase other vehicle

    Venkat |14 Nov,2014 09:50:41 PM

    I agree with your comments and above reveiw is very good to open the eyes of public to come out from earlier images of TATA. Now tata motors has done a lot of hard work for making TATA Zest a real entry level sedan best in the segment.I have also booked TATA Zest XMS after lot of research and test drives of desire,amaze,xcent.

    suresh |13 Jul,2015 10:02:29 AM

    Pls tell me about zest xms

    chetan vyas |18 Oct,2015 10:35:15 PM

    Dear venkat zest xms or desire vdi or i10 grand magna? Which is better please suggest

    nishant |20 Mar,2016 07:40:19 PM

    Zest is 100 times better than maruti or hyundai cars in its segment with overall best build quality and smooth handling along with excellent responsive engine.

    prajwal soni |28 Oct,2015 11:05:04 PM

    Good decision man..!!

  • vinay |11 Nov,2014 03:46:03 PM

    I bought tata zest xt. quite satishfied with the product.

  • vaidyanathan |03 Dec,2014 12:42:04 PM

    i have bought the tata zest xma automatic before 20 days have driven around 3000 kms and its just awesome. The ride quality is supreme no fatigue no body roll very steady at a speed of 150 kms/hr. mileage city not seen but long rides give u a mileage of 20 at speeds of 100-120. in city mileage should be 15 to 16.This is the best mileage for any automatic car. I strongly vote for this car. The in cabin space is the best in the segment.

    Deepak |23 Jan,2015 03:09:01 AM

    Could you inbox me your number. I just wanted to ask , if xma will be suitable for ladies?

  • M V SRINIVAS |09 Jan,2015 03:51:38 PM

    In fact no brand of car is satisfactorty just like to choose for me. I donot know what automobiles, the companies wanted the public. I also failed to understand why the drawbacks in car segments cannot be taken into account and improve and give a satisfactory, wothy car to the public. something missing in some cars and something really good in other cars. It is a game companies are playing and we are all numbered in that. Zest petrol XT version I purchased recently. I found gear shifting is hard and steering is also hard. Engine is too good and speed pick up is good. But driver seats are not comfortable for long drive. Water bottle cup holders are not there. Inferior plastic to be avoided. Bonnet operning problems. I waiting for my long drive review.

  • Ruchi kaintura |23 Jan,2015 05:22:56 PM

    I am also confused between amaze, xcent, etios and zest. Which should i choose?

    shad |03 Mar,2015 06:35:19 AM

    I think zest bcz afterall it's automatic

    shine v r |02 May,2015 12:13:00 AM


    Nazimuddin |04 Nov,2015 08:45:03 PM

    Have you purchased tata zest? If yes what is your experience? Please tell.

  • prabhu |10 Feb,2015 08:00:51 PM

    Very useful info for me.

  • nilesh |28 Mar,2015 03:08:49 AM

    What is the mileage that you get now ???

  • chetan vyas |18 Oct,2015 10:41:22 PM

    Haridas sir; now what's your 2nd opinion regarding zest; swift dozer or zest which is better?

  • Chandrakant Dixit |20 Feb,2017 04:09:14 PM

    It's simply awesome... ZEST. competitors have no chance. Product that meets every criteria you may think of or should I say even supersedes the expectations. Diesel engine in such refinement that produces tremendous power, can really spook the car of higher segment, seems like a roaring beast inside the bonut. Have driven @170km/hr maximum as on date & this machine does'nt know to say 'NO'. Astoundingly impeccable. Mileage of diesel - 24KM/L. Space, comfort, feel, Music best of all. Best of TATA

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