Buyer's Guide 

2017 Honda Civic Buyer’s Guide

For the second year in a row, the redesigned Civic wins our biggest award of the year Just how good is the new Honda Civic? So good that after handily claiming the Kelley Blue BookSmall Car Best Buy Award for 2017, it went on to take the title of Overall Best Buy, topping every other car, truck and SUV on the market — just as it did it for 2016. The new powertrains are smooth, powerful and efficient, the interior offers class-above levels of design, materials and technologies, and the forward-looking exterior styling…

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Buyer's Guide 

2017 Hyundai Elantra Buyer’s Guide

High Value Meets High Fashion All-new for 2017, the Hyundai Elantra isn’t just one of the most stylish entries in the compact car segment, it’s one of the best-looking sedans on the road. But it also offers plenty of features for the money, competitive resale values and the best warranty in the segment, qualifying it as one of the best values in its class. In addition to the sedan’s attractive new look, the comfortable, efficient Elantra also boasts a bevy of new premium convenience and safety features. A Commuter Car with Kick…

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Maruti S-Cross or Renault Duster

Please suggest the best car for city and highway driving, as well as for long-term use, for around Rs 10 lakh. Also, between the Maruti S-cross and Renault Duster, which is the better car? If it is the former, should I wait for the petrol version of the S-cross? Kailash, Dehradun AAA Both cars are very capable, but the Duster has an edge over the S-cross in the city because of a few key factors. Firstly, the higher seating position in the Duster and the low window line gives you fantastic…

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Mahindra Mojo or TVS Apache RTR 200

I’m from Kerala and I am planning to buy a bike which is in the 200cc to 400cc segment. My main concern is my height. I’m 5ft 6in and I want to know which bike would suit me best. I prefer naked bikes (sporty is okay), but need a comfortable seat for my pillion too (which is not there in the KTM 200). I plan to use the bike for daily city ride and once in a while, for touring solo. Can you please suggest any other option from the…

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Looking for a peppy automatic car under Rs 12 lakh

Currently, I am using the VW Polo petrol 1.2 Highline, and am looking for an upgrade. I want an automatic car with a more powerful and peppy engine for daily use, and for highway running during the weekends. My budget is around Rs 12 lakh. Also, safety is priority for me. Please help. Nilesh Pawar, via email AAA The most logical upgrade for you is the VW Polo GT TSI which comes with a more powerful 105hp 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. In terms of safety too,…

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