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Great for city commutes

autos Updated: Jul 14, 2010 17:37 IST

Hindustan Times
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The new Wagon R gets a big thumbs up from our readers for its smart design, peppy engine and spacious boot.

VIJAY KUMAR
Occupation: Tennis Coach
Age: 25
Drives: Maruti Zen
Uses car for: City commute

Vijay says, "I am impressed with what I see. There are many nice design elements, like the blue tinge in the headlamps, the big grille and the chrome on the rear hatch.

This car is more rounded than before and the cabin is pretty large. The oval-shaped gearlever is a good idea, as is the integrated stereo. But the biggest surprise for me is the boot - it's more than adequate for city travel.

I wasn't convinced earlier but now I will seriously consider the Wagon R when I want a new car."

AVISHEK ROY
Occupation:
Software developer
Age: 23
Drives: Hyundai Santro
Uses car for: Office commute

Avishek says, "The front of the car has more attitude than the older version. I love the big grille, which gives the Wagon R a smiling face.

The blue tinge in the headlamps is also very nice. The interiors are good too. The speedometer is easy to read too but the digital fuel meter isn't very legible. The seats are very comfortable and there is good space in the boot as well.

The optional airbags and ABS will definitely make me feel safer. This is a great way for the Wagon R to evolve."

Danish Mudgal
Occupation: Advocate
Age: 27 years
Drives: Maruti Wagon R
Uses car for: City commute

Danish says, "I own the older Wagon R and had vowed not to change it for a while. But I am so tempted by the new Wagon R. There's loads of space inside for four, and I am surprised by the amount of boot space.

The rear seats offer good comfort too. The controls are light, the new engine is peppy and the gearbox is slicker than before. This will make a good city car.

The large glass area gives a good view outside. It's a good family car for the city and I will surely buy it."

Manish Gupta
Occupation: Software developer
Age: 24 years
Drives: Maruti Zen
Uses car for: City and highway runs

Manish says, "I really like the interiors, especially the push-open-type cupholders that go into the dashboard. The boot is perfect for the city and the controls are also light enough to negotiate city traffic with ease.

The engine is peppy and I like the way it revs. The quality of materials used is also good. But I am not so sure about the shape of the gearlever; I would have preferred a more traditional design, like the one in the Swift/Ritz.