Q&A: suited to the city
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Q. I am planning to purchase a BMW M3 but I want to know its exact mileage, and if it is worth buying, considering the condition of Indian roads.
An M3 is an extremely powerful car so it will be difficult to exploit its full potential in the city. However, it is quite practical and can handle city traffic well. It only makes sense to buy one if you can find good and open roads. Its mileage will be around 4 kpl.
Q. I want to purchase a SUV and my budget is 7-8 lakh, which can be stretched a little if needed. My usage is 700-800 km a month on smooth roads in cities like Chandigarh. I am really fascinated by the Tata Safari look but I’m not sure about the value for money factor. What should I opt for, the Safari, Scorpio or any other vehicle? I also would like to know about the mileage of these vehicles.
- Vishal Gureja
If you like the Safari then go for it but you will have to stretch your budget by a few lakhs. The new DiCOR engine is pretty good and when it comes to comfort, the Safari is the best. It is not the most reliable of SUVs but if you can live with some niggling problems then go ahead and get it. The mileage is around 9-10 kpl in the city and 14+ kpl on the highway, depending on your driving style.
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