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    Dear All,

    I have been thinking of upgrading from Mehran to Santro or Alto lately. I need suggestions regarding prices and overall economic vehicle. I am getting Santro Club 2004 model in 350000 PKR and Alto 2005 model in 390000 PKR. Please advise as which one is best to buy in-terms of:

    Parts Availability
    Fuel mileage
    Value for Money
    Resale
    Maintenance
    Comfort
    Driving Experience etc. etc.

    I would be highly obliged if you also guide me current market prices of a good condition above mentioned vehicles. Which option to be opted?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by foji View Post
    Dear All,

    I have been thinking of upgrading from Mehran to Santro or Alto lately. I need suggestions regarding prices and overall economic vehicle. I am getting Santro Club 2004 model in 350000 PKR and Alto 2005 model in 390000 PKR. Please advise as which one is best to buy in-terms of:

    Parts Availability
    Fuel mileage
    Value for Money
    Resale
    Maintenance
    Comfort
    Driving Experience etc. etc.

    I would be highly obliged if you also guide me current market prices of a good condition above mentioned vehicles. Which option to be opted?

    Thanks,
    As per your requirements :
    Parts : Alto
    Fuel: Santro
    Value for money : Santro
    Resale : Alto
    Maintence: Alto
    Comfort : Santro
    Driving experience : Santro

    For all the plus points i mentioned for Santro, u need to find a car in a mint condition, otherwise ul get disapointed.
    Alto has a poor fuel average, it wont do more than 11km/L that too with a very light foot driving(avg speed 60km/h in 5th gear ). It gives excellent mileage on Cng though but since its not available, petrol is your best bet. On the other hand, you have a million of options to customize an alto with japanese parts from powrer steering, windows , side mirrors to an efi 660cc engine which gives good mileage as well.

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    I have alto since 2009 its 85000 km driven. In my opinion go for alto it is the best car. Fuel average is 13 to 15 because i go to lahore every 2 weeks and its like 600km by 2 ways but i feel very comfortable in this and i drive this car on 120 to 140 on motorway. Then the fuel average is little low then the normal speed like 100 r 90. And alto have chilled ac.


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    Try increasing ur budget and buy a coure , better then alto comfort and economy wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by foji View Post
    Dear All,

    I have been thinking of upgrading from Mehran to Santro or Alto lately. I need suggestions regarding prices and overall economic vehicle. I am getting Santro Club 2004 model in 350000 PKR and Alto 2005 model in 390000 PKR. Please advise as which one is best to buy in-terms of:

    Parts Availability
    Fuel mileage
    Value for Money
    Resale
    Maintenance
    Comfort
    Driving Experience etc. etc.

    I would be highly obliged if you also guide me current market prices of a good condition above mentioned vehicles. Which option to be opted?

    Thanks,
    bro as u r in KHI so these r pointwise suggestions:

    In all 10 points,my vote is for Alto

    1.Go for Alto, never think of Santro

    2.No insurance company will do 2004 santro comprehensive insurance but for suzuki,most of companies will do

    3. Alto 2005 better price is around 350 K but might be ur seen one is in extra ordinary condition so he is asking high

    4. Parts Availability : very easy in khi from plaza,3s dealers,water pump etc.

    5.Fuel mileage:On a/c on khi crowdy traffic, it will give u easily 14 Km/Litre on Petrol and 15 Km/Kg of cng if it is properly tuned


    6.Value for Money:it worth

    7.Resale: very good,santro is curse having no resale. suzuki always is a hot cake

    8.Maintenance: very economical,u can find even 25 only 3s suzuki dealer while for santro, only 1 3s dealer in KHI


    9.Comfort: atleast better than santro, if it has proper cushioned seats with decent seat covers

    10.Driving Experience: alto
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    An Alto can never do 14km/L with Ac and that too in a crowded place. its either that you havent driven an alto or you were unable to calculate the avg .

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    Santro is better in all aspects , I did alot of reserch when I had to buy between alto,santro,cultus,
    Btw I sold a 2006 santro 95k driven at 590,000 for those who say it has slow resale.

    You should test drive both and make up your own mind because its no use buying on some one's experience,

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    I have found both santro and alto unfortable santro a bit more due to rear seats and weird steering position
    fuel economy alto economy can be improved but on stock santro give better economy
    Stability found both of santro and alto unstable on high-speed
    Maintenance Alto require frequent tune ups
    Parts alto parts are easily available compared to alto

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanrasheedpsh View Post
    Try increasing ur budget and buy a coure , better then alto comfort and economy wise
    is coure efi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noblerider View Post
    is coure efi?
    Nah, it has a carby engine and it has never been better then a santro or an alto .

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    Both are almost equal. Half things are better in Santro and the other half are better in Alto. Overall driving experience wise, Santro is better.

    You can also get some advice from this link.

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=235740

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    Quote Originally Posted by biloo View Post
    Nah, it has a carby engine and it has never been better then a santro or an alto .

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    Sorry foji bhai for interference. Bilo bhai actually me b ek car lene ka soch rha hon.right now i have 300 k in my pocket but it can b accumulated to 480k within an year. i know a little bit driving.kbi kbar raat k 3 bjey barey bhai ki car chalai ha on ferozpur road with him sitting besides me. so i mean mera hath saaf nai ha car lon ga tu thorey bht scratches tu start me daloon ga hi. so plz suggest me a car. i am thinking about a used mehran but in good condition specially engine wise as i dont have much knowledge regarding car engine maintenance. so what should i do? alto or santro mje b bht psnd hen mehran se tu kaafi better or comfy hen
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    Quote Originally Posted by noblerider View Post
    Sorry foji bhai for interference. Bilo bhai actually me b ek car lene ka soch rha hon.right now i have 300 k in my pocket but it can b accumulated to 480k within an year. i know a little bit driving.kbi kbar raat k 3 bjey barey bhai ki car chalai ha on ferozpur road with him sitting besides me. so i mean mera hath saaf nai ha car lon ga tu thorey bht scratches tu start me daloon ga hi. so plz suggest me a car. i am thinking about a used mehran but in good condition specially engine wise as i dont have much knowledge regarding car engine maintenance. so what should i do? alto or santro mje b bht psnd hen mehran se tu kaafi better or comfy hen
    instead of a used mehran ap alto le lain. . .2004 ya 2005 model tak. . .apkay budget mai b ayegy and aur Mehran se bot behtar hai . .

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    Between Alto and Santro Santro is much better car. comfortable and fuel economy is not bad but Alto is notorious about fuel economy but better in cng.
    Mehran or Coure ? Coure all the way comfortable economic and better car. but mehran ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biloo View Post
    instead of a used mehran ap alto le lain. . .2004 ya 2005 model tak. . .apkay budget mai b ayegy and aur Mehran se bot behtar hai . .
    Biloo bhai thanks for reply. me bas yehi chahta hon k car esi ho k just buy karon oil wghera change karon or nikel jaon babusartop ki trf(my dream place). abi tak nai dekha me ne i cant handle issues so beshak mehran hi ho but should b in mint condition.and single handed ho.so from where to buy a reliable machine?? olx ya pakwheels? or something else? guide me
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    Parts Availability : For originals kinda same. For gul khan parts, alto.
    Fuel mileage : Santro
    Value for Money : Santro
    Resale : Alto
    Maintenance : If maintained properly, santro would need less maintenance. WRT gul khan's ability to work on it, alto.
    Comfort : Santro's front seats are betetr, rear are an embarassment
    Driving Experience : Santro is superior.
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    Hey Guys,

    Thank you so much for your valuable suggestions thou Alto seems weighing over than Santro as majority here is saying Alto is better bet when comes for a resale and easy peasy parts and mechs availability. Though Santro seems a good option for those who are entirely looking for comfort and drive are least concerned with the resale. In my case decision to buy a car resale plays an important part as I hardly stick to any car more thn 1.5 years.

    I appreciate all your efforts and time that you have taken out to answer my query.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biloo View Post
    An Alto can never do 14km/L with Ac and that too in a crowded place. its either that you havent driven an alto or you were unable to calculate the avg .
    @biloo
    14 Km/L with a/c on crowd is even not the good but the bad one ,it should give more but when it come to karachi crowd toba toba.
    I owned alto for a long time.i had been driving alto machine(current version) since 2000 from 2000- 2009 when we sold it & interesting part is , the car was average maintained (not the very good one) had gone with almost 10+ accidents with 4 major accidents in Khi( all by my younger brother during his learning tenure)


    bhai this 14 Km/L with Ac was the least otherwise i also achieved 15Km/Litre average,u can easily get these in alto only if it is properly tuned otherwise i also saw peoply here crying that alto giving 9 Km/L or 9 Km/Kg
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