Answering your vehicle-related queries


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Balasubramaniyan, Chennai: I wish to purchase a automobile with good rear-seat consolation as a result of I undergo from again ache. My funds is ₹50-75 lakh. Should I purchase a brand new or used automobile? An SUV or sedan? For a brand new automobile, I’m contemplating both the Lexus ES 300h or Mercedes C-class, and if a used automobile, both a Toyota Land Cruiser or a 2017-2018 Lexus SUV.

A brand new automobile is all the time preferable as you’re positive of what you’re going to get. In the luxurious section, upkeep prices can shoot up if a used automobile had faults which weren’t noticed earlier. A sedan is all the time higher because it affords a greater journey high quality than a SUV. The ES 300h is much better because it has extra space, the journey high quality is excellent and the rear seat has recline perform. The hybrid powertrain is good for metropolis driving. The C-class is extra cramped compared, and the rear-seat under-thigh help isn’t very beneficiant. The solely benefit of the C-class is that it’s cheaper than the Lexus ES 300h, and resale worth could also be a bit higher too.

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Smit Patel, Ahmedabad: I wish to purchase a multimedia unit for my 2012 Volkswagen Vento and my funds is ₹25,000. Should I’m going for Sony or Blaupunkt ? What is the distinction between an inbuilt amplifier and separate amplifier?

Both Sony and Blaupunkt have varied modes of head models with built-in amplifiers. The largest distinction between an exterior and in-built amplifier is added energy and the pliability of set up if you wish to add further audio system within the rear doorways or possibly a subwoofer.

Hormazd Sorabjee is the editor of Autocar India. Mail your suggestions and queries to [email protected]

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