The toughest part of buying a car is to choose it. I was pretty firm with my decision to go for a Maruti, so it was easy for me to narrow down the options. Finally going through the choices of Zen, Astar and alto over and over, again and again, I finally took the decision of going with alto. Astar is a new launch, so I was worried about the availability of parts at a later stage and Zen is so badly criticized by everyone that I just could not go for it. However the cool looks of Estilo and a 1061 cc power was a big temptation to resist. The other options were WagonR, which I don’t like due to the awkward hunchback and swift I doubted I could control it.
Alto has three variants, the alto general, without power steering and ac, the alto lx with ac but dose not have power steering, and finally the top variant alto lxi with ac (heat and cold) and power steering which was important for me as I don’t like to waste my energy on the steering, so I opted for the top version of alto. Even selecting the color of the car was so difficult, looks like everyone is a fan of dark colors while I like the lighter ones. The lighter version of silver that is silky silver was the final choice.
Thanks to Sushila automobiles for arranging the driver and making a home delivery, which also includes going to the temple and doing the puja before finally reaching home. The only little problem was the self-cheque that the showroom guys asked me to clear myself. I had to stand in the queue at bank for hours, I hate SBI for keeping so less staff at their banks. Finally it was done, back to showroom and finalizing the papers and once everything was done we were on our way to the temple and then home.
Now am learning driving, have already gone 130+ kilometers which includes 75 Kms on Maruti 800, 55 Kms on Indica and 2 Kms on my Alto. The motor training course is almost complete and I can now atleast get the car out of garage without hitting anything or drive straight on the nearby roads in the morning when the traffic is low. The car is running neatly, like the Indica which I drive in the training sessions, however Indica is a little more wide which means easy driving when am on alto.