So I've just moved to Gurgaon, and before you people pounce on me about what cars to buy, my dad will make the final decision and I need indisputable logic to put something forth to him. Used to drive a petrol Swift Dzire in Chennai, which I loved before we sold it ( stupid decision trail ) at 22k km before we moved here. We drove a diesel Laura yesterday and my dad asked me why the hell was the engine so noisy and making so much of a ruckus ( when it was on average with other diesels, well, mostly the Rapid that I drove for a few days in Hyderabad, and which I rather liked ) so based on that he decided that it's not feasible to get a diesel. Note that he's driven only petrol vehicles his whole life. Practically everything ranging from BMWs that we had to Land Cruisers that we used for desert drives while we were in the Middle East, to Nissan Sentras ( the US name for the Sunny ) to the supersilent Nissan Quest minivan. He's looking at something that will be feasible for us for the next 2 years in Gurgaon since we'll probably move to Bangalore after that. Range is anywhere from 3-4L ( 5L is a little much for the next two years ) and he REALLY doesn't want to get a diesel vehicle. Unless it's silent.. which is kinda impossible cuz I think they all sound like tractors =/. I do like the feel of that Rapid though. We went to a few dealers yesterday with a mechanic and he instantly shot down the vehicles with reasons like "bana hua hai" and "bekaar hai" and all that but showed us an i10 for 3L, 40k km that looked like utter shit inside. Dunno if he has a hidden agenda and all, but we just want a good vehicle that won't cause problems for two years. That said, for the best part of half an hour, my dad considered an Accord auto for 3.5L. Anyway, I'm located in Gurgaon, checked out Quikr and OLX for stuff, but would like inputs from you guys.