The Wagon R is being used by us on a daily basis, not just as a city commuter but for all of our shoots out of Mumbai. Almost every other day I am driving the Wagon R on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway to the beautiful hill town of Lonavala. What has really stood out about the Wagon R is its impeccable ride quality. On the highway the car is always calm and composed no matter what speed you are riding on. In the city it takes on bad roads with ease, and even on hilly sections with lots of curves it maintains a calm and cool composure. The highlight of this car is no doubt its ultra-smooth and comfortable ride. The cabin has also got plenty of space and for someone like me, who is rather large, this hatchback has more than enough room and feels much larger than what it actually is. The engine is also peppy and can handle high speeds with no stress. A couple of things that we don’t like are the light steering, which doesn’t provide much feedback at all, but its ok in the city and offers a relaxing ride experience. Also, the brakes are rather weak and you need to press down really hard. The AC is also not the best when it comes to cooling the car quickly, but that could also be because the cabin is really big. However, as an everyday driver for long drives and long city-commuting the Wagon R is a fantastic performer and you will always enjoy its engine, cabin room and ride quality.
When it came: February 2019
Current Odo reading: 4,404kms
Mileage this month: 600km
Fuel efficiency: 15km/l
Faults: Weak brakes, light steering
What’s good: Spacious, ride quality
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