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Old 26th June 2007, 12:42   #16
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After owning a FIAT you wont appreciate the fords hard suspension which would keep you flying around on bad roads.
Gemi, Optra is not Ford, it is GM Chevrolet!

BTW, the suspension in Corsa was real good, not sure if Chevy cars have the same suspension.
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Old 26th June 2007, 12:43   #17
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After owning a FIAT you wont appreciate the fords hard suspension which would keep you flying around on bad roads.
Are you talking about the Fusion or is it the same with Ikon and Fiesta too?

Off topic: Thanks for your comparison b'ween Adventure and Fusion's handling characteristics in another thread.
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Oh! finney sorry for the confusion. Actually i was referring to the fiesta that was one of his choices. Sorry to have missed mentioning the cars name.

deepak. i have talked to a few fiesta owners and all say that its a bit hard. One of them who earlier owned a OHC said that the back seat was terrible on the fiesta. So i think for those who have experienced good suspensions, its really touch to adjust to the harder shocks of the ford.
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If you have elantra in your list, you should be checking out Optra magnum too. I have not seen magnum.. but took an optra taxi on a holiday trip.. the road was bad.. under construction.. lot of dust/smoke from the vehicles in the front.. optra shielded us from all the mess.. very good family car.
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Guys, the Optra Magnum is definitley there in my view finder...but the problem with is is that ABS and other goodies come only in the highest end model which costs well over 10 lacs ex showroom in Kerala..that would be stretching my budget too much...

I have anyway booked/talked to the dealer to provide a TD asap...will decide after that...thnaks for all the responses...the forum rocks.

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Buy Maruti Suzuki SX4 they are soon coming with DDiS 1.9 for it
Guys, some more information on this please. I am also planning to have a new car, a diesel car.
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Buy Maruti Suzuki SX4 they are soon coming with DDiS 1.9 for it
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Guys, some more information on this please. I am also planning to have a new car, a diesel car.
i don't think the maruti will come with a 1.9 ddis engine in the sx4

i think it will come come with a 1.3 ddis 90 bhp engine

hey basilmabraham

the optera magnum would be a great car for you

and please give a view on the td of the car on the forum

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I will surely update the existing magnum TD report with my impressions once the TD is over...the problem is that the dealer is not too sure of when I can get a TD...:(
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I will surely update the existing magnum TD report with my impressions once the TD is over...the problem is that the dealer is not too sure of when I can get a TD...:(
After going through the thread, couldn't understand why you have avoided Hyundai Verna CRDi. Any specific reasons?

Fiesta is small compared to the Optra magnum and the elantra. So, if your budget permits, choose between the two of them.
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CrazyDriver - For me the Verna is too much power in a not so good looking car...its a nice car, but not exactly what I am looking for...I would like something in a class higher...

considered the Fiesta, though smaller, coz loved everything about the car, except may be the Ford brand name...

Friends who own Verna says, its a bit of a trick to drive in city, too much power...also I have a feeling that I may go overboard with that much power at my disposal...so consciously avoiding the Verna, taking a safer decision, I guess...

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Old 26th June 2007, 20:19   #26
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Chevvy cars (Optra,Aveo,UVA,Spark) have very good smooth ride similar to Opel, However I am not sure If Chevvy cars provide better ride or Fiat cars in comparision.

According to me Fiat, Chevvy, Tata cars in India provide best ride for Indian bad roads.

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If you can wait for some time. Wait for both SX$ diesel and AVeo Diesel.. which might take a while... but surely worth a wait.
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