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Old 24th January 2010, 01:37   #16
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There have been issues with wagonr duo. Do a through research before you decided on it. There a few threads on tbhp/carwale regarding this, do check up.
There can always be an issue with alternative fuel cars; be it a CNG or LPG.
May be that's one of the reasons, people still think a lot before buying them.
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Old 25th January 2010, 12:23   #17
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I heard that wear and tear in LPG vehicles is much higher than petrol/diesel.
Reason being unlike traditional fuel there is no lubrication and moving parts get worn out faster due to this ??
This is what a service center service engineer told me.

Any inputs on this by some experts or is this just false ?
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I heard that wear and tear in LPG vehicles is much higher than petrol/diesel.
Reason being unlike traditional fuel there is no lubrication and moving parts get worn out faster due to this ??
This is what a service center service engineer told me.

Any inputs on this by some experts or is this just false ?
The same had been told to me too from a service engineer of some auto company. But can't say whether its true or just a marketing gimmick to lure customers to their product.
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wmanu,

Greenhorn has provided a very good link, please go through the information. The link made me go for a diesel when I was researching for new wheels.
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I'd say go the LPG route only if the car is for mostly city runs. Otherwise I would buy a diesel.
Futher discussion on the topic here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-electric.html (CNG vs. LPG VS. Petrol vs. Diesel vs. Electric)
Yes, it will mostly run in Bangalore city, around 20km a day. Thanks for sharing the link, I'll explore it further.

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Wagon R would be the safest bet. IMO Spark's FE would be lower as compared to Wagon R.
Thank you. Wagon R and Spark are on the top list for test drive. Let us see the results.

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wmanu,
Greenhorn has provided a very good link, please go through the information. The link made me go for a diesel when I was researching for new wheels.
Yes, diesel would be wise pick. But the budget would be a constraint for my brother. I've to take a brainstorming session.
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Old 27th January 2010, 09:32   #21
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The same had been told to me too from a service engineer of some auto company. But can't say whether its true or just a marketing gimmick to lure customers to their product.
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I heard that wear and tear in LPG vehicles is much higher than petrol/diesel. Reason being unlike traditional fuel there is no lubrication and moving parts get worn out faster due to this ??
This is what a service center service engineer told me.

Any inputs on this by some experts or is this just false ?
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There can always be an issue with alternative fuel cars; be it a CNG or LPG.
May be that's one of the reasons, people still think a lot before buying them.
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There have been issues with wagonr duo. Do a through research before you decided on it. There a few threads on tbhp/carwale regarding this, do check up.
I'm not sure about these LPG complaints. I own a 800 with factory fitted LPG kit, runs without any trouble for past 3 years with 20k on odo. I used to clean LPG pipes/fittings along with every service.

I had to replace the fuse once, sometime last year. That was the only issue occurred with mine. May be me being lucky?
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Hmmm, its going to be a tough decision. By the way, is LPG really cheaper in the long run as compared to the Diesel option? Since the cost of the LPG is included in the car, i believe its more or less almost similar to an equivalent diesel car.
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I d go for a Spark which in my opinion is the best looker of the lot. I havent heard of any issues with the LPG version of the same from people I know.
If not the Spark, I d go for the Wagon R. Tried and trusted, reliable and peppy.
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Hmmm, its going to be a tough decision. By the way, is LPG really cheaper in the long run as compared to the Diesel option? Since the cost of the LPG is included in the car, i believe its more or less almost similar to an equivalent diesel car.
Yes, I knew it'll be tough to make a decision. That's why I post my query in this forum to get as much as expert opinion as possible.

For his budget, he can afford only Indica V2 or Vista in diesel territory. But is it worth considering Indica?

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I d go for a Spark which in my opinion is the best looker of the lot. I havent heard of any issues with the LPG version of the same from people I know.
If not the Spark, I d go for the Wagon R. Tried and trusted, reliable and peppy.
Thank you. Most probably, he'll decide among these two over coming weekend after test drives.
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Thank you. Yes, we did consider the entry level diesels initially but later on dropped the idea. Because my brother's wife is a beginner in driving and she plans to drive/experience driving in this vehicle. I head clutch in diesel vehicles will damage sooner if we do not drive properly. Am I correct in this take?
Since the car is going to be driven mostly by a beginner driver, you should go for the Spark as it will amount to greater peace of mind for next three years, and then after, if you want you can exchange it for any other Car, and the company maintained car will fetch better Price.
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Yes, I knew it'll be tough to make a decision. That's why I post my query in this forum to get as much as expert opinion as possible.

For his budget, he can afford only Indica V2 or Vista in diesel territory. But is it worth considering Indica?



Thank you. Most probably, he'll decide among these two over coming weekend after test drives.
Take a test-drive and then think over them.I too was recently in your brother's shoes, I too wanted to purchase a car which could be run on alternate fuel like CNG or LPG. But later on I changed my decision.
Its worth considering.
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The funniest advice they gave once is to look for the tyre pressue everytime.
It does effect mileage. What is so funny?


On the topic:
I would say go for the Spark. Looks good. The WagonR will be given a facelift in a while. The "Duo" version should get the facelift as well. If you're keen on buying the WagonR, get it now. The new one is ugly!
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Wagon R , as it is already in the market for around 3 years , rest of them are still to prove that they work without any serious issues.

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IMHO Spark is having sequential LPG kit and WagonR a conventional kit.
On this point i believe spark would be a better choice for better drivability and better FE for city driving conditions.
my two rs.
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Fiat is also going to come up with Punto CNG. It was displayed in AutoShow.
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