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Old 13th December 2005, 02:30   #16
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do the unheard.

buy a contessa petrol and convert it into an american muscle car.
costs within 1 lakh.
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Old 13th December 2005, 12:54   #17
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do the unheard.

buy a contessa petrol and convert it into an american muscle car.
costs within 1 lakh.
thats a nice idea. The 1.8 Isuzu engine can easily handle a lot more. Has anyone does this before ? I would like to try that out myself but it would be better if I can get guidance from anyone who had tried that before.
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Old 13th December 2005, 14:44   #18
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What about buying a Matiz ?
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Old 13th December 2005, 18:10   #19
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do the unheard.

buy a contessa petrol and convert it into an american muscle car.
costs within 1 lakh.
I think HM did sale a version of Contessa with 1.8L Isuzu engine! It was marketed as Contessa Classic 1.8 or something.
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Old 14th December 2005, 06:06   #20
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yes.

It has twin headlights
power windows
central locking
power steering
a/c
pu seats

and best of all its a rear wheel drive.

A 1.8 Isuzu engine that can be modded to a a great extent and all this for just

under 1 lakh.



How I know? I was behind this project since 2 years. The price of a fully loaded well maintained Used contessa from HM dealer was quoted around 40k. plus all hte modifications were to cost me another 35K + paint+xenons.+ Huge alloys with spinners.
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i would recommend daewoo nexia or cielo executive ,both the cars are steal at this price and i bet you will fall in love with them if you keep them,i had a cielo ,finding spares is never a problem and maintaince is lot cheaper than ikon and accent.try to get post2000 models.

hi guys i wanted to buy a car within the 100000 bracket. i recently spotted a cielo - 97 make. clocked 57000 km. the owner is quoting 64k. the thing is i am worried about hte maintainence as the company has closed and i am doubtful about finding spares. Advice is welcome
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guys i spotted a nexia '99 make alon with a rta approved gas kit. The owner is willing to sell it for 1.6l (negotiable) ... the car looks good. is it worth a buy?
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guys i spotted a nexia '99 make alon with a rta approved gas kit. The owner is willing to sell it for 1.6l (negotiable) ... the car looks good. is it worth a buy?
I'm not sure about hyd rates, but in bangalore, my friend sold a reasonably good nexia for 1.4 L (good running condition, but cracked windshield), 99 make i think, gas kit. So you should should be safe for around 1.4 i guess.

BTW , spares are available it seems, imported from malaysia or some such place, slightly costly, but the original parts were too. So nothing to complain about.
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guys i spotted a nexia '99 make alon with a rta approved gas kit. The owner is willing to sell it for 1.6l (negotiable) ... the car looks good. is it worth a buy?

if getting spares is not a problem for you then a Nexia is a good buy also BARGAIN HARD
a 99 cielo/nexia can be got for 0.80-1.10(max) lakhs here
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also i know this guy who is selling his cielo for 60k... so was wondering if a nexia is so much better than the cielo?
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Nexia is anyday a better buy than the cielo.

In Ahmedabad in sometime around 2004 summer I cielo fully loaded with cd changer and spoiler and gas kit with clear papers was 75k negotiable.

A contessa petrol fully loaded(minus the spoiler and cd changer) was 38k.

the old siena was 1.60 and the ikon 1.6 version 1 1.98
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i am going to use the car for 3-4 months only so looking for a car which will sell off easy too...
conti and cielo are not easy to sell...
yesterday i saw a Opel Astra 97 model
WB Number...with NOC
NRI used...
the body line is not soo good its getting rusted in 2-3 places...so i said no to it...
he was asking 85K...(Nego)

i am still looking for gypse/sen/uno...

if any one know one less than 100K please let me know...
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frankly speaking if you want to sell the car quickly and not loose much amount then go for a maruti 800.

astra,conti, nexia,cielo and others will be hard to sell in the market in a short period of time.
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Nexia is anyday a better buy than the cielo.

In Ahmedabad in sometime around 2004 summer I cielo fully loaded with cd changer and spoiler and gas kit with clear papers was 75k negotiable.

A contessa petrol fully loaded(minus the spoiler and cd changer) was 38k.

the old siena was 1.60 and the ikon 1.6 version 1 1.98
so you think i should go aead with it???
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buddy the prices I asked were 2 years ago.

I wouldnt pay more than 50k for a cielo or nexia in good condition fully loaded.

but see my post above for resale prices.
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