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Old 18th April 2007, 13:59   #226
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The 1.0E (Rs. 3.09 Lacs) has no power steering and no Airconditioning, the 1.0 gets airconditioning but NO power steering. So if you want a Spark with just the basic features, you got to put your cheque down for either the LS or LT variant.

The 1.0E is about Rs. 12,000 less then the Zen Estilo right? But doesn't the Zen come with both A/C and PS?
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Old 18th April 2007, 14:03   #227
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Guys I cleared my browser cache.. Tried with mozilla and IE but still I can see only 3 message boxes one of which asks for phone number... Can anybody post the direct URL?

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Old 18th April 2007, 14:04   #228
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Yes Amit thats exactly what I saying. The Estilo LXi comes with AC and electronics power steering. Like you said it all comes down to the LS and LT which in mumbai should range between 4.25 to 4.5 lakhs. Doesnt that come into Estilo Vxi teriitory?

Power steering is one thing but i feel AC should be mandatory in any car these days.
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Chevrolet Spark

this is the only link. the entire site is on flash.
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I've been following this thread for long time and just checked the chevy webpage.

My observation: Chevy has tried to keep the following elements same (i'm not detailing the tech specs but just the commercials)

1) 4 variants of Spark 4 variants of Matiz (back in 99-00)
2) Even the Matiz base model didnt had AC ...forget PS (Spark 1.0E Matiz SA)
3) Second variant does not have PS (Spark 1.0 Matiz SD)
4) Pricing of both almost in the same range (i'll try to search for Matiz' quotation that I got 7 years ago)
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Old 18th April 2007, 14:56   #231
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I like the service and spare part comparison available on the website. It give a good picture of maintainence of the vehicle. I hope the other companies do follow these for their vehicles.

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From the pictures on website, and features mentioned, it seems that there is no tachometer (Even on top end model)
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I like the service and spare part comparison available on the website. It give a good picture of maintainence of the vehicle. I hope the other companies do follow these for their vehicles.
The comparison is pretty much useless unless it is a total cost comparison (i.e. including things like labour costs etc.). Otherwise it gives a very distorted tinge to the whole thing.

A little off-topic, but is there any site that perhaps does compare the total cost (and perhaps mileage) between different cars?
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From the pictures on website, and features mentioned, it seems that there is no tachometer (Even on top end model)
does competitors have a tacho in their models ?
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Old 18th April 2007, 15:34   #235
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The ZEN, Wagon R & Indica have Tacho
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Old 18th April 2007, 16:26   #236
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The 1.0E (Rs. 3.09 Lacs) has no power steering and no Airconditioning, the 1.0 gets airconditioning but NO power steering. So if you want a Spark with just the basic features, you got to put your cheque down for either the LS or LT variant.

The 1.0E is about Rs. 12,000 less then the Zen Estilo right? But doesn't the Zen come with both A/C and PS?
I too think that the 1.0E is not much value, but the 1.0 could be value.
The Matiz had a *very light manual steering*.

I remember my relative buying a Matiz 8 years ago, and the salesman asked him to drive both the SD and the SG (one with A/C, other with A/C + PS); the manual steering itself required very little effort and my relative went for it (he still has it and its still good to drive).
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Old 18th April 2007, 16:55   #237
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From the pictures on website, and features mentioned, it seems that there is no tachometer (Even on top end model)
Even if it HAD a tacho, what's the use... it would've been pretty dangerous shifting gears according to the tacho, being placed at the centre of the dash!!!
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Old 18th April 2007, 20:35   #238
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Guys I cleared my browser cache.. Tried with mozilla and IE but still I can see only 3 message boxes one of which asks for phone number... Can anybody post the direct URL?

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Check this url. This should work. Chevrolet Spark instead of Chevrolet Spark. The 2nd will lead to the site which you are describing. The 1st site has all the details..

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Old 19th April 2007, 00:04   #239
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When Matiz was launched, there were 4 versions (i think SA, SD, SE and SP). The SD version was the most popular with a combi of decent features and VFM. The lauch prices were quite exhorbitant. Later on they were revised to decent levels. I bought my Matiz SD for Rs.3.75 OTR (no p/s). Yes, Matiz doesn't need p/s except when there are 4+ people and you are squeezing into a tight parking. Later on they launched a new model SG with p/s almost for the same price.

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I've been following this thread for long time and just checked the chevy webpage.

My observation: Chevy has tried to keep the following elements same (i'm not detailing the tech specs but just the commercials)

1) 4 variants of Spark 4 variants of Matiz (back in 99-00)
2) Even the Matiz base model didnt had AC ...forget PS (Spark 1.0E Matiz SA)
3) Second variant does not have PS (Spark 1.0 Matiz SD)
4) Pricing of both almost in the same range (i'll try to search for Matiz' quotation that I got 7 years ago)
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40K is quite a bit for an A segment buyer.

How are you going to justify the Spark over the Santro other than the fact that its a Matiz but wearing fresh new clothes. The Santro itself was Xinged a couple years ago. Santro has 100 cc more displacement.
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