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Chevy Magnum 91 43.13%
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Old 4th August 2007, 13:02   #46
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News of Optra TCDi Automatic is in the latest issue of AutoCar India.
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News of Optra TCDi Automatic is in the latest issue of AutoCar India.
Do they also outline any expected date by which it should be out?
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Optra Magnum would be my choice in given poll but still Civic do attracts me a lot.
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UPDATE : Magnum is coming with 5 Speed Auto box to take on the Civic Auto and Octavia Auto
there are very few who buy a octavia AUTo as it SUCKS.
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there are very few who buy a octavia AUTo as it SUCKS.
How come?! Do elaborate the negatives for our convenience.

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How come?! Do elaborate the negatives for our convenience.

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when you drive one. . . you obviously get the comfort of an auto, but when you put ur foot down to accelerate the computer in the car takes atlest 3 seconds to understand that that acc pedal has been gunned and hence it needs to downshift for highher acceleration.

and also becase of the auto, the acceleration has become even slower.

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when you drive one. . . you obviously get the comfort of an auto, but when you put ur foot down to accelerate the computer in the car takes atlest 3 seconds to understand that that acc pedal has been gunned and hence it needs to downshift for highher acceleration.

and also becase of the auto, the acceleration has become even slower.

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huh ? are you serious. Dude i love the DSG and i think its the only thing after Octavia shape i like in that car. The engine reponse to the throttle is something i like in this car.
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when you put ur foot down to accelerate the computer in the car takes atlest 3 seconds to understand that that acc pedal has been gunned and hence it needs to downshift for highher acceleration.

and also becase of the auto, the acceleration has become even slower.
Thats how automatics work. This isn't a Octavia specific problem. BUT, have you driven the DSG equipped Laura? Try it!


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huh ? are you serious. Dude i love the DSG and i think its the only thing after Octavia shape i like in that car. The engine reponse to the throttle is something i like in this car.
He is talking about the Octavia Automatic.
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when you drive one. . . you obviously get the comfort of an auto, but when you put ur foot down to accelerate the computer in the car takes atlest 3 seconds to understand that that acc pedal has been gunned and hence it needs to downshift for highher acceleration.

and also becase of the auto, the acceleration has become even slower.

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Oh No!! If that is the case in the Magnum Auto too then it would be a real bummer. Because I was hoping that by putting an automatic in the Magnum the intial turbo lags which it normally suffers would be negated. Lets see what comes out of it.
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VFM probably Magnum would win... but then the snob value, the interiors, the exteriors and the sheer delight of ownership?? I guess Civic would win there... If we are all that concerned about FE then I guess it is better to go for a petrol car which is down a class from Civic... I quite agree with the line of thought above that an Optra Mag basically would hint that one went for efficiency that sheer performance and snobbiness...
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I vote for the Civic 'coz I already bought it 2 weeks back :-). I am not regretting, it is an awesome car and I love the Driver seat position (it took me 10 days to set that :-) LOL )

I liked the rear seating in Magnum, it was so comfy.
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Its Civic all the way. Optra, whether a magnum or not, is still just a chevy. And all chevys have 1 common problem. They all try to hard to be desireable, they try to be a sports luxury saloon....but it just cannot cut the cake. Its bulky and made keeping fat cheese-eating americans in mind.

But thats only when its compared to the honda civic which got my vote with no competition.
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the magnum for me. why? very simply because our main car runs about 4000 - 5000 kms min a month.
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Hard decision.... Finally Magnum for me for VFM
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I am right now in the process of deciding between the Magnum, Octavia (Classic) and Civic.
I might go in favour of Civic primarily because of the futuristic looks and the resale value.
I am told that Chevy's have a dreadful resale value and the service (atleast in Bangalore) is nothing to write home about.
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