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Old 16th November 2004, 22:34   #1
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guys,

just saw this on rediff.com....seems like the new grill is gonna be the look of the optra in 2005 .

read about it here.

any more info on the interiors ??

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Old 16th November 2004, 23:49   #2
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hey the new look is good...

and even the list of added features.
btw i love that colour and those alloys.

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but then wasnt that grill supposed to be only on the special edition 150 cars ?

now what happens to those cars that were bought as the special edition? they will look the same as the 2005 ny optra..no novelty factor ??

whoaa...
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novelty doesnt last for long...it wud have become a passe neways.

But the alloys i believe are different...and the special editions i saw were in one colour only that was something like gold brownish.

So i guess you can differentiate them from the alloys atleast if not the colour.

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the same with the old honda city which was offered in a limited edition black which later became standard ...
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here is the car it luks nice and gud features added.. well done gm finally..
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Had been to the GM website and checked it out. All of the new features (ABS, EBD, 15" Alloys, Dual Airbags etc.) are available only for the 1.8LT and above, and some for 1.8LS. For 1.6, its all the same except for the new grille. But overall a good move considering that Elantra and Skoda were harping on the fact that Optra lacked the safetey features like ABS, Dual Airbags etc.

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I prefer this new grille. The old one was too Daewooish and too korean.
but kudos to GM. ABS, Twin Air bags, EBD, great to know that safety is being given top priority and to top it all this for 7.5 L.
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For 7.5L you still get the existing Optra with the new grille. You need to pay 8.5L+ to get some new features and around 10L to get all of them.
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so much for re-sale value
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cool piece of news
but they should launch an diesel also
now lets hear the pricing and then talk
what say guys

oh yeah and sorry to my economist friends who own optras and worry about resale values i know how it feels - palio1.6, nexia, ikon etc
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