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View Poll Results: Flair v LXi v IndigoGLS v Corsa 1.4GSi v Petra1.6 - War of the Econo-3-boxers
Ford Ikon Flair 11 13.58%
Maruti Esteem LXi 6 7.41%
Opel Corsa 1.4 GSi 2 2.47%
Tata Indigo GLS 3 3.70%
Fiat Petra 1.6 56 69.14%
Hyundai Accent 1.5 GLE 3 3.70%
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Old 19th September 2004, 03:41   #1
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Make your choice of econo-3-boxers from the above in the 4.75-5.5 lakh band.

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Well my choice is the Petra 1.6. With a solid build quality, great ride and handling package and a robust and perky engine coupled with decent running costs, it is the car to have for me in the price range. What say?

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No brainer. Fiat Petra! You have already given all the reasons.
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Tata Indigo ...anyday....loads of comfort...good fuel efficiency..cheap to maintain..excellently priced....i can live with the not so good fit and finish!!!

Petra would be second.. no doubt!!!
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Put in the Ikon 1.6 Zxi instead of the flair or the petra 1.2 , then we have a contest !!

rite now , im holding back my vote !
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the petra no doubt..
stratos we r talkin bout the petrol indigo which is less FE than petra.....
the flair is much better value than lxi...
ford should have given power steerin as an option in the lxi atleast....
any one have the features of the accent GLE
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Didn't even have to think twice.....Fiat Petra!
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I was going to close my eyes and vote for the Petra 1.6....but...I alomost ended up voting for the Accent. So i decided that i would keep my eyes open and vote for this one.
The Petra it is. Pretty much the complete package for me.
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Damn, thats got to be a unianimous opinion on the Petra. And with a full 6 choices!!

You guys know my choice

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Fiat Petra.....the ultimate winner!
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Of course the Petra makes the most sensible choice here but I wonder how many of us would really go & buy it. Its service doesn't inspire confidence & Fiat does little to promote it. Plus to add to the fact that Fiat's are depreciation disasters.
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Accent GLE is nothing but renamed GVS.
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Hey RJ

The GLE is back. Apparently it is the GVS without fog lamps and maybe one or two more features. Priced at around 5.4-5.5 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai.

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the GVS never came with fog lamps
The GVS had PS , PW and rear defogger.
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The Ikon for me...however with the 1.6.

Petra is nice, but I don't think I'll ever buy one. can't stand the look of it! Would rather buy a Palio 1.6 anyday.

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