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Old 8th August 2005, 13:30   #46
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Choice 3: Bharat stage III ELX model. Fully loaded of my color choice; rear spoiler, alloy wheels, stone guard etc etc. Net price 584K.
My vote would be for this choice. I am a bit stumped though. No power windows on the ELPS?
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Old 8th August 2005, 13:37   #47
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I just don't understand why so many guys are against Palio/Petra. I own a Palio 1.2(2002) model. Its gives me decent 11.5 in city (partial AC). And 14 in highways.

Guys, First test ride it.
Then you'll know about it.

Atlast you'll get what you deseve.
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Old 8th August 2005, 13:38   #48
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My vote would be for this choice. I am a bit stumped though. No power windows on the ELPS?
Yes, even I was stuck for choice there. My budget was for the ELPS variant. But when I found out that I'll be getting a sedan without power windows I decided on the (much better on features) ELX.

ELX scores over ELPS on many points, viz.
Leather PS (I don't think ELPS has leather)
Elctronically adjusting side mirrors
Rear spoiler
Alloy wheels
Power windows
Body colored moldings (handles, mirrors)

However, it still comes with tubed wheels. I would recommend upgrading to tubeless ones.

Hope this helps.
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Old 8th August 2005, 14:16   #49
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Thanks camry. My confusion arose because I have a Euro II Petra EL (no P's and S's ) that has power windows. Funny. I wonder if anyone will buy the ELPS in this case.
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However, it still comes with tubed wheels. I would recommend upgrading to tubeless ones..
In case you decide to upgrade to tubeless (which you should), the difference should be around Rs. 3,500/-.
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Nobody is against petra/palio. They are great cars. What people are against is the company, or to be more specific how it treats its customers. And the story started with 118NE which we owned. After padmini exited, fiat continued its erring ways, giving dealers a free hand in mistreating customers. Enough has been discussed on TBHP about fiat, you can search threads and you will find out lots.
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In case you decide to upgrade to tubeless (which you should), the difference should be around Rs. 3,500/-.
That would be (3500/tyre) * 5 = INR 17,500. Correct?

(I didn't upgrade!!)
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That would be (3500/tyre) * 5 = INR 17,500.
No, no! I meant it for all 5 tyres. I changed tyres of my Petra EL from tubed ones to tubeless for difference of Rs. 3500 /-. A 175/65 tubeless tyre costs 2500/- without exchange (I had to buy another tyre, when I burst front tyre when something sharp tore apart its sidewalls ).

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No, no! I meant it for all 5 tyres. I changed tyres of my Petra EL from tubed ones to tubeless for difference of Rs. 3500 /-. A 175/65 tubeless tyre costs 2500/- without exchange (I had to buy another tyre, when I burst front tyre when something sharp tore apart its sidewalls ).
Oh, ok. What brand are you recommending? I thought you were recommending the more expensive ones like Michelin or Pirelli.
I suppose CEATs or MRFs cost less.
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Oh, ok. What brand are you recommending? I thought you were recommending the more expensive ones like Michelin or Pirelli.
I suppose CEATs or MRFs cost less.
I have Goodyear on my car. I guess, Michelin certis or Goodyear GSD III are more preferred here. For Michelins, the difference should be around 7000/- odd. Don't have any idea about MRF or CEAT.
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I would suggest go for Bridgestone..they are good and easy on pocket too then phoren ones.

You will not regret ur decision
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