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Old 16th August 2005, 18:43   #1
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Folks please rate these cars based on the handling quality and comfort (suspension, ride quality, road manners, suitable for long drive, steering feedback, body roll, cornering ability)

Baleno
Ikon
Optra
NHC
Lancer
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Comfort - Optra, NHC, Lancer, Ikon, Baleno
Handling - Baleno, Lancer, Optra, Ikon, NHC

The are according to me...don't know how the rest of members find it
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i feel the NHC is too bouncy i mean sitting in the cabin you can feel almost all the bumps

so comfort wise i guess its optra lancer baleno NHC and then the ikon

and handling wise the optra baleno lancer ikon and NHC..i dont feel the NHC is very good in handling as its to high and not low unlike the others


thats what i feel.


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handling quality and comfort (suspension, ride quality, road manners, suitable for long drive, steering feedback, body roll, cornering ability)

Baleno
Ikon
Optra
NHC
Lancer
Comfort - optra , NHC , Ikon/Baleno , Lancer

handling - Ikon , Optra , Baleno , Lancer , NHC
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Comfort - Optra, NHC, Lancer, Ikon, Baleno
I definitely know Baleno has way better comfort than NHC and Lancer even with 60 profile tyres, in stock tyres Baleno blows away Lancer/Ikon/NHC.

Comfort- Optra, Baleno, and the rest I am not sure about the order.
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COmfort - Optra , Baleno ,Lancer ,NHC and Ikon

Handling - Ikon,Optra ,lancer ,Baleno and NHC
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Comfort:- Optra, Baleno, Lancer, Ikon & NHC
Aircon:- Lancer, Baleno, Optra, NHC & Ikon
Handling:- Lancer, Optra, Baleno, Ikon & NHC
Braking:- Lancer, Baleno, Optra, NHC, Ikon

Choose your pick!!
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Of the lot, the Optra is the most comfortable while the Ikon handles better than all the others. I'm not very good at grading the rest of them into the remaining spaces...
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I see that Optra consistently scores above NHC and Baleno is very close to NHC.
I did not have a good opinion about NHC ride and suspension. That is why i wanted to know how it is rated.

After driving a santro for long time i have realized the need for a good suspension in cars. My other car Ikon had a good suspension too. Dont want to end up with another car that every moment keeps reminding me how bad the road that i travel is.

Optra 1.6LS Biege, BS-3 at 8.55 L is a good offer?
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Go for it Man. Lancer needs Autophyche's hands to look good these days
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For meee...

Comfort - Optra , Ikon , Lancer, NHC

handling - Optra, Lancer, Ikon , NHC

well about Baleno ...
have not Driven one yet so cant say...
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Comfort : Optra, Lancer, NHC, Ikon
Handling: Lancer, Optra, IKON, NHC
Maintenance: Lancer

About Baleno, I have not driven - No idea.
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Optra 1.6LS Biege, BS-3 at 8.55 L is a good offer?
whats the offer in that ?thats the price on road ?
the base model Optra is 6,99ex ..we (me n dad) too are trying close the deal on the Optra 1.6LS beige ,negotiating for alloy wheels since we get Rs.20000 as loyalty bonus ..
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Folks please rate these cars based on the handling quality and comfort (suspension, ride quality, road manners, suitable for long drive, steering feedback, body roll, cornering ability)

Baleno
Ikon
Optra
NHC
Lancer
Ride Quality/ Suspension : Optra , Baleno, Lancer, NHC, Ikon
Road Manners : Optra, Ikon, Lancer, Baleno, NHC
Suitable for long drive : Optra, Baleno, Lancer, NHC, Ikon
Steerinng Feedback : Ikon, Baleno, Lancer, Optra, NHC
Body roll : Ikon, Optra, Lancer, Baleno (modified tyres) , NHC
Cornering Ability : Optra, Baleno (modified tyres), Ikon, NHC
Comfort : Optra, Baleno, Lancer, NHC, Ikon

have only rated on the parameters asked...long term reliability / ease of service / FE etc not considered

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whats the offer in that ?thats the price on road ?
the base model Optra is 6,99ex ..we (me n dad) too are trying close the deal on the Optra 1.6LS beige ,negotiating for alloy wheels since we get Rs.20000 as loyalty bonus ..
The on road price mentioned by Sundaram Motors, Chennai was Rs.9.25L and then they said they are giving such huge discounts for some corporates!
what is the onroad for the 1.6Ls biege elsewhere?
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