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Old 11th July 2004, 13:10   #16
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hey rudra i missed your review earlier, but very insightful one nonetheless. as long as you found a car that serves the purpose you wanted it to, all is well. very well written too. now awaiting your Amby review and the 800.
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Quote[/b] (jesal @ July 11 2004,01:40)]optra lover will be upset for sure

http://img22.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img22&image=OptraB1.jpg
all I can say is.....OUCH!!! Thats gotta hurt!

Hope the occupants are ok.

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Old 14th August 2004, 17:11   #18
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Hey Rudra....Great Review! u covered almost all aspects of the car! maybe u can update us on the service ur getting from ur dealer at a later date.


WOW!! that's some bang up!!!!! How the hell did the guy manage to crush a heavy safe car like the optra like that!!! I guess they will have to scrap that optra. Don't think it can be repaired!



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Old 14th August 2004, 18:53   #19
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all i can say is wow!!!!!!!!
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any idea when the optra is being launched in a diesel version? would sure like to pick that one rather than a skoda
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Old 16th August 2004, 00:28   #20
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Hey guys , check the new Optra model DE, called the Design EDition
the following changes are made

1. new grille
2. 15 inch 12 spoke alloys (honestly welcome this move)
3. a roof mountable DVD player with cordless headphones

check www.chevrolet.co.in for more detailed pics
Rudra , are u listening ?



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Old 16th August 2004, 00:36   #21
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didnt find anything abt it on the official site

but there is a pic and details on the bs motoring site::: details abt the optra design edition

believe only 150 cars r being made



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AAdix,
just log on to www.chevrolet.co.in
Another window will pop up , which is the window for the new Optra DE
if u do not get the popup , change yr browser setting to allow pop-up windows
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its basically the Chinese Optra. The Optra sold in China and Canada also i guess come with that grille.

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Sold as the Buick Excel in China I think?
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Quote[/b] (dipen @ Aug. 15 2004,22:58)]Rudra , are u listening ?
Hey Dipen.
Yes I'm listening. Like the alloy. I need to sell my 14 inches to get them. Over and above the tyre cost.
Seen this car in KL. I prefer the old grill though.
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amazing car and will whip butts of quite a few at high speeds and bloody silent inside.. and Rudra u have an excellent sound system, can u post the details of the config..
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Quote[/b] (Jaggu @ Aug. 19 2004,13:12)]and Rudra u have an excellent sound system, can u post the details of the config..
Blaupunkt 120 watt speakers (4 nos on doors), Blaupunkt tweeters, 4 channel Blaupunkt amp and Blaupunkt subwoofer.

No good for new type musics. Fader control is in "0" position to avoid unwanted boomy bass. Bass level +1. Fantastic for jazz and world music.
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yup i give 9/10 for the regular listeners taste (not waking up the neighbhours kinds)
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why the hell do they call the new Optra as Optra DE,it not a new design , as this design already exists in other countries.

if they made some real cosmetic changes only for the indian market or a new design has come up in other countries, then only should they be calling it a new DESIGN Edition.

why do they fool the ppl , why not rather call it a simple limited edition!!
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Dipen, you're 100% right. But It's the easy way out to pull some 'murga' customers to showroom. Anything comes here as limited edition means cosmetic add on only.
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