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Old 24th April 2009, 10:44   #31
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To confuse you more

Skoda superb 3.6 FSI - 0-100 - 6.6 sec.
lancer mivec - 0-100 - 6.7 sec (all under 7.5lkhs & you dont have to be too careful in city at all)

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Skoda superb 3.6 FSI - 0-100 - 6.6 sec.
lancer mivec - 0-100 - 6.7 sec (all under 7.5lkhs & you dont have to be too careful in city at all)
then again the mivec is so much smaller and dosent have any features + he has to go through the process of swapping whereas with the superb he gets it right from the dealership.
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He will have to baby the Superb though. It might come with an Indian price tag, but repairs will certainly be European.
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Old 24th April 2009, 11:03   #34
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Lancer is anyway great handler, he just have to run on neovas and better brake pads. The kit will come with all side disk brakes aswell or how will a cedia+mivec engine sound.

Skoda superb 3.6 FSI - 25lakhs
lancer mivec - 7.5lkhs

Price difference is too much and i think he can go through the process of swapping easily as he has mentioned that he can wait for 6+months aswell. People in bombay, chennai have already tried & tested so he can get all the help from them.

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Not much can be coaxed out of that engine. Not an option unless he wants to go for an EVO conversion.
If one is open to turbo'ing, that block can do 250bhp reliably without engine failures. Thats what the rally boys are doing.
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lancer mivec - 0-100 - 6.7 sec (all under 7.5lkhs & you don't have to be too careful in city at all)
Whoa! Under 6.7s? And how reliable is this MIVEC conversion? I haven't seen any long term reviews here, maybe i should search harder.

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If one is open to turbo'ing, that block can do 250bhp reliably without engine failures. That's what the rally boys are doing.
yep. i remember reading in ACI somewhere that the rallyboys are hitting 200+ bhp without much sweat in in this one.
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Folks

How does one get holds of this Lancer MIVEC one. Sorry but I'm a complete novice here so help me understand this. Also how well rounded a package this would be. It looks like a car purpose built for only one thing - performance. How is it going to be maintained and do the routine upkeep if anything goes wrong esp at a place where I live.

Sure performance is what I want primarily but I would prefer the package to be a well rounded one (meaning it can take to other boring duties as I have mentioned in my first post) and wouldn't mind some luxury and comfort to go with it even if it requires some extra dough.

Rephrasing my requirement - Require a VFM performance but practical sedan that can be used for everyday tasks also.
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@Skywalker & @entropy
Check this thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...cer-mivec.html (Mitsubishi Lancer - MIVEC)

i guess you can contact them for your needs in mumbai
KS Motorsport...>>>

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Sure performance is what I want primarily but I would prefer the package to be a well rounded one (meaning it can take to other boring duties as I have mentioned in my first post) and wouldn't mind some luxury and comfort to go with it even if it requires some extra dough.

Rephrasing my requirement - Require a VFM performance but practical sedan that can be used for everyday tasks also.

Get a used Skoda Octavia RS (as new ones are not available). You could get one under under 8lakhs, throw in 2-3lakhs for mods and your done. It'll be faster than the Lancer Mivec and more comfy and safe too. Might even smoke the new Accord V6.

Its fast, safe, very well equipped, you'll get it at half the price of the new Accord V6, lots of room for mods performance wise.

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If you are vary of a used Octavia RS, you can still buy a new Octavia 1.8 TPi and pimp it to your needs! Chip it, add 16" alloys, fatter rubber, headers, FFE, much more and still save ~10 lakhs on your budget (of 25L).
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Guys, JMD skoda has 3.6 TSI is stock i think, atleast released as it is shown on their site. here is a link - Buy Skoda Superb 3.6 TSI Petrol in Mumbai
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Whoa! Under 6.7s? And how reliable is this MIVEC conversion? I haven't seen any long term reviews here, maybe i should search harder.
Stock Mivec will not do those times, but yes it is quick, and great fun to drive. And karthik, they're quicker than an RS.


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yep. i remember reading in ACI somewhere that the rallyboys are hitting 200+ bhp without much sweat in in this one.
No chance of 'without much sweat'. Nothing is left stock on those cars, except the crankcase.

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If one is open to turbo'ing, that block can do 250bhp reliably without engine failures. Thats what the rally boys are doing.
How can you compare a super-high-compression NA race setup to a daily drive turbo setup?
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The rear leg room is bad in the 3 series. Using the rear seats regularly is a pain in that car. I'm pretty sure the leg room is less than the laura. But it's one of the best cars to drive
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thanks brraj!

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Stock Mivec will not do those times, but yes it is quick, and great fun to drive. And karthik, they're quicker than an RS.
quicker than an RS is saying a lot! good piece of Info.

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No chance of 'without much sweat'. Nothing is left stock on those cars, except the crankcase.
well, guess u cant believe everything you read thanks for that clarification.
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Mivec. Yummy.

Well as it produces 175bhp stock, it will smoke any Octy RS out there.

And if you keep it stock, no reliability issues !

Really a case of having your cake and eating it too.

Go for it. The superb will be a pain to maintain, and you will have to be careful in the city. The lancer, on the other hand, you could throw around with wild abandon
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