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Old 15th October 2012, 21:40   #16
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I had visited Maruti showroom in Pune a few weeks back. Dealer said they now have started fitting sequential CNG kits on any of their petrol cars on order for Rs. 60,000. The dealer will fit it in factory and you will get all the standard warranty etc etc.

I think it is an amazing deal. I would suggest get a Dzire and get the CNG fitted from dealer. It will be a bigger car, very fuel efficient along with peace of mind of Maruti (A.S.S. as well as warranty etc). Plus even the Automatic option still remains.

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Why spend 6 lakh rupees on a compromise? Presuming your primary running will be in the city, just get yourself a Beat Diesel. Advantage:

- Equally economical and the practicality of diesel

- Superb driveability

- Excellent ride quality

- Far easier to drive in the city

- Modern inside out. Feels very contemporary
Primary running is in city only but I want to buy a sedan. Yes Beat is a very practical car for city but personally I don't like the styling of Beat.
Aveo CNG is the cheapest sedan availble with factory fitted CNG at the moment. It will cost me around 5.7 On Road Delhi. Would have loved to go for the Swift D but 1 lakh more on loan would mean higher interest overall.
Would definitely buy a diesel hatch later on.

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I had visited Maruti showroom in Pune a few weeks back. Dealer said they now have started fitting sequential CNG kits on any of their petrol cars on order for Rs. 60,000. The dealer will fit it in factory and you will get all the standard warranty etc etc.

I think it is an amazing deal. I would suggest get a Dzire and get the CNG fitted from dealer. It will be a bigger car, very fuel efficient along with peace of mind of Maruti (A.S.S. as well as warranty etc). Plus even the Automatic option still remains.

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Dzire Vxi is 5.94 On Road Delhi plus 60,000 for the kit would bring it equal to Swift D and Swift any day looks better than Dzire to me.
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How about a used Honda city. Petrols are a depreciation disaster nowadays and you should be getting one cheap.

I own one and were it not for the running costs, I would say its still the king of the segment. Its a very reliable machine and am sure it would run ok with a well installed CNG kit.

Your contact at GM will be able to help you source spares, but only 'IF' it is available in their inventory.

Please do not buy an Aveo. I know the deal is sweet and all but somewhere down the line you might regret it.
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Accent is dealer fit a sequential kit while Aveo is factory fit.
Accent was considered but Aveo is overall better build than Accent.

SX4 is available with CNG but On Road Price: Rs 8,37,282 way out of budget.



I personally know someone in GM so spares is not an issue, I hope it will be quite manageable.

As mentioned above SX4 is 8+ I would have loved to go for City but that would be 9+ definitely

Accent is available in CNG
Hi Yogii,

Massive discounts are being offered on the SX4 CNG version. Dealers are offering more than 50k discounts on the CNG version.

SX4 is one of the best cars to drive with proven VVT Engine. Just to let you know, Maruti would be rolling out a facelifted version of SX4 in Jan 2013.

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I had an Aveo for 3 years and can vouch for the rich interiors and immaculate build quality - if you can forgive the mushy handling, please go for it with your eyes closed.

It is ideal for your unique requirements and the interiors will bring quiet satisfaction every time you ride it.
I would second that. I too own an Aveo which is 3yrs old. Except for the lack of power when you need that sudden burst of overtaking on the highway, Interiors (LT model) ,ride comfort and build are very good.

No doubt getting a new Diesel Beat would be better. However if you want to go with the Aveo the car as such is good.

If you plan to retain it for self use fine however if you plan to sell it off shortly, then re-sale might be a bit difficult given that the model is discontinued.

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How about a used Honda city. Petrols are a depreciation disaster nowadays and you should be getting one cheap.

I own one and were it not for the running costs, I would say its still the king of the segment. Its a very reliable machine and am sure it would run ok with a well installed CNG kit.

Your contact at GM will be able to help you source spares, but only 'IF' it is available in their inventory.

Please do not buy an Aveo. I know the deal is sweet and all but somewhere down the line you might regret it.
As I have mentioned earlier I would have loved to go for the City but there are two things involved :

1. Finding a super clean just like new car which would be a difficult task. Even if I manage to find one the price would be close to new E/Corporate MT as preferably people buy S or V variants and value depreciation would be around that price range.

I went over to Honda recently
1.5 Corporate - 8.27 On Road Delhi
1.5 E MT - 8.90 On Road Delhi
1.5 S MT - 9.48 On Road Delhi
1.5 V MT - 10.07 On Road Delhi

2. To find a CNG installer who can do a perfect CNG sequential kit install just like a factory fit that too in a iVTEC would be even more difficult.

Yes maybe down the line there would be some issues about spares but by that time I would have enjoyed the Aveo to the full and also saved considerable amount of money

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Hi Yogii,

Massive discounts are being offered on the SX4 CNG version. Dealers are offering more than 50k discounts on the CNG version.

SX4 is one of the best cars to drive with proven VVT Engine. Just to let you know, Maruti would be rolling out a facelifted version of SX4 in Jan 2013.

BR

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SX4 is the best choice at the moment among CNG sedans but those discounts are more or less on paper

I went over to showroom
SX4 Vxi CNG - 8.67 On Road Delhi
They are providing 30,000 cash discount the rest 20-25,000 discount is exchange bonus and I don't have a car to exchange.

So, the actual price is 8.37 On Road way over my budget.

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I would second that. I too own an Aveo which is 3yrs old. Except for the lack of power when you need that sudden burst of overtaking on the highway, Interiors (LT model) ,ride comfort and build are very good.

No doubt getting a new Diesel Beat would be better. However if you want to go with the Aveo the car as such is good.

If you plan to retain it for self use fine however if you plan to sell it off shortly, then re-sale might be a bit difficult given that the model is discontinued.
I've driven the Aveo a few times and I know it's no race machine but yes as you said ride comfort and build are the positive points about Aveo plus CNG economy.

I plan to retain it, the plan is to use it to the full and extract maximum value till the time I plan to buy another car.
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Hi I have finally taken the plunge and bought the Aveo last week. Will soon start an ownership thread
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Congrats on New aveo. A seemingly bold decision against the popular view on this thread. Looking forward to ownership review of your car. Drive safe...
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Congrats on the new car. Hope everything works out spares wise for you.

Wish you lots of happy motoring miles and cheap running
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Hi I have finally taken the plunge and bought the Aveo last week. Will soon start an ownership thread
Yogii,
Congrats on your new toy!! I am planning to buy the same car in december before which i would need a few queries answered
1) Is this model gonna be discontinued in the near future (Aveo per se)?
2) Since it's a bi-fuel sedan, what is the fuel capacity of the petrol tank and the fuel capacity of the CNG tank?
3) what is the FE on petrol and the FE on CNG?

note: Since it's bi-fuel you do not have to worry about long distance travelling as it's not a primary reason for your purchase.A full tank of CNG and a full tank of petrol should suffice and be more reasonable anyhow.

Looking to hear from you,
salut!
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Congrats on New aveo. A seemingly bold decision against the popular view on this thread. Looking forward to ownership review of your car. Drive safe...
Thanks !! It's been more than 2 months of ownership and I am enjoying it to the full.
Busy with work, will try to start a thread soon.

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Congrats on the new car. Hope everything works out spares wise for you.

Wish you lots of happy motoring miles and cheap running
Thank you! Car is running below Rs 2.5 per km

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Yogii,
Congrats on your new toy!! I am planning to buy the same car in december before which i would need a few queries answered
1) Is this model gonna be discontinued in the near future (Aveo per se)?
2) Since it's a bi-fuel sedan, what is the fuel capacity of the petrol tank and the fuel capacity of the CNG tank?
3) what is the FE on petrol and the FE on CNG?

note: Since it's bi-fuel you do not have to worry about long distance travelling as it's not a primary reason for your purchase.A full tank of CNG and a full tank of petrol should suffice and be more reasonable anyhow.

Looking to hear from you,
salut!
Hey rustamyadu,

Sorry for the delay...
1.) Aveo is already discontinued, mine was the last Moonbeam White Aveo, a few odd colors were left in 2012 manufactured range which as of now are also sold.
2.) AFAIK petrol 43-45 Liters & CNG 12kg
3.) Need to check FE on petrol, for CNG its below Rs 2.5 per km in Delhi traffic


P.S. also had a little incident last week where in a lady driver all of sudden decided to stop in the middle of the road and my car was rear ended by Fortuner.
Visited Munna of Bright Motors Okhla and he did A1 quality work will share pictures

Cheers!
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