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Old 8th August 2006, 10:46   #1
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HI Folks

I need to decide between these 3 cars
1. OPTRA ELITE
2. AVEO 1.4 LS or 1.6 LT

I know by default the answer will be go with the OPTRA, but the question is.. is it worth the extra money. I feel the AVEO is VFM, but then the dealer started saying things like
- OPTRA has VGIS which AVEO does not have
- OPTRA has some noise reduction tech which AVEO does not
- OPTRA has much better suspension.
- OPTRA is more robust and the clincher
- OPTRA has 3 years free service and free warranty

But i somehow got the feeling that GM is pushing Optra a little too much like they were eager to get rid of stock.. Any ideas ??
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for more money your usually get more.

But the question you have in mind is. Is it worth it?

I would say no.

for a family of four living in the city with a moderate daily usage of less than 50kms the aveo makes sense.

buy the aveo. I would say 1.4 is adequate to satisfy your power needs too.
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I did test drive the SRV, did not like the layout.. performance wise seems to be a good car. Reversing is a nightmare in this car.. can hardly see anything thru the rear window.

Also i believe some feature are not present in the SRV that are present in the AVEO.
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Jinu, I would suggest you Aveo 1.6.
Are you sure Aveo does not have a VGIS engine? I thought AVEO too has VGIS.
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Jinu, I would suggest you Aveo 1.6.
Are you sure Aveo does not have a VGIS engine? I thought AVEO too has VGIS.
Yes I checked up Aveo does not have VGIS engine. The dealer also confirmed this.
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It's a subjective thing...depends on what you're looking for in a car. Aveo is more practical. Optra is more luxury.
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Optra is in another category. Its more luxurious than Aveo. YOu may save money if you get Aveo1.4 instead of Optra and spend that money on fuel and nice ICE .

But if its gonna be the Aveo,get the 1.6 as its more loaded. emm, Optra eh? I am as confused as you are. Elite comes with the 1.6 engine, has sunroof and all? I drove it once and I know its not a pep[y car, but classy it is.
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Optra is in another category. Its more luxurious than Aveo. YOu may save money if you get Aveo1.4 instead of Optra and spend that money on fuel and nice ICE .

But if its gonna be the Aveo,get the 1.6 as its more loaded. emm, Optra eh? I am as confused as you are. Elite comes with the 1.6 engine, has sunroof and all? I drove it once and I know its not a pep[y car, but classy it is.
Hey JKD, thats actually one point the dealer also said.. but in the reverse.. he said if i was investing in a good ice system then it would be better to go with the OPTRA since that TNRS - Total noise reduction system which made the cabin very quiet and hence very apt for music. But i dont know how much of that was just marketing crap. AVEO does not have TNRS.
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with NO DOUBTS,
DEFINETELY the OPTRA
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Jinu, what is the price difference btw Aveo 1.4, 1.6 and Optra?
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Aveo 1.4 - 6,11,334
Aveo 1.4 LS - 6,64,340
Aveo 1.6 LT - 7,19,914
Optra 1.6 Elite - 8,16,615
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My vote is for the Optra. There's a lot more street presence to this car; in comparison, the Aveo looks like a Corsa on stilts. A black Optra is sure to turn a lot more heads than the Aveo. Some people like that effect

To help you make up your mind, I offer you this -
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7774/4a2iz.jpg
Not many cars in India look better than that.
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i also think Aveo does has VGIS engine... checked last sunday only... dealer clearly mentioned this has VGIS engine... Do re-check on that.. (if that is main criteria on your list)...
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To help you make up your mind, I offer you this -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37641.jpg
Not many cars in India look better than that.
- That's Rudra-da's car. I doubt how many of us can take care of a BLACK car as Rudra-da takes care of his. Any car will look classy in it's own right if you maintain that with full love and care!

My vote goes to AVEO 1.6.
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while I suggested a Aveo 1.4 If you are looking to 1.6 engine then the optra makes sense.
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