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Old 22nd September 2006, 17:44   #16
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Did you check out SRV? Its quite a good package for the price, only thing missing is ABS.
It will surely make very head turn !!
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Old 22nd September 2006, 18:08   #17
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I would take a black Optra 1.6 loaded with all the goodies GM gives, it's great value, the car feels super-posh. I would keep the car for five years, don't get hung up on re-sale, the enjoyment I would get is beyond rupees and paise. Bling!

One caveat - make sure you get the "free service/parts for three years" scheme that GM is/was offering.
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Yes, I too have inclined towards Optra- the Royale variant.

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... make sure you get the "free service/parts for three years" scheme that GM is/was offering.
Thanks for this input.

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And also ever since they reduced the prices it's also become good value for money.
The website says 'Ex Showroom Price (Delhi) INR 914003'. Has it gone below further?... Anyway, I can find it out this weekend.

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why not look at optra CNG. Its out now.
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Old 23rd September 2006, 23:28   #20
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please test drive the SRV. it looks pretty cool. if you like the feel, then i think that would be a fantastic car.
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Bingo Esteem Lover, just my thought!

Animdas, i think u should take the SRV for a spin and see, heard its very nice and handles great. seen a few on roads in hyd, and they sure looked yummy! very stylish, big insides, less of boot (u really need a big boot?).

Resale..hmm. well thats surely going to be bad for the SRV. if u plan to keep it for more than 4-5 years, then dun think much of the resale, as by then u will have enjoyed the car thoroughly.

Will ur boss give u the Corvett too if u ask him a bit more politely?
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Will ur boss give u the Corvett too if u ask him a bit more politely?
I am already buying beyond my budget! I think my boss needs to accommodate heavily for a corvette!!
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The website says 'Ex Showroom Price (Delhi) INR 914003'. Has it gone below further?... Anyway, I can find it out this weekend.

Thank you guys!
Anim - Don't know about the Royale version but newspapers here have been full of ads of the Optra 1.6 at 7.25L Ex-showroom (I think) and that's why I said reduced prices & good value.

At 9L odd (Ex-showroom) it's simply ridiculous and simply not worth it. If you have that kind of budget you should look at the Corolla/Elantra.
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Hmm, probably going for Royale- it's 10.3L On-Road. Plus I'll get some 5-7% discount on factory price!

The SRV appears to be sl-i-ghtly narrower and (as mentioned here) with less boot space.
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You have mentioned resale value as one of your criteria,well be warned about the optra royale you are sure to loose lots of money in terms of resale value.
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Hmm, probably going for Royale- it's 10.3L On-Road. Plus I'll get some 5-7% discount on factory price!
Why do you want to buy the Royale?? Is it for the extra toys? If yes I'm sure you can get these fitted after market & save yourselves a LOT of money in the process.

Reason I say this is because for that kind of money you can buy yourselves a new Corolla and at this price the Optra does not make any sense.
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Reason I say this is because for that kind of money you can buy yourselves a new Corolla and at this price the Optra does not make any sense.
Probably we are getting deviated from the user's perspective / requirements. As an employee of GM he is getting the money (upto a large %) to buy a GM car only. No alternative manufacturers allowed.
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what's the problem with CNG optra? Its economical to run too.
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what's the problem with CNG optra? Its economical to run too.
FYI Brother Devarshi: As far as my knowledge goes CNG is not available in bangalore. So its not going to do any benefit to Animdas.
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Go for Optra. Good all rounder. And great 3 year warranty and service holiday, so you hardly pay anything on maintenance. Only FE is a little low compared to Aveo and SRV.
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