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Old 7th November 2006, 16:05   #1
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I am in the market for a new car.

I am considering the following in the same order.

1. Baleno LXi - New + upgrade to 185/65/R14.
2. Honda City 1.5 - Used. Not more than 40K on the Odo.
3. Lancer 1.5 / 1.8 - Used. Not more than 40L on the Odo.

For Used Car - Budget is not more than 4.5 lakhs.

Any advice for this line up ?.

I am not looking at Fiesta. or should I (slightly beyond my budget) ?.

Any BHP'ians in Chennai who can help me on the Used Car purchase ?.

Can 185/65/R14 be fitted to Steel Rims ?. I kind of like the stock steel rims provided by MUL but they come for R13 only. Are steel rims available for R14 ?.

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The Fiesta 1.6, I think, would be way over your budget. The 1.4P should be a possibility. The Aveo and Verna are also other available options.

@Subbu, would be helpful if you could list your average daily usage, main priorities that you are looking out for in the car etc.
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Daily commute is not more than 30 kms. Weekends will be 200 kms. Family of 5 (3 adults and 2 kids).

Influenced by Baleno mainly for VFM i.e., 1.6 Litre engine for sub 6.00 lakhs with decent performance and low maintenance cost.

Looking at used City / Lancer since I hear they are good even used.

Unless there are compelling reasons i.e., excilarating performance, not willing to spend 6 lakhs +.

How does Baleno compare with Fiesta 1.4 (Fiesta 1.6, as you said, is on the higher side).

Aveo power delivery, I hear, is not good. Hence, did not consider.

I am not very enamoured by the looks and rather would go with street performance. Currently driving a M800 and hence not looking at any hatch back.

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Hi Subbu,
welcome to Team-BHP. i think a proper introduction is in order here. Also you could list out the usage, preferences etc according to the format prescribed in this section.

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Can 185/65/R14 be fitted to Steel Rims ?. I kind of like the stock steel rims provided by MUL but they come for R13 only. Are steel rims available for R14 ?.
yes it can be & yes they are.

here is the link for you.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...r-section.html

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Old 7th November 2006, 17:46   #5
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R 14 steel rims are available as OE for the swift, indigo and the indica turbo, amoung others.

As far as your requirements go, i would reccommend the Baleno since it would be new as opposed to 2nd hand for the others.
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