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Old 28th May 2007, 17:00   #16
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I posted a similar query on Orkut in Feb, and got similar responses. But I settled for a Fiesta 1.6 sxi that came with ABS. I also went in for alloy wheels.
I test drove both with family and felt Fiesta was far better in handling and in attention to detail. The only negatives are lesser room in the back and inability of the cd player to play mp3.
But GC was important to me, and my pal who owns a NHC told me that all Hondas (City, Civic and Accord) have low ground clearance. I have bitter memories of my wife's Kinetic Honda scooter thudding against the smallest of speed-breakers. This mattered a lot to me , so I had no hesitation to drop Honda from my list, despite whatever merits it had.
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Old 28th May 2007, 17:42   #17
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If you are looking at pure driving fun, then its 1.6 SXi. If you are looking at a good resale value, lower service/maintenance costs and back seat comfort then go for Vtec. Given an option I prefer Honda to Ford, especially in India where Vtec has a "snob" value.
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Old 28th May 2007, 17:45   #18
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Sorry, Missed out in my previous post..the front seats of Fiesta is very narrow and potentially unconfortable if you are a stout person. Honda City have wider seats.
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TD the Mitsubishi Cedia Select. If you are spending so much, VTEC is a waste of money IMHO. The Honda badge doesn't deserve that kinda premium.
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Old 29th May 2007, 16:19   #20
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Its the Fiesta 1.6 sxi for its driving pleasure.

In city you can drive it easily compared to NHC because of its GC, Width.
In highway it handles very well with ABS option.
1lkh cheaper than NHC.
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Old 30th May 2007, 19:25   #21
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So which one have you decided to buy? Would also like to know your reasons for narrowing down on the car of your choice.
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Old 30th May 2007, 22:15   #22
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Why does any talk about the NHC Vtec have to have a mention that its not as good as the OHC Vtec? Sigh...
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Wait on till June 2nd week for the release of the Optra Diesel.
If there ever was a drivers diesel car under 10lakhs this is it; at least in the Indian context.
I have given many links in other threads about the engine it is going to come with and shall repeat them here. It will be an engine with 150bhp at 4000rpm and 31.6Kg/M from 2000 to 3600rpm. I am getting ready to part with my 4 year old GTX if the OPTRA pulls better in the real world; in June when the bank loan with ICICI concludes and then in all probability its going to be the OPTRA diesel. I am praying they do not load the price too high like they did in the case of the SPARK. Read about the engine in the following links.
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^^The optra diesel plant is 120bhp not 150 AFAIK. It might be detuned for india.
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From the two ford fiesta is certainly better.

cedia is certainly better than vtec.
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Expecting a 150 bhp diesel south of a million would most probably remain a wish. Also its good to see the fortunes of this Daewoo car improving after a simple rebadging!
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Among the two, heart woudl say Fiesta but mind would say NHC. But if your budget allows, why not SX4 Zxi. There are a no of threads proving its virtue.
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any day go for Honda VTEC... i have the same and it is a trouble free car. Yes, heard new features coming soon at same price... wait for it.
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^^The optra diesel plant is 120bhp not 150 AFAIK. It might be detuned for india.
Is that 120 bhp after de-tuning or before?
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VTEC without a doubt.

Reliability, After Sales Service, Resale Value.

All would be better in the VTEC.
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