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|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.
|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.
|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.
|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...
|30th May 2007, 22:59||#23|
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All you guys wait up for the diesel Optra
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.
Green Car Congress: Chevrolet Europe to Highlight Diesel Announcements at Paris Show
Chevrolet Optra Diesel Details, Chevrolet Optra Diesel Specifications, Chevrolet Optra Diesel Price , Comparison - Automotive at MaxAbout.com
Chevrolet's New SUV at Straight Frm The Heart
Daewoo-made Chevrolet Captiva SUV - car magazine, auto reviews at motiontrends.com
Holden Captiva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chevrolet's New Captiva SUV Debuts At Geneva Motor Show
Bye and wear your seat belts.
|31st May 2007, 13:53||#26|
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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!
|6th June 2007, 10:50||#28|
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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.
|6th June 2007, 20:15||#29|
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|6th June 2007, 20:35||#30|
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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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