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Old 7th June 2007, 21:02   #31
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@ravi
The NHC CVT is out.
It is big but has poor visibility and it doesn't exude the same feeling of safety as other cars.
Also, it is very underpowered.
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- Safety
- Automatic would be nice
- Easy to get in and out (my mom may use this car once or twice and she has a minor knee problem)
- Easy to drive (Sister's and bua and some visiting relatives may use the car)
- Fun to drive (dad takes the car on self when he goes out in the nights and even i would be using this car once i get my license)
- Good resale value
- Good legroom and trunk space (my dad and me are both 6 footers).
Skoda OCtavia 1.8 RIDER (petrol)
positives :
150 BHP, safe, easy to drive, fun to drive, decent resale value, great trunk place
negatives :
horrible rear legroom.

so going as per the above calcuations the pros out number the cons but the octi.
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also check the CEDIA. this car is such a nice car. but there is a lack of interior space.
Am not a fan of the optras at all hence will not suggest the same
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Skoda OCtavia 1.8 RIDER (petrol)
positives :
150 BHP, safe, easy to drive, fun to drive, decent resale value, great trunk place
negatives :
horrible rear legroom.

so going as per the above calcuations the pros out number the cons but the octi.
He has already rejected the Octy completely for rear leg room and lack of head room and yeah high maintanance or is it?
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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(wishful thinking) 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
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So you want a roomy hatch or a small sedan with enough legroom at rear and an Auto option. Apart from Civic and Corolla Automatic, there is nothing else which meets these requirements.
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Well, there's always the Ford Fusion Big roomy hatch that's fun to drive too. Should get along nice with your TDCi.
I think Ford should pay me ; I've marketed this car more than its own damn marketing dept ...
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Preferebly a Sedan.
As of right now, but nothing bigger than the Corolla/Civic.
And it has to be an Auto so the Optra Diesel is out, as is the Octavia 1.8.
I am trying to schedule a TD when mom and dad are free so they can check out the cars and then decide. I am hoping the Octavia doesn't dissapoint. Im in love with that car.
Also, is the NHC CVT expected with the VTEC engine anytime soon?
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nevertouchme,
we aren't looking for a second hand car as the car would be in the company's name and i don't think depreciation is possible if it issecond hand.
Civic seems to be the only option but i just wanted to know if any other cars, even manual, would fit the bill.

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# You will get depreciation on the value paid for the purchase whether it's new or second hand that is not relevent.

# IMO Laura Elegance fits the bill very well other than the fact that it is not an AT

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Hey Ricky,
thanks for the information regarding the depreciation.
I am really keen on the Laura and i am trying to convince my father for a TD of the car soon.
I am trying to convince him to take a TD of the cars so he can decide.

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Hey Ricky,
thanks for the information regarding the depreciation.
I am really keen on the Laura and i am trying to convince my father for a TD of the car soon.
I am trying to convince him to take a TD of the cars so he can decide.

Cheers
just be adviced the deisel of the laura does sound like a DEISEL.
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What about Optra Magnum, its a diesel and its priced well too.
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@BUSA - the salesperson said that the automatic option will not be present in the Optra.

As of right now, it seems to go the Corolla way. But i am apprehensive about the suspension as we had spent a lot rectifying the suspension on every small dent the car recieved
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@ Lambo - I think its totally pointless having too same cars sitting in your garage, thats just my opinion and might differ from yours. Even the Lancer comes with a 1.8Invex but poor resale and poor FE combined with poor supplementary safety features makes it a complete no-no.
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Hey BUSA,
we already had a Lancer 1.5 which is now being used in office.
I think the same as you but there are no good options to be really honest.
Maybe the Octavia Rider 1.9 AT but then its too cramped in the back and maintainance may put my dad off Skoda.
The Laura is out because we would rather pay 8L more and get a Camry AT.
Lets see. I am compiling a list of all the cars possible and will then show it to my dad and he will then decide.
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