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Old 9th September 2007, 12:27   #31
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i just need it for city drivin... i have the optra for the highways
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I was going to suggest u Optra D but after i read this then i think its only gotta be Fiesta D for you. Its a great overall package better than Verna and since u need it for city so Fiesta being smaller in size to others would b easier to manouver.
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Old 10th September 2007, 11:42   #32
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hey namit i have already bought the optra diesel and yesterday i did a 275 km run [50% city and 50% highway]on ma car... top speed 140 (dint go above that coz its just her 2nd day ) id post the FE by today evening [even im desperate to know its FE.. actually the reliance wala pump was closed yesterday at about 1 am so coudnt refill ma tank... and im assuming that im gonna get an unbelievable FE... ]
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Normally during run-in period you should not go above 80, but why you went 140. Will it not affect the engine's life and mileage.
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Go for Fiesta simple and frugal and proven product ,Logan can save some money but i am not sure who will buy it second hand when at present it look two decades old
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Hmm, Fiesta D vs Verna D vs City vs SX4 - if these are the only four options then given your requirements I'd say go for the Verna, here's why ...

You're right, the City is headed for a makeover, it is going to get airbags and ABS as options, the current City is likely to be retained. But that is not why I don't choose this, it is because of your 2000km per month running, assuming a Rs 15/- price difference between petrol and diesel, even for the same FE (diesels are more efficient, mind you) that is a difference of at least 2000 Rs.

The Fiesta D is actually a good car, but what you fear is more applicable here. Given the verna's superior performance for the same price, Ford is going to get a 1.6L diesel into the car to make it more competitive, that should be a good car, but I don't know when it'll be here.

The SX4 - all good, except the FE, so this is out as well.

The Hyundai has the virtues of space, incredible power, diesel efficiency, and most of all an almost Maruti-like service back up. Go for it.

PS: If it is only for the city and you have another sedan for the highway, why not go for a hatchback? Won't it suit your needs just fine?
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hey namit i have already bought the optra diesel and yesterday i did a 275 km run [50% city and 50% highway]on ma car... top speed 140 (dint go above that coz its just her 2nd day ) id post the FE by today evening [even im desperate to know its FE.. actually the reliance wala pump was closed yesterday at about 1 am so coudnt refill ma tank... and im assuming that im gonna get an unbelievable FE... ]
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Congrats Beanstalk !!

Optra is the best amongst all Chevys in India.
Waiting for the FE.

Bu the way where in Delhi you found Reliance petrol pump ???

Cheers !!
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not in delhi namit, i have the magnum back in lucknow (hometown) and that is where is the reliance pump (i have made it a thumb of rule to get my fuel just from reliance)

got 14.67 on a 400 km run sometime back (60-70% city & rest highway all with ac 100% on)

for the rest of the things you can surely check out my thread in long term ownership reviews section

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...tml#post568155

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hey namit i have already bought the optra diesel
Overshot your 6-8 L budget a bit :-)?
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Overshot your 6-8 L budget a bit :-)?
yeah quite a bit .. by 2L I suppose (worth every penny)
but im really happy with the purchase

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