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Old 20th August 2007, 10:08   #1
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Default can Used ESTEEM worthy to buy..pl suggest

Recenty i took a drive with ESTEEM LX 2003 . ESTEEM has more space than i need but i liked the DRIVE. so went thro couple of old Esteem offers . would be more convenient if i can get something AROUND 1.5 or max 1.70. should i go for carb or MPFI( 2000 model) what are THINGS to be taken care of & looking for suggestions. im also getting an offer for maruti 1000 96 single owner company maintained done about 85000 km. seems it gives 12 km in city .looking for opinions. TIA
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single Driven .At times 2 or 3 would travel. monthly 400-500 KMs in city & about 300-450 in hiways. mixed 900-1000km per month.
looking for COMFORTABLE drive mainly w/o any body or back ache / good mileage /easy maintenance .
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An MPFI Esteem should be the way to go
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the mpfi esteem fits the bill

the 1000 would feel underpowered as you have driven the esteem

and the 1000 is a 11 year old car and it would have maintenance issue
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1)MPFI is a must
2)Get an Lxi version atleast. The LX has no power steering,power windows,etc..
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You may need to stretch you budget a little bit. Do that and get an MPFI one.

Btw, nothing wrong with the carb one, but +20 horses on MPFI are quite a number to ignore.

Also, get in touch with Chennai Esteem guru Esteem_lover
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Definitely go for MPFi... According to your budget in delhi 1 can have an approx 2001 model in a fair enough condition. Let us all know what you buy
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Go for the MPFI esteem buying a underpowered 11 years old 1000 is like getting someone elses trouble and paying for it
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Like most of them have mentioned go for the MPFI version. Even though there are lots of conversations going around that esteems are going to be phased out, dont worry. Parts will be available for at least another decade if not more.

Esteem is a drivers car. The fun is in the drivers seat. The FE and maintanence cost is reasonable. Its definitely a worthwhile investment.

If you can, try and get the VX model. Power windows, power steering etc can be a boon especially in city traffic.
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1)MPFI is a must
2)Get an Lxi version atleast. The LX has no power steering,power windows,etc..

in an esteem - ur better off without power windows bcos they dont work anyways and u have to keep pulling up the glass !!

better to hve manual option

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in an esteem - ur better off without power windows bcos they dont work anyways and u have to keep pulling up the glass !!

better to hve manual option


yeah , have heard tat the power window actuator costs around 4500 bucks , so beware of faulty power windows....


happy motorin, drive safe.....
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