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Old 4th November 2007, 02:16   #31
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@billgates: Your dad would feel quite proud to say 'my son has bought me an octavia(although in stolkcholm its not a big deal out here it is a premium brand) or a corolla' as against he has bought me an optra, though the magnum is quite something. Bear in mind that as an elderly that seat pinning torque might not be quite what he loves.
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A Optra Petrol is either a 1.6 or a 1.8 ( 2 engine options )

THe Civic is a good car , but then the low height of the car means your dad might have to experience the bumps and potholes more causing him to get annoyed or something

I would Definitely not Recommend You a Skoda whether its a deisel or a petrol , firstly due to a poor rear seat comfort and secondly due to the high maintenance as comparred to other cars.

On the Other Hand , Considering the Fact that Honda City is an option , Yes it maybe , but then for a car in the C segment , it really is highly priced.

laura Again would be high on maintenance and as you have mentioned that you want only a petrol , so that is out of consideration

The New Corolla is Expected around August 2008 so thats long time from now.

A Cedia is also a decent car .
Nice Drivability , Nice Engine

But Still I would Advice you to go for the Corolla H2 , An Awesome Choice , Excellent A/C , Good Comfort , Not High Maintenance , Got Safety Safety Features and As for After Sales

YOU HAVE THE WORLD CLASS TOYOTA , so need not worry about After Sales
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Old 4th November 2007, 11:38   #33
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Cedia Sport or Civic [Corolla and octavia are a good options, i personally do not like their looks].....Ur dad seems to be an ethu dad [like mine too] , hence i feel cedia sport is a logical choice, especially since he discusses tech terms more often than u!!!! And one thing, I really do appreciate your thought[]...Lucky daddy...great son!
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I haven't sat in a cedia. Hows the ingress & egress.
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Cedia Sport or Civic [Corolla and octavia are a good options, i personally do not like their looks].....Ur dad seems to be an ethu dad [like mine too] , hence i feel cedia sport is a logical choice, especially since he discusses tech terms more often than u!!!! And one thing, I really do appreciate your thought[]...Lucky daddy...great son!
I totally agree with u Torque.

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I haven't sat in a cedia. Hows the ingress & egress.
Far better than Civic.
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By The Way , Whats An Ingress And Egress?
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Old 4th November 2007, 23:13   #37
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Getting in and out of the car
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Old 5th November 2007, 01:24   #38
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gift ur dad a optra magnum lt in sparkling dimond colour thats all i can say
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i would say the corrola. it has great comfort and drivability. it has good after sales service and not expensive to the pocket to maintain. the car is also solidly built and carries an executive feel with it.
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The SX4 fits your requirements but in that budget, you can definitely look for something better and if it will be driven by them
I do not want to go off topic here but if SX4 at its price level can offer so much in terms of safety, comfort etc then why can't the biggies like Toyota? The SX4 seems to fit into the requirements of a Rs 12lakh budget buyer. Shouldn't we expect 12 lakh cars to deliver more?
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@sadnabrina - The SX4 offers ABS and Airbags and a Climate Control system but it also has its cons. It manages to stock up on features only because of extreme cost cutting. It has PATHETIC interiors, and a less powerful engine.
Besides, at the same price, its direct competitors like the Fiesta offer much better interiors and a much better suspension package than the SX4 at the cost of Climate control and Airbags.
Also, Maruti is considered a VFM brand whereas Toyota and Honda are premium brands and charge more.
MItsubishi as a brand is not as popular as Honda and Toyota and therefore even though its Cedia comepetes with the Civic and Corolla internationally, it doesn't do the same here and rather competes with the top if the line Fiesta and SX4 with the same features as those cars offer.
It is the same case with Chevrolet.
Hope that answers your question.
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i feel if status symbol is not an issue, get them a small car, as it will be easy to handle it on busy roads , parking and reverseing issues. i feel try some automatic gear model - my swift, Santro AT, I10 etc
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Getting in and out of the car

Thanks For The Help

I Drove the Civic one day and felt it so low that getting out needed more pain in the back.
But Corolla , I Dont Think there is a problem at all
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CEDIA.. Fits all your criteria.. In fact these were escactly the criteria I was looking for when I started my car-hunt few months ago. Now I own a Cedia SPIRIT and self-driving. No looking back. Sheer enjoyment, drivability and safety. Priced right and best VFM in that bracket..
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Just go for Cedia. You and your Dad will love it. It is a great car and VFM.
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