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Old 24th November 2004, 23:54   #1
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Hello Folks,
I am new to the group and this is my first posting . Just want to get a feel on how everyone thinks about the new esteem - with the tubeless tires and at a reasonable price . Apart from being flimsy , what other problems does it have ?
I am sort of lured by its price tag .
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hey harifire

the new esteem is really good if ur lookin for a small car and not lookin for somethin big and flashy and powerfull if u jus need it for takin u to work n bak or maybe an occasional family drive its kool but if u want 5 ppl to be stuffed in the car for a long trip its kinda uncomfortable and if u put luggage in the boot then thrs 10/10 chance tht ur gonnaa scrape ur chassi a couple of times.....

so if u jus need it in the city (not to show off) its a steal
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Old 25th November 2004, 00:36   #3
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The MPFI Esteems are really fast.. but only in a straight line. Horrible horrible handling. I use an Esteem too. Nice car to drive around the city. Efficient enough. Bad suspension. Not enough space.
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Folks,
Thanks for the super quick replies. I got a chance to look at the Fiat Petra reviews. So far , every single on of them are good . It is about the same price as the Esteem . I am strongly considering Petra now .
Thanks again !!
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Yes, The Petras reviews are awesome. But from what i have heard on this site Fiat's after sales service is the pits. So be wary about that. On its own the Petra is a fantastic car and its being sold at an awesome price too.
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yeah dude


maruti after sales service is uncomparable its one of the best and spare parts are also easily available and not too expensive...so i still feel the esteem would be a better option
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just keep two thing in mind while considering the Petra
1. Its FE is pretty low ( this is important with the increasing fuel prices).
2. Poor resale value.



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for me
if u arnt fussy about FE and a slowly improving a.s.s then go for the petra
it bigger, better built, better VFM , very very comfortable , very safe etc.
the esteem in contrast is more FE and has better a.s.s but is very unsafe and flimsy
go see the petra and u will know what i mean
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harifire,
we have had a few discussions comparing the cars in this price range.

here's the latest one.
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