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Chevrolet Optra 1.6 19 76.00%
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Old 28th February 2005, 11:08   #16
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This is easy. Optra it is anyday. NHC looks more like 2 different cars bolted together to make one. NHC is the alien among cars today and come on if i spend over 7 lacs for a car, the least i expect is at least 100 bhp.
but the interiors are on par with say the accord and the boot is bigger then the accord.. beat that..
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Old 28th February 2005, 13:47   #17
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My vote goes for the Optra too.... No matter how good the NHC is, there is absolutely no contest between the two cars!
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Old 15th March 2005, 12:04   #18
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Looks like most of you are voting for Optra but guys one point: Dont forget the heritage.

In the US a chevy is expected to have a lifespan of 10 years - 150k miles while as a Honda is expected to last a 15 years - 250k miles.

Just some food for thought.
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Old 15th March 2005, 12:17   #19
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In the US a chevy is expected to have a lifespan of 10 years - 150k miles while as a Honda is expected to last a 15 years - 250k miles.
Correct, but also remember that our Chevy is actually a Daewoo!! Whether thats good or bad is anyones guess. But in terms of long term reliability I would give a thumbs up to the koreans over the americans.

In India, the maximum use of any car...whether German, Japanese or Korean would be at 150,000 kms odd. Thereafter, its time to sell.

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In the US a chevy is expected to have a lifespan of 10 years - 150k miles while as a Honda is expected to last a 15 years - 250k miles.
Also remember that driving for 50k kilometers on Indian roads will make as much wear and tear on the car as driving 150k miles on American roads.
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Old 15th March 2005, 19:40   #21
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Koreans are reliable..
Nexia vs ikon.
Nexia is way more reliable.
Hey guys, is the price of the optra base 7.47 or 7.9x?
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Koreans are reliable..
Nexia vs ikon.
Nexia is way more reliable.
whooo - are you sure lambo ?? thats a big statement to make !
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Daewoos are generally trouble free....but more reliable than an ikon, that would be stretching it a bit.

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Old 16th March 2005, 15:33   #24
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but the interiors are on par with say the accord and the boot is bigger then the accord.. beat that..
Hey u're back !!
Don't understand as to why u keep harping about the boot of the NHC ?!
Here the discussions are usually on performance & bhp.
How often does one use the boot ?!
Performance comes into play all the time.
If u want boot space, go for a station wagon, or a MPV or a tempo . . .
they can beat the boot space of a NHC
. . . . . just kidding.
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maybach posted that before he was banned !!
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Hey guys i am sure.
Spent more on ikon then on nexia.
Both done 54000+.
I spent around 50k on the ikon at around 50KKM and 16K on the nexiaat around 4xKkm including tyres.
But italians rule.
Spent nothing on siena when i sold it at 64000km
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neither...save two two lakhs and buy a sparingly used CITY VTEC.......
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neither...save two two lakhs and buy a sparingly used CITY VTEC.......
i would do the same! but no one is ready to sell their V-tecs & if some are, they are expecting very high.

as off NHC vs Optra 1.6
its Optra anyday
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Koreans are reliable..
Nexia vs ikon.
Nexia is way more reliable.
I would agree - Ford is a bad word outside, and it does have four letters starting with F...

Seeing the plastics and the tacky interiors on the Ikon I think that its the same back here.

Go for the Optra, mate. 1. Its a proper car and not a hatchback with a boot, 2. the Daewoo 1.6 was a good engine, 3. last time they drove me in from the airport in a Honda City cab, and it felt like it was too delicate - almost like one of those Japanese paper creations.

I dont know about the cost of spares and after sales service, though. Also heard that the Optra was not that great on FE, though I suspect that must've been the 1.8 Aussie from Holden - bad choice, since the Aussies dont make small engines anyway.

The Optra also looks the part of a C++ segment car, which is important. I think the NHC looks a lot like the Indigo, and its the latter which manages to look better!

Between the two, go for the Optra. And stay away from used cars if you can afford new. If you cant, go for finance but not for used.

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Optra for sure, its just so much more desirable.
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