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|3rd February 2005, 17:52||#17|
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Thanks all of you for such a nice response to my question. Really thaful to you.
To moderators, Thanks for Welcoming me. I came across "teambhp" while searching for reviews on SWING and OPEL. and just got amased to see how insteractive this forum is !!!!
Space requirement in SWING is enough for me but also want such car with which i can cruise (being a YAMAHA rider ) at higher speed with some sporty look. [If budget is not being my problem then certainly i'd have gone for HONDA CR-V ] so i am looking for somewhat different and more than Sedans (e.g. esteem,corsa,Accent etc) withing my budget. (space is problem with sedans for me as i frequently used go for outing with family so requires more space)
I also saw FORD fusion but from the looks it doesn't seem like a 7.5 lacs CAR. Sorry to say but no beauty from inside at all. :(
Also Scorpio is little overpriced for me. so......
I visited Jay-Vijay Motors and he has last Adventure remained (whose color i don't like at all) in showroom and ready to give 53K discount on that. But I rejected that offer . Si I went to Ashwamegh Auto, where showroom person called to FIAT Company and asked about Adevnture's Status so that company rep said that Model has been discontinued and may launch another variant in around April '05.
Also thanks for your suggestions on dealers.
Thanks for nice reviews on Marina .
But what about from the safty point of view (engine safty, safty of persons inside and overall safty). ?
Whatever i have realised and understood is that apart from "side impact beam" , Marina has nothing specific to mention. No engine guard, No crash sensor, No Automatic release of central locking and child locking in case of impact, No deformation of front/rear bumphers on case of light impact, No extra heat shield for engine, No insulation for engine circuit wiring, No diagonal brakes (if i am not wrong diagonal breakes are for preventing imbalance of car while breaking at high speeds and prevents sliding of the road). All of these do exist in Corsa SWING (obviosly for more money ) . Above all when we lift bonnet of Marina and SWING , one can easily make a difference in the weight. also while opening a doors. SWING uses very thick guage steel sheet which I think can withstand against more impact / collisions. I remember if i am not wrong then OPEL Astra (back), one of most sturdy SEDAN in it's category.
So due to this my mind is favouring SWING but still I asked to you all guys your opinion.
thanks once again
|3rd February 2005, 18:11||#18|
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Hey Hemant ,
with that budget why dont you consider the BALENO ALTURA ?? looks good , spacious , and MUL service and now CHEAPER too i guess !!
but if ur looking for a choice amongst the SWING and MARINA - the SWING it is.
simply because TATA cars have the worst fit n finish and are the least friendly to drive ( refer a poll on this very site ). the only plus for the MARINA is the space and that its a diesel.
but if u want refinement with driving pleasure , good fit n finish and adequate service - The SWING wins hands down !
hope this helps !
|3rd February 2005, 19:15||#20|
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Hemant, Close your eyes and go for the Maruti Baleno Altura, the F.E is good, Maruti service is reputed and the cost of the vehicle is also less. The engine is powerful and the ride is smooth and comfortable.
|3rd February 2005, 19:26||#21|
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|3rd February 2005, 19:46||#22|
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guys the altura is way above the budget of 7 lacs.if at all u stretch ur budget for the altura then wait for the euro-3 scorpio .
swing is too cramped for a station wagon ,marina is too crude .
but if you compare the swing and the marina ,its the marina for me due to its lower running costs .
|3rd February 2005, 21:45||#23|
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Diagonal braking means there are 2 seperate brake lines using 2 seperate circuits. Each individual brake line connects to one front brake and the diagonally opposite rear brake. i.e. front left and rear right brake will use one line while the right front and left rear will use the other line.
This has nothing to do with stability or anything. This is a simple safety measure in that in the case of a problem with one line (like a leak), the other line will still work activating one front and one rear brake so you can still stop your car safely.
This has been mandatory for vehicles for decades now, and each and every car sold today has this. Don't let the dealer pretend this is a USP of one particular car.
|4th February 2005, 11:01||#24|
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i've got 2 OPELs and am happy with both as well with the service i get from national garage. but then i am one customer they dont like to piss off. other friends have not had as plesant expereinces with NG as me.
both cars have only had minor work (AC harness, etc..). My astra is circa sept 1996. has over 50K on it and has only now gone in for a cluth change.
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