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Old 16th April 2009, 15:24   #31
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If your original reasons for buying the Esteem still hold good, like no-nonsense, economic ownership experience, easy servicing, then go for the Logan. I think, if looks were not an issue, this is right now the most VFM car to have. Just like the Esteem, it has become quite popular with a lot of luxury taxi operators - that's the sign of a no-nonsense car.
Personally I drive an Esteem.
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If your original reasons for buying the Esteem still hold good, like no-nonsense, economic ownership experience, easy servicing, then go for the Logan. I think, if looks were not an issue, this is right now the most VFM car to have. Personally I drive an Esteem.
I agree Logan is a VFM vehicle.

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Just like the Esteem, it has become quite popular with a lot of luxury taxi operators - that's the sign of a no-nonsense car.
The above mentioned and the looks is what makes me to stay away from this vehicle and i don't think Esteem was used as a Taxi or could be i have not seen them in taxi Avatar.
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i don't think Esteem was used as a Taxi or could be i have not seen them in taxi Avatar.
The white Esteem used to be the ultimate luxury taxi of yesteryears, when this country didn't have anything other than Ambys. After that the Honda and Lancer came along. - again two very popular luxury taxis. Now Logan is ruling the roost. At the bottom end of course we have the Indica.
When Indian taxi operators adopt a particular model you should know something is right with that car.
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Guys can you let me know the advantages & disadvantages of owning a GM Optra Magnum at this time.

Can you guys also let me know is it a good thing to go for used car and can you name them out at the budget of 8-10L diesel Luxury Sedan version.
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buying a used car is a fantastic idea considering today's used car market. You can get a good bargain. Below are some inputs from me.

Skoda octavia - used car price starts from 3 Lacs. You can find a very good car for 4-5 lacs ( Mum prices)

Skoda Superb Diesel - 8-10 lacs

Skoda Laura - 8 lacs onwards

Merc C class - 7-8 yrs old - 9 lacs +

Hyundai Sonata Embera Diesel- 7 lacs +

Hyundai Elantra - 4 lacs and above ( this is my strong suggestion)

Toyota Corolla (Petrol) - 5 lacs onwards


Just make sure you are not buying a car which has done 40k or more already.

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I am sure your esteem would have given you you trouble free service till today, you may also expect the same in your new car also, ofcourse who wants to visit service center often except for regular service.

I would recommend for SX4, it is very much a practical vehicle and easy ingress/eagress comparing Esteem, Maruti service, good VFM and i suggest you to go with ABS/Airbag.

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gowda, if you can wait till sx4 diesel launches, it would be a good buy as you already are satisfied maruti customer with fiat's multijet engine.
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If Maruti comes with 1.6 or 1.9L Diesel engine in SX4 i would prefer it and close my eyes and go with it.

As per the rumours it is 1.3L Diesel engine which will be released and according to everyone this engine is not well suited with the body of SX4, very less power compared with the weight of the car.
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Guys could anyone list out the AT DIESEL vehicles either Sedan or Hatchback, as my mom and sis in law have started driving i guess i need to go for a AT to make driving simpler for the 2 important ladies in the family.

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My choice on sedan is used Optra magnum and take advantage of the resale value of GM here.we have very good low run 07/08 sedan available for 7L here in B'lore.
else look for Innova-G4,good with new face lift etc.
Last but not least Cedia or Elantra

AT-You have very less options in diesel -Verna CDRI,Laura-AT
for petrol itsi10 or i20 a decent hatch for the ladies to zip-zap in the city.

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Raghu, after an esteem, what I would like to have is a car with good space, chilling AC, good brakes (ABS EBD preferred). I would consider a 1 year old less than 10k kms run Corolla, Civic or a new Fiesta or even a Scorpio CRDe.

If the Scorpio is off the list, has to be! EL , Has it right. Like he said, After an esteem. They are so precise, the feed back, steering, brake! And in exactly that order!
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If the Scorpio is off the list, !
m Gowda and a scorpio, ha ha ha,.

Mr Gowda will be furious, he stays miles away from a scorp.

What car sir? have you finally decided
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if the Scorpio is off the list, has to be! EL , Has it right. Like he said, After an esteem. They are so precise, the feed back, steering, brake! And in exactly that order!
We already own a Safari, as i have earlier said in my post we are looking for a Sedan or Hatchback not for a SUV, if SUV was to be considered then we would have gone for The King itself and not any other SUV.

You suggested a Scorpio
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Verna CRDI is a good option (a Pilot's car). How about Mitsubishi Cedia. I just love that car and its quite comfortable for 6ft's. I am not sure if they have a diesel variant in that?
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After a long wait and long discussion finally booked the car.
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