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Old 6th June 2005, 10:31   #1
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my dad is planning to either buy a optra 1.8 or a Ikon 1.6...
i convenced my dad to buy a 1.8 Optra...
i wanted some info from you all guys...
my dad has a run of 50Km per day average...
we are looking for Petrol car...
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Old 6th June 2005, 10:45   #2
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dont compare optra 1.8 to ikon 1.6!!

if u can afford go for optra its a very good all rounder, defenitely recomended!!
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Well if you're looking for a fuel efficient car then the Ikon 1.6 would be better but, as a complete car, the Optra has it all.

It handles well, rides well and is quicker than the Ikon 1.6 in the accelerations too. Bigger engine means more torque which helps a lot in overtaking without having to downshift. It's got more space and the interiors are classy.

The optra isn't just VFM, it's a good car. And i'm sure your dad will like it.

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well my dad already paid for the booking...
i am a bit confused as i was telling him for corolla or honda city...
what is the FE optra 1.8/city/corolla gives...
and can i ask for any discounts form the company...
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optra 1.8...is good. a good all rounder
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i am a bit confused as i was telling him for corolla or honda city...
Well, you can't have it all. The Optra is surely not as FE as the NHC or the Corolla (which comes with variable valve timing) but, i don't think it's that bad either.

Corolla :
City - 9.6
Highway - 16.5

Optra :
City - 7.4
highway - 14.5

I think you should stick with the Optra. Consider the NHC only if FE is very very important bcoz that car lacks raw power and doesn't handle that well.

The Corolla is only good at straight line acceleration, Get it in the twisties and the Optra can pretty much keep up. I test drove these 2 cars on the same day and on the same roads and there were instances where the Corolla would give way at 120kmph and the Optra would hold it's line even at 130kmph (on the same turn).

I think the Optra was tweaked by Lotus (correct me if i'm wrong). Anyway, the point is that it handles better.

There's no doubt that it is the one to have, if you're looking for a balanced car.

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In case budget is not an issue......there is no competition here !
Optra over Ikon anyday of the week !!

As for Corolla v NHC v Optra it boils down to personal choice since all have pros n cons and all are nice cars in their own ways but as Shan2nu pointed out the Optra still is prolly the best of the lot in many different aspects.
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dont worry zulfi - u and ur dad made the right choice

The optra is a very good car ...

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thanks a lot...
just called my dad and told him Optra is final...
might be getting the delivary this week...
i am going to hyderabad on this weekend by road for it...
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Well Zulfi nice decision you made on the Optra.. which version the LT with ABS and 15inchers is made only twice a month i.e every 15days so it is said to have a wating for a month.. i am still wating for mine..
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Frankly i dont know which model it is...
i only know its 1.8, i think base model...
Hai did you take any discount...
as far as i know they give some 4% discount if you have another car on your name...
My dad will be getting the car tom or day after...
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as far as i know they give some 4% discount if you have another car on your name...
I'm not getting this!! What is this 4% discount? Who's the dealer?
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Rudra sir i think its like if you have another car from the same dealer you will get a discount. We got a discount of 5% when we got the optra because we had a qualis which was bought from the same dealer.
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Aren't they giving a 20-30% cash discount? Unless Optra is selling really well...which I doubt.
I got a cash discount of 35k (on 1.8 LT) last year.
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This was above whatever offers were there at that time. We got free insurance or something i guess. Not too sure as i was in blore when they got it. But this discount is additional. It was a loyalty discount by the dealer. That was how it was in the quote we got.
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