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Old 26th June 2005, 14:15   #31
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then i would prefer the optra 1.6
p.s do the optras have automatic transmission
Yes the Optras come with auto transmissions but only in 1.8

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Old 26th June 2005, 19:51   #32
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guys also checked out a 2nd hand Optra 1.6(black) today. Its abt 6months old, and is goin for 7lacs. The only prob with is that the hood is a bit bent, i mean there is a small gap between the fender and the hood when u close it.. Could this be a sing of an accident???
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guys also checked out a 2nd hand Optra 1.6(black) today. Its abt 6months old, and is goin for 7lacs. The only prob with is that the hood is a bit bent, i mean there is a small gap between the fender and the hood when u close it.. Could this be a sing of an accident???
yeappp ..has to be an accidented vehicle...maybe was hammered back in shape but in such cases one cant bring back the alignment ...

..he;s asking too much 7 for a 1.6 that too a 6 month old with a damaged hood ..
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Well,
since she is new to driving there are only 2 cars that come to mind.
The NHC CVT just because it is very nimble to drive but visibility is not the best.
Next the lancer as it feels well planted, looks good, and has good visibility.
Heck even my sister is getting a license and it may be the lancer for her.
Ideally,
you should let her drive them both and decide.
She will be floored by the NHC in the beginning but then it takes some time to notice the rubbery pick up, artificial feel steering and poor visibility.
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Poor visibility means a big NO. She's even compaining while driving my Skoda. And so if NHC is worse, thats outta the list
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Old 27th June 2005, 10:02   #36
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My wife (5' 2") feels that the NHC has better visibility than the Octavia. She has driven both in heavy traffic (Breach Candy to Colaba at 6pm via Kemps Corner for example) and feels happier in the NHC. Then again the NHC is a CVT and the Octy is an RS (gears).
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And Navin,
the NHC is lighter.
Women drivers feel more comfortable driving and Accent rather then and Ikon as it is easier to drive.
Karthik,
go try out the NHC and see for yourself over turns and while parking.
The boot really obstructs.
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well guys, looks like its gonna be the NHC CVT. She loved the interiors, so she'll be getting that. Even before driving, by just looking at the interiors she wanted it. I would have forced her to get the optra so that i can drive it sometime too
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the NHC is lighter.Women drivers feel more comfortable driving and Accent rather then and Ikon as it is easier to drive.
this may be the case usually but i am saddled by 2 unusual women.
Before the Sail my wife drove an Audi 80 (in mumbai parking was ian issue and hence the smaller car) and my mom prefered the Corsa 1.6 over the Accent Viva and tries to "steal" my RS whenever we visit; so women drivers like to feel the road too! :-)

I use the outside mirrors for parking the boot does obstruct the inner mirror. Maybe you can add PDCs to the NHC for parking.
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Oh well,
Enjoy the NHC CVT but please tell her to drive it first for some time.
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