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Old 11th August 2005, 19:53   #1
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My sister is looking to replace her Old Honda 1.5Exi. She finds the NHC to bouncy and finds it diffcult to read while being driven around.

Any suggestions? baleno too dated? lancer due for a facelift?

The car must be smaller than a Octy/Corolla/Optra/Elantra. BTW of these which is the smallest?
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My sister is looking to replace her Old Honda 1.5Exi. She finds the NHC to bouncy and finds it diffcult to read while being driven around.
Any suggestions? baleno too dated? lancer due for a facelift?
The car must be smaller than a Octy/Corolla/Optra/Elantra. BTW of these which is the smallest?
I would suggest Petra, but I'll be immediately flamed Indigo is a very good option, if she is not going to drive it personally.
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LOL Petra it is RX. But indigo TDi is drivable. My wife who hates driving the indica says indigo is good. And thats after being pampererd by the santro's driver seat.
As for the rear seat the adverts say "Spoil yourself" and its true it really spoils you, having so much space that is.
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I'd say go for the Corsa 1.4 man in terms of back seat /any seat comfort ..
Indigo or even the marina is a very good option...
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If not the Safari (which IMHO has the best rear seat), either the Indigo or the Petra will do very nicely.
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The NHC is a little bouncy but i have started putting 1-2psi less air pressure than recommended to reduce that and it does make a diff. As for the reading no car without a reading lamp has adequate light to read, so once u get a reading light fitted for her she will be set.
Dont even think abt the lancer.......not coz of the facelift due issue but coz it has the worest suspension in this segment by far.
Corsa has a great suspension,but it looses out on interior space and looks hence the NHC is way better.
The Optra is the smallest from the list u mention imo. Also a 1.6 optra could would be a great option for you in regards to comfort and it also falls into the NHC bracket.
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Price is not really much of an issue her budget is 12L. Size is. Her garage wont accomodate anything larger than an Astra. Will try the Optra. If so should we get the NY Edition with leather seats.
Petra: Fiat's ASS bothers her
Tata: Fit and finish bother me (I might have to drive it when we visit)
Corsa: She feels cramped in my wife's sail so maybe the New Elite version would be an option.

Anyone know when the Fabia will come?

Thanks all u guys! Optra and Corsa. So far the Optra is in the lead.
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I thought you wanted somethng smaller than the Optra/corolla etc ...
btw ..of that segment i think Corolla is the smallest ..

Fabia wont be out till late next year ..
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Wait a minute...I was under the impression Optra is the smallest. If Corolla is the smallest then no way. The Corolla bouces too much. She would much prefer something the size of an Astra so the Corsa is out too. Back to square 1.
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Corsa too small. Corolla to large (and bouncy). Anything in between?
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baleno (altough failed to convince me) is known to have good ride comfort ..but i guess its too dated for you eh ..
recently did test drive the Optra 1.6.. seems quite able ..
..altough size wise its as big as the corolla..give it a shot ..
take it for a spin with your sister in the back seats ..
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If you have rules out Petra/Indigo, then my vote goes to Optra. But it is big car and definitely not a small one. You may want to check its dimensions. (it is supposed to be competitor to Corrolla and Octi.)
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which optra would you get. i want her to get the leather seats though. are they any good? do they have an auto box?
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ok lets see....let say we get the NY grill, auto box and leather seats which power plant is best.
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ok lets see....let say we get the NY grill, auto box and leather seats which power plant is best.
Only the 1.8 comes with an Autobox.
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