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Old 2nd September 2005, 18:40   #16
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hey AK, the steering used in the pertra and the palio is the same - in fact , they are the same car - except for the boot. i assume, that the gentleman who spoke of the problem on the other site was a one-of case.

as a palio d user in mumbai, i have no regrets, simply love the car. if you have a good dealer in chennai who can take care of long term service, then the choice becomes obvious in your price range.
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Old 2nd September 2005, 18:43   #17
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even i had the same kind of apprehensions that it was a one in a hundreds sorta case...
as he was the only person who had mentioned a problem with the palio so far in the forum..
as each day passes my impression of the petra keeps improving!!
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Old 3rd September 2005, 01:52   #18
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hey avinash....
welcome to the forum. Great choice of a car there! It's obvious you are already sold onto the Petra and why not? It is indeed among the best cars in it's segment. I would say the best. I have owned a Palio S10 here in Mumbai and both the car and the ASS have been wonderful. There hasn't been any problem with the steering or anything with the Palio and Anuroop here in Mumbai has given excellent service to me. If you have not checked out my long term review of the Palio you can do so here (Fiat Palio S10. Now updated to 72,000 kms!)
I can tell you the car is fantastic. Man that 1.6L engine rocks! Check out the service in aspect in Chennai but I don't think you will to worry on that front because fiat has done a lot in the last 2 years to improve it's service. Just go for the Petra man!
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hey friend,

all the three cars you have mentioned are good in their own respects.

but I see you like the petra very much. sometimes its better to let the heart rule and not worry about the other things. Royal enfield are plagued with troubles but the fans ride it with pride.

Even if the everyone1 says no the petra remains an excellent car.

while baleno is as old as petra and accent and maybe favoured by many just because it is a maruti and got better FE, An Italian stallion is an Italian stallion. The build and engineering is good on this one and it's got good ride and handling too.

but I wonder why you want to buy a petra and not palio(this is the more logical buy) look at the palio 1.6 sport
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Old 4th September 2005, 13:45   #20
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hey dev,
i wanted a boot!!
that's sort of the only reason to not go in for the palio!!
i currently drive my dad's 1000!!! the old one.. and just can't do with out that boot!!!
so.....
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hey dev,
i wanted a boot!!... and just can't do with out that boot!!!
so.....
Here you go!!



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hey nishant
thanks for the boot!!! but don't know if that would fit me
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Avinash if you are getting an Accent for 5.78 it seems to be a good bargain. But as I said before, Accents are boring. In that price range the Baleno LXI seems better.
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I still haven't had a chat with the sundaram guys!!! need to know at what price i will get the petra before making a final dec on the car..
currently this is the list that i have for chennai (all onraod prices)
Accent GLE - 5.8L
Baleno (LXi) - 6.4L - 50K discount = 5.9L
And petra .. still need to check out!!!
These are all on road prices so hope the petra would be much cheaper!!!!
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Apart from the price and A.S.S, do check what you are getting with the car. I know the Baleno accessories are not enough, not too sure about the Accent. What are you getting on the Accent?
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i think its more the standard accessories..
i don't have the brochure with me rite now ... may have to check it before i mention anything!!!
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Avinash, if you are worried about the car problems, do search the forum. But I dont know any Petra owner on this forum complaining about the car. DRC mentioned some niggling rattles in his car and TypeO had to check his suspension when he tortured the car with off-roading But, all the Petra owners are mighty pleased with their cars so far.
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Hi Avinash,

I also own a petra EL, which I bought on 30th march this year. This was the the deal at that time.

Car Ex Showroom- 4.95lac
Insurance - Rs 20,000
Road Tax - Rs 49,000 + Rs3500
Sundaram( Bangalore ) was giving just Rs 10000 worth of accersories free.

That was around 5.68 lacs( on Road).

I some how got a good deal from tribhuwan fiat( Mangalore) who delived the car at my doorstep in Bangalore after registering it in Bangalore.
The deal was.
Ex showroom- 4.98 lac.
Insurance - Rs 20,000( Free) - was taken care by the dealer
Road tax- Rs49,000 + Rs3500

It was around 5.50 lac on road for me.. and I got nippon cassete player and 6 speakers free and also got Rs 2500 accersories free with it.

Try negotiating with the dealers.. Hope you can get more depending upon which finance you opt for.

cheers..
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DRC mentioned some niggling rattles in his car and TypeO had to check his suspension when he tortured the car with off-roading But, all the Petra owners are mighty pleased with their cars so far.
And for the record there was nothing wrong with the suspension. Plus you have the stone guard which protects most of the undercarriage. Is it standard on the ELX?
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thanks greatdrive for that breakdown on the price for bangalore. lemme check with the sundaram guys here if they offer a better bargain on that front.. does any one have a phone number of the sales guy at the fiat showroom in chennai... please help..
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