Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > Sedans


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th January 2010, 20:37   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 21
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Optra Magnum LT (Diesel) VS (ANHC and Linea) !!

Guys, you might think these cars, Magnum and (ANHC, Linea) might belong to 2 different segments, but what if you could get hold of a brand new Magnum LT at the price of top end versions of either the ANHC or Linea. The price list is as below (On Road, Bangalore),

1. Optra Magnum LT (D) - 9.86L
2. ANHC VMT - 10.7L
3. Linea E+ 1.4 T-JET - 10L (Expected)

My friend intends to buy one of these cars. I had suggested either the ANHC or Linea (based on his personal tastes), however I am mighty confused between the Magnum and the other 2 cars after having a look at the price. What do you guys think??

*Please do not make it a comparo between ANHC and Linea. As the title reads its between the Magnum and the other 2.
RacingStripes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 21:09   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Depends upon his usage/preference. You are comparing a diesel with a petrol car(ANHC). Diesel car are inherently more expensive than petrol to purchase.
sachinj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 21:46   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,534
Thanked: 984 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sachinj12 View Post
Depends upon his usage/preference. You are comparing a diesel with a petrol car(ANHC). Diesel car are inherently more expensive than petrol to purchase.
But as you can see the listed prices below, the diesel is coming for a cheaper price than the petrol.

Given the power that the magnum has to offer, and also the price at which you are getting it on-road, it seems to be a better deal.

There is an ANHC and Linea comparo in terms of ergonomics. You can check that as well to get a better idea.

As it stands my vote for the magnum.
abhinav.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 21:48   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
aaggoswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 4,675
Thanked: 1,426 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RacingStripes View Post
Guys, you might think these cars, Magnum and (ANHC, Linea) might belong to 2 different segments, but what if you could get hold of a brand new Magnum LT at the price of top end versions of either the ANHC or Linea. The price list is as below (On Road, Bangalore),

1. Optra Magnum LT (D) - 9.86L
2. ANHC VMT - 10.7L
3. Linea E+ 1.4 T-JET - 10L (Expected)

My friend intends to buy one of these cars. I had suggested either the ANHC or Linea (based on his personal tastes), however I am mighty confused between the Magnum and the other 2 cars after having a look at the price. What do you guys think??
If I were in your friend's place, I would go in for Magnum diesel. The unit is good enough, the car has got good space, good ride and even handling, good high speed stability. The suspension is independent all round. One the best sedans with that diesel engine.

T-Jet is yet to come, and when we compare G3HC ( i.e. ANHC ) with Magnum, I think for most of the parameters, Magnum wins.
aaggoswami is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 22:22   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
vkochar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delhi / Agra / London
Posts: 2,031
Thanked: 214 Times
Default

The Optra's now outdated and with the Cruze coming in sales have dipped to an all time low !

Between the ANHC & Linea TJet I'd pick the ANHC.
vkochar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 22:44   #6
BHPian
 
ecclipse78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 321
Thanked: 39 Times
Default

At the price quoted, I'd choose the Magnum Diesel.

Good performance, fuel economy and a great ride with fairly good composure at high speed. It beats the other competitors in these parameters.
ecclipse78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 23:31   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Anand123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 2,596 Times
Default

Actually, what made you consider the Magnum? Is it just because of its price?
When comparing the Optra with the other two, Optra is better in most aspects. The price is also very attractive. But things may not be so sweet at the time of selling it. Resale value of Optra is terrible! and now with the Cruze out, Optra is no more a good buy.
I would suggest to buy either ANHC or Linea. These are comparitively new cars and will hold their value better than Optra.
Anand123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2010, 14:48   #8
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,740
Thanked: 89,251 Times
Default

The Optra Magnum is still a (surprisingly) competitive sedan in terms of power, space and ride comfort. Unfortunately, in other areas such as design, safety, dynamics and resale, it loses out massively. The Optra depreciates as much as 50% in one year of ownership. Plus, the massive turbo-lag doesn't make it suited to the city.

If your friend wants diesel, the Linea it is. Super ride, handling, safety, equipment and fuel efficiency. The area where it loses out to the Magnum is in outright power, but you need to see how high that is on your friends requirement list. Of course, owning a Fiat has its own share of headaches and niggles.

Petrol : Honda City. No questions asked and the safest bet amongst petrol C segment sedans. It's a class-topper thanks to its all-rounded nature.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2010, 14:02   #9
BHPian
 
AirWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 809
Thanked: 76 Times
Default

Did your friend finally decide? Hope the Optra is not from '09?

Saw Y/day's TOI listed TCDi LS @ 8.49 ex-showroom. Guess the Optra is beind EOL'ed.
AirWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2010, 15:11   #10
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,738
Thanked: 7,930 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirWind View Post
Did your friend finally decide? Hope the Optra is not from '09?

Saw Y/day's TOI listed TCDi LS @ 8.49 ex-showroom. Guess the Optra is beind EOL'ed.
Thats an amazing price for the Magnum. It would be a perfect choice for someone who wishes to not look at another car for atleast 5 years.
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2010, 15:48   #11
BHPian
 
abhi1309's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 441
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

It all depends on the person's choice. If he is 'shaukeen', Magnum is awesome. If he considers resale to be more important than outright power and want to play safe rather than making a distinct purchase, Honda is cool. Magnum is anyway more practical and spacious. The price is rock star. I would buy the Magnum for some novelty factor and soup it up nicely so it looks unique, keep it in the family for ever instead of thinking about selling it one day.

Last edited by abhi1309 : 3rd March 2010 at 16:02.
abhi1309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2010, 12:01   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 21
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Sorry guys couldnt update the thread in time. He went for the optra magnum as he considered linea t-jet to be a long wait and city to be very pricy.
RacingStripes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th July 2010, 15:26   #13
BHPian
 
AirWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 809
Thanked: 76 Times
Default

Does anyone know the current OTR for Magnum 2.0 LT after all discounts? Is it still sub 10 lakhs?
AirWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th July 2010, 18:14   #14
mkh
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,071
Thanked: 107 Times
Default

Working by elimination:
If re-sale and the idea of driving a dated car is non digestible- Eliminate Optra
If taking a risk with A** and unwilling to live with possible niggling issues- eliminate Linea
If need a diesel ONLY- eliminate ANHC ( also maybe the fact that its the highest cost)
Such decisions warrant certain non negotiables and strong factors based on which one can narrow done, does anything like that exist with your friend?
mkh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2010, 12:35   #15
BHPian
 
AirWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 809
Thanked: 76 Times
Default

@ mkh - read post #12, the buyer had already bought a Magnum

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkh View Post
Working by elimination:
If re-sale and the idea of driving a dated car is non digestible- Eliminate Optra
If taking a risk with A** and unwilling to live with possible niggling issues- eliminate Linea
If need a diesel ONLY- eliminate ANHC ( also maybe the fact that its the highest cost)
Such decisions warrant certain non negotiables and strong factors based on which one can narrow done, does anything like that exist with your friend?
AirWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please advise: Linea MJD or Optra Magnum TCDi xPK Sedans 35 20th December 2010 11:57
Optra - Petrol 1.6 v/s diesel 2.0 EDIT : Now booked Magnum Diesel manaa45 Sedans 33 13th June 2008 17:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks