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Old 1st October 2005, 17:27   #16
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Optra FE - 8.0kmpl in City with 100% AC according to some mags but you can get 9kmpl with ease i think!

Corolla is lightly more fuel efficient and will give 10kmpl in City!

If handling is not your forte then you can pick up the Corolla but the Optra 1.8LT is more expensive then all the Corollas leaving the top version of the Automatic and the H5 manual aside!
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The cars are close competition. You may mull over waiting for the Civic which is shortly going to become serious competition for both these cars.

Honda would be a great buy!!
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@nishant:i know man ,who wudnt want a honda civic but have time constraints so have to pik up a car by the end of this year and the civic wont come before feb 2006.
has anybody driven the old as well as the new corolla.toyota has improved the suspension in the new one and put tubeless tyres.is there a notable increase in the ride quality or is it all in vain......
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Aahhh!!! We were going through the same dilemma in July when my brother wanted to buy a car.It was down to these two and still opted for the Corolla.
Pros : FE,Comfort and ofcourse the Toyota badge.
Cons : Ride quality,its slow for a 125bhp engine.

But after changing the tires to 205/65/15 Potenza GIIIs,the handling and the ride quality has improved considerably.
Take my words,go for the Corolla and you will not regret.And with that 1lac discount its a steal.

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I would say you check out the Optra Royale. Corolla's looks are not in the same league of the Optra at all. And the Optra is has good power too, not all that less from the Corolla plus you also get more luxury.

Skoda only has discounts on the petrol versions i think.

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Boths cars are good and their is not much to choose in between the either.
Drive both and see what you like
If you want money saving get spare parts price list of both cars
(Parts like alternator, belts, bumber, Oil filter etc.,) and service costs
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[quote=hellspawnhas anybody driven the old as well as the new corolla.toyota has improved the suspension in the new one and put tubeless tyres.is there a notable increase in the ride quality or is it all in vain......[/QUOTE]

there has been no suspension upgrade ..

this is whats new -

Imposing Front Grill
Auto Headlamp
New Fog Lamp Design
Classy LED Rear Lamps
New Alloy Wheels
Wide Bumper Line
Side Protection Moulding
Grip-Type Door Handles
Aero dynamics ???????????
An efficient underbody
A Spat under front liner reduces wind Resistance.
The outer mirror design improves aerodynamics
Wiper
Concealed Exhaust Pipe
Rear Garnish
Door Mirrors



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[quote=turbo_lover]
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellspawnhas anybody driven the old as well as the new corolla.toyota has improved the suspension in the new one and put tubeless tyres.is there a notable increase in the ride quality or is it all in vain......[/QUOTE

there has been no suspension upgrade ..

this is whats new -

Imposing Front Grill
Auto Headlamp
New Fog Lamp Design
Classy LED Rear Lamps
New Alloy Wheels
Wide Bumper Line
Side Protection Moulding
Grip-Type Door Handles
Aero dynamics ???????????
An efficient underbody
A Spat under front liner reduces wind Resistance.
The outer mirror design improves aerodynamics
Wiper
Concealed Exhaust Pipe
Rear Garnish
Door Mirrors



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auto headlight? concealed exhaust? and what door mirrors?


heard the steering wheel is wood finish..

but still i think optra is more plush, BUT if u drive, corolla is better. optra aint a drivers car and aitn taht fast through corners ( c overdrive)
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[quote=turbo_lover]
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Originally Posted by hellspawnhas anybody driven the old as well as the new corolla.toyota has improved the suspension in the new one and put tubeless tyres.is there a notable increase in the ride quality or is it all in vain......[/QUOTE

there has been no suspension upgrade .[*]-[/list]
bro, i think u shud check again cos toyota has modified the rear suspension.it has shortened the springs and the stroke of the dampers has been lengthened.
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I would say you check out the Optra Royale. Corolla's looks are not in the same league of the Optra at all. And the Optra is has good power too, not all that less from the Corolla plus you also get more luxury.

Skoda only has discounts on the petrol versions i think.
maybe he can wait til dec, coz new skoda is on its way .but wont replace the old one , but priced above old one. and hence maybe the old once will be priced a bit cheaper 2 accommdate the new one :d
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@jkdas:thanx for the info .ya thats a possibility that skoda may drop its old octavia's prices .......might be a good decision to wait n c wat happens atleast till dec.
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Dude go for the Corolla. That engine is a beauty and personally I love the sound of it revving. It has great seats, and the new one should see adjustments to the suspension which you can try and get done later since you've mentioned a Rs.1 Lakh discount (really???) and throw in better tyres as well. Go for it! You will have to live with some rather plain interiors, though.
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I dunno what emergency you have but 2006 Jan would be the best time to buy a car friend as your car will be registered for 2006 yielding many benfits.

an optra looks newer and better(what most people want in this segment). more comfortable and rich looking interior(corolla comes second). excellent feature set.

what you loose is driving fun(corolla is not the leader but is a bit better). marginally better FE and marginally more power.

Optra doesnt cost 12 lacs anywhere. pricing differs city by city and gm sure will give a heavy discount on the optra. the new octavia doesnt look to be coming any time soon now as they just laaunched the combi recently.

stick to optra 1.8 LT according to my opinion

but then as I always say to all "buy what you your heart wants and its money worth invested."
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hellspawn i would highly recomend you to have a look at the Corolla! I went and had a look! Sat in it and was not at impressed. The car was manual base version and had really very very poor instrument panel worst then even premier padmanis of the 80s! Gear shift was hard and the car was basic stripped! Even a 1.6 Optra is better then this car!

p.s Steeroid - Do take a test drive of an Optra!
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If you're looking for peace of mind, then I don't think Chevorlet is any less than Toyota - the Optra comes with a pretty good "service holiday" kind of thing, where you don't pay for the first 2-3 years. Check with your dealer. We have an Optra 1.6 and we haven't had any reliability or quality issues at all.

Also, when you go abroad, all the cabs are Corollas.
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