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Old 14th January 2006, 00:42   #1
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Red face Chevy Optra 1.6 vs Fiesta 1.6

How do you rate chevy optra 1.6 vs fiesta 1.6 petrol in terms of performance, FE and service
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Old 14th January 2006, 01:47   #2
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In terms of Looks,and Interior layout and Quality and design, the OPTRA is far far far better than the Fiesta! mind u, the Optra is above the Fiesta, below the Corolla/Octavias. the Optra has a class! about the FE i think both cars give around the same! its a big thing to expect anything more than 10+ in city traffics these days!.be happy with anywhere from 9-10 kmpl !

I just didnt like the Quality of Ford fiesta, the interior cabin, dashboard and switches, are not up to the mark at all! the Dashboard is of non-rubberised plastic, i.e very soon u will be developing lotsa scratches on it, ur nail cud make a scratch on it...
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Optra is a much better looking car ...has more snob value and a good responsive engine ..FE - is round about 8-9km in city ...

insane devil - the 1.8L Optra is very much in the league with the corollas and the skodas ..
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I am a huge fan of the Fiesta and the Optra alike. But the Optra wins this hands down as it is clearly from a segment above.

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Optra. Fiesta doesn't even come close in any parameter, except maybe that it's smaller and easier to park. Still, I'd take the Optra anyday.
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Old 14th January 2006, 14:27   #6
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Both having 1.6 petrol engine, i guess FE will be same or is it that Optra elite having a bit better Bhp may be FE wise lower than fiesta
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Optra 1.6 clearly. The ford looks a tad smaller and built to a price type.
But it has ABS, so you win some you lose some. I would pick the Optra.
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Fiesta is comparable only to the ACcent! or NHC.
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optra 1.6 is a bigger car for those at a budget. if you need a bigger more comfortable car then optra is the choice for you.

fiesta 1.6 is on the other hand a complete c segment sedan. Its got better performance and Fuel efficiency while loosing out on space and luxury compared to the optra.

select the car based on your needs.
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Performance:
- The fiesta 1.6 will give you a lot more performance, with a nice zippy drive and excellent handling. The optra 1.6 will leave you wanting for more - the 100kg difference in weight makes it a bit sluggish, and performance is mediocre.

FE:
- Fiesta has a better edge here as well, with around 10-11 kmpl in city. The optra will give you close to 8-9, VGIS notwithstanding.

Service:
- both Ford and Optra are equally high-mantainence cars, and the service is not great from either.

However, if you look at the space and luxury, the Optra 1.6 wins hands down over here.

My take - Optra if you wish to be driven, fiesta if you take the wheel.
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Optra below corolla/octavia??? Insane Devil, the Optra 1.8 is very much right up there with the corolla and the octavia. There's absolutely no way you can discount it.
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Good summary Goldie. That's exactly what I wanted to say.
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I was very keen on the fiesta 1.6 a couple of months back.I used to imagine this as my next car. The huge hoardings make it look really nice. Then while driving one day, i saw one going past. I was really dissapointed with it. There was something amiss about its propotions. It just didnt look right. Something with the back ( tail lights ) width of boot ...etc.
Took it for a test drive and I decided i wasnt going to buy it. It was a tad small for me ( im a 6 footer). My shoulders were literally rubbing against the sales guy. And Yes the interiors are a bit plastiky...with too many levels on the dash ( cleaning nightmare ).
Besides the wife hated it. We got into an optra once and she was like this definetly is the space one require when sitting in a car.
So decided to go for the optra. It looks a zillion times better too.
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