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Old 15th January 2006, 18:03   #1
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Hey, my dad was telling me to go in for Optra 1.6 VGIS, since he already has one and it's a damn nice car.

But since I'm a petrolhead, I'd rather go in for the 1.8, if it isn't a lot more expensive. Is there a big difference in performance between the 1.6 and 1.8 lt engines?

The VGIS comes for Rs. 7.83 lakhs OTR in Mumbai. What's the best deal I can get for the 1.8 - insurance, registration, discounts etc?

I'd really appreciate some help from you guys here.
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Old 15th January 2006, 18:12   #2
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Theres 75K off on both.
Get the 1.6 Royale. The engine is more refined and the trade off in performance isn't much.
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Boom Shiva, wud recommend u to buy the 1.6 and do some mods on it with the extra cash, u will have a better performing car than the 1.8!
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the 1.8 Holden motor is really good but i dont anything wrong the 1.6mill either ...the difference is just 113 horses ..and monetary difference is around 2 lakhs ...
its better that you go for the 1.6 Optra and modd the nuts bolts out of if for less than half the price ...
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On a car like an Optra, i don't think performance really matters. It's a comfortable car, deigned to take you from one point to another, in luxury.

Performance :

0-100
1.6 - 13.1
1.8 - 11.1

1/4 Mile
1.6 - 18.9
1.8 - 18

Top Speed
1.6 - 177
1.8 - 191

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Hey Shan2nu, I know what you're saying about the Optra not being a "performance" car, but I figured if the difference between the 1.6 and 1.8 isn't too much, then i'll go for the latter.

Turbo Lover, 2 lakhs seems way too steep. I thought it would be more like 40-50 k difference between the 1.6 and 1.8 base models. I guess i'll go for the VGIS.
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