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Old 9th August 2006, 10:35   #46
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IMHO, It is as much VFM as a fiesta 1.6, NHC, Aveo 1.6, lancer, balno
But all of these have boot.

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Unfortuntely I have never got a chance to drive "THE HOTTEST HATCH" in town, but if it is anything close to petra and adventure, then the above comment is a bit of an ovestatement
Certainly the Palio 1.6 is faster then Petra and Adventure.

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I have not heard that one before, not even from the GM sales team
Will any manufacturer shun any of their model to promote a newer one i doubt.
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Busa, I have both the old 1.6 and the new 1.6 VGIS. There is a very noticeable difference - the new one is much peppier AND gives marginally better FE.

Btw, actually BOTH the 1.6 engines are VGIS. The only difference is in the software programming. GM basically woke up a little late in the branding game and decided the bring out the VGIS tag with the newer, revised tuning.
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Busa, I have both the old 1.6 and the new 1.6 VGIS. There is a very noticeable difference - the new one is much peppier AND gives marginally better FE.
Boom there is no doubt about that, but in terms of top end power the newer VGIS losses out a bit.

Also i forgot to mention that the boot is quite good for a hatchback.
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Shantanu, did yuo redline the SRV yourself or are those company quoated figures. When I drove the SRV it did not seem to happy being revved up to those RPMs.
These figs are as tested, by Overdrive (using GPS testing device).

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The and short of it seem to be that at the current price...
The Vtec runs circles around it in performance and has a boot to boot and the Aveo is better appointed while the Fiesta is more drivable and both cost less.

So the SRV is only for someone who wants a hatchback with legroom.
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Vtec's performance + Aveo's interiors + Fiesta drivability = SRV
Thats an unfair comparison
I did not mean that. I meant that at it's current price/performance it cant sell on performance (Vtec has it beat), interiors (GM's own Aveo is better and cheaper) or drivability. So it's only USP is leg room (which the Elite has and a trunk to for less). it is not the "sports car" it is being positioned as.

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FYI, optra elite base is 70 g more expensive than the srv base, even 20k or so with the current discount on it...and if u think they both have the same leg room, then u need to visit ur GM dealer again
Haha. Duh both of them have the same legroom even if GM dealer doesnot say so
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Adi, in fact I did.

I have 3 friends who own Optras (one VGIS Elite, one 1.8 and one 1.8 with the Auto climate control) and the rear seat in theair cars felt a touch roomier than the SRV when I sat in it with the dealer's salesperson driving. I figured I was wrong and assumed they must have atleast the same legroom only the SRV felt LESS. Dont ask me why. I dont know that much about cars.
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Default SRV vs. Balenoa

I'm gonna do a personification of the two cars, a useful technique we admen use when creating ads.

SRV:

Young:
Sexy / Great bod/ lot's of oomph
Brash and showy:
Takes you for some ride (pun intended)
Hard to get
Hard to please
Paris Hilton
Own her at your own risk

Baleno:

Mature
A bit plump/thick in the middle
Gentle
Easy to please
Devoted
Undemanding, no fuss
Kate Winslet
End of the day she satisfies you

I test rode both. I flirted with the SRV. But after a bitter divroce with the Ikon 1.6 I married the Baleno. Who needs grief.

It all depends on what you want.
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Wink mangeshsofts pics of souped up SRV

National Garage has one souped up SRV. Many thanks to fellow member mangeshsoft for cliking these pics. Posting on his behalf.





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Hey Nachu, you haven't taken into account that SRV is all show and no go. That seems to be the biggest grouse here, that the car is just a poser.
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Busa: Are there any engine /performace mods as well or only a body kit.

I think the car would look better in single colour
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Busa: Are there any engine /performace mods as well or only a body kit.

I think the car would look better in single colour
I dont have any idea i guess its just a cosmetic job
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CRV? That's a Honda (another car i did not care for).

Just realised another conincidence "SRV" backwards is "vRS" NOW how "correct" is that! :-) LOL.

as t why the SRV (not vRS) broke my heart it's on this link
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...aunced-10.html (Chevrolet SRV Launced)

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[quote=Nachu]I'm gonna do a personification of the two cars, a useful technique we admen use when creating ads.



THAT'S A GOOD ONE, I ENJOYED THIS A LOT.
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