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Old 23rd April 2004, 01:34   #31
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Hey aadix

dude try for a good preowned 1.5 City and if you cant get that one I'd say the best bet for ur sis is the Zen. Maruti peace of mind no maintainence, cheap spares compared to others and classy as well.

Leave the Astra out they dont make anymore where that came from

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Quote[/b] (vishnugnair @ April 22 2004,23:59)]all what u want it what u need !
huh?
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i think he means "All that you want, is all that you need". Your "needs" always help decide your "wants".

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Why is this car so expensive in india? Its 12lac for a 4cyl Sonata right?? For some reason my uncle wants one too, but I think there just not worth it.



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It's 11 now but it used to be around 14-15 when it was first released.
It's a 4 pot, 2 ltr engine that produces 132bhp.

Takes 13.43 secs to hit 100kmph. Top speed is around 182.84 kmph

Sells mainly for it's looks. Thanks to Mercedes and Jaguar.

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Old 23rd April 2004, 04:32   #36
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Quote[/b] (vishnugnair @ April 22 2004,23:59)]all what u want it what u need !
huh?
it goes like this.... all in need in this life of sin is me and my ferrari.....riding till the end of night with a beer in my hand.....!
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Quote[/b] (vishnugnair @ April 23 2004,03:02)]my ferrari.....riding till the end of night with a beer in my hand.....!
gonna be a short drive
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Aadix,

If its for your sis then a city 1.3 or a zen sounds good in that price bracket. I guess it depends on whether she likes a big or small car!

VTEC11, the sonata is "so expensive in india" because i guess cars here are all more expensive if you compare them to the US prices!
the sonata "gold" is basically the top level 2liter sonata. With extras like leather upholstery, ABS, that "jaguar" emblem jumping off the bonet, some external differences(chrome strip or something), air filter, ...stuff like that

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hi guys
basically when i mean a car for my sis, it means 99% it will be used by her, but if some relative omes *or we need the car we use it,
intially we were seeing the small diesel cars coz of economy, then when we saw their servicing costs were almostsame as the mid sizers plus not much space, changed our mind

our needs are
car should have space
car should be easy to maintain
if its a diesel it will be used a lot (it will give a break to muh safari) by all
if its a petrol it will be used less and almost most of the time by my sis,
sis loves to drive big cars , she handles the sonata and safari with ease,
she wants a sierra as it fits in the budget, but we arent finding any good sierra turbos in market
lets see, the way dad changes his mind wouldnt be suprised even if he buys the "san storm"!!!!!

aadi

ps:thx dippy !



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Palio or Zen wud be the best choice. If its Palio, try and get a Limited Edition Yellow Palio [Ya i know what it is called but wudnt wanna call it that].
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aadix,

i think your choice should be between the pre-owned palio and the pre-owned 1.3 city ( with crystal lights). If your sis is a driving freak the palio gtx would just be the right car for her and you can get one pretty cheap ( around 2.75 L for a 2002) in the used car market...more over the palio, even though its in the B+ segment, *handles and feels like a big car to drive ( passenger cabin almost as big if not bigger than that of an esteem ) ..the only problem is that it is a bit thirsty and hence less frugal on your wallet...

About the other option i.e the 1.3 L city, well its only USP is that its a HONDA

so long then dude, the ball is in your court

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Old 23rd April 2004, 14:06   #42
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San Storm?? Ughh!!!!!!
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Aadix,

If your sister does not care about the size of the car, just go for an Mpfi Zen. She will love it for its ease of driving attributes and the fact that it is still considered yuppy. Your father will love it coz its a brand new car, has good mileage and is cheap to maintain.

If she must have a Honda, get the 1.3 City for 3.75 lacs. Not too many women would know the difference between 90 and 100 bhp, or better yet just change the tags at the rear and I bet you your family wont ever be able to tell its a fake.

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Quote[/b] ]Why don't you just buy your sis a Zen or Palio man?
i agree with shanty..get a palio or a zen ( 2 door for the in thing)...suits the 4l budget like a glove !!

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My only advice is DON'T go for the Sonata. I have driven quite a bunch of cars (well recently :P ) and the Sonata is the worst of them. I'd rathar go for an Accent than that piece of crap. For some reason even my dad prefers it though. He was planning to buy a Sonata after selling our current one and i forced him not to. Id say wait for the Accord in the waiting list. I loove the Mondeo but its a bit outdated now and it has its maintanence issues. I don't know about the Elantra but the looks certainly aren't that great
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