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Old 17th August 2004, 01:40   #16
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Quote[/b] (GTO @ July 12 2004,13:07)]I alongwith my parents was out the last weekend for a well-deserved holiday. One thing that both of them love is to come along with me for test-drives...literally savouring the moment as I high-revv the latest products on offer from Indian car manufacturers.
you are one hell of a lucky guy to have parents like that!!!!

hey gto, was this the goa trip???

did you see some nice bikes there? any pics?
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Old 17th August 2004, 12:25   #17
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Quote[/b] ]hey gto, was this the goa trip???
Nope Aadix. It was a trip to Nasik.

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P.S. Guess whats coming this friday for a test? The Accord!!
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Fiat has launched the diesel variant of Petra, 1.9 litre 63 hp , at an ex-showroom price of Rs 5.6 lakh for the basic model and Rs 6 lakh for the high-end version in Mumbai.
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check this out...
http://drive.blogs.com/driveblog/fiat_india/index.html
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yo gto, why u giving review abt the accord test?!?!?
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hey guys I am taking a close look at Petra 1.6 EL & Ikon 1.6 Exi, the difference in price is 45,000 on road in Pune. What do you guys think? I have also written a review at mouthshut.com on Fiat Petra with my experience with Palio & Petra test rides.

I am taking the decision after I test ride Ikon today. I hear it is more sporty than Petra & also better perception, interior room/Seat fabrik etc.

You can chweck Petra review here:http://www.mouthshut.com/readreview/58766-1.html

Currently, I own a Palio 1.2 ELX we bought in 2002 in Nasik. (Kamal Carlines)

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hey milind,

first off, welcome to T-bhp!!!

As you say, there is a 45,000 difference between the Ikon and Petra (I'm assuming the Ikon is the more expensive one??), so on paper, the Fiat appears the better deal as you get a more powerful engine as well.

But, it all depepnds on how long you want to keep the car. The Fiat has terrible depreciation, so if you plan on selling in a couple of years, go for the Ikon. You will make back your 45,000 and more when it comes time to sell.

As far as the cars themselves go, I would prefer the Ikon myself as it looks better, drives better and as you said, also has a better image. Spacewise I think they are quite similar with the Fiat a few cm larger (maybe??).

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G'men,

When is the Petra petrol scheduled to make an appearance?
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Thanks RTech, Will keep you posted about my decision. PLanning for a back to back test ride today. [b]

It is already in the market neverclever. around 5.40 on road with Tape recorder (or 10,000 discount) depends on the city, in Mumbai you will save 17,000 rs....
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Hey GTO i have driven this car and it's just awesome, the feel of the car is just gr8 just like the 1.6 gtx palio!
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