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Old 3rd December 2009, 01:06   #16
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congrats man that car is value for money has everything in 1 package-looks,power,comfort,economy of diesel and low maintainence costs
its a beast on the highway-just make sure u have good rubber
my magnum has run 55000 kms till date and i love it
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Old 3rd December 2009, 09:28   #17
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Gonna take a drive from bangalore to chennai now.
This weekend I am going to take it for another longer drive, dont know where .
I will upload pics/drive experience/travelogues in sequence.

Also, I just checked the tyre pressure and it was 53 psi . Do the stock tyres come with such high pressures?
I have apollo accelere 195.

Changed the headlights to phillips rally 100/90 H4 bulbs yesterday and the light throw is a lot better than the absurd stock ones.
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It shouldnt be that high!! Reduce it to 30 or so!
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Old 6th December 2009, 19:25   #19
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Here are the pics of optra taken during the drive to chennai. The drive was beautiful. the last pic is where my wife took the speedo without my knowing.

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Old 6th December 2009, 21:08   #20
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Is the alloy design new? or is it aftermarket.
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Old 6th December 2009, 21:14   #21
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Is the alloy design new? or is it aftermarket.
This is all stock. All I changed were the headlamps.
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Love the colour. Absolutely love the car. Only thing is the alloys, which make the car look like a Jap Sedan of the 90's.
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Awesome car. Congrats.
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Love the colour. Absolutely love the car. Only thing is the alloys, which make the car look like a Jap Sedan of the 90's.
I wanted to change the alloy, but was quite expensive so had to settle with the stock ones.
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Old 6th December 2009, 22:18   #25
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The car has done 1000 kms and is due for the first service. Worst mileage so far. Getting around 12 with 70% highways and 30% heavy traffic. The drive was awesome and that too on chn-blr highway. I hardly realized 140 kph as the engine was butter smooth and the handling was excellant.best highway car that gives the most comfy ride.
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how much discount did you get? GM still have 3 years warranty on optra diesel ?
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how much discount did you get? GM still have 3 years warranty on optra diesel ?
Got 87k discount.warranty is 2 yrs/50k kms. Cruze and optra petrol has 3 yrs/100k kms.
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The ride quality is the best in this class. We drove for 6 hours continuously on the highway and in mad koyembedu, vadapalani traffic. There was no signs of fatigue and my uncle in the back seat didnt find the trip tiresome at all. I was quite skeptical initially while booking this for 10.6L, but now I have to say, there are no qualms in shelling this big money on car. The dampers are fantastic. This is definitely the best bet for long drives.
In city, well not so great. This is because of the luxury it offers on highways that one feels such a big difference in city drive. Turning radius is still 5.05m and not a big issue taking U turns.
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Excellent car Sylvan. My Dad just got the same in Silver color. Just waiting to get my hands or her. Is that the standard tint on the car or have you got Sun Films on?
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Congrats Sylvan..

I took my AVEO1.4 from Kropex and managed to get some good deals. Only later I reliazed that Trident had tied up wth GM. But I dont know why Trident is delaying their Service center launch. As per them, they are expecting to open their Service Center by mid Dec. I hope they keep up their words as I have been following up from Oct and their dates have been jumping !

By the by, where did you get your headlamp upgrade from ?

and how about ICE ?
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