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Old 18th April 2019, 19:01   #151
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Was driving home today when I suddenly spotted this extremely well-maintained Matiz parked in front of a restaurant. Immediately pulled over, and jumped out to take pictures (you can see my car in the first picture). Parents were in the car and thought I had gone mad. Once I returned, mom asked me which car it was, and I told her that it's a Matiz, and it's ~18-20 years old. Mom was shocked. She thought it was a new car. That's how well maintained it was!

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Old 26th May 2019, 18:19   #152
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I think, its SD written on the fender. If so, then it is 2nd lowest model. SD model did not come with body coloured bumpers and roof rails. If I recall correctly, the only differences between SD and SS- base model were SD had AC/heater, power steering, power windows, rear parcel tray, day/night IRVM.

I will try to get hold of the brochure once I go home.

That's is me with our Matiz-SS, on the bank Dipor Bil-Guwahati, in 2016-
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Old 27th May 2019, 03:57   #153
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I can vouch for the Ride and Handling , Tough Exterior of Opel Astra Club which I had opportunity of driving for many years. I drove it on NH1, across HR, PB, and Himachal Pradesh for more than 100k km. The parts unavailability and Maintenance were the only issues that tempered the otherwise wonderful experience I had with that vehicle, wrote a long review of the Dual Coloured Opel Astra Club we had:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ng-review.html (OPEL ASTRA club, 1.1 lakh km, long review)

, I used to polish it with my bare hands and had HID installed on it. It looked fabulous. Cannot forget Opel Astra Club, a rare sight nowadays.
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Although not mentioned in the title of the thread, I feel that older Fiat cars such as the Uno, Siena, Petra and so on should also have a place on this thread now since they are rarely seen these days on Indian Roads. Well, at least if found in running condition, it is very rare that you'd find one in good shape!

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A very neat and well kept Fiat Siena 1.2 ELX! It had all the original stickers and badges intact too!

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A fair conditon Fiat Palio 1.2 Sport! The Formula Red shade looked so good on the Palio back in the day, still does

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Old 14th June 2019, 22:44   #155
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I keep on seeing a Matiz and a Fiat Siena both used as Kaali Peeli taxis in Mumbai mostly in the area of Sion quite often. Very surprising to see those two doing taxi duties, wonder how they must be managing to get parts.
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I think there are about one or two Matiz Kaali Peeli Taxis roaming the streets of Mumbai as off now. I spotted this one recently at Wadala, seems to be on its last legs! There is only one Fiat Siena Kaali Peeli for sure and it has Maruti Esteem taillights at the rear
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Old 5th March 2020, 09:46   #157
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Spotted this Daewoo Nexia in mint condition, these cars have become almost extinct now :

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