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Chevy Magnum 216 73.72%
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Old 13th November 2007, 02:50   #106
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I test drove the Magnum as my Dad might be buying one. Sure, I was smiling ;-). But I was disappointed with the turbolag. If my Dad is dawdling along in the city(not spirited driving), the engine won't be in that meaty powerband. And when he wants the power, he will have to down shift.

I went at a really low speed in second and third, as in hardly pressing the accelerator. Press the accelerator and nothing happens. After a second a tsunami hits you. It could have been more usable in the city. And the worst bit is, only the LT is ABS-equipped. I pay 10L for a car and no ABS in todays times? Should have been standard across the range.
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Old 13th November 2007, 09:46   #107
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Originally Posted by aaggoswami View Post

The other reason is Resale value. The resale value is better in the case of Skoda Octavia.
I think it would be a bit unfair to compare the resale value of the Octavia and the Optra due to the diesel factor. It's only now that Optra has a diesel.
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Old 13th November 2007, 18:48   #108
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The way things are going(skoda is releasing cheaper and cheaper versions of laura) i think the octavi is going to be discontinued very soon so you would be better of with the magnum also its much more comfortable and cheaper to maintain
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Default turbo

blow the turbo and see the cost...a whooping lac on the skoda happened to a close friend....whoopsy...
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