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Old 19th April 2005, 18:23   #16
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Originally Posted by Rudra Sen
I see what I'm getting for my money and must say I'm extremely happy with Optra's delivery.
Agreed.. the VFM equation of the Optra is unbeatable. in fact, a friend just bought an Optra 1.6 on my recommendation.. she's got a driver, so back seat comfort was the deciding criteria..
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Old 19th April 2005, 19:48   #17
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Have you heard anyone complain about the Optra ? I have not.

Some feel shortchanged about the Corolla except the engine

I rest my case
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Old 19th April 2005, 20:51   #18
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Performance - Corolla, with its killer VVt engine. 0-100 in 9 secs. Only the Octy RS & Accord V6 can beat it (by ~1sec)

Handling - Neither is worth mentioning, but that at least its fixable with good tires.

Ride - Optra

Ergonomics - Corolla with its tall boy design and high(er) seating position

Looks - Optra (personal)

VFM - Optra

I would go for Corolla because performance is everything for me.
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Hey guys,
we have a Corolla and have sat in an Optra.
Here are my views -

1. Maintainance - There is no beating the 3 year warranty offered by the Corolla but an 2 year extended warranty on the Optra is as good and it costs only 7 - 10K.
The Corolla however will last for a longer time without any issues.

2. Ride - Definately the Optra.
It has a much more cushier ride.

3. Handling - The Optra handles much better then the Corolla but as a drivers vehicle, the corolla with good tyres is a better option.

4. FE - The corolla with it VVTi engine is a much better bet when it comes to FE.
Expect 9 KMPL in the city with A.C.

5. Interiors - The corolla feels built to a price wheras the Optra has a more luxurios interior with better quality and design.
Think about getting one with the Beige trim.

6. Space - The corolla, is bigger and taller.
There is as much space as in a Sonata and it is definately begger then the Optra.

I would advise your friend to get the Optra but then again it is a personal choice.
Even i would have done the same ( But if we were talking about 1.8s here i would have gone for an Corolla).
Also why not look at the Rider 1.8?

It is very solid, good looking, well built, comfortable, fast and a good handler.
Not all that heavy to maintain either.
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Old 19th April 2005, 21:11   #20
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I would say Optra, it looks much better, and rides much better.

But after sales isnt as good, performance sucks comparitively. It really becomes subjective after a point.
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Old 19th April 2005, 23:31   #21
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optra would be a good choice....value for money..
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