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  1. diesel optra have good figures if compared to its petrol counterpart...its simply best. . Sgiitk is right ocatavia is becoming quite outdated design...skoda should give it a facelift...n it will be the 1st facelift here after its launch back in 2000!!.....smiley1.gif 


    Dear Vibhor, they have already given it the facelift and also a new name in India!!smiley4.gif

  2. I guess octane u r making decision just on looks.. wait for the car to come and then lets c whether u would like to own one or not





    What i meant in my earlier post is that it bears too close a resemblance to its cheaper(and older) sibling and there is little differentiation in terms of looks except for the size and the headlamps. When i would be spending close to a lakh more i better get something which looks different!!

    I am not saying it's a bad car and my comments are entirely based on what i have seen in pics.Hope it does look better and fresh in flesh.
    octane_1002008-07-31 14:01:41

  3. i10 kappa would be the best choice. However, since the A-Star launch seems to be round the corner wait for a couple more months and have a look at the A-Star before making your decision. If you don't want to wait, then you cannot go wrong with the i10.


    PS: Just wondering, these days such queries are being posted in the 'Car & Bike Talk' section. Shouldn't they be in the AAA section?? FRG??
    octane_1002008-07-31 09:36:49

  4.  I do not understand why Mercedes is making its cars more sportier. They did it with the S and now are trying it with the E. Mercedes should stick to its elegant looks.


    I couldn't have agreed more!! If they want to make sprotier cars they can do it with their other classes like the CLS and others. They are spoiling the understated, executive and elegant image that one associates with the Esmiley6.gif

  5. @srvwiz: Mate, your question is too open ended. You should first do the thinking as to what are your requirements and what are your top priorities, the must haves in your car and the things on which you are ready to compromise. You are just throwing open a big and inconclusive debate by just specifying your budget.

  6. PS: please read the forum rules. SMS lingo is not allowed in the forum.

    I think we are just having an explosion of it. Sometimes I feel that the forum is not in Engish at all.

    FRG please to stamp down hard on it. smiley1.gif


    I think none of the forum members should reply to posts which are not in proper english. What do you folks think? Is it feasible?


    Sorry for going off topic. Since this issue came up, thought of responding.

  7. Yes' date=' hyundai has to come out of this frame of mind & price their CRDI cars more in tune with competition. Getz actually needed a smaller diesel powerplant, but Hyundai used already existing one. Hope they do not commit the same mistake with the i10 diesel or i20 diesel. [/quote']


    Don't think that's going to be the case!! A recent interview in ET has quoted a Hyundai official saying that they will price their i20 above the Getz and that it will be competing with Fabia and the Fusion!!! I think we have one more disaster in the makingsmiley18.gif. Getz hardly sells. Why don't they just pull the plug on it???

  8. bt i have teard that the new civic sport is going to launch soon in september...is it worth waiting for??source-www.driveinside.com

    n hw abt d free 3 year servicing n d offer tht chevy is providing?besides an optra lt is 1.2 lakhs cheaper than d optra lt..+it would save me 2.5 thousand a mnth in diesel than for petrol..considering that d civic gives a 10kmpl  n optra 11.5kmpl..i knoe these are too small figures but ai must understand that i am still not earning..i mst save my dad's money ..wt do guys suggest am i wrong in my approach?????


    No, not at all!!  You are absolutely right about the savings and also, the spares and servicing cost of the Optra will be less than that of Civic. If you are conscious abt saving your penny then Optra is definitely the one for you.


    PS: please read the forum rules. SMS lingo is not allowed in the forum.

  9. Since you want to keep the car for a decade it's better you buy a car which is modern and also will be more comfortable and offer better features. Stretch the budget a bit further and buy the i10 kappa. If you are going to finance the remaining amount and spread it across a 7 year period it will hardly have a material impact to your EMIs!!

  10. 40-50 km a day is really not in Diesel territory. Also generally the petrol cars have lighter contols (haven't driven the Optra though so cannot comment specifically on that) which makes them better to drive in slow moving city traffic.

    So i would say go for the Civic if you are not fixated on a diesel. Else just sign your cheque for the Magnum.

  11. @ ocatne =.....well thats your taste .....i like getz crdi interiors more than the swift.....they have a feeling of like one in big car....but again thats my own taste......smiley17.gif 


    You got me wrong i guess. I like the airiness and the design per se of the getz... they are much better compared to swift. But i liked the earlier black and aluminium finish on the getz. Though the beige colour scheme is good, the wood finish feels very cheap. I am actually livid at Hyundai that they killed such a fine car with some irrational pricing and lack of equipment (both petrol and Diesel) smiley19.gif


    Regarding the i20, it's difficult to comment on that since there is not even a single pic where you can see the car properly. But if i30 and i10 are any indications, it surely will be a car worth waiting for unless the bean counters at Hyundai get their act together smiley7.gif

    octane_1002008-07-28 05:40:54

  12. I think you would do well to go for the Swift diesel. The Getz CRDi isn't a VFM proposition; it's just too overpriced. With so much power on tap it lacks any kind of safety equipment. Also, the interiors have been made worse with the fake wood finish. Only areas it scores over Swift is in terms of ride quality and space.Go for the swift VDi with ABS.

  13. well i dont know what the fuss is all about....their's something called product stratergy as well...volkswagen has a premeire image...as to the power output i think jetta must be having good performance in both petrol and diesel....if a 170 bhp petrol comes in india den u people will be bragging about d fact that d car's mileage is 6-7 kmpl.....look d equation is simple if u want a performance car at 13-16 lacs go and buy a civic or accord or corolla....and even i thought that sonata must be quicker than laura but when i read the test i was shocked....being 40 bhp down and still matching it on 0-100 run..amazing...but if u still want a jetta with more power than get d jetta's performance enhanced by pete's !!!!


    I don't know what's the fuss abt 0-100 times. You hardly get to test these things in real time traffic. What matters in real time traffic is in gear acceleration, and see the times yourselves for Sonata and Laura. And the majority opinion in the forum if some one points out a mistake abt a 'hallowed' german or a czech marque seems to be that "How can you say something like that!!!??? Don't you know it's GERMAN!!!"

  14. They will eventually increase the price of Innova because they will say its has refereshing looks and you might have to shell 5k more .They could have designed the rear better.


    Facelift looks pathetic smiley5.gif.

    Raise of just 5k?? I think the price raise won't be less than 20k at the least. Toyota and Honda don't need a reason to raise prices in India smiley7.gif