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Optra Magnum or Octavia

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Hey, guys my friend is confused between Optra Magnum and Skoda Octavia

he is going to use the car  for city  commute and outings on some weekends, he wants a smooth ride, a little fuel efficient and space.

Guys please suggest your comments.

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Feeel of Octy is UNBEATABLE....The performance is also good but its little expensive,no goodies as such,interiors are simple and power is not that of Magnum...I had driven it and its really cool..And i think discounts are available nowadays which are good but facelift of Octy is soon to be here..

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Well said FRG. The same is true for the Fiesta vs. Verna. I suggest you write a small note about how the turbo lag and the location of the power band affect the power delivery and the tractability of the car. T This will also bring out the advantages of a VGT.

The interplay and the resultant compromise does not seem to be obvious to many on the forum.

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I'd say the Skoda.. after all why would you want to pay the same amount or thereabouts for a rebadged Daewoo?

And it's nice to see a proper discussion involving Skoda instead of the usual bashing.

Cheers.

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no goodies as such' date='QUOTE']

which octy did you drive?????....... it has more goodies than magnum for sure........ specially the top end ones..... and even the base has quite few...... like on-board computers to start with.........

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@rssh - For once we agree.

The burst of power at 2000rpm you mentioned is exactly the reason why turbo engines (diesel or petrol) do not have a linear power delivery. When the turbo really kicks in there is almost invariably a sudden boost in power. Some cars control this better than others. This is the reason that the Jaguar XJR (or was it XJS) has a supercharged (and not turbo-) engine. A turbo engine will on the other hand be more economical since it is using some of the energy in the exhaust gases, which will go waste otherwise. 

sgiitk2008-03-14 04:00:33

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comfortable?????....... as an back seat maybe....... but in drivers seat no......

 

and i test drove magnum a month back............... the car was pathetic!!!!!!!!....... no pick... no power....no nothing............ the sales guy told me that was a test drive car thats why..............

 

hmmmmm........ what does that mean???....... magnum falls apart after a while????........ welll not so sure............ but i am sure that this is not the case with octy................

 

and for long drivers octy is way more comfortable when you are driving......... but in the back seat it is really crampy....... so basically it's a drivers car.. or i just feel so..........

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Personally I would take the European car over the Korean anyday but for your friend's need for space, the Octavia falls short as its rear seat space is bad.

 

Otherwise the Octavia scores over in ride quality and fuel efficiency and is built like a TANK!

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ya, i know that skoda is tough. My friend has a prior experience with optra and he is concerned with the mileage figures but the magnum is a new package and octavia is now updated and i have heard that magnum has good mileage and good drive quality too. The space is also better

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I would go for the Optra Magnum any day since it gives so much more for

your money. The high end optra will cost almost the same as Octavia

rider and offers better performace, comparable efficiency and lots of

space. Also factor in the cramped rear of the Skoda and  higher

cost of spares and service. Build quality of the Skoda is definitely

better and it will fetch more but if you take into account the extra

cash you need to pay upfront, higher service and repair charges and

then the finance cost on them then Optra will definitely work out to be

a better deal than the Czech "Merc"smiley2.gif

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