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can anyway make me wiser regarding chevrolet optra 1.8 2004 model what is its review space comfort mileage & maintenance wise
By Drnisar Ali 05 May 2009


The car is very good in comfort and also very spacious . The Mileage is also very good as compared to its size and power which is of about 10 to 12 per litre.

Answer by Rohit GUpta 05 May 2009


I own an Optra for the 3 years +.
With regards to your queries, pls find below my inputs based on my experience.

- Spacewise it is an extra ordinary car. There is ample
room inside & the leg room is by far the best in class.
- Mileage ? well it is a fuel guzzler in the city. With the
mileage ranging from 7 - 8 kms to a litre (petrol). On
the contrary for long trips on highways I have got an
astounding mileage of 13-14 kms per litre (petrol).
- Maintenance - Frequent check-up is a must. Every 5000 kms
instruct the mechanic to do a comulsory check-up on the
overall health of the car. Things to focus are, AC
cooling coil this gives a life of until 50000 kms.
Spark plugs , the various belts in the engine side,
Bearings on the engine side, watch out for squeaky noise
& promptly replace worn-out parts. Check Battery &
do wheel alignment & balancing every 5000 kms. Most
important service your car from a GM authorised dealer
only. (even if it is costly) you will be assured of
genuine parts & trouble free driving experience.

Wishing you Happy driving experience. Have a nice day.


Answer by Rajesh C 05 May 2009

My friend,
I completely agree with views of Rajesh. Used Optra 1.6 base for 4 years, but was very disappointed with the resale value. That was one thing I never bothered about when I bought the car in 2004. Just went for the looks & comfort. (Few cars in its class with struts for rear suspension). This car is pure pleasure.
Make sure u buy only genuine spares/services. Happy driving.

Answer by Milind 05 May 2009

While owning a chevrolet optra is a good feeling, but maintance cost is huge. I own a 2005 Optra 1.6, i am trying to sale. But the cotation which in return i am getting is very low than compare to other cars, and the parts are costly than compare to other cars...

So best of luck... Hope we have cleared your quiery...


Answer by Kiran 05 May 2009

i would refuse to take an too had it....but sold it because the milage per leter was approx....6 to 8....that very low......if you still want to go for check you pocket....i would advice you to go for assent viva crdi..nice car and would give you milage...of 14 to 17......

Answer by Simran Pal Singh 05 May 2009

Hi the car which has been mentioned in the query Chevrolet Optra 1.8 and not 1.6 which many of the above people has expressed their views on.
According to me its the best in the class car,its comfort in uncomaparble to any,mileage(within Metro)is around 10-11 per litre,though the cost of the parts are high if you do a servicing every 5000 Kms there is no-concern at all.
So dont worry go ahead any buy this wonderful machine.Just to add i own a optra 1.8 LT of 2004 make and i have never had a complain with my car till date.

Answer by Tias Sarma 05 May 2009
Expert`s comment:

Mr Rajesh has given good detils Optra 1.8 has good interiors,space and body style.But maintenance cost is on higher side, and low resale value. Considering the availability of Optra at around 3.0 lac and its advantages it will be worth buying.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 05 May 2009
Expert`s comment:

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Answer by Shiva Shankar 06 June 2009

I am bad need of good suggestion from chevy owners. I ahve opting to buy optra LT 1.8 2004 for 3.10 lakhs and at the same to I ahve AVEo LT 2008 for 3.8.lakhs . Pl could any tell me , which is best. what is fuel consumption optra lt 1.8 and aveo LT 2008 . pl both the vehcile 44k and 24 k respectively. basically i am going to use dweek ends. but i am scared about fuel and maintenance, need good suggestion.

Answer by Ramasarma 05 May 2010
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