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i plan to upgrade my palio to a sedan. i ll be buying a used car. is optra petrol 1.6 a good second hand buy? my budjet is around 4 lakhs. which model can i get for this range? pls advice me about the pros and cons of optra.
By Rijish 11 November 2009
Expert`s comment:

Going for Optra petrol is a good decision. The advantages are the image, power and performance, spacious interiors.Disadvantage is of slightly lower mileage, maintenance problems which are quite common for much used car.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 11 November 2009

I would recommend buying a Honda City instead of Optra. At 4 lakhs, you should get a fairly decent vehicle. The mileage is decent and the maintenance in fairly reasonable compared to European or American cars.

Answer by Rahul 11 November 2009

I would recommend neither Optra nor Astra. For the budget, if you need a Sedan, You can get a used Baleno, City or Accent. All these vechicle has decent resale value too. The options in your list has poor resale, since you buy a second hand, I believe someday you would want to go for a new one, and you will face the resale issue then. Also, Astra is not easy to maintain, and you may or may not get the spares for the right price. Totally avoid that.

Answer by Benny 11 November 2009

come to me, I deal in used cars in delhi & will fulfill ur need by giving best option as per ur requirement...
if intertested thn call me at 9910405251

Answer by Dipanshu 11 November 2009

you can go for the honda city or a you can also go for a new swift dzire lxi by increasing ur budget slightly

Answer by Ankit 11 November 2009


Answer by T K GANJU 11 November 2009

petrol guzzler,high cost of spares,low resale value.

Answer by Sharad 11 November 2009

I own a OPTRA 1.6 PETROL.And i bought it second hand only.Who else can give you a better feedback!!!!The factors to consider while buying this car would be:
Comfort,performance or looks?

Comfort wise there is absolutely no doubt that this 1600cc car would be a great one to drive...the maneuver is great and the jerks almost NIL to be felt....Lot of back seat space and a great one to drive for long hours

Performance would depend on what is the condition while buying the car and how you would maintain it going forward.Every 5000kms would entail a servicing to be done which would not be cheap considering the service cost of GM cars specially OPTRA.The SPEEDOMETER is a whooping 18k!!!tyres would cost around 3200/- each and normal oil change would cost atleast 3k.

LOOKS:Great one....simply stunning as compared to any other car in its category....But LOOKS also KILL...BEWARE

My suggestion:Check the car and your after purchase regular maintenance Budget!!!!If you get a car which is say 2006-2007 model in that 4 lacs then go for it.Check the tyres and the history from the workshop.But 4 lacs is a bad bargain for OPTRA....You would get it in the range of 3 to 3.5lacs....mileage is surely a problem but then you would be driving an OPTRA!!One of the best Cars from the GM stable...why worry about the mileage?anyways it would give in between 8-10 kms per litre if driven properly.

Pls revert if you need any further info....would be glad to help.

Answer by Saroj Kumar Dora 11 November 2009

iif any body wants optra 2004 model at 2L please contact me.


Answer by Parushsharda 11 November 2009

Hi I am a defence officer and own ford fiesta 1.6 sxi duratec petrol,its jan 06 mfd and registered,done only 41000kms,comprehensive insurance,immaculate condition,single hand,leather interior,6 cd changer,very good milage 12-14 local and 15-17 highway, if you are keen to buy contact me at or spk to me at 9911337500. I am at delhi cantt.

Answer by Wing Commander PJP Singh Waraich 11 November 2009

Mr.Purushsharda please let me know ur telephone number for more detailed discussion. or contact me at 9243162406

Answer by Prasad 11 November 2009

Optra is really a nice car to drive luxury wise and comfort wise. I have an optra lt white colour with sunroof, leather upholstry, retractable mirrors,etc. Let me know if ur interested 9860027000, 9850701701.

Answer by Zoheb 11 November 2009
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