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Petrolhead Dreams - Options in the used car market?

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Relativity, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    What can I expect to buy under a lakh for a top notch petrolhead's car? Any manufacturer or model is fine.
    I can only think of a Mitsubishi Lancer but the service and spares seem to be an issue. Used TJet may or may not be available at that price.

    I have been bitten by the street car bug and I now crave the 0-100 in As soon as freaking possible! :D
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  2. theblack

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    I think you should also be able to find the chevi SRV for that price.
    I personally think its also a good car and the spares are available as the car is still on the road.
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  3. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    For less than a lakh, it is none other than the GTX. It is true blast to drive.
    Getting spares for Palio is not that difficult. There are couple of shops at GP road itself. If not, we have Kava, Mumbai.
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  4. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Haha, I expected this from you mate, get the GTX it's the best your money can buy now. Don't worry about service or spares.
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  5. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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  6. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Come to think of it I always liked the look of the Chevy SRV. Let me research the specs and if any are available.
    GTX sounds more tempting though :-D

    BTW, the initial round of discussion with the wife didn't go very well so I may have to re-introduce the idea very slowly again.
    More so because I am already doing mods on my bike at the moment :D
  7. amit

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    Forget the Chevy SRV. It's all show and no go. Palio GTX / S10 is a much much better bet.

    By the way, why used T-Jet? From the reports going around there are discounts of upto 1.50 lakhs on the car. It should cost you near about's a million bucks. Even if it's slightly more, I say go for it.

    If used, search for a Laura TSI or a Honda Civic.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    amit, his budget is less than a lakh ;).
  9. amit

    amit Superiore

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    Oops! Read that as under 10 lakhs hence the suggestions.

    For under a lakh, the Palio GTX / S10 makes the most sense. The only other option according to me is the Alto 1.1 :).
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  10. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I am trying to get more details on GTX Vs S1o. is there a thread to understand the differences between the two?
    Also, what's our take on a Mitsubishi Lancer or an Old Skoda Octavia Petrol?

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