If you are looking for an affordable, powerful, fast, well built car under 2 lakh rupees, then you can look for the used Chevrolet Optra. It is fast, has good built quality and it’s fuel efficient too. So read the full article to know more about it.
The Chevrolet Optra used to come with 2 engine options. The 1.6-L Petrol and 2.0-L Diesel motors made this car very fast. The 1.6-L, Inline-4 Cylinder, Naturally Aspirated engine produced 103 bhp of power and 148 Nm of torque.
And the 2.0-L Inline-4 Cylinder, Naturally Aspirated engine used to produce 125 bhp of power and monstrous 305 Nm of torque! An Optra with this engine is really fast and it used to give tough competition for its rivals in engine department.
The older Optra (not the Magnum) used to come with another engine which is 1.8-L Petrol. That used to produce around 115 bhp of power and 156 Nm of torque. But avoid this engine if you want both performance & fuel efficiency out of your car and just get the 2.0-L Diesel variant as it’s even more faster and fuel efficient than both the 1.6, 1.8 petrol units.
The Optra use to come with pretty good features Power Steering, Power Windows-Front, Power Windows-Rear, Air Conditioner, Heater, Adjustable Steering, Remote Trunk Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Low Fuel Warning, Light Accessory, Power Outlet, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Tachometer, Electronic Multi-Tripmeter, Fabric Upholstery, Digital Clock, Cigarette Lighter, Digital Odometer, Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights, Power Adjustable ERVM, Rear Window Defogger, Central Locking, Power Door, Locks Child Safety Locks, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Side Impact Beams, Front Impact Beams, Adjustable Seats, Engine Check Warning and lot more.. So features wise also it is good. It will give you bank for you buck.
REASONS TO NOT BUY ONE:
The car is good. But its service network and resale value is not that good. You might not get all the spare for the car so easily. So maintaining you Optra might be an issue for some buyers. Please do consider this if you are planning to buy one.
- PEPPY AND PUNCHY ENGINE
- GOOD MILEAGE FROM ITS 2.0-L DIESEL ENGINE
- ALL ROUNDER CAR
- OVERALL THE CAR IS VERY GOOD
- SOLID BUILT QUALITY
- FEATURE LOADED CAR
- AVERAGE AFTER SALE SERVICE
- LACK OF SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
- ABSENCE OF THE COMPANY IN INDIA
- OVERALL MAINTENANCE MIGHT BE AN ISSUE
So we have covered everything about the car. Finally we just want to tell you that, if you don’t have problem on servicing the car. Then you can just go and buy this beast as the engine is very powerful, efficient and reliable.