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      Hey gearheads,
      I will be doing a short trip this December from Bangalore-Mysore-Bandipur-Ooty-Waynad and back to Bangalore. I currently own a Chevrolet Optra Royale 1.6LT (2006) and a Tata Indica Vista 1.2 Turbo (2012). This being my first long drive (I will be going with my wife), I am confused in selecting the ride for this trip. Can you guys please suggest me which ride to take from performance and comfort point of view (ignore fuel efficiency).

      Secondly, is there something important which I have to keep in mind regarding the cars I have mentioned above?

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      Quote Originally Posted by vivek. View Post
      Tata Indica Vista 1.2 Turbo (2012).
      I have never heard about this model? Do you mean Indica Safire?

      Better take the Optra as Sedans will be comfortable for long cruises compared to hatches. However I have no idea about Optra.
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      Sedan - Optra - Both driving and passenger comfort.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vivek. View Post
      Secondly, is there something important which I have to keep in mind regarding the cars I have mentioned above?
      I am not sure if anything specific for Optra needs to be checked, but just get the usual checks done like Engine Oil Level, Coolant, Tyre Pressure, etc
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      In case you are going to go off road say in the pristine forests that adorn the queen of nilgiris, say even go to the emerald dam or avalanche, a short wheelbase, zero overhang indica with a sturdy suspension could be a good friend. No scraping to worry about. I once took a low slung, huge mondeo and worked my way around those parts clearing up vegetation as I moved along.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vivek. View Post
      I will be doing a short trip this December from Bangalore-Mysore-Bandipur-Ooty-Waynad and back to Bangalore
      Even i will be doing to a trip to Wayanad on 28 Dec from bangalore. As far as possible avoid the mysore route. Instead take this route. Via Kanakapura, Malavalli,Kollegal,Chamarajanagar,Gundlupet,Bandip ur forest,Sulthan Bathery to kalpeta. The reason being now that the supreme court has directed KA to release water to TN, you cannot predict what's going to happen next. Secondly the mysore route is famous/infamous for the speedbreakers. The route i am suggesting is Very good 2L roads.
      Before you commence your trip, check for engine oil level, brake fluid level, tyre pressure. etc. If your vehicle is due for service around that time, better get it done before.
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      Thanks guys. I will be taking the Optra, the only reason I was thinking of Indica was because of the 1.2 turbo engine. But I guess a 1.6 petrol is equal or in fact better than 1.2 turbo (correct me if I am wrong)

      Quote Originally Posted by roadracer View Post
      I have never heard about this model? Do you mean Indica Safire?

      Better take the Optra as Sedans will be comfortable for long cruises compared to hatches. However I have no idea about Optra.
      Yes this is safire

      Quote Originally Posted by suresh_gs View Post
      Even i will be doing to a trip to Wayanad on 28 Dec from bangalore. As far as possible avoid the mysore route. Instead take this route. Via Kanakapura, Malavalli,Kollegal,Chamarajanagar,Gundlupet,Bandip ur forest,Sulthan Bathery to kalpeta. The reason being now that the supreme court has directed KA to release water to TN, you cannot predict what's going to happen next. Secondly the mysore route is famous/infamous for the speedbreakers. The route i am suggesting is Very good 2L roads.
      Before you commence your trip, check for engine oil level, brake fluid level, tyre pressure. etc. If your vehicle is due for service around that time, better get it done before.
      HAPPY AND SAFE JOURNEY
      Thanks for this and yes I will be taking this route only even I am scared of the mysore route under the given circumstances and thank you and wish you the same

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      Quote Originally Posted by vivek. View Post
      I was thinking of Indica was because of the 1.2 turbo engine. But I guess a 1.6 petrol is equal or in fact better than 1.2 turbo (correct me if I am wrong)
      As far as you are in league of under 1.8/2.0 litter, engines really don't matter

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      Dude common 100bhp optras engine is stronger. Right?
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