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  1. Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    #1
    Which is more economical and efficient in terms of the following?
    1. Engine Performance
    2. Fuel Consumption
    3 OEM part costs and availabitlity?
    4. Suspensions
    5. Aerodynamic design

    Help me to make right decisions. Thanks

  2. Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    #2
    suspension is the only point where these two had a tie. Aerodynamics, that i don't know.

    i'd pick the altis over the optra even when i'm deep-asleep. but since you're looking at second-hand vehicles, the optra might have some edge depending on the manner their previous owner used (and possibly abused them.)

    no offense meant to optra owners.

  3. Join Date
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    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by christianabuton View Post
    Which is more economical and efficient in terms of the following?
    1. Engine Performance
    2. Fuel Consumption
    3 OEM part costs and availabitlity?
    4. Suspensions
    5. Aerodynamic desi
    Help me to make right decisions. Thanks
    I'd say:
    1. Altis (on paper, at least)
    2. Altis(eto sure na sure, even the 1.6L Optra is a guzzler )
    3. definitely Altis
    4. Optra (its actually known for its excellent handling and participation in touring car championships)
    5. Altis siguro? At least that's what I can decipher by looking at the shape

    Pero seriously. The Optra ain't a good 2nd hand buy. Your wallet will suffer much from the fuel bills and maintenance cost. Being a Toyota,the Altis should serve you very well. Rather uneventfully, but well. If you want to know more about them, you can check out motioncars.com's reviews about the two.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    Get the Altis. Lamang siya in all except handling (which is negated by comfort and handling can be improved by some simple suspension mods).

    We had a Optra 1.8L as service in the office and it was bad in terms of performance and had a very poor FC. I always thought it was a 1.6L until i took a closer look.

Plan to buy 2004 Toyota altis 1.8L A/T or Chevy optra 1.8L A/T?