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Presumably the cost does not come into the picture in your reckoning. Remember most cars depreciate 20-30% the moment you drive them out of the showroom.

The cost advantage you are talking about is negated when you have to sell the car again.

because the car is listed as third-hand and not second hand, therefore lower resale.

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How much can we expect for our 2001 Maruti 800  4 speed , white color, with retro-fitted AC, Cassette Player and Velvet Seat Covers? We are the 2nd owners, and the car bears Chennai registration plates.

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A TN Registration and 3rd hand will bring down the value of your M800. I think it'll be closer to what Winner says than the  'over optimistic' figure quoted by CB. I'd not buy a 9 yr old M800 for 1.25 - 1.5 L unless it's 24K gold plated.

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How many Kilometers have you run?

For around 60' date='000 KMs run, you should ideally get 50-70K if it is well maintained.[/quote']

Well, its real sparingly maintained.

Run just 35000-36000kms.

We might get not more than a lakh in Bangy.

Used car prices are better here.

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Well' date=' its real sparingly maintained.[/quote']

You mean sparingly used, dont you?

Yeah! Of course, my badsmiley36.gif.

Regularly serviced. But for a period of 6 months, 2 services were skipped, as the car was 'abandoned'.

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@DD

That estimate could be because of my pre used searched. I feel all the cars i am seeing are bloody overpriced. 

 

To name a few

- a 10yr old Matiz @ Chennai's famous TSM for more than a lakh.

- I am yet to see any car less than a lakh. (even a shabily maintained & very old 800 included)

- a almost 10Yrs old city @ 3.25 which I am very keen on

 

Since I've visited many Maruti True Value shops, I was made to think, 2nd hand maruti cars are costly

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That estimate could be because of my pre used searched. I feel all the cars i am seeing are bloody overpriced. 

 

To name a few

- a 10yr old Matiz @ Chennai's famous TSM for more than a lakh.

- I am yet to see any car less than a lakh. (even a shabily maintained & very old 800 included)

- a almost 10Yrs old city @ 3.25 which I am very keen on

 

Since I've visited many Maruti True Value shops' date=' I was made to think, 2nd hand maruti cars are costly
[/quote']

Either one has to have very good bargaining skills or stay away from used cars altogether. Coz 1.25 L was what I sold my 4.5 yr old M800 with 45k kms on the clock during its hey day in 1999, when I bought my Accent. Now M800 is almost on it's way out, so must fetch a lot less than at that time.

Durango Dude2010-07-05 02:49:15

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So, now we are thinking about buying a new car for RS6lakh max on the Ex-Showroom price in Bangalore, OR a Used car for 4-5 lakh.

 

FE and

performance are not great concerns, but comfort and AfSS are badly in

need.

We went to First choice and another used car showroom today and were offered -

1. A Chevy Aveo 2006 LS in mint condition for Rs3.5 lakhsurprise.gif(but the car wasn't available for a peek then)

and

2. An NHC ZX 2006 Topend(I think GXi ) with really really clean beige interiors for Rs 5.5 Lakh Nego.

My dad was impressed by the rock-bottom price of the Aveo, while I fell

in love with the NHC, for the great car-small price factor.

What we want to know is-

1. Are these good choices?

2. What are the cons?

3. Are these prices reasonable?

and so on.

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1. Aveo seems to be pricey at 3.5 lakhs for 2006 model, IMO 3 lakhs is an appropriate figure.

2. Avoid NHC, its not very Powerful & is having Quite Dull Steering n Drive feel. Instead OHC is better than NHC.

 

Why not to look for some MS SX4 VXi or ZXi at this price bracket?? 

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No winner' date=' there are several Aveos at that price braket. maybe you need to go out and look for yourself.

[/quote']

Agreed, but used cars in Bangalore are priced higher.

BTW, this is a 2nd owner LS with brand new tires.

We are more inclined towards finding an LT, for the sake of Safety features.

arkboypunk12010-07-11 04:48:04

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I'd advice you again to stay away from an Aveo. Its a dead product. Id personally rather have a W124 Mercedes E Class... But then Im a little crazy.

Thanks Cyrus, but then my dad seems real interested in it.

What are all the cons of the Aveo? I'll inform my dad about them. Let's see if he changes his mind.

BTW, what about Fiesta SXi? Both petrol and diesel are OK for us.

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Cons of Aveo:

-Old & poorly selling product.

-Dull Driving Experience.

-Average Gearshift.

-Expensive & Poorly available Spare parts.

-Poor Resale & value(so you might not get even customer to Re-sell it again later on).

 

Stay away from more than 2-3 years or more than 50k kms driven Old Fiesta, either Petrol or Diesel.

Otherwise you'll get the 'Maintenance burden' Free.

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2004 Chevrolet Optra LT

Price (Rs.): 4,40,000

City: Bangalore

KA07DE3170_m01.jpg

ProfileId

: 124452

Body Style

: Sedan
Year of Manufacture

: 2004
Date of 1st Registration

: 01/01/2004
Place of Registration

: Bangalore
Mileage (Kms Done)

: 41,554 kms.

Colour

: Silver
Metallic Paint

: YES
Number of Previous Owners

: 1
Fuel

sb-alto2010-07-13 06:34:16

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