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Old 9th April 2006, 00:26   #1
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It's still a thought but we maybe looking to sell our WagonR for another car.

The WagonR is a 1999 white model vx(without power steering, comes with tacho and kenwood Maruti stereo with kenwood co-axials installed extra.) The car has done 83000 kms and has been serviced at only one maruti authorized workshop by only one person always. Its has also won the maruti WagonR mileage challenge.

The car is running great and my dad is not exactly sure if he wants to sell the car as its running as good as new even now. But I think its time to get another car just for a change.

I am looking for 2.00 lacs. Do you think I can get this price for my car?

I dont want to invest any more on the other car. It can be a used car. I am looking at

1. 2002 fiat palio sports 1.2
2. 2001 fiat palio 1.6
3. 2000-01 ford ikon 1.6
4. 2000 honda city 1.3
5. 2000-2001 maruti esteem vx
6. 2002-03 opel corsa sail 1.4/1.6
7. 2000 opel corsa royale with sunroof and all.
8. 2001 indica diesel
9. 2002 indica petrol

I have never owned a diesel before. My wagonR being a petrol gave a consistent 15 with a/c in city and my another car lancer sfxi is a petrol again which gives a consistent 14 with a/c.

1. Should I be keeping my WagonR or is it time to change?
2. Will the only disel car tata indica 2001 model come within the same price and is it a good option?
3. Is it worth to go for an esteem in the maruti true value offer?
4. what car would you suggest if I should be changing my car now?


My main priorities for this car will be

1. frequent drives in the busy city traffic
2. Best comfort
3. Good FE
4. Less maintainence

I dont care about resale or brand value. We wouldnt want to spend more than what we get for the WagonR but for a good bargain like those for a corsa royale/honda city 1.3 an extra 50-75k will be ok.
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You are in the same position as I was.

Since you dont want to buy new I feel you should keep the WagonR as it is still running fine.

You never know the condition of a second hand car unless it is from a friend or relative.

Tata will have the cheapest maintainance though a 5 year old Indica(diesel) is best left alone as they will be high milage and highly used cars.

I dont own any of the other cars so I cannot comment on FE. From what I heard the opel cars will be more comfortable because of a better suspension.

END NOTE: Keep the wagon R untill you come across a really good car and dont hurry your decision...

OFF TOPIC : How are you getting 15 in your wagonR ??? I will be very happy if the average crosses 10 in mine..............
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Devarshi, my sincere advice would be to keep your WagonR for now. Reason? Now the small car market is growing big time, and Maruti, Hyundai, Tata all have something new lined up. Tata may come up with Dicor Indica, Hyundai with CRDi Santro, Maruti with Suzuki Mr.Wagon/Swift Diesel, and then there is Chevorlet, Fiat-Tata Alliance (with new Palio)...

P.S. Whats Fiat Palio 1.2 Sports doing in that list? There is nothing "sporty" about it. Its a same old 1.2 lazy engine, which needs to be constantly revved in City traffic to keep pace up.

@cooldude: Even i get around 13-14 in mine. What i have learned is, that its very very susceptible to adultrated fuel. Once i got 8 kmpl before i realised the fuel pump was supplying adultrated petrol.

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If you spend as much money as you get by selling your car, you will get a car in your cars condition. So change only if you want a new car, stick to the wagonR for now
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OFF TOPIC : How are you getting 15 in your wagonR ??? I will be very happy if the average crosses 10 in mine..............
thanks for your suggestion above. As I said its just a small thought that I am trying to apply logic to with you all here.

Some of the main reasons I think that help me get good FE from my car are.

1. premium fuel
2. Daily cleaning inside out including the engine bay
3. Twice air pressure check weekly
4. Checkup every 5k and service every 10k
5. Well maintained and driven with care.
6. no over-revving or stalling and precise gearshifts
7. driven within certain speed limits all the time
8. light foot on gas and less usage of brakes
9. dont use clutch except when required.
10. Lots of love and lots of blessings. (touchwood)

Something that everybody who cares for their car do. The last one really works. try yourself and see the results.
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If I had a 1999 Wagon R, I would have got it converted to CNG today and used it for efficient reasons with lots of cost savings, of course, and went in for newer sportier cars.

The MR. Wagon is also a very good looking car -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/26825.jpg
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Is it possible to get a palio 1.6 in nice condition with less mileage for the same price?

I know keeping a WagonR makes more sense but looking at options doesnt hurt.
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[quote=devarshi84]6. no over-revving or stalling and precise gearshifts
7. driven within certain speed limits all the time
8. light foot on gas and less usage of brakes[quote]

I do more or less everything other than the above
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