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Old 8th January 2007, 19:27   #1
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Default Help! Want to buy a second hand Palio

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Need help buying a second hand car. Am looking specifically for a Palio as it one of the few cars that can make you feel like a 10-year old....and is phenomenal value in the 2nd hand market. Needed your advice on what to look for and what to keep wary of. Also is there any car i should also look at for this budget and these objectives? (specifically ikon):

* Car: Palio 1.2 or Palio 1.6
* Budget: INR 1.5 - INR 1.75 lakh (25-30K to pimp the car up with good sound, performance enhancers and misc expenses)
* Maintenance & After Sales Service (A.S.S.) expectations - Minimal - Light
* Average distance traveled per month - 1000 kms
* Largely used in the city but once i have the car i will drive out of town atleast once a month.
* Self driven
* Specific requirements from car (should make me feel like a 10 year old schoolkid and should handle gurgaon roads)
* I don't intend on keeping the car for more than 2 years....and resale isnt of the highest priority (since i am buying the car second hand in any case).

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Old 10th January 2007, 17:11   #2
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I didnt see much of a question here Go for a 1.6 if you can find one in that price range.

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Hey,

Need help buying a second hand car. Am looking specifically for a Palio as it one of the few cars that can make you feel like a 10-year old....and is phenomenal value in the 2nd hand market. Needed your advice on what to look for and what to keep wary of. Also is there any car i should also look at for this budget and these objectives? (specifically ikon):

* Car: Palio 1.2 or Palio 1.6
* Budget: INR 1.5 - INR 1.75 lakh (25-30K to pimp the car up with good sound, performance enhancers and misc expenses)
* Maintenance & After Sales Service (A.S.S.) expectations - Minimal - Light
* Average distance traveled per month - 1000 kms
* Largely used in the city but once i have the car i will drive out of town atleast once a month.
* Self driven
* Specific requirements from car (should make me feel like a 10 year old schoolkid and should handle gurgaon roads)
* I don't intend on keeping the car for more than 2 years....and resale isnt of the highest priority (since i am buying the car second hand in any case).

Thanks,
Gautham
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And look for genuine mileage on the odo & service records to back that. this way you can be sure of the car's condition
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Hey, thanks determinus, esteem lover!!

Spoke with Automartindia and tried Ford Assured but they don't seem to have any 1.6s at this point. Would you know about reputed dealers in Delhi / Gurgaon ? Don't want to get shortchanged and appreciate the help
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Would you know about reputed dealers in Delhi / Gurgaon ?
Why do you want to have the details of dealers in Delhi and Gurgaon? You have mentioned your place of residence as Bangalore, any specific reasons?
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hi maedi,i dont think you will get the 1.6 for that budget.even if you do,please check its condition carefully,for palio 1.6s usually cost 2lakh+

i personally think the 1.6 is for hardcore enthusiasts!!for average use,the 1.2 will do the job fine enough.it too is a good highway car and the handling is good too.personally i feel the ride comfort is better than the 1.6.

but as you said,if you want to feel like a 10-year old,then the 1.6 and nothing but the 1.6.thats why i own one today!!it brings out the devil in me whenever i drive!!
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