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Old 25th November 2004, 23:59   #1
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I'm new here and I need your feedback on this. I'm planning to buy a used car - 2-3yrs old for max 3 lakhs. I'm not concerned about segments but am interested in good solid car. Palio is my favourite, what is yours?
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For your budget i'd say the best bet is a Palio, A.S.S. hassles aren't that bad as long as you know what you are doing. I guess you could get a high mileage OHC too or a EOHC ( Even Older Honda City), those Honda engines seem to last for ever. Maruti Zens are another option, the MPFI ones, though that package is getting seriously dated now. I would still suggest a Palio. I recently even saw a used Palio D for 3.5 lakhs, look around you never know, might get lucky.
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For your budget you could either lookat the Palio or a Zen in the hatchback segment. the Type one Honda Citys sell for around 3 lakhs and theyre pretty good cars . In general they should have clocked around 60k kilometeres but Honda engines are built to last. Another decent option would be an MPFi Esteem

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in your budget here are the best bets -
1. 2 year old palio 1.2 or even a GTX
2. an 98 honda city
3. an MPFi esteem
4. a new alto
5. an ikon or accent ( resale prices have crashed with the advent of the city )
6. an opel corsa 1.4, 1.6 , royale

these are the best bets
the others being zens, wagonRs , santros, indicas etc
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oh and i forgot to add balenos, get one cheap , put good tyres and u have one fast car
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If u want a hatchback, then i am pretty sure you can a new Alto with in 3L. In delhi, when i last checked prices, the Alto Lxi was 2.39L or 2.59L ( i forgot which one of these was the exact figure. But i am damn sure it was lower than 2.75L)
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Thanks for the advice guys. I suppose the Honda City is also a good choice. But it will be atleast 4 years old while I can get a 2 year old Palio for 3 lakhs. What do you suggest? Also I would like to have comparison of the 2 for drivability, in the city and out of it and also comfort. I don't think I need to worry about the Honda Engine. It comes in so many variants, what do you advice?
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hmm, if u look hard enough, you might even come by a decently run/owned Baleno for 3L!! That would be a great deal!!
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