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Old 16th December 2008, 20:20   #16
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*bump*

came across a very well maintained zen carbon today. whats the market value for it currently? kms done and other details, will post it up tomo.
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hmmmm....

That car is in a lot of demand these days.

Btw what is the asking price. You can check current market prices on carwale.com
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haha....this thread was started 2 years ago and you are yet to find a good one !
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Old 18th December 2008, 20:45   #19
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guys, its a nov 2003 model, done about 50 k kms. amazingly maintained. the person is expecting me to quote.



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haha....this thread was started 2 years ago and you are yet to find a good one !
yup, do let me know if you find a very well maintained zen carbon. cos am guessing you must have come across many (esp in hyderabad) by looking at your above post. thanks dude.

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@ aadix:

I have put the data you have provided in the above post on carwale.com and the result is that it should be of the value CarValue | My Valuations | CarWale CarValue - CarWale.com

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Car Condition Excellent Good Fair Car Value (Rs.) 2,44,000 2,33,600 2,20,500 Dealer Value
Car Condition Excellent Good Fair Car Value (Rs.) 2,08,500 1,98,100 1,85,000Also remember that this is a rare car (atleast I havent seen manyin the city's I have lived so far, I can recall seeing just one but i am not sure if that was carbon or a mod )

So You may need to shell out a premium (say 10k odd) for the same
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hey, thanks a ton. motorheadinc
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***bump again***:-D
I too might be looking for 1 but looking at the costs would'nt it be more sensible to take a normal Zen(old one) and get it converted to a CARBON or STEEL. The engine was the same and interiors had leather trims which can be done custom aswell.
Just two door conversion, alloy wheels and re-paint. So i think finding a car within 70K and about the same or less for CARBON or STEEL conversion.

Does it sound feasable?
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***bump again***:-D
I too might be looking for 1 but looking at the costs would'nt it be more sensible to take a normal Zen(old one) and get it converted to a CARBON or STEEL. The engine was the same and interiors had leather trims which can be done custom aswell.
Just two door conversion, alloy wheels and re-paint. So i think finding a car within 70K and about the same or less for CARBON or STEEL conversion.

Does it sound feasable?
No.

Why do you want a Carbon or Steel? For the 2 doors?
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I have seen these models. Just out of curosity what was the intention from Maruti on this. I feel it would be inconvinient. Am I sounding
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I have seen these models. Just out of curosity what was the intention from Maruti on this. I feel it would be inconvinient. Am I sounding
These were models being shipped to Europe, known as the Alto there. The limited edition came out as a result of surplus vehicles being produced. Hence they decided to sell them in India.
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No.

Why do you want a Carbon or Steel? For the 2 doors?
Actually any car i drive, is used only by me or max a passenger besides me, not more than that. The Ikon i had, had the rear doors jammed because it was rarely used and i mean "VERY rarely". So rear seat and boot is not of much use to me. And i just wanted a car to keep for a year or so.
I am attracted to the Zen because of the good engine and its frugal nature. Carbon or Steel for its rarerity and sober design. Plus a 2000-01 model Zen could be within a lakh rupees.
But this is just a suggestion.
For me it might also depend on the actual condition of the car.
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Guys need some info! Were the Carbon/Steel's front door longer than the normal 4door version?
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the details and pics aadix can upload once he gets to own the machine....

As far as I know the structural design itself is different and you may need to move the
central beam by cutting and welding, which is not recommended at all as you will be
compromising heavily on the structural strength of the car. In case you want a
carbon/steel get one and DONT try to mod a 4-door one.

Just my opinion
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the details and pics aadix can upload once he gets to own the machine....

As far as I know the structural design itself is different and you may need to move the
central beam by cutting and welding, which is not recommended at all as you will be
compromising heavily on the structural strength of the car. In case you want a
carbon/steel get one and DONT try to mod a 4-door one.

Just my opinion
You are absolutely correct. I spoke to our very own Arush from Autopsyche and he adviced the same.

How much should one quote for one of these, like in decent condition run about 50-60k kms?
But its so hard to find a Carbon/Steel.

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