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Old 5th November 2005, 14:05   #1
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HI,
Can someone tell me which is the best sub 50k car (used) i can pick up from B'lore/Mumbai?

Car Should be petrol and post 1985

thnks in advance,
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Old 5th November 2005, 14:21   #2
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You can get a Daewoo Matiz for about 75k.. i suggest you go for that since it will be much modern than other "post 1985" cars

If not interested in Matiz, then you can try:
Contessa Classic
Fiat NE
Fiat Padmini
Suzuki 800
Maruti Van type 1 (that high roof one)
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Old 5th November 2005, 15:38   #3
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Hey Tom,

To add to dceites list, how about considering an older Maruti Gypsy or a Mahindra CJ340? You could get plenty within the 50 - 60 K range.

They would be relatively cheaper to get back to good shape too.

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Old 5th November 2005, 16:02   #4
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Hmm.
tough. A cielo comes for 70K and so does the 1000.
A pug 309 GL may be possible.
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Old 5th November 2005, 16:46   #5
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in bombay u can get a maruti 1000 , 800 , daewoo cielo , padmini ,contessa, ambassdor in the sub 50k bracket if you add few thousands more you will proberbly get a astra or a esteem...the safest bet would be a 800 if you plan to use it as a daily runabout.
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I would get a 800 for that budget, and it would be post 1990s too.
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I think 800 is a good choice, the maintanence cost too will be very less compared to other bigger cars.
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Sold my 1987 and 1988 Maruti in 22k range in Delhi!
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get Matiz, the cars a beauty
and personally I haven't yet faced a problem with servicing of that car
the old Daewoo showroom (now Ford showroom) takes care of all Daewoo vechicals
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Quote:
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Car Should be petrol and post 1985
Tom, why is this strict specification? Are you looking for non MPFI cars only?
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maybe to add the lpg/cng kit to the car.
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I would suggest the Contee. You will get lots of cars in your price range

The Indian muscle car
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The Cielo is good if ur a car enthusiast. But it'll be very heavy on the pocket. Besides this, i would say ignore Daewoo as the company is shut down and spares will be difficult to get, and will also be expensive.

Go for a Maruti, very easy to maintain and is also practical
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Quote:
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I would suggest the Contee. You will get lots of cars in your price range

The Indian muscle car
Dipppy rocks

A contess is what I will recommend too.

you can get it for 40K with a/c powersteering,power windows and central locking. (its true.

gives 8kmpl, runs on petrol and runs quick, is robust and safe, looks too good(American muscle anyone??)and is comfortable(a/c is good too)



And the best of All boy its Rear wheel drive

caution: people will curse you thinking you some politician is riding in that contessa

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Old 6th November 2005, 03:36   #15
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A Matiz makes good sense. And if you stay in Mumbai / Bangalore, parts and maintainence should not be a very big issue. Infact it will be a lot more reliable than others.
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