Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Indian Car Dealerships


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th January 2014, 09:00   #16
BHPian
 
arjithin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: BGLR/Chalakudy
Posts: 870
Thanked: 1,008 Times
Default Re: Wife's first car experience : Shocking encounter with Classic Automobiles!!

here is one.
They posted 2 ads for the same car (KA04MC5235) and between 11th Dec 2013 to 06th Jan 2014, the car mileage came down by 8000 km ( as supported by mileage photos)

http://bangalore.olx.in/excellent-co...-iid-576424324

http://bangalore.olx.in/excellent-co...-iid-585148295

Can it be a case of odo tampering? if yes, what benefit for reducing just 8000km ?
Or a case of improper photo and ad management where they posted incorrect photos at different times? if that is correct, how the car gained 8000km in one month while waiting for a prospective customer at the showroom?
arjithin is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2014, 18:17   #17
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Chetan_Rao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,925
Thanked: 3,398 Times
Default Re: Wife's first car experience : Shocking encounter with Classic Automobiles!!

@arjithin: In addition to ODO-tampering, some unscrupulous dealers are also known to use or 'loan' out cars to friends, esp. the slow moving ones that are difficult to sell. Butch SUVs are favorites among the local politico-wannabe crowd. This might be one such vehicle.

Be very careful of such vehicles/dealers, if at all interested.
Chetan_Rao is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2014, 18:24   #18
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,748
Thanked: 7,465 Times
Default Re: Wife's first car experience : Shocking encounter with Classic Automobiles!!

Seems like tampering, just to avoid that 1 lakh magic figure (yes it does have an effect on buyers perception), they would have dialed it down. Otherwise the condition of the car would have made it very evident that it has run close to this number, so they avoided being over ambitious. Just a theory.
Jaggu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26th January 2014, 20:14   #19
BHPian
 
sbalagru6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 134
Thanked: 64 Times
Default Re: Wife's first car experience : Shocking encounter with Classic Automobiles!!

My experience with Classic automotives was good. I have bought a 2004 model Ford Ikon 1.6 Zxi Nxt (78K) in 2012 for 1.5 lacs from there Jayanagar showroom. They were very polite & attentive.

Even though price negotiation with them was very hard, at the end I was a happy customer.
sbalagru6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's with these newspaper car advisors ? Goof-up by even 'The Hindu' is shocking!!! supremeBaleno The Indian Car Scene 46 19th March 2014 07:45
A hair raising experience - Encounter with a snow leopard! ra'ul M Street Experiences 22 5th June 2011 11:04
Recommended Books on Vintage/Classic Automobiles TuffRyder Vintage Cars & Classics in India 14 15th October 2009 22:58
Shocking - Mumbai Traffic Police encounter normally_crazy Street Experiences 41 10th July 2009 15:18
My close encounter with a F1 car. satish_appasani Indian Motorsport 20 4th September 2007 02:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:44.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks