Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


View Poll Results: Years of Ownership
<1 Year 6 1.08%
1 - 2 Years 17 3.07%
3 - 4 Years 113 20.40%
5 - 6 Years 171 30.87%
7 - 9 Years 175 31.59%
10 Years (and over) 130 23.47%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 554. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th October 2012, 18:00   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 52
Thanked: Once
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Hyundai Accent GLE
1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? Hyundai Accent GLE

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? 6 years, 90k mileage - now my wife's daily drive, did not sell it

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. - I did not sell it

Ford Fiesta TDCi

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? Ford Fiesta TDCi, 1996

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? 2 years, 25k mileage. - gave it to my Dad but did not sell it

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. - I did not sell it

Last edited by pow3r2dawh33ls : 28th October 2012 at 18:01. Reason: updated reason for not selling Accent
pow3r2dawh33ls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 18:11   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 38
Thanked: 26 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Swift Vxi, Nov 2007- July 2010, 34,000 kms
1. Wanted a car that i could drive sedately, as the wife wanted
2. Wanted to upgrade to a sedan
3. The hard suspension was getting too much
achyutaghosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 18:54   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Noida
Posts: 198
Thanked: 23 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Jul '03. Palio GTX. 52000 Kms. Still have it.
Sep '08. Cedia Sports. 81000 Kms. Still have it.

When planning to sell?
i hope i never have to sell either of them.
Only planning to add an SUV.
maven is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 20:30   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
lamborghini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,638
Thanked: 1,266 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Toyota Etios Liva:
1. Toyota Etios Liva GD - Nov 2011 to Oct 2012
2. 9,500 kms
3. Wanted an A/T, a boot, and the car was given to someone else to use (so not exactly sold)

Mercedes Benz E270
1. Oct 2004 - End 2012 (still to be sold)
2. 73,500 kms
3. New car in the family - Laura A/T - so Liva and E Class wouldn't be used much as Laura fit all the needs - A/T, Diesel, Powerful, Feature loaded, and most importantly - perfect to drive on self. However, we are still attached to this car, so things might change.
lamborghini is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 20:42   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lost
Posts: 405
Thanked: 44 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
Interesting post. What all cars are there in your garage now?
Currently have
1. Santa Fe 4WD MT 2011
This is used as a safer and powerful replacement for Innova

2. Hyundai i10 Asta AT 2008
Used for going to ghantaghar and chowk (you get the drift)

3. Searching .. After selling the Q7 4.2 very very recently
This time I'm looking for something small, powerful and somewhat practical too (to get the purchase approval)
entropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 20:54   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: -----****-----
Posts: 1,031
Thanked: 1,462 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Cars in our family:-
1. Premier Padmini - 1986 to 1988,don't know the year of manufacturing,it was a 2nd hand vehicle,sold off as we were proud owners of a new Maruti 800.

2. Maruti 800 - Nov 1987 to June 2007,done over 1.5L kms,gave it to one of our relatives as we were having parking problems,about 20 years!

3. Santro - Oct 2005 to Oct 2012,done 55K kms,old car,was in need of good infusion of money,got a good deal in exchange, 7 years.

4. Alto Lxi - August 2005 to June 2010,brother's car,was kept idle for over 6 months as he was at other location,car was at Mumbai with Gujarat registration,got a good deal,about 5 years.

Current vehicles are as per my signature.
BoneCollector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 20:58   #22
BHPian
 
mango_pal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bombay
Posts: 144
Thanked: 76 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Rule of thumb in my family. Keep a car till it conks or starts giving major issues.

Maruti 800 1990-2000
By the end of it, we tried not going beyond 60 km/h for fear of it overheating. Still remember the time it was unable to climb a hill because of 6 people on board!

Tata Indica DLE 2000-2002
When it was initially launched, Pre V2, Worst buy ever. Like a truck to drive, no power, thick clouds of black smoke despite constant servicing and good quality of fuel. Needless to say, it didn't last long

Hyundai Santro GS ZipPlus 2002-2005
3 year warranty was over, the under carriage had rusted due to the famous 26-7 floods.

Opel Corsa 1.6 GSI 2004-2006
Secondhand (2002 model). Loved the car, its low profile, solid build quality, weighty steering, first 100hp car in the garage. However, lots of niggles, expensive spares and not the best service resulted in its time with us being cut short.

Hyundai Getz GLE 2005-Present
100k km clocked, Just spent 60 grand on its first major service. Some say it was stupid, I personally love it as a city car. Light steering, small dimensions, immensely spacious cabin. Though its not exactly a looker. Very practical that's all.
Though not at all impressed with Hyundai's servicing.

Hyundai Verna xi 2006-Present
At the time, we were saddened by the sale of the Corsa. Didn't want anything European for the same reasons. So the Chevy's and Ford's were out. Hated the Honda City's looks (the dolphin one) besides it was woefully under powered. This looked decent IMO, was very light to drive and inexpensive to maintain. After fitting it with 195 section tyres, the handling has improved and a couple of small modifications here and there (k&n filter et al) have helped its already reasonably powerful and smooth engine.

On the horizon:
Immediately
2003 Opel Corsa 1.6, getting a good example. Will be giving the Getz to my sister in Bangalore and I've always loved this car plus my service guy is excellent.
Next year we plan to change the Verna for something a bit more driver friendly
On the horizon is a new Yeti or Laura, or if budget permits, then a 3-Series.
chuck reliability. I want drivability.
mango_pal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 20:59   #23
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mysore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 11 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Accent 1.5 Petrol
Purchased - 2001
Sold - 2005
Km run - 50,000+
Wanted a diesel

Accent Viva CRDI
Purchased 2005
Sold 2010
Km run - ~60,000
Sale price - 3.3L
Wanted a proper C segment sedan

ANHC SMT
Purchased 2010
Kms run - ~33,000
Will keep this one till it hits 100k

Zen Estilo Lxi
Purchased 2006
Kms run - ~30,000
Want to sell - want a B+ segment hatch with full safety kit
qaqa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 21:57   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
k_ajay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,164
Thanked: 464 Times
Post re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

My 1st car was an Indicar diesel top end in June 2005. It served me extremely well over my 2 requirements that were space and economical to drive. After 3 years and 2 months, it was unwillingly sold in Aug 2008 as I didn't want to take it with me to B'lore when I moved from Chennai, for work. Had about ~27K kms on it while it was sold.

The 2nd and my current car is a Skoda Fabia 1.4 MPI petrol, that will be 4 yrs old on the 1st week of January 2013. Its an excellent car and one of the best hatchback cars in India yet. Recently killed an urge to trade it for a Honda Jazz or different car; I didn't want to make the mistake of losing a brilliant car. This I intend to keep for some a while longer, it's only got ~38K kms on it.
k_ajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2012, 23:28   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 509
Thanked: 381 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

1.My dad's first car , 1992 maruthi suzuki omni , clocked 1,75000 Km

Reasons for selling : old car , engine was over worked and due for engine overhauling if it ran for another 15000 Kms

2. My dad's second car , 2000 maruthi omni with MPFI engine , clocked 1,50000 Kms in 4 years

Reasons for selling : By 2004 it was over worked , increasing petrol costs , lack of power steering , air con .

3. Third car , 2004 indica v2 dls , clocked 2,49000 Kms and still running everyday . Best work horse we have ever owned.

Will be selling the car shorthly will buy another indica ev2

4. Currently own , March 2012 , a brand new toyota Innova -G variant clocked 14000 till date.

Reason for buying : 1. Excellent safety , driving comfort , reliability and a good family car. We intend to keep this car for a long time !

The only reason we would want to sell a car would be for its maintainance costs . My dad is a businessman and every car we buy is a capital investment. We make sure that the cars are well maintained.
girimajiananth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2012, 07:22   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankjha1806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: BLR/Gurgaon
Posts: 2,133
Thanked: 820 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

All the cars we owned have atleast served us for 5+ years.

Zen - Bought 1996 - Sold 2010, @71K Kms
Indica - Bought 2001 - Sold 2008, @ 65K Kms

Currently
Baleno - Bought 2005 - Still running, @70K Kms
Civic - Bought 2011 - Still Running, @13K Kms

The next up to sell is Baleno, probably when it reaches close to 90K Kms, or when i find something that i want to switch to.
mayankjha1806 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2012, 08:50   #27
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,750
Thanked: 4,339 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Aug 2000 Indica:
4yrs, 83k. Sold to buy Marina

Oct 2004 Indigo Marina
4 yrs, 80000+. Sold to buy Ikon

Ikon TDCi
December 2008 to date
36k

Sumo Victa GX TCIC
Nov 2005 to date
75k
condor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2012, 09:14   #28
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 111
Thanked: 12 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Wagon R Lxi 2000 - 2010: 130K KMs, Needed a bigger car
Vista Aura ABS QJet - 2010 - 2012: 20K KMs, Rusting and niggling issues
Manza Elan Qjet 2012 - till date.
lsjey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2012, 10:52   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
AutoIndian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PCMC, Pune-MH14
Posts: 3,120
Thanked: 3,818 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

Thanks for starting such a unique thread diffsoft. Will be answering your questions one-by-one below

Quote:
Originally Posted by diffsoft View Post
1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? Eg. Hyundai Santro, AT, August 2005
Tata Indica DLX, July 2004

Quote:
Originally Posted by diffsoft View Post
2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? Eg. 7 yrs., 3 months, about 98,000 kms
The car is still with me, using for my daily commute to office
8 years, 3 months, 1,19,050 kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by diffsoft View Post
3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. Eg. Difficult to maintain as the car aged, wanted an automatic to replace this car, better features.
I am still searching for a reason to sell it. My plan is to keep it for 10 years or 1,50,000 kms or till such time it gives me troublefree service.
AutoIndian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2012, 11:45   #30
BHPian
 
ssadwelkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 75
Thanked: 60 Times
Default re: How many years do you drive / own the same car?

I was abroad for quite a few years my first car in India was a Scorpio

1. Scorpio DX (Black) 2004
Got flooded in my basement parking in the cloud burst that happened back in 2005, had done only 11000 kms and was just about a year old, my heart broke.

2. Scorpio again 2007 SLX (White)
Done 52000 kms sold a month back, ride was getting very rough and bone jarring, rust was setting in at certain places, looking for an AT sedan.
ssadwelkar 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
If you could go back in time, will you buy the same car ? Eddy The Indian Car Scene 148 16th November 2015 21:40
What if all tyre are of same specs, but not from same make? sups Modifications & Accessories 9 24th December 2010 16:34
Would you buy the "same car" with "Same Color" as your immediate neighbour? cool.aquarian The Indian Car Scene 39 12th November 2010 13:57
Same Profile, Same Make. But still difference in diameter. Possible? vrooooooom Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 34 13th August 2008 21:07
Morning drive to office: Do you notice the same car/driver every day? khan_sultan Street Experiences 27 31st July 2008 22:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:18.

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