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<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%
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Old 2nd November 2012, 11:11   #76
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From Newest to Oldest:

1. Chevy Beat LT (Tcdi)
Jan 2012
19,500 kms
Still counting

2. Maruti 800 Std
2001 (dont remember the month)
1 Lakh+
Still counting

3. Maruti Gypsy MG410 (Converted to Nissan Diesel in 1996)
1991
1 Lakh+
Still Counting
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Old 2nd November 2012, 11:18   #77
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1.What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra Bolero GLX Nov 2002.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
5 yrs 2 months , about 100,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1)Poor pick up,Tiresome driving,Aspirations grew.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra scorpio DX Crde 2007.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
1 yr , about 20,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1)Was a Tamilnadu regd car and driving in Karnataka was a major problem by RTO and public, even after paying Karnataka life tax , also frequent fight between both states for water pushed me to sell.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra Bolero DI turbo 4wd.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
2 yrs , about 45,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1) underpowered and Too Bumby due to rigid suspension.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Maruti swift VDI ABS 2008.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
1 yr 3 months, about 20,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1) Aspirations grew, Boared, wished for Airbags, Small car for me.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra Major 4wd 2010.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
2 yrs , about 15,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1) Aspirations grew – Open ingress, Too much dusty.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra Bolero DI turbo 2wd.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
2 yrs 2 months , about 25,000 kms.

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
1) underpowered.

1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Mahindra Scorpio VLX with airbag - 2011 & Mahindra thar Crde - 2011.

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
No plan to sell.


In this crazy change over , I lost my calculations and don’t want to recollect..

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Old 2nd November 2012, 12:47   #78
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First Car - Maruthi 800 Standard(95 Model - 38k done) - 31st August 2001 (1,10,000/-)
Done 50kms
Fitted AC in May 2006
Sold exactly on 1st Jan 2010(63,000/-)
Roughly comes 5,500.00 per year for owning the car and maintenance is extra.

Bought Figo in 2010 May and have done 25K till now. Initially was planning to buy Swift and have it for 7 years. Will sell Figo after completing 5 or 6 years max as the resale value for Ford is not much when compared with Swift.

Generally affordability, Depreciation benefits, very poor performance of the present vehicle influence the life of your present car(s).

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1.What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
  • Maruti Zen . MH-410 (Model no.) Before the LXI, VXI stuff was made .October 1997
2.How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
  • 2008 July. 135000 KMS
3.Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
  1. Was not being used.
  2. Rust build up under paint
  3. Not fashionable any more. Sis refused to use it after getting her Licence.
1.What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
  • Tata Estate . December 1995
2.How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
  • 1998 August. 90000 KMS
3.Top 3 reasons why you sold it.
  1. Met with an accident
  2. Spent more time with the manufacturer than with us. Electricals were a pain and we also had some engine trouble.
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Here's a list of the cars we have had till now
  1. Premier Padmini
    Purchased in 1986, sold off in 1997 - 80K kilometers. Reason - body started rusting even though engine was fantastic.
  2. Maruti 800
    Purchased in 1997 as a stop gap for the loss of the Padmini, sold off in 2000 Dec - 15K kilometers only.
  3. Hyundai Santro
    Purchased in Jan 2001, sold off in 2010 - Reason - My mother had a fracture in her leg, which prevented her from driving the car anymore.
  4. Honda City Type Z
    Purchased in June 2002, still with us. Only 14k kms done so far
  5. Nissan Micra
    Purchased in July 2010, still with us. Some 6.5k odd kms done so far.
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Old 2nd November 2012, 14:52   #81
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I never bought a car, drove whatever Father bought:-
AS far as I remember:
(1) He bought in 1995 ,carb. Esteem . Sold it Year 2007.Cumulative Mileage: 150k KM, Around 110k KM , Engine O/H Job done by company. Was'nt impressed by the Job done by company, therefore winthin 20k of O/H, sold it.
(2) He bought in 2000, Tata Indica DLE. Sold it Year 2008. Primary driven by my younger brother and me. Approx 350k KM, went through Engine O/H 2wice, and dont know how many times Suspension, brake, O/h ..Body retrofitting job....etc. Me , my younger, and our prefered mechanic did wonders with that car. All its manufacturing niggles were ironed out!!

(3) He bought in 2003, a second hand 14k KM driven: Opel ASTRA club. Primary driven by my Father and me.Driven uptil 140k KM I really loved this car, beautiful ride and handling. Parts scarcity, and in year 2011, was cropping up with issues every 5to 10k and was becomming too difficult to maintain. Sold it Year 2011 at throw-away price.. I still feel nostalgic about it!
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Aug 2009 - Chevy Spark LT ~ 52K KM. Still have it
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Maruti Omni 1999, used it for 2 years,40000km run,

Daewoo Matiz 2001, used it for 2 years,40000km run,

Maruti Wagon R , used it for 1 year, 15000km run,

Ford Ikon flair 2004, used it for 5 years,75000km run,

Vista Tdi 2009, used it for 1 year, 20000km run,

Manza ABS Quadrajet 2010,25000km run,still using it,

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1957 : Fiat--still have it,love the Dukkar

1994: TATA 206 ( not the 207)---bought in pick up form and then got a station wagon body made did approx 90000kms in one year and then sold it off for----

1995: TATA Estate----- sold in 2002 ( though was lying unused for about a year due to SHOT engine bearings did 180000 kms . This made way for a ---

2002: TATA safari Ex 4x4------Still have it ,done approx 175000kms
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Age 25 years
14 years of driving + 6 school vacations as a helper on a family owned Tata 407 (Transport Business)
3 bikes and 1 car
A Bajaj Boxer CT 2000 MODEL - Still up and running, being driven on highways only,has taught me balancing in different terrains for safety, when those fast trucks/buses literally pushed me down the highway.
A Hero Honda CD-Dawn 2003- Have been used in Mumbai, taught me on maintaining a safe speed and dodging in Mumbai's traffic/signals to gain mileage and time efficiency.

A Bajaj Pulsar 220 S 2010 Model- performance enhanced, has given me wings on highways, used in Mumbai and Goa with 6 ups and downs between these two places, has been to Pune, Solapur, Nashik/Shirdi, Aurangabad, Ratnagiri, Latur and Kolhapur. ( Would love to discuss more on this bike in relevent threads soon)
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Maruti Wagon R Vxi 2002- This car has grown me up by a feet, have been driven all around Mumbai, Goa, Konkan and Marathwada. This car allowed me execute all the knowledge and experience which I had learned as a helper from this 55 year old driver who had around 30 years of experience (1965- 1998s)( he used to communicate with all the vehicles on the highway through headlights, horns, indicators, rumaals, stones, raw egg filled balloons and bamboo sticks accordingly for respect and commercial grudges )
I have some awesome tips and tricks to be used when you are on Highways for utmost safety, i will share them gradually @ teambhp. I am looking at creating a good highway culture through some good set of communications which allow crossings and overtakes in the best royal manners.
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1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? Swift Zxi Feb 2009

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? Approx 60000 Kms now

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. No plans yet

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1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? Ertiga Zdi Aug 2012

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? Approx 5000 Kms now

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. No plans yet

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1. What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase? M800 Aug 1997

2. How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage? Approx 1,14,000 Kms - Y2009

3. Top 3 reasons why you sold it. Exchanged for a Swift, Old Vehicle, Needed an Upgrade on Engine -Performance - Space - Looks, Increased Maintenance, Needed a Paint Job, Leakages
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Alwyn Pushpak - 1984 till 1998 - Father sold it off.
Premeir Padmini Deluxe BE- 1990 till 2010 - 20 years had to let it go after's father's demise.
Bajaj Super - 1996 till 2010 - Sold.
Bajaj Kawasaki Caliber Croma 112 CC - 2001 till date, running nicely.
Maruti Zen Lxi - 2003 till date - The last pure ZEN from Maruti, running nicely.
Hyundai Santro XL - 2006 till 2012 Oct - Sold
Mahindra Scorpio Vxi - 2011 till date

All scooters, bike and cars i drove was always close to me.Going back i still remember the very first day when dad told me he would show me how to drive scooter and the then our prized padmini. Amazing feeling no words to express.
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Here is how it goes for me

1. Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LS - Sept 2008-Sept 2009 - 1 year of ownership
KMs on Odo - 8000
Reason - wanted to buy a bigger hatch

2. Hyundai i20 Magna Petrol - Dec 2009-Aug 2012 - 2.8 years of ownership
KMs on Odo - 27500
Reason - Wanted a Sedan

3. Honda City S MT - Aug 2012 - Till date
KMs on Odo - 1500
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My one bit

1. Maruti Alto LX - May 2004 to May 2011
Kms on Odo - 78,000
Reason: Wanted a diesel hatch
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1.What was your car make & model and month & year of purchase?
Maruti Zen(New Shape) --> 2004 Model, June 04
2.How long did you keep it - in years and in mileage?
2008 January. 35000 KMS
3.Top 3 reasons why you sold it
a) Petrol was no longer affordable as I was starting to get more adventurous and traveled a lot
b) Felt the car was very small and GC being in question
c) Got a good resale price when I was contemplating for a replacement
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