|View Poll Results: Do you insist on genuine spare parts always?|
|Yes, even if it means it costs more.||140||83.33%|
|No, anything will do so long as it works and costs less||25||14.88%|
|Dont have the liberty of original spares.||3||1.79%|
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|6th December 2006, 11:49||#1|
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Do you insist on genuine spare parts always?
A genuine spare parts drive is going on at toyota india right now,which brought to me this question .
Team-bhpians what do they do,In my case even if it was a small nut I always insisted it should always be the authorised one even if it meant it would cost twice as much[Ironically dont have this liberty anymore].
But guys what do you do,Do you give preference to cost or do you also insist on the original spares always.
|6th December 2006, 12:12||#5|
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Normally I insist on genuine parts for most of the cars. But with car like Matiz, you don't have liberty of choosing which spares to go for.
You have to take whatever you can get.
|6th December 2006, 12:58||#7|
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Always genuine. My mechanic also includes the empty boxes for the new parts and all the old (removed) parts including bushes, washers, tubing etc. when he returns the car. I go through all of this and discard it later. This probably qualifies for one more quirk in the quirkiness thread.
|6th December 2006, 13:08||#8|
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Original/genuine ones only even at the risk of costing three times as much........couple of exceptions in the past few years -
1) My Ikon rear silencer box & pipe had rusted so I went for a local one sometime last year. Price difference was more than 6k IIRC - pretty satisfied as they've lasted two monsoons & still going strong.
2) Had put in a pair of "local" OSRVM (after the left one had broken) on the Ikon because the pair were cheaper than what ONE of the originals would have cost and also the originals were not in stock - this was a BAD decision because the glass quality is not good, images are 1:1 instead of being reduced marginally & it is not anti-glare. Never again!
|6th December 2006, 15:31||#9|
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Yes Me too alwyas insist on Genuine spare parts even if they cost more
|6th December 2006, 15:40||#10|
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Firstly this poll needs to be broken into 2 parts
1> Mechanical (Engine , suspension , braking etc)
Now coming to the topic at hand, I would go for genuine spares only when I know a better high performance brand option is not available. For eg in a Maruti you get MGP and SGP parts as well as after market. i would choose SGP wherever possible. Brake pads there are better high performance ones available for almost all cars, Oil I use Mobil 1 hope you get the picture.
Cheap repaired(delhi manufactured) absolute NO.
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|6th December 2006, 20:24||#13|
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You should have made this a public poll. It'd be interesting to see who chose non-authentic spares - for any reason. I feel sorry for their cars.
Of course, I'm a company-branded guy - the 8.5K rear spoiler order from SGA / Maruti is a study-in-motion. Never have/never will look at spurious spares; for me my car is a living, breathing entity that has feelings.
By your last choice, I presume you're implying those cases where the car model has been discontinued since a long time and company spares are certified to have stopped ?
Last edited by theMAG : 6th December 2006 at 20:28.
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