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Old 21st May 2007, 18:58   #1
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Exclamation are imported used cars dealers crazy

these dealers at delhi are crazy asking all sort of prices for cheap cars.

1. a dealer told me that he can give me a 1996 pontaic firebird for 9 lacks !! and used car prices on net dont go beyond 2 lacks.

2. similar was the case for the 1983 porsche 924. not all that good car asking so much.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 08:37   #2
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They are just having you on. After verifying the car's anticedents, make an informed bid and let them have a whiff of the cash. Believe me, they will come like bees to honey but stick your ground and be prepared to walk
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It is like a lottery for them. There will be one out of a 100 (mostly people with new money)who will think that car is worth that money.
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aman, all imp car dealers are friggin twits. They want to make a fast buck and see you in the guise of an idiot. Like they say "Shakal dekh ke poodi banate hain". Ive dealt with a lot of these guys and they're all crooks with no exception. Firstly their papers will not be in order and if they are then the model will not be the one mentioned in the book (take my word for it, its true). Most probably the car will be a lemon, (if you dont know your cars well uve had it) I once had a dealer in Delhi try to palm off a 1978 BMW 316 coupe as a 1983 raceing car and with power steering when it did'nt have one. He told me "Beta, German gadiyon ke steering thode hard hote hain" can you believe that?. What Ajmat says is abs right, show em the money and they'll melt. Do your homework, find out what the cars worth and if its really in some great spanking condition, then a small premium onthe car is not asking much.
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ye
thanks guys i also think they need a whif of the money. i was thinking of the porsche 924 though not seen by me somebody told me but then i thought whats a porsche with a front engine and the person asked for 3.5 .. what do you say.
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Slight Off Topic, but does one maintain these cars in India? What will happen if somethings goes wrong tomorrow?
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Maintenance is not really a problem. Many cities including chd have a set of "expert mechanics" who boldly advertise "Imported cars service".
Many things are jugaad, unless you bang with something. then its bankrupcy
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Slight Off Topic, but does one maintain these cars in India? What will happen if somethings goes wrong tomorrow?
means loads of money to put it back together. I dont even know if they have spares of these older models of Porsche available?
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This is where Indians born bargaining skills of offering 1/10th the quoted value should come into its own
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Just imagine your plight if you own an ageing import and take it to these guys to sell off. They will give you peanuts.
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Saw a Celica.. 98 model.. he was quoting 12L for it.

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Never, ever buy an imported vehicle unless you have CONVENIENT access to original spares. I once owned a Kawasaki 400cc. The rear shocks had to be changed and nothing available in India would fit. Ultimately, Johnny in Mumbai, fitted Rajdoot 's shocks because they were the closest match. The bike had features like filling air in the front shocks, to keep the fork hard or soft as required. Once, when I had parked the bike at Pune railway station, with the steering locked, the parking attendant moved it, lifting the front end, on its rear wheel. He must have dropped the front end from some height, because the fork started losing air. I guess the seals were busted. I could not get a replacement, had to have the seals fabricated, but they were never as good as the original. What I want to say is, your vehicle will spend more time in garage than on the road, for want of small things.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 17:48   #13
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A slightly of topic buzz .. Thatz why i am most likely buying the standard 2000. All its spares are available in UK.(even a small switch or any rubber parts).A major car dealer exported these parts from INDIA from the chennai factory this year !!!! sad .(about 300 cars). So everything is easily available. wht say.
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A slightly of topic buzz .. Thatz why i am most likely buying the standard 2000.
It's a piece of crap.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 23:18   #15
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but i love it. and if you dont like it have a look at the sd1's
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It's a piece of crap.
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