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Old 28th February 2008, 21:06   #31
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The dealers make a scape goat of any buyer, be very careful.
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Quoting coz u already said ur interested in a dealer.
And also, 70% of the ad's in Sunday's DC are of dealers, one has to sort out through the direct sellers, as there are people who want to sell directly and avoid the middleman eating into their profit.
Selling or buying directly is not a one day process on your own.
Buying is rather like fishing, one has to wait, contact & follow up. If you get to the seller first you'd get a better deal with the first owner.
City cars have AP-09/13/28/29 [some]/11 series number others are from district.
I'd helped a friend get a second hand a year back, he wasn't in a hurry and wanted a specific car. four weeks we found a mint condition 99' single owner, 24000K done white Zen, with an Ex army officer, we got that for a decent price.
An acquaintance had a different priority. Perfect body line & wanted a new reg number as he wasn't happy with using an old reg number, he a got a exceptional condition Ford Escort diesel from bangalore took a week for him to find there w/o a broker.
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I had forgotten one number.
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In Hyderabad City cars have AP-09/10/13/28/29 [some]/11 series number others are from districts.
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Are u a first timer at buying a 2nd hand?
Actually i thought u were not, correct me if im wrong.
I'm a first timer at buying a used car. I had conducted a similar search about a year back, but did not buy any then as some financial constraints came up. I had an Indica which was given off to my sister. Now I'm again seriously looking for a second hand car. Don't want to spend much now. Plan to use it for a few years. By then would have saved enough for one of the latest cars at that time!
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That is the problem, aadix....too much sudden easy money leading to people spending crazily and raising the costs along with them. This is why I find it difficult to get a second hand car at a decent price. Even private sellers are trying to cash in on this. In anycase, I'm trying to use the friends route for now, to see if I can get a 'known' (friend can vouch for its quality) vehicle at a good price.

yupp.. plus the fact that u can use up un-accounted/black money in picking up the car.. anyways coming back to the main topic..

most of the used car divisions of big dealerships generally quote a lot and most of them are 'park & sell' or cars from other brokers, in which at both the scenarios are of loss for the end buyer.

DC still has ad's by the direct owners itself, my family friend recently sold his endy for 11lacs via this way, when most of the brokers were quoting 9 to 9.5l.


also a within city car need not have a within city no, most of my cars dont have the std 9/10/11 area codes as the reg nos i need and prefer are available faster in other districts(and most of the time without any auction), all u need to do is get a noc from that district's rta after the reg, via which u can have the car registered on your in-city address.



another thing i have seen is ap is highest in terms of resale, have many people bring in cars from KA/TN/MH/DL, esp in case of high end cars mostly cos of the high resale value here, with mumbai and banglore being the preferred places.

plus the fact that u can get it re-registered here and no one will even know (mostly) that's it a used car, unless checked upon closely.
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Buying a car from direct owner is always good. I am writing my own experience in the month of April 2013 one person(Dealer) told me that one 1986 Maruti SS80 original condition is available for sale at 20K. More over his commission is 2K. So I paid 22K and took the delivery. After that I came to know from other source actual price of the car was 18K. Any way car was in good condition. Now I am restoring it.

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