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Old 31st October 2010, 09:59   #976
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@ajay- Thanks for answering my questions.

I spotted this Maruti 800(SS80) as a display vehicle in Competent motors showroom in Moti Nagar today
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If you see the wheel rims closely it belongs to Alto.The seat fabrics are aftermarket and non OE.The condition of paint was excellent but the maruti and 800 badges are missing .
The vehicle is not for sale just for display purposes on enquiry

Below another Maruti 800(SS80) in maroon colour with roof rails just parked outside the showroom.
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the car although lacks originality has been refurbished very thoroughly,so it is a real headturner
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Old 31st October 2010, 11:28   #977
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the picture says Display Vehicle, does that mean its not for sale or something? But i agree that car is in almost pristine condition.
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Old 31st October 2010, 19:17   #978
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the picture says Display Vehicle, does that mean its not for sale or something? But i agree that car is in almost pristine condition.
''Display vehicle '' means that the car was bought by the showroom only for display purpose.Actually this has become a fad in many Showrooms these days.A prominent long time HM dealer in South Tamilnadu was looking all over the place for a 1948 Hindustan10 to use as display vehicle(was ready to pay a fancy price) but has still not got it
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My car went past this mileage on the odometer recently.
It's actually the fourth time its done that, since its been with us for the past 25yrs. Come january and its going to be 26 yrs. Thank u dear!
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congrats Neurotoxin, 3900000 Kms is no small feat. for a M800.
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congrats Neurotoxin, 3900000 Kms is no small feat. for a M800.
should it not be 399999kms ?
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should it not be 399999kms ?
Yes ajay99 389172.5 till date now. I think sureshkishore meant 390000.0
Anyways since the car has run so much, I must admit its not in very good health. The guy who used to lovingly service and repair it regularly has moved out of Bangalore about 5yrs back and the result - lot of parts being changed over recent time at other garages. Also the part availability is a problem. I intend to refurbish the car but don't know where to start
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Yes ajay99 389172.5 till date now. I think sureshkishore meant 390000.0
Anyways since the car has run so much, I must admit its not in very good health. The guy who used to lovingly service and repair it regularly has moved out of Bangalore about 5yrs back and the result - lot of parts being changed over recent time at other garages. Also the part availability is a problem. I intend to refurbish the car but don't know where to start
Have you overhauled the engine anytime ?
In Trivandrum there is a car which has run 3.3lakh kilometers and still in use
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Have you overhauled the engine anytime ?
Yes, of course the engine's been overhauled not once but twice.
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This Japanese Maruti has a note of caution!

"Caution: Made in Japan" and on the fuel cap it says "Nitrogen only"
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This Japanese Maruti has a note of caution!

"Caution: Made in Japan" and on the fuel cap it says "Nitrogen only"
This SS80 seems to have the Original TOKAI DENSO tail lamp assy intact.
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Spotted this immaculately maintained SS80 in Indiranagar. Looks like a sparingly driven car.


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WOW what a beauty! She is surely a sparingly driven car. Still has the Bias Tires on them. The Monogram on the hood opener is also intact, so is the PDI sticker. Stanley Sealed beams are intact too.
Should be a 1984 model.
Hate the roof mounted carrier.

From the body line the car doesnt look tinkered. Except for the slight ding on the Fr Lh door and running board everything looks great.

BTW Is this is the same beauty posted by EARTHed.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2116258 (Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX)

Hope he can confirm.
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Guys I have been wanting to buy one of these sweethearts for a long time.finally I have decided to get one of these. Can anybody help me with a decent ss80dx. Btw saw tantragnas car at a workshop in hsr while I went around enquiring for a decent ss80. One awesome car.
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Zazer,
keep the following things in mind. Since these cars were very fuel efficient and the resale value was great most of the examples you see would have run extensively and changed hands numerous times. So after 25 years they would be in quite bad shape.
So 90% chance is that you would come across a car that has undergone major repairs to the engine as well as body. In such a case do check for the quality of work. If a cute retro runaround is what you want then this is the best buy.

But if you are looking for one in concourse shape, my advice is to get old of a original single owner car that has run relatively less. The CAX car on the previous post is an excellent candidate. May be you would have to shell out a premium for it. But trust me, its worth it.
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