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Old 24th July 2008, 22:53   #16
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I know my fair share of Docs who rip ( their cars , not their patients ) , including a fair share on this forum itself!
Half the rally drivers in Kerala are doctors or atleast have done MBBS at Manipal
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Cars driven by Ladies may not carry a "premium" (there is no reason they should), but it is incorrect to say that ALL ladies ride the clutch, dent the car & generally are bad drivers.

I have seen enough examples of extremely well maintained cars driven by women.

Who would want his mother, sister, wife or daughter to drive an unreliable car ? Women "generally" drive patiently- do not race / over revv / race their cars.

Having said that - it does not merit a premium either.


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One lady doctor drive OHC was there for sale in Bangalore for a whooping 6.25 L, just 26K kms driven showroom condition not negotiable
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My choice of preferences for a 2nd hand car:

1) Doctor.
2) Professor.
3) Bank Employee.

And never from a guy who is young and in the age group of (20-30 yrs) and ladies.

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Wonder why no-one cares to mention team-bhp'ian owned.

BTW a relative in cochin earlier had picked up a doc' owned car which turned out to be a complete disaster. I wonder if the dude even changed the engine oil at regular intervals. So IMO this doc' owned/lady owned thingy is sometimes rubbish.

Lemons are out there in every shape.
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  1. DOCTOR OWNED
  2. ARMY OFFICER OWNED
  3. LADY OWNED
Now imagine the resale a car would command if it was owned by a Parsi lady doctor who happens to work in the army hospital.

On the same lines, who not to buy a car

1. Small Scale businessman who uses it to transport parts
2. Car used as an office car driven by different people
3. Car used by travel company
4. Any more?
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Now imagine the resale a car would command if it was owned by a Parsi lady doctor who happens to work in the army hospital.


That's the exact thought came to my mind while reading first few posts here, minus her working in a army hospital.

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Shouldn't the overall condition of the car be the deciding factor than who the owner is? One is going to live with the car, not the owner .

Unless the owner is too good to resist or too bad to be associated with.
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Now imagine the resale a car would command if it was owned by a Parsi lady doctor who happens to work in the army hospital.
more than the show room price? and the price would keep increasing the more miles she adds to it.
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this widespread belief that doctor driven cars are better maintained has helped my dad get some really good prices on resale.

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I feel that its a totally wrong thought. Most of the docs i've seen are just not bothered bout their cars, and do no maintanence on them! In personally feel, all this Doctor owned, lady driven .... etc statements are just Hogwash!

I agree partially. There are doctors who maintain their cars well, but there are others who dont, just like any other profession. saying that all doctor owned cars have to be well maintained is hogwash, just like saying all doctor owned cars are poorly maintained.

Let me put it this way, I would never sell my car to any of my friends.
and you definitely dont want to buy a car from my dad who's also a doctor.
saying all this, I have definitely started looking after my car a lot more after joining tbhp(the mechanicals atleast)

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Half the rally drivers in Kerala are doctors or atleast have done MBBS at Manipal
guilty on both counts(MBBS at manipal). though I went on rallies only twice, once in an M800(mine), and the other on a Suzuki Shogun bike as a navigator for another doctor friend.

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My choice of preferences for a 2nd hand car:

1) Doctor.
2) Professor.
3) Bank Employee.

And never from a guy who is young and in the age group of (20-30 yrs) and ladies.
I hope you dont go and pick up a car from a doctor in blind faith, or from a professor or a bank employee. you just cant stereotype a person or a profession. doesnt matter if its a positive or a negative stereotype.

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I couldn't care less about who owns the car. If the car is in top shape, I'll make an offer on the spot.

I am buying the car, not its owner
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1)parasi owners
2)doctors
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Now imagine the resale a car would command if it was owned by a Parsi lady doctor who happens to work in the army hospital.

On the same lines, who not to buy a car

1. Small Scale businessman who uses it to transport parts
2. Car used as an office car driven by different people
3. Car used by travel company
4. Any more?
That is a killer combo you have quoted.
I believe we can add courier company vehicles as well, though you may as well include that in small scale business.
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Wonder why no-one cares to mention team-bhp'ian owned.
I do push my car to its limits , but then again, i do take good care of it. I'm sure it applies to a lot of us
I wonder how such a description could be translated to a monetary effect on resale values

Would a pete'd car fetch higher or lower resale than a stock car ? Will I recover even a fraction of all the money I've thrown (and going to throw) into my ICE
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