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Old 21st November 2005, 21:36   #31
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yes you will get 1.3 OHC for 2.5k in very good condition. Expect further drop as year changes.
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Old 22nd November 2005, 02:12   #32
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to give my inputs I will say.

buy a new car and buy whatever car you want. But then be sure to not sell it untill its a complete writeoff in the accounts and you are getting more resale.

secondly the most important thing a resale depends on is the owner. keep your vehicles well maintained with service history. You won't have to even go out in the market to sell your vehicle.

bad resale affects the prices of the car when

1. the company shuts off.(daewoo)
2. the car goes out of production(contessa old siena escort)
3. high maintainence costs (astra)
4. disliked by the masses(fusion)

while there aer exceptions I dont really think depreciation should be a point to be considered while purchasing a new car unless you are confused which to buy.

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Old 23rd November 2005, 19:33   #33
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secondly the most important thing a resale depends on is the owner. keep your vehicles well maintained with service history. You won't have to even go out in the market to sell your vehicle.
I had seen many a times, there is only remote chance of dealings happen between direct seller and buyer. That's the reason these dealers have grown fat.

It's more frustration to part well maintained car with a dealer, when you don't get the market price for the car ( normally dealers don't offer & direct buyers go with dealer because of their fabricated talks. Iam talking about common man and not auto enthusiastic
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Nice write-up Ajmat.
Depreciation is definitely a big killer and as you said, one way to reduce the hit would be to hold on to the car for some time.
I guess "resale value" is one thing I do not need to worry about as we belong to that small group which considers automobiles (not just cars, but bikes also) to be for life - atleast the Govt. decided life of 15 years. Sample the following :
M800 1985 - Bought new for 60K. Sold after 19 years (52K kms) for 40K.
M800DX 1999, bought new for 2.35L. 7 years (22K kms) and running. Will not be sold atleast for another 7-8 years atleast.
Baleno Lxi 2005 - I won't sell it for atleast 10 years (if not 15) unless faced with a serious cash crunch or something.

If your car serves the purpose for which you bought it and does not trouble you maintenance-wise or in reliability, why keep changing cars ? But if you still need to keep changing rides every year or two, you need to take the depreciation hit.
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If your car serves the purpose for which you bought it and does not trouble you maintenance-wise or in reliability, why keep changing cars ? But if you still need to keep changing rides every year or two, you need to take the depreciation hit.

This makes you and I a failed consumerist disciple
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Old 20th April 2006, 06:06   #37
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I'm wondering why some morons are having the perception that the doctor owned cars are one of the best maintained ones. Infact, they will be one of the worstly maintained ones because of their busy schedule unless there is someone at home to take care of their car(s)/they are good-for-nothing docs.

I'm talking this from my own experience since some of my uncles are docs and we've enough of them at our locality.
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Just like a parsi owned car in mumbai.
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I'm wondering why some morons are having the perception that the doctor owned cars are one of the best maintained ones. Infact, they will be one of the worstly maintained ones because of their busy schedule unless there is someone at home to take care of their car(s)/they are good-for-nothing docs.

I'm talking this from my own experience since some of my uncles are docs and we've enough of them at our locality.
maybe the docs in your family and your locality keep their cars filthy.

the four cars at my place (accent gle,matiz sd,santro le,lancer sfx) are in ship shape.

sqeaky clean on the outside and inside.interiors smell of hugo boss/212/cool water/joop.
carpets and floor mats dust free and aseptic.
even the art leather seats in all the cars are cleaned once a week.
under the bonnet they purr.....
my drivers are potty trained.by the way i get the cars serviced myself.no one does that for me.
and if you're still thinking.....pls dont.
"good for nothing": sure as hell not!
i'm busy too.
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Lady owned, Doctor used, Director used are just sales phrases to make the buyer confident of a purchase. Ladies, doctors & directors are also people just like everybody else & if they are keen about their cars, they would have kept them well, if not these cars could be as abused as any other car.
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After selling my previous cars-800 in March 99 (75,000 kms, 3.5 years of ownership) and Zen in May 04 (55,000 kms, 3.5 years), I have now decided to keep my Corsa 2003 model for 3-4 years more. Reason being the low resale, and the fact that the loan has now been paid off. It is still 35K on the odo with no problems, and all the loss has now happened. It may now lose 30 K per annum for the next 2 years, and that is the only cost (apart from the interest on initial equity invested). The Corsa is now being used by my wife, and I plan to keep it for another 3-4 years and another 35,000 on the odo. That way I have driven it for 75,000 kms and kept it for 7-8 years, and then the loss seems much more acceptable. My opinion is that the longer I keep the car (for me now more than 100,000 kms and 7-8 years) the more value is extracted. Conversely, the lesser value is lost per km run or per year of ownership. If you can afford it, keep the old car when you change to a new one. After 4-5 years, when the EMI is paid off, sell the oldest car first, and keep the second oldest one, and so on. In modern upper middle income families, two cars are becoming a necessity.
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Lady owned, Doctor used, Director used are just sales phrases to make the buyer confident of a purchase. Ladies, doctors & directors are also people just like everybody else & if they are keen about their cars, they would have kept them well, if not these cars could be as abused as any other car.
Ditto that.It boils down to the individual,not his profession.
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I had seen many a times, there is only remote chance of dealings happen between direct seller and buyer. That's the reason these dealers have grown fat.

It's more frustration to part well maintained car with a dealer, when you don't get the market price for the car ( normally dealers don't offer & direct buyers go with dealer because of their fabricated talks. Iam talking about common man and not auto enthusiastic

i would say one thing about the dealer's involvement being brought in,
this usually happens because
1.the buyer doesnt get a car right away when he/she wants it.
2.the seller could have a case pending on the car (which is not yet cleared from the police station) and this would be a serious jeopardy for the buyer after the agreement is signed and the payment is made...
although this happens rarely (usually in smaller districts where the RTA are not mordernised) , there is a good chance of this happening for the RTAs in smaller districts it takes a over 2weeks for the accident-case to be filed and during this the buyer is at stake till the car or the vehicle is out of the case...

i am writing and mentioning this for this happened to my cousin when bought his bolero invader from a smaller district in A.P. and the car ended up police station for over two months, and the police people as we know are shameless enough and sold and replaced a few parts from the vehicle...
so to some extent the purchasing it from a reputed dealer does payoff even if his his commision is being put on the budget, i would call it playing safe if you dont have the car of your choice in your friend'scircle...
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I'm wondering why some morons are having the perception that the doctor owned cars are one of the best maintained ones. Infact, they will be one of the worstly maintained ones because of their busy schedule unless there is someone at home to take care of their car(s)/they are good-for-nothing docs. I'm talking this from my own experience since some of my uncles are docs and we've enough of them at our locality.
Doctors are suckers for health - cleaner body and environment they live in. So it is a fairly good guess that their cars will not be left dirty, and kept in a nice shape. Also, even though they prescribe medicine for a living, they avoid getting sick. They should be doing the same with their cars. As I said, it is a fairly good assumption/ expectation from a doc. Dont you think?
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Well guys who really care about their machines, need not care of the resale value it commands.

A good buyer can easily judge if you are trying to cheat him or not, only the novices would get trapped.

Enjoy your machine to the fullest as if it were your friend, the minute you start thinking of the resale value, you are killing your attachment with it.
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