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Old 29th April 2010, 11:12   #1606
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Thanks for the info. i am yet to see the car. since the offer is actually to my cousin through one of his clients, we are expecting him to be true with the deal. if he opts out i will look into the deal. just now came to know its 04 model run 1.2l. how to know if turbo is failing or failed, since i have never driven a turbo diesel. if he dosent have a full service history we will not take it.
as per his secretary the only issue is car is pulling to one side on braking. rest all dont need immediate attention. should ABS not give fault due to this?
Having a complete service history, while definitely a big plus, does not mean the car is mechanically good. It could have n number of problems.
If we start at the valuation front again (since details have now emerged about car vintage and mileage) then a good car with similar vintage/mileage will be valued at around 4 (with a medium trim level and insurance validity and tyres wear to last at least 8-10 months).
If you are getting this for 2 and this requires another 2 then I say don't take it because then you will have valued the car fully and there is no 'deal' in it for you.

The crux then is - how much does it actually need over what you will pay? A good independent mechanic/garage with prior experience of working on Skodas can give you a very good answer to that - including the state of flywheel and turbo. If you can't find any such mechanic/garage then also walk away from the deal. This because you will need a good service setup outside Skoda A** for the car. Skoda A** will rip you for the kind of attention and parts the car in question demands.

At a very basic level you can check the turbo by driving the car. A very crude 2 step way - after slotting into second/third gear, floor the accelerator. You should feel a slight surge in pulling power at around 1800 rpm (the rpm meter is there on the Octy). This should happen even in a car with 1.2l on it. If you do not feel that pull and experience a linear acceleration mark a 'No' on the first step. Next take the car on a long open stretch/highway and see if the car accelerates to 130-140 in a timely fashion. If you find that the car is running out of steam by 120 then mark a 'No' on the second step. If the answer to both is a 'No' then the answer to the question - 'Is the turbo good' will also be No in all likelihood. Again this is a crude way. You would be better off going to good garage and have them run a compression test for the turbo.

Regarding the ABS issue - car pulling sideways after braking _ I really don't have a clue why that is happening and whether ABS will help there or not. Maybe the ABS cable (which transmits impulses to the brakes) is also dead.
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Old 29th April 2010, 22:05   #1607
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I own a 1992 W124 E220D, white in color and with stock factory specs. Diesel and Manual Transmission. It isn't in the most excellent condition, but it is in good condition. How much would I be able to sell it for?

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I own a 1992 W124 E220D, white in color and with stock factory specs. Diesel and Manual Transmission. It isn't in the most excellent condition, but it is in good condition. How much would I be able to sell it for?
Such a car will fetch around 3 Lakhs max in Mumbai, if bought by Merc enthusiast.
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Old 30th April 2010, 13:06   #1609
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That's fair enough. But What would be a good approach to finding such a person?
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Please post the pics for better analysis
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I own a 1992 W124 E220D, white in color and with stock factory specs. Diesel and Manual Transmission. It isn't in the most excellent condition, but it is in good condition. How much would I be able to sell it for?
The title of the thread says E 250D & the content of your thread says E 220D Which of the two is it ? Post some pictures if you really want an opinion & want to sell it or have it evaluated.



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Old 30th April 2010, 17:08   #1612
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Is it 240D?, a picture is worth a 1000 words
You can also give in additional information like VIN number or Chassis n umber if unsure!

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The title of the thread says E 250D & the content of your thread says E 220D Which of the two is it ? Post some pictures if you really want an opinion & want to sell it or have it evaluated.



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Old 30th April 2010, 18:03   #1613
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The thread title is a typo. However I just went through it's papers today, as this car has been in my family for a long long time, and apparently it's registration says 1990. I could have sworn it was 1992. Hence now I'm not sure if it even is a 220 as my father believed it to be.

Chassis Number is : WDB 124120-2B-123575

Also I cant seem to locate the Month of Maufacture.
Pictures coming up soon!
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That skoda is a petrol one, and its lying unused for more than two months due pulling to one side on braking.
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What is the reasonable buying price for a 2009' Sept I20 Magna.9000Kms. silver colour. On road price in my town is 5.43Lakh and ex Showroom Price is 4.92Lakh
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I went to Maruti True Value, RKS Motors, Somajiguda, Hyderabad today. They were quoting 2.05L for 2006 Alto Lxi. After negotiation they quoted the final price as 2L including RC transfer. It's second owner car. They will offer 1 year warranty on Gearbox and Engine and 3 free service.

I was not convinced with the pricing and told them that my final price was 1.8L for 2005Alto. The guy took my number and said that he would check if the price could be reduced and would inform me.

What should be the reasonable price for 2005 Alto Lxi?
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That skoda is a petrol one, and its lying unused for more than two months due pulling to one side on braking.
now there is no doubt.that car is not going to be better to drive than baleno.i hope you are not even thinking about buying.
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That skoda is a petrol one, and its lying unused for more than two months due pulling to one side on braking.
That's it buddy. Say bye-bye to it.
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yes, dropped the skoda, primarily due owner itself not using it, now will look out for a elantra.
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yes, dropped the skoda, primarily due owner itself not using it, now will look out for a elantra.
if you are looking for much better car to drive than baleno then IMO only civic is the best option.
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