Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th April 2008, 22:59   #226
Senior - BHPian
 
kuttapan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,155
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

What would be the price for a 1 year old Vdi, done abot 20k kms, in Bangalore?
kuttapan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2008, 10:47   #227
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 224
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ravradha View Post
My collegue is quoting 2.35 for 2007 Jan Alto, which has run 7300 Kms. I am asking it for 2.15. It has the following accessories:

Seat cover
CD player, speakers
Side scratch guard

The car has a small dent in the back and a thin scratch running through the left side. Have test driven it, seems ok but has bad pickup and stalls at low speeds and 3rd gear.

Is it worth buying? I need to tell him tomorrow. Quick reco needed.
Hi pal, if you are talking about the top end model (VXi) Alto here, the price is attractive for a one year old vehicle. You would be getting it for a discount of about a lakh over a new model. however, please do make sure the problems of stalling and bad pick up etc are sorted out prior to purchase. The bad pick up could be due to something as small as a dirty air filter, but it could be due to some serious trouble as well. Only the gurus here and the mechs can pinpoint the same. but getting stuck with a lemon can be a real pain even if you have paid a pittance for it. But do get it checked thoroughly by a mech! All the best!
harsha.cs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2008, 11:13   #228
BHPian
 
ravradha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 175
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Thanks Harsha

Update on Alto:
Yes it is a Vxi. It also has central locking. It is a Dec 2006 model bought in Jan 07. Will check with the mechanic today.

Last edited by ravradha : 10th April 2008 at 11:16.
ravradha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2008, 18:45   #229
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: amritsar
Posts: 71
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Update on Alto:
Yes it is a Vxi. It also has central locking. It is a Dec 2006 model bought in Jan 07. Will check with the mechanic today.
__________________



2006 model Alto cant be Vxi as it was stopeed production in 2004
I think it would be Lxi!
drkhalsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2008, 18:49   #230
Team-BHP Support
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,810
Thanked: 2,320 Times
Default

Correction the Alto VXi was last produced in mid 2003.
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2008, 17:33   #231
BHPian
 
ravradha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 175
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Typo

The model is Lxi not Vxi.
ravradha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2008, 20:36   #232
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 13
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Hi,

I am looking for old Zen: True Value dealer at Pune quoted me 2.15 lacks for 2004 LXI model
- Pune registered
- White color
- 44k on ODO
- Single owner
- Tyres looks ok
- Few scratches on right back door, minor dent on hatch door.

It is worth to go for it? (One year warranty on Engine & Transmission, usual true value deal!)

This is my first exposure to used car market so your help is really appreciated.
abcxyz07306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 12:43   #233
BHPian
 
HAFI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: cochin
Posts: 294
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Is this Price Correct: Skoda 2.0 Litre Elegance Petrol 2002 Model for 4.25 L

Hey,

lam planning to get another ride for my personal use.Recently i came across a
a skoda 2002 model Elegance petrol 2.0 litre.Surprisingly the guy asks only 4.25.Its unbelievable that a skoda is available for such a price,so i enquired about the vehicle to the techie guys.Some said that the due to the complaints in the engine the skoda stopped manufacturing that particular model and it is due to that the vehicle price is low and recommended me not to take it.But some said that there is no problem with the engine since the vehicle being skoda.They also said that the price is low because the model was stopped and its another version is only available in the market as L&K and Laura.Iam in a dilemma on what to do.I cannot take a decision.One part of me says that to take the vehicle and mod it since skoda available for such a price is luck.But my other part says to stay away from it because of problem with the engine and the lack of spares.

Please help me out on this on making the right decision.Please post in your views about this model of skoda so that i could take the right decision and not to regret later.

iam posting in the pic of the vehicle:----





Thank You,

Hafi

Last edited by HAFI : 14th April 2008 at 12:47.
HAFI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 12:51   #234
Senior - BHPian
 
simply_sunny001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London & Rohtak
Posts: 1,339
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Asking price looks very tempting.

Please check the vehicle service history if there are any major problems.

Get it checked at Skoda *** to know more.

and then decide cos 4.25L is not at all a bad price
simply_sunny001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 12:52   #235
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,484
Thanked: 7,794 Times
Default

There is no problem with the engine

It's only problem was that with the diesel at he same price, people overlooked this car. It is not as fast as an RS but the engine is durable if not exciting.

If the condition is good, Rs 4.25 is a steal! A freind of mine has one that has done 60000 km and nothing has happened except an AC electrical problem.
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 13:13   #236
BHPian
 
dinu2506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 761
Thanked: 274 Times
Default

The car should be good being a Skoda (you need to check it, though for any accidents, misuse etc), but do not expected RS levels of performance.
dinu2506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 13:18   #237
BHPian
 
DocG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mumbai - Singapore - Cali - Sydney - S.Korea
Posts: 870
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

60,000 KM is really not that high, yes, it is enough to tell you if there is something massively wrong with the engine...However seeing as how some engines can run 200,000 MILEs and not require a rebuild, if the Skoda runs say 100,000 Miles and needs a rebuild thereafter it's obviously not as good as the other engine...

Seeing as how this car was discontinued, and didn't enjoy good sales figures, try getting feedback from people who actually own the car. As ajmat said, he has a friend who does, how about having a word with him..>That's the best way for you to decide...

[The chassis shouldn't be a problem, neither should the suspension...engine and electricals, difficult to say. Get the full service history of the car]
DocG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 13:18   #238
BHPian
 
HAFI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: cochin
Posts: 294
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

ya definitely it will not have the RS performance.its also having digital odo and the service book a spare key.only problem is that me here at Cochin and the vehicle is from Calcutta.I called up the service guy there(skoda Calcutta),he told there hasn't been any major complaints.and can the digital odo be altered ?..
HAFI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 13:31   #239
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

There is nothing wrong with the engine. But, as Ajmat sir said, the car wasn't too popular because of the diesel variant. The 2.0 has been stopped and the 1.8 turbo has taken its place.
Octys have amazing build quality and are fairly reliable. Get the car checked at the A.S.S to be on the safe side.
IIRC, the Elegance came with 15" alloys. The car in picture has steel wheels. Get a set of nice alloys and you are good to go.
Two things you have to be aware of. Its not a fast car (110bhp, the 90 bhp TDis are more fun) and petrol Octys are not known for their FE.

Hafi, if you give me the car's registration number, I can ask the Calcutta dealer about her history.

Last edited by shuvd : 14th April 2008 at 13:34.
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 13:40   #240
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mumbai
Posts: 36
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I would say its a high price. I have seen 2003 - 2004 Skoda diesels for 5.5 lacs. So if you could spend 1 more lac you could enjoy the performance as well as the good FE of the Octavia.

I also saw a Sonata gold for 3.5 lacs now That was a steal but know how sonata drinks petrol as if it is water.
rash28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "NEW" Car Price Check Thread - Track Price Changes, Discounts, Offers & Deals black12rr The Indian Car Scene 6143 11th December 2016 10:08
Online Seat Color selection tool by "Katzkin" alexpaul Modifications & Accessories 0 7th April 2011 19:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:48.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks