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Old 22nd August 2012, 14:05   #5416
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How much should a base model 2008 corolla fetch? Its done 34k km and is in very good condition. I am thinking of getting myself an XUV 5oo ,if I get a good price for my corolla. Else I will contribute to the "keep or upgrade your 5 yr old car " thread
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Hey guys, how much do you think a 2006 Ford Fiesta Diesel, ZXi variant, white colour, done 1,20,000 Kms fetch? The car has the stock music system, 14 inch alloys and a Ford OEM rear spoiler (not the one on the S variant though) The car is fairly well maintained.
But the issue here is - the engine has now developed a serious problem and the engine needs replacement with a new service engine. The estimate given for that is 1.2 lakhs. The dealer has offered to buy the car for 2 Lakhs, and I have asked my friend to try and push for 2.3-2.4 Lakhs.
Please give me your opinions.
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Hey guys, how much do you think a 2006 Ford Fiesta Diesel, ZXi variant, white colour, done 1,20,000 Kms fetch? The car has the stock music system, 14 inch alloys and a Ford OEM rear spoiler (not the one on the S variant though) The car is fairly well maintained.
But the issue here is - the engine has now developed a serious problem and the engine needs replacement with a new service engine. The estimate given for that is 1.2 lakhs. The dealer has offered to buy the car for 2 Lakhs, and I have asked my friend to try and push for 2.3-2.4 Lakhs.
Please give me your opinions.
I suggest you take the car to another garage for his suggestion. No dealer will offer 2L for a petrol fiesta if the engine has gone kaput. The dealer might be bluffing in order to make quick money.

But if the engine genuinely needs a replacement, then donít have second thoughts Ė give the car away for 2L as it saves you a lot of trouble.
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I suggest you take the car to another garage for his suggestion. No dealer will offer 2L for a petrol fiesta if the engine has gone kaput. The dealer might be bluffing in order to make quick money.

But if the engine genuinely needs a replacement, then don’t have second thoughts – give the car away for 2L as it saves you a lot of trouble.
its a diesel.

to the OP
that vintage is trading for about 2.2 to 2.8.
the dealer as in the ford dealer? well, i am sure he has contacts which you and i don't have to change the engine cheap. best bet would be to let him have it.
you'll practically be selling it for 3.2l,since you won't be able to get it fixed outside Ford.

if it is the Ford dealer you're talking about.
if an independent,then walk away.

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...No dealer will offer 2L for a petrol fiesta...
But if the engine genuinely needs a replacement, then donít have second thoughts Ė give the car away for 2L as it saves you a lot of trouble.
Its a diesel Fiesta, and thanks for your suggestion, like you said, saves quite a lot of trouble.
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....the dealer as in the ford dealer? well, i am sure he has contacts which you and i don't have to change the engine cheap. best bet would be to let him have it....
The dealer is a Ford dealer only and yes the engine damage has been checked and is very genuine and serious. Like you said, spending 1.3L and selling the car for over 3.3L seems a tough job. So I would pass on your suggestion of letting the dealer have the car to my friend. Thanks Mayankk.
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Hi Guys,

How much can i expect for my 2005 Esteem Vxi run 1.2 lakh KMs. Everything is in good condition and all service records available.

I am planning to go for Scorpio LX 4wd. Dealers in Bangalore quoted 80k (Sireesh) and 1.2k (India Garage).

Should i go in for the exchange (getting 10k bonus in India Garage) or sell it in the market?
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....planning to go for Scorpio LX 4wd. Dealers in Bangalore quoted 80k (Sireesh) and 1.2k (India Garage).

Should i go in for the exchange (getting 10k bonus in India Garage) or sell it in the market?
That's too low a price

Jokes apart! Guess you should go with India Garage. Reason being, they offer better price plus the ease of paper work. You don't have to liaison with different people.

If you haven't booked the car, there could be some scope for further negotiation of about 5K.

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My 2008 Swift Vdi has done 100700 km. Wifey wants to change it for something new. How much can i expect for a well maintained, regularly serviced Sunlight Copper Swift Vdi?
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That's too low a price

Jokes apart! Guess you should go with India Garage. Reason being, they offer better price plus ease of paper work. You don't have to liaison with different people.

If you haven't booked the car, there could be some scope for further negotiation of about 5K.
Thanks, I am thinking 1.2k is also low. I was expecting minimum 1.5k and upto 2.0k. I had got few enquiries from friends who had opportunity to ride in my car. I am planning to post it in market and see what best offer i get.

I have still not booked the scorpio, will be checking with SKS Automobile tomorrow and doing a price match amongst each of them. After this will choose the best offer amongst the three.
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Thanks, I am thinking 1.2k is also low. I was expecting minimum 1.5k and upto 2.0k. I had got few enquiries from friends who had opportunity to ride in my car. I am planning to post it in market and see what best offer i get.

I have still not booked the scorpio, will be checking with SKS Automobile tomorrow and doing a price match amongst each of them. After this will choose the best offer amongst the three.
Hmm, that's a good option too!

BTW.. I think the prices should read as "L" and not "K"
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Hi Friends,

Need you valuable suggestion,

Came across a Swift Ldi, 2008 model (July make), about 74,000 KM's on ODO from Maruti True value. Price quoted is 4.5 Lakh. When I checked the service history from another Maruti Service Center, came to know that the vehicle is last serviced in Sep, 2009 with ODO reading of 33,000 KM's.

Will it be ok, if I go with this purchase ? Since it is from True value, warranty on engine and related parts will be there for 1 year & also I get 3 free services. But I still wonder where the vehicle had been serviced for all these 3 years from 2009 - 2012. Also, the last 3 years it covered 41,000 KM's while 1st year alone it had covered 33,000 KM's, any chances for ODO tampering ?

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Came across a Swift Ldi, 2008 model (July make), about 74,000 KM's on ODO from Maruti True value. Price quoted is 4.5 Lakh. When I checked the service history from another Maruti Service Center, came to know that the vehicle is last serviced in Sep, 2009 with ODO reading of 33,000 KM's.
Hello Sriswe,

Rs. 4.5 lacs for 2008 Swift Ldi, with 74000 on odo seems to be on higher side. I understand used Maruti Diesel vehicles are in great demand but this car has done 75000 in 4 years which shows that Car has been rigorously used.

Also your doubt is true. ODO meter tampering in Used Car Market is very common. Also the Maruti True Value offers warranty on few parts like Engine, Gear Box, etc which they know will not go kaput in next 12 months.

Thanks,
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...The car is fairly well maintained.
But the issue here is - the engine has now developed a serious problem and the engine needs replacement with a new service engine. The estimate given for that is 1.2 lakhs. The dealer has offered to buy the car for 2 Lakhs, and I have asked my friend to try and push for 2.3-2.4 Lakhs.
Please give me your opinions.
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....The dealer is a Ford dealer only and yes the engine damage has been checked and is very genuine and serious. Like you said, spending 1.3L and selling the car for over 3.3L seems a tough job....
Is the engine problem the only reason to sell the car off [or the age also a factor]? I might sound stupid but want to put forward this thought! Why not get the engine work done from a competent garage for a lesser rate and still use this car for another 5 years, 1L kms? Once repaired, the car will have a brand new engine, which can run long right? Guessing the car is with the first owner itself & you have said it's a fairly well maintained piece, I guess a 3.3L after the engine change is on the lower side, and would expect at least a 4-4.5L!
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Is the engine problem the only reason to sell the car off [or the age also a factor]? Guessing the car is with the first owner itself & you have said it's a fairly well maintained piece, I guess a 3.3L after the engine change is on the lower side, and would expect at least a 4-4.5L!
Age is a factor, but my friend was thinking of replacing a car after year or so, not immediately. Since Engine is a very complex subject and requires very tight tolerances and extreme precision, he isn't willing to get the job anywhere outside a Ford dealer.
Do you think a 2006 (pre-facelift) Fiesta Zxi TDCi with 1.2L Kms on the odo, despite the engine being re-built would fetch 4-4.5L? and yes my friend is the first owner of the car.
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...Do you think a 2006 (pre-facelift) Fiesta Zxi TDCi with 1.2L Kms on the odo, despite the engine being re-built would fetch 4-4.5L? and yes my friend is the first owner of the car.
I stated so because once the engine is rebuilt, it's a 0 km run one! Usually people put more cash on an engine which has run lesser. Going by that logic, 4L sounds fine to me, if other mechanicals + interiors are in good shape.

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If it were me, I would re-built the engine & keep the car, delay the purchase of my new ride for a year or so, get the savings and buy another car along with this. Also keeping this car would probably give me the leeway for purchasing a petrol option for short runs there by saving the premium on a diesel car upfront! But yes, I know there could be constraints for your friend in retaining this car & buying an additional one! We all relate the "age" factor to the engine more, so once the engine is re-built, that should not be a problem.

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