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Old 1st July 2008, 19:11   #16
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All in All, I liked the car. I did not bargain much and agreed to the asking price. I know 2002 Palio 1.6 market value isn't more than 1.50L but this was different. Run only 16K kms and all work done in the Fiat showroom. i was happy with a little premium and freezed the deal in an hour.
Hi Vinit,

Am sorry I didn't get exactly how much he quoted for the car! New here, so not sure if it is indecent to ask. But can we have an estimate as to how much the owner is asking?

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Hey Vinit..Congrats for your new purchase.

Its a great Car. We might cross each other some time in Pune

Post some pics of the car.
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I checked this closely, since I was looking for the Month-year of tyre manufacture. Dint see any tiny cracks.
No tiny cracks for a car bought in 2002? Hard to believe, sir. I'm tempted to think the owner used a different set of tyres and the odo is tampered.

What I meant was - the presence of tiny cracks on the sidewall is normal with the years and this means the tyres were actually used.
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No tiny cracks for a car bought in 2002? Hard to believe, sir. I'm tempted to think the owner used a different set of tyres and the odo is tampered.

What I meant was - the presence of tiny cracks on the sidewall is normal with the years and this means the tyres were actually used.
Odo tempering is possible only is he preserved the stock tyres and bought new ones with the intention of tampering Odo from the day he bought the car. I doubt this, as it hardly pays any premium. A less run Palio could fetch just around 10-14K higher than the market value, unlike a Maruti which can fetch far more.
But, I will relook at the tyres very closely before taking delivery for any tiny cracks as a result of passage of time.

Also, Having a look at the Dash and the interiors and the Suspension as well, one can make out that it is run less, considering that the car is claim free.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 00:46   #20
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Have agreed @ 1.60L for the car, as I found it in good condition, though I had planned to quote 1.45L before seeing the car.

I have another tension now. Have arranged for the funds and had to take delivery of car this weekend, but Mumbai is already seeing some floods at some places. The car is in Bandra and read that Bandra is experiencing some problems due to rains.
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Had called up the owner today afternoon to know the status of rains and chance of floods.
He said that there aint any risk in his area and the car is safe.

Will be going to bank tomorrow for the DD. All set now to take the delivery on Saturday. Will post pics of the car on Monday.

Can Anyone on this forum staying near St. Andrews Church, Bandra can give me current update of the water levels there?
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Can Anyone on this forum staying near St. Andrews Church, Bandra can give me current update of the water levels there?
i think that keeping an eye on the car is a good idea. from the day i saw the car and for the next ten day till delivery my brother used to go and check out the car everyday. i know it is not always possible.

better idea will be to check the floor mats / carpets while taking delivery.

wish you all the best
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Good Luck Vinit,

The more you drive, more you Enjoy your driving on this car. Do post some pics once you get your car
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@ vinit - when are you taking the delivery of the car? do upload pics of the car.

once again - all the best - enjoy your ride.
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Taking delivery tomorrow from Bombay.

Will upload pics latest by Tuesday, as I will return only on Sunday Night.
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Attached are the pics of the car.
Have already done 250 kms after buying it.

Touching 140 was a piece of cake. Dint go beyond it since the tyres are aged, even though the threading is still good.

1 problem i discovered was that once 120 is crossed, the gear slips from 5th to nuetral. This happened a couple of times. This could be because the 5th gear haven't been used much, since the car was mainly driven in Mumbai. But it can also be an issue with the Gear Box. Will get this checked on weekend.
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Congratulations and nice pics
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Congrats Vinit!

It sure is a beauty and (I suppose) a not to common a colour.

It is virtually scratchless!

Enjoy your ride!
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The car looks great -- a well maintained car, atleast from outside. Enjoy the car man.

The problem you mention is a first one for me. Never heard that before.
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The car looks great -- a well maintained car, atleast from outside. Enjoy the car man.

The problem you mention is a first one for me. Never heard that before.
Same here. I could have never tested this while taking test drive since engaging the fifth gear in Mumbai is itself a rare possibility, forget going beyond 120.
Had called up the owner to ask whether he faced similar problems but he said the same thing that engaging 5th was not possible in Mumbai and he used it only while on his way to Lonavala. He dint face such problems.
I will further test the gear.
Today while coming to office, I engaged to 5th and it did so smoothly and did not slip thereon. Now will have to test it further on Highways beyond 120kmh after a week or so to see if problem persists. The reason being If the 5th gear smoothens with use, need to check if the slip continues after the gear gets smooth.
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