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Old 28th November 2016, 16:48   #7846
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Thanks Sumeet for the prompt response.

The odometer reading seems genuine since the last service was done at Honda in June, 2015 at 21,000 kms. Also I will be sending the car over to the Honda authorised service centre for a detailed checkup before buying the car.

Also thanks for the pointers, I will specifically ask for these to be checked.

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Make sure to ask for detailed service history as well right from the beginning. Honda has a centralized system so other dealers service records will also be available.
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Make sure to ask for detailed service history as well right from the beginning. Honda has a centralized system so other dealers service records will also be available.
Thanks once again Sumeet will ask for a detailed service history.

On another note, how much do you think I should pay for this particular civic?
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Dear Members,

I am on the verge of getting a 2011 Honda Civic V-AT with sunroof which has done 30,000 kms.

I test drove the car and all looks fine. The car is in decent condition both externally and internally. However I will be getting it inspected at the Honda service centre before putting my money down.

In your eperiece how much should I pay for it and what all should I look out for?

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Hi Enigmatic,

I had bought a 2010 model black color VAT with 41000 Kms on the odo with service history. And brand new battery and set of tyres replaced from Honda @ 38000 Kms for 4.25 lacs in delhi. This was last year same time. So price should be close to 4lacs. How much is the owner asking for?
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Had called up Honda and they said they can only change the entire damper. A spares parts shop quoted RBI/NOK make for 1050 a piece, might go with that.

That's correct. A trusty FNG would be able to fix the same at a reasonable cost. Just be careful when they remove the bolt. Mine was rusted and impossible to unscrew so they has to break it, thereby needing to replace the struts too. They did need to be replaced so it turned out okay in the end.
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Hi Enigmatic,

I had bought a 2010 model black color VAT with 41000 Kms on the odo with service history. And brand new battery and set of tyres replaced from Honda @ 38000 Kms for 4.25 lacs in delhi. This was last year same time. So price should be close to 4lacs. How much is the owner asking for?
Hey Nik,

The dealer was earlier quoting 6.85 Lakhs but post negotiations he has come down to 5.90 Lakhs. I am hopeful that post the check-up at the service centre he will come down further, however that wouldn't be by much.

The online portals for evaluation (including Team-Bhp) all quote a price of 6.35 to 6.75 lakhs for it.

The car is in excellent condition, however I am not sure if the price is right.

P.S. You got an amazing deal on your Civic
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Hey Nik,

The dealer was earlier quoting 6.85 Lakhs but post negotiations he has come down to 5.90 Lakhs. I am hopeful that post the check-up at the service centre he will come down further, however that wouldn't be by much.

The online portals for evaluation (including Team-Bhp) all quote a price of 6.35 to 6.75 lakhs for it.

The car is in excellent condition, however I am not sure if the price is right.
Going by the market prices, the price quoted to you by the dealer and the portals doesn't look reasonable. It's a discontinued car and moreover a D segment petrol. This isn't a good combination as far as resale value is concerned.
I'll go with nik. 4-4.5 lacs should be a reasonable valuation.

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Going by the market prices, the price quoted to you by the dealer and the portals doesn't look reasonable. It's a discontinued car and moreover a D segment petrol. This isn't a good combination as far as resale value is concerned.
I'll go with nik. 4-4.5 lacs should be a reasonable valuation.

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Thanks, Saket.

I will try to bring down the price further post the check-up at the service centre. Will keep you all updated.

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Hey Nik,

The dealer was earlier quoting 6.85 Lakhs but post negotiations he has come down to 5.90 Lakhs. I am hopeful that post the check-up at the service centre he will come down further, however that wouldn't be by much.

The online portals for evaluation (including Team-Bhp) all quote a price of 6.35 to 6.75 lakhs for it.

The car is in excellent condition, however I am not sure if the price is right.

P.S. You got an amazing deal on your Civic
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You should be aware that there is a dichotomy between cars sold by dealers and those sold by individuals; dealers sell at a 20℅ or higher premium, after some superficial work such as waxing the car and fixing minor scratches. If you're willing to wait and act fast (i.e. have the car checked at HASS the same day and make an offer) when the right private party ad comes along, you could shave a lakh or more off the quoted price for a comparable example.

I was hunting for City/Civic ATs a couple of years ago; The dealers seemed to be quoting 6-ish lakhs, which I had set apart for the purchase. I finally ended up with an '08 Civic AT, with 66K on the odo after a search for a couple of months. Car was in great condition; the owner was buying a Range Rover and had tasked the JLR dealership with selling his Civic. I ended up getting it for 4.4; a deal I was quite pleased with. I was the first to see the car, have it examined at HASS and seal the deal. This is all in Bangalore, btw, where prices are fairly inflated due to the insane lifetime road tax.

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Guys what kind of leakage is this ?
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That looks real bad.
How's your fluid levels? Clutch, brake and Ps?

Grease seems to have come out from the tie rod ends.
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That looks real bad.
How's your fluid levels? Clutch, brake and Ps?

Grease seems to have come out from the tie rod ends.
Axle boot has torn and is leaking confirmed by mechanic. Fluids ok
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Axle boot has torn and is leaking confirmed by mechanic. Fluids ok
Then I guess it is only that if your fluid levels are ok.
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Guys what kind of leakage is this ?
Axle CV Joint grease boot is broken, change it ASAP. Otherwise you will have to sacrifice the joint, and the axle.
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You should be aware that there is a dichotomy between cars sold by dealers and those sold by individuals; dealers sell at a 20℅ or higher premium, after some superficial work such as waxing the car and fixing minor scratches. If you're willing to wait and act fast (i.e. have the car checked at HASS the same day and make an offer) when the right private party ad comes along, you could shave a lakh or more off the quoted price for a comparable example.
Hey Coolvenk,

Thanks for your suggestion. I have given the dealer a more realistic offer however, I doubt whether he will come down.

I got the car checked at HASS and they have given it a clean chit.

Let's see how it goes. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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