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Old 15th May 2009, 23:52   #16
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@SS: Why dont you just stick to one mechanic/workshop?
Funny you'd ask that! Each mechanic is good for a particular job - a kind of specialist. And I prefer going to the one who is good and trustworthy in carrying out a particular kind of job I want to get done. I don't go to the workshop, I go to the mechanic - like you might go to the doctor and not to the hospital!

A particular doctor (say Dr.A) attached to, say, XYZ Hospital, may be good, so I would be likely to go to his private clinic for the same treatment at a lesser price.

Even if I went visiting Dr.A at XYZ Hospital because he is not in private practice, that doesn't mean I'll go exclusively to XYZ Hospital for all treatment. Because it is not necessary that the other specialists in XYZ Hospital are all the very best and most trustworthy like Dr.A!

And since I have a little understanding of what/who is good/bad, I like to make my own choices...

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I totally understand your logic. Will definitely bother you when my car is in need of a specialist.
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Dug this thread out from the depths of all the forums at t-bhp, at a time when I am close to clocking 1L km - odo shows 99334km as of now. 4 years and 6.5 months gone by, and touch wood, the car runs as well as I expect it to. Time to get a new car soon, but I am sentimentally attached to the most trouble-free, most economical and most fun car I've ever owned.
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SS Sir, you've kept your car very well. Where do you source genuine hyundai spares from? CRDi owners like me will surely benefit from your experience.
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Where do you source genuine hyundai spares from? CRDi owners like me will surely benefit from your experience.
I source my spares from a shop in Savitri Nagar (Malviya Nagar). If you are interested to get the address, please PM me.
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Dug this thread out from the depths of all the forums at t-bhp, at a time when I am close to clocking 1L km - odo shows 99334km as of now. 4 years and 6.5 months gone by, and touch wood, the car runs as well as I expect it to. Time to get a new car soon, but I am sentimentally attached to the most trouble-free, most economical and most fun car I've ever owned.
That's great to know that from Jan'05 till date you have driven 1L kms.

Most importantly the car was trouble free all this while. It would really help if you can share some tips on covering similar miles without hiccups? Also, what do you think would be the re-sale value when you will eventually trade it away?

Btw, I am still chugging along at 42K kms after 2.9 years.
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...you can share some tips on covering similar miles without hiccups?
All I've done extra is to get the car serviced, with oil and filter changes, at 7k to 7.5k km intervals, rather than the recommended 10k km intervals. No special additives, no modding, nothing. It's a completely stock car.
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Also, what do you think would be the re-sale value when you will eventually trade it away?
Carwale quotes a price range of 2.28L to 3L for a car of this vintage and mileage currently. I'd like to get 3L, obviously... Any takers?
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All I've done extra is to get the car serviced, with oil and filter changes, at 7k to 7.5k km intervals, rather than the recommended 10k km intervals. No special additives, no modding, nothing. It's a completely stock car.

Carwale quotes a price range of 2.28L to 3L for a car of this vintage and mileage currently. I'd like to get 3L, obviously... Any takers?
I am struggling to get 2.5 lacs here in Kolkata for my Accent Viva CRDi, run 67000 kms, Sept 06.
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Carwale estimates are way too optimistic and are targetted towards you registering for their services
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I am struggling to get 2.5 lacs here in Kolkata for my Accent Viva CRDi, run 67000 kms, Sept 06.
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Carwale estimates are way too optimistic and are targetted towards you registering for their services
I know. You missed the smiley...
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Time to get a new car soon, but I am sentimentally attached to the most trouble-free, most economical and most fun car I've ever owned.
Dr.SS, which car are you planning to go in for? Are you looking for another Hyundai?
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Dr.SS, which car are you planning to go in for? Are you looking for another Hyundai?
Definitely not another Hyundai! Their customer-friendliness has become the pits, and somehow I feel not everything is honky dory at HMP Delhi.

As to my next car, it's going to be a 4x4 SUV that I am still waiting to be launched in the market. Keep guessing. I'll tell you all when I get it.
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I agree with you that HMP Delhi is no longer what it used to be few years ago. The sales team is unfriendly so is the servicing department.
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All I've done extra is to get the car serviced, with oil and filter changes, at 7k to 7.5k km intervals, rather than the recommended 10k km intervals. No special additives, no modding, nothing. It's a completely stock car.
That's exactly what even i do. I never wait till 10K kms. I always get it serviced at 7K kms.

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I am struggling to get 2.5 lacs here in Kolkata for my Accent Viva CRDi, run 67000 kms, Sept 06.
Mine is Oct'06 with 42K kms. How can the car take a plunge to this extent?
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Mine is Oct'06 with 42K kms. How can the car take a plunge to this extent?
Well, I think there is a bigger market for this car in and around Delhi than in Kolkata, and prices should be better than what AbhiJ has quoted. A huge demand exists for diesel cars, both new and second-hand, in Haryana and Punjab, but I feel Kolkata folks are pretty wary of buying diesels, esp. second-hand. So my guesstimate would be a going price of 2.8L if I sell my car today.
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