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Old 30th December 2011, 09:47   #91
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The clutch master cylinder went bonkers. My uncle was travelling in the Scorpio when the clutch pedal sank completely.

A local mechanic was called & on inspection he found the master cylinder to be kaput, according to my uncle. He claims to have replaced the cylinder & the car is running fine now. But I doubt... because all he charged was Rs. 1800/-! A master cylinder cant be that cheap!

Secondly, dont know what he did with the AC, but as soon as he left, the AC again stopped cooling, so will have to take it back to the AC garage again.
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Old 31st December 2011, 00:42   #92
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I have changed my Palio's master cylender for 1100 rs from Autorised ADS so 1800 for scorpio is quite possible.
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Old 31st December 2011, 11:07   #93
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Here i would share the ownership experience of my old workhorse - the Scorpio 2.6 GLX, non CRDe. The odo reading now shows 1.85 lakh kms.
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My 2005 non-crde 2.6 GLX has completed 2.26 lakh kms today. Going strong.

Awesome Guys. It's great to hear about well maintained and trouble-free high mileage cars. Really impressive, especially considering the roads in India.

I've got you both beat though. My '97 Mustang V6 is closing on 189,000 miles i.e. 304,000 km. Of course, I deal with better roads and I don't abuse any of my vehicles. I'm actually the second owner and bought the car with 100,000 miles as my commuter and gets all the garbage miles. No rattles, no squeaks. Never had any reliability issues other than the regular wear and tear. Replaced the exhaust a few years back. This year finally replaced the dying air compressor ($150) and fuel pump ($100) and some brake maintenance. It only gets Full Synthetic oils and oil/filter change like clock work. Cannot even think of selling it without a compelling reason. So much for the unreliable americans, eh. Her photo is actually in my BHP garage People don't realize that most Mustangs and Camaros are abused by a lot of youngsters that own them.

Keep up the good work. But there comes a point when maintenance becomes too high for the car to be worth owning.

Hope I didn't offend anyone mentioning a non-Scorpio car here.
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But there comes a point when maintenance becomes too high for the car to be worth owning.
That point has come.

We are in the process of selling our BRUTE. For the last 4-5 months, it has been giving too much of issues. The AC is repeatedly showing problems, we have spent close to 30k just to get the AC working. The vehicle even broke down twice, fortunately never with us. Once the clutch master cylinder failed, the second time the fuel pump wiring got shorted. We cant rely on it anymore.

To be fair to the BRUTE, I wont completely blame him for the breakdowns since -

1) The vehicle is kept in a very shoddy condition, its not even cleaned unless we are in Kerela.
2) Its not looked after. Maintenance is NIL.
3) Its driven around by bus drivers.
4) Its driven to non-existent roads quite often, its abused a lot.
5) Its never seen the face of a Mahindra A.S.S., its always been given to local garages who always do a shoddy/temporary job. Till recently, we dint have a Mahindra A.S.S. in our place.

All said & done, the BRUTE is showing its age. We have still not taken a final decision, I am somehow trying to postpone it but even I dont wish a car in which I cannot take my family for a long drive confidently.

We are considering a used car as well as we dont have good drivers in Kerela who will look after a brand new car. We may buy a Scorpio or Xylo.
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Over the years, my approach in replacing or buying vehicles have evolved. Now, I match the vehicle to the intended purpose (and to the consternation of lot my friends and family, I still happen to have a few), availability of reliable techs and other relevant parameters. The man upstairs has been kind enough to enable me to do this.

In your case, if the new vehicle will essentially continue under the same circumstances, toughness, reliability, ease of maintenance and availability of parts are probably the paramount factors that need to be considered. If you're totally satisfied with the Scorpio, I don't think you can go wrong by replacing the current one with an other Scorpio since, it's such a known quantity.

I'm sure you'll make the best choice.
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