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Old 29th July 2010, 19:21   #91
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Found a 2002 OHC automatic 1st owner with 1.1L kms on the odo. Seems to be reasonably maintained. Price is 2.8L fixed.Should i go for this car?

Another interesting info i have found from the service record is, Camshaft has been replaced at 97k and car was in the showroom for almost a month.
Reason: to get the part shipped, it took almost a month.

Are these parts readily available outside in chennai?
1.1L Kms for 2.8L feels its a bit too much. I guess you can find cars with lower odo reading for that price. People in the forum have couple of threads are there too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ohc-1-5at.html (Ownership thread for second hand OHC 1.5AT)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...-000kms-5.html

Never read about a cam replacement in any threads. Not sure why at 97K
Honda engines are known to run trouble free for much more.

Some/most part (OE, non OE you'll get it and not really recommended) you have to wait. Its a car which is not in production so that is given.

Just think about its an 8yr old car with more than a lakh for 2.8L
Unless you are keen on a A/T it does't sound good. Personally I feel the price is a bit too high.
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1.1L Kms for 2.8L feels its a bit too much. I guess you can find cars with lower odo reading for that price. People in the forum have couple of threads are there too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ohc-1-5at.html (Ownership thread for second hand OHC 1.5AT)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...-000kms-5.html

Never read about a cam replacement in any threads. Not sure why at 97K
Honda engines are known to run trouble free for much more.

Some/most part (OE, non OE you'll get it and not really recommended) you have to wait. Its a car which is not in production so that is given.

Just think about its an 8yr old car with more than a lakh for 2.8L
Unless you are keen on a A/T it does't sound good. Personally I feel the price is a bit too high.
Thanks.I have read those ownership threads thrice already
I am ok with any good Baleno VXI or OHC VTEC/AT/1.5
But i am not finding any good cars for almost a month.

From the classifieds section like sulkeha,gaadi.com,etc..i can see that prices for 2002 OHC's are more than 3lacs and also today i enquired about one 2002 1.3DX single owner,done 65k listed in The hindu classifieds.
Its already sold for 2.65L.
Carwale says 2lacs is the correct price.

I guess chennai market has inflated prices for OHC.

Automatic is really cool.I liked it. Any other suggestions?
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Old 29th July 2010, 19:46   #93
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Thanks.I have read those ownership threads thrice already
In that case, should't have asked the silly question

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But i am not finding any good cars for almost a month.
Yes that is indeed the difficult part.

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I guess chennai market has inflated prices for OHC.
You can say that again.

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Automatic is really cool.I liked it. Any other suggestions?
Nope. All the very best for the "hunt"

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Ask around. That is the best way to find good cars (err for OHC's anyway)
Ad's are only one way.
Most dealers are in it just for the money and are least bothered or considerate about the "buyer" or the Original Seller for that matter.

I think Baleno does't have an A/T, in case you are looking for A/T only.

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Hello Fellow-Bhpians,

Reading through these threads has made me think about a second car.
I am driving a Fiesta 1.6 petrol from 3 years now. I am impressed big time.

But what i have realised is that, if i dont buy a OHC now, i may never be able to experience it. I may never be able to drive the "best driver's car", which is hurting me Hence, i am about to look for a 1.5 Vtec or 1.5 Exi.
And i am serious in landing with one, in the next 2 months. 3 lakhs set aside!

Can anybody in Bangalore help me find one in good condition? Or give me any leads where to find one. Classic motors? Honda showrooms sell used ones?

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Reading through these threads has made me think about a second car.
I am driving a Fiesta 1.6 petrol from 3 years now. I am impressed big time.Pramod
I guess you are already driving the best driver's car (source ACI2008) in Fiesta 1.6.

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But what i have realised is that, if i dont buy a OHC now, i may never be able to experience it. I may never be able to drive the "best driver's car", which is hurting me Hence, i am about to look for a 1.5 Vtec or 1.5 Exi.
And i am serious in landing with one, in the next 2 months. 3 lakhs set aside!
I am also in a similar situation.I had done just 18000kms in my car for the last 3.5yrs.. Actually there is no need for another car. But after reading so many posts about OHC and baleno..i am kinda obsessed with it and looking out for one.

Happy hunting pramod.
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OHC is not the best driver's car. The engines ( 1.5/ 1.5 vtec) are great and imho the ohc is still one of the best looking cars around. But that's about it.

I often feel that my old Ikon 1.8D was better put together for the driver than the ohc.

I would suggest that you spend the money that you intend to spend on buying a 7 year old 2nd hand car to modify your fiesta with some quality goodies ( read CAI + FFE + Better Suspension + Better Tire/Alloy Wheels ).

Well reality apart,

Q. Do I enjoy taking my vtec out at night on an empty straight road and flooring the gas pedal?
A. Hell YEAH.

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I would suggest that you spend the money that you intend to spend on buying a 7 year old 2nd hand car to modify your fiesta with some quality goodies ( read CAI + FFE + Better Suspension + Better Tire/Alloy Wheels ).
I dont think, i need to do anything to my Fiesta 1.6 . Its a GEM ,the way it is. I have Alloys/195-60 BFG tyres.

Let me get a first hand experience of OHC and see wat its all about
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Hello Fellow-Bhpians,

Can anybody in Bangalore help me find one in good condition? Or give me any leads where to find one. Classic motors? Honda showrooms sell used ones?

Thanks in Advance
Pramod
With a budget of 3L ya will end up only with 1.5exi in Bangalore, not with a Vtec. If ya are very lucky,well its a different story)
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With a budget of 3L ya will end up only with 1.5exi in Bangalore, not with a Vtec.
So wat is the right price i need to ask for, if i come across a good Vtec 2001/2/3 ?
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So wat is the right price i need to ask for, if i come across a good Vtec 2001/2/3 ?
I seriously recommend you taking a long test drive on OHC, if you have not done that yet. I, for one, think that the OHC era is over. It was a great car at that time and even beyond. But thats it.
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I seriously recommend you taking a long test drive on OHC, if you have not done that yet. I, for one, think that the OHC era is over. It was a great car at that time and even beyond. But thats it.
Thats true of all cars, but keep 50k-1L aside from the base cost, and the honda setup really offers itself up for mods, post a comprehensive maintainence check-up etc.
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I may never be able to drive the "best driver's car",
It was for its time. Fiesta is a much better handling car. You just might get disappointed how "bad" an OHC handles.

But the Vtec that is something special. Still...!

See the post quoted below. anyone driving one would tell you the same thing.

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OHC is not the best driver's car.

Q. Do I enjoy taking my vtec out at night on an empty straight road and flooring the gas pedal?
A. Hell YEAH.

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Ifor one, think that the OHC era is over. It was a great car at that time and even beyond. But thats it.
Maybe. But just think about it. No car I dare say, in our India Automobile industry and especially in the heart of petrol heads has and probably will never gain the "cult" status the OHC has.

What the heck 12/10Yrs since it hit the road (type I/II)and 7 Years after production stopped some people are still obsessed, says a lot about it.

Especially the Vtec can still kick some serious "butt" (in a straight line for obvious reasons) with 0 mods. I'm not sure how many cars will be able to replicate that sheer magic.
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So wat is the right price i need to ask for, if i come across a good Vtec 2001/2/3 ?
I guess ya can find em anywhere in the range of 3.25 to 4. Problem is
1)its hard to find one
2) Most of em are not in a good shape
3) For a 2001 car if we have to pay 3.25l,well i dont think its worth it. Just my opinion.
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Thanks all for ur opinions/suggestions!
Looks like i may have to go for something else other than OHC for my 2nd car. I will anyways, search for an OHC and atleast testdrive, if not buy

I may now want to go for a used swift Vxi or something. Will keep posted.
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Nope. All the very best for the "hunt"

Ask around. That is the best way to find good cars (err for OHC's anyway)
Ad's are only one way.
Most dealers are in it just for the money and are least bothered or considerate about the "buyer" or the Original Seller for that matter.

I think Baleno does't have an A/T, in case you are looking for A/T only.
Thanks mate.

Got the first taste of odometer tampering by the dealers.

2001 VTEC single owner, mint condition,79k kms only.
Price quoted is 3.1L (max will go down to 2.8l)
Both exterior and interior were looking good and ride was also good.
Owner and dealer seem to be a nice.

Checked up with sundaram honda, Car has been last serviced at 2007 and the odometer reading was 74000kms then.

Same case with another 1.5 OHC also.

Both these specimens already crossed the 1Lakh barrier but the odometer has been rewinded to 70k kms.
2003 cars will be rewinded to 40+k kms.I guess.

Those who are in hunt for these cars.watch out for these things.

Btw: Found 2 automatic cars.

2002 OHC automatic done 1.1L Kms. Initially he was quoting 2.8l.
Now he is ready for negotiations. What will be the right price?
Carwale suggests 2lakhs but carwale is not accurate w.r.t OHC prices in chennai.

1999 OHC automatic, done 1.15l kms.quoting is 2.5l

I have searched this forums for any longterm ownership of OHC which has crossed 1L kms but could not find any. What are the expenditures or the maintenance we can expect after 1L kms?
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