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Old 27th February 2006, 15:45   #1
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i plan 2 buy a second hand car and have a budget of 3.5 lacs, the only thing being i dont like cars without boot. so pls suggest a model with proper boot. also the daily travelling is around 30-40 kms with a trip down the highway almost every month and FE should b good.

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Old 27th February 2006, 16:04   #2
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For your budget you could get a decent used OHC. Its got great power and good FE at the same time. Reliability is not an issue with Japanese cars

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Old 27th February 2006, 17:05   #3
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You can also consider Esteem, Accent
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perhaps the lancer and baleno as well

not the ikon, corsa or accent as their FE is a bit lower ..
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Old 27th February 2006, 17:37   #5
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thank u all for the precious feedback but dont u think OHC, accent and lancer are expensive 2 maintain?
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If you can find a good Indigo LS or LX within your budget, look no further!
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If you can find a good Indigo LS or LX within your budget, look no further!
I second that.

In petrols, u should mainly consider esteems since that engine is a gem.

Lancers and OHCs will be more expensive to maintain compared to Marutis and Tatas
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An esteem or even a good Baleno would be the best, I think...

An accent would be good too, but try to stick to post october 2002 accents...
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I don't know about delhi prices but here down south getting a decent OHC or any other booted car post-2000 at 3.5L is impossible. Some 7 months or so back I was doing a thorough research on this. I found that an Indigo LS (you do not get anything older than late 2003 model) costs a minimum of 4lakhs. An OHC, unless it has been through an accident, is not available anywhere for less than 5.5Lakhs. Accents sell for upwards of 4 lakhs...

Only way out is if you can catch hold of a direct seller (and you are sure that the car is genuinely good) you may get a decent deal. That ways you may get an Indigo (2003 model) for 3.5lakhs or so.
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thank u all for the precious feedback but dont u think OHC, accent and lancer are expensive 2 maintain?
OHC - not at all, you'll hardly face any problems ...
Accent - hyundai service is cheap and so are the parts
Lancer - owners claim low maintainence though spares are very costly

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I don't know about delhi prices but here down south getting a decent OHC or any other booted car post-2000 at 3.5L is impossible. Some 7 months or so back I was doing a thorough research on this. I found that an Indigo LS (you do not get anything older than late 2003 model) costs a minimum of 4lakhs. An OHC, unless it has been through an accident, is not available anywhere for less than 5.5Lakhs. Accents sell for upwards of 4 lakhs...
whoa - used car prices are real high down south.
in delhi, you get much more decent bargains - but then, cars are subject to lot more abuse here as well.

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