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Old 20th February 2007, 12:16   #1
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Hi Friends,
Last weekend i came across a second hand car dealer in Pune.

He talked about a company owned (CEO used..( I've known
quite a few companies who prefer CEOs driving Lancers.. any idea why?))

Model : 2003 Lancer SLXi (is this top end ??)

Color : Blue

Location : Mumbai (Andheri) (W)

Quote : 3.6 L

Now, Herez the question.
Is this a good buy?
He told me its a 2300cc engine.
Immaculate condition (they always say this).
Company serviced.
45000 odd on ODO.
All Features.
Original price 11L.

I've not seen the car as it is in Mumbai. I'll have to go there.
But before travelling to Mumbai, can i know from you fine people
whether the trip is any good, looking at the above info?
And also looking at the second hand checklist,
if i find everything in place, should i go in for this one?

He also has a 2003 OHC (V-Tech) Quote 4.5 negotiable
My Budget : 3.5-4L

Warm Regards,

Pervez Patel.
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Old 20th February 2007, 13:53   #2
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Model : 2003 Lancer SLXi (is this top end ??)
I think the SFXi was the top version!

Quote : 3.6 L
COstly - Id say. Should be <3. Its a dated model after all, though its a gr8 car none the less.
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He told me its a 2300cc engine.
Was there a 2300 CC version of Lancer ever sold in India?
It has only been 1500 CC. Otherwise its worth checking it out.
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This was the second highest variant, the INVECS being the highest.
It came with a 1500cc engine producing 87 bhp.
Current cost of a new car - apprx. 7.5L on road mumbai.
The lancer is an amazing car and the deal sounds quite nice.
Check out the service history of the car though. If there were many problems, avoid it.
Though i believe 2003 batch cars had good quality.
@ hmishra, the price is in keeping with mumbai. The prices of used cars in Delhi is lower than that of used cars in Mumbai though the price should come down to 3.2 - 3.3L with some good bargaining.
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Maybe he meant 2003 engine, and not 2300 engine! There is no 2300 cc engine in the Lancer. Just the 1.5 and the 1.8.
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Man, go for the 2003 Vtec, thats the best Vtec you can buy. 2003 was the last OHC Vtec (I do hope it is a OHC).
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i dont think there is a 2300 engine in the lancer,it should have been a 1.8 or a 1.5..anyways the lancer is a good car but when compared to vtech.i think vtech would the better of the two because honda engines are very good and no extra maintaince costs and u can shell out some money when u try to sell that car..
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Thanks a lot guys for ur replies. I've got an opportunity to check out one more SLXi in Pune. 2002 Model. Will keep you posted reg the same. Yes, with pics
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