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Old 17th May 2007, 11:52   #1
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I am going to start my track on learning the car. I own a bike but now I am thinking to go for car as I think riding bike is been too much, Okay )let me come to the point.

As I am not yet good in driving so I thought to buy a new car and get it financed but then I thought why to buy a new car as if I will have to keep investing money every now and then. I mean Before you own a elephant you should also know how to keep a elephant fit and healthy other wise it will keep having big dose of diet, and you will be in loss. this is how I will learn some tips and tricks by the time and then after some time i will go for new one.

I am planning to buy a second hand Esteem car model between 1997 to 2002. I have looked for a one which is :
Esteem vx, model 1997, with alloy wheel, color black,meter reading about 80000, CNG kit.

Could you guide me how much should I offer to the seller considering all the facts about the car plus CNG kit. Could you also tell me a fair idea about how to go for price estimation of a Esteem car model from 1997 to 2002.

Being a buyer for second hand car generally what all points should I consider before the deal.

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Old 17th May 2007, 16:50   #2
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I thought why to buy a new car as if I will have to keep investing money every now and then. I mean Before you own a elephant you should also know how to keep a elephant fit and healthy other wise it will keep having big dose of diet, and you will be in loss.
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What money will you have to keep investing (spending?) now and then? Are you talking about EMI payments? If you buy a second hand car, especially one with 80,000 km on the ODO you may pay a lower initial price, but maintenance costs will catch up later on. Think carefully.
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Get a 2002/2003 esteem for around 2 Lakhs, that would keep you smiling for a few years till you think you can upgrade. 1997 CNG esteem with 80K on the odo is a strict no no. If at all you need to buy it, dont give more than 75k.
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for '97 Model Esteem should be something about 70k -80k not more than that....
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Get a 2002/2003 esteem for around 2 Lakhs, that would keep you smiling for a few years till you think you can upgrade. 1997 CNG esteem with 80K on the odo is a strict no no. If at all you need to buy it, dont give more than 75k.
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I agree with you my friend has got CNG 1997 model and he is like fed up of the car too much maintenace is required. Thought to share it..

I would suggest go for 2003 model which should do good for u as being newbie...
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What do you think about Fiat Palio, I am getting one in 90 thousand and model is 2002 last. If I go for Palio for this much, what do you think would it be a wise decision to make a deal for this.

Also let me know for this model what should be the price of Palio.
Kindly guide me.....

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