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Old 18th February 2009, 22:55   #16
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If you will gonna drive than an AT Corolla / Civic would be perfectly suited for you.

You can get hardly used mint condition NHC (CVT / VTEC) also.
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If you will gonna drive than an AT Corolla / Civic would be perfectly suited for you.

You can get hardly used mint condition NHC (CVT / VTEC) also.
Corolla AT, wonderful choice I must say.

kolimuttai: Do let us know the price if you get one
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Thanks guys. I am not interested in AT. I doubt getting a mint NHC.

I will keep you all posted as I proceed.
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Surprised that nobody has recommended an OHC yet
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If you are ok with diesel a used elanta crdi is a very very good option within your budget.
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Surprised that nobody has recommended an OHC yet
With four - five adults, the car will touch all speed bumps of bangalore!

And anyways, the OHC would be available below his budget and so he won't be interested!

EDIT: he's planning to keep it for 6 years from now... that will be really pushing it for a 1998-2002/3 car! Although i clarify that the OHC can do it, before all OHC fans pounce on me.

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Thanks guys. I am not interested in AT. I doubt getting a mint NHC.
Just picked up for a friend, a mint NHC Vtec 10th Anniversary edition, black, run only 6600 kms for 6.5L.
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The Corolla fits your requirements perfectly. You should be able to plenty in your budget. Toyotas are reliable as hell and go on for ages if well kept. They are easy on the pocket too compared to the unreliable Europeans.


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With four - five adults, the car will touch all speed bumps of bangalore!

And anyways, the OHC would be available below his budget and so he won't be interested!

EDIT: he's planning to keep it for 6 years from now... that will be really pushing it for a 1998-2002/3 car! Although i clarify that the OHC can do it, before all OHC fans pounce on me.
No we wont pounce on you because you own one too
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Old 19th February 2009, 14:43   #24
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If I want to check out used Corolla from the the toyota guys, like maruthi's true value, where can I find it in bangalore. Also, do they remove anything that the previous owner installed like the Seat covers, alloys, ICE and others?
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With four - five adults, the car will touch all speed bumps of bangalore!
True, but he says he'll be alone in the car mostly.

He can buy a 2003/4 model which can easily go for another 6 years.
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If I want to check out used Corolla from the the toyota guys, like maruthi's true value, where can I find it in bangalore. Also, do they remove anything that the previous owner installed like the Seat covers, alloys, ICE and others?
nandi toyota's used car lot called carmatch is a good place for a good corolla. rest assured they sell it with all fittings. a friend bought a mint condition corolla for 7L with alloys, leather, ICE ..the works.
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With a budget of 4-5 lacs why do you want to go for a used car?
Stretch ur budget a lil' bit and you would get a brand new swift ddis or Indica vista qjd, both are excellent for the city and the highway.

A used car is good if you are 1st time car buyer,still learning and dont want to get your car hurt or if you are occasional driver.

But if you are driving daily better to go for a new car's reliability.

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A used cedia is a very good option assuming you can get one for 5 lacs. Not too many on sale though. Mitsubishi service in bangalore is not too bad. Its not great but its not bad either. I've been using on for the last two years and apart from the odd rattle, no issues.

I'd avoid the corolla... feels like driving a washing machine. The other option is an Elantra CRDi. You won't get civics in 5 lacs.

If you get neither of them, look for a used ford fiesta.

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A used cedia is a very good option assuming you can get one for 5 lacs. Not too many on sale though. Mitsubishi service in bangalore is not too bad. Its not great but its not bad either. I've been using on for the last two years and apart from the odd rattle, no issues.

I'd avoid the corolla... feels like driving a washing machine. The other option is an Elantra CRDi. You won't get civics in 5 lacs.

If you get neither of them, look for a used ford fiesta.

Cedia is preferred over corolla!

No way.

Looking to reliability / class / space / service / resale!

Corolla wins in all aspects as a used car.
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I would recommend the Corolla as well, though you may just have to stretch your budget to around 5.5 for a decent specimen. But don't expect it to be a driver's car - as you observed yourself, the driving experience is not as involving as with a Cedia or Civic. But it is comfortable, fast, safe and has bulletproof Toyota reliability. A.S.S is decent too. Corolla is the most practical choice.

Civic - you won't get one that cheap.

Cedia - lovely car, but I have had horrible experiences with Mitsubishi A.S.S. If you want a driver's car, this should be it.

vRS - dream car for many, but is expensive to maintain and FE figures aren't great. And if your Corsa scrapes the bumps, the low vRS skirts would be a problem. Purely "heart over head" car (if you can find one anyway!)

And as ROC has mentioned, if you are open to diesels, please check out a used Elantra CRDi. Excellent car.

All the best!

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