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Old 28th July 2009, 12:48   #16
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Let me see, how much can I bargain today. Almost decided for Elantra.
You are dealing with a dealer who is the master of the trade. Hard bargaing means you should be ready to wait and also ready to walk away from the car.

Leaving the cold business part, if you really liked the car, buy it. Afterall we love cars, don't we
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Later on he came to me with a replaced clutch assembly for his car and a bill of 27500 INR. So consider the maintenance part also before you take a plunge.
And yes, he went to the Hyundai A.S.S.
I doubt that. Because I have seen two elantra's replace their clutches and the bill was around 10k including labour. Either you are misinformed or your friend just got ripped off.

Coming back to topic at hand, I would pick the Elantra anyday.
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Old 28th July 2009, 20:06   #18
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Did you consider Chevy Optra?You can get 2005-06 models done just 30-40k for around 3-4lacs.Its quite a capable car when compared to elantra petrol.Who is the dealer you are dealing with?
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Did you consider Chevy Optra?You can get 2005-06 models done just 30-40k for around 3-4lacs.Its quite a capable car when compared to elantra petrol.Who is the dealer you are dealing with?
Yes, i've seen the ads for couple of 2004 Optra 1.6es which has done 30k and 50k for sale for around 3.3 to 3.5 lacs. 2004 Optra means pre VGIS. This is in Kerala.

Lancers go of similar age and mileage as you have posted go for less than 3 lacs here in KL.

Out of Lancer and Elantra i would suggest the Elantra, due to it's better engine. If you could get it to around 4 lacs to 4.5 lacs it would be nice.
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Why dont you look for a corolla too ?
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Old 28th July 2009, 21:15   #21
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I doubt that. Because I have seen two elantra's replace their clutches and the bill was around 10k including labour. Either you are misinformed or your friend just got ripped off.
Yeah I too feel so. But when he said Hyundai A.S.S I had to keep mum.
Anyway, he is satisfied with the work done. He should have enquired first, I feel. I'll ask him which Hyundai workshop in Trichy he went to.
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Thanks guys for your valuable suggestions so far. It has been very useful discussion so far.

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Yes, i've seen the ads for couple of 2004 Optra 1.6es which has done 30k and 50k for sale for around 3.3 to 3.5 lacs
I did checkout some Optra's 1.8 and 1.6 both. but did not find any one in a decent condition. either these were done more than 1L KM or were a Racer Boyz wheelz.. and I particularly want to avoid these kinda vehicles...

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Why dont you look for a corolla too ?
yeah, was not very keen on corolla. perhaps did not come across any good vehicle.. may be, if I would have looked at one, I might have considered. Even Elantra was not on the list initially, but when I saw the car and cheked the specs, I was impressed. No other car in thir price range was offerring these many safety features.. perhaps these safety features were the only reason for me to shortlist Elantra.


BTW, when you are in used car market and you have to find a decent car in 10 days (working full time in the office along with that), you can not put too many choices.. you need to choose from what is available in the market.. Yes, someone can say that if I do search, I will be able to find Optra's, Corolla's, OHC, or Accord in that price band, but I was limited in my resources. Did not have time and means to go around the city to have a look at all the vehicles... so perhaps I am compromising on some stuff for some convenience.. :-) ..does it sound a lame or a genuine excuse ..heheheheeeeeeeeeeeeee.....

Actually, I started with a very specific req in mind.. a Black Lancer, fully loaded stock car, 3-4 yr old, <40K on odo... but then .. not all dreams come true .. :-)
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You are dealing with a dealer who is the master of the trade. Hard bargaing means you should be ready to wait and also ready to walk away from the car.
You were right. but I could not walk away from the deal for a matter of 20K. My final (?) quote was 4.60, but he was not ready to come down from 4.80 so finalized the deal for 4.80. I hope I will not regret that later. I think it is worth it ..

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Leaving the cold business part, if you really liked the car, buy it. Afterall we love cars, don't we
I liked it (the car).. and I hope the love for it will grow with the time... Booked today.. will take the delivery in a day or 2. need to arrange for the rest of the amount.
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Congrats pal. Do put some pics soon. Also, just take some time to get used to the car. Elantra is quite big!!

Good luck and happy motoring.
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I liked it (the car).. and I hope the love for it will grow with the time... Booked today.. will take the delivery in a day or 2. need to arrange for the rest of the amount.
Hey congrats @mittal_v2002! Enjoy!
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congrats on the car. i suggest you upgrade the tyres since the stock (most probably kumho) are pretty useless. the car is a great cruiser and you cant feel the speed your doing.
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@ mittal_v2002

Congrats on the buy but its a bit unclear to me whether you've selected a CRDI one or the Petrol one.

Which dealer did you deal with?

Isn't it time that we see some photos of the beauty?
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Congrats on the Elantra, seems about 50K on the higher side, buy you sure should enjoy the usage.

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Is the Elantra is Petrol version? if so it is little on higher side,may in thousands,after all you like the car isn't it?

Enjoy the baby,pls post the some pics.
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