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|26th November 2009, 11:23||#16|
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I only have two words, Stay away ! why would you want to invest in a car which has run over a lac and half kms, unless your are really confident and have an easy approach in handling/facing unexpected operational issues ? Operational issues can be so painful and takes away your peace of mind thus spoiling your physical and mental health.
Of course the price being quoted after further negotiation would appear to be a bomb for such a C segment car like Camry. But you have to think long term !
If you are keen for a used C segment car, I feel if you should perform a further hunt & surely you might get a better car !
|26th November 2009, 11:40||#17|
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For 4-5 lacs you will get others that have done much lesser miles. 5 lacs is too much for this car. If you can land it in 3-3.5 then its worth it since the totoya engine can easily run a couple lack of kms more especially considering that the car has gone through periodic services.
|26th November 2009, 12:06||#18|
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Stay away, As simple things like fuel pump, water pump, engine sensors, bearings etc .. which are mech in nature and prone to failure after prolonged use will surely make your life miserable.
my 2005 Baleno after prolonged use on Mumbai's highway's has a thin film on the wind shield, no amount of cleaning will make the wipe clear during rains. Only option is spend the 6-12K from my pocket and change the windshield.
On my single owner car .. the signs are showing up now, it has to. Else there is no reason why older cars resale value is less.
Look at it from another angle.. if maintenance was not a problem ..why would the used price be 5L and not 10L or may be more than that.
|26th November 2009, 15:03||#19|
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+1 to RajaTaurus.
Better stay away form it, though you get it for dead cheap. Its like taming an African elephant with the fuel & mechanicals bills you will run into.
|26th November 2009, 23:40||#21|
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I am sure the engine will easily do another lakh kms but what about the rest of the car?
Suspension,Brakes,Sensors,Pumps,Electrical equipments and a lot of things which would need repair would easily add up to an annual bill of 80k or more.
|27th November 2009, 11:02||#22|
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Car bought by someone else, price unknown, We stayed away, didn't bid.
Thanks to all the BHPians for giving their inputs on the maintenance part, especially it to be a white elephant. Better buy a small (compared to Camry) sedan.
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|27th November 2009, 11:26||#23|
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|27th November 2009, 11:40||#24|
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Note from Support:
Since the car has been sold to another buyer, this thread is closed.
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