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Old 9th March 2017, 14:21   #76
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I would always look for low mileage and single owner cars, its even worth paying a slight premium for these.
What's a good benchmark on Mileage. Is there a max number that I should not cross?
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What's a good benchmark on Mileage. Is there a max number that I should not cross?
This is a tough one to reply with just a number.

Instead what i can suggest is scan market for options, then rate the cars based on age, kms done, current condition, resale value and the quoted price. This will help you make a decision.

egs: If the car is really well maintained with history, slightly higher mileage can be a good trade off.

But yes at the end of the day if the maintenance factor being same, always look for youngest and the lowest run car, even if it demands a slight premium.

Are you open to look at Liva? At the end of the day its a toyota, super comfy one also. Yes features or interiors may not excite. And if you are going one segment up you might see some Accords and Camry's also at 5-6 lakhs, will be gas guzzlers though.
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You could try to look for a well maintained Linea Tjet if you are okay with a Fiat car. Believe me, Tjet is one solidly built car with a more than adequate petrol engine. Infact I purchased the same via used route 3 years ago and I am still one happy owner.
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Would really appreciate some suggestions.
Etios petrol fits your requirements perfectly


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[*]budget (most imp) is between 4L to 5L. With the preference for it to be around the 4L mark so I can keep some cash aside for adhoc servicing/spares. -
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https://www.cardekho.com/used-car-de...ne_1586028.htm
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[*]a sedan, so with a good boot space and spacious rear seats since we use a Child Seat. This was one of the reasons to sell the Swift.
CHECK - Best in class boot space - 592 ltrs and spacious rear seat that can accommodate 3 adults without a fuss

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[*]Safety is more important than looks.
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[*]Petrol engine. My daily commute will be around 6 kms and I may end up using the car only for weekends and the occaisional outstation trips.
CHECK - Awesome 1.5 ltr petrol engine; would be a good FTD car on weekends

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[*]average maintenance cost. Not very expensive to maintain considering I'm going to be buying something that's already run a good few thousand kms.
CHECK - Toyota reliability with reasonable maintenance cost

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Are you open to look at Liva? At the end of the day its a toyota, super comfy one also. Yes features or interiors may not excite. And if you are going one segment up you might see some Accords and Camry's also at 5-6 lakhs, will be gas guzzlers though.
For the Accords and Camry's - I'm worries about the maintenance costs. Am sure the spares cost will also increase as the segment goes higher.


@Karthik,

We have a Etios at home (owned by my sister-in-law). Not a very big fan of the interiors and the handling. I agree that it definitely fits the space requirements. I guess Liva would be in the same category. I'll still check out some crash test results but it sure does not feel as well built as the City or the other cars in the same segment.

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You could try to look for a well maintained Linea Tjet if you are okay with a Fiat car. Believe me, Tjet is one solidly built car with a more than adequate petrol engine. Infact I purchased the same via used route 3 years ago and I am still one happy owner.
I am on the look out for one. I've heard a lot about the car and will surely try and get my hands on one for a test drive. How has the service experience been for you though?

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I am on the look out for one. I've heard a lot about the car and will surely try and get my hands on one for a test drive. How has the service experience been for you though?
Service experience has been pretty good so far, but you can't expect top notch service for sure. Also, the mileage in the city is not going to be more than 9 kmpl which could be a problem for some folks.

Good thing is that my car hasn't given any issue whatsoever and drives as good as new even after 6 years and 34k on its odo. Infact, I had a very tough time in choosing one more new car recently - after experiencing Linea TJet over the last few years. I finally had to opt for a BMW as no other car felt like a major upgrade.

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@Karthik,

We have a Etios at home (owned by my sister-in-law). Not a very big fan of the interiors and the handling. I agree that it definitely fits the space requirements. I guess Liva would be in the same category. I'll still check out some crash test results but it sure does not feel as well built as the City or the other cars in the same segment.
Etios bagged a 4 star rating in GNCAP in 2015. It also scored a 4 star rating in Latin NCAP in 2012 too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...rash-test.html (Toyota Etios awarded 4-Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test)

Also check the following thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...es-matter.html (Sheet Metal Thickness - Does it matter?)

Stronger build quality does not guarantee a safer car, Engineering the structure and body shell matters the most, so even though the car is light weight, it would hold up in case of a crash.

I had recommended the Etios since you specified that safety is important than looks.

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Etios bagged a 4 star rating in GNCAP in 2015. It also scored a 4 star rating in Latin NCAP in 2012 too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...rash-test.html (Toyota Etios awarded 4-Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test)

Also check the following thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...es-matter.html (Sheet Metal Thickness - Does it matter?)

Stronger build quality does not guarantee a safer car, Engineering the structure and body shell matters the most, so even though the car is light weight, it would hold up in case of a crash.

I had recommended the Etios since you specified that safety is important than looks.
Thanks for sharing these links. Really fascinating discussions and definitely changes the way I've always looked at the Etios. Your recommendation surely makes sense and I will add Etios to the contention.

I still have one doubt though - The first thread states that Toyota added the two airbags and two pretensioners from late 2015 onward. Which means that if i'm looking for a used car, I should look at something that's manufactured in 2016 - which is as good as a new car. Am I correct in this assumption?
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I still have one doubt though - The first thread states that Toyota added the two airbags and two pretensioners from late 2015 onward. Which means that if i'm looking for a used car, I should look at something that's manufactured in 2016 - which is as good as a new car. Am I correct in this assumption?
That is not precise actually. The top end model already has 2 airbags, even the ones before 2015, as far as I know. you'll have to look for the right trim.

We recently bought a second hand Etios for about 4 lakhs. I must say, If you turn a blind eye to the interiors, It is a great car! coming from Toyota, you know it will be perfect mechanically and it is! Even though we have a petrol, the torque is too good. short clutch and I'm sure you'll love the driving experience.
You should really consider the etios. Here's a picture of ours
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Thanks. the car looks lovely. Especially the alloys.
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