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Old 21st October 2005, 14:03   #1
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Default OHC-Will it still be saleable after 2 years

Hi Guys,

Sorry to post in the wrong forum due to obvious restrictions. But I desperately needed advice from fellow BHPians on this one.

I have an option of purchasing a 2nd hand OHC (2003) done abt 32,000 Km at a fair price. My concern is that 2-3 years down the road when I want to sell it, will I get a decent re-sale price for it? Will there be any buyers for it at that point for a car whose production has been discontinued.

Will appreciate any help with this one.
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Old 21st October 2005, 14:15   #2
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its been 2 years since the launch of the nhc and the ohc yet holds its value in the use car market, i think its safe enough.


p.s. got mysef a 1.5 ohc recently too.
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Old 21st October 2005, 14:39   #3
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Originally Posted by manson
its been 2 years since the launch of the nhc

excatly !! its been two years already so by the time he sells the car of it will be another 3-4 years by that time even the NHC will be old.

if you realy like the OHC go for it but why dont you go in for a model which is currently being produced.

whats your budget and what are the things your looking for in a car ??

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Old 21st October 2005, 16:15   #4
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I really dont think demand for the OHC will fall because even though the NHC is selling people still love the OHC. Leave aside the Type 2 , even the Type 1 has takers today and that too even though its out of production. The Type 1 was supposed to be thebest of the lot . And Honda engines eat up the kilometers like no other and still start in the first crank after running over 2 lakh kms

Go in for an OHC you wont regret it. Look for a good example though
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Old 21st October 2005, 17:50   #5
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After the launch of NHC, the demand of OHC in the 2nd hand market has increased considerably. There are many lovers just for the shape of the car & drivability. If it's a good car, you can go-ahead and buy it.

As of date, I don't see the service center saying that they don't have spares because of the model being discontinued. Hope this stay forever ( at least for next 5 yrs)

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Old 21st October 2005, 20:34   #6
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the OHC will definately be saleble after 2 years moreover you are buying a 2003 model thats just 2 years old....
but i am sure you will like it so much that you will keep it even after two years and will have another....
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risga, dont worry. U'll never go wrong with a Honda. The resale will never drop too much.

About the spares, i believe any company has to produce spares for 15 yrs since the release of the model. Is it true??
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7 years by law Nitrous.
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Old 25th October 2005, 14:28   #9
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You can easily sell it at a decent price for atleast another 5 years down the line... dont worry, go for it if you are getting it at a fair price...

Its difficult to get an OHC in the second hand market which has done only 32k

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Honda committed that it will provide spares for 10 years since it discontinued the OHC i.e. 2013

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