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Old 20th November 2005, 10:38   #1
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hi everyone,recently there came an issue to buy an old car or a new one.as in one or two years i might be going abroad.and there would not be much travelling for my parents.so they thought it a dead investment to buy a new one.so they r looking for a used sedan as our family is a bit on longer side.so we r looking for cars like ikon,lancersetc.so guys do help me which car to buy with in the specified budget and which has a good service backup and the availability of spares,maintainence and also good mileage.so let me know please.
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Look for a good lancer or ohc or accent = take your time and buy from a genuine owner
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ajmat bhai wht do u think should the main points to checks when looking for a car.so do u think can i get a good maintained lancer in my budget.

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I doubt if a used Lancer or Ford will be good on the pocket. OHC will definitely be.

Checkout the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2625 (Buying a Second Hand Car - Learn from my mistakes!!!)
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Check out a pre 2001 lancer. they should be easy on the poscket as it doesn't break down easily.
Other option is a 2000 city, an Ikon. Accent, siena would be too small as would be the corsa and esteem.
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My piece of advice.. NEVER go to a used car dealer: save yourself a lot of grief, unless you know him REALLY well. You can't even begin to think of the ways they'll rip you off.
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i feel an esteem would be best suited for you . the spares are easily available, not very exp , millage is good , a/c is also not bad , over all ride quality is good ,maintainence is not much , oil change , filter ,allignment thats it i guess and with the kind of budget you have , a nice late 2003 model with all the Jazz should be easily available .

However even i am malludude on the dealer bit . take ur time ask friends or neighbours , and then get ur car .

Well good kuck !!
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You'd be able to get decent Accents and Balenos in that price. Those are the two i would have. Secondly, try to avoid the manufacturer's "true-value" offers. If you have the patience you'll find a better deal from an individual. Having said that, the true value cars are a lot better than the ones from the roadside dealers which should be avoided at all costs.
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The OHC is a good buy . Look around for a 2-3 year old pre owned example. Should come to you at a good price plus look around for owner driven cars only and buy from the owner himself not from used car dealers. They might take you for a ride
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dippy sir but what would be the mileage honda city delivers,and whih of these cars delivers better mileage like accent,lancer and ikon.and also in city we do have a different variants so which variants do u think will come in my price bracket.
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You can get a Old Honda City 1.3 DX for around 1.5 - 2 lacs ( my neighbour got the same for 1 lac with that stupid greenish colour 2001 model - though very good condition ). A 1.5 Exi should come in the 2-3 lac price bracket. And Frankly, do look forward to the 1.5 litre version rather than the 1.3.

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hi reddy
check out the dc there are a few ikon 1.8 two to three of them doctor driven go for 1.8d its the best choice
else go for a lancer sfxi 2000 to 2002 model its the best one in petrol if u dont mind this would end up nearly to 3.5 l khs budget
there is also an ikon with aadix partner its a good piece if u are serious ikon is a good buy.though tthe model has stopped it wont be any problem at all
give a pm if you serious about ikon
but i dont suggest u to go for a petrol ikon(1.6)
there is black flair too (1 black one josh limited is there with my class mate interested tell me)
finally summing up what i want to say


petrol vehicle___ ikon1.3 flair 2004;2005 lancer(1999 to 2002 model)lancer is very cheap to maintain
advise u to put a gas kit onto it


diesel === go for indica first hand fits into the range u specified
else ford ikon 1.8 check out the ads in dc
else none in diesel
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hey stratos in hyderabad honda city is pretty costly
in the second hand market god should only know why\??
mumbai is heaven for second hand cars
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OHC & lancer are the best cars to buy in used car between 3-6 lacs.

while both return similar FE figures city is more powerful but lancer handles much better and looks better too.

decide your priorities and u will be satisfied with your buy.

a bit light on the pocket would be

maruti baleno
maruti esteem( superb FE and performance but bad comfort levels)
opel corsa( good comfort and ride but small and cramped)


I would personally avoid

1. Hyundai accents coz I have seen used accents in real bad shape unless you are lucky to get a good car.
2. ford ikon is an excellent and good car but with the 1.6 there is a chance for the car to have been used a bit on the harder side.

I would suggest a mitsubishi lancer as I own one and am satisfied with the car.
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hi reddy i am sorry i donno any lancer owners but there is one at mahavir
its a good place to buy second hand from .
but i think its glxd not sure so check it out.
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