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Old 18th November 2007, 07:43   #1
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Talking In how many days/weeks did you close your Used Car deal?

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I am going to get a used Santro soon. So just wondering how soon the used car buyers would close the deal in practical terms considering they follow all the PDI mentioned in http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...car-india.html (ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India)

Lets write it into the following format.

Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = xx days
Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = xx days
Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = xx days
Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = xx days

Total : xx days Simple.

In my case Stage 1 => 4 days and other stages are yet to come
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Old 20th November 2007, 07:12   #2
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Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 1-2 months.

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = 1-2 months or more.

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 1 days

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = 1-15 days
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Nice thread; the only used car I have bought is my Vtec. Since it was discontinued from production.

Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 1 drive in the Vtec.

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = 90 days (TD'ed a lot of Vtecs. If I remember correct, it was over 20 - 25 cars.)

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 1.5 hours of hard bargaining.

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = 3 days.
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Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 2 months - Zen Vxi ( MPFI 2003 Model) in Jun 2007

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = 4 months - Have seen 14 cars and finally got mine which was 15th

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 11 days

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = 2 days
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Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 2 months as I had to consider all the probabilities of EMI payment & running expenses/month etc

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = 1 month (Although, I TD'ed a lot of cars)

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 2 days.

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = 7 days.
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Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 1 month, Old Honda City (had looked around in showrooms for other brand new cars just before this decision)

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = 4 months (tried out 9 VTECs and 28 of the 1.5 or 1.3 during this period)

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 1 day

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment and other formalities = 3 days
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since you talk of closing a deal, I assume I can write from a seller's POV as well.

took me 45 days to sell my baleno from the date of first posting an ad on TBHP-out of this, I was out of the country for 15 days- so TBHP got my car sold in 30 days !
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Stage 1 - Thought of Purchasing Car and What Car = 1st day [tata indigo lx tdi]

Stage 2 - Looking for car of your choice in market = just 2 days.[2nd day i found one and liked it.]

Stage 3 - Negotiating with Seller = 30 min.[on 2nd day]

Stage 4 - Final Stage of Payment [on 3rd day] and other formalities = transfered on my name within 4 days.
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