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Old 5th January 2005, 17:48   #1
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hey ppl i have just checked out this vtec today and mostly am planning to get it. but i find the price a little high. the details are as follows : 2003 honda city vtec. black, indivisual and bombay reg. everything is stock in the car. 18ooo kms done. one small dent thts all i could find on it as well. how much u think the car should fetch for. the price given to me is 5.75 laks first was 5.90. let me know soon. thanks a lot in advance here the the pics as follows









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To me the price looks much on lower side. Confirm that it indeed is in good condition and has not met any accidents or any engine problems or whatever else anyone else can think of. It is VTec and not just 1.5exi, right?
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5.75 ? its a steal !! check its history ! check papers ! check under chaises for any divider drive !! dont worry for any door bangs and small paint touchups.
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DROOL! If only I needed a C segment car right now, I would have picked this up with my eyes shut....thats how happy I am with my current Vtec.

But as RX135 said, the 5.75 tag seems to be pretty low. Are you sure its a 2003? Is it a true Vtec? Check for legitimacy of paperwork (registration etc.). And yes, that its not a major accident repair piece.

If all is fine, get it. And enjoy high revving a Vtec!

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are u sure 18 k kms? check out the seat fabric, gear lever knob, pedal covers and tyres, looking closely at the pics gave me a confusion, otherwise good price and sure u can squeeze couple of grands more in bargaining
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u ppl are gonna kill me when u find out that i lost a 2002 vtec 5600 kms done for 5.25 laks. i was in pune and while comin back i went to buy it. car got sold 10 mins before that. lol. that was bad ass. i can get this black one for 5.50 laks easy. its a vtec come on i know my cars too. its a vtec everywhere. forgot to take engine pics orelse u wud have known. but the point is if i buy on E M I its comin in to me after 3 yrs at the cost of Rs. 735000. is that worth it im not sure. please help me out im kinda lost. plannin to make 50k down payment. and rest loan of 5 laks. thts bot rs.60000 per year intrest to the bank. im so lost and upset right now.
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5.75 is damn cheap for a 2003 Vtec. If i was to sell my 2003 Vtec, id' start with atleast 6.5.

Do get the car checked at a reliable service station for accident history. If everything works out well, there's no reason why you shouldn't go in for it.

What do you think about the seat and steering cover? I feel you should get them replaced. The steering cover has a lot of loose ends, it needs better stitching.

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DROOL! If only I needed a C segment car right now, I would have picked this up with my eyes shut....thats how happy I am with my current Vtec.
You said it.

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well he asked for 5.90 which is perfect I guess, and now that he's taken it down to 5.75 its a good deal. The car seems to be in good condition and properly maintained judging it by the pics. I don't think the seller is gonna get it down more for you, so just take it!
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So finally, Rush has some competition comin his way!! Hehe

Time to get the Gtech Pro out, what say?

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May be the photo angle makes rear wheel look wonky but suggest you measure the distance between the rear wheel circumference and wheel arch. Do the same on the other side and compare
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the car is clean this is one pic i forgot to post. the fact is that with the loan the car is comin to me after 3 yrs at the cost of Rs. 730000. which i am not sure of now. i can get this car for 5.50000. intrest is going quiet high than i expected. not sure at this point.
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the car is clean this is one pic i forgot to post. the fact is that with the loan the car is comin to me after 3 yrs at the cost of Rs. 730000. which i am not sure of now. i can get this car for 5.50000. intrest is going quiet high than i expected. not sure at this point.

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I think the price at which u are getting is not a runaway steal .
Its a precisely appropriate price . the current market price hovers between 5.5 to 5.8 for the VTec (2003 ----a two year old model now)
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7.3 for a second hand VTEC id kind of steep...
see what other options are available otherwise the car seems nice and clean ..
however better covers would help too ..
try to find some problem and convince him to lowe the price
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hey....i heard that a 2001 green vtec done 40k kms, is on sale .

asking price 4.20 lacs!!!!
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