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Old 15th April 2005, 00:24   #1
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Hey guys,
was wondering how long you guys kept your cars for before selling them off.
We generally keep the cars for 5 years but D segment cars for longer.
But since most of our cars have bad resale value, i am trying to keep them for longer.
Also how much have you guys spent on your cars so far before selling.
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Old 15th April 2005, 00:31   #2
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As i said,
if the car has bad resale i try to keep them for longer but dad generally sells them off.
Anyway here is the list of some of the recent cars sold and how much money we put into them during its tenure with us -

Ikon 1.6 Zxi - spent Rs 63K (including tyres, alloys, service)
used car for 65Kkm
1 major bang but it was banged exactly a year ago by my cousin brother.
Sold for 2.60.
2001 model.

Daewoo Nexia Deluxe - Spent 68K on in including new tyres, suspension bits,service, a few engine bits
No bangs. Very well maintained
54Kkm.
2000 model sold for 1.6L.
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Forever! my family hasnt sold any car theyve bought for the last 50 years, we have quite a vintage/classic collection in our workshop basement hehe!
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Old 15th April 2005, 01:55   #4
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Not long enough.I've owned and sold six cars in the last five years or so.The least used was the Esteem in 2001,which was used for just four months.I cant keep my cars forever.Afterall,vareity is the spice of life.Aint it??

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Not long enough.I've owned and sold six cars in the last five years or so.The least used was the Esteem in 2001,which was used for just four months.I cant keep my cars forever.Afterall,vareity is the spice of life.Aint it??

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hahhaha i wonder what will happen when you get married

noo offence dude
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we keep our cars for like 3 years to 4 years max!! We do about 30,000kms by then.! I know its not a lot but in our family nobody just belives to keep a car for longer!! heheh, anyways its good for me, i get to drive different cars every 3 years!
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I keep 20k kms max, rest is upto the guy who buys it
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hahhaha i wonder what will happen when you get married

noo offence dude
Hopefully the same thing. im already dreaming.lol.

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3 years and if it crosses 50,000Km before that then its gotta go.
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well the first car i had was with me for 7 years...it was a 1951 Low Bonet Willys JEEP...i loved it...
after that i change every 6months max 1 year...
now i am driving a Nissan which is with me for the last 6 months and now i am planning to sell it off...
i ahve done about 4000KM in last 6 months...
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Well it depends on the car. No way i am gonna let the OHC or the GTX to go. the escort we sold after it did 80k kms in 1.5 years
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i had only three cars till now since 1993 ..
Fiat 1980 model bought Second hand in 1993 , spent around 1.4 laks on it and sold it for .85 laks in 1996 ...
Maruti Zen 1993 model bought Second hand in 1996 , Driven around for 50 K kms , became Scrap after a BIG BANG with a cement truck with my friend at wheel .....
Opel Corsa 2000 showroom delivery .. done about 75K Kms till date .... Pretty happy with it even now ... have absolutely NO IDEA of selling it yet ....
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well i am in the same boat as x, i have had teh pleasure of owning 3 cars in the past 15 months. said months since at least the numerical value is higher than 1and 1/4 years.. consoles me to an extent
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well i am in the same boat as x, i have had teh pleasure of owning 3 cars in the past 15 months. said months since at least the numerical value is higher than 1and 1/4 years.. consoles me to an extent
But do you have engine in the car when you sell?
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yeah dude invariably i give it with some engine...the buyer has the option of buying it with the performance engine or a stock one..!!!
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