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|15th May 2013, 11:27||#46|
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Re: Morons on the road affecting your car purchase decision?
So to crack the "How expensive it would be to maintain" question. One needs experience. In my experience of Driving a Japnese car in Bangalore for last 10 years has been that i end up spending about 30-50K per year in maintenance. I divide this maintenance in two categories. One which is absolute necessary and needs to be done regularly/immediately, and other which could be delayed (Denting/Painting would be part of this).
Now this experience will change if i choose to buy a German car (as an example), or change the city. The new car which i bought over a year back, i am expecting it would follow similar pattern. For forst 3-5 years the maintenance would be somewhere in the range of 10-15K per year. Thereafter it can bump to about 30-50K per year, but i am aware that there is a potential for me to be surprised as maintaining a Civic would ba more expensive as compared to Baleno.
Hopefully i have given some pointers in you gauging how expensive it would be to maintain your new ride, but be aware that these can sometimes surprise you.
Apart from this, there is one more which i forgot mentioning. My past experience with Japnese cars make me more comfortable with them as i am more closer to the reality in terms of maintenance expenses. If i choose to buy a German/American car it would be new learning for me for the first five years or so.
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