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Old 28th October 2017, 10:50   #1081
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One one hand we have people like GTO,
#enzowho and Tanveer_2558 who go to great extent to pamper their F10 5 Series.

On the other hand we have some who don't even give a damn.
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Old 29th October 2017, 18:22   #1082
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Found this Volvo V70 (Second Generation - I guess) gathering dust at Thakur Village, Kandivali East, Mumbai.
Either no money or no parts. See the tape around the rear windshield.

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It's surprising that a single owner car landed up in such a state.
Since it's a single owner car, I think the original owner must have R.I.P. and the next gen had no interest in the car.

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Indeed. It has to be dug out from its grave and rebuilt almost from scratch like a new car. Hardly anything can be salvaged from that heap.
Can be rebuilt from scratch, like I did my Jeep. But you'd have to really love the W126 to do that. I remember asking around in the late 2000s and it was a 20 lakh rupee job then (to make it 'factory new').

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On the other hand we have some who don't even give a damn.
I think this would be a flood damage car, V12 and one without insurance. Else, there's no reason to abandon an F10. A working example can be easily sold in the used market.

That said, once the F10s hit the 10 year mark (i.e. in 2020), we'll be seeing a lot of abandoned examples.
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Found this Toyota Harrier (First Generation) gathering dust at Shastri Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai.

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GPS Co-ordinates : 1908'15.6"N 7249'48.7"E
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I think I have seen this and another one around the same place. The other one I have seen is a golden Lexus RX300.

Car may have been abandoned due to high maintenance costs or availability of parts. Most of the Lexus/Toyota LC/LX/Harrier/RX/Prado were either imported as CBU's through Toyota Lakozy or through Transfer of Residence (TR) scheme. The Harriers / RX300s were very rare since many would opt for the LX470. I remember in those days (late 90s), the owner of KalraShukla coaching classes had a Harrier/RX300.
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Seen in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. I think it was being used very recently since apart from the damage to the front bumper it seems to be in very good condition.
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One one hand we have people like GTO,
#enzowho and Tanveer_2558 who go to great extent to pamper their F10 5 Series.

On the other hand we have some who don't even give a damn.
Disheartening to see a beauty in this state . I can't make it out as to what could have been the possible reason for the owner to let it rot like this, but certainly this beast doesn't deserve to be in this condition.
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Seen in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. I think it was being used very recently since apart from the damage to the front bumper it seems to be in very good condition.
Add to that the 'premium' number. Hard to imagine why would anyone ditch a "Toyota". Import duty issues?
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Seen in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. I think it was being used very recently since apart from the damage to the front bumper it seems to be in very good condition.
Silly question I guess, but why do these imports gather dust. I mean why doesn't someone jack it either for its parts or something else. The engine at least.
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Add to that the 'premium' number. Hard to imagine why would anyone ditch a "Toyota". Import duty issues?
It belongs to an actor in telugu film industry. The car was involved in an accident where he (actor himself was driving) rear ended a fortuner. There were allegations in media that he was driving under influence of alcohol or medicines but nothing conclusive.
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Other than dust and a dented front bumper, the Land cruiser looks to be in pretty good condition. If it is an impounded vehicle, then chances are high that the car would just lie there till the case is resolved.

Also, most these Landcruisers are fake imports brought under the Transfer of Residence scheme.

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We all know that most of the phoren cars here are illegally imported by avoiding import duties. I had read in the papers 2 years back about the import scam at the ports. They had mentioned about the modus-operandi. A new 2002 Landcruiser was imported and unloaded at the ports. The car wud then be driven out and an old Landcruiser was taken in and duty calculated on the older model. The old car would be registered at the local RTO and the number would be used by the 2002 LC. This way they wud avoid duties on imported cars.
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It belongs to an actor in telugu film industry. The car was involved in an accident where he (actor himself was driving) rear ended a fortuner. There were allegations in media that he was driving under influence of alcohol or medicines but nothing conclusive.
I think i know the actor who you are talking about. I have seen him driving this car six months back. He is well settled so not sure why he will not follow up in getting his car out and the accident looks minor. Or may be upgraded to a new one.

And i have also seen Hyderabad police efficient in terms of releasing cars after accident once FIR and pictures are taken. They generally don't keep the vehicles at station if its in drive able condition. They have a huge parking constraint and are aware of the same.
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A Nissan Primastar people carrier not in a state to carry any and not in a Prime Star state as well.
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Cross posting from the Accidents in India thread.

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Damn ! this very car had helped me celebrate my B'day last year.

No wonder self-drive companies have stopped giving high-end vehicles in their portfolio because of such abuse by customers.

Saw this while picking up a Zoomcar in Delhi :-

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Cross posting from the Accidents in India thread.
But are they imports?
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I have seen a lot of high end luxury saloons abandoned in yards both in India and abroad. On detailed investigation I got to know that these cars belong to governments and embassies and were used to ferry VVIPs and are armoured vehicles. These vehicles are not sold to civilians or used for other officials due to certain security measures (the specific reasons aren't know but that is the protocol). At least that is what I've heard from certain sources.
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