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Old 28th July 2004, 16:21   #16
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Quote[/b] ] Also spootted was a popat green BEetle( latest shape) with tamil nadu registration
i think i know some history about this car.if at all it is light green new beetle with 16" rims, yokohama tyres, no sunroof. here goes:
this car met with a bad accident in singapore.from where it was brought as junk. they patched up the car in an abandoned old workshop. then, got it registered. i'm damn sure the car's airbags don't work. it was in this condition when i saw it.
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all abt the tires , rims and the sunroof part is right

the color was light green ,

also i saw was that they were doing up a complete job on a merc 2 door inside the bldg, just under a temp roof
couldn't even find the exact merc model..

any jhol possible at choksi.

also heard that DC got a car from choksi , and according to interpol the car is stolen....dont know how far this is true
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Is there any honest dealer around ?

Quite possible re: stolen cars - only way is to cross check VIN's
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Quote[/b] ]Is this the Same Blue X5 that has amazing RiMs?
Whoa!! Am i lucky or what?? Found another pic bro had taken almost a year back of a black X5 which has similar rims.

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just been near chosi yesterday,
No new beuties spotted
te stock of cars had become less than normal.
Only one new entry found......
A black Mitsubishi Elipse Spider LHD and Auto Trans convertible , it had MH - 01 registration



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Quote[/b] ]Is this the Same Blue X5 that has amazing RiMs?
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also seen a dark green X5 with the same rims a few days back in my area. So till now its 4 X5's(blue, black,green, and sparkling blue ) with these rims.
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me seen a army green x5 with mh-06 reg.....from chembur towards vashi a couple of times... the seth in the back seat and the driver enjoying the ride !!

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Quote[/b] ]me seen a army green x5 with mh-06 reg
The one i saw was a MH01 registration. BTW nc, did it have the same rims?
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sachin's got a newer model than all the ones in this thread, it'a got 20" 5 spoke rims, they are gorgeous, the one's in the pics are all 18incher's


guys u have to face the fact that most cars and bikes are stolen and how:

in singapore bikes are rented, ridden straight to the docks, they pay the secruity $100 & load them onto the ships

i know for a fact in the uk and all across europe people chain their bikes with not one or two locks but more than 4 at times!a lot of bikes & cars are just picked up, once they reach the docks they can never be traced

singapore bangkok & dubai are bases where wrecked cars are done up & sold in india srilanka & pakistan

i had stumbled upon this site a few years ago, cars in japan & scrapped , and people change their cars every year, the site was selling completely refurbished toyota starlets 2.0 diesel power everything , with mags & a fresh white coat of paint for 500USD$ each & cheaper if you order container loads!

not stolen? mostly stolen! take choksey's 350Z for example, had done only 600kms. who wouls sell a car with only 600kms? i wouldnt & neither would any of you'll..... does have only one explanation...???
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I totally agree, Godspeed. Have heard of one too many stolen-from-abroad cars being sold in Bombay itself.

I wonder if the law can ever catch up in this scenario.

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Quote[/b] (Godspeed @ Aug. 26 2004,14:14)]guys u have to face the fact that most cars and bikes are stolen and how:
Hey,

Is there any UNIVERSAL way to check the VIN, and the history of the vehicle?
I know that it can be done online for the US, but is there anything worldwide? do any manufacturers provide this facility?

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Is there any UNIVERSAL way to check the VIN, and the history of the vehicle?
I know that it can be done online for the US, but is there anything worldwide? do any manufacturers provide this facility?
Nope. One of the many ways to do it for American cars is via CarFax. . I think there is a way in the UK too, but none heard to far in Japan.

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Quote[/b] ]sachin's got a newer model than all the ones in this thread, it'a got 20" 5 spoke rims, they are gorgeous, the one's in the pics are all 18incher's
His X5 has an M-kit, right?? Can we call it the MX5 then
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if people know the car is stolen/dealer is a crook then why do they buy from that same dealer again and again?
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