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Old 27th August 2004, 13:55   #31
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The main reason cud be that they are cheaper that way.
Expensive imported cars are very very unlilkey to be stopped and inspected by a traffic cop. Also people who buy such cars have good contacts and can easily get away even if they are caught.
Also it cud be that the vehicle papers are clean (illegally) and theres no way the prospective owner can know whether the car is a stolen/accident one.
One more reason could be Brand (oops sorry)........ Dealer Loyalty
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hmm... dealer loyalty

does the dealer help, if the car is caught or anything?



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Old 27th August 2004, 15:05   #33
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If there is no proof (as in papers) that he (the dealer) has sold the car, then he will obviously wash his hands off the whole scene.
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Old 27th August 2004, 15:50   #34
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I remember watching a programme on Top Gear many years ago - the Quintin Wilsons years actually, where they did a follow up on this racket. Apparently, one dude found his stolen Vauxhal Frontera in Pakistan. This has been going on for years now...shiploads of stolen cars and SUV's make their way over to ports in Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and ofcourse India.

If someone buys a stolen car, whether he knows it was stolen or not has no consequence. At best he will lose his car without any compensation, and at worse he can be put in jail.

This holds good for stolen indian cars as well.

If you think about it, the chances of a stolen imported car being found over here would be much less than a stolen indian car, who's owners have lodged a complaint with the local police.

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Quote[/b] ]if people know the car is stolen/dealer is a crook then why do they buy from that same dealer again and again
dude! come one someone who buys a 20/30/50/80 lac car, isnt any small fry, cops never stop these cars because they know no small timer can afford this kinda stuff!

it's difficult to crackdown, on this though its a reallly big international racket,
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Quote[/b] ]But I would still want that green beetle...i know i m getting more and more greedy ...but cant help after touching the taillight...and then the security came into picture ..so i had to vanish off.
Ask and you shall recieve

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V12 , tusi great ho
btw , where did u spot this ?
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Quote[/b] ]So till now its 4 X5's(blue, black,green, and sparkling blue *) with these rims.
+ 1 Silver =5

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great work again V12 ...the red one would definately do

But I would still want that green beetle...i know i m getting more and more greedy ...but cant help after touching the taillight...and then the security came into picture ..so i had to vanish off.

anytime u have time just click the pics of the green beauty,,,,if possible...

thanks again
Better late than never

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Hey guys

Spotted a 4.4i sparkling bmw X5 blue with MH-01 plate (at choksi)

Also spootted was a popat green BEetle( latest shape) with tamil nadu registration

Other cars were:

merc sd 300 LHD
S500 Black HR number
lexus in dozens ...Lx 470, GS 4300, ls 400, etc
miata , somewhere deep inside the bldg.
bmw 3 series with modified headlights and sexy skirts
and some regular toyota and honda vans

I dont have a cam guys .
Can any1 of u do the needful before these beauties vanish off

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Hey Dipen, I've seen that Beetle tootle around my town a few times. Nice car!
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Seen this X5 yesterday, KA regn.

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Hey gordon,
This particular X5 is in our workshop for repairs right now.. for the damage on the tail light and bumper.. he banged it near the airport.. its a 3.0d.. by the way the car has a cool reg no..

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I saw a MH registereed dark green X5 in the parking lot of a Gurgaon mall.It had plates made of paper and was new. The seats still had the plastic on it.
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So why does the X5 exist when we have the X3?? Its quick (enough), has the same features, and the same dimensions (right?)... and its tons of fun to drive... and it costs less. So how come the X5s doing the rounds instead of the X3??
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Two words, Aveek. Rotax, Austria.
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