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Old 2nd November 2008, 10:32   #1
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Hi Tbhpians, I Need help in purchasing a Used Scorpio in Bangalore, my budget is 4.5L. Which model and year can buy for this price ? And is it worth buying an old model ? (I mean 03 or 04)

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The older models had the better engine especially the initial newly released Scorpios. The initial CRDE engine was not very good not sure if it improved, I know two people who had ECU problems with the CRDE engines.
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I would not advice for a Pre-Owned Diesel Vehicle with the exception that you are buying from a close friend.
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better to buy from a friend/ known party in case of used diesel vehicles
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buddy, i personally feel that you should avoid a scorpio if you or your family feels Car sick. that vehicle wallows like a barge man, a little waavy surface and vehicle shakes
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As others have said, please be very sure of the car you are buying if you are going in for it. Buy it from a friend, colleague or someone you know... and someone who takes care of his cars.
I recently bought a 2003 Scorpio from a friend who had maintained the vehicle beautifully. I am very happy with the purchase.

For the budget you have mentioned, you will get a late 03, early 04 model.
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For the budget, you should be able to manage a second gen 2004 Scorpio. This one has a slightly better engine than the first gen, and the steering felt a shade better too.
Be warned that a 2004 vehicle would have mostly run between 60-80K if not higher, look hard for aging cues for lower run (ob the odo) vehicles.

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buddy, i personally feel that you should avoid a scorpio if you or your family feels Car sick. that vehicle wallows like a barge man, a little waavy surface and vehicle shakes
Thanks everybody.

This for family as well as for business purpose, As I need a bigger vehicle (than my Zen) to carry my daily purchase. Which vehicle do you think is ideal for that ?
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Thanks everybody.

This for family as well as for business purpose, As I need a bigger vehicle (than my Zen) to carry my daily purchase. Which vehicle do you think is ideal for that ?
i am sure that one drive in the Innova and you will be hooked.
i am soory to have dissapointed you, but i just couldnt stop myself, or my family from Puking, on a very short ( 80Kms) drive around Goa, and to think of it, that was a Mhawk
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WHAT?

Aston Martin buying Scorpio?

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i am sure that one drive in the Innova and you will be hooked.
i am soory to have dissapointed you, but i just couldnt stop myself, or my family from Puking, on a very short ( 80Kms) drive around Goa, and to think of it, that was a Mhawk
or else try a good used Qualis
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While you're at it, do check out a brand new Versa!
Imagine, a brand new one. No second hand, no dubious past.
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I have driven the Innova and I liked it too but its out of my budget at the moment, and I simply hate the Versa, How about Bolero ?
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...and I simply hate the Versa, How about Bolero ?
You'd still be buying second hand!
Have you checked out a Versa? Many hated it from the outside, but changed their mind once they got into one!
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You'd still be buying second hand!
Have you checked out a Versa? Many hated it from the outside, but changed their mind once they got into one!
I think I should try that, Does Versa come in my budget?
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