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Old 24th March 2009, 12:58   #16
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OK the guy has come down to 8L but without Insurance. I have told him 7.90 with insurance and transfer. Should I hold on more or say Aye to CRV?
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Say Aye to the CRV.

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hmmm. you mean CRV is an unpractical car?? Or you meant CRV is guzzler.

It is less practical than the NHC, only regarding the FE.
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Old 26th March 2009, 21:14   #18
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Here are few pics of underbody and of Vehicle:

Now tell me would 8L + insurance would be a good price, with 1 year warranty, three free service, and of course one service before delivery?
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Hey bro,

The CR-V looks well maintained. As this car is for your wife and she wants something easy and safe, I think this car would be a better bet than the City and Civic. Since you already have a Corolla, try something different.
This CR-V should be fun to drive and very practical and something you would enjoy on your trips.
If you get a good price for the CR-V, go for it.
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I Have mentioned the price bro' 8L+ insurance. What I will get is car, with 1 yr warranty + 3 free services and the car wud be serviced before delivery with oil change and every thing.

Now is that a GOOD PRICE for CRV, 2004 model 2.4 AT
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I Have mentioned the price bro' 8L+ insurance. What I will get is car, with 1 yr warranty + 3 free services and the car wud be serviced before delivery with oil change and every thing.

Now is that a GOOD PRICE for CRV, 2004 model 2.4 AT
I maintain that this vehicle is an excellent example.

It is a little pricey at 8+ insurance, however good pieces are difficult to find and if you feel that this the one you really want then dont stress so mcuh about 10-20k.

From what I understand, this car is actually on a 'park and sell' by the owner and not one which has been purchased by the dealership and so you could ask the ace honda people to call for a meeting with the owner and try to negotiate with him directly.
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Well,
If the vehicle is in a good condition, as you and girishg have said, then it makes sense to pay a slight premium for this vehicle as:
- It is from an authorized Honda showroom and comes with a 1 yr warranty and 3 free services
- A well maintained car, will save you loads of money later. An example - Our Palio 1.6, which was with us till 45Kkm, went to our factory for a couple of years and came back recently. Out there, the car was very poorly maintained and till date, even after spending Rs 85K on the car, it still isn't in the same condition as she was before she left. Similarly, we bought a used Audi in the 90s and that car wasn't well maintained and spent majority of its time with us in the garage. The last used car we bought, a 2001 Accord on the other hand was well taken care of and when we bought her, we did 72Kkm without any major problems before we sold her off. A premium of 15-25K is peanuts when compared to spending 1-2L and a lot of time on another cheaper example, which could even result in you being scared to take her out on your long trips to Shirdi and other places.

BTW, OT: I really liked the gurkha review.

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- Car looks good
- Tyres should serve another 10-15K easily
- Underbody looks ok with no dent marks or something.

A picture of engine compartment (Oil leakings) and interior (Interior condition) would had helped further for better analysis. Do check up service history with registration no. on other service centers as well (If in case database ain't centralized in honda)

If somehow you are feeling a premium of 15-20K then i would suggest to forget it and pick up. Honda pays overall.
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I maintain that this vehicle is an excellent example.

It is a little pricey at 8+ insurance, however good pieces are difficult to find and if you feel that this the one you really want then dont stress so mcuh about 10-20k.

From what I understand, this car is actually on a 'park and sell' by the owner and not one which has been purchased by the dealership and so you could ask the ace honda people to call for a meeting with the owner and try to negotiate with him directly.
Do not know much but was told the car belongs to the friend of MD of Honda showroom, who picked up Accord from there.

Car is good in condition, infact saw a 2005 model black color which was not that well maintained.

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Well,
If the vehicle is in a good condition, as you and girishg have said, then it makes sense to pay a slight premium for this vehicle as:
- It is from an authorized Honda showroom and comes with a 1 yr warranty and 3 free services
- A well maintained car, will save you loads of money later. An example - Our Palio 1.6, which was with us till 45Kkm, went to our factory for a couple of years and came back recently. Out there, the car was very poorly maintained and till date, even after spending Rs 85K on the car, it still isn't in the same condition as she was before she left. Similarly, we bought a used Audi in the 90s and that car wasn't well maintained and spent majority of its time with us in the garage. The last used car we bought, a 2001 Accord on the other hand was well taken care of and when we bought her, we did 72Kkm without any major problems before we sold her off. A premium of 15-25K is peanuts when compared to spending 1-2L and a lot of time on another cheaper example, which could even result in you being scared to take her out on your long trips to Shirdi and other places.

BTW, OT: I really liked the gurkha review.
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- Car looks good
- Tyres should serve another 10-15K easily
- Underbody looks ok with no dent marks or something.

A picture of engine compartment (Oil leakings) and interior (Interior condition) would had helped further for better analysis. Do check up service history with registration no. on other service centers as well (If in case database ain't centralized in honda)

If somehow you are feeling a premium of 15-20K then i would suggest to forget it and pick up. Honda pays overall.

Ok Guys going to the Auto Terrace fair in Delhi today would check up all cars available over there. If do not find anything would pik it up.

BTW this car has all the service records. Would have gone for NHC but the space inside the car and the fun my kids had in there, and their preference is CRV. Even my wife is liking it in terms of driving, as she is the one who would be driving this vehicle.

@lamborghini: Thanks bro for the Gurkha report. I would be driving it down to Mumbai next month so would be adding more to that soon.
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Hi Rhandle,did you found any good CRV at the auto terrace fair in delhi.Even i'm on lookout for the old model manual CRV so if you come across one please lemme know.
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Hi Rhandle,did you found any good CRV at the auto terrace fair in delhi.Even i'm on lookout for the old model manual CRV so if you come across one please lemme know.
Not yet still searching.

I lost this CRV, for 25K ... I was haggling on 8.0L and they were 8.0L + insurance.

I am serching carwale.com and hope I find one soon.


You also try auto-terrace and it would make sense in buying from them.
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Hi Rhandle.I'm in touch with Auto Terrace in Punjab and Chandigarh but right now they only have on 2006 demo facelifted CRV,they are quoting somewhere around Rs.15 Lakhs for it.I'm looking for the earlie version.

Most of the CRV's listed in carwale.com have already covered 1lakh Kms.So let's kee trying.Good luck for your search.
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Try location as Delhi.

I am also now looking for 2nd hand outlander. Let me see if I succeed.

If nothing then I will go for brand new fortuner, if it would come with Auto option.
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The old CRV was certainly to my tastes as compared with the new one. It is just that I am a bit scared of buying a used car (not technically or temperamently competent), otherwise I could have bought an old CRV right now.
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I am also now looking for 2nd hand outlander. Let me see if I succeed.
@rhandle, any luck on the CRV? Would like to watch out this space as I may be on lookout for a used car specially meant for long trips soon.
It may be too early to come across used outlanders. There was one listed on Carwale belonging to Mumbai.
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