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Old 8th September 2010, 16:25   #16
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GV resale prices mentioned above are excessive. The dealers don't pay anywhere close to that money while buying. Even the Captiva, Pajero's, & Endy quoted on Carwale are priced too high compared to ground realities. Basically a dealer quotes very low for high end vehicles while buying but low while selling.

What would work would be to take a few dealers in confidence, give them your budget and the target vehicle. They then can decide how they want to work towards making it possible.

Captiva AT - possible for about 12-13 L should be the best bet.

Prado after 10 years will ensure some visits to the garage due to electrical bits like the AC.

Scorpio AT even new is known to have niggling issues with the feature set, and so frankly a totally issue free vechile (AT especially) is going to be a hard bet given the price.
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A ten year old vehicle's condition depends totally on the upkeep by the past owners. As such vehicles were imported primarily as a status symbol, most of them end up being neglected if not abused also.

All said and done the Prado as every one agrees is way ahead of the Scorpio. But, and there is a big but, only if the condition is OK. Otherwise you may easily face a bill of lacs just changing old / worn out / damaged parts. Though the vehicle may be old, the spares are priced at new vehicle (around 40L) costs .

So get hold of a mechanic/friend who knows Prado and give the Prado a thorough check. Otherwise go for the Scorpio, which in spite of all its niggles and problems gets resolved in the warranty period, hence no surprises.

One advantage that the Scorpio has over the Prado is its size. There may be places where a Prado's size and weight may restrict it while the Scorpio will sail through. On normal highways this is of no consequence.
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