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|25th April 2010, 21:21||#16|
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The 800 should be back in fine nick on the road for something like 20K, after all, it is still India's cheapest car to maintain (not sure about the Nano).
Your wife should polish her driving skills on the 800. It's nice and small, with good visibility and she likes the car. It's perfect. Make sure you teach her everything there is to learn: how to parallel park, road etiquette's, starting on a slope etc.
|26th April 2010, 14:49||#17|
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I would stay away from used in this segment. Its hard to find them in good condition and one can never say how badly they have been abused.
|26th April 2010, 15:08||#18|
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I suggest you should sell off your 800. Getting 80K itself is a surprise to me. You might get max 50 k for M800 which has run almost 1lakh kms.
You can buy a secondhand spark for your wife. Two reasons
1) Spark is too good for ladies
2) You will get in cheap rate and that too pretty new ones
|27th April 2010, 00:11||#19|
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If your sole purpose of keeping the car around is for polishing the driving skills, no need to even get a paint job. A peeled off paint would actually help other errant drivers stay clear from the car. So a rule of thumb would be if you are going to keep the car, get all the mechanical work done, leave all the cosmetics for now.
I had a 2002 Maruti 800 5 speed with AC model (purchased used in 2004) and clocked about 60K after I bought it. No engine work was ever required, the steering assembly and clutch assembly were replaced after about 70K, which cost me approximately 10-12 K together. So the steering assembly cost quoted by you doesn't quite match.
You wouldn't get 80K for this car (unless you blackmailed someone into paying you as much). A realistic estimate would be 50K or less. You can spend on the mechanicals, keep the car in good running condition and then use it in the family for the new drivers to learn the ropes on. You could pass it on to your next of kin once your wife learns to drive. This way, you can retain the car in case of emergencies or as a backup (like when your other car goes in for servicing/repairs), your relatives will praise you always and after a couple of years, you may still be able to make about 20K or so on it.
|17th July 2010, 09:34||#20|
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You are certainly being conned by MASS. Please check this thread of a Maruti overhaul after 2lack km:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...d-project.html (2lac+ kilometers m800 engine rebuild project.)
The whole job was done at a much cheaper price. I myself have a Maruti 96 model that has done more than 85k and is doing well. Be wise, spend less and keep this car. This car is known for its cheap repair and maintenance cost.
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