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Old 21st November 2010, 18:44   #1
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After more than a year of falling in love with teambhp and all thing petrol driven here I am.

It started with me wanting a bike, a bullet, but me parents wouldn't allow it( that dream still lives on).
1 year down the line of hunting for a bullet and almost buying one, this is what I land up with an Alto Lxi - 2 extra wheels !!

My miserliness usually gets the better of me and this time was no different.
SO instead of buying a new vehicle I hunted for a used one. Even though almost every said buy a new car - its just 1 lakh more.

"What 1 lakh more ??? are you nuts ??"

Criteria was high.

Had to be in mint condition ( preferably within the warranty period)
Single owner vehicle
Owner should not be a muppet.
Price had to be justifiable.

So essentially what I wanted was new car at a second hand price

A new car once its out of the show room its prices drops asymmetrically, to the value.

A mean what can go wrong in a few months, If you check it throughly its just like new. Yet the price comes down a significant bit for psychological reasons.

Thats enough of me justifying my thrift

After checking out several cars mainly Zens and Altos and missing quite a few deals. Because most of these mint condition cars get bought pretty soon.

This is what I landed up with

Alto Lxi 2008, white
Km's done 7500
3rd Free service pending it was within 10000 kms.
Owner was a NRI who bought the car for a brief period and now his brother was 'keep it running'
Priceeeeee (the sad part) : 2.4 lakhs.

I have a few mods in mind.lets see will keep you "posted"
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Congrats on the acquisition alter.e.go. The looks nearly new. Price is ok for an Alto. Hope you enjoy many miles with her. Do keep us updated on the mods you plan to do.
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Congrats alter.e.go. That's an innovative name. I am eagerly awaiting to see what kinds of mods you do. 2.4L seems to be good price
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WOW, the car looks neat man ! and also well maintained .
Congrats .
Let us know some more about the buying experience along with drive exp also .

Drive safe and keep us posted
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WOW, the car looks neat man ! and also well maintained .
Congrats .
Let us know some more about the buying experience along with drive exp also .

Drive safe and keep us posted
Cheers

About the buying experience - It was not pleasant.

The owner was a NRI from Bandra. Who was hear to tie up loose ends and then go back to the gulf. He was selling his car, renting out 1 flat.

The non pleasant part was I caught him in many lies.

Like after I went to his place to buy it with me cheque he said he wanted 5 cheques with the amount broken down.

I agreed an went back home to get em. By chance I checked the net and lo and behold he had increased the price on the ad. This after -
we had agreed that the car is now mine (Gentlemans promise).

And there were alot of titty bitty lies here and there. If the car was not so good I would have looked the other way.

Anyway I had a RTO agent check out the paper work - only when it was all clear. Closed the deal with 5 bankers cheques and that was that.

Only now I am 100% happy that the transfer is complete too.

BTW the ex-owner claimed to be marketing manager for Audi Porsche & WV. in the GULF

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Congratulations on the car! Please note that Team-BHP does not permit booking / buying experience threads in the Test-Drives section anymore. For the benefit of members & guests alike, it is now imperative to include a complete driving / ownership report on your car.

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