Team-BHP > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Vehicles

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th August 2012, 03:39   #16
Senior - BHPian
DirtyDan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dharamsala
Posts: 1,989
Thanked: 1,285 Times
Default Re: Thinking of buying a used Bolero Lx 4x4 - questions

I stand by what I said above. You don't have any experience with this model, you have never driven one in pristine shape so you have no standard by which to judge it except when it is too late, after you have poured good money down a rat hole. Believe me, you are putting yourself in position to be grossly disappointed.
DirtyDan is offline  
Old 12th August 2012, 07:06   #17
Senior - BHPian
rajeev k's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Emerging Metro
Posts: 3,325
Thanked: 1,887 Times
Default Re: Thinking of buying a used Bolero Lx 4x4 - questions

I also agree with responses that are advising you to keep away from this kinda vehicles.
My points are,
Even if you get it for aroune a lakh, you may end up spending 2 to 3 lakhs more and that puts you bang into used later model decent Bolero territory.
You may end up spending way too much as you need to start from tyres upwards.
May require an engine rework.
Rust patches warranting a complete paint job.
The black plate also suggests long inactive dumping, not even well stored.
Further if restoration is what interests you Bolero is not definitely the one for it.
Think twice before the plunge.

Last edited by rajeev k : 12th August 2012 at 07:12.
rajeev k is offline  
Old 12th August 2012, 21:17   #18
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alappuzha
Posts: 296
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: Thinking of buying a used Bolero Lx 4x4 - questions

If you are really interested in buying a 4X4 hard-top, this one may be not a bad option provided that;
1. You get it for less than 1 lakh
2. Your mechanic thoroughly inspects and finds it to be substantially O.K
3. The registration papers are clear.

One thing for sure is that Bolero 4X4s with manual shift are not easily available. If restored wisely, this vehicle will suit all your needs and will be an asset.
Ashley Nair is offline  
Old 12th August 2012, 23:11   #19
gypsyFreak's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mysore-Benglur
Posts: 354
Thanked: 221 Times

Originally Posted by abheekg View Post
I am looking at a 2002 Bolero which the owner claims is an Lx model 4x4...
Well, i myself am looking for a 4wd Bolero. But looking at 2006/7 onward models. In my search i had come across 2-3 4wd models. Let me know if you are intrested, will share the details. All of them are KA registered.
gypsyFreak is offline  

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021,
Proudly powered by E2E Networks