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Old 24th November 2023, 14:16   #1336
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Re: Used car broker recommendation

Hey everyone,

I need some help finding used car brokers. I have already contacted Venkatesh, recommended on other threads, but I want to contact a few to increase the odds of finding what I want. I'm extremely busy nowadays, and I would be happy to pay commission to have the right car found and all the formalities dealt with.

I am looking for a <5 year old VW Polo GTI, preferably petrol and preferably manual. Not finding much on fb or olx. I would really appreciate any leads to sellers or to decent brokers or websites.

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Old 22nd December 2023, 14:44   #1337
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

Experts, need your help.

While I'm awaiting for my XUV 700, the delivery of which seem to be taking ages, I came across the SAME model from Mahindra First Choice. AX 7L P AT, 2023 manufactured, 4000 KMs on ODO, and currently at the showroom itself at a whopping 25L. The OTR for the same right now is 30.18L - more than 5 lacs of difference.

The showroom guys said that it was bought by the owner but due to petrol's mileage, they want to sell. I highly doubt this and suspect that the car was used as a demo car.

Thus my questions are:

1. How to determine whether it was the demo vehicle or not?

2. if not, any wild guesses if there could be anything wrong that prompted the owner to sell it in just 6 months?

3. And finally, even if it was a demo car, is it a good price for it?
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Old 29th December 2023, 22:54   #1338
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

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Hey there, did you buy that Tucson, ultimately?

I am also looking at a used Tucson. Your experience will be of great value.

Yes I did. Sorry for the late reply. Itís a wonderful car, got it at 24 lakhs. The power is awesome, mileage is average. The one thing I donít like is the squeaky sound coming from the sunroof. I hear itís a common issue in cars with Panoramic sun roof. Another thing, 360 camera is a must for this car. I am hesitant to install one as the whole stereo and main screen must be replaced, and I donít believe a third party android stereo will give a good sound output as the current one. Anyone has info regarding this?
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Old 30th December 2023, 16:23   #1339
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

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Thus my questions are:

1. How to determine whether it was the demo vehicle or not?

2. if not, any wild guesses if there could be anything wrong that prompted the owner to sell it in just 6 months?

3. And finally, even if it was a demo car, is it a good price for it?
1) Can you not check the name of the owner from the Car Number on Parivahaan? That shall give a good hint of who owns the car. Also check the insurance policy - name on it shall also be helpful.

2) If it was the owner, the reasons could be multiple - from logical ones to superstitious ones. So no point in guessing. Check the condition of the car if it is not a demo car.

3) Price is simply an individual factor. If you think 5L makes it VFM, go for it. If not, then bargain for more. Personally I would expect at-least 20% off from the on-road price provided insurance is also transferred to my name. But that is me. You decide what you are comfortable to pay or how long to wait for the new one.
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Old 21st January 2024, 20:53   #1340
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

I think this is fantastic advice on this page. one thing that I couldnít work out was how to buy a used car from. Let me say Bangalore and Delhi for a person based in Hyderabad. Suppose the quoted price of the car on the classifieds website is around 40,00,000 and every thing else checks out what are the additional plans for registration and other costs that I may face. In the given scenario, what would be my all in cost of purchase?
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Old 22nd January 2024, 20:49   #1341
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

Everyone, I am after a premium used car as well and would like to know what is the recommended way of getting a car thoroughly checked.

From what I know (Googled) these are a few ones
- https://www.carwale.com/used/inspection/
- https://gomechanic.in/pune/second-hand-car-inspection
- https://droom.in/inspection
- https://www.cardekho.com/services/de...heckup-232.htm

Does anyone have experience with them? Do they also do an OBD scan too?

I will definitely go for an extended warranty (as long as possible) and zero dep insurance but would like to have extra peace of mind too.
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Old 2nd February 2024, 23:13   #1342
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

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Everyone, I am after a premium used car as well and would like to know what is the recommended way of getting a car thoroughly checked.

From what I know (Googled) these are a few ones
- https://www.carwale.com/used/inspection/
- https://gomechanic.in/pune/second-hand-car-inspection
- https://droom.in/inspection
- https://www.cardekho.com/services/de...heckup-232.htm

Does anyone have experience with them? Do they also do an OBD scan too?

I will definitely go for an extended warranty (as long as possible) and zero dep insurance but would like to have extra peace of mind too.
There's this guy in my state called Suresh, he runs a company that certifies used cars. I think the company is called Suresh drives, check out his social media handles he might be useful. From what I've heard people have had generally a good experience with him. He charges around Rs.5000 plus gst for inspecting a vehicle. Although I'm not sure whether he'd be able to inspect in your location. I think you can find similar services from different people/agencies all over India, just look out for their customer reviews.
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Old 3rd February 2024, 00:12   #1343
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I think the company is called Suresh drives.
I have found him https://sureshdrives.com/services

Let me check if he services my area.
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Old 3rd February 2024, 09:12   #1344
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Re: ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India

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Everyone, I am after a premium used car as well and would like to know what is the recommended way of getting a car thoroughly checked.

From what I know (Googled) these are a few ones
- https://www.carwale.com/used/inspection/
- https://gomechanic.in/pune/second-hand-car-inspection
- https://droom.in/inspection
- https://www.cardekho.com/services/de...heckup-232.htm

Does anyone have experience with them? Do they also do an OBD scan too?

I will definitely go for an extended warranty (as long as possible) and zero dep insurance but would like to have extra peace of mind too.
Took liberty of calling Bosch Service centres in Pune. The Pranav Kudle service center guy does it. But call him before you go. And when I bought my preowned city in Bangalore. I used Wheelwisdom guys. They are amazing, but guess donít serve in Pune.
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