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Old 23rd February 2020, 21:08   #31
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If your car is already 15, and registered anywhere in the NCR, it could have been deregistered. So there's no choice other than sending it to the scrapyard. Even before the deadline approaches for deregistering (10 years for diesel and 15 for petrol) , it is impossible to get a NOC to sell it outside the NCR.
You have not said about the place where it is registered.Even if its registered outside the NCR, you need to get a fitness certificate from the respective RTO. Thereafter, it's advisable to dispose it of , as keeping a 15 year plus old car in the NCR could be a perpetual irritant with the owner.

Thanks Anjan. Its a DL09 registered vehicle.


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Petrol vehicles of 15 years are banned in Delhi, so there is no way you can keep it. If possible, find a seller outside and get a NOC. Else you will need to scrap it.
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If you do it now, you can extend the FC on the Esteem. The earliest you might face issues with FC extension is post BS-VI coming into effect. With the amount of running your parents do, I would suggest extending the FC and keeping the Esteem. There is only one thing to be aware of. Spares for the Esteem are slowly getting more difficult. The only reason I sold my parents 2007 Esteem is it took Maruti a month and a half to get some SGP/MGP spares after an accident where the oil sump and front cross member needed to be replaced amongst a few other things.

Thank you! Had similar issues when we were thinking of keeping a KA12 esteem with less than 1lac kms. The upgrades would cost more than the value of the vehicle. So had it sold two years ago.


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Prashanth - the car is in Delhi. Delhi has a ban on 15+ year old petrol vehicles. If the car is close to 15, then wont even be able to get a NOC to transfer it out of state - forget renewing FC

Thanks Condor! Was thinking of the NOC and transfer out of state, but based on your statement that makes no sense. Will pass this on. Maybe they could give the car to some persons project.



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. Maybe they could give the car to some persons project.
Or get it here to Madikeri and use it a bit locally ..
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Or get it here to Madikeri and use it a bit locally ..

Would you not need to transfer the plates from DL to KA then? Would NOC be given?


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Scrap it. This is the last option and they are being offered around 40k if they scrap the vehicle.
40k is more than the current approximate market value for a 15 year old Esteem in running condition. If you're getting that much as scrap value of the car, I'd say scrap it and take the money; it's a no brainer. There's no way you'll be able to run the car in NCR without registration, and selling in a different state won't fetch you much more than 40k (add to that the hassle of following up with the new owner for registration transfer and all).

To answer your other question, as many others have pointed out, you cannot get your car's FC done in Delhi once it crosses 15 years of age.

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Would you not need to transfer the plates from DL to KA then? Would NOC be given?
By using the car "locally", Condor most probably advised you to run the car without a valid registration on rural roads where no one will check if the car has valid papers or not.

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By using the car "locally", Condor most probably advised you to run the car without a valid registration on rural roads .,,
Actually, more like within the estates - on private property.
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Thanks Anjan. Its a DL09 registered vehicle.
Thank you! Had similar issues when we were thinking of keeping a KA12 esteem with less than 1lac kms. The upgrades would cost more than the value of the vehicle. So had it sold two years ago.
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Actually, more like within the estates - on private property.
Not really realistic, because you would need to take the car out of the estate into town. My parents are currently running a bombay registered car in Coorg, but it does have an RC book. Not too many issues with paperwork, but ensure there is a valid RC and you can run the car. Without it and an out of state car you can potentially face more hassles than it is worth.

As has been mentioned above you may not be able to extend the FC. In that case selling/scrapping is the only option.

If you are able to move the car to Coorg and/or get the FC extended, keep it.
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Thanks all. Very insightful opinions. Its very scary to buy anything old or even keep a older car in many places with the uncertainty on govt policies. I have passed the thread to my friend who really thanked you for the help.

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