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Old 31st December 2018, 08:24   #121
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I keep feeling the need to sell my car which I recently bought. A 2014 december city petrol VAT SUNROOF. Two reasons for the same. A CVT is just not an enthusiasts machine. Second, the usage in Mumbai is so low that its not funny. I have driven 1000 kms in 6 odd months. I feel like selling the same, getting a diesel swift 2014 2015 and an interceptor.
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Old 31st December 2018, 10:03   #122
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I had to sell my 2003 Fiat Palio 1.2 in 2011 because I moved (from Delhi) to Bangalore for work and the car was old and difficult to maintain for me to move it to Bangalore. Had to live for one year in Bangalore without a vehicle but didn't regret selling the old lady. Just couldn't maintain it.
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Old 31st December 2018, 10:19   #123
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Have been reading through these interesting posts and wondering - what to do and what not to do...?

I had a Indica Xeta (my first car/first car ever!) bought in 2006 - the car gave me a series of issues throughout, check engine sign, ECU issues - the list is endless. The only good thing about the car was the paint and maybe the metal and this i mention cos i sold the car in 2013 for a mere 65000 got my BIL's Honda Zxi; Zxi's metal and paint are abysmal! Metal corroded and very thin compared to the Xeta / Tata.

It is a 2006 and apart from the corrosion - I think I can live with the car for a few years more. Am thinking of denting and repainting the car again or give it to Honda ASS to replace the doors as the corrosion is an eye sore.

Since we are on similar topic - what you guys think about putting makeup and using it further? It is a 2006 car, so will the 15 year (NGT) tenure make me shunt the car?

Sometimes I get into the drift of restoring the car and fixing the niggling issues once and for all - make it look swanky!
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Old 31st December 2018, 17:59   #124
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In 2011 i drove my Padmini from Pune to Mumbai to scrap it.
The decision was made based on Late Mr.Behram Dhabar's suggestion who had a quick look at my car and advised me to scrap it.

I would have to shell as much as 50-60k to bring it to good shape as its body was in bad shape internally which meant I would need to get a complete body for Padmini and finding one in good shape wasn't easy.

There were other issues as well, which collectively would have been difficult to fix.

I had a home loan on my back and spending so much on a second car wasn't going to be practical for me.With Nano being bought recently, Padmini was not used as much and finding parking in rented house for me was getting difficult for 2 cars.

Even today , replying to this thread makes me feel a bit sad about fact that I couldn't save my first car.
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I think I will sell my second car due to lack of time for driving. I hate to see an otherwise great car, Civic, spending most of the time idle in my parking lot. A quick glance on figures and I see that I have driven it just 11K kms in last 4 years!
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I think I will sell my second car due to lack of time for driving. I hate to see an otherwise great car, Civic, spending most of the time idle in my parking lot. A quick glance on figures and I see that I have driven it just 11K kms in last 4 years!

I sold my Palio 1.6 for the exact same reason. With the ecosport being my daily drive, I just wasn't driving it enough. Hated to see it go but I hope it's being used well.
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In our household, my parents sold the Etios for a Micra AT. Best decision they ever made to be honest. Now that my sister uses it, we might need to pick up another car for her so that my parents can keep the Micra.

I personally alternate between my CBR250R and Figo for commutes/drives/rides.
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Old 2nd January 2019, 16:13   #128
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We sold our Skoda Rapid and bought an EcoSport. I do not consider this an upgrade in anyway except maybe for the engine since we moved from the NA 1.6MPI to the all-rounder 1.5 TDCI. There weren't any solid reasons for selling the Rapid, we just sold it as it had completed 5 years. Some minor factors were like low GC, low mileage, not-so-powerful AC, less features and only driver airbag. I miss the Skoda though, will probably buy another Skoda sometime in future! Probably one that sounds like We Are Ess
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I sold my BMW 320D after 2+ years of use and moved to Fortuner since 320D didn't suite the type of roads I prefer to go. There were other reasons like the GC, service quality, lack of spare tyre etc.

I had earlier sold my Ford Ikon after 2 years of use and moved to Elantra diesel, reasons were high maintenance and fuel economy.

Both the cars were purchased new after lot of research, but were proven later as not the appropriate fit for my usage.
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I had purchased VW Polo Petrol Highline in 2013 after getting impressed with the build quality and the comfortable ride. However I sold it off in 2015 due to limited service network, horrendous service quality and high cost of parts/accessories. I got a good price on OLX and replaced it with Swift Petrol ZXI which has been "a complete peace of mind" type of ownership experience ever since .
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I purchased a 2014 Figo diesel last year as I was learning to drive in Delhi. We also had a 2015 Micra at home in Kolkata, which was barely used (7k km in 3.5 years). Six months after my purchase, my parents wanted to upgrade. Given they would barely get a fair value for the almost new Micra, I decided to sell the Figo and get the Micra here.

Surprisingly, my dad had done a similar thing about fifteen years ago. My grandfather had a 2-3 year old Matiz, when it was taken over by GM. My dad sold off our 800 and got the Matiz when my grandad decided they didn't want a car anymore.
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