I was considering the 1.2 Palio, but I've heard it's a little demanding on the pocket. I'm sure it's a great car to drive, but a fuel guzzeler, I hope Palio owners can shed some light on that. Out of curiosity, what car did you buy?
How much should i pay for a 2003 sixth gen automatic honda accord. Beige colour. 59,000kms done. No body work required. But around Rs.25000 worth of service parts replacement will be required. Tyres will need to be changed after another 5000kms IMO (maybe before next monsoon). Ofcourse music system needs to be changed as well.
What should i offer the seller? he's asked me to quote him a price and will say yes or no. He's too busy to get it himself and frankly didn't remember he had the accord till i asked if he wanted to sell it. (he has around 8cars - the accord being the cheapest of the lot)
The WagonR seems to be good buy but for the 3rd owner Tag. You can check out for a Santro. Its always good to buy a car from the owner directly rather than from an agent...This will save you a cool 20K on your budget. For city driving Santro wouldbe abetter buy than WagonR any day. However a lot depends on your usage too...If you are going to use it less in the city and more on the highway/long drives with of luggage, WagonR would be good. So take a call accordingly.
How much is a brand new similar trim Maruti Esteem?
Depreciate 30% for tyhe first year, and another 25% for the second year. Do not bother what accessories the car has, most cars have the basic stuff and the used car market barely values the presence of the same.
here in Bangalore, there was a 2007 sep model VXI for sale. Run just 7000kms for 3.7L. Considering this was about 6 months ago and the car barely as good as new...its a good price.
You can pay this car 3.00L flat. Nothing more.
Esteem is a good car, will last a good time.
If you were buying an Esteem of similar specifications and details for this price from an unknown second hand car dealer I would have said the asking price is on the higher side and negotiate it down to 2.50.
But since this is a known car owned by your friend I think the premium price is worth paying.
By the way, Esteem has been discontinued by Maruti and the new replacement for it is the Dzire. Why do you have to pay the VAT on a second hand car ?? I couldn't understand this part. What value addition is happening here? It's value subtraction actually.