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      urgent help needed for used wagon r

      I am planning to buy a used car. An acquaintance has a WagonR Lxi, 2005 model, 95000 km covered. CNG fitted from dealer itself.He is second owner so I will be third. He has quoted a price of 1.2 lacs and doesn't seem negotiable as he says Maruti True value is paying him this much.

      My dilemma: since its not a factory fitted CNG. Is it possible that it would have taken a toll on engine itself. Afterall it was meant to run on petrol...
      Expert suggestion required a the deal has to be done in couple of days only.
      Regards and thanks in advance.

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      me2us2me: Price seems to be all right considering the model and its fitted with CNG, hoping you are in Delhi.
      As far as the engine concerned, better have opinion from your/your friends trusted mechanic. Then you may go ahead, IMO.

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      well i for one wouldn't touch this car, its far too old for the asking price and has run too much, moreover if it the CNG kit is not factory fitted(at that time the option didn't even exist) i fail to see the point, especially since you are gonna be the third owner
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      Thanks to both of you for taking some time out. blackhorn I own a 800AC 2003 model clocked around 1,20,000 km. it still runs smooth so wagon r having a more powerful engine should last already this much. Vehicle belongs to a friend I will not be transferring vehicle in my name ai plan to keep it for 6 months only and then sell it. My question to both of you is can I rely the engine that it will not breakdown.
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      nope, suzuki engines are reknowned for their reliability, however the thing you should be concerned about is not losing money on it when you sell it after six months, thats the only thing you need to ponder upon
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      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      Vehicle belongs to a friend I will not be transferring vehicle in my name ai plan to keep it for 6 months only and then sell it.
      Why do you want to get it and run only for 6 months? cant you manage with your 800?
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      I need another vehicle for a family member. she needs it to learn initially and buy a new one after she is little confident. She refuse to drive my 800.
      I did a short test drive today. It was gasping for power with AC on in cng mode and a khat-khat noise from wheels perhaps while taking a turn. Is our ok or a sign of some big fault? tomorrow I will take it to a trusted mechanic.
      Guys my biggest confusion is still there.

      Is it bad for engine health to run a petrol engine on cng?
      What kind of problem can it generate?

      Tomorrow I also plan to go Maruti true value to see what they have at this price.
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      Hi all
      Somehow it didn't click so that is closed.
      A friend is selling 2010 figo zxi run 43000 almost stock condition. Only thing he added is alloys. One year extended warranty is still left. He is asking 3.7lacs. Is it ok?
      I drove it for a little distance today. Though car looks impressive from exterior but interiors are ok. While driving stearing was running to right when I asked he said this is because one tyre on front is tubeless. Both the suspension was changed in warranty. My apprehensions..

      1. Do I need to be ready to spend money on maintenance from day one as it has already crossed 40k?
      2. How much will I have to spend in say next 3-4 years? I am asking for normal wear and tear.
      3. Does diesel get expensive after this much milage?
      Please if you can tag figo owners to get first hand perspective about car performance. Please suggest as I am no expert.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk View Post
      Why do you want to get it and run only for 6 months? cant you manage with your 800?
      +1 to that. If you buy that, you won't find anyone to sell it to and will only incur a huge loss.

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      a khat-khat noise from wheels perhaps while taking a turn
      Lower arms or driveshafts busted.

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      A friend is selling 2010 figo zxi run 43000 almost stock condition. Only thing he added is alloys. One year extended warranty is still left. He is asking 3.7lacs. Is it ok?
      Seems ok, but I'd still bargain. Again, if it's for your relative to learn, why bother with a expensive car like this?

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      when I asked he said this is because one tyre on front is tubeless
      Er! Doesn't the Figo come with Tubeless tyres all around?

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      1. Do I need to be ready to spend money on maintenance from day one as it has already crossed 40k?
      Except for brake pads and probably a clutch, nothing else needs to be changed if suspension is in good shape.

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      2. How much will I have to spend in say next 3-4 years? I am asking for normal wear and tear.
      I would set aside 50-70k for a period of 2-3yrs just for maintenance.

      Quote Originally Posted by me2us2me View Post
      3. Does diesel get expensive after this much milage?
      Diesel prices will get high. But whether you need a diesel car would depend on how much you travel in a month/year.

      Tagging Dev11, Evolution88, Babbanji Franklin, yksharma, gjbarani. Guys feel free to tag the rest of the Figo owners for their inputs as well.
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      I think both these cars are run too much and it doesn't help that they have developed problems.

      Figo:
      Changed under warranty means there was a major problem earlier and then the company replaced the suspension.
      Almost all new cars come with tubeless tyres nowadays.
      Please inspect the tyres and get them checked at a tyre dealer. He will be able to tell you whether its a small misalignment or something else.
      Go to the Ford ASS and see the service records for this car. This will clear your situation.
      43,000 is also a very high mileage for a 2 year old especially Petrol Car.
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