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      Is there any abuse friendly car?

      A question always comes to my mind:
      Is there any car which can take all (or most among all) the abuse that comes its way. The abuse could include not caring to slow down on speed breakers and broken roads, extreme acceleration, use of engine braking etc. I know that there is no such a car since car is a machinery which needs to be driven with care, but still which is best in this respect among the available lot (in India), and not too expensive to be owned (initial cost + spares/repair etc)?

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      And if anyhow it breaks-down, can be fixed by a roadside mechanic that too very cheaply unlike others which need to tow to workshop and cost bombs to repair in case of breakdown.

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      There are quiet a few cars that take abuse well... can you be more specific, like

      1. Are you looking for new or used?
      2. Budget?
      3. Petrol/Diesel?

      As a thumb rule, petrol cars (in Naturally aspirated versions - i.e the ones without turbo/super charger, etc) take far more abuse than the diesel counterparts. Usually the popular cars that are used as Taxis (Innova, Qualis, Logan, etc) are the oens that withstand abuse well. If you are looking for a used car, check out the Corolla... that is one car that can take a lot and keep going on... because it's petrol you'd also get it cheaper.

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      quicksilver - I dont think the OP is looking for suggestions on what car to buy

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      Quote Originally Posted by WildWeasel View Post
      quicksilver - I dont think the OP is looking for suggestions on what car to buy
      Oops, LOL! thanks for correcting me. Anyway, I think the Corolla will be one strong contender.....

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      Re: Is there any abuse friendly car?

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      Read the first post. answer came in my mind was ' friend's car '.

      I guess, this thread is seeking for suggestions, with limited information available on expectation, Rahul's advice is the good one - an used M800.

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