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    Thread: Odometer Readings - Do they speak the complete picture?

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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      Hm, not rare. Literally every other car with a used car dealer in Bangalore has a corrected ODO meter.
      This used to be common here but a few have taken the sellers to court and won. In the EU, the odometers are supposed to be registered at every inspection and then sent to the road transport department so that your registration card shows the mileage at the previous inspection.
      Some countries have not implemented this yet.
      Avinash might enlighten us on this issue.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      As far as possible, I never use my cars in the city! Prefer using a second car to deal with the traffic and have the Baleno or Cruze for only late night drives inside city where traffic is considerably lesser or for highway drives.
      May be we are going OT here but...
      Many of us won't be able to afford a second car or say second vehicle.
      Using a second car for city... then again it is a car, right? or any other vehicle.
      According to what you have said about city traffic's effect on engine, aren't we going to strain the engine of the second car? Yes... we are. So, does that mean we should not love our second car/vehicle or alternative car/vehicle?
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Other things once must also consider is the city you buy the car from. Cities like Bangalore etc are notorious for traffic jams!
      Very true.

      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      As far as possible, I never use my cars in the city! Prefer using a second car to deal with the traffic and have the Baleno or Cruze for only late night drives inside city where traffic is considerably lesser or for highway drives.
      Same pinch

      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      d be more wary of cars near the sea thanks to the rust issues! Buying cars from Bombay etc is a complete NO NO....
      This is something I have often heard of, but somehow I have not understood. Are you vary due to the humidity or the salt-water or something else?
      Won't the quality of body panels used make a difference?
      E.g.: Of all the cars in my family, none of the euro/jap cars have ever shown rust issues (except for the older suzukis which used to rust away to glory.. We don't have newer ones so can't say much about those). The X-trail which is used has an open parking, and hence has been exposed to sun, rain etc. throughout its life. Rust is seen only in one area which was confirmed to be a rust-prone part in international forums. Rest, the car has no such issues.
      On the other hand, the bolero which is used is actually parked in a closed space, in a town away from sea. It shows rust everywhere except its chassis!

      Even in bombay, there are a lot of places within the city itself which are humid no doubt, but there is no sea water breeze flowing through (due to high rises here)..

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      Quote Originally Posted by Simple_car View Post
      Are you vary due to the humidity or the salt-water or something else?
      I don't know about mclaren1885 but i am.

      Quote Originally Posted by Simple_car View Post
      Won't the quality of body panels used make a difference?
      That would imply a different manufacturing line for higher quality body panels...not economical for the car company and too much of a headache for logistics / storage and a lot of other things.

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