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      Thumbs up Wanted: Maruti 800 / Zen [40,000 Rs Budget] - Chennai

      Hey Guys,

      Looking for a Maruti 800 (or possibly Zen - could stretch the budget a bit for a good Zen) with a budget of 40,000 Rs.

      Must be in good condition running condition. AC preferred.

      Need the Car by first week of June.

      Cheers!

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      Quote Originally Posted by madmango View Post
      Looking for a Maruti 800 (or possibly Zen - could stretch the budget a bit for a good Zen) with a budget of 40,000 Rs.
      Hi madmango,
      I started the hunt for cheap used cars with almost the same budget (50k) but with least success.
      I could find no decent specimens in that bracket.
      My sugestion is to stretch the budget by another 25~30k to avoid spending your time & energy in garage later.

      All the very best for your hunt.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Boss View Post
      Hi madmango,
      I started the hunt for cheap used cars with almost the same budget (50k) but with least success.
      I could find no decent specimens in that bracket.
      My sugestion is to stretch the budget by another 25~30k to avoid spending your time & energy in garage later.

      All the very best for your hunt.
      Hi Mr Boss! Thanks for the reply!

      The thing is the car is only going to be used for about 2-3 Months this year and possibly the same next year. So don't really want to spend much more than 40 or perhaps 50k for this affair! I mean it's just going to be lying for the rest of the year! As much as I'd like to up the budget to a 1L or so and buy a nice Zen (fun to drive as well!) it just doesn't make sense considering how little it'll be driven.

      But hey, let's see... I might end up having to up the budget if I can't find anything at all!

      Just one question: you said you couldn't find anything decent in that range - how bad were the cars?
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      Quote Originally Posted by madmango View Post
      Just one question: you said you couldn't find anything decent in that range - how bad were the cars?
      Rusted body panels
      Dull paint
      Almost dead engine (poor compression)
      Clutch slip
      Poor brakes
      Bald tyres
      Oops.. The list keeps going.

      If you have a known and reliable source, it is much easy to get a decent car in the budget. Else, may be a lemon in hand.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Boss View Post
      Rusted body panels
      Dull paint
      Almost dead engine (poor compression)
      Clutch slip
      Poor brakes
      Bald tyres
      Oops.. The list keeps going.

      If you have a known and reliable source, it is much easy to get a decent car in the budget. Else, may be a lemon in hand.


      Will have to really keep my eye peeled! Thanks for the help, dude.


      Last year I saw a single-owned M800, with 45000kms on the clock, well maintained, engine in excellent condition. Owner wanted no less than 80,000 Rs. A Mechanic known to us said we should part with no more than 50,000 for the car. So I thought I'd be able to find kinda decent M800's for the 40-50k bracket. Seems like this may not happen!

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      Slight Off-Topic

      We sold our 2000 model M800 5 Speed, 2nd owner with 48k on odo, clean exterior & interior, with LPG Kit (Not endorsed), 80% life left on tyres for 1lac in 2005 mid.
      Met the owner after few months and he said he exchanged the car for 82k on buying brand new Santro.
      Happen to see the vehicle again in 2006 end, with broken tail lamp, dents and scratches, almost bald tyres, faded paint, the owner discussing on phone he has a M800 for sale.
      Enquired is that the vehicle up for sale. He said, "Yes! it is 2000 model and second owner with 35k on odo". He claims he is the second owner.

      So, beware of such deals.
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