Originally Posted by Gurrala74
Oh !! my bad I have never expected that you will board a sinking ship
Sinking ship... Why? Because it is discontinued?
Originally Posted by anshuman8
Hehe, I knew you wont settle anything else other than Honda. I had guessed the year though.
I am not a big fan of Japanese cars but I have to agree, when it comes to ultimate reliability, nothing comes close to the Japs. Since, I have no idea about how the car is maintained before I am buying it, I thought it is best not to buy the French, Czech and German!
Where are the pics? Where is the ownership thread? And... how much |
Pics will come soon in a dedicated ownership thread.
The car is just booked, not yet delivered. Expected to be with us in 6-10 days.
I shall reveal the details of the car though -
Its a white November 2010 Civic V A/T which has run only 28000 kms, maintained in pristine condition. I found no scratches in the car and the exteriors are fault free. On the inside, the only area of concern was a loose seat belt retractor and a missing cigarette lighter cover! And yes, a worn steering wheel, maybe because of using a steering wheel cover by the previous owner. Mechanically, the car is perfect.
The interiors are clean and well kept with no visible scratches. Even the leather seats look and feel great. No fading of any sorts on the switches or any panels.
The dealer had the entire service history of the car. It was maintained and serviced at regular intervals from a single Honda authorized dealer. I also checked for any accident repairs and there is none. Also, there have been no accident claims as the insurance has a No claim bonus on it.
After some negotiations, I agreed to pay 7.75 Lacs for the car. I would have willingly paid 7.5 for it, but the dealer refused to budge below 7.75 and I did not want to lose such a pristine car for Rs. 25000!
In the end, I feel its a bargain. I am getting a well kept car with very few kms on the odo and which is about 3 years old, in about 52% of its on road price. I can utilize the saved 48% for fuel and maintenance expenses for as long as I keep it, considering the lesser usage of this car.