Hello people, this is my third post since i have become a member of this site.Well a lot of you might think that i am a used car dealer but it isnt like that. The mojo to try new set of wheels every few months, zombies me to walk towards diffrent machines every few months. But yes, it is a fact, that i always sell my wheels at a Profit, preferably at a margin of around 15-25 k
I do not stick to a particular segment or class of vehicle. my decision is based on the first vibes, generated between me and the machine.
My first post was about my first car, a 2000 model Baleno-link: [U]My First Car – Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.6 (2000)
After that the SUV bug bit me, and home came a 2006 Scorpio- link: "Hulk" My 2nd Car Or My 1st SUV - Mahindra Scorpio
Drove and tested the scorpio to my fullest. for indian roads i think there is no other budget SUV which has such a great VFM
. loved it completely. But the only thing abot the Scorpio is the bumpy and ship like drive. Well, and expecting a new member in our home soon, the sensible option was to go in for a comfortable and smooth sedan. One which would be easy to get in and get out, one which my wife could easily drive, one which has an excellent AC/ Heating system, and yes one which is surely fuel efficient. The Buying Budget which i had kept wa s around 1.2 Lakhs max. (Saved rest of the "Scorpio-sale Kitty" for the soon to come family member)
The hunt started. Options were:
- Back to Baleno ( i already had it right??? )
- Old Zen ( Easy to drive and park a sweet peppy jellybean...but now shows it age)
- Ford Ikon ( the real josh Machine...but a guzzler too)
- Mitsu Lancer ( Classic jap, with excellent appeal...but what about the SPARES??)
- Old Honda City ( Always had a crush on her, but couldnt make the first move...was now the right time?"
I went to meet my buddy, from whom i had bought the scorpio(HULK). I told him about my requirements and budget...He suggested me to opt for a santro, but then he respected the petrol head in me...and started his networking. One fine day...he sends me a few pic on my whattsapp. A Bottle green, sleek looking Honda City.
A smile lit up my face. 2 reasons:
1) she was Bottle green in colour- My wife's Favourite colour
2) she was an Automatic - Something that my Wife always wanted to drive
Within half an hour, i caughtup with rohit. we sent to see the car, rohit drove it and said " Aankh band kar ke ley le...."
I trust Rohit like a mentor. This guy has 18 years of expirience, working on mercs, jeeps to other premium& classic cars.
So the deal was done, cash paid, keys recieved.
Me and my wife named the car "EMY ( emerald) - coz dats her body colour.
The car has some slight scrathes and tiny dents here and there. I Respect that being a 2001 car. But the Inside is a pure delight.
Dashboard and Door panels made of classic hard leather.
Premium quality wooden panels
Supperb Fabric used on the seats
Uber chilling AC...never crossed level 1 of the blower till now
Gearshift, Drive, Suspension, is SSSSUPPPPERRRBBBBB
My in laws were shocked that even a 12 year old car can be such a delight.
however The car needed a little work:
- O2 Sensor replace - 1800 rs (Denso manyfactured)
- Air filter replaced - 290 rs
Result--Power at tap!!!!
As of now, i am relishing on this supperb diva. she looks classy and drives like a dream. Posted are some of the Pictures. (The strange part is that she is bottle green in colour, but looks black in the pics. )
Next work in line:
Fitting up a Stock Rear Spoiler
Front fog lamps
Polishing the car 3m ( waiting for the monsoons to end)
Interior carpet cleaning and Panels Polishing ( Post monsoons)
till then, i am happily driving