December 3rd 2009 my dad gave me call when i was at work to inform me a bad news that he has sold his Amby out.
It was very shocking for me it was the car that i learned driving and he was along with me for many years. I felt really depressed. He did not utter a word and put out the phone. That day with a sad face i entered my house to see a Red Ikon parked in the place where Amby used to be. Previous Owner's of the Car:
I knew tht this car was opposite house's car and it remained unsed for over 3 yrs. My dad opened the main gate and without even making him talk i started asking is this opposite house car? He said yes and further he added that my neighbours had planned to sell it since it was unused for more than 3 yrs now.
Reason for not using was very simple no one in the opposite house knew to drive a car. Only opp house uncle's son knew to drive and he has got settled in US for past 3 yrs now and the car remained unused. Pricing and condition of the car:
After some long conversations i asked my dad how much was he asking for this car. The answer was 1lakh. And further he replied that car's codition was very worst since it remained idle for 3 yrs. One dealer came and saw the car and offered only 60k. Now my face became brightened and asked my dad can we buy it for same 60k.
Then i test drove the car found out when i started the car there was a loud noise like a FFE. Then found out tht silencer has got broken and needed a replacement, even clutch started slipping and needed a replacement. All the 5 tyres were fully bald and the car started jumping and pulling to the left. And major part was it is a non power steering. But since i have driven a Amby previous i found this like a power steering.
Finally we decided tht these were the only problem and i started bargaining with the owner. For my suprise tht uncle said he was welling to sell the car for 60k to me rather than to some unknown person. After the deal was done. I paid him the cash very next day and took the car. Codn of the car when i purchased:
1. Clutch slip
2. Wheel Bearing Noise.
3. All tyres need a replacement.
4. Some corrosion coz it was unused for 3yrs.
5. Alternator bearing noise.
6. A/c power was less
7. Silencer needed a replacement.
Few pics that i clicked after i took the delivery of the car.