This is the story of my first car, My Maruti 800.
From my childhood I was passionate about cars, I have a collection of lots of toy cars with me. In my school days, I learnt to drive using the school van and even the bus
. Sometimes I managed to drive some of my relatives car, but own is own. So the day I got my first salary, I started saving for a car.
A month ago I had a saving of 40000/- so started hunting for a pre-owned car. NOBODY AT MY HOME KNEW ABOUT MY CAR PURCHASE
First of all I went to a True value showroom but the budget was too low for a TRUE VALUE car.
Next I started searching the local market and the internet. Cars in the local market were not up to my mark. I met 4 individual sellers via the internet.
1st was a 97 model DX Engineer owned, was demanding 40k. Had few scratches and a broken rear bumper.
Next was a student owned 93 model, was demanding 35k, all tires were gone and he was using an unauthorized gas kit for the past 3 years.
Third I met a govt employee. Had a 97 model AC, excellently maintained engine, but some scratches on the left side. Was demanding 35k, but all in advance before bringing the NOC.
Also he wanted me to take a new number which would cost 8k extra. So dropped the idea of buying that.
Finally met the final seller with a 93 AC model. He was demanding 32k. Finally negotiated him to 25k after checking the condition of the car and returning his gas kit.
After doing all the paper work, I took my car to a nearby garage for a full restoration. I was shocked to see the floor of my car "rusted from many places". The mech convinced me saying that he will repair the floor properly.
He also insisted me to repaint the car.