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tips on buying 2nd hand cars

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Re: tips on buying 2nd hand cars

Post by jaejae on Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:16 am

don't worry. tulungan kita. alam ko na kung saan ang good deals dito sa GTA. mahirap dito 'magpataka' kase daming kumpetisyon ang mga dealers. it pays kapag me kilala. like dito sa nakunan ko ngayon, anak ng bestfriend ko dito yung certified mechanic ng dealer kaya alam nya which car is good and bad.

yung dati kong van, for sale ngayon. ssi lang nagka problema dun, yung security transponder ng susi kaya ayaw mag start. napagawan ko na ng bago kaya ok na sya. baka gusto mo i-reserve. hahaha! $1K na lang para sa yo! hahaha! immaculate pa condition nun. FL. SK. VGRC. ('ne, alam ko alam mo mga 'to Very Happy )

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Post by Benny on Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:12 am

oo nga pala Brod jae ...maghahanap pala ako ng second hand car pagdating ko dyan sa Canada... Rolling Eyes

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Post by jaejae on Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:23 am

Modern cars are now so reliable that overhauls are almost unheard
of, except among taxis. Smaller cars can give up to 200,000 kms of
engine life provided they have been cared for, and bigger cars much
more. So if you buy with a little care, your new used car will give you
many years of trouble free service.

Here is a checklist to help you evaluate an old car:

  • First, and most important, check the papers and
    verify the credentials of the previous owner. If the car has been used
    for a company or taxi, its mileage may be false and its care minimal.
    Ensure that the papers are not duplicates, as many stolen cars have
    such papers. Speak to the previous owners or to the dealer who has been
    servicing the car. If your seller can't give you this information
    something may be fishy. Do not part with your money till you are
    absolutely sure. The registration paper will also tell you if there
    have been one or more previous owners. If there are more than two, it
    may be a bit risky.

  • Check for accidents.
    Peer at the left and right fenders from the front and rear to see if
    the lines and curves are straight. Check that there are no deviations
    in the fitting of the doors, bonnet and boot. Look for faded paint.
    Look under the car for welding within the chassis or suspension parts.
    Also check for rust. It costs little to get your neighbourhood mechanic
    to also give you an opinion. If it looks suspicious walk away.

  • Check the mileage the car has done.
    The odomoters can sometimes be fiddled with so look for scuffed brake
    and accelerator pads or worn gear levers to give you clues. Try to get
    a small car with less than 50,000 Kms on the clock or a larger car with
    less than 80,000.

  • Check the engine. Start
    the cold engine and check for black smoke out of the exhaust as it
    accelerates. Also open the oil cap while the engine is running to see
    if there are any puffs of smoke blowing by the pistons. If there is
    smoke, the pistons and rings are worn. Don't touch it. A useful trick
    is to pull out the oil dipstick and rub the oil between your thumb and
    finger as if you know that some scoundrels put thick oil or even
    sawdust in the lubes to hide the worn engine. Even if you can't tell
    the difference it makes you look knowledgeable.

  • Check the paint, and tyres.
    Original paint is a big plus but no car can be unscratched in Indian
    traffic, so a good repainting is acceptable. Check that the tyres are
    not worn or retreads. Start life in your new old car with decent tyres,
    as a new set or a pair is not very expensive so deduct the cost from
    the buyer price. If the wheel rims are dented it might have been in an
    accident. New batteries usually last for over two years. If it is new,
    the owner will have the guarantee card.

  • All cars now have AC and power steering and not much value is attached
    to accessories, so the price of an LX model and VX model are not far
    apart. If the music system is not working, consider that it must be
    dead and deduct about Rs. 5000 from the transaction price.

  • Test drive
    the car and check the left and right hand steering, brakes, cornering
    and handling at speed. Also check for the effectiveness of the AC and
    listen for rattles.

if you like the car, carry a pad and pen and list all the weak points.
Put a value to each defect and use these to help in your price

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