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I want to buy my first car and want to buy a used Esteem in Bangalore. I have an offer for Used Esteem 1997 fitted with approved LPG kit. The car has been re painted recently. Interiors are good. But the suspensions and tyres seem to be out of order. The individual wants to sell it for Rs 70,000. Is the price alright and should i go ahead with a 13 yr old car.
By Mir Moazam Ali 09 September 2010
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Hi,

Check the registration validity of the car as the car is 13 years old. In Bangalore, RTO is very strict. Just see into seriously, else u may have to pay registration & RTO tax value more than ur car's current price.

Also note that Suspension & tires replacement will cost u minimum 60 to 70K incuding replacement of entire suspensions, tires & alloy wheels.

So i feel better to drop this plan.

As the car may have got other problems like Clutch, gear box, compressor & many more as the car is running on Gas.

Thanks & Regards,
Swapnil Natu.

Answer by Swapnil Natu 09 September 2010
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Expert`s comment:

Hi,
It will be a risky choice in going for Esteem of 13 year old and that too fitted with LPG kit.The maintennace cost would be onhigher side due to problems that could arise due to long term usage of LPG kit and general wear and tear.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 09 September 2010
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