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I purchased Zen LX Dec 2004 for Rs. 225000 in Oct 08 with a/c central locking, Sony music system,from the Second owner who purchased as Auto India certified car with 25000kms running. I am a Sr.Citizen from Pune and take out the car twice a month my monthly running is around one hundred kms only. Car is regularly serviced from the Maruti serviced station and is in excellent condition with comprehensive Insurance. My only problem is it has no power window and power stering. Should I change the car? which one? I am offered around 180000/ Is this a correct price ? Or carry on for 5 years? Please advise?
By Sharma 03 March 2009


For power windows, you can always fit power windows for all the windows may be for less that 4000-5000 Rs. And in terms of Power steering, do you really feel that its too heavy to steer the Zen. Because its a small car, you may not need one and also your running is also less than 100kms. But since being a senior citizen and if u strongly feel it is quite difficult and straining for you. There is no choice, not sure if you can fit power steering. I hope my answer helps you a but.

Answer by FRANCIS RAVI KUMAR 03 March 2009

What Mr. Ravi saying is correct. Still if you want to go for new one Vagon-R will be a good choice.

Answer by Dheeraj 03 March 2009

I also agree with Ravi, I hope you must have given a good thought before finalising it, since you have purchased recently in oct.08, loosing aprox. 50000/ will not be a wise decission. you may insall power window now also. I have used zen for amore than five years it is agood vehicle and easy to handle.looking at your usage I feel you should continue with zen.

Answer by A K Srivastava 03 March 2009

Hi, Sir I think you purchased the car with a price too high, still if you are getting 1,80000 for a Zen Lx 04 . its excellent price to get rid of the car, no dubt zen is an excellent car with almost zero maintenance.

Answer by Gurdev 03 March 2009
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Considering usage, resale value, life of engine etc we recommend to use the same car for another few years.The steering of Zen is quite good power windows can be fitted as per requirment.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 03 March 2009
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