Please Tell Us Your City

Cars Q&A

Im a learner and first time would be buying a car. Im thinking of Santro from Mahindra First choice or from some reliable source. Would like to know for How much i can buy a Santro of model 2004 and above good condition with features like AC and power steering, also which are the santro models available in my budget whch is around 2 lakhs. Thnks in advance.
By Ajay 06 June 2009

you can get a santro 2004 xp @ 1.5 lakhs. or you can eve find a baleno at the same budget or might be a ford ikon 1.6 if u wanna go for a little luxury or the best u can buy is chevrolet spark for 2.55lakh brand new with 3 years warranty.

Answer by SAMIT WADHAWAN 06 June 2009

u can get santro around 1 - 1.5 lakhs around 2004 model.

Answer by Bijoy 06 June 2009
Expert`s comment:

If buying from First choice, you will get assured quality of the car howevet at little higher price. If buying from individuals you will get at lesser price.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 06 June 2009

Go for 2004 xing XP model with power stearing option within 1.5 lakhs. dont spend much for this car -- use it for 2-3 years and drop it, loss is minimum. then think big -- N'joy

Answer by Basaks 06 June 2009

Ajay,Good to hear that you are buying Santro Xing. I would recommend you to go for a new car rather than a used car (even though you buy from a reliable person or dealer)
Reasons : 1. You are sure that the car is new and it has warranty for all the parts.
2. Insurance premium would be less for a new car
3. You are the first owner of the car.Even if you sell it after few years, you can sell it at a price which you can afford
4. Maintainence free for first 2 years (except the regular oil and filter replacement)

Still if you are interested in going for a used car,here are some points which you need to take care before buying it
1.Check for the total kms run (Average/ year is 10,000 Kms)
2. Place in which the car was driven (This is important to know about the wear n tear of the car tyre, suspension)
3. Approximate cost of the repair (Take from Hyundai only)
4. Check for the condition of 5 tyres & tool kit
5. Take the help of a tinkering expert who can check if the car had gone for any tinkering work
6.See if the yearly insurance premium is paid or on before the due date
7. Do not buy cars which ran for any travels.

Even I am planning to upgrade my car. If you are interested,then you can contact me at 9940045619.

Good Luck


Answer by Vasudevan R 06 June 2009
Post your answer:
Your answer

Provide Contact Details