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I am planning to buy a second hand santro. I have seen a santro 02 model which is in my budget, car is Ist owner and have all service records from authorised service stations. The negative point is car has covered 89000kms and since my driving is nearly 100 kms a day so i will put cng in it. So my question is whether to put CNG in that car is right since car has covered 89000 kms or i should go for less mileage driven car?
By Rahul 05 May 2010

89000 kms is not a problem. You can drive it for another 1,00,000 kms. Keep changing engine oil etc regularly.

Answer by Antony 05 May 2010

I have a CNG fitted Sentro, 02 model, done 130000 Kms and still in excelent condition, single driven. Interested !! call me on 9868920221

Answer by Dinesh Sharma 05 May 2010

Absolutely no problem. A well maintained car with 150,000 km sometimes has better compression and efficiency than an average car with 70,000km. You should have no worries if this car is in overall good mechanical condition. Cheers!

Answer by B S Kumar 05 May 2010
Expert`s comment:

Considering that its in good condition and for the usage mentioned, fitting CNG would be economical.You can ahead with the same if available in genuine price.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 05 May 2010

I think with around 90000 kms on the odo, fitting LPG/CNG would not be a good idea. With around 100 kms per day, if you don't expect much from the car, then you think of this option, but if you expect some performance from the car stay away from it. People how have posted earlier, I am sure have not bought a santro with 90000 kms on the odo and then fitted it with LPG/CNG and gone along with another 60-70000 kms with any problem. Always try and invest once when it comes to cars and enjoy a trouble free ride.

Answer by Abhijit 05 May 2010

better avoid the car and find one wth lower milage bcos you cannot afford to experiment like one kumar has suggested after all its your hard earned money .you have to be sure before buying the car and not experiment after all people like kumar suggesting stupid things are not going to loose anything.

Answer by Aashu 05 May 2010

In my experience fixing CNG in any vehicle which covered above 70000kms is not advisable excemptions are there. Before installing CNG in such a car you have to check the vehicle with an authorised service advisor especially pickup, oil consumption, mileage in petrol, Pick up with A/C etc. First of all you just check there is any oil content in silencer or smoke coming from the silencer when start the engine, if so don't buy the vehicle. Better you inspect the vehicle with the help of a Technician.

Answer by Anu Cajetan 05 May 2010
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