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Hi bhailog

I am planning to purchase an old car (Mahindra scorpio) for business purpose. I want it to run  in villege area for booking purpose (Marriage and small trip booking within district).
I am purchasing scorpio from a dealer in NCR. He has a 2009 model SUV car and he is saying it can’t be run in delhi NCR due to NCR traffic polity. So he is selling this SUV for Rs. 2.25 Lakh. I have few questions –

1) is it good deal to buy 2009 model?
2) is it worth the price?
3) is there any problem if it runs in villege area of Madhya pradesh?

Not aware much about vehicle policy. Thanks in advance if anybody willing to give suggestions

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Honestly I know very little about petrol or diesel (Internal combustion engine AKA ICE ) car market. If you don’t have in-depth knowledge about cars take a experienced mechanic to check and evaluate the second hand car. And also factor in the COST of car parts you might need to change soon.

Here’s the article about new policy:

https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/features/arti...


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In next 5 years Electric vehicle ( EV) costs would decrease significantly. And the way petrol Diesel prices are jumping higher and higher EV should be your target in next 3-5 years.

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You are going to purchase junk for 2.25L. 10yr policy is now implemented everywhere in India.. and now they are going to bring new rule to scrap vehicle like this one. In addition, you can not change ownership after vehicle registration expiry. Don’t take this #sardardi imo..

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I would also recommend you to check listings on OLX and other used car platform in Delhi NCR. You might get a better deal As the dealership would always want a good profit margin on every sale.

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deb3l wrote:

You are going to purchase junk for 2.25L. 10yr policy is now implemented everywhere in India.. and now they are going to bring new rule to scrap vehicle like this one. In addition, you can not change ownership after vehicle registration expiry. Don’t take this #sardardi imo..

Scrap policy is 15 years for business and 20 years for personal vehicle i think?

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Total_Fun wrote:

I would also recommend you to check listings on OLX and other used car platform in Delhi NCR. You might get a better deal As the dealership would always want a good profit margin on every sale.

Same pricing is on olx.

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Wander-lust wrote:

Scrap policy is 15 years for business and 20 years for personal vehicle i think?

Yes, you are right. But again, you don’t know how fast rules change in this regime. stuck_out_tongue You need to calculate ROI (total investments not just the purchase price) since you can use this for 3-4 yrs max. Remember, the older the vehicle the higher the maintenance. grin

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deb3l wrote:

Yes, you are right. But again, you don’t know how fast rules change in this regime. stuck_out_tongue You need to calculate ROI (total investments not just the purchase price) since you can use this for 3-4 yrs max. Remember, the older the vehicle the higher the maintenance. grin

Yes you are right. Will consider your valuable advice. Thank you bhai pray

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1) It’s always better to buy directly from owners rather than dealers. Dealers have expertise and experience of running a vehicle in perfect condition by jugaad. After few kilometres the vehicle will show it’s true condition.
2) Going by the price and the fact that it’s a Mahindra: There’s a high chance that it’s maintenance cost would be really really high.

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Wander-lust wrote:

Same pricing is on olx.

You might be able to bargain with individual seller on OLX and maybe also the dealership.

If this is a diesel engine then such vehicles are liability to them now. You have the upper hand in bargain

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Total_Fun wrote:

You might be able to bargain with individual seller on OLX and maybe also the dealership.

If this is a diesel engine then such vehicles are liability to them now. You have the upper hand in bargain

Yes will definitely try that bro. Thanks for the suggestion. pray

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shoaibmax wrote:

1) It’s always better to buy directly from owners rather than dealers. Dealers have expetise and experience of running a vehicle in perfect condition by jugaad. After few kilometres the vehicle will show it’s true condition.
2) Going by the price and the fact that it’s a Mahindra: There’s a high chance that it’s maintenance cost would be really really high.

So. Olx would be great choice right?…. Or any certified site like caedekho, droom and more?

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shoaibmax wrote:

1) It’s always better to buy directly from owners rather than dealers. Dealers have expetise and experience of running a vehicle in perfect condition by jugaad. After few kilometres the vehicle will show it’s true condition.
2) Going by the price and the fact that it’s a Mahindra: There’s a high chance that it’s maintenance cost would be really really high.

right. dealer wala will do some oil change and touch up work by spending not more than 10k but they will make good profits like 40-50k.
Consider at least 2013-14 model for 2.25 Lakh.
If possible, ask in your connections if someone wants to sell, and deal directly.

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Wander-lust wrote:

So. Olx would be great choice right?…. Or any certified site like caedekho, droom and more?

Yes certified vehicle would be better. Also don’t fall for scams, most of the ads on Olx are from dealers only.

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shoaibmax wrote:

Yes certified vehicle would be better. Also don’t fall for scams, most of the ads on Olx are from dealers only.

Thats what i fear about. And certified vehicles are bit pricey relatively

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Most aspects are covered. Here are a few more

  • Look for vehicles with in the same state. When you purchase from other state, you need to pay tax again in your home state (atleast as per rules),and this old vehicle may invite more trouble in re-registering at RTO
  • Also when it comes to used vehicles, try to take it from trusted contacts as much as possible. Or have a experienced technicians along side to verify the condition. You don’t want your customers to be stranded for maintenance/condition related issues.
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Wander-lust wrote:

Thats what i fear about. And certified vehicles are bit pricey relatively

Always prefer face to face talk. So that you can can judge them and their vehicle(later) in a better way. It’s definitely pricey but that’s worth the peace of mind.
Moreover, you would need a lot of patience, persistence and a bit of luck to find a good deal on used vehicle.

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deb3l wrote:

You are going to purchase junk for 2.25L. 10yr policy is now implemented everywhere in India.. and now they are going to bring new rule to scrap vehicle like this one. In addition, you can not change ownership after vehicle registration expiry. Don’t take this #sardardi imo..

What is 10 year policy?

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Wander-lust wrote:

Scrap policy is 15 years for business and 20 years for personal vehicle i think?

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I got confused here. So what is the final policy for personal car? I think initial RC is valid for 15 years (e.g. RC expiring in 2022). Whether we can extend it for another few years and run it in Delhi-NCR?

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dealyogi wrote:
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I got confused here. So what is the final policy for personal car? I think initial RC is valid for 15 years (e.g. RC expiring in 2022). Whether we can extend it for another few years and run it in Delhi-NCR?

No.
Wait for experts (jugaad) comments..

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