I think this is the old 1.9 - the one which we had here in the Octavia. A bulletproof engine if ever there was one.So not really surprised by it. Kudos to the owner for taking it to a million kms. Youtube is full of videos of this engine crossing 5 lakh++. That, I am afraid, is grossly untrue. You can get them for 2500-2800 easily. Trust me. I've been driving one for nearly 8 years now. Were you quoted this price or did you hear it from someone? On another note : Palio D's went 3 lac + km without overhauling the engine easy. Unless the owner was a muppet and abused the engine. Also, check this thread out. A Palio run 7 lakh km's with one engine rebuild. From the outside it looked no worse than a 6 month old Indica . http://www.teamfiat.co.in/hangout/3778-7-lakh-run-palio-d.html When serviced regularly and used mostly on the highways - almost any car will last well. Rajan - Good example. Another often forgotten is the Enfield. There is no end to how many 1lac+ km run Enfields are roaming around in India. I know of one having run 2.5 lacs and still on original piston. Only new rings were installed at around 2 lac kms. Cheers.