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Discussion in 'Car Purchase Queries' started by Raghuram, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Raghuram

    Raghuram

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    New Delhi
    Hi

    I Own a Fiat Petra D and the car has done 92000 km in 5 yrs, The car has not given me any trouble till now. In the past few months It has started to ask for some maintenance like power steering rack and pump need to be changed as there is a leak and the cost is Rs.24,000.

    My question is should I go for a Linea MJD now just because of the fear of not getting spares or proper service ?

    Should I use the car for a few more years ?

    Need advise on this please..

    Thanks,

    Raghu
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Go for Linea MJD, best VFM Diesel sedan.

    Regarding service and spares, do some research and find out the best dealer/service center in Delhi. Now a days service experience is similar (good and bad) as with other manufacturers. Spare will be easily available, but expect some delays sometimes.
  3. Raghuram

    Raghuram

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    New Delhi
    I am only worried because I've had some bad experiences in the recent times. The car that(Petra D) I have is great in terms of value... My only fear is you know, If they are not able to give service the car then what ?
  4. gods-envy

    gods-envy

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    Bangalore
    Raghuram,
    With respect to servicing, I don't think it should be a problem at all. I am sure there would be someone to service the car.
    But the matter I would be worried about is the amount you need to spend to service the same.
    Since the car is already 92k, and like you have mentioned, you might have to shell out a lot of money for spares.

    With respect to buying a new one; Come to think of it, what price do you think you would get out of your current car.
    If you can get a good price, maybe it's better to give it away and get a new Linea.
  5. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    I've driven Petra diesel and own Linea diesel,honestly Petra was better
  6. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Trivandrum
    @Raghuram, you can look at it this way.
    First: do you need a new car?. That depends on a few things
    :arrow: How comfortable are you with your current car
    :arrow: What is the current condition of your car, and
    :arrow: Are you looking for a change - I suspect that you do :wink:
    The next thing is the finances - how much you want to spend, i.e., your budget, and then comes the selection of a car.
  7. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Arakkonam
    Hi Raghuram, with passing time, old car will begin to give inflated service bills. I am not too sure about the availability status of Petra's spares. You have driven 92K in 5 years means your average running is 1500km. You need to decide whether buying a diesel is worthwhile for you. With that, I think you can wait for TJet launch, read the reviews, do TDs of both petrol and diesel options and then take a call.
  8. Raghuram

    Raghuram

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    New Delhi
    Thank you all,

    As rightly put by Roy I think the 3 aspects are important but one thing is for sure I love my car. If I change I will be going in for the Linea MJD it is within budget...Of course after checking out the Tjet.

    @Kaps: Do you think a person doing 1500 km a month should go for diesel or petrol ?
  9. NAREN64

    NAREN64

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    COIMBATORE
    Raghuram,

    If you find a good price sell it off. Off late the prices of used Petra D's are coming down, two of my frinds owned Petra D's, one sold it for 2.15 lakhs 1 year back & the second was sold at 1.95 lakhs a month back. Both have gone for Linea.
  10. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Arakkonam
    Ragu, I remember reading somewhere that to fully utilse the investment made in diesel, one has to be doing close to 2K every month. However, having diesel gives you a plus side when you fill the tank. I had a diesel Uno before although my monthly running was 1-2K.

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