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  1. Amit Ingale
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Sunday, May 30 2021

I own Hyndai accent 1.6 cng fitted. I am looking to buy new/used car with good power and comfortable drive. I have found one 2018 freestyle titanium diesel on Cars24 it has clocked 43000 km. and insurance ending on this August.this ia mumbai registration so rusting can also be an factir. I will be checking the car condition next week. Need your advise if this is a good deal at this price and if not what should be the ideal price?

Amit Ingale
Gagan Modi Accepted Answer
Dear Amit,

Greetings !!

For Ford Freestyle 2018 August Car. well this is an excellent choice basis
> Safety with ESP
> 1.5 TDCI Diesel Engine
> Handling & Suspension dynamics of car

However for a used car its important to check some things thoroughly to it
> Has the previous owner taken any extended warranty on Car. Been Standard Warranty was till August 2020 ? If there's extended warranty on records - this makes a lot of difference

> Yes basis heavy rains in Mumbai during Monsoon season - its important to assess in underbody. I am not aware of asking price, however if asking price is in around 6.5 Lakh range - which seems like a fair price of car, may be should take a local mechanic with you to check on
a) Under-body to rule out any rain impact
b) check Engine Oil
c) Tyre condition (been 43,000 Kms on odo - means car tyre have almost taken 70% of life)
d) Battery terminals for any rusting
e) Coolant levels ​

> Ford Service History is available on records. However, been a broker Cars24 involved - unsure if they will make you connect with previous owner for same. If they make it - its great. Can verify same if he has not registered to ask him to register online

> Test Drive in Car especially few things important
a) Drive on slight bad road to check hows suspension, shockers behaving. Any noise levels. Somehow bad suspension can cost a lot
b) Inspect if car going on straight line. Been there were some users who reported a slight defect at manufacturing end only where car do not go in straight line despite of multiple visits for alignment
c) Check for stiffness on clutch, as Diesel cars clutch plate, pressure plate with flywheel can cost a lot
d) Although Ford AC are great, important to check on AC Cooling Effectiveness

Lastly - if car is in
> Extended Warranty (provided previous owner took same)
> Your mechnaic approve in condition in terms of no rain impact
> Car Functions and test drive experience do not result in any issues
> Service History is Verified

and owner (Cars24 as broker) demands in Rs 7 Lakh - then may consider jacking up price by 7 Lakh zone only if car is verified and inspected at Ford Workshop. Kind note that you may have to bear in expense for same (as approx Rs 2000) from Ford authorized workshop for a comprehensive checkup.

Remember, Most Important aspect in buying a used car is Condition
So if car is in good condition and inspected and cleared by local mechanic and later on by Ford workshop - then only may consider in purchase even if it requires paying slight higher amount

Hope should help
Feel free to connect for any queries on same

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