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  1. SUDIPTO KUNDU
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Wednesday, September 21 2022
Hello team,
Can you please advise me what should be the price that I should be offering for a car with below description?
- 2020 Brezza zxi plus
- tax upto 2025
- almost 29000 km done
- 1st owner
- location is Kolkata / suburbs

I myself have verified the 1st 3 points, the dealer shared with me a photo of the service record from the month of July 2022 and the mileage recorded 26,000 km.
The dealer shared the pics of the car and I checked out the car, they matched. Can I ask the dealer to share the RC ?
I am thinking of asking him to share with the VIN # today, I missed getting it from the car when I checked it out. What else do you think I should ask the dealer to share with me ?
What else should I check about this car before I go for this car ?
The car drives fine, I drove it myself for a km in the neighborhood. Do you think I should get a mechanic to check the car out ? If I don't get a mechanic to come with me can Maruti Auth Service Stations check the car out for me ?
How else can I make sure that this car is not an accidental or stolen one or I am not being duped in some way or other ?

Thanks,
Sudipto
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Dear Sudipto,

Greetings !!
Here are some pointers which will assist on need, requirement

1. Pls check first, if car is under warranty of not. Maruti provides 2 years of warranty from date of sale, and thats extendable upto 5 yrs / 1 Lakh Kms - provided original warranty not over. Yes can ask for RC of car - standard warranty is 2 years / 40,000 Kms from date of sale. Check registration date as per RC and if car is under warranty can well extend car warranty to 5 yr / 1 Lakh kms at your end post purchase or may even check on parivahan website

2. If you are aware of technicals:- You can either do self assessment of car including
a) Whether car is accidental or not
b) Bumper / bonet / doors painted
c) Any abnormal noise from Car including suspension while driving on bad roads, Aircon, Brakes, Cornering
d) Smoke from Exhaust
e) Clutch Travel Range
e) Electrical Functions including Power Window up and own, Music System, Wiper, Headlight, Tail Light, AC on / off with cooling effectiveness and no abnormal noise form AC
and check and inspect car features and also take a satisfactory drive of minimum 5 kms on both high speed, low speed, brakes

You can check further details - Used Car Buying Guide

and may check this video too


3. If not confident on above and found something not correct along with fact provided car is out of warranty - pretty important to connect with a local trained mechanic of area or tell dealer that you have finalised car and need confirmation by getting inspected from Authorized service center by getting car physically checked
You need to essentially check on
a) If car is accidental by checking paint, bonet, side window beading, rear
b) Hows suspension including lower arm, link rod, bushes, steering rack which can be known only on driving car on bad roads, cornering at speed
c) Brake Pads, Battery, Clutch Plate
d) AC Inspection for gas, any noise from AC
e) Clutch Travel range
e) Other Electrical item inspection
f) Exhaust Smoke
g) Road Test of car by them
i) Music System Functionality
i) All Motors - wiper, Power Window and Functions

4. All Essential check for Used Car on whether car stolen and important checks before buying used car are referred in this video


Price Assessement
Whats the Insurance Validity ? as insurance can well be transferred to
Presuming car condition is reasonable good and no major issues and if
a) Car is indeed in warranty
b) Comprehensive Insurance valid and is with car and provided has validity of 3 more month

Fair price can go to extent of 8.3 Lakh to 8.5 Lakh

Presuming car condition is reasonable good and no major issues and if
a) Car is out of warranty
b) Comprehensive Insurance valid and is with car and provided has validity of 3 more month

Fair price is 8 Lakh

Presuming car condition is reasonable good and no major issues and if
a) Car is out of warranty
b) 3rd Part Insurance or OD Cover expired

Fair price is 7.85 Lakh to 7.9 Lakh

Hope should help !!


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