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Posted by Sajad Salim : SIR, I would like to buy a skoda superb which is a 2006 second hand run 47000km automatic version.how could i know the condition and what would be major engine issues regarding it?
Reply: its very expensive to maintain..frequent complaints of torque converter is noted.
Posted by vinod S.S : Dears, I plan to buy a second hand "Skoda Octavia Diesel model#2006". what about this car and what is the special things we need to check if I buy a second hand car. Also, what is the customer feedback about this car in 2006. please provide the average price for this car. VINOD
Reply: skoda is very expensive to maintain mainly old models better not attempt !!
Posted by sanjay : My 2005 model Maruti Zen developed starting problem. The engine does not start after running 10 to 15 Kms. ignition coil, spark plug , Battery is good. When I leave the car to cool down for few min, it will start. Please help
Reply: normally the problem can be with the ign coil or the fuel pump give a through check..also ck the fuel lines & filter.
Posted by K.Jacob : Out of models of SUV- Mercedes,BMW and Audi, which is most reliable and is easy to maintain.
Reply: All highter end vehicles have long service duration ie 15000kms so maintaining is not difficult..all these vehicles are expensive to maintain choose a vehicle according to your needs & style
Posted by JIBIN : Dear sir, I am looking for a 7 seater car with price range between 10-14 Lakh. Shall I go for scorpio, innova or any other option ?THANKS
Reply: innova will be more reliable
Posted by siras : dear sir, i am looking a Toyota Innova to using as a taxi what is the advantages and dis advantages of this taxi
Reply: mileage is only 10-11 kmpl vehh cost is high..advantages good resale, reliable and trouble free
Posted by Ajmal : i want to buy a new car it should be lowest fuel economy and i Decided to buy swift vxi or ritz vxi .My budget between 5-6 Lack.? which one is good ? or any other model.? Kindly advise .
Reply: mileage both are same..seating is slightly better in Ritz
Posted by DEEPU : sir, i have a problem on my left leg and i cant control the clutch properly. so please give me a reply regarding the alteration.is there any way to change the clutch into hand control.
Reply: yes there is an option pl talk to Jose 9846032927
Posted by jiju justin : is there any problem to car battery if we r not starting the car to one or two months
Reply: better disconnect it and keep..if it old battery u may have to recharge it..
Posted by chithambaram : Hello Sir, i was planning to buy a 2007 3.0ltr safari from one of my friend. Whats your opinion. Price is below 3 lacs. what will be the best price. Thanks CHIDAMBARAM
Reply: it depends upon the condition ..ck with a pre owned shop
Posted by satheesh kumar.v : sir i am planning to buy TVS wego for my wife.is it a good one.expect your kind advice.
Reply: yes..ck out yamaha ray also
Posted by Arjun Shabu : sir now i am in a big confusion i am bullet lover and i have a 86 model bullet before 2 years now i olan to buy a enfield.i am in a serious trouble that want to buy new one or old model one.my friends and also family members also push me buy a new one that for future its better and i also go for the trips and all.now i want a good suggestion from your side sir about the new bullet standard 350.
Reply: the sound of old and new bullet are different. Better buy new model for future use it is good
Posted by Tony jose : I am planing to buy Enfield bike, either 350 cc bullet or electra 350. which one you recomand ?
Reply: Electra...little more advanced.
Posted by vishnu : sir , I have one dought about vehicle. next week I will buy one Mahindra rodeo rz 125 scooter .some other person asked to me rodeo no good scooter can u explain to me this one good or no good
Reply: service for mahindra two wheelers are not to our satisfaction
Posted by jomy : i have 95 model mahindra jeep i like to modification of jeep. can i get Jeep-Wrangler body in India or it suitable for mahindhara jeep body.
Reply: u have to make it..ck www.roadandtrack.in
Posted by Amal mathew : hi..i have a honda cb unicorn (2014 model).While deccelarating a banging sound is heard(only 1 or 2 banging sound).could you tell me what could be the reason..
Reply: it be crank sound..but since ur veh is new chances are less..normally its heard when u decelerate and down the gear
Posted by Aravind v s : Sir,I am a student I am planning to buy a scooter.I am not interested in bikes.my first scooter option is hero maestro or Honda activa 125.my conditions are good looking,good riding comfort,good mileage, I am not riding in highways so for a good mileage.pls help me to select a good option.
Reply: go for activa safe & cool
Posted by junais : njan maruthi ertiga vdi annu use chayunathu 3service kazhinju enikku 15-16km millage annu kittunathu ithu kudummo
Reply: mileage depends upon ur driving habits and the terrain u drive..max ull get 15-16 in town and up to 19/20 for long trips.
Posted by Vinod Nair : I purchased Xcent black colour last week, is it necessary to do Teflon coating, is this make any sense. Please advice
Reply: Its not necessary..if they give it free do it..but once done it looks nice..
Posted by Haridas : I wish to take a new car of Petrol model (either Celerio Automatic or Hyundai i10 full option).Pl let me know Which one is better as per your advise Budget is 5 lakhs. My priorities are mileage and safety. Advise pl.
Reply: any day i10 is better but price is more when compared to Celerio
Posted by nijai sathian : i have short listed ritz vxi and hyundai sportz kappa vtvt. please suggest me one. confused between hyundai and maruthi suzuki brand.
Reply: Both are good and got resale ritz got better seating advantage and interior space.
Posted by SUNNY : Which is the best automatic transmission small car sector
Reply: VW polo/ i10 grand
Posted by ARUN DAVID : I would like to know your opinion in buying entry level sedan.Etios or Dzire petrol models I prefer.
Reply: dzire is very common go for etios..
Posted by vineet : I have my taxi business and taking tata venture for same,is this vehicle is fine for said purpose if daily run is about 1500km/day.please suggest because it will play vital role for my business on one go it has to run 200km approx and 7trip /day.need ur expert advice on same.
Reply: u cannot travel 1500 km in a day i suppose hope its per week..ventura is ok..others u can consider is Evalia,Innova etc....most rel;aible will be innova
Posted by ABY JAYAN : Dear Gibu, I have been using Hyundai i10 since 2008 and I feel comfortable and quite happy with the performance of i10. Now I would like to upgrade my vehicle, my preference is Swift Dzire VXI version. What is your opinion about this car? Recently I heard that Swift Dzire is going to be face lift soon. May I know is that affect my purchase or I have to wait for some more time? Kindly advice.
Reply: Swift is a good car and is very common..regarding face lift no official news.. u can ck out new Elite i20 also..
Posted by govindraj.m : I have gets gvs 1.1 petrol car 2010 model I am getting 10.5 mileage is it good and on reserve how many litre in tank. If I want to sell the carhow much I can get.
Reply: mileage depends upon ur driving habits and the terrain u drive.. from the E level approx 5- 6 liters will be there..selling price ck with a pre owned car shop
Posted by shrijit : Hello sir, Am planning to buy a second hand 2007 safari dicor 3.0 ltr. Advice me on the vehicle,About maintenance and the best price....
Reply: price i am not the right person to tell..ck with a pre pre owned car shop. Safari is ok except for it rattling and body rolling.
Posted by vipin : Sir, Which is better Harley davidson street 500 OR royal enfield thunder bird 500 when comparing Price, mileage,specifications,performance,driving.
Reply: sorry vipin no comparrision....definitely mileage & price wise bullet is the best !!
Posted by jossy : what about Toyota etios cross???
Reply: stylish..no much diff with liva..overall new looks.
Posted by SANTHAKUMAR.K : Now my car is ZenEstilo Vxi(2009) but wish to buy Wagon r Sting gray Vxi optional what about this vehicle
Reply: spacious , good..car..f u like the shape.
Posted by Kiren Jacob Thomas : I am planning on buying new wagon r by the end of the year, but the sales agent at the dealer says that the prices of maruti are to rise by the year end. Is it true and if i were to wait for the year end would it be worth it for getting discounts?
Reply: It depends..every ont all car dealers changes their sale policy..but u can expect more discounts in next year starting ie jan feb..but the problem is that in 2015 ull get only 2014 vehicle.
Posted by Shafeeq : Dear Mr. Gibu, I am looking for a 7 seater car with price range between 7-10 Lakh. Shall I go for Mobilio, Ertiga or any other option ? Thanks, Shafeeq
Reply: Mobileo got more brand value than Maruti..ertiga is also good. Also Mobilio is more spacious in interior
Posted by JOLY THOMAS : Hai gibu george, I AM IN QATAR. I PLANNING TO BUY AN MARUTHI ERTIGA PETROL MODEL. MY DRIVE IS 500 KM PER MONTH. GO FOR PETROL OR DIESEL IS BEST.OR ANY OTHER OPTION ARE THERE MY BUDGET IS 10 LAKHS. IN SEPTEMBER I AM PLANNING TO BUY. PLEASE RESPOND.
Reply: if ur running is only 500km per month petrol veh will be ideal.Ertiga is a good vehicle.
Posted by Rakesh R : Sir, I like to buy a petrol car under 4.50lakhs. which car is best in this category. Can you suggest me a car. My options are Dastun go and Hyundai i10. which car has low maintenance and mileage.
Reply: cost wise go is best feature wise i10 mileage is almost same go is slightly better
Posted by jiju : Heelo Jibu, I wish to change my 2012 swift-vxi wheel to Alloy,i am planning to put 15" could you please tell me the exact details of the wheel should i choose and is there any problem to change 14" to 15". Awaiting your kind advise. Warm regards Jiju
Reply: Go for 185/65 R 15 or 195/60 R 15
Posted by jayagovind : which is best swift or i20? (petrol model). i am confused about this two cars ,please help me to choose the right one.
Reply: new i20 elite got great features and style..
Posted by Gopan : i am going to purchase a 2010 model sumo grande. how is the vehicle? is its maintenance cost is high? is it noisy like old sumo?
Reply: No its much refined...
Posted by BINOY KURIAN : I would like to buy maruti car. please tell us features of celerio and alto 800
Reply: both are available with a/c and power steering celero got Automatic gear also
Posted by Rafeek : Dear SIR, Is it possible to fix electric power steering for my classic ambassador 2005 Approximate cost ?
Reply: its not easy theoretically u can but practically u have to find the cost.
Posted by john : looking for an automatic car between 4 and 6 lakhs. pls advise the best. Also advise the advantages and disadvantages of automatic cars in india.
Reply: no much choices..celero, i10 etc are available mileage will be less when compared to Manuel gear.
Posted by Monzter13 : sir, can we increase the ground clearance of figo, without out compromising much handing.
Reply: Ck out suspension which give little more clearance also increase the tyre height up to 10mm
Posted by sony k koshy : Hi Jibu, Am planing to buy a compact sedan petrol,Now am Stuck with AMAZE & XCENT. Which one is the best when we compare these two?Please give me an exact replay.
Reply: Feature wise Xcent is good but badging & resale Honda is the best
Posted by jerry : Is honda amaze a good car
Reply: Petrol amaze ill say Ok..but Diesel..i had more expectations..!!
Posted by Praveen : Dear Mr.Gibu I am planning to buy a HONDA City "v".. do you think they will change the model in very near period ?.. i was thinking to buy a Toyota Etios but heard that they are changing the model. awaiting for your advice. regads praveen
Reply: Honda has recently changed the front grll etc..co cant expect a change for next 3 years..No news about etios..only rumors..
Posted by saji : Iam looking for a car which should be easy to drive and comfortable for ladies with less height for driving.Planning to buy for my wife with range around 7-10 lakhs. Appreciate your suggestion in this regard.
Reply: Brio will be a good choice..
Posted by Faisal : Hi Gibu George, Your answer will be the last suggestion to me as i got confused in the most common doubt.I am working abroad, usually 2 months will go to India for annual vacation. I have booked Swift vdi variant. But so much opinions to go for the petrol variant as a NRI person.Kindly suggest in this case. My perefernces are milege, resale value after 4 years and comfort maintenance.
Reply: I you conciser resale valuse VDi will be the best choice after 4 years youll get at least 60% more for a diesel when compared with petrol.Moreover diesel gives u more mileage..
Posted by S. Mukherjee : Sir, I have been decided to purchase a Wagon-R VXI for my 5 persons family. Now someone advise for ABS. Sir plz tell me the disadvantages of ABS : such as for maintanance on highway by unauthorised mechanic.
Reply: ABS deals with braking..u ll have a much better braking.
Posted by Jayan : Sir is Alto K10 a good car?Im doubted to buy because the No: of them on road is few. whats your opinion?
Reply: its a good car...
Posted by VIJAYA ROY J : I have a FORD FIESTA CLASSIC 2008 make.When I switch on my A/C there is foul smell is coming for a few seconds.What is the reason?
Reply: You have to give a through ck up of the ac ducts cooling coil & blower..
Posted by Jayakumar : Sir,Im planning to buy a new maruti suzuki car among these which you prefer to buy?(Alto K10 or Alto)
Reply: Alto K10