only do recond dealers roll back the car’s mileage, they also have a nasty habit of touching up
Proton Saga armoured up a new infotainment system in the mid-life facelift.
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scratches.While toothpaste contains mild abrasives, it is not enough to remove paint scratches.
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Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you.
It picks up speed respectably and easily keeps up with the traffic.
While the rain keeps falling down on us, the price of RON 97 will see a rise in the coming week.Starting
More Honda cars on the road translates to higher Body and Paint (BP) service intakes.As of October 2019
Another week, another fuel price update.
tomorrow, fuel prices are as follows: RON 95 - RM 2.08 per litre (unchanged) RON 97 - RM 2.68 per litre (up
these are the updated prices: RON 95 - RM 2.08 per litre (unchanged) RON 97 – RM 2.51 per litre (up
Another week, another fuel price update.
updated for 2020.Both the Alphard’s and Vellfire’s list of safety features have been bumped up
The GVC+ can be felt in corners when it reduces the engine output and tucks the car into its intended
Touch ‘n Go has reiterated yet again that it will soon remove all parking surcharges.
Another week and its time for the weekly fuel price update.
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and despite having a low average paint thickness of 88.9 μm, every panel has a consistent finish
Perodua has successfully held its first-ever Body & Paint (B&P) Skill Contest in a move to step
red’s roots in Japanese culture and their philosophy of believing colour as a vital part to the car
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Proton has filed for several new trademarks.The trademarks that Proton has filed for include “iN-Touch
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Every click of the button felt premium and the soft-touch material at every touchpoint was amazing.
The suspension is soft, and cabin noise levels are very satisfactory for a car of this segment.Second
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I'm with ,Julian Pereira, here. I've not ever owned what would today be considered a super car, but yeah, multiple 930s, one Ferrari BB512. And I've driven piles of things actually considered supercars. You can feel the difference on the road, if you've driven enough. Particularly if you've got actual seat time in actual race cars under actual race conditions. It's clear that this is as far about your basic 911 (who the hell ever thought that "basic" and "911" could be used together?) as that 911 is from a Camry. But you don't ,REALLY, feel that until you hit the track. If you want to own the car for sheer love of the car, then yeah, go for it. But if you want that feeling? There are much more cost-effective ways to get it. My learning is that a small, really light car, with over-sized brakes, spectacular suspension setup and really good tires, that's SLIGHTLY under-powered is the most fun you can have on the street. You feel like Stirling Moss on every corner, every downshift to climb a hill, everytime you delay braking just that much more... You're racing, at street legal speeds. You can do that in a Miata trivially (particularly the early NA cars). And for cheap. Maybe $5k on the car for a super-nice one, another $5k-10k on just brakes, suspension, wheels, tires, new top, freshening the interior, touching up the paint so it looks nice. Leave the engine stock, just don't touch it at all other than detailing. You'll be surprised at how amazing a driving experience it delivers. And then... go to the track. But not in the Miata (although you can do that too). Get an arrive-and-drive package for ,Spec Racer Ford, Plan on spending about $2k per weekend (driving Saturday and Sunday) on just about any track in North America. And because you don't have a car to lug around, you just hop a plane with your go-bag, show up, and race. For the price of a 430, you can do that for about a decade, every racing weekend that there's a race.
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Yes, husband and I were looking for a new vehicle. We were at the point of sitting down and discussing the trade in. We felt the suggested amount was low, salesperson in a snotty voice said, “well there is touch up paint, how do I know what’s under that, the whole frame might be damaged” I am thinking that is why you have the service shop check the car over? How could a bump that high wreck the frame? there is no dent! I stood up and said, LOUD enough for everyone to hear, “well silly me, I thought when you got a parking lot scratch you put paint on it so it wouldn’t rust.” We walked out. We not only bought from a different dealer but a different brand, although the features and pricing were very similar and we probably paid the same as we would have at the first dealer. The second dealer even had the vehicle brought in from out of state because they did not have exactly what we wanted on the lot due to model year end sales.
Those scratches would probably only affect the value of the vehicle a couple of hundred dollars or so. How exactly it would affect the value depends on the depth of them. If they are completely through the color layer, a good detail guy could still likely heat up the paint with a buffing wheel and cover them up. Worst case scenario is that someone will have to touch them up with touch-up paint. It looks like it is more likely that the scratches are in the clearcoat, so a detailer could use an abrasive compound and buff it down to hide the scratches. If you were to turn this in to insurance, not only would you have a claim on your insurance history, but the cost of the repair would probably be under the amount of your deductible. A body shop would probably try to paint the panel rather than do touch-up/buffing, and paintwork de-values the vehicle more than the scratches. We in the automotive industry use paint meters to see if a vehicle has been painted, so there is no paint work that is so good that we would not know it when it comes time to trade or sell the vehicle. I recommend finding a very good detail shop and seeing if someone can buff them out or touch them up.
Interior and exterior detailing and touching up dings and paint chips will help the car look fresh. Fluid changes is also a way to leave a positive impression. Improve drivability with new spark plugs, clean the throttle body and mass airflow sensor, replace fuel filter, air filter, PCV valve, lube door hinges, change wiper blades and any other simple low cost item. The next gradation, if the car's price warrants, is to replace more expensive items if required - brake pads, battery, tires.
It's generally safe to assume* that the dealer has paid between $1000 to $2000 below wholesale for the car. (Kelley Blue Book Trade-in in fair condition is a good benchmark for wholesale). Ask the dealer to provide you with a copy of the repair order from their service department, make sure the documents reflect "all of the work that they did to recondition the car for sale". With this information you can approximate their current holding cost. Let's suppose they paid $10,000 for the car and then installed new tires, brakes and a windshield. That work adds around $1500. In addition they had the paint touched up $100 and a full detail $175. So they own the car for $11,775 (10000+1500+100+175). Now it's time to negotiate. Their asking price should be $2500-$5000 over their cost of $11,775 so a price range of $16,775 to $14,275. Personally, I'd start at $9000 and work up to $12,000 while they come down and then I'd hold firm at $12,500. My final move upwards would be the price we mutually agree to. One final thought on supply and demand. If the car is in high supply try to get within $500 of cost, on the other hand if it is in high demand your goal is within $1500 of cost. Good luck! *assuming it's not a luxury or really old car. Further under for lux and a smaller range on 8+ years old.
In 1993 I was driving my fathers 1989 Ford Tempo GL. He had recently picked it up used for $1500. Those cars have notoriously crumby headlight bezels, they allow water vapors to condense in them, leaving it pooled in them. Take a corner hard with the lights on and poof, they blow. That led to quite a hair raising adventure, where the headlights blew, and the Pep Boys guy came out and even installed them for us. And he didn’t double latch the hood. The minute we hit the interstate, the hood popped up, covering the windshield and scaring the crap out of everyone. No one was hurt, I got us pulled over with a minimum of issue, and no actual collisions. We got the hood pulled down, and ratchet strapped shut to be sure. Drove it home, and got to work. The hood was salvageable, but where the hoot hungers meet the body panel between the windshield and the hood. That was another story. this piece There were two bend/dents where the hinges wrenched it up. Took it to several body guys, and they all agreed, the part was hosed, and couldn’t be properly fixed. Cost for a new one? $2000 Yeah. RIDICULOUS! $3 with of propane for a torch, a bit of mallet, and a $30 can of touch up paint made it passable as not horrible. It was still screwed up, but it wasn’t egregious anymore. but moser than the cost of the rest of the car, for that one little piece. Whew. I learned a lot about how bad body work and parts could cost you that day.
I own two Mazdas, and would vote “no”. The first time I had an oil change for my 2006 Mazda MX-5 (in 2005), I had the service performed at the dealership. I had a coupon. The total charge for the oil and filter, plus labor, came to under $20. My previous oil change had been for a Porsche, and cost about $200. I also purchased a bottle of touch up paint from the parts department of the dealer..$5. A week later I received the exact same bottle of touch up paint in the mail from Mazda along with a “thank you for buying Mazda” letter. So that’s two bottles of touch up paint for five dollars. Porsche, MB, or BMW will costs multiples of that price. . I’ve never been unhappy with the costs associated with my Mazdas however, and don’t think they are more expensive than similar cars.
Many cars have gone well over 1 million miles. Just ask a New York cabbie. Maintnance matters, but original engineering is a big factor. The Mercedes Benz 300e of late 90s is an example of an over-engineered car. Lots of million-miler 300e cars out there. Lots of Volvos are million-milers. It depends on, (IMHO) decending order: original design criteria w.r.t. product cycles/life, oil changes, other fluids flush/replacement (cooling, brake, transmission, differential), the number of cold starts (for any given mileage, fewer is better), city vs highway driving (somewhat redundant to the cold starts issue), other maintenance (shocks/struts/bushings, etc), and your tolerance for normal cosmetic wear & tear and squeaks and rattles. I have a 2005 BMW 530i with almost twice that mileage. It’s virtually worthless as a trade in, but it’s rock solid, and it runs and handles handles great - ,everything, works, and almost zero squeaks and rattles. Other than normal maintenance, I’ve had a transmission overhaul ($1.2K at 120K mi), new shocks/struts ($0.9K at 140K mi), new suspension bushings ($0.8K, also at 140K mi.), and new front and rear window rubber seals ($0.7K at 165K mi), and those prices were all at the at the local BMW dealer (Classic BMW of Plano, Tx) that has a $120/hr shop rate for labor. I use JiffyLube to change the oil every 5–7 K miles, and it does not burn but about 1/2 a quart between oil changes. I use Chevron (with Techron) for fuel (burns clean). It’s spent half it’s life outdoors, both day and night, but the paint is holding up just fine (I keep it waxed). I did buy new front headlights to address the dulling/yellowing. And I have a detail guy touch up rock chips and minor dings about once every 2 years. Looks like new to the untrianed eye. Here’s a picture, from about 2 months ago. Perfectly respectable family car. It may out-live me, but I also have two 20-year-old BMW garage queen sports cars, that are quite well preserved. They absolutely will out live me. Maybe someone will teach my grandkids to drive a stick, in case there is any dead dinosaur residue yet to burn.
I own a 1959 RR Silver Cloud II ,Home I guess the brutal truth is RR have always been a luxury chauffeured car. Until the 60s they were never designed for the owner driver. If you had to ask what they cost then you couldn’t afford it. RR are charming and everything is pretty much hand made. Designed for the owner passenger. No seat belts or airbags. Any maintenance tends to be expensive. Mechanics complain it’s over engineered but it never fails to turns heads. Reactions from children is always surprising. They know it’s special. It always starts. I've had a few things replaced because they just wore out after 50 years but the car tends to stay in good repair. I need to attend to the paint work and get the carburettor overhauled by ProCarb in Launceston, Tasmania. This guy is a living legend! I guess the most amazing thing I've heard is that I can get another piece of book matched timber panelling from RR if I call up and give them my Vin number SRA21. They go to the package of wood that was used to make my car and carve out another piece of veneer. I've heard of another story of 17yo Allan. He saw the Queen in her Rolls Royce in Sydney in the early 50s and was stunned by the amazing deep dark red colour of the cars. The colour is called Royal Claret and is for the sole use of the Queen. In that light bulb moment he promised himself he’d buy a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and paint it that colour. Prior to that he’d seen the regal Rolls on black and white tv and always thought they were black. 20 years later he bought his long wheel base roller. It has a solid piece of glass housed in the front seat that goes up between the chauffeur and the backseat passengers. The RR Silver Cloud is designed to be chauffeur driven and has the dials in the middle not on the drivers side. He spoke to the Rolls specialists in Sydney who said it was not possible to paint his car Royal Claret. After a bit of convincing the RR specialist garage put in a call to RR in England who were able send out a quart of Royal Claret. The spray painters used two sheets of aluminium painting one with Royal Claret and the other with their guess and eventually were able to match it exactly. Apparently the garage had made up some story about the vice regal roller needing some touch up paint. Allan now has an award winning concourse roller. Oddly enough only white wine gets served in the back seat not Claret. The Silver Cloud III was the end of the classic era. Later models don’t quite have that charm or the curves. They were for the owner driver. Within the Rolls Royce Owners Group there is division between the pre and post war cars. The Wraiths and the Phantoms are just amazing cars and way out of my price range. As a child I remember my mother occasionally saying to me “Oh there goes a Rolls Royce!”. It was a big deal in Tasmania. So when I saw mine a RH drive version with white wall tyres advertised in a car magazine in Palm Springs, CA I bought it and shipped back to Australia.