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    How a showered car affects its market value? I mean if a car is in perfect condition, no accidents major or minor but being showered because of scratches should one go for it bearing resale in mind?


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    Well, if you're fond of switching cars every 2 months, you'll have a hard time selling it.

    The reasons :-

    1- Our car market is controlled by the dealers. And you'll be dealing with one of them if you plan to sell your ride swiftly.

    2- We are a bunch of cheaters - we wouldn't tell why a car was showered. Even if it rolled over a number of times, we'll be better off saying ''I got it showered to remove minor scratches''.

    Plus cars last for so long in Pakistan, that a 1995 corolla goes from hand to hand through a number of owners by 2010. So no one can be sure what the car has been through with the previous owner.

    And you try to play safe by buying a ''total genuine'' car to be sure that it hasn't gone major roll overs. You play safe, because even a 15 years old Corolla costs a Million Rupees...which is a fortune in a country, where a liver can be bought for 1.5 lakh rupees.

    3- Quality of work - very often, you don't find the quality of work by local painter/denters at par with the company's job, as not every local painter owns the machinery or technology, not even a dust free paint cabin.
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    no body would go for a shoqiya showering off a car. "pesse lagte hain bhae". so probably its full of scrates i.e minor denting. or accidents. that surly states its been used roughly.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    ^ thats right...

    if a car is completely showered then you should be a bit alarmed...if only rear or front bumpers are repainted then its not a big deal...

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    i wont mind owning a showered car but more important is that the car has to be mechanically fit!
    don't love the car you own.., own the car you love!
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    As long as the car is not involved in a front on crash or badly rusted i will also not mind fully showered car.
    Speed costs money, how fast can you afford to go.

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    i second usman...in lahore..its impossible to keep ur car total genuine...if u dont hit smone..one wuld come and hit u.....car's engine shuld be in awesome condition..baki sab chalta hai
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    Quote Originally Posted by UsmanAnsari View Post
    i wont mind owning a showered car but more important is that the car has to be mechanically fit!
    +1, but some how im extremly posessive about the genuine paints watery, wet shine after polishing it.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    if u can spend, you can get the same look in a repainted/ showered car.. depends on where u get the car showered and the quality of paint used
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    The term is repaint. Why are you calling it showered? Shower means to wash. What an absolutely stupid term invented by dealers. Please stop using it because you're making a fool of your self sounding like these uneducated 'dealers'. Yes I shower my car daily.

    Secondly there's nothing wrong with a REPAINTED car. As long as the car is mechanically sound and hasn't been through a major accident where it had to be put back together after being carried in bags to the body shop.
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    guys how exactly can u detect that the car has been repainted or not????
    And can a really gud paint job hide an accident?????

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    I own a fully showered car from outside and i knew that while i was buying it. Didn't troubled me as it is 15 yrs old model
    You just need to assure that it is not major accidented.

    Outside Shower Non-accidented for a 10 or 15 year old car doesn't matter much, however it does matter for new models that are less than 5 to 8 yrs old

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    let me rephrase then....
    if ur buying a ten year old car what can u do to make sure tht de car hasn't had a major accident????

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    especially if buying from a dealer

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    @ bango
    agree wid u

    What the thing is if you are going for a repainted car 2 two things to be kept in mind

    Roof should be genuine
    No major accidents

    Then if car is nicely redone and exceptionally clean then u can go for that car
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    Resale does matters in repainted car but if roof is genuine and no major accidents then u can have better resale value as compared to wholly painted car
    B DIFFERENT 4RM OTHERZ

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    its an irony that shiny repainted/ showered cars are worth less than the old rusty multi shaded 'originals'
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    @cylestyne
    Don't agree with you. There is a major difference between repainting a car and showering. Repainting means scratching the old paint altogether and applying the fresh paint, it costs you , showering is just spraying the same paint to give it a fresher look, ie, in repaint you can change car color if you wish but not in showering. Am I right?

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    @leo,

    Showering is not a term used in automotive paint practices. Please find a description of the practice you're mentioning anywhere online; or reference to it as a "good thing" done frequently and I'll eat my hat.

    Secondly-- what you're saying would result in a crap paint job which would wear off in a month. Giving it a fresh look? Please thats' a joke; it would look horrid. Any professional painter who knows what he is doing will sand down the paint first. Heck even a monkey pretending to be a painter would do the same.

    "Showering" it like you've mentioned would not allow the paint to bond well to the surface because of the clear coating. Please go research this and automotive paint properly. The paint would FLAKE off very soon.

    What you're saying could probably be practiced here; as its Pakistan but I'm sure they mean shower in the sense of a repaint.
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    ^+1
    on googling i dint find anything like 'shower' related to automobile repainting terminologies, all i found was this..


    Showered Cars -57081
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