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    Default Meter tampering

    It has become a common practise nowadays for car sellers(not amongst pakwheelers I am sure) to rewind the meters to fetch a good price for their car. It is highly unethical and cheating to a great extent.

    I had a personal experience in this regard which I want to share.

    I was looking for a clean and low milaged Honda City Model 2005-6. I searched various showrooms in the vicinity of Khalid Bin Waleed road. I come across a car which was of my taste, though the price was a bit high, but I made the deal and paid him the token after scrutunizing the original file.

    Final payment to be made next day after mechanic's approval. Mechanic rejected the car after thorough inspection saying the meter is tampered as it was showing only 30000 km. I asked how can you be so sure of that the meter is rewinded. He says he determined by looking at 3 things. The pedals, original seat covers and steering wheel. When I confronted with the showroom owner he conceded that meter is tampered but not by him by the owner, however he returned my token.

    I advised all friends to take special care before buying a used car, by accompanying trusted mechanic to the showroom or to the private sellers.


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    Yups that's very common these days, actually its very easy for person who has a little bit knowledge of I.C flashers and flashing tools. My Electrician can do that with ease and he is totally unparh! hahahahaha
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    I'm afraid the meter reading is mostly just numbers.

    A car can be screwed within a couple of thousand kilometers. Similarly there are gems of a car with over 100,000 kilometers on the clock.

    As a general rule in Pakistan, anything around 80k is tampered and lowered to around 35k. Anything between 110k - 150k is lowered to around 90k.

    Any car with over 150k on the clock would either be a very honest seller, or just knows that his car speaks for itself (in good or bad way).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bango View Post
    I'm afraid the meter reading is mostly just numbers.

    A car can be screwed within a couple of thousand kilometers. Similarly there are gems of a car with over 100,000 kilometers on the clock.

    As a general rule in Pakistan, anything around 80k is tampered and lowered to around 35k. Anything between 110k - 150k is lowered to around 90k.

    Any car with over 150k on the clock would either be a very honest seller, or just knows that his car speaks for itself (in good or bad way).
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    whatever they do, how so ever they cheat .......ALLAH SWT is looking
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    Reversing the ODO meter is a pure cheating and should be avoided but in Pak this trend is increasing day by day.
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    the fauji drivers do this when they have an inspection. they have an estimate mileage according to their routes and if there is any significant difference an inquiry is called so they use the easy way out.
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    1 )any car driven less then 15,000 - 20,000 kms per year must have strong logical reason behind it

    u r talking about 2006 model car? people buying 96 model honda's expect mileage to me less then 100,000km's..........sellers reverse it down to 95,000 or 90,000 and people happily buy it believing what they see

    i sold my 98 honda without tempering the mileage, 195,000km's. told people the 2 or 3 touching area's. i found no buyer
    a car dealer bought my car, reversed mileage,got the car compound polish professionaly, sold it for 50k profit

    problem is with out society. people who lie and cheat make money here only
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    Quote Originally Posted by margallar View Post
    the fauji drivers do this when they have an inspection. they have an estimate mileage according to their routes and if there is any significant difference an inquiry is called so they use the easy way out.
    Any authentic source to augment ur claim?
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    Honesty is he best policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margallar View Post
    the fauji drivers do this when they have an inspection. they have an estimate mileage according to their routes and if there is any significant difference an inquiry is called so they use the easy way out.

    can i have your cell number?
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    LOLZ bhailog, in Pakistan people only understand the language of cheaters, for example my car, i recieve almost 03 calls regarding my accord cf3 and most of the people said mileage: 135,000km is too high, we have seen another accord 2001 mileage was around 54,000km and i was like, "BHAINS KE AGAY BHEEN BAJANA BEKAAR HAIN" kher one of the dealer also gave me an idea for reversing meter upto 85,000km and he told me he will charge 1,500 for that i simply refuse it.
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    I had a similar experience ....
    I went to the G-8 markaz in Islamabad, which is the biggest market of imported and 2nd hand cars in Islamabad.

    It was sunday, so the market was closed, I went to a car where there were 2 pathans sitting nearby. The dashboard was wild-open, I think it was Corolla X. I asked them what they were doing, they said
    "Meter peechay kar rahay rahay hain "

    It was stunning for me

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    Smile Assalamualaikum

    If its spread that:
    "Less kms means less engine stability and less longetivity"

    then "sab meter b****anay lagaein g**"

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    I also want to get the meter reversed but i won't temper it. I would rather replace it with a new meter. is it right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by race_addicted View Post
    I also want to get the meter reversed but i won't temper it. I would rather replace it with a new meter. is it right??

    lol... no brother, they are both almost the same things, its like people cut of their meter's wire on bike change "tanki/tapay" drive for a year, and then sell it with original goodies and meter set by saying, 0-meter bike

    Alas, meter tempering practice is so common that its in almost all the cars i guess, and a layman would never guess it ..

    i once checked a Liana which's interior was sort of worn out and dirty with scratches as well on the dash inside and door handles almost worn out...and when i switched the ignition on.....the odo said.....35000 km only ....and i was shocked and said to the dealer..yar ye 35 hai ya 135

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    it is so common now that when u really have low mileage car ppl wont believe u, i recently sold my 05 city it was only 26k km driven, i got maintainance record as a proof, but still ppl who came for inspection say meter to piche hojata hai use chorein
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    100% Objectionable Act !
    Please do not consider the meter reading anymore... Just see the interior n Exterior condition, year make as Registration is also fake, Verify urself and from a reliable Mechanic.... !
    CHANDD PAISON KI KHATIR EMAAN BECHNA.... Completely Non-Sense !
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