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    Assalam o Alekum,
    I am looking for a car and my budget is 3 lakh . I had a few ideas in mind , Mehran , Sentro 2001 , Charade 88 , Khyber , Kia Classic . I will use this car in Karachi .

    I want a powerful engine so that I can use AC in that car so Mehran is out . Mechanic was saying that no parts available for KIA now so that is also out .

    He was saying that you can go for Sentro but it has EFI engine so if the computer card goes bad then you need to invest a lot to buy a new one which means it has more maintenance cost apart from that its a very nice car . I read on internet that rear seats are un-comfortable due to design .

    He was very much in support of Charade saying that its a carburator based engine and there is not much work required so you can easily get it solved anywhere . Even if the car goes into water then just change plugs , he said you can get charade 86 in very good condition for max. 2.5 lakh . I thought 88 looks better

    Didnt discuss anything about Khyber . My thinking is that although charade is a very nice car with powerful engine people think of it as very very old thing . He said there is no problem with parts of charade and its avaliable everywhere , i was thinking if i am investing 3 lakh on something cant i buy a newer car like sentro which will have much better look but he said that there is no resale and you cant sell it easily .

    Please advise what i can do in this range .


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    you can expect a new problem everyday from a car older than 2000. and don't expect AC to work in a old car. as you will fix one problem new one will born. better go for a mehran 2000-2003 and then install new AC in it.
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    Assalam o Alekum,
    I am looking for a car and my budget is 3 lakh . I had a few ideas in mind , Mehran , Sentro 2001 , Charade 88 , Khyber , Kia Classic . I will use this car in Karachi .

    I want a powerful engine so that I can use AC in that car so Mehran is out . Mechanic was saying that no parts available for KIA now so that is also out .

    He was saying that you can go for Sentro but it has EFI engine so if the computer card goes bad then you need to invest a lot to buy a new one which means it has more maintenance cost apart from that its a very nice car . I read on internet that rear seats are un-comfortable due to design .

    He was very much in support of Charade saying that its a carburator based engine and there is not much work required so you can easily get it solved anywhere . Even if the car goes into water then just change plugs , he said you can get charade 86 in very good condition for max. 2.5 lakh . I thought 88 looks better

    Didnt discuss anything about Khyber . My thinking is that although charade is a very nice car with powerful engine people think of it as very very old thing . He said there is no problem with parts of charade and its avaliable everywhere , i was thinking if i am investing 3 lakh on something cant i buy a newer car like sentro which will have much better look but he said that there is no resale and you cant sell it easily .

    Please advise what i can do in this range .

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    santro is a good option too. but get the car you are going to buy checked from a mechanic. ecu problems are there but they are rare. although resale is a problem.

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    Many thanks for the replies
    someone sold sentro 2001 model for 2.65 lakh in our city . I asked him and he said better go with mehran cause problem with resale .

    He was initially asking for 3 lakh . Wanted to ask if older cars in good conditions which are repaired ( engine overhaul , paint etc ) are good ? They might look good from outside but then give problem again and again on daily basis with internal issues

    cause I think in 3 lakh I can get a good Charade 88 and I can also get Sentro 2001 .

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    Charade 86-88 reconditioned 90 onwards

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