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Carnity Forum Guideline

 

How to use Carnity - Car Enthusiast's Community? (Do's)

Need help: Your car is broken? You suspect something is not right? You doubt if that suggested repair is rightfully needed? Or just need an opinion on your next car buy?

  • ASK: Actively Seeking Knowledge, after all everything starts from asking.
  • Keep it simple, easy and to the point. 
  • Feel free to ask anything related to Cars in Carnity.com, nothing is stupid or OMG here.
  • Be descriptive and specific about your car concern or topic to eliminate any guess work.
  • Post in right car brand and model to be more effective and relevant for people to help you.
  • Start with basic details about your car first by sharing its health, km's, age, symptoms, etc.
  • Share your problem with as much as details as you can: Images, Videos, sound clips etc.
  • Post your new topic and wait for others to start helping you.
  • To increase your chance of being helped, share your topic on social media or with your friends and family.
  • Once people start advising you, take what is necessary and leave what is not.
  • Feel free to discuss and counter question, as you will learn more information by this reactive behavior.
  • Remember it's a free help in today's busy world, so don't force other to reply "now" or "make it fast". Keep it simple and take it easy.
  • Thread-jacking is most irritating in communities, so don't post your problem in someone's else problem. Be nice and make a new topic.
  • Raise your tolerance considering you are dealing with a multi-cultural platform.
  • Once you are satisfied with the help, please thank the members, like their post and mark as solved or hit the best answer.

Like to help: Are you a real community contributor? Really want to help people in trouble? Want to share your knowledge and experiences?

  • Gauge the poster's knowledge first before talking technical jargon's.
  • Help with whatever you can, sometimes half help is better than no help.
  • Suggest possible alternate to give them a reasonable choice within the permitted time frame.
  • Don't take it personally, if someone doesn't like your advice or idea be open-minded and move on.
  • Don't assume, if a problem is not clear. Better discuss and get the facts straight before you offer a solution.
  • Feel free to quote other post's and website's reference links than copy pasting the whole content.
  • Provide solutions with pictures, video or diagrams to be relevant and more specific (if you can).
  • Share your experiences of good or bad workshops, spare part dealers, Do it yourself projects.
  • Share your custom projects with timeline, pictures, costing, before & after comparison.
  • Write a review about your own car, it's awesomeness or its performance.
  • Real knowledge is never wasted, so share as much experiences and knowledge as you can.

 

How to NOT to use Carnity - Car Enthusiast's Community? (Don't)

You must not use the Forum or any part of Carnity for any content that:

  • breaks any local, national or international law or which incites or encourages others to break any law;
  • is racist, sexist or homophobic or otherwise discriminatory;
  • is pornographic, obscene, profane, vulgar, or contains swearing (including words which use * or any other symbols instead of a letter to make the profanity less obvious);
  • is defamatory of any person, business, entity, government, country or any organization;
  • is persistently abusive, threatening, repeatedly a cause of nuisance or annoyance or otherwise illegal towards other Forum users.
  • is otherwise offensive in our reasonable opinion;
  • infringes the rights (including but not limited to the intellectual property rights) of any person or for any legal entity;
  • relates to the conduct of a business;
  • includes advertising, promoting other clubs/groups/websites or is soliciting business, including back links or spamming;
  • Impersonates, or attempts to impersonate another person, whether or not that person is a user of this forum.
  • infringes the privacy of an individual or company, including (but not limited to) posting location and/or contact details of another person without their consent;

 

 



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    • As a classic BMW lover myself i fully agree with Gaurav. I wanted to buy a 540i Japanese import first but realized that it would take me many trips to the Sharjah workshops myself to keep things economical for this type of cars. Where i come from in Europe we have more spareparts and knowledge available to keep these cars on the road and also the climate is less demanding. If you're not doing too many miles on a daily basis it might be worth taking the risk, but be fully aware that it might cost you another +15kAED the first year to get the car in the condition you want and to repair the critical things.

      I went for a 2013 316i because the resale value is indeed very low, and it was well looked after. 

      A decent Japanese brand with more spare-parts availability will give you more ease of mind. Did you consider an Infiniti G37 ? It's japanese, and it's fast. Not sure about the reliability though but my colleague drives infiniti and is really happy with it.

      Good luck.
    • Avoid German cars in that 15-25k budget like a plague, as they have a low resale value for a reason. In German cars, max safe age to buy is less than 5 years. After 5 years till 10 years is 50% chance of getting troubles and if you do, they aren't cheap AT ALL. Anything above 10 years, don't buy unless you have same model donor car handy, as parts will cost you a fortune to maintain. Germans and American cars after 10 years are very risky to own and that's why they loose value overtime too fast as opposed to the Japanese car, that comes with 15-20 years of usable life with reasonable expense.
    • thanx @barry & @shadow79 , preferably 5 doors; reliability over the style; fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost.
    • As rahim bhai said, excellent planning by @Asif Hussain, absolutely wonderful terrain and the tranquility while watching the stars at night have recharged the batteries for the work week.    Looking forward to the next drive.
    • Hi! I'm planning to buy my first car in Dubai and am very attracted to the older German cars available in the 15k to 25k range...Audis and BMWs. My only concern is that I don't want to be stuck with a car that will cost me too much in terms of periodic maintenance and spare parts. I know that Japanese/Korean cars are much more economical, but I'm looking for a win-win situation. Any advice on what i should go for?
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