So you definitely are looking forward to buying a car? If you are, then this post from our research will help you buy the best used car in India.
The difference in price between a used car and a brand new car is pretty huge though. In fact the moment a new car leaves the showroom, its price decreases by 20 percent. But that is not the only reason why used cars are a better bet. The state and condition of a used car is not too far behind that of a new one, which makes it almost as good. But, second hand car longevity depends a lot on the car brand.
It is true that different brands offer different qualities of re-usability. For some cars, efficiency does not decrease with either increase in mileage or years of use. But for other cars it is not the same. Both fuel efficiency and comfort quotient takes a beating as the car ages. Maruti, Hyundai and Honda cars generally have very low resale values, without compromising on the quality.
Here, we will discuss about few of the best used cars that you may find worth buying:
Maruti Alto: This car took a heavy toll on the sales of Maruti 800. In fact Maruti 800 is now being phased out as a result; such has been the dominancy of Maruti Alto.
Although it’s had great sales success off the showroom floors, Maruti Alto has very low resale value. There is very little drop in mileage and the fuel efficiency is as good as the brand new car (which is pretty good!).
The specifications of a Maruti Alto are given below:
|Engine type:||FC engine, 4 Valves per cylinder.|
|Number of cylinders:||3|
|Max Torque (Nm/rpm):||62/3000|
|Seating capacity:||4-5 persons|
|Price in India:||2,94600 INR (highest model)|
Maruti Wagon R:
Maruti Wagon R is being increasingly sold by retailers on second hand. Touted as the family car, Wagon R scores on parameters such as seat comfort, driving quotient, high ground clearance and overall sturdy structure.
The only flip side of this car is its rather odd-looking shape. This is the reason why the resale value of Wagon R is not too high. But hey, if looks are not a parameter of judgment for you, you should definitely buy a second hand Wagon R. The specifications are given below:
|Engine type:||All aluminum light weight KB10.|
|Number of cylinders:||3|
|Number of valves each cylinder:||4|
|Seating capacity:||5 persons|
|Price in India:||4,14993 (highest model)|
The biggest incentive of buying a Honda City is its looks. This car offers the lowest resale value among all sedans. The durability of a Honda City is pretty long and unless there has been some damage inflicted on the car, it can be in good working conditions for more than 10 years.
So, if you are planning to buy a five year old Honda City, rest assured you will get the same in good driving condition. The car specifications are as follows:
|Engine:||1.5 (SOHC) 4 cylinder, 16 valve.|
|Number of cylinders:||4|
|Max Torque (Nm/rpm):||146/4800|
Other cars such as Hyundai Santro also offer very affordable prices if bought second hand. However, the prices of these cars depend on a lot of factors including years in use, total distance travelled, etc.
If you are buying from an authentic dealer, the prices of any of these cars (if they have been used for say 5 years) should not exceed 40 percent of their original prices. So, if you are looking for a good used car, at an affordable price, the above cars should be at the top of your priority list!