Top 5 Used Cars between 3 to 5 Lakhs in India 2017-18
In India, the used car market is as big as the new car market, and it’s just getting bigger day by day. In addition to the brokers, we now also have an increasing number of online portals dealing with purchase and sale of used cars or acting as a medium to it. Purchasing a new car for a family belonging to the middle class becomes an expensive affair as they curtail many other expenses as well, like paying the EMI along with the high interest rates and the maintenance expenses.
In a way, buying a used car relieves you off a certain level of the burden as there are no high rates of EMI and the cost is significantly lower. Hence, getting on with the maintenance of the car every month or every second month is quite bearable.
But then again, buying such second hand cars call for a detailed review and quality check done before the final purchase is done. Of course, after purchasing a second hand car, you wouldn’t want your car to crash down in the first month itself with no warranty to work with. So it’s always recommended to get the entire purchase of buying a used car done under the supervision of someone with sound technical knowledge or go through a portal that gives you quality assurance, guaranteed.
Presently, there are many online portals that provide assistance to the buyers as well as the sellers in this transaction. According to these portals, there are a few used cars that are trending and would offer the best value even if they are old. Here is a list of such cars, the ones you surely cannot miss if you are looking to buy a used car between Rs 3 to 5 lakh in India.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Be it new or old, Maruti Suzuki is one of the leading car makers in the domestic market in the passenger car segment. Similarly, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is undoubtedly one of the few cars to have sold the most in the history of Indian automobiles. Almost legendary, you can say.
Buying a new Dzire subcompact sedan will cost you Rs. 5.6 lakhs for the base variant. Add the taxes, insurance and the registration expenses to it, you will have almost another lakh added to the amount. On the other hand, you will get a used Maruti Suzuki Dzire at around Rs. 3.5 to Rs. 4.5, depending on the model year. Added to it, you can even save on the money that you would have to otherwise invest on getting the registration done.
Purchasing a used Maruti Suzuki car will bring along a lot of convenience to it, like the availability of spare parts. The resale value of the car is good too, which means, you can have some banks to finance the purchase.
This subcompact car is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel engine making 82 bhp and 74 bhp of power respectively.
Honda City is definitely a name you can trust. Right since its inception, this has been one of the best sedans on the block. Hence, purchasing a City would be one of the wisest thing to do, especially considering that Honda cars are known majorly for its quality and not much as a volume churner. However, the Honda City has been one of the best-selling C-segment sedan in India for almost a decade.
If you think that Honda’s genuine spare parts are expensive and the maintenance cost is higher, let me tell you one thing. Honda cars last long, really long. Hence, the higher price you pay for the products and services will last double of the durability of other brands. Currently retailed at a starting price of Rs. 8.5 lakhs, you can avail this car for around Rs. 4.5 to Rs. 5 lakhs on any trusted portals like CarDekho and AutoPortal.
The Hyundai i20 has been a very valuable car in the hatchback segment and has been an able companion to the Hyundai i10. As for the brand itself, Hyundai is one of the most trusted foreign automakers operating in India. Hence, the quality is top notch and the services are great.
But if you are looking to buy a used Hyundai i20, it would always be recommended to get through the process from a trusted partner who inspects the quality of cars before selling them. Moreover, it would be great if you could get a hand over the Elite i20 and not the i20.
You will get a decent buy for the car on many websites that sell used cars. The maximum amount you would have to pay is something around Rs. 4-4.5 lakhs for a good variant.
Volkswagen Vento is not a household name like the Honda City, but it does assure quality. The Vento sedan is one of the premium sedans in India in the passenger segment. Moreover, Volkswagen is one of the biggest automakers in the world who deals with passenger as well as elite luxury cars with equal ease. Hence, you can count on it.
Volkswagen Vento is a little pricey and the base variant is priced at Rs. 8.2 lakhs. Hence, buying a used Vento would incur something around Rs. 5 lakhs. But you can be assured that you are investing on something worth the money.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
First introduced in 2015, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the best hatchbacks from the present breed. You will love the absolutely stunning design and the features inside it. The hatchback is a relatively newer model on the block, and so, you won’t find many deals on the web or in physical stores that sell used cars. But if you get one, you can be assured that it has the Maruti Suzuki’s trust and the quality-assured service.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is currently retailed at Rs. 5.3 lakhs for the base version and extends up to Rs. 9 lakhs. Hence, you will be able to get a good deal for the mid-spec Baleno within Rs. 5 lakhs.
Buying a used car is no less than a trend nowaday more than a necessity. For some, the lack of a strong source of income causes them to go the used car way. However, many others (enthusiasts mostly) who have the craze for driving all the cars on the block, prefer buying old cars as they don’t want to invest huge amount for something off sooner than later anyway.
But then, buying a used car is more of a challenge than buying a new one as you need to get the get the quality of the car checked before making the purchase. This is best done when you go through the process with a trusted online used car resource or when you have an expert by your side.