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The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on July 4, 2019; so, by the time you read this article, there is a good chance that the specific car may no longer be available. However, this list still provides plenty of useful pointers even if certain specific cars have already been sold out.
Three cars from Honda and two more from two different manufacturers make this a mixed bag, which means:
• There is enough variety in terms of objective attributes as well as aesthetic appeal.
• The Honda Amaze is the most consistent car in this compilation, striking a good balance between price and utility.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Dzire LDi
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 35,000 / List Price: Rs. 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 667,000
Why buy: There is a lot of things going right for this car, which explains its numero uno status here. Currently placed with its first owner and running on diesel, this comes in a spellbinding shade of white, lending an immaculate look to the vehicle. Complete with insurance, and virtually semi-new in terms of age, this is the total package for your needs in this segment.
Recommendation #2: Honda Amaze 1.5 E i-DTEC Opt
Year: 2018 / Mileage: 28,000 / List Price: Rs. 350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 687,000
Why buy: Going toe to toe with the first car on this list is this gem of a vehicle from Maruti, which is just a year old. This explains its inflated price, but the reliable performance, spacious interiors, comprehensive insurance, and proven efficiency of this first owner diesel sedan is worthy of your consideration, and eventually, could be the one landing up in your garage.
Recommendation #3: Toyota Etios VX
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 399,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 778,000
Why buy: Another white first owner car, this one is powered by petrol and adds more oomph and formidability to this category. Maximum comfort and plenty of on-road power are the big plus points for this car, although its relatively higher mileage and price could be deal breakers.
Recommendation #4: Honda Amaze 1.2 S i-VTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 39,000 / List Price: Rs. 290,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 595,000
Why buy: Available in a mellow shade of grey, this first owner car runs on petrol, and is a decent fall back option in the bottom half of this list. Its significantly low price is a big drawing point, and makes up for its age, as the car seems poised to offer at least two to three more years of excellent service.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze SX i-VTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 40,000 / List Price: Rs. 350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 657,000
Why buy: Rounding off this list is this first owner sedan, also fueled by petrol, which is an eye catcher with its bright red colour. Neither its price nor its mileage is a stand out, but it still remains a compact car, the more so for beginners given its impressive road behavior and traction.
The first two cars in this collection are in a league of their own, and should, in all fairness, grab the lion’s share of your attention. However, should they fail to impress you, then cars three, four and five are also smart options, given their fantastic condition and a wide range of facilities that should fulfill most of your demands.