Do you want to purchase a used compact SUV but have a tight budget? Are you looking solely at cars below 6 lakh and have mileage wishes to meet? Are your demands specific to Mumbai? If yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with a curated list for your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be bombarded with a whole series of options on leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been precisely sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you arrive at choosing the right car then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be handling so much of data? Fortunately, we get rid of all such hassles for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE. By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you identify the best deals. The Cartoq Data Science team has built a Machine Learning model that estimates the TRUE PRICE of a used car, after accounting for all sorts of variables – brand, model, age, mileage, and car type.
With all factors accounted for, the model predicts the TRUE PRICE, which then becomes the basis of comparison across cars. The best deals are those where listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE. So, we scan through the car listings across major used car sites, compute their TRUE PRICE, and present the best deals for you. The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on August 8, 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.
Ford is the king of the road in this segment, which means:
• All five Ford cars strike the right balance between price and utility.
• The Ford EcoSport Titanium is once more the most consistent variant in the SUV section.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol Trend
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 52,000 / List Price: Rs. 545,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 802,000
Why buy: Running on petrol, this first owner SUV comes in an elegant brown colour and is protected with comprehensive insurance. At just three years old, it has a long way to go even though it has already covered a considerable distance on the odometer. Combining power and style, this is a fantastic way to get the ball rolling in this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 2013
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 43,000 / List Price: Rs. 495,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 790,000
Why buy: Sporting a smart grey look, this compact SUV also runs on petrol and is currently placed with its first owner. Despite being six years old, it is yet to touch the wrong side of 50,000 kilometers on the odometer. Efficient and economic, this car has the potential to give the list’s topper a real run for its money.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Titanium
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 47,000 / List Price: Rs. 545,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 827,000
Why buy: Available in a breathtaking diamond white colour, this SUV is certainly a showstopper when it comes to appearance. Complementing its killer looks, this first owner petrol powered car also has a healthy mileage and a competitive price, both of which serve to enhance its desirability.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Opt 2013
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 50,000 / List Price: Rs. 543,900 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 829,000
Why buy: Another petrol first owner car that comes in white, this SUV also packs in a lot of power with a consistent track record of on road performance. The only issue is that with six years of age and a substantial mileage, buyers may prioritize fresher cars over this one.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Opt 2013
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 34,000 / List Price: Rs. 563,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 829,000
Why buy: There is always something imperious about a black SUV and this one is no different. Also fueled by petrol and belonging to its first owner, this car has a relatively steep price, but considering its mileage, is a good investment for the foreseeable future.
It can be difficult to separate similar cars and pick the best one, as is the case on this compilation. In such a scenario, you need to focus on which parameter is key for you and whether you are willing to prioritize that factor in a tradeoff with the other parameters. This, along with aesthetic preference, should be enough to seal the right deal for you.