Have you wanted to own an SUV for a long time? Are you looking solely at used compact SUVs for now? Do you not want to exceed 8 lakhs with your budget? Are you car hunting specifically in Ahmedabad? If yes, then leave it to us to cater to all your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even your precise demands can land you in heaps of confusion with the information provided on leading car websites. Moreover, such websites have listings of cars that have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you arrive at choosing the perfect car then?
Used car websites are usually of little use, even with a whole host of filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be digging a data mine? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution 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 the 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 June 29, 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.
Maruti and Ford provide the options in this segment, though the latter dominates, which means:
• Ford strikes the right notes with its range of power-packed SUVs.
• Maruti may have the best car on this list, but Ford provides a variety of alternatives, all of which are cheaper.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi Plus
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 4,401 / List Price: Rs. 750,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 10,06,000
Why buy: This first owner SUV runs on diesel and comes in a milky white colour, complete with an imperious appearance. If you are willing to stretch close to your budget cap, then this is a no-brainer for you, for this car has hardly been driven, and is virtually now. Equipped with the latest technology and capable of consistent performance, this is one of the best deals you can hope to get in this SUV segment.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCI
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 55,000 / List Price: Rs. 580,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 960,000
Why buy: Also fueled by diesel, this vehicle is currently placed with its second owner and comes in a mellow grey colour. Spectacular looks wedded to economic performance, capped with an affordable price, making this a worthy occupant of second spot on this list.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Titanium
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 54,000 / List Price: Rs. 625,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 960,000
Why buy: This is one of those cars that can grab your attention at the first glance. Sporting a dazzling silver colour and powered by diesel, this currently belongs to its first owner and achieves a good balance between price and utility. Not quite as economic a choice as the one above it, it is still a formidable vehicle that should provide impeccable service for a handful of years.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L Ti-VCT AT
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 22,000 / List Price: Rs. 725,200 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 956,000
Why buy: This petrol first owner vehicle is available with automatic transmission, making it instantly appealing. With its immaculate white colour and sober looks, this car may be on the higher side in terms of price, but it is an investment you will not regret as its figures on the odometer suggest that it is just getting going.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L TDCi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 44,000 / List Price: Rs. 675,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 960,000
Why buy: Another first owner car, this runs on diesel and comes in a bright orange colour that provides a novel appeal to its appearance. While it does not have any outstanding aspect to its profile, its middle of the range attributes could seal the deal for buyers not willing to spend over a certain amount on some of the high-end cars on this list.
Ahmedabad does not have the same sprawling range of SUV options as some of India’s metropolitan cities, a fact that hardly comes to surface when surfing through this impressive collection. It is true that Ford takes the lion’s share of your attention on this compilation, and deservedly so, but if you are willing to stretch a bit more for the best, Maruti’s Vitara is the way to go.