Delhi-NCR over the years has become a sprawling and highly urbanized zone. Commute distances have jumped. People want to travel in their own car as preference for personal mobility solutions is clear. If you are clocking over 1,000 km a month, a diesel car is ideal to keep your fuel bill low. The used car market throws up interesting options if you keep your budget at Rs. 4 lakh max and car usage is capped at 50,000 km.
For somebody interested in buying a good used diesel car, they are spoilt for choice in Delhi-NCR. A good way to begin is by building a shortlist depending on car type, usage and preference for a particular model. This is where we come in. Cartoq TRUE PRICE – a data-powered state-of-the-art tool that assesses the ‘Right Price’ for each car in the used car market after factoring multiples variables – will tell you how attractive the asking/list price is. Remember, the best deals are those where the listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE.
We ran this exercise of Delhi-NCR deals based on analysis of available inventory on June 4, 2019. Some of these specific deals might not be available by the time you finish reading this. Still, here are key takeways.
* Your search could get you a sparingly used card from Ford, Maruti, Hyundai, or Honda.
* An asking price of less than Rs 4 lakh for a good diesel car in Delhi-NCR will mean a 4-6 year old vehicle
Let’s now look at the Five Best Deals that Cartoq TRUE PRICE identified in Delhi-NCR for used diesel cars under Rs. 4 lakh.
Recommendation #1: Ford Figo Ambiente 1.5 TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 35,690 km / List Price: Rs. 225,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 613,000
WHY BUY: This deep-value diesel hatchback comes way below your Rs 4 lakh max budget. At Rs 2.25 lakh, the car is available at a hefty 63% discount to its ex-showroom price. It comes with the tried and tested 1.5-litre diesel engine that has been retained even in the 2019 Ford Figo facelift.
Recommendation #2: Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz (O) U2 1.2 CRDi
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 48,000 km / List Price: Rs. 289,100 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 719,000
WHY BUY: This car straightaway saves Rs 1.1 lakh from your budget. It also comes under your 50,000 km usage requirement. Plus, it is coming at 60% off the rack price. The mileage of Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz should make it a cost-effective companion for regular travel.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.5 SMT i-DTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 48,578 km / List Price: Rs. 342,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 706,000
WHY BUY: This compact sedan from Honda is the most fuel efficient car in its class. Since it is a Honda, you can be assured of build quality. With less than 49,000 km on odo, you can count on the Amaze to deliver hassle-free ownership for years. And, it’s available at less than half the price of a new one.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai i20 Magna Optional 1.4 CRDi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 25,000 km / List Price: Rs. 330,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 655,000
WHY BUY: The only reason to put this hatchback from Hyundai on this list is the usage. At 25,000 km, this is the most sparingly driven diesel car in this set. The Hyundai i20 is known to be ideal for small families, marrying performance with utility.
Recommendation #5: Maruti Swift VDi
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 50,000 km / List Price: Rs. 335,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 696,000
WHY BUY: This is a mid version of the compact sedan. It is feature packed and, importantly, fits both your budget and usage filters. Offering the ‘Swift’ engine that equates to good real-world mileage, the diesel car costs less than half of its new version and comes with the Maruti advantage – reliability, and wide service network.
It is quite clear that the Rs. 4 lakh budget is more than sufficient for snapping up a good used diesel car in Delhi-NCR. In fact, you have quite a bit of choice. You could either spend most of it to get a compact sedan/sedan, or get a premium hatchback for much less.