Are you keen on purchasing a used car, but feel restricted by your budget? Are you looking solely at diesel cars to fit your bill and are specifically hunting for cars in Pune? If yes, then you have come to the right place, for we have all your requirements covered. Do not be concerned about your demands being too specific, for even with your specific needs, leading car websites will confuse you more than convince you. Moreover, they will 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 choose the most suitable 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 drowning in data? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you recognize 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 July 1, 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 manufacturers grapple for your attention on this list, which means:
• There is healthy competition in this category.
• Hyundai and Honda have the most options, but Toyota takes the cake with the best car.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Toyota Etios GD
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 66,000 / List Price: Rs. 450,800 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 778,000
Why buy: Do not be put off by the mileage of this car. At just three years old, it has plenty left to offer. Available at its first owner, this stylish silver sedan is equipped with the latest facilities and is one of the premier cars in its range. Its price also takes care of your budget and provides you with an option that will prove reliable for a number of years.
Recommendation #2: Hyundai Grand i10 Asta 1.1 CRDi (O)
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 43,720 / List Price: Rs. 450,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 699,000
Why buy: This first owner hatchback is one of those cars which has more to offer than initially meets the eye. It may not be the most visually stunning vehicle, but its consistent performance, reasonable mileage, and standard price ensure that it will be in the reckoning for most buyers.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.5 S i-DTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 63,000 / List Price: Rs. 470,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 706,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this white sedan is a feasible option for a family car, given its impeccable condition and dependable performance. As a further incentive, it also comes with comprehensive insurance, and notwithstanding its considerable toll on the odometer, will make for a smart purchase.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz 1.1 CRDi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 51,000 / List Price: Rs. 441,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 638,000
Why buy: With a considerable reduction in price, this is an appealing candidate, considering its freshness and efficiency. Sporting a milky white colour, this first owner hatchback is the perfect choice for those preferring substance over style and in need of a compact vehicle.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze 1.5 S i-DTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 60,000 / List Price: Rs. 477,260 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 706,000
Why buy: Another spick and span vehicle to round off this list, this sedan is also a first owner car and comes in a soothing white colour. Its age combined with its mileage is what puts it at the bottom of this pile. But if you are willing to consider those two factors as innocuous, then the rest of its features could be enough to make this your best buy.
This is a thoroughly engaging list where your subjective preferences will play a big part. Most of the cars here have had substantial road time, which means that durability is a factor to consider. However, what should give you enough room to decide is the condition and performance of all the options on this list, both of which are impressive for all five vehicles. For more such car compilations for Pune, watch this space.