Tired of sedans and hatchbacks, and wish to drive something different? What about mid-size SUVs, especially if they are under 10 lakhs? Do you want your options curated for Bangalore? If your answer is yes, then look no further, for we have you covered. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will plunge into confusion given the unorganized deluge of data on leading car websites. Moreover, such platforms 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 their multiple filters. It is you who still has to do all the searching and interpreting. Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you select the best deals. The Cartoq Data Science team, through its carefully prepared Machine Learning model, 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 28, 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.
It is Mahindra all the way here, which means:
• No other manufacturer can compete with Mahindra’s range of attributes in this segment.
• The diesel and second owner combination is a recurring pattern for most cars, which should not affect your purchasing decision.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Mahindra XUV 500 W6
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 43,000 / List Price: Rs. 808,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,389,000
Why buy: Belonging to its second owner and running on diesel, this is one of those rare cars that achieves the optimal balance between price and utility in the SUV segment. Sporting a bright red colour that is bound to attract eyeballs, this is a winner on all parameters- performance, mileage, durability, appearance, and consistency. Little surprise then that it takes the pole position on this list.
Recommendation #2: Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 57,817 / List Price: Rs. 930,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,520,000
Why buy: Just like the previous car, this SUV, too, is placed with its second owner and powered by diesel. Available in a sophisticated black colour, and capable of providing efficient service for at least three more years, this represents a good option for those who are disenchanted with the first car on this list.
Recommendation #3: Mahindra XUV 500 W6
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 58,377 / List Price: Rs. 857,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,389,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this silver SUV is a feasible option for a family car, given its good condition and dependable performance. This can also be an ideal solution for buyers caught in a dilemma between cars one and two on this list.
Recommendation #4: Mahindra XUV 500 W6 1.99 mHawk
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 52,242 / List Price: Rs. 1,000,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,389,000
Why buy: This may meet your budget cap, but considering this is the newest car on the list, has only just reached the wrong side of 50,000 kilometers on the odometer, comes with comprehensive insurance and in a tantalizing white, it should be worth every bit you pay. Fueled by diesel and currently with its second owner, this is a gem of a car in the second half of this compilation.
Recommendation #5: Mahindra XUV 500 W6
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 35,844 / List Price: Rs. 979,020 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,389,000
Why buy: Another white SUV that runs on diesel, this vehicle is currently with its first owner and is the least driven car on this list. It comes in at a hefty price, but with pretty much the same features as the cars above and the assurance that it will last longer, this is a solid choice to wrap up your choices in this segment.
The Mahindra XUV 500 W6 dominates this list, turning it into an exhibition of itself. The different options for this variant cover a wide variety of colors while hovering around a similar price bracket, which means aesthetic taste may be more crucial than objective differences in sealing the deal for this category.