Are you conflicted over which kind of used SUV to purchase? Does a compact SUV not meet your needs? Is a full-size SUV beyond your budget? Why don’t you consider mid-size SUVs then? Would you like your mid-size SUV demands to be curated for Ahmedabad? If yes, then this is the one stop destination for your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be left more perplexed than persuaded by leading car websites. 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 decide on your ideal 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 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 July 4, 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.
This is a Mahindra exhibition, which means:
• Mahindra cars for this segment make the best of their force and finesse.
• Even within the same manufacturer, Mahindra cars provide ample diversity, which is sure to entice potential buyers.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Mahindra XUV 500 W8
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 51,362 / List Price: Rs. 747,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,563,000
Why buy: Stunning appearance and spectacular performance have shot this vehicle right up to the summit of this list. Currently placed with its first owner, this diesel-powered SUV comes in a soothing white, has remarkable efficiency, and notwithstanding its mileage, is durable enough to be the stand out car in this section.
Recommendation #2: Mahindra Scorpio VLX 4WD AIRBAG AT BS IV
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 32,000 / List Price: Rs. 625,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,263,310
Why buy: Despite being with its second owner, this vehicle has not been very taxing on the odometer. Equipped with automatic transmission and fueled by diesel, it sports a shimmering light golden colour that is bound to get your attention. Its economic price, considering the segment, means it is a car that you should ponder over, if not eventually purchase.
Recommendation #3: Mahindra XUV 500 W8
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 880,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,563,000
Why buy: Another diesel car that is placed with its first owner, this particular XUV variant comes in a sober tone of silver and stacks up favorably in terms of appearance to the topper of this list. What pushes it down to its middle of the pack position is its steep price and considerable mileage.
Recommendation #4: Mahindra XUV 500 W6
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 58,000 / List Price: Rs. 795,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,389,000
Why buy: Also at the helm of its first owner and running on diesel, this SUV comes in a stylish black but lacks some of the features shared by cars one and three. Its record on the odometer and its high-end price slides it down to the penultimate spot notwithstanding the assured performance that this car provides.
Recommendation #5: Mahindra Scorpio S6 Plus
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 66,400 / List Price: Rs. 850,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,094,473
Why buy: This is a somewhat paradoxical option given that this vehicle, also a first owner diesel SUV, is the newest as well as the most travelled car in this collection. What makes it a remote choice of purchase though is not so much the mileage but its price, which may not be over the top, but cannot compete with those in the leading positions.
The Mahindra XUV and the Mahindra Scorpio go head to head in this showdown, and for the most part, it is the former that triumphs. Having said that, the Scorpio in second place is arguably the most convenient option for a buyer with budget constraints, whereas for less frugal customers, siding with one of the XUV variants seems like the sensible option.