Are you looking for used Sedans and Premium Hatchbacks? Is your budget limited to 6 lakh? Are you car hunting specifically in Hyderabad? If your answer is yes, then this is your one stop destination for your car needs. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be flooded with information on 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 arrive at choosing the perfect 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 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 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 22, 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 battle it out for your attention on this list, which means:
• There is healthy competition, especially between Maruti and Hyundai.
• Despite having only one car here, Honda has the vehicle which should prove to be the best deal for the customer looking for bold looks and brilliant performance.
Without further ado, let’s check out the recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda City SV MT DIESEL
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 37,615 / List Price: Rs. 580,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,122,000
Why buy: Sporting a sophisticated grey look, this first owner vehicle offers a great balance between mileage and price. Fuel efficient, reliable for short trips as well as long journeys, this powerful car is perfect for the demands of Hyderabad. One of the smartest cars in its type, this diesel sedan will have plenty to offer both in the immediate and foreseeable future, making it a rightful occupant of top spot on this list.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta 1.2
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 21,000 / List Price: Rs. 455,700 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 763,000
Why buy: A first owner petrol premium hatchback, this white vehicle is an absolute bargain given its paltry figures on the odometer as well as its price. One of the smartest cars in its range, the Suzuki Baleno is known for optimizing passenger comfort and a reliable fuel performance. Expect nothing different from this consistent car.
Recommendation #3: Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz 1.2 Kappa VTVT
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 9,661 / List Price: Rs. 350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 613,000
Why buy: Another first owner premium hatchback, this too comes in a soothing white colour, runs on petrol and is one of the more glamorous cars on this list. With its mileage yet to tick over the wrong side of 10,000 kilometers, it remains a viable option for the long haul, and with a modest price, should be a buyer’s favorite in this section.
Recommendation #4: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta 1.2
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 48,520 / List Price: Rs. 552,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 692,000
Why buy: Shining in blue, this first owner premium hatchback runs on petrol, and comes with insurance cover and leatherette interior furnishing. It is a luxurious choice, which explains the relatively steep price. But given that its only three years old, it makes for a wise investment, which should prove rewarding given the car’s fantastic track record.
Recommendation #5: Hyundai Accent
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 46,600 / List Price: Rs. 280,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 450,000
Why buy: The cheapest car on this list may not grab your attention immediately with its mellow grey appearance, but it is a sleek vehicle, powered by petrol and currently placed with its first owner. For those not willing to spend a lot for a used sedan and yet desirous of a satisfactory purchase that provides ample comfort, this is a worthy option, and with a substantial dip in price (compared to the rest), could be the ideal car for beginners.
This is a diverse list which is dominated by three efficient premium hatchbacks. But the sedans starting and finishing this compilation also have numerous drawing points. Little things may make the difference in choosing among these five cars, each of which will ensure a sensible purchase in the demanding conditions of Hyderabad.
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