Compact Sedan are small but come with decent space, good mileage and a boot to carry your belongings. They build on the advantages of the premium hatchbacks [upon which they are often based] and currently range between Rs 5,50,000 – Rs 9,00,000 on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for those who want the status that comes with owning a 3-box car or need more cargo space because they ferry stuff regularly. Being the bestseller for ages, Maruti Dzire comes with both great deals and peace of mind–its a very built car backed by Maruti’s extensive and inexpensive service network. The current gen Honda Amaze offers more space, style and fuel economy, but is hard to find and could be expensive–but if you can find and afford one, go for it.
Used Compact Sedan average around Rs 3,75,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,14,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 4,20,500. The higher end of the range will get you an ASPIRE while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with ETIOS So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Toyota Etios GD
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 93,320 / List Price: Rs 260,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 700,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 63% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 93,320 Kms. Currently with its second owner, this coloured ETIOS comes with a diesel powerplant. We are generally a bit unsure about recommending cars that have clocked close a 1 lakh km but this is a Toyota. Its really well-built–will run trouble-free for another 100,000 km! Besides, it is the most spacious and best-riding compact sedan you can buy. Being a diesel, its frugal too. Downside: Interiors lack any sort of wow factor making this a strong practical, rather than emotional, buy.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VDi 2015
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 48,200 / List Price: Rs 345,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 686,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 50% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 48,200 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this white coloured DZIRE comes with a diesel powerplant. This is a 2nd gen Dzire which is a mixed bag: frugal to own and operate and good to drive but short on rear seat and boot space. There might be some wear and tear-clutch plates or brake pads-neither would cost much. The tyres too might be reaching end of their life, so you need to factor that spend in your purchase.. Generally a very reliable car, we suggest check for noisy suspension, inability to soak undulations and a noisy cabin. If the car has run a lot, check the clutch for hardness.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.2 VX I-V-TEC 2016
Year: 2016 / Kms Driven: 32,000 / List Price: Rs 416,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 726,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 43% to its original price is 3 years old and has done 32,000 Kms. This petrol-powered, blue AMAZE is currently with its first owner. . This being the 2016+ models, is a great buy since it has got updated styling and better feature set. Amaze is a well-built car so apart from the usual wear and tear, this should not have any issues.
Recommendation #4: Ford Aspire Titanium 1.5 TI-VCT AT 2016
Year: 2016 / Kms Driven: 19,302 / List Price: Rs 490,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 819,999
This entry, which comes at a discount of 40% to its original price is 3 years old and has done 19,302 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this grey coloured ASPIRE comes with a petrol powerplant. Though the most expensive car on the list, this has fewest kilometers on the odo, and is just a year old. And it is automatic–that too Ford’s excellent dual-shift one. Plus, being the top-end model, it is feature packed. All this good stuff for over Rs. 3 lakh less than what you would pay if you buy it on the new car market.
Recommendation #5: Toyota Etios Vd 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 36,000 / List Price: Rs 416,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 808,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 48% to its original price is 5 years old and has done just 36,000 Kms. This diesel-powered, red ETIOS is currently with its first owner. The most spacious and best-riding compact hatchback with Toyota’s exceptional build quality for just about half the price of a new one. And its a diesel to boot.
The median price at which Compact Sedan have sold in Delhi-NCR is typically in the range listed in the plot below.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in the Compact Sedan category is Honda Dzire.