Into its 3rd generation, Swift hatched the premium hatchback segment when it arrived in 2005. It’s cute and sporty looks combined with peppy engines, smooth gearbox and direct steering make it popular with, well almost anyone and everyone SWIFT currently costs Rs 5.14 Lakhs – 8.89 Lakhs on the new car market. A used Swift buyer is a lot like a new Swift buyer in that s/he wants a stylish, peppy car without having to spend a lot of money. It’s also popular with those who like to modify their cars. The VXi and VDi variant offer best value but if you find a ZXi/ZDi for not much more then go for it. This is particularly true if you are buying the previous generation Swift as only Z models came with airbags.
SWIFT price average is around Rs 2,70,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 2,40,075 and upper end tending to be around Rs 2,85,650..The higher end of the range will get you SWIFT which is 7 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with MICRA which is 7 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Swift Vdi
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 92,741 / List Price: Rs 180,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 565,630
This entry, which comes at a discount of 68% to its original price is 8 years old and has done 92,741 Kms. Running on diesel, this Premium Hatchbacks belongs to its second owner. While the price is low, it has munched a lot of miles so go for it only if your monthly usage is well under 1,000 km. And get it thoroughly checked for rusting and suspension issues. Also, since it is a diesel, make sure the exhaust doesn’t throw out black smoke under acceleration.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Swift Vdi
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 61,264 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 625,384
This Swift, which comes at a discount of 52% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 61,264 Kms. Placed with its second owner, this Premium Hatchbacks is powered by diesel. All the caveats mentioned in the previous listing sans monthly usage apply to this too
Recommendation #3: Maruti Suzuki Swift Ldi Bs Iv
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 69,464 / List Price: Rs 270,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 576,448
This entry, which comes at a discount of 53% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 69,464 Kms. This diesel Premium Hatchbacks currently belongs to its second owner. This sample too is well used so get it checked and buy it only if your usage is low. Also make sure that consumables such as tyres and battery are find because you don’t want to spend too much on a car this old.
The median price at which SWIFT has typically sold has been around Rs 2,70,000, and in Delhi-NCR, that price has been around Rs 2,70,000.
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 car that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in the Premium Hatchbacks category is Maruti Suzuki Swift. And that means high resale value which in turn leads to high mileage samples if your budget is tight.