Maruti Suzuki Alto is a fuel-efficient, low-maintenance and fun-to-drive hatchback Alto currently costs Rs 2.93 lakhs – Rs 4.44 lakh on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for those learning to drive a car, or first time owners or have a tight budget. One of the best deals, if your budget is tight, is to look for cars which have been driven less. Further, the Alto K10 VXi variant offers a good balance between price, performance and features, and so, if your budget allows, the one to go for.
Some pointers for what can be a good price for a used car Alto price if your budget is less than Rs 2 lakh. Altoused car price averages around Rs 1,75,000 in Kolkata with lower end price tending to be around Rs 1,62,500 and upper end tending to be around Rs 1,88,500.Among other cars in this segment, the higher end of the range will get you Ford Figo which will typically be about 5 years old, or been driven up to 50,000 Kms. And if you veer towards the lower end, around Rs 1 lakh or so, then you will have to contend with Tata Nano which is 6 years old. So what should you go for? Which are the best used Alto deals in Kolkata available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Lxi
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 16,213 / List Price: Rs 200,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 305,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 34% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 16,213 Kms. Also, this petrol-powered Alto is currently with its first owner. The car is not that old, and seems to be in fine condition. Check for rattles in suspension and signs of under-body rusting. If you negotiate a price reduction of 10-15% more on this, it is a good buy.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Vxi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 20,554 / List Price: Rs 200,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 334,000
This entry, very similar to the previous deal, with a discount of 40% to its original price, is also 5 years old and has done 20,554 Kms. This petrol-poweredAlto is also currently with its first owner. Unless the car has been used as a taxi, which given the kilometers driven, seems to be unlikely, it is a good option to consider. Target a final price that is about 20% lower than the list price and you have a great deal.
Recommendation #3: Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Lxi
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 29,035 / List Price: Rs 180,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 311,865
This Alto, which comes at a discount of 42% to its original price, is a little older (6 years) and has done also just under 30,000 km. Currently with its first owner, this coloured ALTO comes with a petrol powerplant. Make sure it has not been used as a taxi, and check for suspension and under-body rust issues. Aim for a 10-15% reduction in list price, and it should be a good buy.
Kolkata is a value-driven market, and Alto is one of the popular options in the congested city streets. All these cars have driven fewer kilometers, are first-owner, and seem to be kept in good condition. Considering that the median price at which Alto has typically sold in Kolkata has been around around Rs 1,75,000, keep this as a reference point in your price negotiations.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-15% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Kolkata in the Hatchbacks category is Tata Nano.