Compact Sedan have all the virtues of premium hatchbacks, that is fuel efficiency, good ride and handling, exhaustive features list and decent space, with the added benefit and status that comes with a boot. They 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. Maruti Dzire is your best bet–lots of options at good prices as it has been the bestseller since its launch. Alternately, if you can get the current generation Honda Amaze, then nothing like it…it has more space, looks handsome and offers great fuel economy.
Used Compact Sedan average around Rs 4,05,000 in Mumbai with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,50,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 4,50,000. The higher end of the range will get you ASPIRE which is 5 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with AMAZE which is 3 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Toyota Etios Cross 1.4 GD
Year: 2016 / Kms Driven: 62,519 / List Price: Rs 400,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 771,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 48% to its original price is 3 years old and has done 62,519 Kms. This diesel-powered, ETIOS is currently with its first owner. What you have here is solidly built diesel car that will outlast many new cars at a price of less than a hatchback like Wagon R. Moreover the photos suggest that the owner is car lover and has most likely taken good care of the car. Go for it.
Recommendation #2: Toyota Etios V
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 42,119 / List Price: Rs 200,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 660,288
This entry, which comes at a discount of 70% to its original price is 8 years old and has done 42,119 Kms. Currently with its third owner, this red coloured ETIOS comes with a petrol powerplant. Another Etios, this one even less used than the first entry and so good for a long, long time. And asking price is less than a basic hatchback!
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.2 VX MT I-VTech
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 39,233 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 667,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 55% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 39,233 Kms. This petrol-powered, AMAZE is currently with its first owner. Amaze is a well-built cars and therefore you don’t have to shy away from older than 5 year samples. Just have them checked thoroughly before you sign the cheque. Amaze is a well-built car so apart from the usual wear and tear and tyres, there should not be any major issues even if the car has clocked 60,000 km. Brake pads and suspension issues affected the earlier gen Amaze.
Recommendation #4: Honda Amaze 1.5 SX MT I-Dtec
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 61,993 / List Price: Rs 350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 690,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 49% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 61,993 Kms. This diesel-powered, AMAZE is currently with its first owner. It’s a solidly built car so and you should have long and trouble free ownership for a good 5-6 years. Do get the suspension checked if the car you are buying has done more than 60,000 km. Rest everything should be okay. Brake pads and suspension issues affected the earlier gen Amaze.
The median price at which Compact Sedan have sold in Mumbai 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 Mumbai in the Compact Sedan category is Maruti Suzuki Dzire.