Sedan offer a safer, more comfortable, more insulated [from the outside noise, bumps etc] experience. Diesels can be frugal as well. All in all, this is where luxury goes mass market. They currently range between Rs 8,00,000 – Rs 15,00,000 on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for those who want a bigger car to create a bigger impression for the price of a high-end hatchback. Verna has the best deals but Honda is the best all-rounder and most sought after car in this segment.
Used sedans average around Rs 4,25,000 in Mumbai with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,50,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 5,25,000. The higher end of the range will get you VERNA which is 6 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with SUNNY which is 6 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Honda City 1.5 V MT 2015
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 58,200 / List Price: Rs 520,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,056,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 51% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 58,200 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this white coloured CITY comes with a petrol powerplant. This is the current gen Cty which is the best City by far. It is an early 4th gen sample some which had twitching behaviour at high speeds, poor headlamp throw and water leakage issues. None of these are deal breakers but its better to be aware of them and get them fixed right at the beginning. Due to low ground clearance, most Citys have scraped underbody so have that checked thoroughly.
Recommendation #2: Hyundai Verna 1.6 VTVT SX 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 32,000 / List Price: Rs 410,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,000,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 59% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 32,000 Kms. This petrol-powered, black VERNA is currently with its second owner. This low mileage Verna is a well-built car and so should run trouble-free for several years despite being 6 years old. Only downside is that Vernas don’t really deliver good fuel economy. So if your usage is high, then you are better off looking at other options; otherwise, this is a very good deal.
Recommendation #5: Hyundai Verna 1.6 SX VTVT AT 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 20,100 / List Price: Rs 570,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,069,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 47% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 20,100 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this white coloured VERNA comes with a petrol powerplant. An excellent option if you are looking for an automatic–do remember that the petrol version is not the most fuel efficient car in its segment.
Recommendation #4: Skoda Rapid Ambition Plus 1.5 TDi CR 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 68,000 / List Price: Rs 391,020 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 940,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 58% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 68,000 Kms. This diesel-powered, white RAPID is currently with its first owner. The only diesel on the list is a well-built, good to drive car with good ride quality. However, maintenance can cost a bomb so do get it checked thoroughly before going ahead with the deal.
Recommendation #5: Hyundai Verna 1.6 SX VTVT AT 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 34,600 / List Price: Rs 465,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,069,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 56% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 34,600 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this beige coloured VERNA comes with a petrol powerplant. Another good option if fuel efficiency is not a major factor in your purchase.
The median price at which 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 Sedan category is Maruti Suzuki Verna.
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