Honda’s offering for the sub 4m compact sedan market won hearts with its supremely comfortable and spacious cabin, availability of a fuss free CVT automatic and the torquey diesel motor. The second gen model is even better and has put Honda into top gear mode in the Indian car market. When launched in 2013, prices started at Rs 4.99 lakh as compared to Rs 5.99 for the current model sold today. AMAZE currently costs Rs 5.93 Lakhs – 9.79 Lakhs on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for second time car buyers who want to move away from small hatchbacks and own a sedan that has a much higher social status in the country or first-time buyers looking for a frugal but spacious car. The earlier generation Amaze wasn’t really big on features so if that’s what you are looking for, then you’ll have to go for higher end variants. The CVT variant too is good buy given traffic is only getting worse.
AMAZE average around Rs 3,95,000 in Mumbai with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,50,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 4,25,000..The higher end of the range will get you TIGOR which is 8 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with ETIOS which is 2 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Honda Amaze 1.2 VX MT I-VTEC
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 like this. Just have them checked thoroughly before you sign the cheque particularly for the Brake pads and suspension issues affected the earlier gen Amaze. Given that it costs less than a new Alto and would likely run trouble-free for the next 6-7 years, you have a very good deal here.
Recommendation #2: 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. Amaze was always a very well-built car so 60,000 km should not be a deterrent. The diesels are bit noisy but deliver absolutely stunning fuel efficiency so its a perfect buy for someone with high-over 1,000 km per-usage. Do get the suspension checked since 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.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.5 SMT I-DTEC
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 56,666 / List Price: Rs 325,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 673,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 52% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 56,666 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this blue coloured AMAZE comes with a diesel powerplant. Another good option, if you miss out on the entry above.
Recommendation #4: Honda Amaze 1.2 SMT I-VTEC
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 64,036 / List Price: Rs 285,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 569,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 50% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 64,036 Kms. This petrol-powered, AMAZE is currently with its second owner. Amaze is a well-built cars and therefore you don’t have to shy away from older than 5 year samples or those that have more than 60,000 km on the odo. Here is a very good deal, that you might be able close around Rs. 2.5 lakh. Do get the car checked thoroughly. Also, if the brake pads and tyres etc have to be changed, then you need to factor it in and negotiate the price accordingly.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze 1.5 EX MT I-DTEC
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 81,121 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 630,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 52% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 81,121 Kms. Currently with its second owner, this blue coloured AMAZE comes with a diesel powerplant. This is a well-used sample and while that shouldn’t rule it out, we suggest negotiate hard and bring down the price by around Rs. 50,000. Finally, go for it only if your usage is low, probably as your second car.
The median price at which AMAZE has typically sold has been around Rs 4,06,700, and in Mumbai, that price has been around Rs 3,95,000.
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 that gets bought and sold in Mumbai in the Compact Sedan category is Maruti Suzuki Dzire.