Have you been car hunting for a used compact car recently? Are you looking for one below your budget of 5 lakh? Are your needs specific to Bangalore? If your answer is yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with a curated list for your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be left more perplexed than persuaded by leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you decide which car suits you the best?
Used car websites are usually of little use, as their imprecise filters rarely provide valuable insights. The onus of sorting the information is still on you, and who wants to be drowning in data? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE. By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you identify the best deals. The Cartoq Data Science team has built a Machine Learning model that estimates the TRUE PRICE of a used car, after accounting for all sorts of variables – brand, model, age, mileage, and car type.
With all factors accounted for, the model predicts the TRUE PRICE, which then becomes the basis of comparison across cars. The best deals are those where listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE. So, we scan through the car listings across major used car sites, compute their TRUE PRICE, and present the best deals for you. The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on July 12, 2019; so, by the time you read this article, there is a good chance that the specific car may no longer be available.
However, this list still provides plenty of useful pointers even if certain specific cars have already been sold out.
Three different manufacturers vying for your attention on this list, which means:
• A wide variety of cars with varying range of attributes to choose from.
• Despite not occupying any of the top two places, Honda makes a good comeback to finish the list with three solid options.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford Figo Aspire 1.5 Trend Diesel
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 8,886 / List Price: Rs. 400,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 686,000
Why buy: Currently placed with its second owner and protected with comprehensive insurance, this diesel-powered sedan is a top draw car. Not only does it draw attention to itself because of its sublime white colour, but at just three years old, it has hardly seen any road time whatsoever. An affordable price further enhances its appeal, making it a deserving topper on this list.
Recommendation #2: Toyota Etios Cross 1.4 GD
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 54,000 / List Price: Rs. 410,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 690,000
Why buy: Also belonging to its second owner and running on diesel, this is another compact car that performs well for both short and long-distance trips, has great endurance and efficiency. Sporting a fancy vermilion, it has a standout appearance. Given its modest price, mileage should not be much of a factor, although it is not as complete a vehicle as the first one on this list.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.2 SMT i-VTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 18,366 / List Price: Rs. 425,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 594,000
Why buy: Powered by petrol, this silver sedan is located with its first owner and is the dark horse in this category. Having hardly taxed the odometer, it remains in a virtually semi-new condition, and given its reasonable price, becomes instantly lucrative for most buyers surfing through this list.
Recommendation #4: Honda Amaze 1.5 S i-DTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 31,500 / List Price: Rs. 450,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 665,000
Why buy: Equipped with insurance, this first owner diesel car comes in an imposing black colour and certainly has a presence about it on the road. With a middle of the range price as well as mileage, it should be a very competitive option on this list packed with impeccable cars.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze 1.5 EMT i-DTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 34,350 / List Price: Rs. 420,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 598,000
Why buy: Available with comprehensive insurance, this second owner sedan runs on diesel and comes in a smooth silver colour. Another middle of the range car with no outstanding features, this is a steady vehicle to round off this compilation.
This has to be one of the most gripping lists in terms of sheer car quality for middle of the range vehicles like used compact sedans. Bangalore is a demanding city for automobiles, and besides their impressive style, each of these five options has the tenacity to give you the edge on the roads of India’s garden city.