Have you wanted to own a used compact SUV for a while but cannot find cars within your budget? Would you like your budget cap to be fixed at 7 lakhs? Are your demands specific to Kolkata? 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 in a pile of confusion on leading car websites whose listings of cars have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you arrive at choosing the perfect car then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. It is still you who has to carry the unenviable burden of making sense of a ton of information. 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 2, 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.
This becomes an exhibition of the Ford EcoSport, which means:
• It is the car that best manages the multiple demands of the market in Kolkata for this category
• The EcoSport combines strength with stability, making it a key player in the SUV segment
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport TITANIUM 1.0 ECOBOOST
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 514,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 914,000
Why buy: This first owner vehicle runs on petrol and comes in an immaculate condition and a dazzling white colour. Flamboyant looks wedded to reliable performance and an extremely affordable price for the segment, there is no looking beyond this car for pole position on this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport AMBIENTE 1.5 TI VCT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 17,590 / List Price: Rs. 425,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 783,000
Why buy: Similar to the first option on this list, this car, too, is present with its first owner, sports an eye-popping white colour and is fueled by petrol. What makes it stand out is its paltry mileage and super-efficient price. While it may lack the power of the car above it, it can be a better bet for you if you wish to be a little conservative with your budget.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 42,250 / List Price: Rs. 585,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 960,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this white SUV is a feasible option, given its good condition and dependable performance. This is powered by petrol and, given its relative freshness, can also be an ideal solution for buyers caught in a dilemma between cars one and two on this list.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L Ti-VCT AT
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 40,500 / List Price: Rs. 620,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 956,000
Why buy: Equipped with automatic transmission and comprehensive insurance, this first owner SUV is available in a bright red colour and is one of the most complete cars on the list. More kilometers on the odometer and a stiff price have brought it down this list, but if you are looking for a top draw vehicle and do not mind paying a little more, this could be the right car for you.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5L TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 38,000 / List Price: Rs. 620,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 843,000
Why buy: Another spick and span vehicle in this category, this grey SUV is also a first owner car and runs on diesel. Price is a factor to consider, but should that not be a deterrent for you, an assured service for another handful of years combined with impressive looks and powerful on road performance make this a worthy option even at number five.
The Titanium and Ambiente variants fight it out on this list in a battle of the EcoSport. What is clear is that not one car on this list is undeserving of consideration, which makes it a super competitive race for your attention. In choosing which car fits your bill, you will have to look at what matters more to you in this segment- long-term performance and economy or vehicle power and glamour.