Have you been eyeing a used compact SUV for a while but are struggling to balance your budget? Are you looking at cars below 7 lakhs to fit your bill? Are your demands specific to Mumbai? If yes, then worry no more, for we shall cater to all your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will struggle to obtain meaningful suggestions on leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been precisely sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you decide which car suits you best then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to handle so much data? Fortunately, we ensure you do not drown in data and can find your ideal car 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 25, 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.
All the cars on the list belong to the same manufacturer, which means:
• Ford understands the recipe of combining power, panache, and performance better than anyone else for this segment.
• The EcoSport Titanium is the champion Ford variant with four cars, though the solitary EcoSport Trend is also a formidable option.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium TDCi Opt
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 62,187 / List Price: Rs. 400,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 971,000
Why buy: This diesel SUV comes in a jet black colour and is currently with its third owner. Equipped with comprehensive insurance, it has seen a lot of road time, but will be of good service for a number of years to come owing to its durability. At a modest price, it will not take too much of a toll on your budget either.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Opt 2013
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 60,000 / List Price: Rs. 455,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 829,000
Why buy: Belonging to its second owner, this car comes in a steel grey colour and runs on petrol. Age and mileage are minor concerns provided its efficiency and on road consistency. A competitive price and plenty of power for long and short trips should keep it in the hunt till the end.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium Ti VCT AT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 33,120 / List Price: Rs. 580,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 928,999
Why buy: Residing with its second owner, this petrol vehicle combines both style and substance in an attractive package. Engineered with automatic transmission, this car comes in a dazzling shade of vermilion, has a healthy mileage and is a good investment in the long run. Its price, though steep, is worthwhile for the overall facilities this SUV provides.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 2015
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 51,973 / List Price: Rs. 599,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 989,000
Why buy: Oozing elegance and class, this SUV could be a real game changer at number four. Available in a regal white colour, this vehicle is currently with its first owner and is fueled by petrol. Its price and mileage are on the higher side, but given its relatively young age and on road performance, it will be difficult to leave out this option while taking your pick.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend TDCi
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 37,772 / List Price: Rs. 620,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 869,999
Why buy: Another white SUV to complete this compilation, this diesel car is placed with its second owner and is protected with comprehensive insurance. A number of factors like age, appearance, and mileage are on its side. But since the gulf in price means buyers will have to adjust in order to purchase this car, this impressive SUV may not get as much attention as the cars above it.
None of these five cars is a letdown in terms of strength and on road reliability. Therefore, what will eventually be the decisive factors are mileage and price, and how you, as a buyer, wish to negotiate that balance. For more such insightful car deals in Mumbai, follow this space.