Do you want to purchase a used car but have a tight budget? Are you looking solely at diesel cars to fit your bill and have mileage wishes to meet? Are your demands specific to Chennai? If yes, then you have come to the right place, for we shall take care of all your car requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be subject to countless options on leading car websites, most of which 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. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to handle so much of data? Fortunately, we provide you a respite from all such hassles 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 share the spoils on this list, which means:
• Plenty of variety and competition to keep all kinds of buyers interested.
• Honda shows the most consistency in this segment, though the best car belongs to Ford.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford Aspire Titanium 1.5 TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 27,000 / List Price: Rs. 539,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 770,000
Why buy: Belonging to its first owner and available in a stylish black colour, this is a standout car, not just because of its excellent conditioning and efficiency, but also due to a stable mileage and affordable price. A comprehensive sedan from all aspects, which rightfully takes the lead in this segment.
Recommendation #2: Honda Amaze 1.5 VX i-DTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 40,000 / List Price: Rs. 600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 776,000
Why buy: This silver sedan is currently placed with its first owner, has an appealing appearance, and boasts of the latest features for the segment. What makes it less competitive than the topper on the list is the dicey combination of a high price and a high tally on the odometer.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze 1.5 VX i-DTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 44,306 / List Price: Rs. 600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 776,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this white sedan is a feasible option for a family car, given its good track record and dependable performance. This can also be an ideal solution for buyers caught in a dilemma between cars one and two on this list, although the high price, just like the second car, could put off some buyers.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz 1.1 CRDi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 35,000 / List Price: Rs. 425,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 573,000
Why buy: Armed with insurance and currently with its second owner, this hatchback is definitely an attention grabber with its quirky orange colour. A very economic price and healthy mileage further boost its chances of upsetting more high-profile cars en route to your garage.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze 1.5 S i-DTEC
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 36,000 / List Price: Rs. 550,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 697,000
Why buy: Another silver first owner vehicle, this is one of those options that is neither spectacular nor completely out of the discussion. A decent middle of the range option, this will curry favor with customers who are prioritizing durability over the razzmatazz that comes with some of the other alternatives.
When Ford, Honda, and Hyundai battle it out on a list, you know that the compilation has plenty of potential, and this one is no different. What makes this collection unique is that none of these manufacturers is able to dominate the others on any particular aspect- all three are involved in close contests for supremacy across all the parameters. As a buyer, this is a situation to cherish. For more such lucrative car deals in Chennai, watch this space.