Do you want to purchase a used car but have a small budget? Are you looking solely at petrol cars and have mileage wishes to meet? Are your demands specific to Kolkata? If your answer is yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with the best options for you to drive home. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be bombarded with innumerable options on 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 arrive at choosing the perfect car then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. You still have to dig through the data, and who wants to be doing that? 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 the 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 June 21, 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.
Healthy competition among manufacturers here with four different brands featured, which means:
• No company rules the roost in the low budget petrol cars market in Kolkata
• Sedans and hatchbacks offer different varieties, but all of them come with proven efficiency and upgraded technology.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda Amaze 1.2 S i-VTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 30,383 / List Price: Rs. 263,620 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 595,000
Why buy: This first owner sedan comes in a stylish white, and given its price range and age, has excellent mileage. Its spacious interiors make it a feasible choice for nuclear families, while its superb efficiency and reliable brake and suspension make it dependable on the erratic roads of Kolkata. Overall, an impressive package that deserves top billing on this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford Figo ZXI DURATEC 1.2
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 220,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 505,000
Why buy: A smart and compact hatchback, this white vehicle is currently with its first owner, and in impeccable condition. For a not so old car, it has a lot of on road experience, but given its price, that should not be much of a problem. While it may not be as much of a style statement as the first car, it is arguably a better fit for novice drivers still getting to grips with driving.
Recommendation #3: Honda Amaze S i-VTEC
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 34,766 / List Price: Rs. 269,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 595,000
Why buy: This grey sedan is also placed with its first owner. Compared with the other Honda Amaze on this list, it has clocked more distance on the odometer and also makes for a higher pocket pinch, which is why it features in the middle of this list.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai Eon MAGNA PLUS
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 26,800 / List Price: Rs. 195,510 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 417,000
Why buy: Another first owner hatchback, this grey vehicle is the cheapest car on this list, and when you factor in its mileage, it makes for a tempting investment. Even though the car is five years old, it should easily have another five left in the tank, which, coupled with its sleek look and other attributes, make it one of the best deals on this compilation.
Recommendation #5: Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vxi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 38,101 / List Price: Rs. 259,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 470,138
Why buy: With just one owner till date, this hatchback is a reasonable option for a family car, with its charming red colour bound to grab eyeballs. While not ideal for long trips or vacations, this could be a better candidate for everyday travelling in Kolkata than some of the other cars on this list.
Honda Amaze is the defining car in this category, and may just be the ideal solution to the demands of the Kolkata roads. Maruti, Hyundai, and Ford have appeal of their own in this segment, which means that as a buyer, with not much to choose between the cars, brand loyalty can play a factor. For more great car deals on Kolkata, continue to watch this space.
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