Maruti’s first indigenous sedan that offers a reliable and peace-of-mind upgrade from smaller hatchbacks while retaining all the good bits of hatchback: fuel-efficiency, easy-to drive character and low maintenance. Swift with a boot is no bad thing considering how frugal yet fun to drive Swift was and is. DZIRE currently costs Rs 5.82 Lakhs – 9.57 Lakhs on the new car market. A used Maruti Dzire is on the radar for those want to own a sedan for the price of a new hatchback. As with any Maruti, the VXi or VDi variants offer the best compromise between features and price.
DZIREs average around Rs 4,30,000 in Mumbai with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,53,750 and upper end tending to be around Rs 4,65,000.. If you are open to options, then the higher end of the range will get you TIGOR which is 8 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with ETIOS which is 2 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VDi BS-IV 2015
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 60,000 / List Price: Rs 375,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 686,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 45% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 60,000 Kms. This diesel-powered, grey DZIRE is currently with its first owner. This 2nd gen Dzire is a mixed bag: frugal to own and operate and good to drive but short on rear seat and boot space. If the latter are not deal breakers, and you could negotiate the price to around Rs 3-Rs. 3.25 lakh, then you have a great deal here.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZXi 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 93,000 / List Price: Rs 363,100 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 632,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 43% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 93,000 Kms. This petrol-powered, blue DZIRE is currently with its third owner. This too is a 2nd gen Dzire so all the bits from the above listing apply here as well. Besides, the car has clocked a lot of kms, and its a petrol, so negotiate hard–you should be able to score this one for around Rs. 3 lakh.
Recommendation #3: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Vxi 2012
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 100,000 / List Price: Rs 225,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 544,596
This entry, which comes at a discount of 59% to its original price is 7 years old and has done 100,000 Kms. This petrol-powered, white DZIRE is currently with its second owner. Check this Dzire with high mileage for noisy suspension, inability to soak undulations and a noisy cabin. As the car has run a lot, check the clutch for hardness. If all good, then the price is attractive.
The median price at which DZIRE has typically sold has been around Rs 4,00,000, and in Mumbai, that price has been around Rs 4,30,000.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Mumbai in the Compact Sedan category is Maruti Suzuki Dzire.