Bengaluru has become a sprawling city in recent years, so commute distances have jumped. If you are one of those who clock over a 1,000 km a month, you’d perhaps prefer a diesel to keep your fuel bills low. But the budget is tight—Rs. 4 lakh at max. And you don’t want to buy something that has done over 50,000 km.
You’ll find plenty of options on any used car website. But how do you build your shortlist? Should you buy the newest or the one that is least driven? Or a sedan or premium hatchback? Stick with a best-seller like Swift or try something else? Well, simply ask a friend!
Or turn to Cartoq TRUE PRICE – a tool that assesses the “Right Price” for each car in the used car market after factoring age, usage, brand, fuel type, features – well, everything that matters. We use this TRUE PRICE to rank available cars in terms of ‘deal attractiveness’. The best deals are those where the asking price or listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE. To know more about Cartoq TRUE PRICE, read this.
The best deals listed below are based on our analysis on May 18, 2019. These specific deals might not be available by the time you read this but would still serve as a good guidepost—your budget should get you a sparingly used—under 30,000 km—compact sedan from Maruti or Honda.
Let’s now look at the Five Best Deals that Cartoq TRUE PRICE identified in Bengaluru for used diesel cars under Rs. 4 lakh.
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki SX4 VDi
Year: 2011 / Mileage: 46,000 / Asking Price: Rs. 310,000 / OP: Rs. 806,480
WHY BUY: It’s the only true sedan on this list, that too a diesel and a Maruti. In short, you get prestige, space, comfort and low-cost trouble-free ownership cost for less than half the price of comparable new car.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZDi
Year: 2012 / Mileage: 23,525 / Asking Price: Rs. 365,740 / OP: Rs. 749,000
WHY BUY: This top-end version of the compact sedan is feature packed and is rather sparingly used. It offers excellent real-world mileage and costs less than half of its new version. Plus all the usual benefits of owning a Maruti—reliability, good service network.
Recommendation #3: Ford Figo 1.4 TDCi Titanium
Year: 2012 Mileage: 23,652 Asking Price: Rs. 277,095 OP: Rs. 768,000
WHY BUY: This is the cheapest car on the list—you will save 1.2 lakh from your budget. Plus it is spacious, fuun-to-drive and has done just 23,000 km.—so mechanically everything should be fine.
Recommendation #4: Honda Amaze 1.5 S i-DTEC
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 23,652 / Asking Price: Rs. 379,376 / OP: Rs. 706,000
WHY BUY: This sparingly used compact sedan from Honda is the most fuel efficient car in its class. And being a Honda which its well made—in any case with only 23,000 km on odo, you can count on years and years of peace of mind.
Recommendation #5: Honda Amaze 1.5 SMT i-DTEC
Year: 2013 / Mileage: 41,860 / Asking Price: Rs. 400,000 / OP: Rs. 706,000
WHY BUY: Another Honda compact sedan makes the list—slightly more expensive and more used than the number 4 entry. So if you can’t the above listed one, then this is your next best option.
With Rs. 4 lakh in your pocket, you have quite a bit of choice: You could spend nearly all of it and get yourself a compact sedan/sedan or save nearly half of it and get yourself a premium hatchback. If you are want to explore more great deals in premium hatchbacks, click here.