Do you want to purchase a used car but are unsure of its longevity? Are you looking for reliable cars that will cater to you for at least five years? Do you need cars from Delhi-NCR and would prefer them to be diesel? If your answer is yes, this is the one-stop destination for all your needs.
You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific requirements 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. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be overburdened with data? 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 20, 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.
This list contains five cars from three different manufacturers, which means:
- That one manufacturer leads the way with the best deals in this section, which is Ford.
- There are different types of cars to be had on this list, providing sufficient variety to accommodate different tastes.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport Titanium+ 1.5L TDCi
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 29,500 / List Price: Rs. 710,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,105,000
Why buy: Sporting a stylish cyan color, and residing with its first owner, this car makes it to the pinnacle of our list because it is the newest of the lot. Just over two years old, this is virtually semi-new, and a bargain buy given its superb condition and features. With the odometer reading under 30,000 kilometers, this SUV has a long way to go and is definitely a smart investment for the present, which will pay off in the future, too.
Recommendation #2: Ford Figo Ambiente 1.5 TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 35,690 / List Price: Rs. 225,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 613,000
Why buy: Coming in at second is another product of Ford, which is also placed with its first owner currently, and is a polished white colour hatchback. With a very economic price, this is the cheapest car on the list but its mileage is proof that it has much more to offer for many years to come, and makes for a sustainable purchase.
Recommendation #3: Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX Opt Diesel
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 27,344 / List Price: Rs. 1,004,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,565,000
Why buy: This white SUV, currently with its first owner, is the most expensive car on this compilation. But given how little it has been driven, it has many good years of service left. With an interior leather furnishing, and copies of RC as well as Insurance, this is a viable purchase with guaranteed buyer satisfaction given its excellent maintenance and condition.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5L TDCI
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 33,000 / List Price: Rs. 514,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 916, 774
Why buy: Another first owner car, this SUV comes in a mellow but classy grey colour, and has the perfect price range for in-between buyers. Not as dynamic or high end as the other Ford Ecosport featured here, this nevertheless is a good second option for those who cannot afford the top-rated car on this list.
Recommendation #5: Honda BR-V E Diesel
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 18,000 / List Price: Rs. 655,700 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 959,000
Why buy: In spite of being with its second owner right now, this SUV has barely covered any distance in three years, which makes it an optimal choice for the long haul. With impeccable brake and suspension performance, and copies of RC, Insurance, and Recent Service Logs, this is a safe bet if you are looking for a powerful car with dependable performance.
There are ample options to explore in this list, and the varying price ranges mean that you get to explore both sides of the market before making up your mind. The dominance of SUVs is an indicator of the kind of vehicle that does well in the long run in the demanding conditions of Delhi-NCR. But, even if you do not pick an SUV from this list, you should still be in a good position to take home a car that will ensure comfortable travelling for the foreseeable future.