Are you on the lookout for a used but powerful mid-size SUV? Would you prefer the car to be priced below 8 lakhs? Are you car hunting specifically in Kolkata? If yes, then this is the one-stop destination for having all your requirements met.
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. The unenviable task of sorting the information is still yours, and who wants to be digging a data mine? 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 24, 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.
Mahindra lays down the gauntlet on this list, which means:
- Mahindra cars offer the right balance between price and utility.
- The only challenger to Mahindra’s supremacy is Hyundai, providing a smart alternative, good enough for second place.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Mahindra Scorpio S10 7-Seater
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 15,000 / List Price: Rs. 575,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,434,000
Why buy: Currently belonging to its first owner, this diesel-powered SUV has a lot of things going for it. To begin with, it has hardly been driven a lot and is semi-new. Secondly, it has impeccable efficiency and is structurally suited for long, arduous trips. Finally, at the slated price, it is a bargain, considering its elaborate array of features. This car is a winner and earns its place at number one, and hopefully, in your garage, too.
Recommendation #2: Hyundai Creta 1.4S Diesel
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 57,180 / List Price: Rs. 780,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,191,000
Why buy: Running on petrol and placed with its first owner, this car has exercised the odometer substantially more than the topper on this list. Its hefty price might be a deal breaker, but consider its age, and you will know that this vehicle can make for a good bet in the long run.
Recommendation #3: Mahindra XUV500 W8
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 64,000 / List Price: Rs. 784,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,563,000
Why buy: It is understandable if you think this car is not viable given its steep price and high mileage. But this first owner car, fueled by diesel, comes in a ravishing white and has shown impeccable performance. If you are looking for a bold option that combines style with substance, this may just be what you are looking for.
Recommendation #4: Mahindra Scorpio VLX 4WD AIRBAG AT BS IV
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 53,387 / List Price: Rs. 750,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,263,310
Why buy: There was a time when the Scorpio was the undoubted king of SUVs. The glory days may be over, but the Mahindra variant still churns out impressive cars like this one. Powered by diesel and currently placed with its first owner, this is a middle of the range option with no outstanding features or glaring faults.
Recommendation #5: Mahindra Scorpio VLX 4WD BS IV
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 42,000 / List Price: Rs. 759,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,229,000
Why buy: Another white diesel Scorpio also placed with its first owner, this one comes at a fractionally higher price than the fourth ranked car, though it has worked the odometer noticeably less. Strong, stable, and sustainable, this is a good fit for buyers who are willing to pay slightly more for this Scorpio in the hope of greater durability.
The Mahindra Scorpio may seem like a forgotten entity, but in the mid-size SUV market in Kolkata, it still very much holds its own. The other options on this list also make for promising investments, showing signs of plenty of vitality in this segment. A mid-size SUV has to handle the tradeoff between cost and performance better than most other cars, and all the candidates on this compilation achieve that successfully.