Are you looking for good deals on premium hatchbacks and sedans? Can you not afford anything in excess of 5 lakh? Are your demands specific to Ahmedabad? If your answer is yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with a list tailor made to suit your needs.
You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific wishes you will be flooded with countless 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 tackle so much 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 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.
There is ample variety of brands and cars on this list, which means:
Competition is healthy in this segment with no outright winners.
Having said that, Honda have the two best cars in this bracket, which definitely gives them an edge over Hyundai and Maruti.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda City ZX CVT
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 32,500 / List Price: Rs. 400,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,376,000
Why buy: This second owner sedan comes with automatic transmission and is powered by petrol. A relatively new car, it has excellent mileage and an economic price, a proven track record, and spacious interiors. In this category, this is the most comprehensive vehicle you can opt for, which makes it a clear choice for pole position on this list.
Recommendation #2: Honda City V
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 40,890 / List Price: Rs. 485,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,037,000
Why buy: This sedan comes in a dashing maroon colour that is bound to attract eyeballs. Fueled by petrol, it is currently placed with its first owner. A higher price and more distance covered make it miss out on the top spot, but it still remains a viable option, combining looks and performance with aplomb.
Recommendation #3: Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.4 CRDI Opt
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 17,000 / List Price: Rs. 475,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 931,000
Why buy: Having barely covered any distance, this white premium hatchback runs on diesel and can be purchased from its first owner. Besides its promising longevity and fuel efficiency, this car has a sleek appearance that sets it apart, a factor that could prove decisive for buyers who end up choosing it.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz1.2 CRDI
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 25,540 / List Price: Rs. 490,00 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 719,000
Why buy: Another diesel premium hatchback, this too comes in white and is located with its first owner. Mileage and price may not stack up favorably for this car against the one just above it, but its relative freshness, which basically makes it semi-new, could turn the tide in its favor. A compact car, this is a no-nonsense option for buyers who are looking for a solid vehicle.
Recommendation #5: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Vxi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 40,676 / List Price: Rs. 475,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 753,000
Why buy: Running on petrol, this white sedan may not seem like the most lucrative option provided its steep price and considerable tally on the odometer, but it could still be a smart buy given that it is less than five years old, dynamic and powerful. Currently with its first owner, this may not be an obvious buy, but with consideration, will turn out to be a sensible option.
Honda is the way to go if you are looking for a sedan in this range while Hyundai is your answer for premium hatchbacks, though Maruti puts up a stiff challenge to Honda in the first category. If you are confused between which car type to go for, a simple scan of our numbers would simplify the process, beyond which subjective preference and aesthetic appeal should have greater sway over your final decision.