5 Best Used Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs.
For those of you who are not that concerned if their car is brand new or not and would happily settle for a used car, if it means getting a more premium and feature rich vehicle, there are plenty of options in the market. Also, buying used car makes sense if you plan on changing your vehicle after only a few years of usage. We have compiled for you a list of the best used cars under 5 lacs rupees in india.
The Fiat Linea is one of the most capable sedans in its segment but is ignored by the general public owning to Fiat’s poor after-sales support and brand image. It is big, spacious and one of the most beautiful cars to have adorned Indian roads. Its got a decent set of engines and a feature list that most buyers will find satisfactory. Even though Fiat has already launched the new facelifted version, the old Linea is still being sold alongside under the Linea Classic moniker which means spares and services will not be an issue any time in the near future. Beware of Fiat’s dodgy after-sales services and make sure you buy from an authorised used car dealer only.
Our second option is Tata Safari. 4 to 5-year-old safari can be easily found with driven less than 50,000 km. The SUV has oodles of space, a very commanding driving position and a decent engine. Being a Tata build quality isn’t the best, but a thorough inspection and buying from a certified used car seller would ensure the car is in good shape.
Our third option is Honda Civic. Civic was a very desirable car at the time of launch and remained one for quite a few years, a fact which was very well reflected in its sales figures. It looked nothing like anything on sale in India, had futuristic interiors and came with Honda‘s solid brand image. But slowly it started to lose it’s sheen to the competition, which was cheaper and came with a more fuel efficient diesel option. There were other issues such as the dismal fuel economy and low ground clearance.
Our Fourth Option is Volkswagen Polo. In terms of engineering and build quality, the Volkswagen Polo is the best hatchback on sale in India right now. Adjudged World Car of the Year in 2010, the Polo scores high on looks, interiors, build quality and comfort. It is not as spacious as some of the competition and is slightly expensive too. There are numerous examples of the Polo in the used car space that are only 2-3 years old and have clocked less than 50,000 km on the odo. And this includes top-spec diesel models as well! Volkswagen‘s after-sales support has a decent reputation and the solid German build quality means the Polo doesn’t feel as old as it really is.
Our Fifth option is Hyundai i20.
The original i20 that was launched in India took the market by storm, surprising many including Hyundai itself. And it is not hard to see why. The Hyundai i20’s European looks appealed to most, it was as spacious as a mid-size sedan and came with a whole host of premium features. Plus, Hyundai’s remarkable brand image worked very well in its favour. It has since been replaced by the Elite i20. What this means is the original version is available at a very good price. Top spec trims of 4-5 year petrol and diesel models are easily available under 4.5 lacs making the Hyundai i20 very good value for money. Good looks, spacious interiors and Hyundai’s after-sales support makes the i20 one of the best buys in the used car space.