Being the largest and capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is also the cultural, educational and economic centre of East India. Undoubtedly, the transport system in the city is very teeming all the time. Bus service is available in the city, but not always convenient enough to become the favourite means of transport for the majority of Bhubaneswar residents. Many people in Bhubaneswar would prefer to travel in their own cars instead of going by bus. Thanks to the residents’ increasing living standards, numerous car dealerships, service centres and spare-part stores, loan schemes launched by auto manufacturers and financial institutions along with numerous government policies to decrease auto price, auto customers now can purchase their cars much more easily than previously. As a result, the private car segment in the city has witnessed significant growth. Noteworthily, the contribution to this growth made by the used car segment is much greater than that made by the new car one with a number of second-hand car options available in Bhubaneswar market.
2. How to buy used cars in Bhubaneswar?
With a large number of used car options available in the market, nowadays, residents in Kochi can purchase their vehicles much more easily than previously. However, buying a used car is always much more problematic than a new car with the former requiring you to consider and examine much more things. There are several used car buying tips that you should keep in mind so that you can buy your favourite second-hand car more easily.
Budgeting: Firstly, you should consider your budget; only choose the cars which fall into your budget. This will help you shortlist the options to a large extent.
Considering: It is also necessary that you should consider your demands and interests before making a decision to see into some second-hand cars.
Inspecting: Now, it is time to examine the cars' components in details. You should check the car exterior, interior and motors.
Test driving: You had better test drive the cars to check whether there are any problems with any components: the brake system, air-conditioning system, sound system, horns, etc.
Checking car history: To make sure that the used cars are regularly serviced and has not experienced any accidents or overhauls, you should check the car service history.
Inspecting related documents: To avoid future legal issues, it is always a good idea to ensure that all the related papers are available.
After you have finished all the above steps and found your favorite vehicle, now, you can start negotiating with the seller/dealer for the best price for the car.
A Maruti Suzuki used car dealership in Bhubaneswar
II. Which are the cheapest second-hand cars in Bhubaneswar?
The cheapest cars in Bhubaneswar include the Maruti Wagon R, the Hyundai Eon and the Hyundai i10. They are all the well-known cars which have created certain prestige in the Indian auto market. The Maruti Wagon R has gone through three generations in India with the latest model being specifically developed for the Indian auto market. The Hyundai Eon, despite having been expired in India, is still quite popular with the Indian used car customers. The Hyundai i10 is the first-gen model before the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Hyundai grand i10 Nios. Before becoming expired in the Indian auto market, the hatchback had managed to attain considerable popularity with the Indian car buyers and is still now very popular with the used car users.
*The above prices are for reference only
IV. How pre-owned cars can be used in Bhubaneswar?
Although the specific process may somewhat vary in different cities, the general process to transfer used car’s ownership in all cities is as follows:
Once you have purchased a pre-owned car, you are required to apply for its ownership transfer at the local RTO. The mandatory documents include the registration certificate, residential evidence, pollution-under-control, N.C.R.B.A report, Form 28, 29 and 30. You need to pay about INR 300 for each car as the ownership transfer fee. You should not have this done by an agent since it would cost you a much larger amount of money than doing it on your own. Moreover, you should also avoid more-than-15-year-old cars since the Indian government has announced that these cars would be scrapped and can not be driven on Indian roads. This means that if you drive these cars on Indian roads, either accidentally or purposefully, your vehicle will be impounded by the police.
V. Which are the used cars that are also looked for in Bhubaneswar?
By Brand: Maruti second-hand cars, Hyundai used cars
By Prices: Within-3-lakh pre-owned cars
By Body Type: second-hand sedans