Madurai is a major city in Tamil Nadu. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Madurai District and the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. Situated in the River Veiga's banks, Madurai has been a major settlement for almost two millennia. The city is the place where many national highways run through and also provides the local and inter-city bus transport system across Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Sivagangai and Virudhunagar.
In recent years, the Indian auto market in Madurai has been witnessing tremendous development with cars in all segments significantly increasing in sales numbers. This growth can be explained by several reasons: the increasing living standards in the city, the upgraded road system, the loan schemes launched by automakers and financial institutions, the government’s policies aimed at reducing car prices and the more widespread availability of spare-part shops and service centres. Thie significant development has not only occurred to the new car market but also to the used car one as well with the latter doing a much better job. This has contributed a great deal to the economy in Madurai in particular and in India in general.
2. What are some tips to buy second-hand cars in Madurai?
Thanks to the rise in the number of used car options in Madurai, purchasing a pre-owned car in the city is not as difficult as before. Nevertheless, buying a used car is always more challenging than buying a new one. Although there are some specific tips which can be applied to buying second-hand cars in each city, there are some general used car buying tips that you should bear in mind, irrespective of which city you live in.
Firstly, you should consider your budget to see which cars you can afford to shortlist numerous options available. After that, your demands and interests also need to be taken into consideration. Choose the brands, models and variants which are most suitable to you and even your family in case you sometimes need to take them to somewhere. Then comes the detailed inspection of some cars' parts such as the exterior, interior and the motors. Ensure that this step is carefully implemented by yourself or by a professional mechanic, if possible. It is also necessary to test drive the car to make sure that all the components like the brake system, the sound system, the air-conditioning system, etc. operate properly. Another important step is to check the car’s service history to see whether it needs low or high maintenance cost or has experienced any overhauls, etc. Last but not least, all the papers of the car need to be thorougly examined to avoid legal problems in the future.
A Maruti showroom in Madurai
II. Which are the lowest-priced used cars in Madurai?
The most affordable second-hand cars in Madurai include the Maruti 800, the Maruti Alto, the Tata Nano, the Maruti Wagon R and the Hyundai Elantra. There are also many cheap second-hand cars in Madurai on IndianAuto.
*Note: These above prices are for reference only
III. Which are the top SUVs in Madurai?
SUVs are witnessing an increase in popularity with the Indian auto customers these days with a significant rise in the sales number and various models launched every year. With numerous features which are appropriate for the Indian auto market like the rugged design, the high ground clearance and the powerful motors, SUVs are becoming favourite vehicles of the Indian people in general and Madurai residents in particular. With a lot of desirable qualities, SUVs are never cheap stuff; nevertheless, with many second-hand SUVs options available on IndianAuto, we are sure that you can find numerous well-maintained SUVs with the best prices. The most popular SUVs in Madurai consist of the Mahindra Scorpio, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon.
*Note: These above prices are for reference only
IV. How to use second-hand cars in Madurai?
The very first and foremost thing you need to do after purchasing a used car is to transfer the car ownership. The process to transfer car ownership may slightly differ in each city; however, the general procedure is as follows. Firstly, you need to apply for the car ownership transfer at the local RTO. The required documents for the application include the registration certificate, pollution-under-control certificate, Form 28, 29 and 30, residential evidence and the N.C.R.B.A report. You are also required to pay a fee of INR 300 for each car. You should implement the whole process by yourself rather than having it done by an agent since the latter would cost you much more money. Keep in mind that you should avoid buying cars that are manufactured more than 15 years ago since any cars that are over 15 years old need to be scrapped and cannot be operated on the Indian roads.
V. Second-hand cars that are also searched for in Madurai
By Brand: Honda used cars, Hyundai second-hand cars, Toyota pre-owned cars, BMW used cars, Maruti second-hand cars
By Price Range: used cars under INR 1 lakh, second-hand cars below 2 lakh, pre-owned cars within 3 lakh
By Body Type: used sedans, pre-owned SUVs, second-hand luxury cars