Vijayawada is a highly developed area in Andhra Pradesh, the second-most populous city in the state and is also the third most densely-populated built-up urban area in the world. The city is regarded as the media, political and commercial capital of Andra Pradesh and is one of the most rapidly developing urban areas in India. Undoubtedly, the transport system in the city is extremely teeming all the time with many kinds of vehicles: rail, bus, car, bike, etc. However, public transport is not always sufficiently convenient; therefore, many people would prefer to use their own cars instead. The Indian auto market in Vijayawada is developing at a fast speed these days, with an increase in the number of private cars. This tremendous growth can be explained by the increasing Vijayawada residents’ income, various service centres and spare-part shops, loan schemes launched by automakers and financial institutions and the government’s policies to reduce auto price. All of these have contributed to the remarkable expansion in the car market in Vijayawada in particular and in India in general. It is worth noting that the used car segment is doing a much better job than the new car one.
2. How to buy second-hand cars in Vijayawada?
Nowadays, the Indian auto market in Vijayawada has many pre-owned car dealerships and used car options available, which helps the buying process much simpler than before. In this session, we would like to provide you with some tips to buy the best used car at the best price.
Budgeting: You should only choose the cars that are suitable for your budget. This will help you shortlist the long list of options available to a large extent.
Considering: After shortlisting the options available, the options are still very various. Now, you need to consider your demands and interests.
Inspecting: After the general examination comes the detailed car examination. In this step, you have to check all the cars’ parts in the exterior and the interior along with the engine. If possible, have a professional mechanic do this for you.
Test driving: It is also a good idea to test drive the car for around 5 - 10 kilometres to ensure that all of the components like the motors, the air-conditioning system, the sound system, the braking system, etc. work properly.
Checking the related documents: If you do not want to be faced with future legal issues, ensure that all the related papers are relevant.
After all these steps have been finished, now, you can negotiate with the seller to get the best price for the car.
A used car dealership in Vijayawada
II. Which are the cheapest second-hand cars in Vijayawada?
The cheapest pre-owned car in Vijayawada is the Maruti 800 with a starting price of INR 38,000. Although the car has expired in the Indian auto market, it is still highly popular with the Indian used car customers. Other affordable cars in Vijayawada include the Maruti Alto, the Mahindra Verito, the Maruti Verito and the Maruti Wagon R. It appears that Maruti Suzuki has many cheap models in Vijayawada with four out of five most affordable cars in Vijayawada being manufactured by the Indian largest automaker.
*The above prices are for reference only
III. Which are the best-selling used SUVs in Vijayawada?
SUVs are witnessing rapid development in the Indian auto market with various models launched every year. With many good qualities such as high ground clearance, rugged appearance and powerful motors which make this type of car suitable for the Indian terrains, it is extremely popular with the Indian auto customers. For Vijayawada residents, the popularity of SUVs are as great as it is for other parts in the country. For an energetic city like Vijayawada, SUVs appear to be an ideal option for any family and friends’ trips. However, SUVs are never cheap stuff, which may sometimes make it hard for people to own one. Fortunately enough, nowadays, there are many used SUV options in the Vijayawada market, which offers car buyers a lot of affordable choices. The best-selling SUVs in Vijayawada include the Tata Safari, Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta.
*The above prices are for reference only
IV. How second-hand cars can be used in Vijayawada?
The first thing you need to do after purchasing a used car is to transfer its ownership. Although the used car ownership transfer process in each city might slightly differ, the general process is as follows: You apply for the ownership transfer at the local RTO. The required documents you need to present to the RTO include the registration certificate, Form 28, 29 and 30, the pollution-under-control certificate, residential evidence and the report of N.C.R.P.A. You have to pay a fee of INR 300 for each car to be transferred ownership. You should not have an agent do this for you since this would cost a lot of money. Instead, you should do this by yourself. Also, remember that over-15-year-old cars are forbidden from operating on Indian roads and must be scrapped. Therefore, avoid these cars; otherwise, they will be impounded by the police once they are driven.
V. Used cars people also search for in Vijayawada
By Brand: Maruti used cars, Hyundai pre-owned cars, Honda second-hand cars, Toyota pre-owned cars
By Price: below-INR-1-lakh used cars, under-Rs-2-lakh second-hand cars, within-INR-3-lakh pre-owned cars
By Body Type: pre-owned sedans, second-hand SUVs