Looking for a brilliant used car for dirt cheap prices? Here’s a list of five cars, including Tata Nano and old Honda City, that might fit your budget
Social distancing has become the new norm, and will remain even after the lockdown ends. According to automotive industry experts, the pandemic might have one long-lasting side effect- increase in personal mobility, which will lead to an increase in vehicle sales. The biggest problem with a new car purchase is the price. With the BSVI update, cars are now more expensive than before, especially diesel-powered ones. Even though manufacturers are offering significant discounts, a lot of people simply don’t want to stretch their budget. Thus, used cars market indeed seems like a brilliant place to shop!
Here, we have a list of five cars that you can buy for dirt cheap prices in the used car market, lower than Rs. 75,000.
Tata Nano was the most affordable car in the world when it was launched, and it surely is one of the most affordable options in the used car market as well. The car offers brilliant interior space, owing to its tall-boy design, and had a cute-looking exterior design as well. Unlike regular passenger cars, the engine in the Tata Nano was mounted at the rear, and the car was a rear-wheel-drive model, just like a Porsche! The performance, however, is the exact opposite of a Porsche. The Nano’s 2-cylinder petrol engine was built for fuel economy, which can touch up to 20 kmpl! Even the build quality is good considering its price.
The Alto is the best selling car in India for quite some time now, and it's not hard to see why. Maruti Suzuki has built a reputation for affordable, fuel-efficient cars that are easy and cheap to maintain. These are all the qualities desired by a majority of the car-buying population in our country! Of course, the older the model year, the cheaper it will be. You will mostly find the first-gen Alto (2000 to 2012) for under 75 grand.
Maruti Zen is one of the most iconic vehicles by the Indo-Japanese carmaker. It was the first hot hatchback by the company. Its tiny dimensions ad go-kart-like handling made it extremely popular among auto enthusiasts. You might be able to find a decent example which a low reading on the odometer for cheap.
Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai Santro may have been revived for a new generation, but it is the older one that has our fancy. Santro Xing was the second generation model, and it was one of the best cars back in the day. It offered great space, powerful AC, and a cute design. You might find earlier models for cheap, and even if a model is listed for over Rs. 75,000, negotiating will surely work in your favour!
Honda City (first generation)
This car might strictly be for the auto enthusiast who wants a cheap yet exciting car. The first-gen Honda City is another iconic vehicle, especially in its ‘V-Tec’ form and it certainly looks the part. It has a proper 90s vibe to its exterior design, and even the equipment list is quite impressive considering its age. Of course, you can’t drive one in New Delhi, but for enthusiasts in other states and UTs, you can certainly try to get your hands on this one.