There has been a phenomenal growth in the used car market spurred by the growing aspirations of the middle class and the dream of owning a car. While the organized trade accounts for 20% of the total volume of sales, the unorganized trade accounts for the remaining 80%.
As the latest figures suggest, the ratio of new to used car sale in India is 1:1.2, while in the US it is 1:2.5. According to the recent estimates provided by dealers in the used car market, nearly 400 used cars are sold every month in Vizag city, out of which Maruti True Value sells 35 cars, Mahindra 28 to 30 and the remaining transaction happens in the unorganized trade. What is thus, good news to the used car market, will not bode too well for the automobile makers.
Used Cars in Nagpur
Next, to your home, your car is arguably the most significant and expensive purchase you make. While it is very tempting to buy luxurious cars, it is also important to be responsible about one’s finances before spending an exorbitant amount. It goes without saying that used cars in Nagpur are going to be less expensive.
The relative advantage of the used car price can also allow a buyer to step up to a nicer model. Also, depreciation is a major factor that encourages more and more buyers to opt for pre-owned cars. Also, if you’re looking for a model, option package, or even wheel design that’s no longer made, chances are that you might find it in the form of used cars. Unlike last decade, the used car market seems to be brimming with options amongst an extended range of brands. Reports and statistics suggest that used cars have suddenly become a preferable option amongst all sections.
With the rise in per capita incomes, more and more people will explore the proposition of buying second hand cars in Nagpuronce they, irrespective of whether it is their first car or not. Also, make sure that the car you’ve set your mind on has not been repossessed by a finance company. Otherwise it will be difficult to procure the Certificate of Registration and the original owner may create trouble for you even if you manage to get the car transferred to your name.
Fiat Palio Stile
Though this car has been around for quite a long time now, it continues to be a major preference for buyers of pre-owned cars in Nagpur, since it presents itself as a complete package. With the revamped looks, the car now also boasts of a youthful appeal.
> You can choose from three engines- a 1.1litre four pot motor which is underpowered, sending 57bhp to the front wheels while the more potent 1.6litre engine delivers 100 horses and will surely impress performance freaks. You can also opt for the 1.3litre, 75bhp Multijet diesel engine that promises modest performance and decent mileage figures.
> The handling is what a classis Fiat ensures- taut and confidence inspiring. The ride is pliant, and the car absorbs everything that comes in its way with flair. You can enjoy excellent riding quality along with good handling. The brakes, however, lack the punch.
> The car exudes a youthful appeal, with handsome interior trim, and generous dual tone treatment. The car can comfortably accommodate five passengers with seats offering good support.
Maruti Suzuki Zen Estilo
The decade-old Maruti Suzuki Zen was replaced by a redesigned tall boy and rechristened as Zen Estilo. Zen was officially the first Maruti Suzuki offering that was discontinued from production, after which the automaker decided to keep the Zen branding alive with the Estilo which was launched in 2006.
> It is powered by the 998cc K-series engine from the A-Star, which generates a maximum power of 68bhp and 6200rpm with the maximum torque output being 90Nm at 3500rpm.
> The car boasts of several active and passive safety equipments that is expected from a car of this range.
The top model is fitted with ABS, EBD, driver-side SRS airbag and front, 3 point seatbelts and rear fog lights. Besides, you can also expect i-CATS integrated keys, five-door central locking, and anti-theft alarm.
> In terms of looks, the car makes for a head-turner, thanks to the large teardrop shaped headlamps flanking a more mature looking grille. Buyers are sure to be impressed by the stylish bonnet, fenders, tail-lamps, and an aggressively designed front bumper – all adding up to an imposing look.
The front fender flaunts robust wheel arc with the design being carried over to the rear fender as well. The wheel covers complement the overall exterior stance.
> Coming to the interior, this hatchback promises an upmarket look, which is primarily exhibited in the two-tone chocolate brown-cum-beige colour combinations.
The centre console comes with silver accent around the music system and AC controls. However, the rotary knobs feel a tad outdated as compared to push button controls.
The instrument cluster has a three-pod design with the speedometer in the centre flanked by tachometer on the left and temperature plus fuel gauge on the right. Other notable features include, three-spoke steering wheel with Maruti logo in the centre, digital tripmeter, power steering, power windows, foldable rear seats, rear parcel tray, etc.
Hyundai i10 Era
India’s second largest auto manufacturer Hyundai Motors markets 8 passenger car models across segments. The i10 was launched following the immense success of Hyundai Santro in the Indian automobile market. This premium hatchback from Hyundai not only boasts of superb styling elements but also has some premium features which give it an edge over its rivals. It is certainly a great pick when it comes to buying used cars under 2 lakhs in Nagpur.
> The car has an in-line petrol engine of 1.1litre 68bhp iRDE2 (Intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) which can churn out 68bhp of power output at 5500rpm and give a maximum torque of 99Nm at 4500rpm.
The 1.1litre 1086cc engine has four cylinders along with three valves per cylinder. The iRDE2 petrol engine is mated to five speed manual transmission with SOHC valve configuration and comes with front wheel drive option.
> It can attain a top speed of 149kmph while the acceleration time to reach the 100kmph mark from standstill is 15.5 seconds.
> Buyers can expect a mileage of 15.4 kmpl within city limits and 19.2kmpl on highways.
> This hatchback is equipped with McPherson strut with coil spring in the front wheels while the rear end tyres have been coupled with torsion beam axle with coil spring. It is also accompanied by hydraulic shock absorbers.
> In terms of safety, the Hyundai i10 Era is equipped with day and night inside rear view mirror for better visibility, central locking, engine immobilizer, etc.
> When it comes to its exterior looks, the beautiful clear headlamps that stretch to the rear of the front end is an eye-catching feature. Other attractive styling elements include, the front grille done in chrome, centre radiator grille with horizontal chrome slat, bumper and triangular front fog lamps, compact antenna of the side roof, full wheel covers, etc.
> As far as the cabin is concerned, the two-tone interior, coupled with superior automotive divisions and knobs, lends it a premium feel. The placement of the gear-shift lever housed on the cabin’s centre console is superbly impressive.
The dual tone dashboard comes with tachometer, low fuel warning lamp, electronic petrol fuel indicator, and gearshift indicator. Other notable feature include, foldable rear seats, vanity mirror, front room lamp, cup holders, front door map pocket, deluxe floor console with power outlet, etc.
> The comfort features include, factory-made i-relax front seat, i-shift gear control, folding rear seats, air conditioner with heaters, electric power steering, power windows in the front, and passenger vanity mirror.
Mahindra Renault Logan
In 1999, Renault proclaimed the Logan was the final product from the ProjectX90, followed by the purchase of the Romanian auto manufacturer Dacia by the French auto giant in 1998. The Renault Logan was designed with the aim of offering an affordable car with simplified features.
The Logan forayed into Indian markets in June 2007, in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra which helped in the reduction of production costs. This was the first right-hand drive Logan to go into production. Over the years, it has undergone a few cosmetic changes that lend it a sporty look and has been rebadged the Logan Play.
> In terms of engine, this car is available in with both petrol and diesel motor options which power the front wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine is an 8 valve, 1.4litre engine that produces a power of 75bhp at 5500rpm and a maximum torque output of 110Nm at 3000rpm.
The diesel powerplant is an 8-valve 1.5litre dCi engine which ensures low friction and a superb cost-to-performance ratio. This engine develops 65bhp and a torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm.
> The highly efficient diesel engine returns a mileage of 14.8kmpl, while the petrol variant has a fuel efficiency of 12.4kmpl.
> Coming to the exterior, this is basically a three-box sedan with a highly simplified design. The front facade sports the sculpted bonnet with a medium-sized chrome diamond logo which separates the two horizontal chrome slats on the front grille, circular fog lamps and a honeycomb mesh grille for air intake.
The side profile too has a simple design, with the key elements being the flared wheel arches and large greenhouse, and the Logan Play sporting graphics on its side and red alloys. The wheels are also available in silver.
The rear end is rather bland, with tall rear lamp clusters, and the Logan Play featuring a body integrated rear spoiler.
> The idea behind the Renault Logan was to build a compact but spacious sedan. Take a peek into the cabin and you will be quite impressed by the adequate space it offers, with the capacity of accommodating five large adults comfortably. The interiors are designed ergonomically, but the overall fit and finish of the beige interiors have a lot of room for improvement.
The orange backlit instrument cluster of the Logan comprises two dials with a display in between. It shows information such as the odometer and trip meter reading, time, fuel, and temperature levels. The centre console has circular air conditioning vents above the single CD audio system with remote and there is also three-knob controls for the air conditioner.
> The driver’s seat is comfortable, but a height-adjustable steering wheel would have heightened the comfort factor.
The large windshield area enhances the front visibility, however, a flipside is that, the outside rear view mirror on the right does not go far enough outward for some drivers- the inner edge of the mirror shows the car’s flank.
> The rear seats are sufficiently spacious, and inclined at a good angle to ensure comfort for the occupants. The Logan also offers 510 litres of boot space with easy access to the boot.
> Talking about safety, the Logan comes with a single SRP airbag for the driver.
> As far as driving dynamics is concerned, the Logan wanted to make it an affordable sedan, so the design was kept simple, without compromising on the ride and handling of the car.
The car compliance of the Logan is adequate at low and high speeds alike. The suspension setup has been tweaked a little to make Logan a well-handling sedan. The car feels planted and inspires confidence in the driver on straight or winding roads, even on hilly terrain. There is not much sign of body roll, thanks to the stiffened springs and the front anti-roll bars.
> The steering is accurate at low to medium speeds. However, at higher speeds, it feels that the steering overdoes the input command and needs some correction. Once you get accustomed, the steering feels precise and responsive even at higher speeds.
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