Delhi has a large automobiles market both in terms of brand new cars and used ones. The used cars in Delhi market is quite well organized as many people buy their cars from used cars dealers. Almost 70 percent buyers in India have no qualms in buying used cars. Earlier used cars were only traded among relatives, friends and family i.e. within a circle of trust. However, after the starting of the True Value by Maruti Suzuki, more people opened up to buying used cars from local dealers. The used cars market got more organized with the entry of other certified used car lines such as the H Promise, AutoTerrace by Honda, Ford Assure and Toyota UTrust. The transfer of name on ownership papers is carried out by most dealers nowadays and it eliminates the need for you to travel to and fro from the RTO office.
There are several reasons why you should opt for buying a used car. Used cars are less expensive and there is a wide variety of them available. For example, if you are a fan of the Honda Civic or Accord, you can get it in the used car market, even though they are no more in production. Used cars are easier to drive and you can extract the best possible mileage from them. They suffer less depreciation and hence when you opt to sell them in the used cars market, you can get a good price (particularly if you buy a white or silver coloured car).
Even when it comes to used cars market, some brands sell better than the others. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota etc. are one of the best selling car brands in the used cars market, the reason being that the servicing quality of these car brands is excellent as is the availability of service centres. Moreover, these cars suffer less depreciation and hence when you opt to sell these cars, you get a good deal. The top 5 brands for used cars in Delhi have been discussed below:
Undoubtedly the number one car brand in India, it is also the most popular brand among used cars buyers. Used Maruti cars are available within an affordable price bracket of Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 4 lakhs, for cars which are within 5 years of use and have travelled less than 40,000kms. The success story of Maruti Suzuki began with the Maruti 800 which was launched in the mid 1980s. It became the most popular car in India leaving behind top sellers such as the HM Ambassador and the Fiat Padmini. The car was recently stopped after a successful thirty year run. Towards the later stage of the production, the car was available with an engine compatible with LPG as well.
Currently, the top selling hatchback of the country is the Maruti Alto 800, which came in as a replacement for the Maruti 800. In the year 2013, the car managed to sell more than 1 lakh. The other popular brands from Maruti include the Wagon R, Ritz, Swift, Swift Dzire, A-Star etc. Among compact sedans, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is the most popular one while the MUV from the house of Maruti, the Ertiga is picking up sales too.
The main reason for the popularity of Maruti is that it has understood the exact wants of the Indian car buyer. The cars are highly fuel efficient, with the Alto being the most fuel efficient car on Indian roads till some time back, easy to drive and park and cost effective.
If you want to buy the Maruti Suzuki hatchbacks, then you can set aside a budget of Rs 2.5 lakhs to get an almost brand new Alto 800. Elevate your budget a little and you can even get a Wagon R in your price range!
Hyundai is the next best selling automobiles company in India. The car company burst onto the Indian automobiles scene with the Santro and since then it has been going from strength to strength. The company launched its second affordable hatchback in 2008, the i10. What followed soon was its premium hatchback, the i20. The i20 came in as a replacement for the Hyundai Getz. The company is also doing well in the sedan market of the automobiles industry of the country. The Hyundai Verna and Elantra are competing well will competitors such as the Honda City and the Skoda Laura respectively. The service centre network of the Hyundai is only next to Maruti Suzuki in the country.
Recently, Hyundai launched two more vehicles in the country- the Grand i10 and the Hyundai Xcent which are also doing very well.
To buy used Hyundai cars hatchback, you would have to set aside anything between Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 3.5 lakhs. For sedans, depending on the year of manufacture, you would have to set aside your budget. However, Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakhs should be enough.
The Japanese car maker has been around for a long time in the Indian market, particularly with the sedan segment. The Honda City is the most iconic Honda vehicle and it has already received four facelifts in the country. The Honda Civic and Accord were discontinued in the Indian market. However, in 2014 the Civic may make a comeback in a diesel avatar. A lot of people opt for the Honda cars for their sheer performance. The Honda service network is quite good in the country, although it is yet to match Maruti.
Used Honda cars are available within a budget of Rs 5 to Rs 6 lakhs, depending on the model you select.
Toyota is another iconic car, particularly when it comes to the MUV segment. The Toyota Innova is one of the most comfortable MUVs around and its sales continue to grow through the year. The Toyota Corolla Altis and the Etios are the two sedans that sell well from the company.
Ford cars may not be a common sight on the road but they are certainly there. The Ford Fiesta is the top selling sedan from the company while the Ford Figo hatchback is also doing brisk business. The recently launched SUV- the Ford EcoSport is soon becoming a popular SUV on Indian roads.
By opting for one of these brands, you can be assured of quality and post sales servicing.