The second hand car market in India is primarily being driven by SUVs, MUVs and premium luxury sedans. A second hand SUV or an MUV is something that you would probably look for in the market if you are the kind of person who loves to be outdoors, travel with family and a dog. If you do not have a big budget, you can purchase a used SUV / MUV with significant cost advantage. We bring you the best options that are available in India.
The Scorpio is one of the most popular SUV available in the Indian market and is also perhaps the most successful SUV by any Indian manufacturer ever. The rugged overall construction and a robust engine are the most desirable characteristics of this car. On top of that, the car is spacious and have go-anywhere capability.
There aren’t any inherent problems with the car expect that the way it handles, which is not very inspiring. Other than that you should be aware if the brakes and AC unit of the car functioning properly since they can be expensive to repair / replace. A 5 year old, second generation Scorpio should be available well under Rs. 7lakh.
The Innova has ruled the India market for over a decade now. The car has an extremely robust chassis a powerful engine which is trouble free. This MUV is best known for its car-like handling and extremely absorbent suspension system. A second or third generation Innova should be available in the secondhand car market for not more than 7lakhs. Before purchasing, make sure that the car has not been used as a Taxi. It should not be a cause of worry if the car has done 80,000 – 90,000 Kms.
Before making a purchase, make sure that the clutch is in good condition. The hydraulic clutch on the car is an expensive bit and may cost a lot to replace. The average of the car is not impressive by any standard; you should stay away from the car if you are looking for a fuel efficient car.
The Renault Duster remains the most coveted SUV in the Indian market. The car sold like hot cakes when it arrived and still continues to do so. There would be enormous number of options available in the market to choose from.
The car has an SUV like stance despite being very compact. The petrol and diesel engine options available are equally robust and fuel efficient. The monocoque construction helps the car to deliver impressive fuel economy. The demand for second hand Duster remains quite high and you would probably get the car between 8 -10lakh range depending on the year of manufacture and mileage.
Nothing can possibly go wrong with the car. However, we would advise to stay away from the car which has done mileage in excess of lakh kilometers or so.
It would not be wrong if we call Ford EcoSport as the most unconventional looking car in the market. The car like driving dynamics and the technological marvel, 3-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine are the car’s best features. The Bose sound system that higher spec models come with would blow your mind with its sound quality.
The ground clearance of the car is impressive (200mm) which enables the car to go anywhere. The car is fuel efficient and easier to maintain. The boot space of the car is great but not as impressive as some of the other cars in this list. You should be able to find a trouble free EcoSport within 7-9 lakh range in the market.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Marutis are known for their reliability and vast service network that company offers. The Ertiga created a big wave in the MUV segment when it was initially launched in India. The car has been derived from Swift and the driving dynamics of the car are impressive. There’s huge space and practicality that comes along with the car.
Apart from diesel and petrol engine option, there’s a CNG variant which was launched by the company only sometime back. Due to this reason, the CNG variant may not be easily available in the market, but if you get your hands on one, it would make an ideal choice in today’s time.
You should be able to find a well-kept, 3 years old Ertiga within Rs 7-8 lakh range.