Mid Size SUV, while not as much fun-to-drive as similarly priced sedans, are more comfy for taller people and have as good a features list as sedans. They currently range between Rs 9,00,000 – Rs 17,00,000 on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for those who want a stylish car that is not too big or difficult to manouvre in city traffic and have a budget of under Rs. 7 lakh. It’s Hyundai Creta all the way here unless you want a rugged offroader in which case Renault Duster or Mahindra Scorpio is a good alternative.
Used Mid Size SUV average around Rs 6,07,240 in Hyderabad with lower end tending to be around Rs 5,52,230 and upper end tending to be around Rs 6,55,000. The higher end of the range will get you a TERRANO which is 8 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with SCORPIO which is 5 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Renault Duster 110 Ps Rxz Diesel Opt 2012
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 80,000 / List Price: Rs 556,640 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,180,792
This entry, which comes at a discount of 53% to its original price is 7 years old and has done 80,000 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this brown coloured DUSTER comes with a diesel powerplant. The top-end diesel variant is well-built, good to drive car. However, it has clocked quite a few kms and is seven years old and that can mean only one thing: You have a lot of bargaining power–you should target bringing the price down by at least Rs. 50,000.
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Recommendation #2: Renault Duster 110 Ps Rxz 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 70,000 / List Price: Rs 593,880 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,165,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 49% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 70,000 Kms. This diesel-powered, white DUSTER is currently with its first owner. Another top-end but heavily used model of the otherwise very-well built Duster comes with an asking price of nearly Rs. 6 lakh. We say get it checked thoroughly and then negotiate hard.
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Recommendation #3: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 91,509 / List Price: Rs 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,214,952
This entry, which comes at a discount of 59% to its original price is 8 years old and has done 91,509 Kms. This diesel-powered, XUV500 is currently with its second owner. The XUV500 is the most spacious and features packed car you can get within the budget you have. However, it does not have the best build-quality and therefore, you should have it thoroughly checked and negotiate the price down further.
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Recommendation #4: Mahindra Scorpio VLX 2WD 2012
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 52,900 / List Price: Rs 590,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,101,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 46% to its original price is 7 years old and has done 52,900 Kms. This diesel-powered, white SCORPIO is currently with its first owner. For all its rugged looks, Scorpio isn’t really the best ‘built’ car but given the fact that the sample has done 52,000 kms only, its worth a look. But do get it checked thoroughly because Scorpio owners tend to fall in extremes: one set really takes care of the SUV while the other just mauls it. The most common problem owners have associated with the Scorpio is got to do with its electrical components and electronics. These can start giving trouble within a few years of ownership. Likewise, the pre 2014 models were known to suffer from suspension issues.The infotainment unit on the top end trims also has a tendency to hang up and needs a re-boot for proper operation. Finally, there is good room for negotiation here as well.
The median price at which Mid Size SUV have sold in Hyderabad is typically in the range listed in the plot below.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Hyderabad in the Mid Size SUV category is Renault Terrano.
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