The pandemic has not only affected people but also economies across the globe. We come across the news of salary cuts, job losses, and companies losing in millions of dollars due to Cornavirus lockdown almost every single day. This is likely to impact the spending power of people that could have an impact on businesses such as real estate, transportation & the automotive industry.
The priority for most people is to save as much money as possible and spend wisely as there is no clear answer as to when humanity will completely get rid of the covid situation!
While most businesses and services have resumed operations across the country with driving and travel permitted following certain rules, choosing the right mode of transportation is very important to keep ourselves safe during these times.
We believe, further, our research study also concluded private vehicles like cars and bikes are the safest means to commute as the risk of infection using public transport services like buses, metros, trains, and shared taxies is high even with safety precautions.
Further, we also found about 53 % of the Indians are likely to buy a car within the next six months. Among these about 25 % earlier used public transport and taxi services to travel, 50 % of them plan to drive their own car while 15 percent are expected to use a two-wheeler. Interestingly, 22.5 percent of the consumers who were planning on buying a new car last year would prefer to buy used cars due to a limited budget.
The cheapest new car In India, a Tata Nano will cost you nothing less than Rs 2.5 Lakhs with registration and taxes. The other entry-level cars like Maruti Alto, Renault Kwid, Nissan Redi-go, will cost more than 3 Lakhs.
On the other hand, you could find a range of affordable used cars of various makes and models to buy under Rs75000 or even less than Rs50,000 which are good enough for everyday commuting and offers more safety than public transport.
We’ve compiled a lost of the best second-hand cars to buy under Rs 75000 in India. These cars have been chosen based on reliability, cost of maintenance, passenger comfort, and brand value. So, here’s our list of the ten best used cars you can purchase under Rs75000 in India.
The Tata Nano is a compact city car that was manufactured and marketed by Indian automaker Tata Motors over a single generation, primarily in India, as an inexpensive rear-engined hatchback intended to target the two-wheeler users with a launch price of just one lakh rupees in the year 2008. While the new Nano costs more than Rs2.5 lakhs, one could easily buy a used Tata Nano under Rs75000 in the pre-owned car market. The hatchback can fit up to four adults comfortably. The car offers good mileage and is to easy to maintain. The regular service and maintenance cost for Tata Nano approximately comes up to Rs 5000 for 1 year.
Check out Used Tata Nano in Delhi NCR
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 23.6 kmpl
Engine Displacement 624 cc
Power 37 bhp @ 5500 RPM
Torque 51 Nm @ 4000 RPM
The Hyundai Santro was the first car from the Korean carmaker in India, the highly successful tallboy hatchback set the base for Hyundai. The Hyundai Santro can fit upto 5 passengers and features like power steering, power windows, and is equipped with both manual and automatic transmission. The car is known for its handling, ease of maintenance, and good mileage. The Santro and the Santro Xing are available for less than 75,000 in the used car market. The car is an ideal choice for budget-friendly daily travel for small families. The service cost and maintenance for Hyundai Santro and Hyundai Santro Xing are expected to be in the range of Rs4000 to Rs6000 for 1 year.
Engine CC 1086 cc
Mileage 20.3 – 30.5 Kmpl
Max Power 69/59 bhp
Max Torque 99/86 Nm
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sedan produced by the Japanese manufacturer since 1973 in the global market but the Lancer made its way into the Indian market only in 1998. The car comes with features like power steering, power windows, air conditioning, and a music system with radio. The car came with both petrol and diesel engine options. The sedan offers ample headroom and legroom, it can fit up to five adults comfortably. The service and maintenance cost for Mitsubishi Lancer is expected to be in the range of Rs5000 to Rs8000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage 13.7 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 1468
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 85.8bhp@5500rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 132.3Nm@3300rpm
Maruti 800 also called the people’s car set the base for the brand Maruti Suzuki in India. The three generations of Maruti 800 was manufactured between 1983 to 2014. The hatchback is known for its mileage, cheap maintenance, and value for money. The Maruti 800 is a very basic car with air conditioning and music system being the top of the line feature. The car can fit up to four adults and a child and a decent boot space. The regular maintenance of the Maruti 800 will not cost you more than Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage – 16.1kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc)- 796
Max Power (bhp@rpm)- 37bhp@5000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)- 59Nm@2500rpm
The Alto replaced the Maruti 800 and has been the most selling entry-level hatchback since then. The Alto came with two engine options, 800cc & 1000cc, both were known for its mileage. The hatchback offers features like air conditioning, power windows, power steering (select variants), and a music system. Maruti Alto can fit up to four adults and a child and offers a decent boot space passenger, legroom and headroom. The car is available in petrol, LPG and CNG options in the used car market. The regular maintenance of the Alto should cost anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage – 19.7 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc)- 796
Max Power (bhp@rpm)- 46.3bhp@6200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)- 62Nm@3000rpm
Maruti Suzuki Esteem was the first sedan produced by Maruti. The highly successful sedan was sold for 2 decades until the Maruti Dzire replaced it. The Maruti Esteem is an affordable family sedan that fits up to five passengers and offers ample boot space. The features of the esteem include power windows (select variants), power steering(select variants), air conditioning, and a music system. The car is known for its handling, ease of maintenance, and its mileage. While the majority of Esteems came with petrol engines, a few with Diesel (Esteem Vdi) are available too. We would recommend a petrol MPFI Esteem (fuel-injected) over diesel or petrol carburetor versions. The regular maintenance of the esteem should cost anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage – 15.9 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc)- 1298
Max Power (bhp@rpm)- 85 PS @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)- 110 Nm @ 4500 rpm
The Maruti Zen is a premium hatchback manufactured by Maruti Suzuki. The Zen is still a sought after car in the used car market. The Zen was known for its incredible mileage, smooth engine, and offered the best class in handling. The Zen was available with carburetor and fuel injected (MPFI) engines, while the latter is a better choice to buy in the second-hand market. The Zen was also available in a 3-door limited edition called Zen Carbon & Zen Steel, which is highly sought by car enthusiasts in India. It is a good choice for learners drivers and small Indian families. The regular maintenance of the Zen should cost anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage – 17.3kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc)- 993
Max Power (bhp@rpm)- 60 PS @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)- 78 Nm @ 4500 rpm
The WagonR is a tallboy hatchback produced by Maruti Suzuki. The Wagon-R comes equipped with features like air-conditioning, music system, power steering, power windows, and central locking. The car is known for its fuel economy, pocket-friendly maintenance, and ease of handling. The Wagon-R can fit four adults and a kid comfortably. The regular maintenance of the Wagon-R should cost anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 21.97kmpl
Engine Displacement- 1197 cc
Power – 81.80 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Torque- 113 Nm @ 4000 RPM
The Baleno was a subcompact sedan produced by Maruti Suzuki. The first generation Baleno came with a 1.6 litre fuel injected petrol engine which produced 94Ps of power. The sedan was also available in an estate version (station-wagon) called the Baleno Altura. In spite of being a success in the global market with features like a powerful engine, power steering, power windows, rear AC vents, fog lights, defoggers, and well-built interiors, the Baleno was not a commercial success in India. The sedan can comfortably fit was five adults; it also offers good legroom, headroom, and ample boot space. The regular maintenance of the Baleno should cost anywhere between Rs.5000 to Rs.8000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 21.97kmpl
Engine Displacement(cc)- 1590cc
Max RPM(bhp@rpm)- 94Ps@5500rpm
Max Torque(Nm@rpm)- 130Nm@3000rpm
The Honda City is a subcompact sedan produced by Japanese automaker Honda. The first gen City in India was available with a 1300cc and 1500cc petrol. The Honda City 1.5 Vtec version was the first Indian car to cross the 100bhp mark. The Honda City comes with features including powersteering, power windows, air conditioning and a music system. The sedan can fit upto five adults and offers ample boot space. The first-gen Honda City, especially the Vtec offers raw power and truly is a driver’s car! The regular maintenance of the first-gen Honda City should cost anywhere between Rs.5000 to Rs.7000 for 1 year.
Check out the second hand Honda City cars in Mumbai
Engine Displacement- 1497 cc
Power – 117 bhp @ 6600 RPM
Torque- 145 Nm @ 4600 RPM
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