Looking to buy your first car?
Buying your first car is often one of the most memorable moments in life. However, the cost of buying a new car can be exorbitant, so the best way to get the best value for your money is to get a car that’s affordable.
Many first-time car buyers are choosing a used car or pre-owned cars as they’re affordable and come with some of the perks of a new car because companies like us handpick only the best of cars (non-accidental, trouble-free, low-mileage) and refurbish them to as good as new. Also, the cars at CARS24 come with a 6-month free warranty and an option of 7 Day Return, in case you’re not satisfied with the purchase.
One of the most preferred used car models in India, the Maruti Alto 800 is one of the best selling entry-level hatchbacks both in the new and used car market. The go-to car for many, especially first-timers due to ease of driving, ease of parking, low-cost maintenance and excellent fuel economy (mileage). Maruti Alto 800 is one of the best models of the Alto car. The Alto also is available with a 1.0-litre engine, the Alto K10. And the AMT variant of the Alto is one of the cheapest automatic cars to buy in India. A brand new Alto would cost anywhere between Rs. 3.61 Lakh 4.34 Lakh on road while used Alto’s are available from Rs. 90,000 onwards.
If entry-level cars are just not your thing, Maruti has a slightly bigger car with better features. Swift is one of the most popular cars in the country, and has been the best seller in its class for almost a decade. If you are willing to spend more, there is no other car like the Maruti Swift. Not only does the car have visually appealing features, but it also has a powerful engine that delivers excellent mileage. The cost of maintenance, affordable spares, and the choice of both automatic and manual gear makes it one of the most popular used car chosen by first-time buyers. Some of the most popular Maruti Swift used models include the Maruti Swift VDI, ZDIand the Maruti Swift VXI, ZXI. The price ranges for the new Swift is between 6.90 – 10.07 Lakh whereas used ones are available from Rs. 1.5 Lakh onwards.
Currently, the Hyundai i20 is in its fourth generation and a new one costs anywhere between Rs. 8.30 – 14.00 Lakhs. The i20 is one of the most popular premium hatchback models in India and rivals the likes of Maruti Swift, Ignis, Figo etc. The i20 is feature-loaded with powerful engine and an attractive European-inspired design. The Hyundai i20, i20 Elite come with various drivetrain options such as the 1.4 Litre petrol engine model offering 99bhp@6000 RPM, the 1.2 Litre petrol engine with 82bhp@6000 RPM, and a model with 1.4 Litre diesel engine with 89bhp@4000 RPM.
The i20 offers excellent fuel economy with an average mileage of 22.54kpl. Some of the variants available for the Hyundai i20 Elite model include the Hyundai Elite i20 ASTA 1.2(O), Hyundai Elite i20 ASTA 1.2, Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDI ASTA (O), and the Hyundai Elite i20 MAGNA PLUS VTVT. The price range for the second-hand i20 is usually between Rs. 2.5 lakhs and Rs. 7.5 lakhs.
Although discontinued, the Honda Brio is a peppy little hatchback with sufficient power from the 1.2-litre petrol motor pumping out 87 horses. Honda Brio is very much available in the second-hand car market for a steal price. Some of the best features of the Brio are an LED mount lamp at its rear, ABS with EBD, dual safety airbags, a front seatbelt pre-tensioner with load limiter, an engine immobilizer, electrically foldable mirrors (ORVM), four power windows, and a keyless entry. Moreover, the Honda Brio has mileage between 16.5 and 18.5kpl, with the choice of a manual and automatic transmission. The price range for second-hand models for the Honda Brio model is usually between Rs. 2.20 – 5 lakhs.
The Hyundai i10, Grand i10 one of the most popular entry-level model from the Korean carmaker and it is currently sold as the i10 NIOS with a turbocharged petrol engine. The hatch is easy to drive, easy to maintain and offers the best in class features.
The i10 is preferred by many consumers due to its looks, spacious interiors and impeccable four-cylinder 1.2 Litre engine mated to either manual or automatic gearbox. The Hyundai i20 delivers mileage between 17.49 and 24.95kpl and an engine ranging between 1186 to 1197cc. The starting price of the used version of the Hyundai i10 is Rs. 5 lakhs.
The above-listed cars to buy for the first time buyers are curated based on durability, reliability, fuel efficiency, and affordable pricing. Therefore, if you are looking to buy a used car in the future, you know CARS24 has some of the best deals in the country!