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Top Second-Hand Cars That Are Great for New Drivers

For those who have just earned a driving license, here are the top second-hand cars that are great for getting used to daily commuting

As we are thoroughly aware, India is a nation where a majority of the people either know nothing about traffic rules or try their best to not follow those rules. Not to forget, the Indian streets are overcrowded with insensible drivers because of which, the country witnesses several accidents daily.
In such a nation, for a new driver, buying a brand-new car is not a great idea. Not to forget, India is also a price-sensitive market where purchasing a car is still considered a luxury. In short, nobody wants their brand-new car to be involved in any kind of mishap.

Therefore, for new drivers, we have listed some of the top second-hand cars one can purchase in India. Cars that can endure a few scratches and crashes without giving a heart attack to their owners.

The OG Alto

There is nothing better than getting an old Alto from the second-hand marketplace. One can get any model in the marketplace dating back to 2000 with extremely economical price-tags. For example, we checked a marketplace and found an LX 2007 model with 36,680 kilometres on the odometer priced at INR 80,000.

WagonR, once India’s most-loved hatchback

The present-gen Maruti Suzuki WagonR is a sophisticated machine in-line with the trends of the auto industry. However, the old-gen WagonR was brilliant too. Great headroom, spacious cabin, and decent boot space with reliability. One can purchase a model from 2012 or before at INR 50,000 – 1 lakh.

Chevrolet Beat, the sporty hatchback

Launched in 2010, the Beat was an uber-cool sporty hatchback from Chevrolet that visually looked great with fresh interiors. Discontinued in 2017, the car can still take on entry-level hatchbacks of the present era. Yes, Chevrolet left India, but their cars are serviced by their staff and spare parts are also available. From good quality materials to a peppy engine, the Beat is an absolute gem that one must consider.

Hyundai Verna

To be honest, we do not recommend a long and big car to any new driver. However, if an individual is more into sedans than hatchbacks and has a bigger budget; an age-old Verna from 2008 to 2014 is a great pick. Most of the second-hand Vernas between the mentioned period are listed at INR 1.50-3.0 lakh.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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