The used car market in India is experiencing a skyrocketing growth at present. Considering the fact that you can get multiple options in the used car market in the budget you have, the market is a perfect fit for those looking to buy big brand names in a limited budget. Sometimes, the buyers end up making a bad deal just because they like the car or the brand-name. In today’s featured, we tell you about 10-worst rated used cars in India. This article will help you be an aware customer and you won’t be carried away just by that glossy finished vehicle or the luxurious brand-name.
Honda CR-V (2007-2013)
For all those SUV lovers out there, Honda CRV might seem to be the easiest option in terms of availability in the used car market but here’s why you shouldn’t buy one. This SUV from the Japanese automaker is available in the used car market at a starting price of 3Lakhs INR depending upon the condition of the vehicle. The fact worth noticing is that you are getting a 23Lakh worth car at dirt cheap prices. This is just because the car is now relatively old. Just imagine the expense if there is any major part failure. Yes, spare parts for such an SUV aren’t cheap at all!
Hyundai Sonata (2001-2005)
Spare Parts Availability
Talking about luxuries? Well, we can’t forget the Hyundai Sonata! Hyundai Sonata is another easily accessible car in the used car market but just don’t fall for it! Hyundai might seem like a name with low maintenance cost considering the maintenance costs of Santro, i10, i20 etc. Just to let you know, Sonata was the flagship model, therefore, comes with a higher maintenance cost as compared to the other Hyundai cars. Therefore, Sonata made it into our list of worst used cars in India just because of the cheap buying price and high maintenance cost.
Suzuki Kizashi (2009-2013)
High Maintenance & Spare Parts Availability
Maruti Suzuki – our very own brand known for manufacturing fuel-efficient and low-maintenance cost bearing vehicles, once brought in the Kizashi. You will now find this car in the used car market. No doubt it won’t fail to impress you with its sporty looks, Suzuki Kizashi will get along some really high maintenance costs and of course high fuel costs due to its low mileage. This is in our list of worst used cars in India just because it has got totally opposite characteristics than what you expect from an MS!
Skoda Fabia (2007-2014)
Now you would say that Skoda Fabia wasn’t an expensive car at all so buying it from the used car market won’t be a bad decision at all. Yes, you might get it right in the terms of pricing but what about the availability of spare parts? Just keep in kind that Skoda discontinued the Fabia in India in 2013 and considering its 2020 now, the availability of a rare spare part might be a challenge for you. This hatch is on our list of worst used cars in India because of the spare part availability and also a comparatively higher maintenance cost than other cars available at a similar price.
Volkswagen Polo (DSG)
DSG Mechatronic Issues and High Maintenance
Now, this might sound painful to some readers. No doubt VW Polo is a very good car if you are an enthusiast or even if you are not. Considering a used Volkswagen Polo for yourself comes with the responsibility of checking every small detail about the car. Many owners abuse the car in the name of enthusiasm so don’t end up buying an abused tin can in the name of a cheap deal! Particularly talking about the DSG, if the gearbox of your used VW Polo turns out to be damaged, be prepared for a huge expense. All the VW Polo owners reading this, is your check engine light still on?
Volkswagen Jetta (2007-2011)
Spare Parts Availability & Maintenance Issues
Another high maintenance car from VW. If you are going for a Jetta, make sure you have enough money to maintain this car afterwards. Jetta is known to have a lot of problems and by a lot, we mean that every single part of this car can turn out to be problematic even if the car is well maintained. Jetta is here on our list of worst used cars in India because of the fact that it has so many faults, be it the DPF light, electrical problems, heating problems or any other fault you can think of, Jetta has got them all.
Just don’t buy a Jetta that’s all we can say!
Fiat Linea (2008-2011)
Poor After Sales Service and Spare Parts Availability
The problem doesn’t lie in the car. Although Linea was a fairly good car when it used to exist in the market, Fiat failed to impress its customers with its aftersales support and parts availability. Linea is here in our list of worst used cars because of the same fact that Fiat owners complained about parts unavailability of parts when these cars were on sale so you can very well imagine the scenario in 2020.
Fiat Punto (2009-2013)
Poor After Sales and Spare Parts Availability
Although Fiat is known to develop reliable cars, Punto didn’t quite fit in the definition at all! Belonging to a wide network of car servicing workshops, we can confidently say that if you are buying a Punto, be ready for common problems like wiper linkage defects, knocking from the suspension, cornering problems and the most common- check engine light!
Mitsubishi Lancer (2000-2007)
Poor Spare Parts Availability and Non-Existent Service Centres
This might seem like an absolute delight to all the auto lovers. Just think about it Lancer was discontinued in India in 2012. Its 2020 and you can’t see even a single Mitsubishi on the roads. No doubt you will crack a nice deal on a Lancer but what about the spare parts? Just remember even a good car comes with a maintenance schedule which needs you to replace parts some or the other day. Think about this and you will realise why Lancer is on our list of worst used cars in India.
Nissan Teana (2007-2014)
Poor Spare Parts Availability and High Maintenance Cost
The luxurious offerings of this car might attract you but just don’t fall for it! If you think owning a Nissan Teana is easy, just ask someone who has already owned one. No, we are not defaming the car. Teana delivered luxury and that’s what it was meant to do. If you look for luxury at. a cheap price, sorry to say but you can’t get it! If you buy an old Nissan Teana just be ready for huge expenses afterwards. That’s all we can say.
This was all for our list of worst used cars in India. Don’t mistake the list as a mean to defame any car. Many cars mentioned above were actually quite good but considering the present situation, they might not form a perfect pick for you as a used car considering various factors and the other options available in the same range.