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Old 6th September 2021, 13:35   #766
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My mother is looking to replace her 2003 Wagon R with a small automatic hatch.
I am only looking at the used car market and would ideally like to spend less than 3.5 lakhs.
Her Wagon R has driven only 50,000 kms in the past 18 years so average usage would be around 50-60kms a week.

I have shortlisted the A star and wouldn't mind waiting for the right one.
All the other cars in the budget such as i10, kwid, celerio etc. are a size larger.

Unfortunately since the A star never sold well there aren't too many used ones around.

I have found this one car which looks interesting and will go to the dealer at some point this week.
Wanted to know if there are any specific problem areas to look for and what would be a good price for this example if everything checks out.

Unfortunately this one does not have any warranty whatsoever and since it is being sold by true value I doubt they will let me take it to a mechanic to get it checked.
Like others have said get the Brio with air bags and the 5 speed torque converter, it’s very similar to the A star to drive, will be much safer and has a much better transmission over the 4 speed found in the A star. Also, the asking price at 3.25L for a 2013 with 50k kms is too much, this thing was 4.95L when new 8 years ago, my Amaze which is also a 2013 petrol auto has a market value of 3.3-3.5L and was 7.5L when new. Factoring depreciation, look to pay a max of 2-2.5L for the A star.
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Old 7th September 2021, 10:00   #767
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Default Re: Which Automatic Hatch?

I totally forgot about the brio.
Will revise my search. Brio is the first choice now.

I think there is a huge demand for small automatic hatches as most of the automatics are priced quite absurdly.

I found a 2011 Corolla altis VL for 3.5 Lakhs. This car definitely costed over 15 lakhs when new.

i10 automatics also seem to hold their value very well. I cant find one for under 3.5 lakhs for a 7-8 year old car.

@androdev you were spot on with the pricing of the brio. The cheapest I could find was a 2016 model run a suspiciously low 7500 km for 4.75

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