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Old 29th April 2021, 11:28   #1
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Default Buying a Used Mahindra Alturas G4 | Makes sense?

Should we consider the Mahindra Alturas, considering the news that it may be phased out this year? I guess it should be available with huge discounts once it is officially discontinued. Would it make a smart purchase factoring in the discounts. There seems to be very less discussion of the Alturas in this forum. To my eyes, it looks a value deal considering the price hikes of the Endeavour and Fortuner. Can others please throw in your thoughts?

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What you will gain in discounts, you would lose twice the amount in resale.
Stay away from slow sellers.
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Rightly said by abhishek46. However we buy a car to use and experience it, rather than think about its resale value. If the product is well built, fits your needs and service w.r.t. spare part availability/ costs is good then look no further.

However when we talk about the Alturas, the service offered by M&M dealers is patchy, M&M did not build the car so diagnosing problems/issues takes time. Also they did not sell many, hence workshops have less experience working on it.

Once a product is discontinued it puts a big question mark spare part availability, Since the Alturas didn't sell well, You might find it had to procure parts, even aftermarket. I do not know how much M&M would invest in inventory for a car that didn't do well.

Lastly what may seem a good deal now may turn into a bad experience later. Rather tell us your budget & requirements and buy something that sells well.

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Buy only if the price is too tempting and the depreciation very high, there is a good Mahindra dealer close to you, you know a good independent garage, are ready for some downtime and can source parts yourself / online if needed. Bonus points if you live in a big city as it's far easier to maintain premium cars in Bombay than Nashik (as an example).

Avoid if the available examples are too expensive (currently the case on OLX) and you are looking for a fuss-free ownership experience.

While the Alturas G4 is competent, I would personally pick an Endeavour over it, even if the same price gets me an older Endeavour (but current gen). I would also consider a new Safari, next-gen XUV500 (XUV700) or new-or-used Hyundai Tucson instead of a used Alturas G4.

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Avoid if the available examples are too expensive (currently the case on OLX) and you are looking for a fuss-free ownership experience.
When you say avoid if too expensive, what should be the ideal price for a well maintained 30K driven 2019 Alturas G4 4x4?

The OLX prices are quoted at 27-28L, which IMO is absurd. Should 20L be the ideal price for the said model?
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I would suggest that you opt for a better selling SUV in the same niche whse spares and service would not be a problem. For such models like the Alturas, spares could be especially tough to get.

Some mechanicals and electricals may be common with other Mahindras, but the cosmetic spares are the ones that create the maximum problems in procurement, once a model is discontinued. Moreover, this one has hardly sold and is difficult to sight.
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