In general, buying a used car is an option for those who need a vehicle that will help them improve their mobility without having to make large investments in car purchase.
Because today there is a strong used car market where buyers can find a wide range of options to suit their needs, tastes and, most importantly, a tight budget.
In fact, it is currently possible to find cars in very good condition whose value can be less than 15 million pesos, allowing a mobility option without spending millions.
Cars that can be purchased from 10 million pesos
There are currently several digital stores where users can search for used cars in a specific price range. According to the offer currently available on portals such as Carro Ya, in the cities of Bogotá, Cali and Medellín it is possible to find cars of well-known brands such as Renault, Chevrolet, Mazda, Volkswagen or Ford at a price ranging from 10 million Colombian pesos .
According to the relevant portal, the following cars are for sale worth almost $10 million:
- Chevrolet Swift
- Chevrolet Sprint
- Chevrolet Corsa
- Renault Twingo
- Mazda Allegro
- Ford Fiesta
- Volkswagen Gol
So if you are looking for a cheap used car, you could find an attractive alternative in the options mentioned above.
On the other hand, you can also find several used vehicles on this portal whose price does not exceed 30 million pesos.
- Mazda 3: from 29 million pesos.
- Volkswagen Jetta: from 28 million pesos.
- Mazda 6: from 27 million pesos.
- KIA Río Stylus: from 27 million pesos.
- Renault Clio: from 26 million pesos.
- FIAT Palio: from 26 million pesos.
- Hyundai Elantra: from 24 million pesos.
- FIAT idea: from 22 million pesos.
- Chevrolet Chevy: from 19 million pesos.
It should be noted that buying a used car cannot be a spontaneous decision, since it is a purchase that must be made with the utmost care and the price of the car cannot be the only criterion taken into account when concluding the deal can be.
It is important to take several precautions to ensure that a vehicle was purchased in the correct condition and that it does not become a “headache” in the future due to additional costs to repair mechanical defects.
What precautions should you take when buying a used car?
Define a clear budget
Before you start looking for a used car, it’s important to set a clear budget. Determine how much you want to spend and factor in additional costs like insurance, taxes and maintenance.
Check vehicle history
One of the most important aspects is checking the vehicle history. Currently, there are digital services such as Autofact that can generate a comprehensive report that includes information about accidents and whether the vehicle was involved in illegal activity or theft.
Before finalizing the purchase, it is important to carry out a thorough inspection of the vehicle, which can be carried out by a mechanic you trust. This helps to identify hidden problems and thus obtain a more objective opinion about the condition of the vehicle.
A test drive helps determine how the car feels on the road and whether it meets the buyer’s driving needs. Pay particular attention to comfort, performance, steering, braking, suspension and any unusual noises or vibrations.
Check maintenance history
Inquire about not only the vehicle history, but also the maintenance history. If possible, request maintenance records and check when oil, brake and tire changes were performed.
Review legal documentation
It is very important to ensure that all legal documentation is in order. This way you can check that the seller is the legal owner of the vehicle and has no legal issues, such as: B. Liens are pending.
Evaluate insurance costs
Get insurance quotes for the specific model before purchasing. Insurance costs can vary significantly depending on the car, history and other factors. Therefore, you need to be sure that the insured value is within the buyer’s budget.