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DRIVEN BMW X1, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC-60,
Skoda Octavia, Mercedes E-class coupINSIDE
Why do cars catch fire?
good looking AWd Crossover
Road Rocket at bargain prices Practical luxury coup The baby Range Rover
Vol 1Issue 3
`70 IndIas fIrst magazIne dedIcated to pre-owned cars
Under 5 Lakhs
DRIVEN MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2015
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3India has always been a cost-sensitive market, but when it came to buying cars, we used to pay a premium to own diesel powered vehicles so that running costs could be under control. No more. Car owners now want the cost of buying cars to be low too, hence the preference for pre-owned cars. Also, with the prices of petrol and diesel decontrolled, people see more value in buying
petrol powered vehicles at unbelievably low prices. All this has now pushed the sales of pre-owned car sales in India to almost the same as new car sales - signaling the growing trend of low cost of automobile ownership, right from the beginning.
With this in mind, we got about the task of identifying pre-owned entry-level luxury cars that we can buy for Rupees 5 Lakhs - the amount we have to shell down for a new normal hatchback. This quest threw up some interesting facts did you know that you could buy a pre-owned Mercedes C-Class, a Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, or a Skoda Octavia well under the five lakh mark? These petrol-powered cars, though used, are much better cars with more powerful engines, more safety features, more cabin space, separate boot for luggage, more luxury and a few rungs above on the desirability scale and image they portray. Weve presented them in a bare-bones style so you get to the crux of the matter quickly.
The Skoda Octavia, mentioned above has also been road tested by our team. Weve found it to be one potent road rocket, a true enthusiasts car with high levels of build quality, sun roof, airbags the works, and the important part is that its 1.8 litre engine puts out 160 bhp and can take you all the way to 230 kmph all for under 5 lakhs! Now compare that to a hatchback which has 70 bhp on the average and struggles to touch 140 kmph and has no safety features whatsoever!
Weve been including a fair number of luxury cars in the magazine, as dealers around the country are witnessing a sale of these upscale models. Most professionals from the medical, engineering, infotech, real estate, startups and other hot fields are consciously putting their money on luxury cars to make them stand out from the crowd. Look around you while driving youre bound to see at least one luxury car driving in your line of sight in any city in India... and this can only be a good thing as all of us - whether we drive a hatchback or a luxury car are looking for the next better car.
Another area of concern is the way cars are spontaneously catching fire these days. Are we safe in our own cars? What causes these fires, and what can be done to prevent them? We look at this fiery subject in detail.
As we bid goodbye to this year and welcome the new, we encourage you to bid goodbye to your old cars and welcome newer models into your life. Trust us, after you experience the levels of luxury and performance, youll never go back to your old car ever!
And like I always say, if you need answers to recurring problems with your cars, advice on things mechanical, want us to cover a particular story, send bouquets or brickbats, please write to me on email@example.com.
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DRIVEN MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2015
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Dear Sir,I chanced upon you m
agazine in Ratnadeep
and picked it up without expecting anythin
but Im happy to say that my decision to p
up your magazine was a wise one. I liked
the reviews of the pre-owned cars presente
in a crisp manner. Even the side by side
comparisons are good I could go back an
forth without turning the page as in other
magazines. Keep it up.
- Akash Kumar, Bowenpally,
Dear Sir,Im middle class man working in Private Sector Company and am very interested in automobiles, but my family situation is not conducive to buying a car. At least that is what I thought, but Driven magazine has opened my eyes and broadened my horizons about the used cars that are within our reach. I was very impressed with your story on the Maruti Alto 800, and the price it was available at, and am happy to say that weve bought a white Alto last month. Thank you for your guidance.
- Vinay Karkare, Bengaluru
Dear Sir,Someone hand
ed me a copy of the Driven
magazine outside our college.
I took it home
and read it. Theres so much i
used cars, that even my dad st
it. The magazine was on our ce
nter table all
month and all the visitors to o
ur house read it
and wanted to take it. It is ver
but I have one complaint th
ere is no article
on what women drivers shoul
d look for in used
cars.- Renuka Nair,
Dear Sir,Your magazine
has a lot of usable informatio
on used cars, but why do you
feature so many