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Tips For First Time Car Buyers | New Or Used

23rd August 2020
"Buy the car you want, Drive the road you want"

Big congratulations as a first-timer on buying your new car because after having stable roof to live under you are going for your own car. There are many questions one must have while thinking of buying their first car because it is a special one and you don’t want to mess it. There are many factors you have to look upon to make a final decision such as your budget, preference in size, design, brand, performance, depreciation value, maintenance and many more. So to give a little insight into helping you to decide whether to buy a brand new car or a well valued second-hand car here are some key points to consider.

 

Budget

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It is the most important point to consider because being a first timer in buying car we know the budget is limited and we have to look after the expenses like fuel, maintenance, tax, insurance, instalments and many more that come with the car in future. So if you are a learner in driving a car and you want to own a car it is better you go for a used car because you won’t be able to fully utilize the car for what you have paid. It will take time for you to be a smooth driver and go for a long confident drive so buying a brand new car will be a full-on waste of your money and the car itself because you may cause damage to the car in the learning process which will depreciate the value of car faster than it should have been. The best way to save money is to buy used. A new car loses almost half its value in the first five years, so go for one that’s a few years old yet still has contemporary safety features and many useful years ahead of it. Buying used also means a nicer car in your budget.

 

Set the priority first

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Before buying cars we have already determined on our affordability then the second thing is setting your priority what are the actual things you want in your car. For that list out the cars that you like and list out the features, you want in your first dream car. You should always resist buying a sporty or luxury car as a first timer with a limited budget so looking for a high-horsepower car or one with the latest high-tech features isn’t practical at the moment.  To reduce the risk of buying a car with never-ending problems, identify models with a good reliability record. Check Reviews Nepal for insights that can point you to cars that hold up well over time where you can compare all the features of the car.

 

Inspection and Test drive

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After you have decided on the decision of going for new or used car with the brand and model of the car which suits you as a first-time buyer, you should go online to read reviews of cars. Pay most attention to areas you’re most concerned about (fuel consumption rate, reliability, maintenance service) and compare the writer’s perspective with your preferences. For instance, complaints about seat comfort or ride quality can be checked out during your test drive. Your opinions might be different.

New cars are presumed to be a matter of prestige. On the other hand, each used car has led a unique life. Some may have been pampered, others abused. The best-used cars tend to be owned by a trusted friend or family member who can share details of the car's history. When looking for a used vehicle, make sure there's a car-savvy advisor you know. Carefully look the car over inside and out, top to bottom. New or used, always inspect it during daylight hours, when you can spot paint flaws that might indicate repairs or other troubles. For any used car, it's important to have it inspected by the company’s authorized workshop or any trusted certified professional mechanic. They will charge for the service, but it can be money well-spent considering how much more it might save you in the long run.

To buy a pre-owned car one can directly visit a different company authorized dealers like Ford Assured, Sipradi Assured. Guided by experts and assured on quality, Ford assured is a nuisance-free platform that allows customers to Buy, sell, exchange pre-owned vehicles in a convenient manner. This company authorized dealer assures the quality is met and customers are also provided with a warranty on pre-owned cars. Like Ford Assured, Sipradi Assured also deals with the pre-owned cars, with assured choice, price, quality and warranty on used cars. One can easily contact these assured dealers for a fair value of pre-owned cars.

At the end, it is your decision what you want

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Looking after all the key points like budget, performance, preference, brands, models, reviews and all the advice, you are the one who is going to ride the car. If you are a good driver and can handle the car well you can go for a brand new car because you can fully utilize the car before it hits the big share of depreciation within 4-5 years but if you are buying car for the first time as an armature driver, a used car will be a better option for all the hit and trial you will go through 3-4 years of your improving driving skills. And you will get a fair value of resale of the used car than the resale value of the brand new car.

 

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New Cars launching in 2020 | India | Nepal

24th December 2019
"Its almost 2020 and the automobile companies have already tied their shoelace for the new launches. So let’s take a look at the upcoming launches of 2020. These launches will be initially done in India and then hit the Nepalese market."

Its almost 2020 and the automobile companies have already tied their shoelace for the new launches. These launches will be initially done in India and then hit the Nepalese market. So let’s take a look at the upcoming launches of 2020.

1. Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan’s electric Nissan Leaf EV is launching in India in the year 2020.

Nissan Leaf EV

2. Tata Gravitas

In the beginning, the 7-seater Tata Gravitas had been displayed at Geneva Auto Show in the year 2019. People called it Buzzard. It is one of the most attractive and is a competition to Mahindra XUV500.

Tata Gravitas

3. Skoda Octavia RS 245

Skoda’s other beauty Skoda Octavia RS 245 is all set to come to the Indian market. People can buy it after Delhi Auto Show which will be held in February 2020 in India.

Skoda Octavia RS 245

4- Tata Altroz

This stunner hatchback will be launched in January 2020 in India.

Tata Altroz

5. Skoda Karoq SUV

The first Skoda’s seductress, which is coming to India, is going to be on air in April 2020. It can give a direct competition to cars such as MG Hector.

Skoda Karoq SUV

6. Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV is one of the most discussed cars which has already been displayed by the owners. Tata’s first electric SUV is going to be launched in January 2020 in India.

Tata Nexon EV

7. Hyundai Aura

Aura Sedan is going to be launched in January 2020 in India. It can be tough competition for Maruti Suzuki Dzire as well as Honda Amaze.

Tata Nexon EV

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Electric Vehicles | Cars | Bikes: Advantages and Disadvantages

30th December 2019
"The government is motivating the customers to buy electric vehicles through tax waivers for EVs."

Not long ago, Nepal only imported vehicles that were generated and operated through fossil fuels. The reasons were simple, lack of enough electricity and public trust in electric vehicles. However, considering the fact that Nepal is one of the richest sources of water and reduction of power cuts, Nepal is now being seen as the potential country for EVs.

Maaz Ashraf, the marketing and communications manager from NIU electric scooter quotes, “This is the third year for NIU electric scooter in Nepal. The first year was disappointing as the people didn’t get the idea of an electric vehicle, and its price range. The second-year was comparatively better and the third year has been overwhelming. The perspective of people towards EVs is changing.”

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NIU Electric Scooter

The government is motivating the customers to buy electric vehicles through tax waivers for EVs. Also, the reduction of load shedding and awareness of people about the difference in cost when switching from a petrol vehicle to an electric vehicle is a supporting factor. More?

Did you visit the NADA Auto Show 2019?

We could observe that there were only a few fuel generated vehicles launched. The rest of all was electric. Brands like Hyundai, KIA, Peugeot launched their EVs recently and they are undeniably hitting the market with a good response. New and local brands like BYD, TheeGo, Genius, Miyama were also getting a very good response from the public. Recently, Yatri introduced Project Zero, YATRI bike which is getting launched in January 2020, has been the talk of the nation. People are more inclined towards the EVs than the fuel generated vehicles.

Electric cars in Nepal

 NADA Auto show 2019

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Is an electric vehicle the future?

Electric Vehicles Advantages and Disadvantages

When we asked this question to the visitors of NADA and other general people and enthusiasts, we got mixed opinions. Some said that electric vehicles are indeed the future because it has advantages of low cost, easy maintenance and eco-friendly. However, some opposed stating that motor vehicles are supposed to be roaring through the streets and no electric vehicle can give such an experience. One visitor we interviewed in NADA said that the electric bike is no less than a cycle, it definitely doesn’t give the vibes of a motorbike at all.

Electric vehicle disadvantages:

Lithium-Ion, the main component of the EV’s battery, being a limited resource, cannot fully replace all the vehicles. Similarly, in the context of Nepal, we don’t have any policy regarding the disposal of the used battery (as of now). As quoted by Santosh Nyaupane, “The liquid coming out of the battery is a hazardous chemical that degrades the environment. If the liquid is disposed at a particular place, it becomes deteriorated and we cannot expect anything to grow from the soil for at least a decade.”

Battery used in electric vehicles

The pioneers of electric vehicles are trying to come up with ideas and inventions for the invention of full proof eco-friendly vehicles. The government is supporting the initiative by providing low-interest rates on loans for installing electric charging sockets. Companies like Hyundai are already exploring and testing hydrogen-powered vehicles. The future of the automobile is still getting advanced. We will keep on informing you of all those innovations. Stay tuned with us.

Hydrogen powered car

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Top 5 cars in Nepal under 30 Lakhs

8th October 2021
"The cars in this article are ascending with the increase in price."

Rain, wind, and COVID-19, whatever it may be, you are always safe in your car, if you follow the safety measures, of course. Team Reviews has come up with the most affordable hatchbacks under 30 lakhs.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 

The maximum power produced by the 796 cc engine is 48 PS @ 6000 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 69 Nm @ 3500 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 35 liters and the mileage provided by it is 24.7kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 695 Kg and Suzuki Alto 800 ground clearance is 160mm.

The Suzuki Alto 800 price in Nepal starts from Rs. 20,00,900-2,09,000

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Datsun Redi Go 

The maximum power produced by the 799 cc engine is 54 PS @ 5678 rpm and the peak torque produced by the car is 72 Nm @ 4386 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 28 liters and the mileage provided by it is 22.7 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 650 Kg and Datsun Redi Go ground clearance is 185mm.

The Datsun Redi Go price in Nepal is Rs. 24,49,000.

Top 5 cars in Nepal under 30 Lakhs

Hyundai Santro 

The maximum power produced by the 1086 cc engine is 68 PS @ 5500 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 99 Nm @ 4500 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 35 liters and the mileage provided by it is 20.3 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 935 Kg and Hyundai Santro Era ground clearance is 165mm.

The Hyundai Santro Era price in Nepal starts from Rs. 25,56,000- Rs. 32,26,000.

Top 5 cars in Nepal under 30 Lakhs

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 

The maximum power produced by the 1.0l k10 engine is 50kW @ 5500 and the peak torque produced by the car is 90 Nm @ 3500.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 27 liters and the mileage provided by it is 21.4 kmpl.

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The kerb weight of the car is 767 kg and Suzuki S-Presso ground clearance is 180mm.

The Suzuki S-Presso price in Nepal starts from Rs. 23,49,000- 26,59,000. 

Top 5 cars in Nepal under 30 Lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The maximum power produced by the 998 cc engine is 50 PS @ 6000 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 90 Nm @ 3500 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 35 liters and the mileage provided by it is 23 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 850 kg and Suzuki Celerio ground clearance is 165mm.

The Suzuki Celerio price in Nepal starts from Rs. 24,99,000- 28,79,000.

Top 5 cars in Nepal under 30 Lakhs

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