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Mahindra & Mahindra was set up as a steel trading company in 1945 in Ludhiana as Mahindra & Mohammed by brothers K.C. Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed. After India gained independence and Pakistan was formed, Mohammed emigrated to Pakistan where he became that country's first finance minister. The company changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948. It eventually saw a business opportunity in expanding into manufacturing and selling larger MUVs, starting with the assembly under licence of the Willys Jeep in India. Soon established as the Jeep manufacturers of India, the company later commenced manufacturing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and agricultural tractors.
Over the past few years, the company has taken interest in new industries and in foreign markets. They entered the two-wheeler industry by taking over Kinetic Motors in India. M&M also has a controlling stake in the REVA Electric Car Company and acquired South Korea's SsangYong Motor Company in 2011. In 2010–11 M&M entered in micro drip irrigation with the takeover of EPC Industries Ltd in Nashik
While paying a lower purchase price for the same car model used rather than new is the obvious reason to buy a used car, there are others as well.
Reed says new cars typically depreciate about 20 percent when they are driven off the lot. Most cars will lose another 10 percent in value during the first year.
Because a used car has less value than a newer version, the cost of insurance should be less. Reed says even more money can be saved because some elements of car insurance can be dropped.
As with car insurance, the fee that states charge to register a car is often based on the car’s transaction price, Reed says.
You may not be able to afford that new luxury car you’ve lusted for, but one that’s two or three years old may fit your budget.
“Buying someone else’s problems” was how some have described buying a used car. Today’s consumer can minimize the risk and save money while avoiding hidden problems.