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    Hello All

    I am planning to buy a 1300 - 1600 cc car with good trunk space. I am running on a budget and will definitely go for the less expensive option. The target is to get the best car in a low cost. My overall budget range is 900K - 1450K.

    Currently I am considering the following options:

    1. New Honda City Manual (Cost: 1440K)
    2. Imported Mitsubishi Lancer (Cost: 1200K)
    3. Used Honda City (Cost: 900K - 1200K)
    4. Imported Toyota Vitz 1.3L (Cost: 1200K)

    I am considering the following factors other than cost (more important factor comes first) for decision making:

    1. Fuel Economy:
    I am looking for a car with good fuel consumption as I would be driving only on petrol, not CNG.

    2. Features:
    The reason I added Lancer to the list is features like A/T, Airbags etc.

    3. Maintenance:
    Availalibility of parts, mechanics and cost of parts.

    4. Mileage of the Car:
    This is obviously not applicable in case of new City, but should be considered for other 2 options.

    5. Resale:
    Since the trend of using imported cars is increasing, will that mean that resale of local Honda/Toyota will reduce? In that case, I would want to go for Lancer.


    Please advise and feel free to suggest cars other than the list as well. I would appreciate if you could also rate each car against the 5 criteria mentioned.

    Thank you


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    Lancer ALL the Way,, Only resale is issue ..
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    lancer parts are expensive n resale is low
    for best fuel economy used city will be good

    new city will however have ABS,that is good braking system

    resale of city is fine n better than lancer

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    new city or a used corolla gli

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    new city all the way

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    Parts and resale of Mitsubishi is difficult
    never really liked the new shape of the city, I think its really bad build quality but given ur option I would say city is ur best option, why not buy used reborn or gli

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    city is now priced at 14.88 lacks

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    new city.... new is new, and its a new honda... ( assuming budget is not a problem cz u put that up in the post... )
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    lancer all the way
    local cars only have good resale in its comparison, else, the comfort and driving pleasure of lancer is far better than locals
    8th Gen Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 GLX 2006; 3rd Gen Toyota Prius 1.8 S-Touring 2010; 11th Gen Toyota Corolla 1.3 GLi AT 2014.

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    bro i have a 2005 civic and i will not trade my car for any city old or new or any japanese car because its the best car for daily use and best in all aspects.

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    Thank you guys for your suggestions.

    I am wondering why someone hasn't mentioned 1.3L Imported Vitz yet. It is also available in this range and has significant trunk space. Any opinions on that one too?

    Right now, I am seriously considering not to go for any used car. I have had bad experiences in the past and so I want to stick to either new or imported ones. I have a friend who imports cars so I have some peace of mind that I will get a reasonable piece when importing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkstinger View Post
    Thank you guys for your suggestions.

    I am wondering why someone hasn't mentioned 1.3L Imported Vitz yet. It is also available in this range and has significant trunk space. Any opinions on that one too?

    Right now, I am seriously considering not to go for any used car. I have had bad experiences in the past and so I want to stick to either new or imported ones. I have a friend who imports cars so I have some peace of mind that I will get a reasonable piece when importing.
    I'm also looking for my 1st ride, havent used any of them but u may find these cars also interesting
    Toyota IST (Vitz engine and parts)
    Toyota Ractis (Vitz engine and parts)
    Toyota Belta
    Honda Fit (have got great ratings, reviews and safety rating with city engine)

    Re-sale can be a problem for these cars. But if u can invest few bucks on safety of u n ur family then it would be good to buy a JDM.

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    If you want pleasure drive than Imported Lancer or if you want a trouble free car for years with very good average. Than go for brand new City.

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    Go for New Honda City Manual
    Better Milage on petrol
    Can be sold easily
    Maintainable
    Good Features in New ones.
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    City obviously ( as compared to others u mentioned )

    warna y not unreg JDM Toyota Fielder , Axio ( base version available for 15 in market easily ) Wingroad ( 12 lacs ) Corolla X , Allion , Belta 1.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifaa View Post
    new city all the way
    Being a City fan...would u please mention its fuel average both in urban area as well as long routs.....
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    new city for shore........

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    Lancer provides more versatility by combining a sporty car with the convenience of a five door wagon-like vehicle. There is even a rear cargo floor that can be dropped about three inches to provide additional cargo space if needed.

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    See if your friend can get you the Rally version Turbocharged Vitz. Otherwise a simple 1300 cc vitz would do the job. Its small, perfect for narrow roads, streets and alleyways; a proper workhorse. For your first car, give the nissan sunny a look. Or if you can change your mind about used cars then, optra. Lancer is heavy on fuel and cost of parts. Honda and toyota overcharge way too much for the simplest of things. But since nearly everyone uses them, they hold their value pretty well as compared to other brands.

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    New City may exceed ur budget cuz u will have to get it registered as well, I will suggest u to go far a fresh import Toyota BElta 1.3 It will not exceed 13 lakhs, it has excellent fuel consumption as I have used it in the past, it gives much better fuel consumption than a 1.0 vitz as it is 4 cylinder. It also has good resale value these days.
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