I'd like to disagree. ( No sarcasm intended ).
I do business, alongside my mother as well. We got a Swift DLX, which has a bad resale, just because we loved it.
We could've gone for a XLi / GLi or even a City, because of the Resale factor, but when it comes to personal opinion and not what others think or how much the next buyer will buy it for , then I always try to go for the best.
Again, Personal opinion and choice. I always kept one thing in mind- Once I die, everything will be left here. Donate and spend as much as you can Have you ever noticed those Desi's who worked hard all their life, did Kanjoosi, bought flats and made Plazas in Bahria etc. and are now retired? Well, their offspring is enjoying their hard work....
Next year, when I have done a bit of savings, I would go for Altis Grande 1.8 CVT-i with my eyes closed. Resale goes out the window. Right now, my car is parked for 7-8 months, yet I am paying 36,845-/ for it every month. Who cares?