@GLI, is there S in Vario, I thought its only in Steermatic.
@pico, I would recommend buying a Honda City steermatic 1.5. Honda is offering some goodies with this car, like free petrol and registration etc. You will find this car to be great comfort vise, has a really great drive, quite powerfull, good fuel economy. In its price range I think its the best value for money.
City is roomier than Civic. My big bro has a civic 1.8 Vti oriel, I have a Steermatic and we both agree that city is roomier than civic.
But if you can afford a Civic, just go get one and don't give a second thought to it.
Personaly I would never recommend buying an imported 2nd hand car. their meters are temperd, parts would be expensive and the availability of parts would be a big problem. sometimes you may find them accidented and repaired. so in my opinion imported 2nd hand car is a BIG NO NO.