Sir thankyou for ur sharing ur views about the car. May ALLAH keep both of ur cars safe from theft and all other bad things.
Let me assure u that the resale value is excellent BUT "ONLY" if u keep the car in excellent condition. people are ready to die for excellent condition Hondas but the ones which are not well kept lose much of their value. on the other hand, Corollas can be sold relatively easily regardless of the condition and they also fetch relatively good price even if they arent in good condition. so, dont worry
City is certainly very nice car to drive, acceleration, stability etc are lovely. the suspension is a bit on the harder side, thats why the road grip and braking etc is good. everyone dislikes the hard setup at first but slowly, u ll start liking it.
the worst thing, as pointed out by u and many others, is that the car isnt very spacious. even the city idsi had a roomier cabin