Phew, just done reading the thread from 1st to last post in about a week's time.
Dear @drzac and all other contributors, thank you very much for this detailed thread, enjoyed reading all different points of view supported by facts and personal experience.
I didn't make my decision to buy a Vezel by reading your thread, however, I gave the token for a pre-owned 2015 Z package (black interior, imported as S grade) Red Wine Vezel which is currently under the bank's scrutiny and hopefully will be with me early next week in sha Allah.
I had totally written off Vezel in the prevalent price of 3.7million earlier on as, in my opinion, I had better options available in 4.0million or near about range, which is just 300-500k over the Vezel price like Surf 2006 4.0litre V6 (3.8million), or Harrier Hybrid 2011 3.3litre (4.2million). Please note that fuel consumption and resale value were a bit low on my consideration set, which has comfort, durability, drive pleasure, and overall value for money, at a higher rank.
However, things changed and I had to let go of my Altis 1.8 CVT 2015 model and started shopping for a car for the family. I took the bank's route, Surf and Prado were out of question as the bank wouldn't finance such old models, then I narrowed down to new Civic (non turbo) and Vezel. Ruled out Civic as the wife also has to drive the car and I know that she will face difficulty in parking and negotiating narrow bands. Started checking different Vezels, unregistered were again a touch out of my range so I was looking for low mileage pre-owned vehicles. Shortlisted 2, one was a 2016 Z Pearl White, Orange interior, 10,000km driven in 33.5final, and the other is the one that I made a deal for. I made my decision to go for a 1 year old model with everything the same except may be the Sensing, and the interior/exterior color and saved 300k.
This is the story behind my stumbling upon this thread as I want to read as much as I could about the vehicle and I must say that this particular thread has successfully reduced my post purchase dissonance to a large extent. The rest is left to the vehicle itself, I may be bothering you learned people time and again because of my lack of knowledge but will only try to put in the questions that have not already been answered in this thread.
Thanks and Regards