Here is what I would have done in order of decreasing priority
1, 2005-06 GLi, a decent family used example.
2, Cultus, not sure about the market but definitely not a new one
3, A Japanese Alto, whatever you can get in this range but trust me, driving an auto in a traffic jam is sheer bliss
4, A FAW V2
Never a Wagon R, that thing is badly made, under powered, downright ugly and has no resale