Tough choice, but then again all depends upon your budget. The base price Civic manual starts at around 13,29,000 as opposed to the manual Altis which starts at 12,19,000, which btw comes with an SRS airbag with ABS, the base Civic only coming with ABS. If you can ditch around 14+ then you can get yourself the top of the range VTi Oriel which in my view is value for money, certainly not the base price civic! Resale Im not too sure about, at this point of time, neither car has much. Corolla has the same shape for the past 4-5 years, so its " extremely common". Civic stands out, and Honda engines tend to give more power than its Toyota variant in the same engine catergory. Check out Honda.com.pk and toyota-indus.com/corolla for engine specs! Good luck!