I had hard time deciding between JDM and Brand new Wagon R. I spent more than three month for exploring different JDM markets and options. I went to jail road and found out that almost every dealer is selling accidental repaired and repainted cars and a good condition car is not less than 1.2 million. It is very bitter reality that an accidental car with more than one lac mileage costs no more than 900 dollar. So after import duty that car has cost of 7 lac maximum and they are demanding 10 lac for them.
Now I decided to import a car myself but that ain't cheap either. A low millage car cost about 4000 dollar and after duty and custom clearance this car cost me around 1million but still no resale and expensive spare parts. The 660cc category cars are suitable for one or two persons. Many people complaint their high fuel consumption with 4 or 5 persons on board.
I personally prefer manual transmission because it gives you batter control over your car. Most of JDM comes with CVT transmission that has many drawbacks.
Many people claim wagon R parts are expensive. Here are two things affordability and availability. Its a fact that Wagon R parts are expensive but still they are easily available. Imagine you have a JDM and you need a very critical part to get this car in running condition you can afford it but you have to dig deep in the market for this part
So summery of my story is I opt for Wagon R for peace of mind and at least a good value of my hard earn money.