Reasonable efi Cultus can be found in this budget of 6 lacs (much better than mehran or alto)
Mehran , low expenses to maintain n run ,spares n mechanic readily avail. High n quick resale value (all these reasons: u find more n more mehran on the roads) ,ride/drive pleasure is very average.
Santro beats these two , a little hard to maintain , u will be getting 6-7 year old car in this budget
it is all what u can afford and drive by always keep in mind expenses attach with all and plan and buy ride that best suite your monthly budget.
it would be good if u mention your budget out here. I remember a guy posted a thread couple or months back with every detail and people guide him correctly according to his needs.