I'm looking for a car. Basically I don't really care if it has any fancy features etc. The main thing is that it should be reliable, and for the next 5-8 years, should not cause any problems. My budget can go up to 13 or so lakhs, but obviously have to look at the best buy. The options as far as I can tell are:
-Corolla xli. Apparently xli etc have been recalled, at least right now they are not available. Plus a bit on the expensive side.
-Honda city. 08 ones will become old once the new 09 model comes out in january. Right now they are around 11 lakhs. If I buy the 08 model, will their resale value increase or decrease with the 09 model coming in? Is the 08 city a good buy for 11 lakhs (given that it was 9-1/2 lakhs a few months ago). 09 will probably be 13+ lakhs.
-Vitz. The 07 model can be gotten for under 9 lakhs. They are refurbished, but apparently everyone seems to like them. Plus I don't mind driving in petrol, I don't drive to much. But will they last 5 years without giving much trouble?
-Cultus. Seems vitz is better than this is most respects, so I'm not considering it.
What would you guys advise? Is Vitz really a more reliable car for the next 5-8 years than a new honda city?