I'm looking to replace my current Toyota Corolla 2.0D SE Saloon, 2007. I'll quickly list down a few points:
- Budget of 1.8-1.9m
- Over 1300cc ideally.
- House car - Will be driven by driver & myself.
- Brand new car only (No imported / reconditioned)
- Open to both Honda & Toyota
So I was looking at the Toyota, but then I heard the new model is due in August 2014. That would mean if I buy the current model, the re-sale would go down by about two lakhs within months? But then I'm not aware of how the new model will be priced, nor am I sure about how the new one would compare with the older one.
Another question: I've heard people say that if your car will be driven by your driver primarily, then the auto transmission is not a good idea. Forgetting the increased cost for a second, tell me if there is greater wear & tear on an auto transmission vs. manual transmission?
Any recommendations as to what direction to go in?