Originally Posted by Cleod
The year is 2016 and I am needing your help!
I am planning to buy used car and my budget is 4lkh. I came across a used 2006 Black Honda Civic SMT with 34km on ODO. No scratches, dents or scrappings under belly. It's a first owner car within my budget. I will not be driving it much cause I have a bike for my daily commutation.
I am kind of confused on whether if I need to go for this 10 year old civic or if I need to look for a newer diesel engine within my budget. Since I have not owned a car, I want to make sure that I take a wise decision before I makin to my first ride.
Please let me know your suggestions.
For that price, you can easily score a newer City 2010 VMT
The city is the better car for our roads and wont scrape like the Civic
Upgrade Tyres to 185 or 195 Bridgestones and youll be sorted
Civic wont be a bad choice either but 4L is a bit high for a 2006 and fuel pump,tyres,brakes might need changing so keep that in mind (I owned a 2007 CRV which I recently sold so have gone through this)
I own a City 2010 too and I highly recommend it, youll easily get a well maintained ,low mileage one within 4L and itll be more reliable
I got offered 4.5L for mine recently but I decided not to sell and keep the car for 2-3 more years
Only clocked 20k km
There are tonnes of such cars in the used market
Haggle for the Civic if you want, 2.5-3L is probably the best max price for it IMHO
Examples for City with low mileage etc http://www.carwale.com/used/cars-in-...rk=3&isP=false http://www.carwale.com/used/cars-in-...rk=8&isP=false
^^I dont endorse or recommend the cars above, just for example purpose that such cars exist in the used market and that the Civic is overpriced