I'm looking to buy my first car. Below are my preferences.
Budget: Rs.7 – 8 Lakh
Location: Chennai, India
My Priorities: Safety, Comfort, good A.S.S.
My Height : 6 ft
Purpose: In city - 400 to 500 Kms. Surely will have long trips as I like to travel a lot. [I have drove 250 kms in a day in my CBZ extreme]
Type of Fuel: Diesel
Seating Capacity: 4 is fine for me. 5 is a plus.
I wanted to go for a car with ABS
and Airbags and good comfort, as I like to travel. Also I would like to go for good ASS
. From what I have read and heard, VW and Skoda might not be a good option.
I have always liked Honda Jazz even though it is petrol only. But it is being re-modeled, I'm not going for it. I have also not considered Figo because of a re-modeled 2014 version being expected.
I TDed Brio in a hope that it would be comfortable for my height (Liva and Brio's height, Width is close). But the steering position is too low for me. I like steering a bit up straight. Also I felt Brio's suspension to be too soft.
I have looked at Toyota Liva. The main complaint I have heard is that the body sheet is light.
I'm thinking to look at Chevy Beat and Verito Vibe too. Please let me know other options and opinions to help get my first car.