| | Nissan X-Trail or Honda CR-V: Advice Required
Hope You all are fine. I am planning to buy a pre-owned compact suv in india but is confused over the available options, Would anybody pls help me to finalize this case. The car will be used for less than 200kms a month & one or two long trips an year. The options I got are:
1. Nissan X-trail:
Diesel engine, Good GC, 4WD. decent mileage, easy to drive.
High maintenance costs(not sure but got this info from various auto forum on the internet), scarcity of parts in India, bad service from nissan outlets (from the same sources) & most fierce one is the complaint from multiple x-trail owners (most of the vehicles were 2004-2008 models) about the premature (as below as 50k kms) clutch failure & a blown-up turbocharger, which cost around 1.5lks for the replacement, which is too much for a Japanese make. Pretty decent cars (2004-2008) models are available a way below 10lks. Seeing all these I couldn't take a decision, fearing ending up with a stranded car & an astronomical service bill; please advise.
2. Honda CR-V
Pros: Proven reliability, Peace of mind, executive styling etc
Cons: Petrol engine (suicidal considering the fuel costs in India), not sure about the service & parts cost but expecting to below as its a petrol engine. Considering that the usage is low I don't think the fuel cost will be a strong factor in the decision making process.
NB: Sorry for making a long post. Expecting your valuable advise.
Last edited by vijay; 9th January 2016 at 12:31 PM.
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