Originally Posted by kkn13
Ciaz diesel is a fine car, oodles of space, torquey engine etc. Great for city and highway runs
A used Corolla isnt a bad idea either, but getting one with lesser miles is a bit tougher with Toyotas.
Just get it checked out by Toyota ASC before purchasing though
I know people with even H2 Corollas running fine, one even at 3L km (3 people to be precise). (Not suggesting you buy an H2 Corolla of course, just mentioned to prove its reliability)
The 1.8 petrol engine is very long lasting and reliable and is still present in the Altis. Avoid the 1.4 diesel Altis, its not as refined as the 1.8 and is underpowered for the Altis.
Another good used option might be 2009-2012 City, only available in petrol though. Upgrade tyres to 185 or 195 and try for facelifted 2012 models, they have slightly better suspension and GC. FE is around 8-10kmpl in Mumbai traffic, highway - 13-14kmpl. Prices are around 3.5-4L for good condition ones.
But if I have to be frank, Ciaz Diesel offers more reliability and peace of mind for the price.
Im guessing you want a good city car which is reliable,comfortable etc with good resale, no niggles, good after sales and parts .
thanks kkn13. My biggest worry for used corolla is its average. My close friend is having a 3 year old altis, and getting the average on 8-9 kmpl. Either i should buy the car and go for the CNG option, but that's too I am not comfortable with, as I don't want to stand at workshops every month.
As I had Hyundai Accent, in which I installed CNG around 8-9 years back, it gave me so much trouble. So I think going with Ciaz Diesel is the safe option, But when I test drove it, I did not feel it so premium (esp interiors). Very much confused right now.
I am not a big fan of this range, whether its dezire or ameo or new Xcent,