Everyone i have been reading TAI
for quite some time now and i must say people here indirectly provided so much information, so thanks for it.
Now by big problem i have finally decided to buy my First car.
I am 23 yr old and have been working for past year and my intention to buy the car is not for me personally to be true,i am still a bike lover
I am gifting my mother a car for her b'day which still is a bit far away, so ok to the point
My budget : 6.5 lacs (max)
My location : Delhi
Top 5 Priorities : Handling(Safety including) ,cost of ownership (FE cum maintenance), Engine performance, Seating comfort ( not only for the front passengers)
For which purpose: Mostly i think on weekends and some times office trips
Monthly Runnings: I think should not be more than 800 kms (Tops)
Max people that the car will be used by is 4
Now my certain favorites or lets say cars that i have shortlisted
1) Swift Dzire Vxi
2) Honda Jazz -Select
3) Ritz-Zxi or Vdi
5) Swift ( not a big fan especially after looking at the new swift rear windows they look too small)
Till now i have personally not tested any vehicles but i have seen the Honda jazz-select in flesh with my mom and to be true just sitting inside it feels so good. The car has superb interiors and i am 6'1 and i sat on rear seats and"blimey" i was seated very comfortably and the feel and finish of the car is superb.
And now comes the important observations by my mom- The car is good and it is true Honda indeed
While i do like the Jazz the only point that goes against it is that is costing me 6.6L on road and with 2 months waiting.
Apart from Jazz i have not any cars personally and but swift vxi at 5.9L OTR doesn't offer me ABS
even as optional.
I was not able to TD jazz because they didn't even have a TD vehicle available
and the vehicle i saw was up for delivery.I am a little bit apprehensive about the GC in jazz
So guys please provide your inputs if you have cars that will fit in my budget and requirement ( Diesel will do but i don't know what maintenance cost i have to bear)
Mods this is my first post so if there are any mistake my apologies.