Edit: 50k km update: http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...tml#post149326 Another Honda at home (preloved)
Make Model & Variant : Honda City vtec
Year : 2007
Color : Bluish Silver
No. of previous owners : 1
Mileage : 44k Background:
After driving Wagon R and Civic extensively heart wanted something between these two segments.
Wagon R is not a good performer on highways and lack of boot is another concern whereas Civic in b2b traffic is a pain (not for driving, to safeguard the car from fellow 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers) Hunt:
I was looking for a used budget sedan as I don't want to invest on a brand new depreciating asset. Initial budget was around 2 lakhs and zeroed at Lancer.
As you are aware finding a well maintained Lancer is way difficult and mere impossible with this budget. Raised the budget with 50 more grands but no gain.
Then left to UK for my projects and returned 2 months back. Hunt for used car started again with a revised budget of 3.5 lakhs.
NHC, Corolla, Lancer, Verna
After a month I lost my hope in finding a decent specimen. Either it clocked 75k+km or abused within 30k km.
Fed up with the monsoon and finally decided to go for a brand new entry level diesel sedan. Choices:
1) Swift DZire: Perfect VFM
. -ve: Waiting period (6 months)
2) TATA Manza: Ruled out as my mom didn't liked the shape and brother was against TASS
3) Ford Fiesta / Mahindra Logan : No offense here, my fiancee ruled out both for the TAXI image
Almost zeroed at DZire VDi and I was about to book the car.
On a fine evening I saw the ad for 2007 City vtec with low miles.
Contacted the owner and confirmed the availability of the vehicle for inspection. On the same weekend test driven and almost satisfied.
Negotiated a bit and finally paid the advance on a auspicious day and promised to pay the rest and take delivey on 14th Dec. Settled the deal this afternoon and taken delivery with sweets.
Sorry, no time for photographs. Will upload more snaps tomorrow.