First post on this forum. My name is Hiren and I reside in Mumbai.
I am about to buy my first car and am looking at your advice.
I will soon be joining another company and they are offering me a car upto 3.75L. In this price I will not be able to get a brand new decent car that is fun to drive as well, so I am exploring the used car option.
In this range I can get a 2005/2006 Swift VXi or 5+ years old Honda City; Vtec if I am lucky. The City (old shape) has been a long time favorite car of mine.
So my question is, considering that the old shape city is no more in production, buying a city a good option? Or should I stick to the Swift (which is also a very good car). My heart says City and mind says Swift.
Maintainence costs would also be lower for the Swift, so thats one more thing going for it.
I've burnt my fingers when we had bought a used Esteem for the family many years ago . My other query is from where do I buy my new (used) car . Are First choice cars reliable? I should mebbe even look at True Value (or something of that sort) from MAruti.
Apologies for the rather long post and again do excuse me if this has been discussed earlier, I tried searching but could not find anything.
Many thanks for all the advice.