I want to purchase a new sedan car for my family of 4 persons (2 adults myself & my wife & 2 children aged 11 & 8 yrs old) on or before Deepawali this year. My requirements are of a Sedan Car between 7 to 9 lacs budget, monthly running 400 KM per month (around 70% on highway & 30% in city), low maintenance cost, value for money with all safety & comfort features, excellent after sales service and support & easy availability of spares for next 10 years. It will be a self driven & shall be kept for the next 10-12 yrs. It will be the second car in my house alongwith the existing Maruti 800.<br />
I have shortlisted the following petrol cars.<br />
1. Honda City 1.5S <br />
2. Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 SX VTVT<br />
I equally like both the cars & am confused to take the final call to book the vehicle. I request your goodself to guide me to finally decide the car. Secondly, will it be a right decesion to buy a petrol car now, when the petrol prices are rising every fortnight? My friends are advicing & stressing me for purchase of a diesel car preferably Maruti Dezire or Toyota Etios. Please give your advice for selection of car in my budget. You may suggest any other car of your choice too citing the reason to choose it. Also guide me what is the life of a petrol & diesel engine in a well maitained sedan car?