Rs 10 lakh finances: Automotive for a younger skilled and his dad and mom

Thus far we solely have used autos (Nano, SX4, Corolla). This can be our first new automobile to switch our present journey – a pre-owned Toyota Etios Liva.

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New automobile inside 10 liters OTR (Hosur, TN); Month-to-month drive of minimal 1000 km, 95% single. Incorporating 38 km of every day work visitors with its 28 km on the freeway. The automobile can be financed via a financial institution mortgage, so it is going to be maintained for no less than the subsequent 6-7 years.


I’m a 26 12 months previous product engineering rookie who has spent all my life in Delhi till October 2021 (and 4 years in Shivamogga for faculty), and has now moved to Hosur to work for EttiBelle. We’ve got owned solely used vehicles until date and this can be our first new automobile.

We’ll take about 2-3 highway journeys yearly, largely to Coimbatore and different locations in Tamil Nadu. I plan to take my automobile with pals on journeys to 4 southern states and Goa just a few occasions a 12 months (if the Goa plan is rarely cancelled). So the annual run may be anticipated to be ~15k km.

What would you like from the automobile?

I’m nonetheless within the early phases of my profession so I want one thing that may give me peace of thoughts together with a superb gasoline economic system. Driving enjoyable is not excessive on the record, I will reserve that criterion once I can really afford an fanatic’s automobile. With a big a part of my every day driving being on the freeway, security is essential. That does not imply it needs to be a 5-star rated GNCAP automobile, however it ought to have a superb set of energetic and passive security options.

I’m an avid driver and have an infinite love for all issues automotive. With this being my first buy although, I am attempting to be conscious sufficient to let the top determine reasonably than the guts.

Auto or Handbook?

The handbook could be manageable as bumper-to-bumper visitors was non-existent. AMT is an apparent alternative however that may solely decide if I can dwell with them after a check drive. The finances element I can get a Honda/Renault/Nissan CVT would should be mentioned with the top of family. The AMT and CVT appear as dependable because the handbook, due to this fact, are open to all.

Purchase Timeline and Take a look at Drive

The acquisition (I imply reserving) is only a few months away, not earlier than the beginning of FY 22-23. I have not test-driven any autos but and intend to take action solely once I’m really able to guide one.

I might clearly take my dad and mom for every TD and get their opinion in consolation as they’re each on the smart aspect of 65. Their suggestions and likes will play a serious function within the alternative however I would nonetheless like to get opinions on the discussion board within the meantime.

Since purchasing is just a few months away, any launch that matches my wants and finances within the subsequent few months may even be on the record, and I need the discussion board to inform me on the identical.

What do you at present personal/personal?

As talked about earlier, we’ve got solely pre-owned vehicles until date, that are detailed beneath:

Tata Nano LX (August 2012 – December 2016)

It was a debtor to Dad’s workplace and was our first automobile. There was over 35k kms to drive when it was with us although largely pushed by a single driver as dad could not drive and I lived away from faculty. We took it on our Dehradun-Rishikesh journey from Delhi in the course of the furthest monsoon.

Nano at residence in WAC, Subroto Park

MS SX4 VXi (Nov 2016 – February 2018)

That was the primary automobile we really ‘purchased’. Did not know in regards to the costs of used vehicles at the moment and purchased 2.6L at a really excessive worth. This was a 2008 automobile with 92k kms on Odo on the time. Pushed it for about 12k kms earlier than promoting it because it was beginning to turn out to be a cash pit.

Beige coloured boy in rural Gurugram

Toyota Corolla H2 E (February 2018 – September 2019)

My pal had arrange his pre owned automobile enterprise by now and I bought the Sx4 via him and purchased the Corolla. I’ve pushed his 2008 Corolla rather a lot by now and I used to be extra in love with the consolation and good efficiency of the 1.8L. Believing that it could be a dependable automobile, purchased it and made the error of putting in a CNG package in it. The automobile did 78k kms when i acquired it, drove it about 25k extra earlier than promoting it. I might have taken out the CNG package and saved it if the RC was renewed. Additionally spray-painted the alloy matte black on a chilly Saturday with a few of my pals in late 2018.

At all times dependable tea within the farms of Haryana close to Asauti

Toyota Etios Liva VX(P) (September 2019 – Current)

Bought Corolla once more via my pal and purchased Liva from him. If I could also be allowed, his enterprise known as Fidomotos. The Liva was 72k kms once I purchased it and the Odo is at present a shade over 95k kms. It will have been a lot greater if not for the covid lockdown and WFH season. Have not spent any cash on the automobile apart from basic upkeep, apart from some new elements within the clutch meeting and the entrance shock. It at present suffers from a clunky entrance left suspension (I believe a worn-out management arm bush) and a music system that appears to be getting quieter with the passage of time. Spray paint remedy has additionally been given to Liva (although gloss black) just a few days earlier than the arrival of the second Covid wave.

Diwali night time, 2021. I’m at residence in Hosur

Have you ever achieved any analysis but?

Sure, sure, I’ve. After transferring to Hosur I’ve spent a superb period of time going via Carvale, getting some quotes from sellers, shopping YouTube movies and naturally this beloved discussion board. I made an excel for all the data I may discover.

The costs talked about in my spreadsheet are a bit old-fashioned and straight from CarWale, so do not quote me on them. I categorized the EMIs into zones primarily based on monetary comfort, fairly self-explanatory. The 2L down fee is an estimated one, which is what I’ll get once I promote Liva. The precise promoting value will decide the precise down fee. The EMI of 6 years is mounted (my financial institution is prepared to supply a most of 6), the rate of interest is an assumption at 9% proper now. Can go down and hopefully not up.

The images above present what sort of options I need within the automobile (in no specific order). Whereas not all are an absolute requirement, it could be good to incorporate as many as potential.

I initially solely thought of petrol, earlier than realizing that I’m now not in NCR and my every day highways should preserve me protected from repeated DPF tantrums. So I’m prepared for diesel additionally. I did a fast calculation, taking the Altroz ​​(XZ+) for example, and with a run of 1000km in a month, I might be capable to cowl the EMI distinction with gasoline value financial savings. The desk beneath is assuming an FE of 15 for petrol and 19 for diesel at present gasoline costs.

I appear to have a Maruti written on my funds and wishes, however I’ve a reasonably cautious opinion of the model (partly resulting from my expertise with the SX4 and the protection quotient). Although the upcoming Baleno facelift has my consideration, no less than TD will occur after its launch.

Between a mean top hatch and a steroid, I am fairly open to each, though it by no means hurts to have extra floor clearance on our roads.

By studying via this discussion board and watching movies on-line, I’ve explored the problems beneath with a few of my choices.

  • Kigger – Tail gentle and decrease fog lights preserve mud out and in. Nonetheless I consider that Renault is now providing an answer for current clients and hopefully can be linked to the manufacturing unit for brand new dispatches.
  • Magnite – Some house owners have reported rattles way back of their possession experiences.
  • Altroz ​​- Vibration from engine bay, resolution already out there right here on discussion board. Then again, Prasanna’s proprietary method simply makes me need to get one!
  • Amazed – widespread complaints concerning engine mounts (restricted to diesel solely, I feel).
  • Tiago and Tigor – Failure of gasoline pump when working steadily on lower than half tank of petrol.

Nothing particular was present in Hyundai and Nexon.

My present dislikes/likes of both choice is restricted to the record of options, and can be actually stable solely after I’ve examined every of them.

Protecting this stuff in thoughts, solutions and opinions from the discussion board are awaited. If I’ve missed any choice please let me know.

what’s right here BHPian asit.kulkarni93 Needed to say in regards to the case:

For driving ease and luxury, take into account the Jazz V CVT. If you’ll find the Speedy Rider Plus or the Polo TSI, take into account them. Altroz ​​or Amaze i-DTEC are good choices in case you are eager on diesel. Please search laborious sufficient, you’ll find some wonderful issues on Hyundais.

what’s right here bhpian grand tourer Needed to say in regards to the case:

Initially, nice alternative in vehicles to date. The SX4, Corolla and Liva are all fantastic vehicles to drive (And not using a CNG package. However hey! We make errors and study.)

I acquired actually excited studying your put up as this can be your first new automobile, so congrats on that.

Jazz and polo would each be nice decisions. Nonetheless, as a present proprietor of a Polo, I might advise you in opposition to it merely due to the ‘fit-for-a-child-only’ rear seat. Because you talked about that your dad and mom may even be touring with you, it should spoil a giant sport in your lengthy drive. The Jazz alternatively has plenty of house, a cushty journey and is owned with none problem resulting from Honda’s Anytime Guarantee. With gentle ft and most freeway driving, you will get respectable mileage as effectively.

Additionally, begin taking TDs now, in order that by the point you are able to lose cash, you will know which TDs you do not like and which of them want a couple of TD. And request in lengthy and completely different driving situations to get a greater understanding of the automobile.

Replace us the way you determine finally.

what’s right here bhpian ayp Needed to say in regards to the case:

In your record, I might go for Nexon however underneath the guise of XMS. The XMS just isn’t for the sunroof however for the steering mounted controls which is a crucial security function. Though you possibly can set up them aftermarket, the precise OEM sort.

Because you’re additionally open to diesel, take into account the i20 Sportz. It has a greater diesel engine than the Altroz. Though the Altroz ​​has a 5-star GNCAP benefit. In the event you do not want a sedan type issue, I would choose the i20 Sportz over the Amaze S diesel any day.

what’s right here bhpian cofactor Needed to say in regards to the case:

Your utilization most likely does not require a crossover SUV, TN’s huge highways are a blessing.

Assuming that is your first new automobile and you’ve got owned a sedan earlier than, take into account the sedan as soon as once more. Have a look at the bottom variants of Verna and Ciaz, you get a giant automobile for the cash and the engines are very clean whereas the interiors are effectively appointed.

Additionally do not overlook the model you have already got – take a look at Toyota, City Cruiser.

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