Choice of City or Vios
I AM planning to buy a car and there are two options.
The first is the Honda City while the second option is the
Can you give me a piece of advice on choosing a better option ?
I have a few aspects to worry about :
a) better resell
b) maintenance and
c) comfort during
d) fuel efficiency:
e) value for money;
a) Both have good resale value; it all boils down to how well
you take care of it, the mileage and market demand.
b) Labour wise, Honda somehow will cost a bit more. In terms
of general parts, it's about the same.
c) Of the two, I would say the City has the upperhand. It's a
bit more uprated on the design and engineering of cars in the
same class as it is newer and Honda wanted to make big
improvements in place of the previous variant while Toyota
decided to keep it simple and not fix what was not broken. At
least on the engineering side, I prefer the first generations
d) It's hard to say but it should be about the same as the
difference will be marginal. But I heard there are some plans
for a fuel challenge, keep tuning in for that.
e) While the City has only tow variants at about RM83,000 and
RM88,000, the Vios is packaged to be more flexible from the low
RM72000 to RM92,000. Again, if you look at what you are getting
for the prices stated, I would say it fits the bill.
f) Somehow for this, I have to root for the Vios. Its
simplicity means it's easier to maintain and less things to go
wrong. Plus most of the hardware like engine and gearbox remains
almost the same from the first generation and whatever problems
have been weeded out a long time ago.
I hope you can take some time to test drive both cars to see
which you really like. I personally would buy a car that I like
without looking at the resale value as I buy cars for myself and
my type of usage, not for someone else.