Focus: (15,000 KM) / (10 km/L) * 39 Php/L = Php 58,500 per year
Elantra: 15,000 KM) / (8 km/L) * 48 Php/L = Php 90,000 per year
That's an annual savings of 31,500. In about 2 years, you'd actually end up saving more if you got a Focus TDCi at 1.015M than an Elantra at 958k.
Kahit iconsider mo yung mas mahal na maintenance, in the long run mas sulit pa rin Focus.
Aside from the fuel savings, kaya sulit yung Focus ay:
- it's unbelievably fast
- it handles superbly
- it's a TOTL model that already has automatic climate control, leather seats, automatic this and that
Now when comparing against the City or Elantra 1.6, I still think that if you can afford it, you should go for the Focus. It's simply a better car. Aside from objective benefits, mas malakas ang dating ng Focus TDCi kaysa City or base Elantra.