I've been checking your site for almost six months now and I'm really impressed on how you help and assist other people who need advises in buying new or 2nd hand cars.
I was just wondering if you could do the same for me sirs, any suggestion or recommendation would really be much appreciated .
I am a new driver and buying a 2nd hand car, after five years I will sell it to buy a brand new car.
Timeframe in buying: (Oct 2012)
Budget: 550K max.
Use: Daily - Office (Mandaluyong) to home (Cainta), some out of town trips on weekend, but I think the furthest would be Baguio.
Passenger: Daily - Me and my future wife, some weekends with my Friends or family (out of town).
Car Class: sub-compact
Car Model: 2009 to 2010 (I'm hesitant in buying 2009 models because of Ondoy)
Fuel efficiency (Atleast 10km/liter)
Comfort in driving
Power (Not much important but I'm dying to ask if a 1.3 Automatic car can reach baguio or any further trips fully loaded? meaning 5 people plus baggage?).
Honda Jazz 1.5 (Fuel Efficient and good space)
Honda City 1.5 (Style and power)
Mazda 2 Sedan (Uniqueness and some says good FC)
Toyota Avanza 1.5 (Not sub-compact but same displacement)
Toyota Vios (least favorite because of the odometer)
But if 1.3 is suffice for long trips then I would consider buying it instead because of good FC but then again, if the FC is not that much different from 1.5 then I would choose 1.5 (Sorry sirs, this is really a puzzle for me).
If you have any other suggestions please feel free to add.
Looking forward for your witty recommendations.
THANK YOU SO MUCH SIRS and God Bless.