Guys, im looking for some nice cars in the 15 to 25 lakh range. The car's usage pattern will be medium (approx 8000kms per year), usage will be 70% city and 30% highways, will sell the car after 4 or 5 years and it will be self driven.
First preference will be for any car among the three premium brands and the order of preference will be BMW, Mercedes and then the Audi. Did not consider the Volvo S60 D3/D5 because of service factors and very poor rear seat.
I liked the BMW x1, since it is compact, fun to drive, excellent transmission and lot of good used cars to select from in 18-20 lakh range. I'm actually eyeing on a particular BMW x1 Highline, 2012 model, silver colour with 36,000kms, NO extended BMW secure package and comes for an attractive price (known seller).
I was also thinking about less driven Mercedes C220 cdi in the 21 to 23 Lakh range.
I liked the new Octavia TDi Elegance. But, long waiting period and Skoda's after sales service reviews are keeping me away from it. The VW Jetta is a nice option too and i feel its good VFM car, but feels out-dated (especially the interiors). In the SUV segment, i might consider the Xuv500. But, Captiva and fortuner are out of my short-list due to the price. I feel those two SUVs are NOT value for money options unless you drive a lot every year.
So based on my usage pattern, do you guys think its better to go for a new car in that price range (15 to 25Lakh) or 2012/13 BMW X1 is a good option in 18 to 20 lakh range?