I'm planning to buy a pre-owned car. Always been a fan of Honda City. I'm selling my old car for 2.5 Lakhs and can spend another 2-3 Lakhs. I could get either a Honda City (2010/11) models for 5.5 L or a Honda Civic for around 3.5-4.5 L. I initially started searching for Honda City's in Chennai, and that's when I got the idea of checking out Civics too.
My usage is ~400 Kms per month and usually go for long trips twice a year. I'm concerned about Honda Civic's mileage and spare parts availability, but I'm bowled over by its looks and comfort.
My questions are,
1) How expensive is to maintain a Civic over a period of 5 years? Let's say I'm getting a Civic with Odo ~ 60000 kms and drive another 50K kms. How costly would be the spares and general maintenance.
2) Is Civic a wise choice when I can get almost 60-70% of its performance in a Honda City?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions/advice.