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Hi,

I'm planning to buy my 1st car. I was interested in hybrid and EV models hoping they would be more economical but after reading some threads here it seems I'm wrong.

I was looking about Toyota Aqua, Honda Fit (GP5), Honda Freed and Nissan Leaf(seems not so reliable for long journey) and seen more negative comments than I thought. I don't know much about cars(even my parents didn't have one) and I would like to here the opinions/suggestions from the experts.

Below are some of my concerns.

This is going to be my 1st car. Would be better if the maintenance is easier and economical in terms of maintenance and fuel consumption. I don't want to invest a lot in a vehicle.

I prefer to have good resale value in case I want to switch to an EV model once it become more reliable here.

My budget is 4m, but can go little up if it's worthy (have to obtain personal loan for around 2.5/3m). I would love if I can get something below that budget as I don't like paying lot of interest for a loan and loan interest rates are high now.

Minimum of 5 seats and good boot space. Would love if 6/7 seater available at this price (like Honda Freed).

I would prefer safer ones with 5 or 8 airbags (because in most cases would be driven with all seats occupied)

Most of the time will be driven in Colombo city and would take for long journey on vaccations/special occasions.

Love to have latest features in the interior. In terms of exterio body shape, I dont like box types(like in Suzuki Every) but that wouldn't be a deciding factor. More concerned about interior than exterior.

 

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Added one more concern about resale
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