Ajith Edasserry, BLR
Requirements:It should be a wide car with lot of backseat space, budget 10L, Need safety (ABS/Airbags) No Hyundais, Suzukis, GMs. I drive 1000km per month, twice a year long trips (800-1000km), I am an enthu driver and used drivers cars (Old Zen, Ikon 1.6, Accord)all this while.
The following vehicles fit your general budget and features:
|Vehicle||Ex Showroom BLR||ABS||Airbags||Rear Space||Notes||Test Drive Reccomended|
|Fiat Linea Emotion Diesel||x||x||x||A bit underpowered for its size. Not providing a fun to drive factor though feature loaded. Not wide enough for your requirements.|
|Honda City S MT (Petrol)||INR 8,50,000||x||x||x||A bit cramped but just ok for 3 in the back. Gives you the safety features at the price but the width you want may not be there|
|Mahindra Scorpio VLX BSIV||INR 9,21,800||x||x||No Airbags for any Scorpio. But the rear seat slides back for the 8 seater.||Y|
|Tata Safari GX 4×2
|INR 980,548||x||x||The VX with airbags comes to 10,69,111 Ex Showroom.BLR. Very good for long trips and very spacious as well.||Y|
|Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 J||INR 9,68,400||x||x||x||Good for the city and highway but not giving you the space for long trips with lots of luggage.||Y|
Do test drive the SUVs I mentioned I think they would best suit your requirement. Your prior cars seem to be all petrols but I think its time you tried out a diesel. Since you will need the space – at the rear the SUVs fit your requirement more than the sedans. I didnt put the XYLO since it didnt have the safety features you are looking for.
Also I have not listed used vehicles since I assumed you are looking at new vehicles only. Your choice is much wider if you look at used cars .
Please do post your test drive comments also.