We’re a family of 6, however my older brother is an OFW so he’s not often here, and the 6th member is a one-year old angel. It’s going to be our first purchase of a brand new car. We used to have an owner-type jeep during that hey-day of jeeps but it already retired for more than 5 years already. We just recently transferred to Las Piñas and a vehicle is somehow a must since almost all of us works/studies in Manila. So basically the vehicle will be for city driving and occasionaly long drives to near provinces.
We’re looking into these three vehicles – Mitsubishi Fuzion, Toyota Innova, and Isuzu Sportivo. The size of these vehicles will fit us, plus few other relatives which might need some ride at times. More than the size, we’re looking for something which is very fuel efficient. I heard the Sportivo runs on 30km/liter. I don’t know about the others. The Fuzion, having no Diesel variant, i think is last. I’m also not sure whether to get a Diesel or a Gasoline vehicle. Is it right that the Diesel is more of an advantage because it can run for longer kilometers than gasoline engines, however of a disadvantage because spare parts of diesel engines are more expensive? Which is more important? Where does the Innova play on this part? I hope you can clear this for me.
I also have this one concern that I noticed in TopGear comments that the Innova is not a better choice for city driving since public vehicle drivers respects you less. I will be a first time driver upon purchase so I’m kinda worried about this also.
When it comes to the price, the Sportivo AT is almost the same priced as the Innova (2012) 2.5V Dsl A/T at 1.2M. The Fuzion GLS Sport A/T is not far with 1.150M.
Anyway, I’m hoping for your kind comments and further suggestions on my queries.
Thank you very much Top Gear PH!