Car for a family of four with a differently-abled member under 6 lakh

It should have a sufficient boot space and ingress/egress should be easy. A car with an automatic transmission is preferred.

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Hello All,

This ask is for someone in the family. Looking for a car recommendation for a family of two adults and 2 kids with a budget of 4-6 lakhs. The lady of the family is physically handicapped in the leg and so she walks with some struggle. The husband will be the driver.


  • Easy ingress/egress comfort is preferred due to the above condition.
  • Budget can be stretched to 6 lakhs if we can get a sedan. The car will be registered in Tamil Nadu.
  • Automatic is preferred
  • Sufficient boot space
  • Decent highway manners as occasionally would be used for short highway trips
  • Ease of maintenance is preferred as they would not have the time/expertise to deal with service centre issues.

Here's what GTO had to say about the matter:

WagonR or Ignis are most suited, brand new or used (through one of the organised players).

Ingress and egress will be easy in the WagonR as the door sill isn't wide, and the seat is placed higher up. The car has great space, a good boot and the current gen has a more compliant ride.

6-lakhs doesn't buy you too much of a new car today. A brand new WagonR AMT will require increasing the budget. But if there is a very strict cap on the spend, then go the pre-owned route with Maruti True Value, Cars24, Spinny etc.

Here's what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say about the matter:

If you are looking for a new car, go for Ignis. Builds on the strengths of WagonR with a better put-together package. You will have to extend your budget by a lakh or so though.

As correctly mentioned above, you don’t get much in a 4-6L budget nowadays. Ideally, if you can consider spending 7-8L, then more options like Exter and C3 open up.

In case you are open to buying used, you’ll have plenty of choices. But make sure whatever you get is fairly new, so that it is E20 petrol compliant. E20 compliance is critical for peaceful long-term ownership.

Here's what BHPian blackwasp had to say about the matter:

I recently picked up an Ignis Zeta AMT for 8L on road in Maharashtra. You can consider that or the WagonR AMT.

IIRC, there’s a provision for exemption on road tax for vehicles owned / for use by physically challenged persons. I’m not aware of TN rules, but here in Maharashtra, it’s very common. In fact, most Maruti Suzuki dealerships are aware of this and do all the work for you. You’ll end up saving a good amount of on-road price.

Here's what BHPian Knightrider had to say about the matter:

I would recommend WagonR or SPresso AMT. Both have easy ingress/egress, good leg space and decent boot space. The seating is upright and higher, giving good visibility all around.

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