Need advice: Replacing my 2020 Honda City with a used Volkswagen Taigun

A week before the lockdown in March 2020, we bought a 2020 Honda City top of the line ZX CVT. The car is now at 5,500 km only and in showroom condition.

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Folks - I write this to seek your advice.

My father who is 78, is an avid driver. A week before the lockdown in March 2020, he bought a 2020 Honda City top of the line ZX CVT. The car is now at 5,500 kms only and in showroom condition save a little mark on the rear bumper.

He has been wanting a Taigun ever since its launch. However this was not considered seriously as the differential of price (selling the City and buying the Taigun new) would make no economic sense.

The opportunity has now presented itself where the owner of a Dec 2021 VW Taigun 1.0 Comfortline Automatic wants to sell their 1,500 km driven car. I will be going with my father to see the car today.

Personally I think it is unwise to sell a top of the line Honda City that is almost brand new and get a Taigun with lesser creature comforts. I feel the loss of 4 air bags, no LEDs at all, no start stop, no auto lighting are some of the biggest misses of the Comfortline.

Although I am trying to talk him out of it he is very excited to have a higher and a slightly larger car that is easier to get in and out of.

Request your points of view and if this makes any sense at all. Cars at our home have been more heart than head always but this change seems a little too much for me to digest.

Thanks for your thoughts in advance.

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

Give the old man what he wants! Voted for the Taigun. I normally don't recommend selling cars so early in their life, but if you are selling used and in turn, buying used...the depreciation loss is evened out.

Find another Taigun for your old man. Also take him for a spin in the Kushaq if he likes it more.

Get a full PPI done and and follow our used car checklist (including service history, checking past insurance claims etc.). Not much can go wrong in an almost brand-new car, even if the owner neglected it. Be sure to check for rat damage though, they can be scary to fix, especially if rats made the abandoned car their home.

Here's what BHPian libranof1987 had to say on the matter:

Can you afford the change? Yes, the switch doesn't make sense financially, but does it affect you significantly? If not, let the man have his way.

The used car market is crazy at the moment, so you could actually get a decent price for the City as well.

Here's what BHPian ike had to say on the matter:

Voted for buying the Taigun. You wouldn't want to think later that you should have got him what he wanted when he could still drive.

Here's what BHPian dieseltuned had to say on the matter:

Why is the owner selling the Taigun so early in the life cycle (not even 6 months), Please check its service history if possible when you see the car, I am always vary of VW shenanigan.

Since your dad will be primary driver and he likes the Taigun, if financial hit is not significant than let him get his desired car.

At his age with all due respect I think he deserves what he is asking for.



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