Wait or go-ahead with new car purchase amidst Covid pandemic

The car we have decided is a Toyota Innova Crysta Diesel MT in the GX variant.

BHPian PetrolHead2272 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

We plan on buying a new car; However, there is one problem that we are facing.

Car Decided:

The car we have decided is a Diesel Manual Toyota Innova Crysta in the GX variant.


We are planning to sell our Toyota Innova in a few weeks. We had considered a few options and narrowed down to the new Innova Crysta.


Since many doctors / experts have predicted another Covid wave, should we go ahead and buy the car right now (by August)?


Should we wait for the third Covic wave to die down (that would probably be end of this year or start of next year) and then buy the car?

Here's what BHPian shashi792 had to say on the matter:

If you're planning to replace you Innova with Crysta then I think waiting does not make big difference. It's not like Toyota is going to throw a huge discount or launch a facelift. A small advantage might be that your waiting period might be a bit less.

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

If you're going for an Innova itself, the sooner you buy the better.

Those things will only get expensive over time and the chances of a discount being offered will be nil. The only downside is that you won't be able to drive the car much. But then the strength of the Innova has always been about passenger comfort over driving pleasure. With the coronavirus no one can say about anything for sure. If finances are okay do go ahead with the purchase.

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

I am also in a similar situation, stuck with a 9-year-old vehicle (thankfully still trouble-free) and wanting to upgrade for the last 1.5 years.

I have decided to wait till at least Oct-Nov, by when we would have 70-80% vaccine coverage in India and some kind of certainty would emerge which is required to make a big (money-wise) decision for peace of mind to enjoy the new material possession.

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

Pragmatic decision.

It makes sense to buy a new car when you know you are going to drive it.

The sad part is that this is one of the travails of staying in NCR with a bad policy formulated by idiots parading as subject matter experts.

One of the downsides of the policy is that if you are not driving your new car, you are incurring a higher cost for a standing car since the car is going to be with you for 10 year period. And all of this comes on top of the fact that you are forced to buy a new car itself due to the idiotic policy. It's kind of a circular debt scenario where we are just being churned.

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