Hi, I'm new to the forums and looking for solid advice. I'm a young professional with a good job. My automotive knowledge includes driving, cleaning, gas up and paying a mechanic to do everything else. I know that's bad so I'm here to learn and maybe even do stuff myself rather than having a mechanic do it.
I'm currently driving a 1995 Pajero that's been in the family since 2000 and I'm looking into replacing it. (Will post restoration idea at a separate thread)
I want to drive a vehicle larger and more spacious than a sedan. I also want a diesel with M/T.
So far, my choices include Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova, Hyundai Tucson T2, Mitsubishi Adventure (Super) Sport SE, Mitsubishi Strada, Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
I'm not particular into getting a 4WD / AWD as I don't see myself needing those features. I feel the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Montero Sport might be too high end for me at 1.3M.
This leaves the Innova, Tucson, Strada, ASX and Adventure. It would be very helpful if you helped me out in the pros and cons of each vehicle. What I'm really after is a multi-purpose vehicle that has a lot of space, reasonable power at a reasonable price and economical to drive. I don't intend on having it serviced at the casa later on, so a vehicle that is easy to maintain with abundance of spares and the regular trip to the local mechanic after warranty is over will be a big plus.
Thanks for your comments!