I'm looking at buying either a Secondhand Polo 2011/2012 1.6 comfprtline or brand new Kia Rio 1.4 tec 2012, whats your opinion?
I love the polo but I have to buy it secondhand and add a service or maintenance plan. The Kia comes with alll the bells and whistles, including service plan and leather seats which I would love and cant get with the polo. I love the smooth ride that you get from a polo and even though I'm considering it as an option I have yet to drive a Kia Rio (I will on Monday). I'm assuming it should feel pretty decent especially being a new car. I love the look of the polo, I only like the Rios back and not really the front. The polo I think comes with 15inch wheels and the Rio 17inch. Now as with the Ford fiesta, why are you getting all of these things 'for free'? Is the polo just expensive or is the Rio cheap? I love the idea of having a brand new car but my budget is no more than R190 000.00 and the Polo without service or maintenance plan is R200 000.00, the Rio R175 000.00. I can get a secondhand Polo relatively new for about R175 000.00 and add a maintenance plan for R11 000.00 some change.
What do I do?
Have you had or do you own either of the two?
I've heard insurance is cheaper with the Rio and the hijackers like the polo. But I've also heard resale value you cant beat a polo.