For average 800 Kms/month usage requirement, I am intending to purchase a good quality hatchback car, based on my requirement for low running cost and good resale value after 5-6 years of use. I will use the car, mostly for unruly city driving (Kolkata), average requirement being not more than 200 Kms. weekly/800 Kms. monthly. The car will hardly be driven on highways, may be a 350 Kms. round trip twice a year. I can exceed my budget up-to Rs. 7.5 Lakhs, for a premium diesel hatchback, or settle for a petrol hatchback with good price-performance ratio. I am unable to decide, as I was waiting for Honda Jazz, it launched, mileage figures for manual transmission petrol variant is not good, diesel E variant will cost me Rs. 7.36-7.37 Lakhs on-road Kolkata, which is a bit steep for an hatchback, Honda Diesel unit is noisy, as per many reviews. I need a value for money vehicle, overall good quality, low maintenance, good resale value, manual transmission gearbox preferred. I would avoid purchasing Hyundai Elite, Volkswagen Polo or low end Datsun Go, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Alto K10 etc. Please suggest me whether I should wait for Renault KWID/KWID 1000 petrol variant, or should I go for Honda Jazz Diesel (E), variant.

Sayantan Ghosh asked