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I need to buy a car for my parents in India. They don’t drive so it is mainly to occupy the parking spot and long drives with an on-call driver. Thoughts on used/new? Something with low maintenance? If it matters, they are in Mumbai.

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It’s mainly about the parking spot, HOA is apply pressure to return the spot if we don’t use it.

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Mumbai HOAs are crazy about parking.

Lightly used Suzuki Swift.

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With Mumbai traffic and parking hassles on the road, and your parents not expected to go out much, I would look for a smaller car.. Hatchback type. Like an I20 or something similar. If they like a bit of space then look for the smaller suv's like Duster.

What’s the frequency of driving? If it’s less than once a month, use Uber and stuff. Find a driver with his own car, easier to rent for a day.

Ohh I missed that. Didn’t realize this was that kinda case. I that case buy a used almost junk fiat/ambassador and leave it in your spot

Parking spots are not deeded so if left empty, they can reclaim it. We tried to let one of neighbors park there with the condition that he would return the spot when we need it... but they won’t allow that either. The car has to be in our name. Part of it also is that my dad wants a new car. He had an office issued WagonR pre COVID but he had to return it. He doesn’t like not having a car even though he can’t drive.

Get used auto transmission Hyundai. They are good

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Seems like lightly used is the way to go

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