Partner and I are looking forward to our first big purchase together and we have a budget of ~20k drive away. After hours of research, we've come to the non-exciting default of a corolla…
However I have my heart set on the newer, current generation model due to the much improved pop-up display and array of safety as standard. We will likely keep this car for the next decade, so I'd like something that looks somewhat modern.
The cheapest currently on carsales is 21k drive away from a dealer in Wagga (I'm based in Sydney, where they look to start from 21k excluding fees).
Has anyone managed to get a deal or are we looking to wait a few more months, possibly when the 2021 model comes out?
I may consider stretching the budget to 21k if a hybrid is available. However, does anyone have thoughts on the longer term maintenance of these variants? Are they worth it given the potential extra servicing of the electrical components may cancel out the fuel savings?
Note: happy to have my mind changed with any alternatives we may have missed! From my understanding the kia cerato had an update in 2019 but they're looking pricier than the corolla (esp when you add safety packages)