Best small cars you can drive around Kathmandu.
It’s no accident some of the best-selling cars in this country are small cars. Buyers love the manoeuvrability and reduced fuel economy that go hand-in-hand with compact dimensions, and the best small cars these days also provide enough practicality to satisfy a small family. The thing with small cars, though, is that they come in a range of different forms – be it hatchback, SUV or anything else – and suit a wide range of different budgets. Here, we pick out the best ones in a variety of areas. They are…
Kia Picanto – the long-warranty one
There are many reasons to like Kias – not least their style, solidity and affordability – but the warranty package you get is certainly one of the more compelling ones. The standard seven-year/100,000-mile agreement not only gives you peace-of-mind for a very lengthy period, it also helps reduce depreciation on your car (any motorist’s single biggest running cost) because the warranty is fully transferrable to the new owner. The Picanto is also a cracking car in a number of other areas, being enjoyable and settled to drive, and surprisingly spacious.
8. Dacia Sandero – the cheap one
The Dacia Sandero isn’t the smallest car on our list, but it is the cheapest. It’s actually the cheapest new car on sale in the India but not in Nepal. In truth, you probably want to steer clear of the very cheapest one – known as Access – because it’ll be a little bit too basic for many tastes; you don’t get electric windows, remote locking or air-conditioning. The second-rung Ambiance trim provides most of the really important stuff, though, and doesn’t cost a great deal more. As well as affordability, the Sandero also gives you decent practicality, with lots of interior space.