Regardless of the sporty look and aerodynamic shape of Daihatsu Mira, it has got some demerits as well. It is an admired fact that the 660cc cars are immensely fuel efficient plus luxurious than the local cars but when it comes to maintenance and spare parts, the cost multiplies itself several times than the local car. Mira, no doubt has got a valuable response in the Pakistani market but there are some aspects that should be kept in mind before selecting Daihatsu Mira. Below, are five reasons that will diverse your opinion about Daihatsu Mira over Suzuki Alto.
1. Fuel Efficiency
The Suzuki Alto is way more economical in fuel consumption as well, Daihatsu Mira gives you around 16-17 km’s on a local route with A/c switched on whereas, the Suzuki Alto goes up to 18-20 km’s on a local route with A/c switched on.
2. Finding a qualified and well equipped Mechanic
Most nearby local mechanics are reluctant to resolve the issues of Daihatsu Mira that are related to the engine. Not only local nearby mechanics even Toyota’s technicians are reluctant to resolve the engine issues of Daihatsu Mira. Moreover, Toyota’s Workshops do not have specific Scanners for 660cc Daihatsu cars. For Daihatsu Mira, Mechanics usually feel comfortable in replacing a certain engine part completely rather trying to resolve the issue in the existing part.
3. Dimensions and Weight
The size and weight of Daihatsu Mira is more than its engine can carry. People rarely consider and realize this aspect when the Daihatsu Mira hasn’t crosses 100 thousand miles on the road. Once it has crossed 100 thousand miles, you can clearly notice that the engine is working really hard to carry the weight of the car even if the back seat has no passengers. Contrary to this, Suzuki Alto’s dimensions and weight are much more on the conventional side that automatically increases the engine life
When the weight and dimensions differ, the graph of performance automatically boosts up. The pickup speed of Suzuki Alto is far better than that of Daihatsu Mira. Driving Mira over 100 KPH on a long route may heat up your engine at times but this never happens with Suzuki Alto. Even if you drive over 100 KPH with an A/c switched on, you’ll never feel the engine struggling.
5. Availability and Cost of Spare Parts
The Body and Engine Spare Parts of Suzuki Alto are more easily available then the Spare parts of Daihatsu Mira. Nonetheless, the Spare parts of Daihatsu Mira are available in the wholesale markets of big cities but they cost several times more than a common man can afford. A single tail light of Suzuki Alto costs around 4500 to 5000 PKR currently whereas; a single tail light of Daihatsu Mira costs around 8,000 to 10,000 PKR. Apart from the body parts, the engine parts of Daihatsu Mira are even more expensive than the 1300cc local cars.