The influx of imported cars in Pakistan got a great customer response due to the fact that buyers were sick and tired of driving outdated boxes on wheels i.e., Mehran, Cultus and etc. In comparison to local cars, their imported counterparts had a range of innovative features at very competitive prices. But in response to one of my previous articles ‘Here Is How You Can Calculate The Cost Of Importing A Car In Pakistan Yourself, a lot of people questioned that why does importing a car yourself costs more as compared to buying the same car from the showroom.
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There can be multiple factors that make the procedure of importing a car yourself much more expensive than buying the same car from a showroom, the primary reason for this major cost difference is the undeniable fact of more than 90% accidental Japanese cars being imported in Pakistan. These imported accidental cars are handed over to expert mechanics and ultimately sold to the customer with a byword ‘Bumper to bumper geniyan gaddi’ (Total Genuine Car). In my next article, I will actually share some techniques to identify whether an imported car was major accidental or not. But for now, here is a glimpse of cars from a dry port of Lahore and Karachi Port Trust.
Does it really matter?
Well, now the question is that does it really make a difference if you are buying an accidental car that was repaired locally? According to some mechanics, most accidental cars have their airbags opened, and in order to save the cost of repairing, new airbags are not installed in the cars. Who would ever check if a car actually does have airbags in the dashboard or not? Moreover, I personally believe that a car repaired locally from the purpose of profit earning will not give you a pleasant experience and will surface mechanical issues from time to time. What do you think about buying an accidental car? Is it worth buying? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below: