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    Default My test drive of the 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI

    Hi there,

    I just test drove the new 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI.

    I own a 9th gen civic so i shall compare both- i will try to be as unbiased as possible (https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/mem...tec-navigation)

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    yep you are rite toyota staff is very courteous a day before launching toyota rawal motors sales manager called us and told that tomorrow is launching of new corolla you can come and test drive it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    rear legroom is adequate, like the civics.
    Just not to distort the facts, even the 2001 Civic has flat floor. Really flat, not what marketing guys think of flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohtashim2242 View Post
    I don't understand why is everyone compairing altis and civic
    Both are different cars of different price tags
    If someone is soooo interested in choosing one he must take a test drive of both and decide
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    Excellent Job Omar, we have a pakistani Jeremy Clarkson
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    Quote Originally Posted by emokid View Post
    Great review btw. ill be doing a review next month when I get mine InshAllah

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    Your review doesn't count as it will definitely be biased towards corolla. Its a natural thing. You wont say bad about the thing you own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saadkhangul View Post
    Your review doesn't count as it will definitely be biased towards corolla. Its a natural thing. You wont say bad about the thing you own.
    not necesaary .... bro

    I own a Honda city and I know its pros and cons very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by umair2203 View Post
    not necesaary .... bro

    I own a Honda city and I know its pros and cons very well

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    well honda salesman was good with me when I went there time ago.
    but toyota gt was superb they gave the car at my door step then after that they said if you like it our salesman will come to your home for booking you don't have to come. everything will be done" hamara banda apke pas aye ga booking k lie apke ghar"

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    Quote Originally Posted by saadkhangul View Post
    Your review doesn't count as it will definitely be biased towards corolla. Its a natural thing. You wont say bad about the thing you own.
    nope bro I'm a buyer I checked both and decided for corolla ill mention all its bad points as well as the good once

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    Quote Originally Posted by saadkhangul View Post
    Your review doesn't count as it will definitely be biased towards corolla. Its a natural thing. You wont say bad about the thing you own.
    So that means this is a biased review as well? As the OP mentionee in his post that he is an owner of 9th Gen Civic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfananwar View Post
    So that means this is a biased review as well? As the OP mentionee in his post that he is an owner of 9th Gen Civic.
    Maybe it's biased. Which is why I've requested everyone here to test drive it and discuss the pros and cons here.

    The civic and corolla both have problems. Some seem more problematic to some else, and they can be ignored by another person.

    The purpose of this is to enlist as many unbiased pros and cons as possible so that potential buyers can choose for themselves by seeing what suits them best and what issues they can ignore (or solve).

    Being a 9th gen owner, I prefer my car because it has safety and security. I find this to be the top most priority. Everything else is secondary - for someone else the cars looks maybe more important and he won't find external locks (like clamps, steering locks) a hassle - unlike me, and would prefer the Corolla grande.

    Everyone has his reasons, and they're completely understandable. And he has every right to express his feelings- of anyone doesn't agree with me, he must mention it here and together we shall reach a conclusion in a positive way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    Maybe it's biased. Which is why I've requested everyone here to test drive it and discuss the pros and cons here.

    The civic and corolla both have problems. Some seem more problematic to some else, and they can be ignored by another person.

    The purpose of this is to enlist as many unbiased pros and cons as possible so that potential buyers can choose for themselves by seeing what suits them best and what issues they can ignore (or solve).

    Being a 9th gen owner, I prefer my car because it has safety and security. I find this to be the top most priority. Everything else is secondary - for someone else the cars looks maybe more important and he won't find external locks (like clamps, steering locks) a hassle - unlike me, and would prefer the Corolla grande.

    Everyone has his reasons, and they're completely understandable. And he has every right to express his feelings- of anyone doesn't agree with me, he must mention it here and together we shall reach a conclusion in a positive way.
    I am not saying if ur review is biased or not. Was just answering to that particular post and trying to imply that the analogy he quoted is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfananwar View Post
    I am not saying if ur review is biased or not. Was just answering to that particular post and trying to imply that the analogy he quoted is wrong.
    Oh I am so sorry. Chalo I hope my reply will serve as an answer to his confusion as well.

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    @ omar575,

    You emphasis on the word "biased" has tainted your excellent review.

    Page 2 onwards its a typical corolla bashing thread.

    Like democracy the in word these days is "immobilizer" with all the Cons it still is the best selling car world over.

    It will still be stolen with or without the immobilizer; because its popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwm749 View Post
    @ omar575,

    You emphasis on the word "biased" has tainted your excellent review.

    Page 2 onwards its a typical corolla bashing thread.

    Like democracy the in word these days is "immobilizer" with all the Cons it still is the best selling car world over.

    It will still be stolen with or without the immobilizer; because its popular.
    Lol. Yes, maybe I'm stating the negative facts too much.

    It's no doubt beautiful and no wonder its the best selling car internationally where they offer climate control, immobiliser and other luxury, safety and security features as standard.

    Here Mehran is also very popular - doesn't make it a good car, does it?

    We have to make do with these PKDMs due to lack of options.

    For a person who leaves his car unattended, it makes sense to buy a car with a security feature and which less popular among thieves, yet has good dealerships and after sales service.

    For some beauty of the car matters. And they don't mind locking their car with steering locks and other locks. My family and I are too casual and can't do that. So yes, we want a car with a good security system.

    Plus we've been in a major accident and that car didn't have passenger airbags - so we prefer that as well.

    I wrote a review stating the facts, with more emphasis on the features which matter to me and my family- but I didn't make anything up. Just kept mentioning the lack of some stuff again and again. A reader may just say - oh ignore his blabbering about the immobilizer and the passenger airbag, I have plenty of locks to secure my car - I will be okay.

    And cars can be stolen on gun point - making the immobilizer or the lack of it irrelevant really - but it's best to have it rather than not, and when we have option of getting it (ie buying a civic, then I would still buy that).

    Btw, an uncle was in a fix and couldn't decide what to buy - top of the line civic or altis Grande, he read the review and agreed and is now buying a civic. For Him, security was important as his neighbours corolla was stolen from their garage at night. My highlighting the lack of immobiliser helped him reach a conclusion.

    However a friend also read this review and as his house is under constant surveillance of guards and whenever he goes out, he parks in a secure parking area, he's buying the Corolla despite my 'bashing' as he finds it beautiful and the CVTi tranny has attracted him alot.

    Both people are right in their own way- and in a way this review did help them

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    Review is a personal view about a product. It's not a judgement. It's readers responsibility to read multiple review to make a decision or opinion. OP here has given his view and opinion. He is not forcing it on reader. Please take it as REVIEW only. Everyday dozens of car reviews hit automotive world. Just start reading it.

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    @omar_575 Nice and very detailed review.
    I'm now very happy that I have chosen a new Civic over new corolla. Exterior of new corolla looks good from front only. If one pays attention at sides and rear, it looks awful. But yeah that's just my opinion. No offense to corolla owners.

    Tyre gap is also a big turn off. I'm currently driving a 8th gen Civic and have kept 2005 civic as well and I love the way my 8th gen and 2005 civic used to stick to the road. I don't prefer this awful looking tyre gap. Even 10th gen corolla looks well balanced.
    However I have booked a manual base model civic without navi as I have planned to install some good quality kenwood or Pioneer DVD because sound quality of Navi systems SUCK big time. I want a quality sound. I don't really prefer sunroof etc as it was present in 2005 civic and barely used it.

    I was also confused as I was getting Grande Manual in that much amount but still I chose a Honda to be in my garage for next 5 years just because Atlas Honda is offering something which is very important for our country(Immobilizer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    first impressions:

    whats wrong with that rear suspension?
    I am smelling a recall for this issue.

    Btw nice review. keep it up bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwm749 View Post
    @ omar575,

    You emphasis on the word "biased" has tainted your excellent review.

    Page 2 onwards its a typical corolla bashing thread.

    Like democracy the in word these days is "immobilizer" with all the Cons it still is the best selling car world over.

    It will still be stolen with or without the immobilizer; because its popular.
    The best selling does not mean it is best. It sells more because it is an average car priced lower in its category. Most of the middle class people of the world are cost conscious. Corolla is the highest selling car, does that mean that it is better than lower selling cars like accord, camry, mark x etc ? No.

    Immobilizer is a very strong barrier for theft. Its not impossible to crack it, but it is very hard and it takes a long time. Time is the thing the theives thrive upon. The more time it takes, the more difficult it gets to steal a car.

    And the immobilizer and passenger airbag is present in the Corollas in most of the countries. Indus motors have an issue providing these features.
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    Already posted same comment on another thread. copy pasting it here again.

    As far as immobilizer is concerned; Immobilizer only cant eliminate the theft.. If it would alone no car would have been stolen in US which has the largest car thefts.Immobilizer is required by law. Yes immobilizer can reduce and it should be standard feature in every automobile. I have no idea how much extra it would cost for the manufacturer/ assembler to implement this feature. The more safety and theft prevention features a car has the lower the insurance premium is.

    We need to throw in the dustbin the current registration system and implement VIN ( Read https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/new...-how-check-vin ) as well as All entry exit points we need ALPR ( https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/new...te-recognition ) and we need a neutral department for theft prevention.

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