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    Hey guys, hope you all are doing good.

    I wanted to inquire about the Toyota Corolla Axio which was imported between 2011-13, the 2007 model. I had the following questions in mind regarding the car.

    1. Does it have good resale value?
    2. Does it sell quickly?
    3. Is it a market car?
    4. Are spare parts easily available?
    5. Is the drive as same as the Premio or is it a little below par?
    6. Does it have good fuel economy? How is its fuel economy in the city as well as on the highway?
    7. Which version is better in terms of resale and fuel economy, the 1.5L or the 1.8L?
    8. Do both versions have the same resale rate and value?
    9. Does its navigation unit work in Pakistan?
    10. Is it possible to change the navigation unit to English from Japanese?
    11. Does the car handle well on high speeds and is it comfortable for long journeys?
    12. Is the engine responsive?
    13. Does it come with cruise-control?
    14. How effective is the air-conditioner?
    15. Is the 1.5L version under-powered in any way?

    @capsat, @CerwinVega, @StrikerX, @huzaifa.haroon, @muradi

    I would very thankful if you would be able to help me out here.

    Thank You!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akramsalman.164 View Post
    Hey guys, hope you all are doing good.

    I wanted to inquire about the Toyota Corolla Axio which was imported between 2011-13, the 2007 model. I had the following questions in mind regarding the car.

    -- BOLD = if u have access to car you shall know the model variant it is

    1. Does it have good resale value? NO
    2. Does it sell quickly? NO
    3. Is it a market car? NO
    4. Are spare parts easily available? NO
    5. Is the drive as same as the Premio or is it a little below par? NO you are trying to compare a Mehran with Swift
    6. Does it have good fuel economy? How is its fuel economy in the city as well as on the highway? 1.5L engine- 9km city 11 km highway
    7. Which version is better in terms of resale and fuel economy, the 1.5L or the 1.8L? NONE
    8. Do both versions have the same resale rate and value? NO
    9. Does its navigation unit work in Pakistan? NO
    10. Is it possible to change the navigation unit to English from Japanese? NO
    11. Does the car handle well on high speeds and is it comfortable for long journeys? It depend on your driving habits
    12. Is the engine responsive? as in ??
    13. Does it come with cruise-control? only selected variants have cruise-control
    14. How effective is the air-conditioner? Its Good if in original setup and not bogged locally
    15. Is the 1.5L version under-powered in any way? AXIO Variants are all CVT

    @capsat, @CerwinVega, @StrikerX, @huzaifa.haroon, @muradi

    I would very thankful if you would be able to help me out here.

    Thank You!
    read in BOLD
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    read in BOLD
    So, as compared to the Axio, one should go for a Premio then, right?
    I mean if Axio misses all these points and Premio has them, its better right?
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    1. Does it have good resale value?
    YES
    2. Does it sell quickly?
    Not to quick and not too slow.
    3. Is it a market car?
    Yes
    4. Are spare parts easily available?
    Yes
    5. Is the drive as same as the Premio or is it a little below par?
    Drive is not as good as premio but much better than local cow
    6. Does it have good fuel economy? How is its fuel economy in the city as well as on the highway?
    Fuel Eco is good
    7. Which version is better in terms of resale and fuel economy, the 1.5L or the 1.8L?
    No idea
    8. Do both versions have the same resale rate and value?
    No idea
    9. Does its navigation unit work in Pakistan?
    No
    10. Is it possible to change the navigation unit to English from Japanese?
    No
    11. Does the car handle well on high speeds and is it comfortable for long journeys?
    Easily
    12. Is the engine responsive?
    Yes
    13. Does it come with cruise-control?
    Some Versions
    14. How effective is the air-conditioner?
    It literally Freezes
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    Quote Originally Posted by akramsalman.164 View Post
    So, as compared to the Axio, one should go for a Premio then, right?
    I mean if Axio misses all these points and Premio has them, its better right?
    all JDM 1.5 & above models carry almost the same answers in my opinion. Both AXIO & PREMIO are CVT transmission vehicle with 1.5, 1.6 & 1.8 engines.

    - BTW, with due respect, if you are about to spend such amount why not look for a 2 year old local PKDM vehicle.

    The JDMs when land in PK are already 3~5 year old, afterwards used abused locally with no maintenance history. means you get an 5/ 8 year old vehicle.

    2 year old PKDM will be a better choice if HUNTED with patience nicely maintained vehicle can be sourced; again its my opinion. - you have choice to use / spend your money wisely
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    Dear @akramsalman.164
    Axio is a superior class of corolla and is a very very good comfortable and powerful car .... it has more resale in 1500cc with 2wd option ... in 1800 its called axio luxel but in 1800 i will recommend premio ....japaneser car navigation maps dont work in pakistan but rest tv dvd and multimedia steering works fine .... spare parts are easily available ... cruise control is not available in axio and premio
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    all JDM 1.5 & above models carry almost the same answers in my opinion. Both AXIO & PREMIO are CVT transmission vehicle with 1.5, 1.6 & 1.8 engines.

    - BTW, with due respect, if you are about to spend such amount why not look for a 2 year old local PKDM vehicle.

    The JDMs when land in PK are already 3~5 year old, afterwards used abused locally with no maintenance history. means you get an 5/ 8 year old vehicle.

    2 year old PKDM will be a better choice if HUNTED with patience nicely maintained vehicle can be sourced; again its my opinion. - you have choice to use / spend your money wisely
    I have experience with CVTs, my Civic hybrid uses a CVT too. CVTs have better fuel economy as compared to regular automatics from my experience.
    There is not much choice in PKDM vehicles, you either get a Civic or a Corolla that's it, whereas if you go for something JDM, you can get a Corolla Axio, Premio, Prius, Insight etc. PDKM cars don't have good build quality nor do they have any safety features (my Civic hybrid as 8 airbags and VSA for that matter). Only the PKDM Civic comes with 2 airbags but no VSA. JDM vehicles have lots more features and better drive than any PKDM car.
    I may look into the 9th gen PKDM Civic if I don't find a good JDM car though.

    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by CerwinVega View Post
    Dear @akramsalman.164
    Axio is a superior class of corolla and is a very very good comfortable and powerful car .... it has more resale in 1500cc with 2wd option ... in 1800 its called axio luxel but in 1800 i will recommend premio ....japaneser car navigation maps dont work in pakistan but rest tv dvd and multimedia steering works fine .... spare parts are easily available ... cruise control is not available in axio and premio
    Premio and Axio are basically in the same price bracket, from 15-20 lacs usually. Does a Premio have better resale than a Corolla Axio? Is it better for long term use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muradi View Post
    1. Does it have good resale value?
    YES
    2. Does it sell quickly?
    Not to quick and not too slow.
    3. Is it a market car?
    Yes
    4. Are spare parts easily available?
    Yes
    5. Is the drive as same as the Premio or is it a little below par?
    Drive is not as good as premio but much better than local cow
    6. Does it have good fuel economy? How is its fuel economy in the city as well as on the highway?
    Fuel Eco is good
    7. Which version is better in terms of resale and fuel economy, the 1.5L or the 1.8L?
    No idea
    8. Do both versions have the same resale rate and value?
    No idea
    9. Does its navigation unit work in Pakistan?
    No
    10. Is it possible to change the navigation unit to English from Japanese?
    No
    11. Does the car handle well on high speeds and is it comfortable for long journeys?
    Easily
    12. Is the engine responsive?
    Yes
    13. Does it come with cruise-control?
    Some Versions
    14. How effective is the air-conditioner?
    It literally Freezes
    But, I recently checked PW listings and there were less than 900 Corolla Axios for sale there. So, does that mean that they have slow resale?
    Thank you
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    IMO the amount you'd be paying for an Axio it would be better to get an Altis 1.6 (10th gen) if you can sacrifice a few options and comfort
    The thing is a 2007 Axio would have been fairly used by now and would need major service/maintenance and 2010 models are pretty darn expensive


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    Well personally for a toyota lover having a budget of 15-16 lac i recommend our gli auto with 1.6 L dual vvti engine with powerful engine and fuel economy with newer model ... the only basic thing missing is air bags ... rest its a nice car
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    so all converging to one point , buy a PKDM ! Thank you @ALL
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    so all converging to one point , buy a PKDM ! Thank you @ALL
    There is one big problem though. We have never kept a PKDM car before, only a 2007 City IDSI for a month or so. My father badly disliked the quality of the dashboard, "tuk tuk tuk" sounds came from it. We bought the car new in 2007 and sold it quickly as my father hated its AC too. We later bought an imported Mitsubish Lancer, the 1.6L version which was waaay better than the City. We've only kept imported cars till now.
    Is the 9th gen Civic a good choice considering the PKDM market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahad.Ayub View Post
    IMO the amount you'd be paying for an Axio it would be better to get an Altis 1.6 (10th gen) if you can sacrifice a few options and comfort
    The thing is a 2007 Axio would have been fairly used by now and would need major service/maintenance and 2010 models are pretty darn expensive


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    As most people here have advised me not to go for an Axio, I won't. I may look into a Premio or a Prius. What do you say?
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    i'd recommend with such budget ask @Sharabhi to help you source a JDM car. Or else try PKDM 2012-13 ALTIS
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    Quote Originally Posted by akramsalman.164 View Post
    As most people here have advised me not to go for an Axio, I won't. I may look into a Premio or a Prius. What do you say?
    no doubt a premio would be better or if you can compromise abit on resale then consider getting an Allion
    its pretty much the same as a Premio except the the lights and bumpers plus its cheaper then a Premio

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    Dear premio is a top class car and even an old shape 2006/7 car is very very lush ...... once you drive it you will love it specially interior
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    Quote Originally Posted by CerwinVega View Post
    Dear premio is a top class car and even an old shape 2006/7 car is very very lush ...... once you drive it you will love it specially interior
    read the 1st post & 1st 3 questions ! of the thread starter member
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    I have a manual Axio 2008 and its a great car. Its been three years and i havent been to a mechanic so far. The cars air-conditioning is way better than local made cars. If you budget can go for a premio then its premio is like an upgrade for Axio, its a better a car in every way but then it has low resale. But don't ever go for local manufactured instead of Axio. Axio is better in many ways also considering the safety aspects the car is much more well manufactured and equipped with airbags that will work.

    1. Does it have good resale value? YES
    2. Does it sell quickly? YES
    3. Is it a market car? YES
    4. Are spare parts easily available? YES (Karachi)
    5. Is the drive as same as the Premio or is it a little below par? No. Premio is better its more luxurious. But Axio is way better than local
    6. Does it have good fuel economy? How is its fuel economy in the city as well as on the highway? Yes
    7. Which version is better in terms of resale and fuel economy, the 1.5L or the 1.8L? 1.5
    8. Do both versions have the same resale rate and value? 1.5 is better
    9. Does its navigation unit work in Pakistan? No i had to get another local but its looks perfect.
    10. Is it possible to change the navigation unit to English from Japanese? ​maybe. But i couldn't.
    11. Does the car handle well on high speeds and is it comfortable for long journeys? Its perfect. My Dad finds it better than his 2015 civic.
    12. Is the engine responsive? Yes
    13. Does it come with cruise-control? No
    14. How effective is the air-conditioner? Its better than my 2015 civic.
    15. Is the 1.5L version under-powered in any way? No
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    Axio was supposed to be a budget car, in 15 lac, one could easily get a car with handy features and decent horsepower of 1500cc. All these latest customs duties and taxes just negated what i said.
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