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    Default New Shape Corolla selling for $13,000 in US

    While Pakistanis are getting ripped off in Pak land by the Auto Mafia, a slightly used New Shape Corolla, automatic, with Sports package in US is selling for $13,000 or about 13 Lakh Pakistani Rupees, you can't buy a Swift or other crap cars in Packy land for that much price. It's not a Joke. Check it yourself. People in Pakistan are getting ripped off by the Auto Mafia looters, and they need to protest and stop buying the garbage they sell, like the new Civic and Corolla with only basic 5 speed manual, no airbags, nothing for $25,000. Twice as much as it is worth. Specially considering it is assembled in Pakistan with 3rd world labor cost. The cars should not be that expensive.

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    Do we have any other option?


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    No sir. Brand new Corolla would bring you south around $18000 (or at least it did when I left the US a couple of years ago). And please do not quote "3rd world labor cost" as it is not the only factor in the equation. There are many factors which actually make it more expensive to do business in Pakistan.

    Ever heard of "load-shedding" and running on diesel power? Yeah, that'd be extra costs.

    Ever had to grease pockets just to continue to do business (aka bhatta tax?). I recall some news a few years ago where Indus was forced to give away Corollas worth 9 crore rupees to some higher up. Guess who is paying for these added costs. We are!

    Cost per unit goes way down when you produce more units. In the US, they sell around 300-400k Corollas a year. How many does Indus sell? Not even half of that.

    Last but not least, there are taxes on CKD parts when imported (is it something like 25%?)

    Trust me, I am not trying to justify these ON-eating looters. Just giving them a break for today.

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    US n pakistan, are you comparing ? We buy things and they make things, when you make things in your country price is all together different, we still import all major parts chasis, engine and transmission
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    You are talking about a USED car.. Used corolla can be that price too if people here aren't willing to pay such a high price.

    Don't forget that 17% is PURE SALES TAX.

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    Brand new car depreciate by average 20% as soon as the car leaves dealership in US.. It's only Pakistan where people think of resale before even buying a car. Also Unit sale for Corolla, Civic is around 350K units a year , competition is tough and there are dozens brands. Feature rich , saefty wise.. there is competition among companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zuhaibafzal View Post
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    It's not what we buy it's why we buy, I see a whole bunch of people getting crazy abt the new model of car getting launched and to promote the stupid car mafia system in our country lots of us already booked it selling our 1 or 2 year old car just to put name in the block and to impress other hey we got the bloody new ripped of model of new car in sky high price and we feel on 7th sky since we are in the first line of people who want to put shaska on our face.
    I remember my father old 74 Corolla which he bought 2nd hand in 1984 and kept for 23 years and then on getting insisted by my brother he sold it even though he never wanted too, as to him its working good no problems at all why to sell and buy newer model and spend money which can have better use than just changing cars to impress relatives and friends.

    Being Greedy and wicked is now part of our nation which looks like impossible to change. And its the same thing which make us look and feel like we are running in a race to leave other behind.




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    Quote Originally Posted by archon2001 View Post
    It's not what we buy it's why we buy, I see a whole bunch of people getting crazy abt the new model of car getting launched and to promote the stupid car mafia system in our country lots of us already booked it selling our 1 or 2 year old car just to put name in the block and to impress other hey we got the bloody new ripped of model of new car in sky high price and we feel on 7th sky since we are in the first line of people who want to put shaska on our face.
    I remember my father old 74 Corolla which he bought 2nd hand in 1984 and kept for 23 years and then on getting insisted by my brother he sold it even though he never wanted too, as to him its working good no problems at all why to sell and buy newer model and spend money which can have better use than just changing cars to impress relatives and friends.

    Being Greedy and wicked is now part of our nation which looks like impossible to change. And its the same thing which make us look and feel like we are running in a race to leave other behind.




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