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    Default Why Dewan Motors fail in Pakistan

    Ever thought there is a God's curse on this group. Dewan Mushtaq and Dewan Farooq must have tons of money but not an iota of immagination and foresight. A country whose half the population lives on 1 dollar a day and 30% on 2 dollars a day, how can 2.0 million worth of cars succeed.

    I find the following variants/brands,a all introduced by Dewans, did not click in Pakistan, simply because of price and to some extent performance. Kia Sportage, Spectra, BMW, Mini, Classic. I am foreseeing the same abysmal performance of Sonata, Coupe, and Terrano. Later Picanto. Today's Dawn carries the advert.

    Shehzore and Santro performed well. Prices were right. Santro Exec CNG will fail. Price above 7 lacs.

    Perhaps its not the brand as well. Camry, Accord, Gallant, Nissan Patrol Pajero, Land Cruiser, Prado (regular import by Indus), X trail, Liana all failed just because of prices. Are we Kennedies, Arab Shiekhs and Rockfellers sitting in Pakistan?

    I fail to understand why can't these groups think if importing smaller cars, 660cc to 1300cc. Not allowed by Government perhaps? Why not Starlet, Vitz, Platz type vehicles imported by these tycoons.

    Come 2006, WTO restrictions lifted and we will have flood of Indian cars. Then how would the government provide protection to Atlas Honda and Indus Motors?

    The Govt. needs to make a THINK TANK for these car manufacturer and importers who could suggest what to import, suitable for Pak community.

    The tragedy of life is not what we suffer, its rather what we miss.

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    hi shueyb there is one local auto mag i know its called autotrader pakistan local version of autotrader. but its only has loads of ads not too much relative information u can try it once ask for ur hawker or visit a good book store.
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    @spectra

    Santro Club GV is most effeicent and economical car in 1000 cc
    I donot have any exp. of racing etc and power of car, But santro is best car ,

    Why dewan motor fail ? Accoding to me

    After Sale Service is very very Bad and Costly 2
    Imran Iqbal

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    I support Hasnain2005's claims 1000%. This question has been asked before and I WILL repeat it; what IS there for the common man? Introducing brands like BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and others only separates us further rather than creating one economy that works together to achieve a common goal; success. What we are doing right now is widening the gap between rich and poor- where the rich get hopelessly rich and the poor remain poor.

    Being Pakistani is the worst. F*ck all those who say you should be patriotic because being a patriot for Pakistan is one thing I can never be proud of. Our consumer oriented society is the BIGGEST dilemma towards our success and prosperity. I for one am proud to be an american citizen because the producers cater to ALL! Giving you an example:
    Toyota:
    For the 17-30 year old market (school-going/ self-earning):
    -Yaris
    -Matrix
    -Scion vehicles
    -Corolla
    -RAV4

    For the 30 year old above market: (Sufficient amount of capital available to invest in a car)
    -Camry
    -Avalon
    -Tundra
    -Tacoma
    -Highlander
    -Land Cruiser
    -Sequoia
    -Tundra
    -Sienna

    Cars cater to all- why not in Pakistan. Are businessmen so naive as to think that everyone is a Kennedy, Rockfeller, or is in the blood-line of a royal family? We can NEVER get over this and we may as well kiss prosperity goodbye because we are Pakistanis- we cannot learn to think of others.

    Gruesome reality folks; i don't give a crap if i get hate mail on this because you idiots just need to face this reality. Go out and earn and see what car you'll be able to buy then....
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    This is ofcourse God's curse.

    Now DEWAN group is in extreme worst condition.

    They disconnected the LANCER 1.6L and increase the 1.3L Lancer instead of launching the new model

    They are now dieing to sell all of their products.

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    Dewan carries bad'dua from Spectra, classic and sportage
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    I disagree!

    BMW variants are selling pretty well, especially the 5-series,7-series and recently introduced 2008 X-5

    when we went to BMW at davis road lahore for booking of our 530i sedan,which had cost us 6.7million, i came to know that last year i.e in 2006 they had sold 85-vehicles in lahore, faisalabad,and sialkot region all together. Our BMW arrives in another 2months. And BMW has offered us a proposition for two, of seeing our car being assembled at the Munich Plant,all expenses paid trip.

    The target market for BMW is the reasonably middle,upper-middle and above classess. As they are getting richer day by day, thus the rich-poor gap is widening.

    The Locally assembled Santro has emerged to be a market failure. mainly due to liberlisation in imports of smaller second hand cars. Mini-Cooper too hasn' attracted buyers.

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    @hasan:
    define upper middle class. Honda sells to the top 1% of pakistan, do you know that?
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    And now from what I've heard on the forum, the Coupe is being offered on 50% discount. I dunno about any of you, but I've just decided on my next car
    Till Later,

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    How much is the X5 for?
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    bilal:

    if you ask me to define the upper middle class, i'll ask you to define the top 1% of Pakistan.

    quinch your thirst. the upper middle-class would be people who have a monthly take home income of Rs.400,000/- or more after taxes, i.e. these mainly belong to traditionalists involved in trading,distribution, wholesale, top employees of local companies and mncs.

    The top one-percent are the industrialists of pakistan, who dont prefer even looking at hondas!

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    AH.....a 2 years old post alive again....

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    Yooo Who ever posted this topic ..........
    Whats wrong with man, Dewan is what basicly brought Rolls Royce to PAKISTAN & + They sell nice cars like Mini Cooper & BMW!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Come on be real they did not fail fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Yooo Who ever posted this topic ..........
    Whats wrong with man, Dewan is what basicly brought Rolls Royce to PAKISTAN & + They sell nice cars like Mini Cooper & BMW!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Come on be real they did not fail fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ^^^^^

    at the end of the day ...
    dewan is surviving on Shahzoor
    people who use Highbeams.. once day would suffer too bigtime. People who drive slow on fast lanes, remember one day a vehicle carryin ur son, dad might get late to hospital coz people like u. underaged driving will land u in bigtime trouble one day or the other.. And the Blue indication light on ur speedometer denotes "High Beams"

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    IF dewaan is trying for upper market then its thier own right, BMW's and RR are upper and high class buyers, for that I dont think they need to assemble in Pakistan. because only this way they can make quick buks. the top1% now dont want normal cars civic or corollas anymore they have money and dare to spent, hence dewaan is cashing on these making quick bucks by just providing import service

    santro is high price car and not value for money at all. that may be the reason they are falling back on it!
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    Dewan have failed because of their PATHETHIC and OVERPRICED services and not the cars.
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    ^^ not a bad dig topic posted on November 12, 2005 at 77:53 PM
    don't love the car you own.., own the car you love!
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    I was the one who posted/started the thread. Those were the days when some mature thinking was also part of PW site. Anyway 3 years down the road, I see my profecies coming true.
    The tragedy of life is not what we suffer, its rather what we miss.

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    deewan is just watching curse in middle class level cars!
    but they had a showroom in skt for last 2 years for bmw and mini cooper!
    but now it,s end!
    i did,nt got that!
    but deewan was also signed to bring lambhorghini,s but it,s canceled now!
    corect me if wrong!
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    because they have failed to keep up with the new models appearing in the international markets.

    Hyundai Accent could have been a success in Pakistan but DFML is numb enough i suppose. Even they didn't introduce new santro.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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