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    Default Which is the Best among Corollas?

    I am talking about the 1995 to 2000 models. On a budget of around 700k. I was initially tilted towards buying Civic 95 but friends have advised against it saying the repairs are much costlier than Corolla. Is it really the case?

    Corolla has a very bland design though when compared with the Civic.


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    1.6 gli limited edition is the best

    u should feel lucky if u find a clean xe in ur price range though
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    Quote Originally Posted by hash4u View Post
    1.6 gli limited edition is the best

    u should feel lucky if u find a clean xe in ur price range though
    Thanks. What is your opinion on Civic 95 though?

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    in your budget you cant find a good one in karachi ... you are from ISB and cars are expensive there if compared to karachi
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    Quote Originally Posted by hash4u View Post
    1.6 gli limited edition is the best

    u should feel lucky if u find a clean xe in ur price range though
    Ditto but now a days its very hard to find a clean car in this range.

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    I had exactly similar querries when I was buying my car almost a year back
    I had to pick between a very less driven clean cultus , a new alto or civic 95.

    majority advised me for cultus or alto , but I instead bought a civic95 & trust me I am very very happy with my decision. I can confidently say it was the best car in pakistani market in its era .

    About maintenance , its not that much if u do not drive like a drunk teenager
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    indus corolla is the best corolla so far
    however, your budget is a little limited, you'll have to find hard to get a good condition corolla in this range
    8th Gen Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 GLX 2006; 3rd Gen Toyota Prius 1.8 S-Touring 2010; 11th Gen Toyota Corolla 1.3 GLi AT 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilal_pasha766 View Post
    I had exactly similar querries when I was buying my car almost a year back
    I had to pick between a very less driven clean cultus , a new alto or civic 95.

    majority advised me for cultus or alto , but I instead bought a civic95 & trust me I am very very happy with my decision. I can confidently say it was the best car in pakistani market in its era .

    About maintenance , its not that much if u do not drive like a drunk teenager
    Aren't the spare parts and maintenance much costlier in Civic than Corolla? Given these old models are way past their prime, I guess repairs should be expected at any time.

    My younger siblings will also drive the car so I am looking for a workhorse yet stylish car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minpaj View Post
    Aren't the spare parts and maintenance much costlier in Civic than Corolla? Given these old models are way past their prime, I guess repairs should be expected at any time.

    My younger siblings will also drive the car so I am looking for a workhorse yet stylish car.
    The quality of parts r really gud dats why they r expensive..
    Well u wont b getting reapair too often. its a gud car which dont pay often visits to workshop
    Body kits available for all cars...
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    5 years back I came across exactly same scenario…..TOYOTA , HONDA, NISSAN ,SUZUKI, MITSUBISHI…?
    My father is an armed personal, he was of same opinion when we brought our car , that HONDA is too Weak vehicle for regular use as its suspension is very WEAK, and thats the reason FORCES and other GOV agencies are not acquiring HONDA. Ground clearance was another important issue making it unfavorable.
    Because HONDA's image in majorities mind was like that of a Chinese Brand , WEAK Suspension , Light quality material , faulty design resulting in low ground clearance , " ya GARI YAHAN KAMYAB NAHIN HA" , “SASTI GARI HA KUCH TO HO GA”…ETC
    On the other side when ever you ask any mechanic they would prefer TOYOTA state away, as they come across them every now and than making them used to that ....
    when you ask them the merits specifically they will say its parts are readily available , very durable , GARI SIRF TOYOTA HI HOTI HA ………etc
    Mechanic (specially of rural areas) could easily detect problems and communicate with spare suppliers easily, because its widely used car all over Pakistan from mountains of GILGIT to Deserts of THAR……
    If we look at its DEMERITS ,
    • Corolla is Totally failed in Value for money Test , as you can buy atleast two Civics for one corolla in a decent condition …..
    • When you go for spares its , spare parts are Surly above that of CIVIC….. Why?
    Due to its Demand….. corollas are in much larger numbers than that of civics……
    Mehran is most popular and cheapest car in Pakistan …. But its engine is almost DOUBLE the price of CIVIC
    “………..Neither SUZUKI is using DEPLATED URANIUM for making PISTON, RING, SLEVES etc that causes them high costs..,
    Nor HONDA is making above said part with WORUGHT Iron…..…”
    ……. Again the same reason IT’s the demand that cause the price to hike……
    You can easily get sealed engine for CIVIC with in 30,000 RS along with a handful of other concerning parts from any scrap market……
    But Corolla’s engine will not be less than 70,000 along with other parts……
    • Prices of suspension and other parts will also be a little above or may be equal to Civic….
    • Toyota corolla is ONLY CAR USED IN TRIBAL AREAS , thats the reason making it one of the most vulnerable car for THEFT…….
    PAKISTAN is a country in which people to people information is much more influential than that provided through the media .
    TOYOTA being a market leader , has already established its brand IMAGE specially in rural areas.
    HONDA came a little later, people and mechanics were not familiar with there vehicles , resulting dent on its brand image...
    Mechanics who were not familiar say’s its a cheaper copy of corolla, BUYING A HONDA it like setting your money on fire, etc.
    MY personel experience.
    We brought HONDA civic 95 in 2007, before going on my first ever road trip we drove it for about 7-8 months , therefore we were a little aware of the car behavior but still.....my dads recommendations was(due to its IMAGE) , “not to speed it above 80 because its not COROLLA which could afford a long and continues Drive, the engine would be failed in few hours.....”
    It’s the fifth Year of this car, we did three trips from KARACHI to NARAN and a couple of other , in 2011 we drove it continuously for about 25 hours on the way UP AND BACK from RAWALPINDI to Karachi NON STOP, on bumpy roads on the way to NARAN ( as spacers could increase its ground clearance issue),in boiling hot plains of SINDH , with out any problem…………. ALHAMDULILAH
    Yes the cars suspension is COMFARTABLE, providing amazing road grip even at 150+, but not at all WEAK , it looses its comfort IF used ROUGHLY ON JEEP TRACKS , I.E. does not means that tires will be ejected if crossed any speed breaker or bumps ….
    In My opinion you should buy a car that could fulfill your needs, and Economical on your pocket too…..
    MECHINARIES are depreciating thing , always pay reasonable amount for them……

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