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    Default Japanese 660cc Dinkies Vs Local dinkies, Whats your pick?

    Since Alto and Coure have discontinued, Theres a big gap between Suzuki Mehran 800cc and Suzuki Cultus, 1000cc Which leaves the market empty for 6 lacks to 9.5 lacks totaly empty,

    The only choice we are left with is used cars, Either local or Japanese,

    In local cars we only have an option of buying a Suzuki Alto or a Daihatsu Coure, Chevrolet Joy, Hyundai Santro, (im talking about the 5 years old bracket, And lets keep mehran & Cultus aside too)

    Then we have the so big market of too many Japanese 660cc Cars

    Suzuki Kei, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Cervo
    Daihatsu Mira, Mira Custom, Sonica, Move etc
    Mitsubishi I , Mini ca, and Ek Wagon

    I didnt rite nissan because the Otti is similar to Ek and Pino is similar to Alto.

    Mira was becoming the next Vitz, Untill the dealers introduced several other cars in the 660cc category, Even now Mira prices are going sky high, Where as Suzuki Alto and Ek wagon are still near about the 675-730 bracket.

    The cars seem very attractive when compared to our local cars, and the options they have arnt avalible even in the top of the line Honda Civic and Corollas.

    But the problem arises that in total atleast 10 different types of cars are coming would there spares be avalible easily? In case of Toyota parts could be imported from Dubai over night no matter the price, But would we be getting spares of Mitsubishi, Daihatsu and Suzuki with such ease?

    Suzuki Alto/Kei and Cervo share the same engine K6a, and probably Mira nd mira custom also share the same engine.

    So just asking are these japanese dinkies worth it? Or one should opt for a local Alto/Coure to have peice of mind?

    Just a thought Japanese dinkies seem like (her chamakti cheez sona nae hoti).

    Maybe these cars are very good outside Pakistan, But in Pakistani enviorment is this technology even worth it? Its like having a HD LCD with out a HD TV connection.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    spare parts are a big issue
    else, these are the cars to go for
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    these cars have got looks and comfort. air bags.... can't be trusted as i think most are accidented. but issues are parts and resale. and fuel consumption is high. manual transmission varients are bit better in fuel consumption. also parts are expensive.
    So my choice would be local car. I have a cuore and i am satisfied with it. other choices are Alto and cultus. But there is one thing worth mentioning. JDM cars have better build quality.

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    JDM are way way better than our local craps even if they r used
    Body kits available for all cars...
    PM for details

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    Since Alto and Coure have discontinued, Theres a big gap between Suzuki Mehran 800cc and Suzuki Cultus, 1000cc Which leaves the market empty for 6 lacks to 9.5 lacks totaly empty,

    The only choice we are left with is used cars, Either local or Japanese,

    In local cars we only have an option of buying a Suzuki Alto or a Daihatsu Coure, Chevrolet Joy, Hyundai Santro, (im talking about the 5 years old bracket, And lets keep mehran & Cultus aside too)

    Then we have the so big market of too many Japanese 660cc Cars

    Suzuki Kei, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Cervo
    Daihatsu Mira, Mira Custom, Sonica, Move etc
    Mitsubishi I , Mini ca, and Ek Wagon

    I didnt rite nissan because the Otti is similar to Ek and Pino is similar to Alto.

    Mira was becoming the next Vitz, Untill the dealers introduced several other cars in the 660cc category, Even now Mira prices are going sky high, Where as Suzuki Alto and Ek wagon are still near about the 675-730 bracket.

    The cars seem very attractive when compared to our local cars, and the options they have arnt avalible even in the top of the line Honda Civic and Corollas.

    But the problem arises that in total atleast 10 different types of cars are coming would there spares be avalible easily? In case of Toyota parts could be imported from Dubai over night no matter the price, But would we be getting spares of Mitsubishi, Daihatsu and Suzuki with such ease?

    Suzuki Alto/Kei and Cervo share the same engine K6a, and probably Mira nd mira custom also share the same engine.

    So just asking are these japanese dinkies worth it? Or one should opt for a local Alto/Coure to have peice of mind?

    Just a thought Japanese dinkies seem like (her chamakti cheez sona nae hoti).

    Maybe these cars are very good outside Pakistan, But in Pakistani enviorment is this technology even worth it? Its like having a HD LCD with out a HD TV connection.
    A brilliant and well thought off topic!
    Was just about ask the same question. Actually i am just selling my JDM Suzuki Alto 2003 and am thinking of buying a 2007 Suzuki Alto (local or JDM).
    Whats confusing is that i can't decide whether to get a JDM or locally assmebled one.
    There are many available on pakwheels like for imported:
    Used Suzuki Alto 2007 Car for sale in Karachi - 442224 | Pakwheels
    and for local:
    Used Suzuki Alto 2007 Car for sale in Karachi - 452510 | Pakwheels

    Can anyone suggest which one will be a better buy since this car would be driven by my driver.

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    I have used PDM and JDM Alto and JDM is a lot better then PDM Alto.
    Comfort, fuel economy, performance, Ac, brakes, drive and everything of JDM Alto is brilliant.
    JDM 660cc cars better then our local crap. I am also having coure at the moment and there is no comparison between JDM Alto and Coure.
    The shape of JDM Alto is really bad but the performance of that lil car is awesome.

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    Everyone, Aoa, Can some one please tell me what this light on Mira's dash indicate. Marked it with an arrow on the image! japanese 660cc dinkies vs local dinkies whats your pick -452052

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    dinkies ....lolzz ...
    i think local ones
    think global...........act local!!!!

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    no issue about spare parts in Islamabad (:
    i won 2 jdms and are way better than local cramps.

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    i was actually considering the japanese dinkies' option... EK has a nice look, EK sport is even prettier, buh i cant really understand how a 660cc engine is enough to pull off all the features that it has? im really confused, with a 750k budget its either the 660cc dinkies or used local cars (used crappy cultus, alto, cuore ) please advice. though i do really like the 1996 civic, but is it really worth the money?

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    There are certain advantages of having a local hatch-back
    just because there after sale services plus low cost maintenance and spare parts

    Imported cars are no doubt way better in performance, comfort and safety related factors
    But still there are spare parts issues for some cars
    (mostly those which are imported is less numbers)
    I think that those parts will be in big cities only unlike Local ones

    Even if the parts are available , then who knows what that person will charge you for that
    Might be way expensive again unlike local cars

    I myself is confused
    but still what i knew till now i shared
    i wish someone could really explain us well

    My budget is 4-5 lac only

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    Quote Originally Posted by emokid View Post
    no issue about spare parts in Islamabad (:
    i won 2 jdms and are way better than local cramps.
    How do u won 2 jdms bro tell me also I also wanna win
    miles to go

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    @ nauman
    It's better for u to buy dahatisu Mira jdm alto old shape one look for it and u will find it soon btw your avitar pic is really papu lol just kidding don't mind that and welcome to pakwheels u will now have to bear some comments like these
    miles to go

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    in my opinion japanese cars are way better than local ones ,safety should be foremost,nothing more important than human life,if God forbid some mehran alto cultus meets an accident ,what will become of its passengers,local cars especially suzuki is made of too much light sheet and without any air bags.Then comes driving comfort ,then comes the parts.if even one has to spend extra to get their parts by not compromising on safety and comfort then its a wise deal.

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    Thanks You Durrani

    Worried About the parts, their availability and the cost of buying them

    Haris is very right, safety is very very important , but what if a side mirror breaks and we unable to find it from our local market
    it would be really irritating

    Seriously i had not at all any experience with JDM
    but drove and had Mehran before
    It was very bad experience

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    JDM 660 cars are Orphans, under power for local mentality & driving style. High cost of maintenance & availability of parts is PIA.

    Local Japanese stuff is better to buy and be at peace. Compare difference for a brand new with warranty & an Orphan JDM with no track record of maintenance
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    Drove a EKWagon today, I enjoyed driving it, Alot better experience then Coure, I drove around 5kms, I tried turning the A/C On/Off, I realy didnt feel anything, Yes it wasnt as much fun as Vitz can be, But was accelerating as i was pushing it, I took to 60km/h max (perai gari thee and the owner was with me). Was around 74k, Driven and a sticker on the door said something something @ 74730 (probably it meant next service)

    So im a bit confused again,
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    For all who havent tried,, Kei cars(japanese 660cc) r AWESOME.i hv been using all kinds of pakistani cars small and big and also vitz.as another xtra car ive recently bought nissan moco and its pretty cheap to drive than all others and is as good as vitz in performance.eventhough its not so popular in market ive come to know that its parts r available.u can contact this person for parts in lahore3214834076(salman).above all it has options which even new corolla nd civic dont have like automatic dimming rearview mirrors(no glare from headlyts at night) and also hydraulic doors.sick pakistani cars lyk alto/mehran /cuore dont even have efi,that makes them so costly to drive thats y govt banned them.It has efi as well as VVT which gives awesom performance and economy.since they hav more power than bolan(engine is old from 1980s in bolan kitara)they easily go uphill.afterall japanese people r wiser than us nd they build more safer cars than pakistani do.After all japanese govt gave tax leverages for cars below 660 cc and that is y these cars r in greatest variety and biggest sale in japan.time to wake up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallal View Post
    Everyone, Aoa, Can some one please tell me what this light on Mira's dash indicate. Marked it with an arrow on the image! japanese 660cc dinkies vs local dinkies whats your pick -452052
    That's a security feature knwn as an immobilizer...It's light blinks when u have parked n locked the car, n when u use any key other than the original to open its door the alarm goes off.

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    Yes, Japanese cars are better provided you buy them from the right dealer who doesn't rip you off.. There r plenty of JDM cars at the port that r totalled n r being reconditioned for the pakistani market making them killers. So it depends entirely on that. If u have a good reliable dealer then go for JDM, nothing can beat them... And as far as parts r concerned, they r not an issue esp. For daihatsu models... I am talking about basic engine components that require replacing such as oil filters, air filters, spark plugs, etc.
    anyone who wants to read about my experience can check out my thread : https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/mem...-daihatsu-move

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