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    Default Best Car to Buy under 1.2 million

    Which car should I buy (Make, model, year) under 1.2 million keeping the following in mind.

    Fairly good mileage
    Good resale value
    Affordable spare parts

    If someone reading this thread has a suitable car (Has to be 1st owner and registered on your name) please drop me pictures and car details.


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    Default Best Car to Buy under 1.2 million

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    A '10 city would b nice but if you really look you'll be able to find a good reborn from around '08/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Stiffer suspension on a family sedan does improve handling, ask whosoever you wanna ask. As for the temperature gauge, the companies removed them for a reason. Yes they are important when driving a Suzuki, or old cars, but with new cars it isn't necessary, my pajero is a 1999 model, last year I serviced its radiator for the very first time, in 200k, things are more durable then before so kindly let that go
    Furthermore, the temperature gauge is replaced with a cold/hot sensor/light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthehonda View Post
    And a highest risk of getting stolen(TICK), tick is in bold, uppercase and 7 font size
    Take necessary steps, and it won't. It's a great option and to neglect it just because of it may get stolen isn't a good enough reason to not buy. Every car has the tendency to get stolen, it all depends on how you take care of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Take necessary steps, and it won't. It's a great option and to neglect it just because of it may get stolen isn't a good enough reason to not buy. Every car has the tendency to get stolen, it all depends on how you take care of it
    Take Care??? I had my 2007 corolla standing in the garage with 2 other cars Honda city 2004 and an alto 2008. The garage was locked and all the cars had a security system and a steering lock in place. Our street had a dedicated security guard as well and it was Islamabad. Does it sound like I had enough security in place? The thieves came, cut the gate, broke the small window of the rear door, cut the steering lock and took the car....Yes, I know ur next comment will be that luck also counts but I learnt a lesson that always STAY AWAY FROM COROLLA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthehonda View Post
    Take Care??? I had my 2007 corolla standing in the garage with 2 other cars Honda city 2004 and an alto 2008. The garage was locked and all the cars had a security system and a steering lock in place. Our street had a dedicated security guard as well and it was Islamabad. Does it sound like I had enough security in place? The thieves came, cut the gate, broke the small window of the rear door, cut the steering lock and took the car....Yes, I know ur next comment will be that luck also counts but I learnt a lesson that always STAY AWAY FROM COROLLA.
    Luck doesn't count, these were professionals that took their time to pick the car and planned it through. The effort they went through just for one car shows how great it is, thieves went through so much trouble to take it 😜 the part that I don't understand, is that they cut through the gate wala lock, as well as the steering lock, without making too much noise(I have heard of this routine before too) what tool do you think they used

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthehonda View Post
    Take Care??? I had my 2007 corolla standing in the garage with 2 other cars Honda city 2004 and an alto 2008. The garage was locked and all the cars had a security system and a steering lock in place. Our street had a dedicated security guard as well and it was Islamabad. Does it sound like I had enough security in place? The thieves came, cut the gate, broke the small window of the rear door, cut the steering lock and took the car....Yes, I know ur next comment will be that luck also counts but I learnt a lesson that always STAY AWAY FROM COROLLA.
    What was the security guard doing when they were cutting the locks. I am sure it took them some time to steal the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anc View Post
    What was the security guard doing when they were cutting the locks. I am sure it took them some time to steal the car.
    After this incident the guard was expelled from his duties...probably he kept on sleeping

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Luck doesn't count, these were professionals that took their time to pick the car and planned it through. The effort they went through just for one car shows how great it is, thieves went through so much trouble to take it  the part that I don't understand, is that they cut through the gate wala lock, as well as the steering lock, without making too much noise(I have heard of this routine before too) what tool do you think they used
    The broken gate and steering lock were black from the place were they were cut so I am pretty sure that they used a blowtorch or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthehonda View Post
    The broken gate and steering lock were black from the place were they were cut so I am pretty sure that they used a blowtorch or something.
    If they came with a blow torch, they knew what they were doing and had insider information

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    If they came with a blow torch, they knew what they were doing and had insider information
    Two cars were gone that night from our street... Thieves couldnt be an insider instead an observer of the houses... I think we shouldnt spoil the purpose of this thread any further... Sorry @OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Stiffer suspension on a family sedan does improve handling, ask whosoever you wanna ask. As for the temperature gauge, the companies removed them for a reason. Yes they are important when driving a Suzuki, or old cars, but with new cars it isn't necessary, my pajero is a 1999 model, last year I serviced its radiator for the very first time, in 200k, things are more durable then before so kindly let that go
    Kindly mention the reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by saboor73 View Post
    Kindly mention the reason
    The reason that most companies gave, is that shiny light catches more attention then a gauge, lots of people don't pay attention to gauges, but when a light comes on, the are suddenly alerted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    The reason that most companies gave, is that shiny light catches more attention then a gauge, lots of people don't pay attention to gauges, but when a light comes on, the are suddenly alerted.
    Point of having such light which will alert you when damage is already done ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saboor73 View Post
    Point of having such light which will alert you when damage is already done ?
    It alerts you quite some time before the damage gets done

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    It alerts you quite some time before the damage gets done
    Says who? These light are even older than temp gauge use to come in 60's era car and it was there to tell "sir you have blown your gasket kindly turn off engine and gunn heater to safe your engine block" the red light = red part of temperature guage blowing gasket wasn't big thing at that time as service internal includes gasket change

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    I wuld have to agree with some people here that the temperature gauge is much much better than the stupid light..I owning a Civic 8th gen am much much satisfied with having a temperature gauge that wuld alert the driver much much before than the time when the damage wuld be done..Don't know what Honda was thinking to have this feature in a country where car heatup incidents are so common...
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    Quote Originally Posted by saboor73 View Post
    Says who? These light are even older than temp gauge use to come in 60's era car and it was there to tell "sir you have blown your gasket kindly turn off engine and gunn heater to safe your engine block" the red light = red part of temperature guage blowing gasket wasn't big thing at that time as service internal includes gasket change
    I highly doubt that, that used to be the case in the early days, now it turns on when it senses slight overheat

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    Could you all now please answer the OP -_- . I am also looking for an answer. looking for something with low mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rulez View Post
    Could you all now please answer the OP -_- . I am also looking for an answer. looking for something with low mileage.
    City 2008, corolla 2007. Both have a slight braking issue, other than that, good to go. If not, and if you are new to the car thing and lack interest and knowledge, go eyes closed for a wagon R

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    City 2008, corolla 2007. Both have a slight braking issue, other than that, good to go. If not, and if you are new to the car thing and lack interest and knowledge, go eyes closed for a wagon R
    I am a mechanical engr. Lol so the interest in cars is obvious. Its just that i cant decide b/w so many jdm 660cc options or should i go for lesser features zero meter wagon r
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