Do any of you remember those news paper articles which said Civic X would not release before december and how many believed those articles and the dealers that were quoted in those articles....
And then there were the rational few(including yours truly) who knew this was just to get rid of the existing stock.
Obviously those news articles wouldn't have come out without honda atlas' approving those dealers giving out such fake details.
My advice to all would be to take everything you hear or find out, especially from these dealers with a pinch of salt no matter how friendly they might be or informal ur interaction with them might be. At the end of the day they will give priority to their bread n butter than a personal rapport with one of the hundreds of customers they interact with and might aswell lie to your face (isnt that what sales is all about, atleast in Pakistan).
Some of you may have personal relations with somebody at atlas and hence went ahead with this booking. Others just had ample cash to burn. Arkhitekt bhai is the safest as hes getting it leased. But i would really like to give a 21 gun salute to all the others who got it booked......that they sooo blindly went ahead and gave Rs 1 million of their hard earned money to a company which was actually LYING to them a couple of months back via fake articles in newspapers and just by looking at leaked images of what it might be on an internet forum (general statement, not doubting reliability of pak wheels).
From an investors point of view its understandable but from rational consumer point of view, i can only give a 21 gun salute.....
Coming back to the current topic.......please go with the 1.8 engine. yes the new toy comes with all the goodies, but are u sure you trust pakistani fuel for that all soo sensitive turbo engine. Jee meray bhaiyon mercedes bhi chall rahi hain, Beamers bhi aur audis bhi......but are they really in the same numbers as Pak assembled cars are. Stay safe.....get the 1.8!
Immense respect for Nabeel who being the one of the most enthusiastic fans of civic x showed prudent consumer behaviour and has waited for the actual launch.
I pray to Almighty and hope you all get whatever you are expecting from what u have booked and Honda Atlas doesnt dupe you in July.