Okay thank you for the encouragement. Drove the 1.8 cvt oriel. Will start from the moment i sat on the driving seat and will go on further.
Without a shadow of doubt......the driving position is great!!!!!! And the small steering size just makes you feel in control. Both these things compliment each other like falooda on kulfi....lol
Yes the push start is a new feature that we Pakistanis will always feel nice about until it becomes too common. My aqua doesnt have it (i got the other version). So yeah the push start makes u feel good.
Interior feel: pathetic to say the least. Im sorry but its pathetic. I closed the door and the vibration was like maine kisi dhaanchay ka darwaza bannd kiya. Finishinh nahi achi. I dont know if u guys have seen it or not lekin theres a gap between console where the push start button rests and where the traction control button rests.
But the soft feel of the front console is a point above grande no doubt about that. Grande feels like hard plastic infront of this(for all those who were about to say im a rolla fan, in ur face!!!).
The navigation is same as you would expect from tracking world, though the movement is much more swift and lag isnt there. But nothing to write home about.
I pressed the steering controls and the noise that came was: tak tak tak....as if i was turning the switch of my rooms lights on and off.
Gave my friend the look and he said "chal chal muu na bana gaari chala."
The drive.........CVT......enough said!! Much better ride than 9th gen. There isnt a drag. Or maybe its just a brand new car so I didnt feel it. But none the less. Much better than 9th gen. I didnt really floor the grande i have driven so cant compare.
Fuel consumption: poor. Sorry but an average of 10 in a city like Islamabad where the car standa idle for long rarely was bad. Grande slightly nudges past. Maybe it might be better after the break in period.
The exterior: haye.........
"takes a long deep breath like shabnam (yesteryear pakistani film actress)"
........kia hai exterior hai yaar. Its a jin incomparison to other pkdms. The DRLS.....the back lights.....the cuts....the rims.....all make u fall in love.
BG luxo ko change karo.......(friends opinion). I drove it when he had already changed to yokohama.
My friend got a slightly better version so during my exterior observation. The welding issues on the door were hidden properly. But the paint job could have been better. There were places which felt like kisi local karegar ne taxi pe paint kiya. But all this was minor.
Point to be noted: my friends brother in law booked along side him and he told me that they both got delivery same day. His brother in law's unit had the bad welding issues.
On the whole this car is a must buy for anyone who can afford it. If u have the money then dont waste it on grande. But if your looking for resale, Ur looking for a comparatively better fit and finish then go for grande.
My personal advice as i have said before aswell: hold ur money for the next few months and wait till 2017. Hopefully atlas insan bann jaye ***. Buy the car then. Right now wont recommend anyone to buy this car.
Thanks for wasting ur time reading this. Bring on the bashing boys.....im all up for it!!!!!