I came across two terrifying stories about how dangerous an investment it is to buy an Indus Motors' Toyota Corolla.
1. Chaklala Scheme 3, Rawalpindi.
I came across a gentleman who bought a brand new Toyota Corolla GLi on 'own.' He goes out of town for some time to see his brand new GLi stolen from his porch on his return. The gate-lock was broken and the car was gone. He never bought a Corolla again and got a Honda Civic instead because it is fitted with an immobiliser.
2. I-8, Islamabad.
This is my cousin's story which is even more terrifying. He goes to a dealership in the evening and gets his brand new Corolla and parks it in his porch. The next day's plan is a visit to the registration office to get it registered. He sleeps feets away from his car in the room next to the porch. The car is gone in the morning.
Forget about the resale value of this dangerous car without an immobiliser and stay away from buying one. If you look around yourself, you will find hundreds of such terrifying stories.
I wonder why the government is sleeping over such an important issue of car theft which can easily be brought down to zilch (zero) just by making it mandatory for all the car manufacturers to install an immobiliser in every car they manufacture just like it is in Europe. Just to give you an example; it is mandatory for all cars in Germany to be fitted with an immobliser produced after January 1, 1998 and in the UK after October 1, 1998. Today is 2015 and we don't have this essential piece of equipment missing in Indus Motors' Corolla. Shame on you Indus Motors and full marks to Atlas Honda for offering it as standard on their Honda Civic. I think it won't be long before we see it on their City as well.
I was about to buy the new Toyota Corolla but stayed away from it because of lack of an immobiliser on this substandard machine.
Such horrifying stories of car theft involving Indus Motors' Toyota Corolla sends chills down my spine.