Assalam o Alekum,
I am looking for a car and my budget is 3 lakh . I had a few ideas in mind , Mehran , Sentro 2001 , Charade 88 , Khyber , Kia Classic . I will use this car in Karachi .
I want a powerful engine so that I can use AC in that car so Mehran is out . Mechanic was saying that no parts available for KIA now so that is also out .
He was saying that you can go for Sentro but it has EFI engine so if the computer card goes bad then you need to invest a lot to buy a new one which means it has more maintenance cost apart from that its a very nice car . I read on internet that rear seats are un-comfortable due to design .
He was very much in support of Charade saying that its a carburator based engine and there is not much work required so you can easily get it solved anywhere . Even if the car goes into water then just change plugs , he said you can get charade 86 in very good condition for max. 2.5 lakh . I thought 88 looks better
Didnt discuss anything about Khyber . My thinking is that although charade is a very nice car with powerful engine people think of it as very very old thing . He said there is no problem with parts of charade and its avaliable everywhere , i was thinking if i am investing 3 lakh on something cant i buy a newer car like sentro which will have much better look but he said that there is no resale and you cant sell it easily .
Please advise what i can do in this range .