I’m sorry guys, I had a big personal trouble, couldn’t use internet for weeks. Well, now it’s okay, and I’m back on my task. I have seen some cars on Sunday Bazars and newspaper ads, but I’m still confused between Suzuki FX and Charade G11 (1984). Both cars are available in my range. People say FX repair costs cheaper but it breaks down very frequently, where Charade is xpensive on maintenance but is bit tougher and can bear bumpy jumpy roads Thanks all for nice & professional opinion but I still need more advice.
Please tell me these things:
Personally I like Charade more than FX. But I need comfort (and safety bkz I’m on two wheeler at the moment), not headache and financial trouble! I know it’s okay to spend 300 to 500 rupees for minor work every month, but not more than that for 1000 to 1200 kilometers per month (now I’m careful with math’s and English )
I have some confusion as follows:
> I have seen many Charades; most of the cars have a problem with front wheel. It doesn’t look balanced. I mean charade 84 ka front wheel center k bajaye bilkul mudguard k saath laga hota ha, and the car is either bended to engine side or trunk side, may be due to shocks problem. Everyone tells the different story, some says it’s because they’re using a smaller rim, otherwise it would fit genuinely in the center. Other says, “charade ka front wala hisa Suzuki ka laga hota ha with alteration, original nai aa raha ya bohat mehnga ha, es lea gadi balance nai hoti & front wheel peeche laga hota ha”. Now I want to know, what is the real problem? Those who’re familiar with this car must know the issue.
> Many cars under 180,000 have broken bumpers, head and tail lights and front grills etc. I want to know whether these things of Charade 83-84 & 85-86 are available from Cha Sultan, and some idea about price. Some people say both bumpers cost more than 20,000 and pair of head and rear lights for 12,000, is it true? It’d really help if someone can share his experience with these parts and phone numbers of body parts dealer in Pindi!
> Some idea about mechanical and electrical works of this car. Please share your experience and it’s very helpful if you can give me the link to a recent restoration project of Charade 84, not the newer models.
> Last thing, fuel economy on petrol and CNG in city (in kilo per kms please, I get nothing from x kilometers per cylinder because I’m phd in mathematics :P)
Now I need your precious (but professional :)) opinion. After that, I’ll make a decision and share my car on pw InshAllah!