Well Let me Make it more clear to you guys how Gli or any other Corolla is better than Honda in many respects as many people think City or Civic are technologically more advance than Toyota and Vtec or Idsi is a better technology.
First up First.
City as often confused 1.3L displacement is not 1300CC but just a 1250CC car which in other countries known as a 1200CC automobile. Yes you must have had a jerk over the seat but that is a fact. City is not 1300 CC. Even you can check the hood or ask any other professional. The City that we get here in pakiland is a L12a Engine.
Gli is a 2NZFE which is a 1300CC engine with better bore to stroke ratio comparatively.
City is merely a SOHC engine.
Gli is a DOHC engine which is more reliable and efficient and produces better Hp.
City is a light weight stiff suspension car which can provide you better road grip but not a good ground clearance.
Gli has a high soft suspension which gives you a great road clearence that you desperately need for Pakistani country.
Gli can outperform City any time where either it be the off roading or a nicely paved sarak.
Gli is a tougher car that can be as durable as universe and city will end up earlier. Toyo always stands for durability and even after 3 decades you can drive it like a newer one.
Gli (E-120) chasis can give you much better options for swaping. 4AGZE, 3SGTE, 2ZZGE, 1ZZFE, 2ZRFE (Soon going to come in new corolla) and what else not?