Oh Well I have finally seen the new Corolla 08 at showrooms.
I must say that I am very much dissapointed with what Toyota has done.
First of all. The one launched in other countries comes with 2ZR-FE which is a counterpart and latest version of 1ZZ-FE. It produces 140 Bhp and its weight is almost 8 to 10 Kgs less than 1ZZ. As 1ZZ has already been discarded then why is it introduced with 1ZZ in Pakistan?
Coming back to the features. I never knew that one literally has to pay so much for Goddam cruise control technology. I mean, it does not matter what i say as customers constitutes the market and very same old toyo customers have shown great deal of disspointment in the new Rolla. They said, "Who wants cruise control", "Ham koi mazoor hein jo cruise control de dya". I know its a great feature but it has failed to attract customer on the basis of price.
Sun Roof: Ahhh What a story toyota has come up with by introducing a sun roon in 2/3 trims of their cars, which adds another 1 Lakhs to it. Piety.
On the looks side. Believe-you-me the car's water blockage rubber (one mounted on the door) was pealed off God knows how and Toyota was claiming it to be a small manfacturing fault. If in 1 1.8M car small maunf. faults occur then who bother to buy it?
The quality used is once cheap. The finishing of the gove appartment is so wierd that you can literally feel the shap, rounded, thin edges at corners, The join of pillar and windscreen was extracted when i pulled it.