Although i hate posting on such forums, i cant but help to keep my mouth shut this time around.
THE NEW COROLLA IS A BIGGGG DISAPPOINTMENT.
Why I say that, well this is coming from a person who was actually waiting for the new car to come out, so he could give it a chance against the civic.
The paint quality is pathetic, the interior plastic is slightly better than the Geely, and the overall quality does not merit a price tag of 1.5mills plus.
If one knows cars and how the business world works one would know that with the new Corolla, Toyota has just tried to cash in on the people who would buy nothing else. The car is definitely is not worth the asking price, PERIOD.
Honda also increased the prices of the Civic with the new car but in return they also gave quality that has not ever been seen in a locally manufactured car. The overall build quality and materials show that money has been spent on manufacturing this car. Honda makes it a point to introduce new technologies and advancements even in a country like Pakistan whereas Toyota likes to keep what is selling, just like Suzuki. The new Civic is extremely excellent on CNG and under normal driving conditions one does not even feel a need for more POWER inside City limits, although i do not say it is any way better or worse than the Corolla on the said fuel.
It is without doubt the Corolla will sell in huge numbers, more than the Civic. And to a certain extent the Corolla is a better car than the Civic for Pakistani conditions, keeping it mind its mechanical simplicity and toughness. The Civic is a more refined and sporty car for ideal or good driving conditions which are not common in Pakistan.
Both of these vehicles have their own places in the Automotive world. Whether or not to buy one or the other solely depends on ones type of usage.
Despite all this, the Civic is without doubt far more value for money, yet the Corolla will always sell more and have better resale value.
The Civic can sleep easy for being a better car as it does not need to feel threatened by one whose variant comes with the Dreaded 2C !!!!