Very nice explanation there.
Sir drive a Civic and you will know, where does that money goes, the R18 engine Gearbox, suspensions, steering response and cabin feel is way above GLI.
civic base model is for 16.20 lacs and altis for 17
and gli like 14.30
certainly a difference of 2 lacs but you got air bags,bigger engine,alloys and other good features
i don't mind getting these features in Gli with the price tag of 15 lacs though
If you can afford a good car then go for it whether be it a merc,bmws,audis,etc..
That was very well said.
-better safety features (air bags). good pickup. high maintenance and annual running cost. high annual token (around rs4500 in islamabad), good family car - ALTIS
Sir ver well explained but maintenance costs are same and running costs are within a 10-15% limit.
Base Civic is available for 1690K.
Compare GLI with new cars not with 5 years or 7 years old car, or a car with same or higher price tag, what about comparing it with a Swift or new City or even an old Lancer.
Sir ,if yopu can afford it, buy the TOP Altis, you will get leather seating, Crusie Contorl, Alloys, Better sound system, SRS airbag, Automatic, SR, a 1.8L engine, rev limiter and you will definitely get some identity among other Corolla Owners.
I think that is much for 500K, if you do not want to spend that much, get the base Altis and save 200K (which I will not recommend).
People like us encourages companies to use ancient engines and technology, they are using the engine for 8 years and probably will use it for next 4 years, even countries like China is not using that engine.
Have we ever thought why they can sell a GLI for low cost compare to a Civic, except for the body frame, everything is same.
Even a 4E FE of a 18 years old Corolla was much better in response and fuel economy and that was bolted on a car, which was 200kgs lighter.
The Corolla has gone as big as an Accord of 4 Generation back which used a 1.8L 120hp engine, but our modest fans keep on insisting that they are happy with 2nz fe.
We use to curse Suzuki for not updating anything, but they are offering a world class engine in Swift, with more then 10% more power and torque, in a car weghing 20% less and priced at 40% less.
Now the choice is yours, you can buy a car with nearly double the power and a lot more features or you can settle for a GLI.
Buy a nice car, you never know that the 11th gen XLI in 2014 will have a price tag of 2 million with manual windows and the same 2nz fe with a car size nearly equal to the 8th gen Camry to justify the more car per price philoshpy.