OK I understand that increasing the rim size has an effect on the efficiency of the car and it may be a rocket science which an average person cannot understand. But dear sir are you saying that Toyota Pakistan has done more R&D than Toyota Thiland, Singapore, north America etc that they have started placing the rims of 14".
You see there is one thing called trade-off. You can put 12" rims also in corolla for fuel efficiency and gear ratios but you have to make a trade-off at a peak value. Where you balance things which are best for your environment Corolla Pakistan has made up its decision (trade-off) to save money and not looking at the technical sides of the things (u have answered my question if you believe that Toyota Pakistan has actually done road testing & R&D before putting in the 14" rims. and its a wise move to have 14" rims + higher suspension than 15" rims and average suspension. Assuming both give same ground clearance)
Love it or leave it is actually a good philosophy but in many cases a utopian one.
I have read at least 15 + reviews and am pretty satisfied with the core technical things like the VVTI engine and ECT. These are the other minor things that Toyota Indus has done to save money. I have a long debate with my father on this as he is of the opinion that it’s better to get a Malaysian lancer or Japanese Sunny as according to him even placing a completely assembled engine properly on the chassis with correct angle is something which will be too technical for the Pakistani technicians.
Importing is not a viable option for an average person as it involves a lot of hassle. Also going for an imported vehicle has its own problems. You may have contacts all over the world but it’s not possible for everyone. I remember this old poor fellow who has bought a JDM corolla 2004 from Karachi and only after two weeks searching the shops in Rawalpindi Babu mohalla and Sadar for one of his fog light as it was loose and he has dropped it some where and now could not find one for his car as the local corolla fog lights are little bigger in size. Just imagine the frustration of that fellow.
Raising hell in front of Indus office is a good idea but first of all let us express our anger in front of car lovers and enthusiasts community (And the best place to find them is @ Pakwheels.com)
This reminds me of another incidence. I know one person some naval doctor dermatologist by profession from Isloo whose car the Toyota Islamabad persons have not delivered on time. Its some 10 days late and he was threatening Toyota Indus that he will sue them and saying that he has contact with Uncle Shukat Aziz and believe me with in half an hour. All four fellows (Its July 2005) sitting in the sales office of Toyota Islamabad are with him saying that we are internees here in Islamabad .All the Toyota sales staff has left a month ago due to their policies and we don’t know what to do and we are fed up with this internship this is the most disgusting internship one can have.
Stop buying like hot cakes. Well personally I have waited for more than 2 years before buying this car but you see for how long you can wait. But you see as they say in Urdu Waiyae-Nakami Mataye Karwan janta rahaa. We should at least raise our voice to improve the local industry standard. About the difference yes every one is unique or the other way of saying it is that no one is ….