Is it a hobby or necessity to get a > 1300cc car if one has 4-5 children? What about someone whose job requires that s/he be on the move continuously since better amenities only come in 1800cc+ cars here? It is all not as black and white as one might think. If getting from point A to Point B with discomfort is the objective, one could buy a Chingchi and declare anything above 125cc to be luxury/hobby.
Car has indeed become a necessity due to inadequate and unreliable public transport system.
So, one can buy the car within a budget of 1 million but after that higher maintenance/driving cost put load on pocket. Therefore, availability of parts becomes a major issue (price varies as per DEMAND and SUPPLY).
Unfortunately, we tend to only look at the upfront purchase cost of the car rather than the lifecycle cost which includes maintenance expenses after the initial purchase. Properly kept, a car could cost more than the initial purchase price over its serviceable life barring any accidents resulting in write-off.
Xulfiqar nailed it with that quote. People looking to live beyond their means is what really gets them in trouble. Jitni chaadar hai, utnay hi paon phelaanay chahiyen. Expensive car's maintenance is also expensive but people here don't think that when buying car and then run after jugaars from street side mechanics and further screwing up the car in the process.