Agreed with everything what you said. No offence to any one or you. Simply put it this way , i said it few times before and i will say it again. If someone do not want aspire, do not buy it. . Be thankful that God has given us enough money to buy these things:).
The cost Honda are charging for additional features with warranties is a fine deal. I knew about aspire few months back, even got to see its cost excel sheet before launching it as few of my friends are in Honda.
Honda wanted to acquire some market in a short way like most of our automobile companies do by adding these things as a package under warranty which may also under the name tag will have good re-sale compared to aftermarket things.
These OEM things will be charged higher by Honda if some one will want them later in simple city or even if one want optional things out of the package.
They could have introduced something better under 120 k instead of all that package or introducing face-lift even, which is a question mark for a long time after the introduction of aspire. Much awaited civic face-lift probably will be in September.
Honda did raise some standard by introducing aspire. We Pakistanis do criticize a lot in good way and bad way all the time. I personally liked gli but didnt have much budget for Gli. Used GLI i could not buy due to many reasons. Separate discussion. I did not like Xli. So went for new city. I will keep my car for many years inshallah. Now if we see 1300 cc xli or gli, what they are offering to us in 1.5 million and 1.7 million budget. There are many flaws in them as well.
Now why our automobile companies are like this. Its not only because of those automobile companies. its because of infinite things all linked to each other. Government itself, Electricity to Industries, Fuel used in industries, No gas, Oil is expensive for production, No alternate fuels or compensatory policies by government to industries, extra taxes, No genuine parameters and safety parameters set for automobile industries to produce specific cars by pak government especially to put a grip, Labor working in the company,Cash flow of the industry etc.
I hope you get it