Mohtaram Umair Sahib,
I've a 1985 Suzuki FX 800cc which has done 300,000+ km and still going strong because it is a well engineered car. I don't have any CNG installed and you bet Umair Sahib, it is still better than a zero mile Mehran of today. One has to compare cars with the same price tag. The C180 I'm talking about is with the price-tag of 3 million and if I do some bargaining, I'll be able to grab it for around 2.5 million. It is a 2006 C180 Kompressor and has done 40,000 miles. If you check it, you can gather if it is a well-maintained car or not. I've not seen it but the guy who is talking about it says that it is a fabulous car. Agreed that it is expensive to maintain but just look what you are paying for. A Mercedes with all the quality which comes with it. A car is not judged by how many miles it has done but the way it has been looked after by its owner. My car (Suzuki FX 1985) is 28 years old and if she asks Rs. 1000 from me, I give her Rs. 2000 out of my love and care I have for her. People are after me to sell it to them and I ask Rs. 50 million for her just to fend them off. You just can't sit in front of her AC for 15 minutes, for it throws such cold air. People ask me to turn off its AC because they feel so cold. This is the build-quality of Japanese cars, not the trash which is being thrown at us by today's Toyota Indus, Atlas Honda or the poorest of all, Pak-Suzuki.
My point is that the quality of PKDM cars is so poor that no words can take it. We are just not getting what we are paying for. Just look at the trashy quality and handling of today's zero-mile Suzuki Mehran. You bet Umair Sahib! My 28 year old Suzuki FX can beat the hell out of it on a road test despite having done 300,000+ km. I've driven both to a nearby city several times on the motorway and I can say that while driving a Mehran it seemed to me that she (Mehran) would come apart before the journey was over, part by part. On the other hand my FX was like enjoying a driving beauty, nicely glued to the tarmac at 140km/hr. Now we are comparing a 28 year old car worth Rs. 150,000 (Suzuki FX) with a zero-mile car with a price-tag of close to a million (Suzuki Mehran).
We have to see what our money can buy. With 2.5 million the buyer has lots of options especially when today it is a buyer's market, thanks to the illegitimate so called 'Amnesty Scheme' of stolen and smuggled cars. 52500 buyers who have bought such vehicles have been stolen from the local manufacturers and importers by this scheme and guess what, they are now stuck with the cars with nowhere to go after the order passed by the honourable Islamabad High Court which has declared the scheme unlawful.
You can also get a well-kept Dewan imported 2007 BMW 320i for Rs. 2.5 million. Have you checked such cars for yourself? People are asking 3 million for such cars but I think you can get hold of one for 2.5. Such cars are hard to find but with some effort and homework you can grab one.
Regards and take care.