Guilty as charged!!
I have been accused of being a narrow minded typical Pakistani for considering a Honda even in UAE But i have good reasons to do so. i HAVE actually considered all the cars i can and here is why i narrowed it down to a Honda.
First off, i am a Honda fan since like, forever! I know them well, i understand the design language and can trouble shoot them well and can even perform some DIYs if i have to (and enjoy doing so a lot)
Now coming to the alternatives, American cars have horrible reliability. That rules out Ford and Chevy. Then comes the Korean brands KIA and Hyundai. Believe me those cars are a piece of sheeet!! They look good, stylish. but they drive horribly. theres a reason why the cars are so cheap. Loaded with features, yes, but soul less machines made with pathetic build quality.
Next up, Mazda 6, Nissan Maxima or Altima, lovely cars!! But all of them are mid sized sedans, something that i don't need at all. Maxima specially, is BMW 5 series category and is 3500cc v6 !!! i can do fine with half that much displacement Perhaps Maxima will be in my future endevours.
Now, volkswagen Jetta. nice ride. good quality. German built. Fits in budget. but looks too dull Looks like a 50 year old's car...
So, what options am i really left with? at this point i should pmention that i do not hold enough warmth for corollas in my heart to even consider them