Hello there everybody !
I am in hunt fo a decent car in a budget of around 800k. According to my requirements (comfort,economy,reliabilty) I see that many 660cc imports fit my budget. However One personal issue I have is that the size of these cars is almost same as PKDM Alto as well as having non-independant rear suspension. I drive a PKDM Alto currently and so I know how unforgiving it is on the roads of Karachi and sometimes it feels cramped with front pasenger and 3 more in the back. So I am not sure how much of an upgrade I would really be getting by opting for Mira or Alto and how these cars behave on our beloved roads.
One other thing that comes to my mind is that a 2002-2005 Vitz is also within range and it is certainly bigger in space and has semi-independant rear suspension too. I have riden in this car and it did feel very comfortable and cabin space was ample due to the body being wider.
So I am confused about what will be the better option since I havn't actually driven these 660cc cars. They are certainly new but comfort wise I am doubtful where as the Vitz is comfortable but being such an old car is another problem altogether. Is it a good idea to buy the old Vitz ? Is there any chance I can find one in good condition (no work required) that fits my budget and the mileage is under 70k?
Or should I just go for the newer model Mira/Alto ? I request the Mra/Alto owners to help me out here by sharing their experience with these cars. Do these cars have stiff suspension or soft ones ?
And also guide me about the parts availabilty of Mira/Alto/Vitz. Are they available readily from PLaza or would I regularly be visiting Sher Shah or other scrap markets ?