Great right up and a true story indeed,
Same time last year i was in a dilema too, Buying a used car isnt as easy as it seems, Some how Suzuki Certified cars wernt avalible when i was looking for one or they didnt had the color i was looking for, Alto/Coure had discontinued, I initialy started of with a budget of 6-6.5 lacks looking for a Coure.
On looking at Coures i found non of good (my type condition) under 6.75 bracket for 2009 + models where as 2011 model were avalible nearing about 7-7.75 lacks. My father here told me if you are (me) looking for a used car get some Japanese car in that range. I started looking and started finding out that a registered japanese car is a peice of craps but the cars with dealers are gems :S they show you retarted cars saying apki range mei to yei milegi
Cuting it short no Mira avalible in 7.5 lacks range, a good unreg Mira came in 7.75-8.25 bracket, To my knowledge i had seen adds for basic package Passos for 8.5 lacks and i thot 50k should be a negotiating margin, And heard too much about 660cc not being rigid enough so Mira wasnt on my mind anymore (altho i still like the cars looks).
I looked and looked finaly found a fresh cleared 26k genuine driven Passo everything was a-okay the auction sheet was okay no marks, no A/W/U/B/X etc but a R grade which haunted me.
I got it translated just to came to know the spare wheel area was majorly hit and repaced (undercarriage damage) (it had a XX in the comments section not the cars body map) so by seeing at the 4.5 A grade you cant judge what the report makers comments say.
Left that car started searching again with a broken heart, finally found a facelifted Vitz on Pakwheels and went for that car, i had to strech my budget from 6.5 to 9 lacks But that was i that i had enough savings, Or else its not possible to find a decent car.
Other then that keeping duties high, Its the goverments job to protect the local industry aswell as facilitate the local people from the OWN money or the local monopoly. Belive it or not when you tell a metric student to solve a exam of a 3 year old and tell them to compete its not fare, Same case is with the local industry, The japanese industry is atleast 40-50 years old, While are local industry has a small sales figure and is very young when compared to the Japanese Auto Industry. By this i dont promote Mehran being sold but we need to be a little less harsh on it.