Lol. Yes, maybe I'm stating the negative facts too much.
It's no doubt beautiful and no wonder its the best selling car internationally where they offer climate control, immobiliser and other luxury, safety and security features as standard.
Here Mehran is also very popular - doesn't make it a good car, does it?
We have to make do with these PKDMs due to lack of options.
For a person who leaves his car unattended, it makes sense to buy a car with a security feature and which less popular among thieves, yet has good dealerships and after sales service.
For some beauty of the car matters. And they don't mind locking their car with steering locks and other locks. My family and I are too casual and can't do that. So yes, we want a car with a good security system.
Plus we've been in a major accident and that car didn't have passenger airbags - so we prefer that as well.
I wrote a review stating the facts, with more emphasis on the features which matter to me and my family- but I didn't make anything up. Just kept mentioning the lack of some stuff again and again. A reader may just say - oh ignore his blabbering about the immobilizer and the passenger airbag, I have plenty of locks to secure my car - I will be okay.
And cars can be stolen on gun point - making the immobilizer or the lack of it irrelevant really - but it's best to have it rather than not, and when we have option of getting it (ie buying a civic, then I would still buy that).
Btw, an uncle was in a fix and couldn't decide what to buy - top of the line civic or altis Grande, he read the review and agreed and is now buying a civic. For Him, security was important as his neighbours corolla was stolen from their garage at night. My highlighting the lack of immobiliser helped him reach a conclusion.
However a friend also read this review and as his house is under constant surveillance of guards and whenever he goes out, he parks in a secure parking area, he's buying the Corolla despite my 'bashing' as he finds it beautiful and the CVTi tranny has attracted him alot.
Both people are right in their own way- and in a way this review did help them