I alhamdulillah managed to buy New Cultus 2018 VXL Silky Silver for 13.91.
Writing down review for people who do not settle for used JDM cars and want to buy a new PKDM car which is cheap and easy to maintain.
Exterior of the car is lovely, easy to clean dynamics and cool to the eyes.
Interior is very practical and spacious, gear location is just right and 5 cup/bottle in this car makes it
the only PKDM car with 5 cup/bottle holders.
the boot is too spacious and can fit good amount of luggage, fold the seats and you get hell lot of a space.
Fuel economy i am getting right now inside islamabad local driving is 18.9 Km/l, the meter is showing 18.2 km/l but when
i manually calculated it in the first two tanks refill it came up as 18.9km/l.
Ride quality is splendid and firm, i just sold my prestine condiiton 7th gen civic before buying cultus and i was not
an eaasy to get impress but this cultus surely impressed me, the handling is superb as the cornering in this car
in city like condiiton is amazing.
This car is surely good value for money, in pakistan people complain about quality because they have been spoiled by Japanese domestic market cars thats the sort of quality not sold anywhere in the world other thn japan.
Cultus being sold as celerio worldwide offer exactly the same quality and features as its offering in pakistan and wieghs exactly the same as its UK celerio counterpart.
This is a true value for money brand new car for 13.91 Lakh; its very childish to compare any JDM with this car
the JDM's are being fraudelently being imported as gift to pakistan and damaging the pakistans economy.
If you compare Honda City with Cultus 2018 it will not be a fair comparison as this car belongs to a different category and is a hatchback, but still if you do so i put all my money behind cultus as i already own Honda City Aspire 1.5 Prosmatec (2014) and cultus is far superior in comfort and drive if compared with Honda City.
i am glad i did not buy an accidental used japanese car and settled for cultus 2018 alhamdulillah.
Disclaimer: Above review is coming from a person who has lived significant amount of his life in 4 countries and has traveled around 12-15 countries, have owned numerous vehicles (Civic 2008, Civic 2005, City 2014 Alto 2012 & now Cultus 2018) in Pakistan and have traveled almost everywhere in Pakistan on road other than sindh and Baluchistan so above review is being given having kept in mind the other cars available in Pakistan and what kind of conditions cars face in Pakistan especially in Islamabad. I did not mean or intend to be at all offensive to anyone by the above review.
I am the originator of this thread, this thread was made by me to review the New Suzuki Cultus 2018 on principles of honesty and my past experience with other cars.
After keeping the car for 9 months, i have sold it.
I keep my cars superclean and few pakwheels member already know and would second my way of keeping the cars.
The car sold had 13,500km on odo, superclean inside out with no scratches outside or inside the car. I live in urban islamabad so car was literally used in and around F-Sectors of islamabad in these 8 months. never been to any bumpy road or driven by anyone else.
Reason of selling the car:-
With winters approaching in october 2018 i started to hear chu chu sound from the front suspension, ignored it as the sun rose with car being heated from the sun the chu chu vanished and the next morning it returned again. End of october i called the suzuki warranty manager and they happily changed the right and left control arms of the car. The sound remained even after replacement of control arms TWICE (right and left both).
With november starting and cold gripping the city the car started to make mroe chu chu sound and developed something new, whenever starting was turned with car idle or moving the steering started to make KR KR KR sounds (WHEN COLD) and when the sun warms the day the sound went away.
i got underneath the car and sprayed WD-40 on literally every rubber or bush i could find and got rid of the sound for 2 days and the sound returned back on the third day.
With above being taken into account when winter started to approach the interior plastic panels started to make rattling sounds which i diagnosed personally and fixed myself with regular shots of WD-40 BUT with winters getting colder day by day the car was becoming a headache for me.
With all the above in mind i raised the car at home and got underneath it and checked all the rubber parts, all the rubber parts are of the worst quality possible which caused them to harden in winters and eventually started showing signs of little cracks. bear in mind you can decrease quality of plastics and get away with it but when you save money on rubber parts upon weather changes they all collapse immediately.
Suzuki was happy to replace anything and everything in this car underwarranty as i have already stepped on their tails with my long emails and legal threats.
Keeping all the above in account, i posted add on pakwheels. I purchased this car in 2018 February. Suzuki was giving discount on blue colour Only VXL of 30 thousand but i fought my way through and purchased the SILVER VXL 2018 suzuki cultus for 13.60. At that time the invoice price was 13.91 (suzuki was having a hard time selling this car)
Verdict: After almost 8 months of this car usage and above taken in to account, i will NOT recommend someone in my circle to buy this car. Mainly due to inferior quality of items used in the suspension and everywhere all together. this car is NOT worth 1.5 million rupees. PERIOD. jazakallah