you are still stuck with your kabuli baxa replacement and testing it with 5 adults going to monal in it and no requirement is needed of factory specification (because of big fat receipt) - This is exactly my point, you are the classic definition of the average guy in Pakistan who promotes hack mechanic work because it looks the same from above. - And from not just my experience but any transmission repair tech's experience - using a junkyard Honda automatic gearbox is a LOL moment.
Im sure you would have seen the people who would buy junkyard suspension items like springs, arms, struts, hubs and even wear items like brake discs, axles etc - come to think of it, they look like the stuff already in your car - they should work right?
Now lets come back to economics - as Im trying my upteenth time to explain it to you.
You say that goverment and the 3 manufacturers are in bed together to make money. Im assuming you dont know how the automotive industry works. The safety requirements are set by the "LAW OF THE LAND" the products being sold are to follow it. Not the other way round. - Law of the land can be manipulated and made by "citizens" because they pay the paycheque of the goverment. But lets stop here - we have a ton of non-filer type people in Pakistan so that wont work either - because in classic definition they are criminals.
A car manufacturer is there to make money - its not Allah wastay work being done. - They will provide the necessary secondary restraint system features when its mandatory for them (with price tacked on) - uptil then its just an upselling item.
you want to compare a FAW brand vehicle with one of the japanese brands sold in Pakistan and then say - "hey its half price - its a car" this also proves you have no idea of what can dictate quality and pricing. e.g. toyota hiace and mercedes benz sprinter are both vans, one is priced lesser than the other but the other has far more service life than the the first, It also has great manufacturer support to keep it at 100% service specification - In other countries Sprinters are running perfectly with more than 1 million kms on them and are used literally like hired mules, This is the reason why its a success globally,
Lets take the fate of Sprinters in Pakistan - they were scrapped - Economics or running a car in Pakistan are HEAVILY weighted by "hack mechanics/ustads" Simply put those ustaads couldnt understand to buy new tools for it or learn/buy its repair literature. Owners (as you just proved) just care about more money in pocket - and down goes the spiral. Product goes out of market as its not usable.
in that light a hiace van costing 4 million which has 500,000 kms service life looks more economical than a 6 million sprinter which can provide 1,500,000 kms service life. The problem is that to get that 1.5 mill life, owner needs to get his head out of lalaland.
Lets pull this into SRS, ABS and lets also pull in passenger safety cell construction or even pedestrian safety system.
There are absolutely zero safety laws in Pakistan for automobiles, you see 6 people on motorcycles
what umbrella of road safety are these guys under? Any code you remember?
or how about these guys
care to enlighten us on the regulation of these guys too?
care to explain which laws of vehicular regulation this truck was under?
you see - you are a tiny demographic who wants "SRS, ABS, EBD - but at same cost. Its a nice wish I would say - I would have loved to see that too in Pakistan but reality is that it will never happen as the governance is rotten to the core. Surely we agree that transport safety needs to be implemented, this doesnt mean you can have 8 air bags in your lash pash car and poor idiot on qingqi should be made in burger patty.
lets take a situation to a corolla and add on features like.
8xairbags - locked to car - require new placements as required with new controller
ECU - locked to car - require factory tools to reset.
2 way smart key - locked to car - only available from manufacturer
you think the (more expensive) corolla sales will continue after a few owners face nightmarishly expensive bills (compared to ustaad) when they lose the key or smash the car and blow its bags or fry the ECU? - lol, it will suddenly become the "fektary faalt" car. In the end 99% of the average people who buy the product will be gravitating towards the tried and tested and sastaa + mayaari.
Safety mandates also mean you wont be able to hammer or weld patches to the structure of your car as it cannot be ensured it is actually safe after that (its called control specification) - straightened out crumple zones are like no crumple zones - after you have been burned by the airbag's gun powder the car will proceed to decapitate you as it folds into itself due to weak and incorrect repaired structure. (meaning the used car salesman wont be able to do business as "jenyan")
As I mentioned a few posts ago - learn how to make bricks then make a wall.
dont try to copy what you see elsewhere, your structures are either non-existant or are unique in every way, applying "gora, japani, malayeeshea, china" hot fixes wont work unless you correct your core issues yourself.
Please dont try to drag - cars driven gently live forever and the "RARE" repairs dont matter. Million dollar equipment also fails.
You also did not explain to me on the electricity and HVAC question I pointed, its demographic is colossally huge compared to car owners.