I think it is up to the choice of an individual as to which car he or she buys. To my mind, Corolla GLi was the best choice, after considering all factors at the same time. There is a reason that Corolla cars top the list of all vehicles made so far.
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The reason why I selected GLi from amongst the 4 models of Corolla available in Pakistan were ...
2.0 D runs on diesel, therefore, the most expensive to maintain
Altis 1.8 ... fuel economy less than the 1.3 models
XLi 1.3 Does not have ABS brakes, power windows, and some other stuff.
GLi 1.3, to my mind, is the best among the four models manufactured by Toyota Indus.