u want a good car, get accord, it is way better than xli or city, but then dont expect that it will run for even 10 years (without a major problem) on our roads conditions and with our fuel. if money is not a problem then get a nice imported car. who is stopping u?
cant afford an Accord
but if u r comparing local cars, then toyota wins all round. and again u r talking about more hp. its not like corolla got 30 hp and city got 100, coz that is a considerable amount, but the difference i very minor. and about ur frd driving at 80 in city, well does he always drive like that??? i highly doubt it, the traffic would not allow it. and if he accelerates to 80 and then brakes hard at every junction then he is a moron!
yeh buy the more expensive Xli which doesnt have PowerWindows/ABS/Decent Engine which in turn gives "DECENT MILEAGE"
why is it so hard for u to digest that ur beloved city, is neither the most beloved car in pak or the world. if people really loved city, then there would have been more on the road. and the fact that people are willing to pay more money to get 'inferior xli' (as per u) is enough to justify the LOGICALLY YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.
i had the liberty to ask each and every XLi owner in my friends and family as why dont u buy a City?
the only answer i got was "Yar maintenance mehengi hai warna lay laytay"
another factor is "resale"
XLi sells for more tht wht u paid for its not a car its an investment
as for who wins, in term of sales, Toyota, in terms of reliability, in term of comfort Toyota (despite city having independent suspension it still is more rigid a ride) but yes in term of who got about 13hp more, then yes city.
Honda Jazz is one of the highest selling Hatchbacks in the world while Honda Civic is the highest selling car in USA
i agree "Corolla" sells more
as for Hard suspension look up any review of Corolla/Civic or Camry/Accord
u will see all Hondas have harder suspension which gives better steering response while Toyota have softer suspension
And one more thing, Toyota engineers are more clever and informed than both of us, they know if they start giving newer engines then those will fail in a short while coz of our local fuel standards (which has high sulphur and plz read about this or ask any mechanic before commenting blindly on this point)
yes they r more clever and more informed than the pathetic money hoggers in Toyota Indus
no wonder Internationally they sell Corolla as a 1.6L Car
as for High Sulphur? have ur local mechanics had a chance to test the newer Toyota Engines?
u might want again read my last post about High Octane and High Compression
if a damn 2004 Engine with 10.5:1 works so can a 3 years younger Engine with 10.2:1
Coz LOWER = BETTER for Low Octane Fuel