Most stupidest thing I ever read or heard. Comparing an 8 years old bull crap vehicle with a brand new car, yes its not even at par with the current local altis in terms of technology. Old premio, 2008 and later models can be compared with this altis, but those too are now very old cars and face issues of meter tampering and body shell repairs, damages.
Everything is made to last for a certain lifetime and not forever, JDM imports are only good below 13 lakhs for 2012 or later models competing local wagon R, cultus type of stupid pak suzuki vehicles. Above that, they only make sense in 2012 or later Prius or other hybrid vehicles which cost near or lesser than local brand new toyota or honda cars, because its a different class.
Rest, 2012 or newer JDM imports of the Altis/Civic category cost even more than the locally assembled new cars and still are controversial for an average customer, or in some cases for professionals as well due to the level of tampering and forgery involved in the process.
I agree ONE HUNDRED percent with the above ad, only that JDMs have more features to offer and are better in quality. Still, I wouldn't go for a JDM instead of a local car only due to these, peace of mind in a vehicle is something way beyond all the features, goodies and extras. I will buy a brand new Civic or a Grande, and I can do whatever I want if the car gives me any kind of problems at all. Service is readily available, parts are readily available out of the factory and the car's optimal performance is the company's responsibility under warranty for the first year or so.
Its simply a lame statement mentioning old Japanese abused/scrap-degree cars to be even capable of comparison with brand new cars.