Our family is JDM fan from the beginning we kept corolla 86,Nissan sunny 92,Sunny 98, Vitz 2004 (1.0) ,Vitz 2006 (1.3),Passo 2007 (1.0)
and i drove almost every category of Vitz being imported to Pakistan 1.0,1.3,1.3 RS,1.5 ,1.5 RS (part time import business)
Right now I am Owner of SWIFT DX for almost two years.
I guess my opinion would be unbiased
VITZ no doubt excellent car with amazing build quality and safety features but most of the people dont realize that buying imported car
Importer search for cars for the following grades R,2.5,3 cost ($3000-$4000) Mileage >120,000 km ,normally damaged,weak suspension
After clearance from PORT it goes to painter/mechanic for the fix
Check for the DVD if it's expensive just replace it with china mall
Check for the Tires if in good condition just replace it with scrap
Adobe Photoshop Zindabad (New Auction Report)
Ready for Showroom or Investor
Car which cost them around 10.0 lacs and consumers are ready to pay 12 lacs
Now consider low mileage 2010 model 1.0 ltr 4.5 grade Vitz having auction sold price($8000 - $9000) scratch less after clearance it should be around 14 lacs and it would be nightmare for investor/importer because no one would pay that much amount + their profit
VITZ only feasible to buy if you are 100% sure that you paying the right amount and it worth and you obtained the valid history of the vehicle.
Why I opted for Swift
Before Swift I was riding Passo 1.0 ltr and It gave me hard time fixing steering assembly,engine mounting and other suspension issues
Although interior/exterior of the car was excellent but i was perfectionist and couldn't compromise and mechanical issue.
But i must say Passo drive is excellent and its road grip and brakes are impressive.
No i decided for brand new.
Feedback for the following
Vitz 1.5 RS
Fun to drive,excellent road grip,sporty suspension,no ground clearance issues and it's kerb weight is more than standard model.
Vitz 1.3 RS
Fun to drive,excellent road grip,sporty suspension,less ground clearance issues but slightly underpowered for heavier body.
Comfortable drive suitable for city/long driving,noisy engine,good brakes,excellent AC,slightly underpowered uphill
Comfortable drive suitable for city/long driving,smooth engine,good brakes,excellent AC and power is balanced
Being Local assembled it has quality issues but can be avoided
In last two years i drove around 32000 km and if you ask me to compare what is different from when it was zero meter
1- Air intake sound changes may be adjustments is required or loosening with throttle body.
2- Dashboard loosing sound (rattling) on bumpy roads
3- I must say brakes perform 2-5 % less than before may be pads are getting older.
4- Back door plastic rattles.
All these issues are non mechanical and can be avoided.
Vitz VS Swift Why Vitz is champion.
Brakes no comparison
Seats no comparison
I must say vitz is superior for the following (seats,brakes,dashboard,paint)
Vitz VS Swift Why Swift is champion.
Because its brand new and compete peace of mind for 3-4 years