Once again I said 'practically' and not on paper. And no I am not talking about broken roads but fully carpeted roads. Both my cars are new and I would never ever subject them to any mistreatment. Civic has a very stiff suspension and I feel every little bump on the road. This is not the case with Altis
The stiff suspension contributes to better handling around the corners. Try taking a turn at 100km/h on your Altis and see where it lands you lol.
Excuse me? I havn't experienced any such phenomenon. On the contrary I've found altis to be much better on higher speeds. It handles better and it brakes better. Do you have any reviews to back your claim?
I don't need reviews for this. I've driven both, so I know what I'm talking about.
Oh and since you asked for a review; here's what a light bit of googling turned up amongst dozens others:
2009 Corolla Le - Very Poor Gas Milage And Suspension - Corolland Forums
Thats a US built corolla, far better than the rubbish we get here.
I know what bucket seats are and these seats are not meant for passenger cars. Passenger cars should have comfortable seats and Altis has leather seats which give a luxurious feeling.
Clearly you have no idea about luxurious feeling lol:
a) the leather in the Corolla is a synthetic blend of leather, its not genuine leather. Now you're probably gonna say I have no idea, but I can tell you how I know:
- compare it to the leather on the 2005 Vti Oriels (which use actual leather), then you'll understand what real leather feels like.
- compare it to better cars, like Accord, a BMW 3 series, then you'll understand what imported leather feels like.
How do I know its synthetic? Take your car to any leather upholsterer and he will shed light on the matter. especially when you take the cover off the seat and see the underside, lol.
b) I can name a bunch of luxury cars which only come with bucket seats
1)Atlis has a better instrument panel showing which door is open or whether the trunk is open
The cluster is typical Toyota, nothing impressive. The door indicator is a good feature though. Also keep in mind the Corolla came almost 3 years after the Civic. Good that they could provide ATLEAST that while missing out on all the essentials like safety (airbags, immobilizer etc)
2)Altis has cruise control (top of the line version)
Cruise control is installable in the Civic; mine has it.
3)Factory fitted sound system is better in Altis. Moreover it is easier to install any sound system of your choice compared to civic due to the dash board of civic (Once again talking about top of the line version). Please do not say that civics dash board can be changed. Thats a hassle and it costs
Sound is subjective, the factory woofers on the Civic pump out bass like anything (although they're mediocre quality when speaking from a audiophile perspecive).
The sound quality on the Civic is better; the pioneer on the Corolla sounds like your typical pioneer, muffled mid ranges.
And lastly, the din panel on the Civic is changeable-- it just costs money.