I am fortunate enough to have all the cars that have been mentioned above. These include a Honda City 2006 (42000km), A Corolla 2004 93,000 Km and a Santro 2004 (50000km).I also own a 1994 Suzuki Margalla (400,000km)
Following are my conclusions:
Driving dynamics of Corolla are on the Poor side. I agree with the comments on poor braking and or handling. High speed stability is also poor. The car is actually quite dangerous to drive
On the plus side, Corolla (atleast ours) has been absolutely trouble free. Body rigidity is good. there are still no rattles or shakes but Driving this car is dull and is not exciting at all.
Was cheap when i bought it. Rs. 839,000 was not bad for a fully loaded car. High fuel efficiency (both on petrol& CNG). Is quite roomy for the money but not as roomy as the Corolla
Ride Quality od city is Poor. Uncomfortable front seats. Small bumps are felt. Seriously Underpowered engine. Scary to drive in Rain. Handling better than Corolla but is still poor. Poor Brakes but slightly better than Corolla. Weak Body. Shakes and rattles at just 42000 km.
Pretty powerful for a 1000cc Car. Good Ac. Runs good. Good High Speed Stability. Inspires confidence. A very decent car for high way and city.
Cramped rear seat. Poor customer services of Dewan Motor Dealers.
Among the best kept Secrets/Bargains in Pakistan and that is why I have not sold it despite having newer cars. Excellent high speed stability. Excellent Brakes. Excellent handling. Excellent Power (on Cng and Petrol). Does over 180 on highway on 55kg cylinder. 100km/hr feels like 50 km/hr.
Poor Interior quality by todays Standards. Noisy compared to newer cars but not as noisy as Corolla. No door side impact beams. Hard to find one in excellent condition.