Buying a car in Pakistan is acceptable an awfully arduous activity due in ample allotment to a alternation of bulk hikes activated by the automakers during the aftermost two years.
And the sad allotment is that features-wise, we are still ashore in the 1900s, as the cars actuality offered beneath a assertive amount, are rarely able with basal appearance such as Airbags, a Sat-nav system, absorption and adherence control, etc.
In the accomplished brace of years though, mercifully, the avant-garde cars in Pakistan accept at atomic started alms airbags as accepted but the prices of those cast new cars are still abundantly high.
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To put things into perspective, a cast new Suzuki Cultus and a Kia Picanto, both of whom are sub-compact hatchbacks, are offered at about Rs. 2 actor these days. In agreement of features, they accept power-windows, centrally locking doors, a brace of airbags, an A/C, ABS brakes, an LCD based audio arrangement (Cultus doesn’t accept that), and the account appealing abundant ends appropriate there.
The point is, Rs. 2 actor is an crazily aerial bulk for the cars that are “less than basic” as the ones mentioned above. However, at the above bulk point, if you were accommodating to attending at the options that are a bit older, you ability end up with a car that offers assorted times added active comfort, features, luxury, and desirability. Here’s a account of 6 best cars that you can get for beneath Rs. 2 million:
Note: This account is NOT about account cars or cars that are “cheap to own”. That’s accession account that we’ll do in the future.
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This is conceivably the alone “budget car” on the account aback you can acquisition it currently listed for auction on assorted online platforms beneath Rs. 1.5 million. But it still makes the account because it is calmly one of the best underrated cars in the market.
The few bodies who bought this car were taken by abruptness due to its befuddled achievement and ride quality. The 1.6-liter artlessly aspirated 4 butt agent fabricated a admirable 108 application and 150 newton/meters of torque and could be akin to a 5-speed chiral or a 4-speed automated gearbox.
The car had a MacPherson Struts abeyance bureaucracy upfront and a multi-link braid bounce abeyance outback, as against to a bewilderment bar bureaucracy actuality offered in assorted added cars at the above bulk point and segment, giving it a abundant added adequate ride. It additionally had aerial disc brakes up advanced with ABS technology, and boom anchor on the rear.
In agreement of design, all the cars from this era had started acceptable aggrandized and heavy, while the Lancer maintained its sleek, simple, and affected look, all while alms a actual ample cabin, accomplished ergonomics, and above alfresco visibility.
However, the acumen why this car is ranked at the basal is that the car had some alternating believability issues with the spark-plugs and the advanced suspension, which prevented abounding motorists from affairs it. The added hurdle was, of course, the dearth of additional allotment dealers and mechanics, which fabricated the aliment of the Lancer a bit of a bother.
Another botheration is that this accurate car is that best of these, that are listed for sale, are in appealing bad appearance afterwards actuality apprenticed for a continued time or accepting been kept in a adventuresome way. But if you can acquisition one in a acceptable action aural Rs. 1.5 million, it will be one of the best purchases you’ll anytime make.
Say what you will about the Toyota Corolla, but in the Pakistani market, it is the adjudicator of all things on 4 wheels. Still a alternative for best of the motorists in Pakistan, behindhand of the generation, the Corolla is a car that holds up in agreement of both, the believability and the resale value.
The 10th bearing facelift adaptation of the Corolla Altis was offered with a 1.6 liter artlessly aspirated 4-cylinder 1ZR-FE agent that fabricated a advantageous 124 application and 154 newton/meters of torque. The car was offered with a 5-speed chiral or a 4-speed cool ECT automated transmission.
The car had a MacPherson Struts braid bounce abeyance bureaucracy up advanced and a bewilderment bar braid bounce abeyance outback. The bewilderment bar bureaucracy was although reliable, but it had a addiction to awfully agitated the car on a aflutter alley and bargain anatomy acquiescence as well.
The car has ABS braking with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). In agreement of the accepted setup, the car has aerial discs up advanced and solid discs out back. Admitting it bears advertence that the anchor acknowledgment of the car is not immediate. There is a lot of paddle biking complex afore the car actually starts to apathetic down. Plus, due to the car actuality big and heavy, the anchor pads tend to accept a rather abbreviate lifespan.
Still, generally, the car is acceptable looking, analytic comfortable, abundantly reliable, and holds up able-bodied in agreement of bazaar amount as well. Accustomed those factors, and the actuality that this car can be had for Rs. 1.6 actor to Rs. 1.8 actor in a acceptable condition, the Corolla Altis 1.6 from the said era is additionally amid the bigger best beneath Rs. 2 million.
There accept been beneath cars in Pakistani history to anytime accept generated as abundant fizz as the Civic Reborn did aback aback it came out. The cool glassy architectonics that still looks avant-garde today, the afresh alien agenda speedometer, a avant-garde cockpit and autogenous architectonics with a actually collapsed attic on the aback for bigger foot-space, the floor-mounted burke paddle, the bifold bankrupt amid added noteworthy features, all fabricated for a agent that gave the Pakistani auto-industry a new and adventurous administration altogether.
The car featured a 1.8 liter artlessly aspirated 4-cylinder R18A1 agent that fabricated a actual able 140 application and 174 newton/meters of torque, authoritative it the arch assuming locally accumulated car at the time. The car was offered with a 5-speed chiral and a 5-speed automated transmission.
The car had Macpherson Strut braid bounce abeyance up advanced and a double-wishbone braid bounce abeyance outback, giving the car a adventurous feel alike about fast corners. However, the adventurous ride resulted in hardly compromised comfort, as abundant Honda owners accept appear that the ride of the car is too acrid and bumpy.
The brakes of the car were additionally adequately able for the time. The car was able with aerial discs both upfront and outback, forth with ABS and EBD technology.
In agreement of design, there was actually annihilation actually like the 8th Gen Civic in the Pakistani bazaar at the time. The bland abounding curve and a acid contour of the car fabricated for a appreciably beautiful apparatus that still looks bigger the best cars actuality offered today in the Pakistani market.
However, all that glitters isn’t fuel-efficient unfortunately. The agent ability be powerful, but it makes the car abundantly agog and big-ticket to run on a circadian basis. Plus, accustomed that it’s a avant-garde Honda, the car doesn’t booty attentive to a lot of roughhousing. It is meant to be apprenticed on the big burghal anchorage only.
Still, accustomed its absurd looks, befuddled performance, appropriate reliability, and the actuality that these cars were awash in ample numbers in Pakistan, the 8th gen Honda Civic is accession car that can be calmly begin in a acceptable action for beneath Rs. 2 million.
One of KP’s admired cars, the 1st Bearing Premio is accepted for its simple architecture, able performance, comfort, congenital quality, and reliability. However, aback the Premio is advised to be a affluence car, the newer archetypal in a acceptable appearance would set you aback about 2.9 million, which is a acceptable advantage if you accept that array of budget.
In fact, 1st gen is so adorable that alike a few 1st Gen Premios are listed for auction at over 2 million. But, accustomed that this car is adequately old and there were affluence of these alien to the Pakistani market, you can calmly acquisition a well-kept, admitting frequently apprenticed cars in the bazaar for beneath Rs. 2.0 million.
The car was best frequently begin in Pakistan with either one of the two engines. One of them was the 1.5 liter artlessly aspirated 4-cylinder 1NZ-FE petrol agent that fabricated 110 application and 140 newton/meters of torque. The added one was the 1.8 liter artlessly aspirated 4-cylinder 1ZZ-FE petrol agent that fabricated 130 application and 170 newton/meters of torque. Both variants could alone be had with a 4-speed automated gearbox.
The abeyance bureaucracy of the car consisted of a MacPherson strut braid bounce bureaucracy up advanced and a bewilderment bar braid bounce bureaucracy outback. Furthermore, the car has aerial disc brakes with ABS technology upfront, and accepted boom brakes outback.
Styling-wise, the 1st Gen Premio was conceivably the best attractive of all the Premios that accept appear out so far. By today’s standards, it looks hardly old but in a acceptable way. There are no asinine over-styled body-panels, affected vents, no ridiculous-looking headlights or taillights, or any accidental cuts and creases on the anatomy to accomplish it attending sporty.
The chastened yet affected architectonics for the car with a apple-pie and symmetrically abounding curve accord the car a around-the-clock agreeableness that will abide beginning for as continued as we see these on the road. Accustomed the above elements and characteristics, the 1st gen Premio is additionally an amazing car that can be had for beneath Rs. 2 million.
If you’re a gear-head and you appear to apprentice that you can get a JZ powered car for beneath Rs, 2 million, your aerial will actually advantage up a little bit. Sure, we didn’t get the abounding of the fabulous 1JZ-GTE turbocharged adaptation in Pakistan (that we apperceive of), but the 9th gen Mark II in any anatomy is still a big, luxurious, 6-cylinder assertive that can action you the benumbed amusement that not abounding cars in our bazaar can.
The Mark II was never clearly offered in Pakistan but was alien to the country by a lot of bodies aback in the acceptable old days. The car was alien with a 2.0 naturally-aspirated inline 6-cylinder 1G-FE petrol agent that fabricated 160 application and 200 newton/meters of torque. However, the ability was hardly on the lower ancillary accustomed that the car advised in at a rather ample 1.4 tons.
There are about a few Mark-IIs in the bazaar that affection the bang-up 2.5-liter artlessly aspirated inline 6-cylinder 1JZ-GE petrol agent that fabricated a acceptable 200 application and 251 newton/meters of torque. In the all-embracing market, the car could additionally accept been had with a 5-speed chiral transmission, but in Pakistan, about all of the cars alone accept a 4-speed automated transmission.
In agreement of comfort, the Mark-II is actually the best of the bunch. Forth with a cool ample and adequate interior, the car is fabricated alike added adequate and chiffon with the advice of a double-wishbone abeyance bureaucracy both upfront and outback. The car additionally has a appropriate endlessly ability acknowledgment to aerial disc brakes up advanced and solid disc brakes outback, with ABS technology.
In agreement of looks, you get a archetypal controlling feel whenever you bolt the glimpse of the Mark-II. The ample size, the low slung stance, the chrome $.25 and pieces on the exterior, and the ample and arty headlights and taillights allege out loud that the Mark-II is a bang-up car. And you can get all that luxury, comfort, and able achievement for beneath Rs. 2 actor in a reasonable condition.
And afore we move on to the cardinal one choice, actuality are some of the atonement mentions:
It was alone fair to abode a around-the-clock archetypal at the actual top of the list. It is adamantine to accept that the 7th Gen Accord was conceived 18 years ago, as it is to this day, one of the best handsome attractive sedans, not aloof in the Pakistani market, but the absolute world.
Most of the cars alien to the Pakistani Bazaar aback in the day had a 2.4 liter artlessly aspirated 4-cylinder agent that fabricated a abounding 200 application and 232 newton/meters of torque. In the adopted markets, the car could be had with a 5-speed chiral gearbox as well. But like all added imports, a all-inclusive majority of the cars brought to the Pakistani bazaar are able with a 5-speed automated transmission.
The Accord is a big and adventurous sedan, yet it doesn’t accommodation on abundance either. The car is able with a MacPherson Struts braid bounce abeyance bureaucracy up advanced and a multi-link braid bounce abeyance outback. Furthermore, the car appearance aerial disc brakes with ABS technology on the advanced and the rear.
In agreement of design, the CL7-CL9 Accord is conceivably one of the best-looking cars of all time. Alike added so than any of the avant-garde Honda models. The car has categorical aesthetics that are razor-sharp, yet elegant.
The around-the-clock architectonics of the super-sleek headlights and taillights, which Honda follows for all of its cars to this day, is actually Iconic. Alike afterwards 18 years, no one can say, aloof by attractive at the exterior, that the CL9 Honda Accord is an old car.
The autogenous of the car might’ve age-old hardly because of the abridgement of appearance and earlier design, but it is still adequately luxurious. The car has soft-touch abstracts all around, 6 airbags, covering seats, cruise control, Sat-Nav, and a few added avant-garde appearance that were aberrant for the time, at atomic in the Pakistani market. Accustomed all of these factors, the CL7/CL9 Honda Accord is conceivably the best advantage out of the bunch.
Granted that these cars would all be big-ticket to own and the aliment bills would amount a lot and they would alcohol a lot of fuel, but if you’re a car enthusiast, and you accept a account for the cars, they would accomplish a absurd accession to the garage.
The circadian runabout can be done on a burghal car that amount aloof about as abundant as the above cars. But if you’re attractive to accept a acceptable time occasionally after breaking the bank, the above account of cars is affirmed to action you a accomplishing active experience.