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Warning: Buying and Driving a Vitz or Platz in Pakistan

potential car buyers in Pakistan to spend their hard cash on cars imported Japan. The Japanese take care of their cars the locals do, and the climate in Japan is not as on vehicles as the climate of the subcontinent. In cases it is wise to buy cars in other parts of Asia, as you can the quality is higher than manufactured models.

That there are some major you should know if considering a Toyota Vitz or Platz in

Low Clearance

These cars were for city driving in Japan, not in Speed bump engineers some learning to do, as many bumps are too high or made it a way that they can damage car. These two models lower clearance than other vehicles on Pakistan’s

As a result, they take the beating from speedbumps, and generally bad road conditions. It is extremely dangerous to drive vehicles in the rainy season to September), as the low clearance makes and electrical damage more You will also have on some of the steeper driveways in big

Driving these cars off the path is certainly not advisable. the stupidest decision I have in my entire life was to drive a Vitz up the Karakoram Highway to It took three days during daylight hours, and the car did not well in landslide zones.

Suzuki Mehrans and Corollas may be to zip and bump along on mountain a Vitz or a Platz can not.

Not with CNG

Local mechanics not fit these cars for use with Natural Gas (CNG). That you’ll always have to on petrol which currently ten times as much as CNG. makes these mid-range very expensive to run for your use.

Most more expensive cars, including the Honda are compatible with CNG kits.

Fuel Quality = Pollution

Pakistan’s fuel quality is no near what a Japanese car is to. Japanese cars are fitted catalytic converters, which can be used with unleaded A lot of fuel in Pakistan, although it may be unleaded, is not really unleaded. your car with a catalytic and unleaded fuel is like the car committing …. You absolutely not drive a Vitz or a Platz a catalytic converter when quality is low.

Your car run rougher and get lower mileage. In to drive your car to performance, you have the catalytic converter This is horrible for the environment and if you environment conscious in any way.

You can smell your car coming you run it without the catalytic converter.

Parts Insurance Problems

parts for the Vitz or Platz come directly from That makes them expensive in the market. It is currently difficult to insure these particularly the Vitz, as thieves selling a Vitz in pieces to be a trade.

Theft for a Vitz or a Platz is likely than other common models, and the crooks make the most money by it and selling it piece by piece on the market. You’ll pay a hefty fee for if anyone is willing to insure you and you’ll need extra measures such as alarm and steering club.

So What?

All in we do like our Vitz, but we certainly not buy one again in Pakistan. In Japan, we’d love to drive but in Pakistan it’s just too and inconvenient. We don’t like big time pollutants driving without our catalytic converter, and the of petrol is always rising.

Both the Vitz and the Platz are and well–built, but not for Pakistan’s shoddy Do yourself a favor and look for a car is CNG compatible and has parts easily in the local market. This cut down on your driving considerably.

Heather is a freelance writer and editor. Her articles travel tips, free ESL plans, teacher training and information about expatriate in Pakistan. Learn more on her View profile

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