Originally Posted by bhvm
You are a true blue auto enthusiast, now with a blue car and blue interiors!
This honda hatch was never sold in india. I have never seen one.
Yes we had a lot of them and still many of them still on roads but solely ppl like me are keeping them. otherwise people dont care because of parts scarcity and the mechanics now a days have lack of knowledge for these cars.
Originally Posted by Nanofreak
^^allhyundai, that's because they hardly have a manufacturing base, on the other hand B'desh has a reasonable manufacturing hub.
@nabeel, is your civic a 3or4 speed, looking forward to your cars update.
@Nanofreak its a three gear Auto 1200 cc model. There were some variants which came with 1300 cc and 5 speed gear box also. this model was from 1979 to 1982 and later Honda Changed the front headlights to square with interior upgrades.
We have now Honda, Toyota, Suzuki as the big three with manufacturing plants where as new entrants are FAW, JW Forland and Master assembling cars and SUV.
In trucks and buses, we have FAW, Hino, Gandhara Nissan (nissan diesel), Master.
During 2000 to 2010 Hyundai & KIA had assembly plants with limited models in production. the Santro Was a hit in that time.
Some posters of Honda from that era.
Late 60 & 70 was a time of BOOM in PK, when most of the cars were imported, or being brought into PK by roads and yes we have seen many many many international brands and models here in PK. During iran/iraq was in 90s most car were brought in also via road. but then there was a time from 1995 onward when diesel fuel was cheaper then petrol like it was Rs. 9/- per litre and the petrol was 27/-.
this changed the whole scenario, ppl started throwing away the petrol engines replacing with diesel engines. Most of the cars were damaged because of the poor expertise of mechanics as well as the cars were meant for petrol engines and not the heavy duty diesel.
after 10-15 years most of the cars ended up to scrapyards and the remaining in bad conditions. as the world is changing more and more imported cars are being imported and ppl are forgetting the old cars like corollas, honda and dihatsus.
if we compare the japanese brands of late 80 & 90 here in PK, Honda stands out among all with the best interiors and designs with a vide variety of options.
here goes some more of the resto...... base coats applied, sanding done. minor grill setting done. some cleaning of interiors parts were done at home.