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Reliability is a very important aspect when selecting a reliable vehicle that will endure over time. In Pakistan, its normal to find vehicles that have easily crossed 100,000 km in their lifetime. But, having a car that can go more than a whopping 300,000 kilometers is a feat of its own! specially in a country Pakistan, where the roads can be quite difficult to deal with. Let’s examine the most reliable vehicles that Pakistani drivers continue to desire that have demonstrated their dependability.

1. Suzuki Mehran

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Its a no-brainer to think of the Mehran when you’re talking about reliable vehicles. The Suzuki Mehran, though discontinued (After a painstaking time I might add), truly deserves a mention for its enduring popularity. This car has withstood time with its reliability and sadly its never changing design. Here’s why people love it to this day:

  1. Built to Last: The Mehran’s robust construction withstands harsh road conditions such as those in Pakistan. Making it able to travel any road unscathed.
  2. Affordability: Low maintenance costs and a high resale value make it a favorite among budget-conscious buyers.
  3. Local Production: Increased local parts ensures availability and affordability for anyone who wants to buy this pocket beast.

2. Honda City

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The Honda City, a favorite subcompact sedan, has become a sought-after choice for Pakistani drivers. Even though its shape hadn’t change for the longest of times even in newer generations, yet it stands as one of the best looking vehicles on the list. Its one of the most reliable vehicles for the following reasons:

  1. Performance: The City’s excellent performance and reliability contribute to its popularity. I’ve personally known people who are not willing to sell their old Honda city’s even after they’ve crossed a whopping 400,000kms!
  2. Comfort: Comfortable interiors and a smooth ride make it a practical choice for daily commuting. Honda is known for making some of the best vehicle comfort out there and this car is a testament to that claim.
  3. Brand Reputation: Honda’s reputation for quality adds to the City’s appeal. The slogan “Mey to Honda hi Lehsan” is something every Pakistani is familiar with.

3. Suzuki Swift

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One trend that all of these cars sure follow is staying with the same design. They truly embody the phrase “Don’t need fixing, if it ain’t broke”. The Suzuki Swift is a name familiar to every Pakistani. This sleek looking hatchback has been a Pakistani favorite for many years. Even though it might not give the best fuel average and might have issues with ABS from time to time. Its no slouch when it comes to performance with its 1300cc packed in such a compact body. Here are reasons why the swift is easily one of the best Pakistan has to offer in reliable vehicles:

  1. Compact and Agile: The Swift’s compact size and agility make it ideal for city driving. Making sure you get to your destination on time and in style.
  2. Parts availability: Yes, I agree the parts tend to be more expensive, specially considering its a Suzuki. But regardless, you’ll be easily able to locate spares at any shop.
  3. Fun to Drive: The Swift’s sporty design and enjoyable driving experience resonate with younger drivers.

4. Suzuki Cultus

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The Suzuki Cultus, a popular hatchback, has been a reliable choice for Pakistani drivers for the longest of time. To this day, one of the cars you can abundantly and easily spot in Pakistan is the Suzuki Cultus. Be it in rural areas, or urban, this reliable vehicle has sure made a name for itself. Here’s why people love it:

  1. Fuel Efficiency: The Cultus offers excellent fuel economy, making it cost-effective for daily commuting. (Specially the EFI variants)
  2. Easy Maintenance: Locally assembled and widely available auto parts ensure easy maintenance for the vehicle throughout its life.
  3. Compact Design: Its compact size makes it ideal for city driving and parking.
  4. Proven Track Record: The Cultus has been a trusted companion for years, with many still running smoothly on the roads.

5. Toyota Corolla (Indus) – Writer’s Choice

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The Toyota Corolla, especially the Indus model, remains one of the most sought-after sedan in Pakistan. Even though Corolla’s in general are reliable on their own (trust me I had a EE90 that ran more than 275,000 km before we sold it) but this holds a special place in my heart. Here’s why this majestic beast is such a hit for every single person that passes by it:

  1. Dependability: Properly maintained Corollas can last up to 300,000 miles (approximately 10 years) if taken care of properly. And I can proudly say I am a living testament of that claim with my personal Corolla Indus lasting a whopping 327,000 kms before we finally had to get the engine changed.
  2. Quality Craftsmanship: Toyota’s commitment to crafting durable vehicles ensures the Corolla’s longevity. And this has been proven time and time again by their manufacturing of reliable vehicles for many generations.
  3. Low Maintenance Costs: Corolla’s relatively cheaper maintenance contributes to its high resale value.
  4. Ability to do anything: I do not say this lightly, but this vehicle can do anything and everything you can expect from a vehicle. This behemoth can conquer any terrain quite easily.

Choosing a reliable car is crucial for Pakistani drivers. Whether it’s the Cultus, Corolla, or even Swift, these vehicles have proven their durability and continue to be beloved by car enthusiasts across the country. Remember, regular maintenance and responsible driving habits are essential to maximize any car’s lifespan. And as always happy driving!

Stay tuned for more automotive rankings like these; this is your favorite friendly neighborhood gearhead Zayaan, Signing Off!

Zayaan Khan
A Mechanical Engineer who wrangles with drones and designs by day and your favorite friendly neighborhood techie/ gearhead by night. I’ve always been intrigued by how everything works. Blessed with penmanship, I take the latest in tech/ automotive news and craft it into something that keeps you glued to your screen! You can simply call me the “The Engineer who writes”