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  1. Etios Liva diesel 11K update

    I'm from Calcutta and the dealer is Topsel. Due to their lack of professionalism I've raised grievance against the dealer on Toyota website and sent long mails last week. On the very next day I got few calls from Toyota. They all apologised for the harassment and accepted their fault without any argument. Then on the very next day when I went to take my car after service the senior managers of the dealer came to visit me and assured me that this will not happen anymore and whole of the team apologises for the same. Now as I've shouted for my rights they have heard my voice, not sure how they're handling with other customers though. Atleast they've shown a good faith now and requested me to not to sell the car quite a few times. But how much they'll keep their words only time can answer it. @manoj10001 - Thanks for the advice, I would definitely look for aftermarket gasket, but only after warranty period overs. From my experience I'm sure if I go for any aftermarket fittings they might void few coverages from warranty. Yes, the road sound is a bit audible comparing some cars but I usually receive my phone calls from home with speaker on from the cabin itself and I found they couldn't able to catch my lies till date.. @Sstar - Thanks for your response. The mileage I've noted is before 2nd service i.e.before changing the engine oil. Also with 100% AC, 70% with full load and 50% on highway, On highway I usually drive around 100/110. I'm assuming this will increase a bit after the 2nd service, will update on this soon. I've fully tested the car in this rainy season and haven't noticed any water leaking problem as it was reported earlier in some of the forums. Also single wiper didn't create any trouble. Most of the time in city it runs through very bad roads but no niggles or rattles reported till date. Also, the car is very comfortable for long drives. I've driven 750 Kms in single day from Sambalpur to Calcutta via Balasore (14 hours) and joined my office on the very next day. I didn't feel very tiring or any back pain..
  2. Exterior I've done a sticker job, good style. Everyone admired it. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) New convention on dashboard style, again got admiration. Huge leg space on the front & back considering a hatch. Good boot space. Only problem is dust gathered in between door panels as no weather gasket on doors. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Smooth riding till 115-120 kph, after that you need to push hard and the engine is not responsive. Long 2nd & 3rd gear, got admiration again. Nice pickup, even better than few petrol cars with full load. Superb AC. Gearbox is damn good, got admiration again, very smooth and it feels like my European Vauxhall Astra. I liked it. Mileage is around 16 KMPL average with 100% AC on. Ride Quality & Handling I specially like its ride quality, The suspension is very well tuned and very absorbing in nature. I hardly care small ptoholes on the road. I drive myself and handling was never been so good. My friend bought a Swift same time, we exchange our cars some times, but I feel better in handling this Toyota. Steering feedback is awesome and very well controlled, nicely weighted. Ass Horrible, Horrible, Horrible...!! Other than the selling agent no one (servicing or body & paints) has addressed by needs accurately. They tend to ignore us and I felt myself as cheaper customer and as if I'm begging for there service. Once for a minor damage it took 16 days to repair, minor crash on hatch. Once it took more than a month to repair just a front fender and bumper (replaced it though) and after that delivered me the car without stepney which was damaged by accident. And during my second free service it took more than a week to get my car. So out of 8 months it was in the service centre for around 2 months.. Final Words I think Toyota doesn't have adequate facility to please a volume people of Liva and Etios. And every time I go there I felt as a cheap buyer, they used to ignore me always. So I would not recommend it if ASS is a concern. Areas of improvement AFTER SALE SERVICE, Better facility and timely response.
  3. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    Hi all, First, apologies for the delayed update as I haven't got any time to login and update the status. I got the delivery of my white Liva on last Friday and already driven 1800 Kms .. Yes, it's true 1800 on 10 days..!! Used for my every day office journey (120KM) for 1 week and then done two long drives, one to Durgapur (300 Kms) and now I'm in Sambalpur (650 Kms one way).. Completed my first service on 1100 Kms.. I'll post a detail ownership review once I touch 5K mark, below are few points on my initial findings.. +Ve 1) I never feel tired, even yesterday after driving 400Kms on a single day. 2) Superb mileage, atlest 20 with 20% city bumper to bumper traffic and 60 Kms of off-roading with AC on all the time. Yes off-roading in a hatchback on NH6 in Jharkhand, OMG..!! what a pathetic condition of the road (read National highway connecting Kolkata-Mumbai). In Bengal its nice, in Orissa its good but in Jharkhand even the trucks are finding it very hard... I scribbled the under-body atleast 3-4 times... 3) The car feels solid, even during 60 Kms of off-roading no rattle.. no jik jik... 4) Very comfortable for 5 adults 5) Stunning look, really a head turner after the sticker job, everywhere I stopped the car atleast some people are asking about this beauty.. 6) Torquey engine and stable behavior, nice for highway cruising @100 and as well as for city driving. Crossed long ghats comfortably as well, the long 3rd gear is very handy.. -Ve 1) Watch out the corners, it's not that great say like Swift 2) The car literally starts dancing on consecutive potholes, the suspension is very soft I think to improve the ride quality but Indian roads are the culprit.. 3) This engine doesn't like to be revved beyond 120, touched 140 once but not confident on that so didn't tried it again, very noisy cabin, you can listen to the engine sound from the cabin very clearly, so I started listening music at high dbs.. Thanks, Kalyan
  4. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    Hi all, First, apologies for the delayed update as I haven't got any time to login and update the status. The good news is I got the delivery of my white Liva a week before and already driven 1800 Kms .. Yes, it's true 1800 on 10 days..!! Used for my every day office journey (120KM) for 1 week and then done two long drives, one to Durgapur (300 Kms) and now I'm in Sambalpur (650 Kms one way).. Completed my first service on 1100 Kms.. I'll post a detail ownership review once I touch 5K mark, below are few points on my initial findings.. +Ve 1) I never feel tired, even yesterday after driving 400Kms on a single day. 2) Superb mileage, atlest 20 with 20% city bumper to bumper traffic and 60 Kms off-roading with AC on all the time. Yes off-roading in a hatchback on NH6 in Jharkhand, OMG..!! what a pathetic condition of the road (read National highway connecting Kolkata-Mumbai). In Bengal its nice, in Orissa its good but in Jharkhand even the trucks are finding it very hard... I scribbled the under-body atleast 3-4 times... 3) The car feels solid, even during 60 Kms of off-roading no rattle.. no jik jik... 4) Very comfortable for 5 adults 5) Stunning look, really a head turner after the sticker job, everywhere I stopped the car atleast some people are asking about this beauty.. 6) Torquey engine and stable behavior, nice for highway cruising @100 and as well as for city driving. Crossed long ghats comfortably as well, the long 3rd gear is very handy.. -Ve 1) Watch out the corners, it's not that great say like Swift 2) The car literally starts dancing on consecutive potholes, the suspension is very soft I think to improve the ride quality but Indian roads are the culprit.. 3) This engine doesn't like to be revved beyond 120, touched 140 once but not confident on that so didn't tried it again, very noisy cabin, you can listen to the engine sound from the cabin very clearly, so I started listening music at high dbs.. Thanks, Kalyan
  5. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    You're very true.. When I've asked them to get the Liva petrol V model alloys only, they replied this is not possible as this is not coming as accessories to Liva GD model specific and hence they will not fit accessories from different model/version (...very funny considering a dealer under Toyota brand..) So bottom line, Liva GD owner have to stay without alloys, otherwise loose warranty and prepare for unforeseen harassment...
  6. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    When I've enquired the sales person told that no offer is available on diesel variants, also you can not cancel the booking for ABS version once done, as they are made against orders.. After a total market research I've made up my mind to go for a Toyota and I've cancelled the Swift booking and given the cheque to Toyota.. Model: Liva GD, Colour: White The car was ready and I haven't missed the opportunity. Though the car doesn't have any alloy wheel option and I've to live without alloys for next 3 years (known as warranty period.. ) I've tried contacting Toyota through mails and calls (for alloys.. ) But nope, no result; all of them warned me that if any fitting problem happened then I may not get the warranty shield for tiers(default 6 months) and suspension(..?? don't know..!!) I got scared and cancelled the dream for alloys.. Front and back spoilers are not available as accessories coz trained resources are not available... Now they are saying Kenwood HU is not available due to Thiland flood so they'll give Pioneer HU, will confirm which model tomorrow.. But I think they are too costly at dealer.. Should I go for after-market, will it void my warranty..?? Can anyone please suggest a good spare shop in Kolkata..??
  7. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    Check out the following links, EconomicTimes MoneyControl Now I'm pretty sure that I'll cancel my Swift dreams and will book the i20. I cannot wait for 6 moths, also the quality of the car might not be satisfactory. With all these concerns head on I thought of second largest company with good customer satisfaction and A$$, i.e. Hyundai. I personally visited one Hyundai workshop and asked about the problems. While they've clearly admitted the A/C problem but told the steering problem has been rectified. The mileage they claimed at about 12Kmpl in city with A/C on. That's okay with me with diesel. I've checked my friends i20 for a long drive, no issues found whatsoever. Also, from Hyundai's website I've enquired about the facelift version of the i20. If everything seems fine then on this Saturday I'll cancel the Swift booking and will book the i20.
  8. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    @SB Yes I'm from Kolkata, it's one of the suburban called Chinsurah. I'm buying the car for my everyday commute to my office at Rajarhat, i.e. 100Kms up and down. Most of the time I'll be the only person using the car through 50-50 city and highway, so boot space shouldn't be any problem, but the waiting period is too long. @Vipul For Ritz Vdi with ABS, the sales guy told me a waiting period of 2 months. So it's basically same for me. Also I'm not very comfortable with it's looks. Other than Punto, Micra I found no diesel car is readily available in the showroom. And when I'm asking for a discount (atleast a mere corporate one) they are staring as if I'm a terrorist and asking for all of his money... @doctor Very well said "New Swift isn't the best but Its not the worst either", same conclusion that I've booked Swift Zdi, but the secret is, if I get a better choice before the delivery of Swift (e.g. Liva Vd or i20 v2.0), I'll cancel my booking and will go for it.. @rssh Good to hear that you love your car and willing to continue ever, appreciate it.. But the overall i20 owners reactions are mixed, so for a potential buyer it's very confusing with all those fuss alive..
  9. New Swift D vs Hyundai i20 CRDi vs Toyota

    Apologies for posting the thread in wrong section. With the labour problem striking in MSIL, it's creating more woe with the quality of the cars.
  10. With the launch of new Swift D its very confusing for the diesel hatch buyers to pick one between these cars with fully featured variant coming within bracket of 6.5L to 7.5 L on road. After doing TD with each of the cars below are my findings, I've intentionally left Polo due to insufficient A$$ and TATA Vista for its constant niggling issues and TA$$. Toyota Liva, 5.9L Ex-showroom Pros, 1) Good ride comfort and handling 2) Basic car and nothing but a good car Cons, 1) Missing VD version 2) Engine noise 3) Toyota's first this segment car for India, so time can only tell how serious Toyota is with this segment. New Swift ZDi, 6.5L Ex-showroom Pros, 1) Beautiful handling and drive comfort 2) New premium interior look 3) Sporty muscular exterior Cons, 1) Impractical boot space 2) Insufficient rear seat comfort. 3) Long waiting period Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4 CRDi, 7.05L Ex-showroom Pros, 1) Good ride and handling comfort, 2) Premium interior and rear seat comfort 3) Loads of features Cons, 1) Some steering and A/C problem-don't know it has been fixed or not. 2) Poor mileage (12kmpl in city with A/C on) 3) Expensive spare cost Guys, which would be a better pick considering the above facts..?? Cheers, Kalyan Thread moved:To the right section.BornFree2011-11-06 16:50:05
  11. Hello all

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum. I enjoy driving and my favourite car is Maruti Gypsy. My other interests is travelling. Cheers, Kalyan