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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.
cars4life posted a topic in Indian CarsWe were just mourning the demise of the Polo 1.6 few days ago but it looks like Toyota is set to make petrol heads smile. Currently a special edition has been launched with body kit et al. But the big news is that Toyota is going to launch the Liva with the 1.5 litre engine from the Etios. Toyota is not looking at selling huge volumes of this variant but it will be targetted towards those who think with their hear rather than the head.. It will obviously be significantly more expensive that the 1.2. I feel this car looks promising with a lot of scope for mods. Only remains to be seen how much one will have to shell out for it. More info here: http://www.autocarindia.com/News/312309,scoop-toyota-plans-liva-15-hot-hatch.aspx