Etios is a raw attempt by Toyota to develop from the scratch and is developed on a totally new platform the engineers have made many mistakes. Once the product is tested in India on Indian customers at the expense of the monetary, personal and safety aspects of the etios customers, it can be modified and launched in other parts of the world.
The flaws in etios can be seen by not putting the weather gasket on all four doors, as the vehicle gets dirty till inside even if the vehicle is cleaned from outside. The absence of gasket makes it convenient for insects, cockroaches, ants, spiders and lizards to get inside the vehicle as soon as the door is opened. The interior area of the cabin trapped between the frame and door is always dirty even though the vehicle is cleaned from outside.
Also the engine under body cover which is very essentially required to protect engine from the stones on poor roads in India.
The vibrations produced from etios enter the passenger cabin and can be felt at the steering, dashboard, seats, side arm rest, roof top, boot etc also the engine engine noise and road noise enter inside the passenger cabin.
All these factors can not be blamed on the low cost of etios as the customer had never given any budget to Toyota and had trusted Toyota to deliver Quality product.
There is so much false hyped image created about the etios product on the internet by some professional review writers that they are trained to even make personal derogatory remarks to a genuine complaint of a genuine customer, which is very frustrating and to handle this I had to put up a site to make my voice heard.
Please visit http://myetios.com
Munish on 2011-08-02 09:43:38.0
All cars have door gaskets, the Etios does not have engine shield.
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