Total Value for money

By for Toyota Etios 2010-2012 from thane 2011-01-15 01:11:14.0
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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : A very good standrad sedan

Cons : NA


I am seeing lots of negative reviews, which is creating discomfort among enthu buyers.  The negative comments given in reviews are baseless. This is also very obviuos, because people are going to Toyota showroom for test drive with a very high expectations as if they are going to test drive a premium car. Then big disappointment. The etios is not a premium car. The car is best in all respect if you look at the price range, car design/space, comfort, and performance. In Rs. 6 lacs range you are getting a good looking standard sedan, and a reputed brand. I have not found any other car (sedan or hatchback) in this price tag better that etios. If you are disappointed with etios, then test drive Corolla Altis and ready to spend equally good money. I test drive etios last week and found it a very nice car, also agree that etios is no frills car but total value for money. The design/trims are very simialr to old Corolla CE. Look and Style - Standard (bit out dated) Comfort - Very Good Pickup - Very Good Mileage - Average Best Features - Smooth Steering, and pick-up Needs to improve - Audio System in G Series, Electronically adjusteable review mirrors, gaps in doors. Overall Experience - Very Good

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  • amit |15 Jan,2011 01:36:34 AM

    brij - thanks for your review. Have you booked the car ? how much is the waiting period ?

    Brij Joe |15 Jan,2011 09:12:12 AM

    I have already booked Etios G Safety. As per the showroom guy the wait time is 6 months. However he also mentioned that Toyota is going to double the production which bring the wait time further down.

    asr |04 Mar,2011 08:32:08 AM

    cancel the booking and go to some other brand. It is not value for money.

    Krishna |20 Mar,2011 03:47:42 PM

    I take a test drive, but not up to the expectation, I decided not to buy. Exteriors id good but interior is very poor. Even Dash board clearly indicates cost saving and poor look

  • Bharath kumar |15 Jan,2011 11:31:37 AM

    What type of new technologies setup in this toyota itios.And at what percent the loan is providing with a good rate of interest.

    Brij Joe |15 Jan,2011 10:59:03 PM

    Etios is not copied over from any other model instead Etios is designed from scratch to make it low cost and also make is suitable for indian roads. Even 1.5 L engine is also designed only for this model. The power steering uses battery power instead of engine power which increases the mileage. Also reduced weight increases the mileage and Torque to weight ratio. Also there are many design change to keep the cost and weight low. I feel etios is a big bang for the buck. The real test would be when car hits the indian road. Keep your fingers crossed and hope toyota will not disappoint indian customers.

  • Brij Joe |15 Jan,2011 08:34:59 PM

    Etios is not copied over from any other model instead Etios is designed from scratch to make it low cost and also make is suitable for indian roads. Even 1.5 L engine is also designed only for this model. The power steering uses battery power instead of engine power which increases the mileage. Also reduced weight increases the mileage and Torque to weight ratio. Also there are many design change to keep the cost and weight low. I feel etios is a big bang for the buck. The real test would be when car hits the indian road. Keep your fingers crossed and hope toyota will not disappoint indian customers.

  • Brij Joe |16 Jan,2011 09:48:57 AM

    The Times of India reported that toyota may offer it's long waitlisted etios sedan customer to shift to hatchback liva to reduce the wait period.

  • ankush sharma |16 Jan,2011 06:33:32 PM

    Etios is not copied over from any other model instead Etios is designed from scratch to make it low cost and also make is suitable for indian roads. Even 1.5 L engine is also designed only for this model. The power steering uses battery power instead of engine power which increases the mileage. Also reduced weight increases the mileage and Torque to weight ratio. Also there are many design change to keep the cost and weight low. I feel etios is a big bang for the buck. The real test would be when car hits the indian road. Keep your fingers crossed and hope toyota will not disappoint indian customers.

  • gaurav |24 Jan,2011 02:27:48 PM

    in how much time is normally etios delivered after booking???

    CarDekho Team |25 Jan,2011 03:21:20 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that Toyota Etios is on minimum waiting for 7-8 months. Thanks

    GIRISH PAMNANI |31 Jan,2011 02:52:35 AM

    Wht u Thnk Etios is Better Or Swft Dezire. As OverAll. Dnt u thnks its(ETIOS) light weight would create problm in hghspeed on Highways as its may b chances of gettng turnd whole car easly

  • Brij Joe |30 Jan,2011 10:04:42 AM

    Toyota to double production of Etios Sedan - Currently Toyota produces around 2,500 units. But looking at huge wait list Toyota has decided to raise Etios production to 4,500-5,000 units a month from April'11. At present the demand is of around 7,000 units against 18000 bookings.

  • Brij Joe |30 Jan,2011 10:11:38 AM

    Has anyone got Etios delivery yet? If yes then please share your experiance with new Etios. We all are very eager to know on road performance.

    Pathikrit Naha |24 Apr,2011 02:18:54 PM

    I shall be getting delivery in coming week & then can share my experiences.

  • Aditya |04 Feb,2011 10:58:22 AM

    Toyata Etior or Swift Dzire which one should be preffered and Why ???

  • CarDekho Team |04 Feb,2011 04:38:54 PM

    If you want a choose a Diesel car between the two then go for the Swift Dzire cause the Etios is not yet available in Diesel, but if you need a Petrol option then surely go for the Etios as its much fresher and newer than the Dzire and also has a much larger cabin space, has more power and refinement. Thanks, CarDekho Team

  • Sudhakar Bala |04 Feb,2011 06:20:32 PM

    Very conservative, no sports kind of looks. Youngsters may not really like this model. Very family oriented car. Back side of the car looks empty and shining...name plate comes little in the bottom.. they could have added some more design there... Car looks smaller than it appears in the photos. But i guess its longer than Dzire. Interiors are really really bad, felt like decade old car from inside...cheap plastics are used and looks very ordinary. nothing special. I tried to pull down the power windows and the glass was shaking heavily..no proper finishing at all.... There is lot of comfort inside both for driver and passengers..leg room space has been really given a thought. Family can comfortably enjoy inside without any much issues. However No arm rest provided in the back seats, Also clutch rest pad for left leg is also not there....The glove box is something that i am not able to understand...why such design..one thing that dealer told me that it will temporarily act as a cooling box like a small fridge because the AC vents are provided inside the glove box. And it really it looked big. Only VX variants has little okay inside because they have given some colors on the inside doors, The G variant and below is totally ugly inside. I immediately felt Comfortable while driving...car really responded well... As I recently took the test drive. The pickup is very moderate and it took some time to reach 100kms/hr on an empty road. Car is very robust, i tried to shake the car at 100kms, responded very well...But i think its not suitable for cruising speeds...I did hear some sound inside the car while driving that could be because of the poor insulation. But this may be okay for indian road conditions. Cost Cutting is explicity visible in every part of the car. Poor Man's Toyota!! As i could see with regards to petrol, this car is neither a drunkard nor a police car. Gives a decent mileage i think and would be really helpful for families Very conservative everywhere, cant think of any unique feature.... Overall Experience is moderate and okay

  • Sudhakar Bala |04 Feb,2011 06:32:41 PM

    Just wanted to add one more thing, the quality of the car is something that i really admire and long lasting.Inspite of small small glitches, the engine quality and efficiency is excellent. Toyota people were very kind and responsive. so lets not look for worries, Toyota tried their best to design a car for indian need. They are very reliable and their after sales service network is top class and best in the world. And remember they are Japanese, so just buy it bro.

    tom |07 Feb,2011 11:17:37 PM

    ... they had recalled many cars in the US as well as japan! so dont go blindly by the brand name. we know toyota as a good company only for corolla,innova and all global models but we just have to wait and see how the cost cutting on the etios effects the cars reliability?

  • Brij Joe |07 Feb,2011 11:35:58 PM

    Looks like the wait period for etios is really 8 months which is very frustrating. The goodness of the car is not looking very attractive to me now because of wait. I have started looking for other options. I have narrowed down on Ritz ZXI which is having around 3 to 5 weeks of wait period. The Ritz looks very good and also lots of good reviews from users. Does any one has any idea on Ritz VXI?

    CarDekho Team |08 Feb,2011 05:35:53 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that Maruti Ritz is fantastic small segment car. The car has fine quality interiors, excellent fuel efficiency and eye-catching looks. Maruti Ritz Vxi gives mileage of 14.5 in city conditions and 18.0 kmpl on highways. For further assistance you can send us your contact number on our id contact@cardekho.com and one of our auto-experts will assist you. Thanks

    p. vasudevan |17 Feb,2011 09:12:53 PM

    Mr.Brij Joe, I could not under stand why you are going for Ritz. The look from behind of Ritz is no good. The middle portion of the back is pulled inside the car just like got a hit from some other vehicle from the rear. The appearance of the car is very poor. Better go for A Star rather than Ritz. The person who have designed Ritz is not at all a creative person.

  • JananiRamya |08 Feb,2011 06:54:38 PM

    I had booked the Etios on the first day and was the first person to book it too.... have not test drived as the car was not available in the showroom & presently i'm in US. I own a Dzire petrol & a zen estilo and on lookg at the above comments i've got shocked and confused would someone help me out am i supposed to go ahead in purchasing it or look upon on some other sedan car.

    priyangshu |09 Feb,2011 09:54:00 PM

    If you really want a upgrade from dzire go for city

  • Brij Joe |11 Feb,2011 04:28:00 PM

    Finally, I booked Ritz ZXI. The out to door price is around 6.65 L. I test drive Ritz ZXI and love the sporty dash board, 85 PS torque, and plane like comfortable seat. My friends Ritz giving close to 13.5 KM/L mileage. I really felt bad to cancel Etios booking but wait time was too long for me.

    Brij Joe |18 Feb,2011 12:07:48 AM

    Correction on Ritz price !!!!!!! out to door ritz zxi price is 5.6 lacs.

  • Brij Joe |11 Feb,2011 04:30:21 PM

    I did find Ritz more attractive and comfortable than i10, swift, and figo.

  • satendra kumar |13 Feb,2011 06:08:46 PM

    Is it possible to install CNG kit in Etios Toyota & also get it registerd in R.C.

  • sudheer sr |21 Feb,2011 11:02:51 PM

    the etios starts like a diesel car. engine noise more compared to other petrol cars. the speedometer is located at a friendly position for the driver to watch while driving. it would have been better if power steering can be added to the etios j model. leg space both front and back excellent. boot space much more than enough. excellent turning radius and pick up is also good. back side ground clearance is ok, but at front clearance seems to be bit less. the rear seat is so comfortable and can seat four. (three very very lavishly)////

  • Amit |16 Mar,2011 12:16:41 AM

    I am planning to buy a sedan Either - Etios or Hyundai Accent , after reading the reviews and comments i m thinking of going back to Accent , Though Accent has superb looks , beteer ground clearance , ok mileage , the only drawback is low seating position, but here Etios has many problems, Waiting time, noise, cheap plastic, light weight chances of overturning, ....can somebody please direct and make my purcahse a no regret purchase. Regards

  • g s narayana |17 Mar,2011 11:55:07 PM

    Etios is true value for money.The best in it,s class.None of the entry level sedan do have such a superb safety package.I shall appreciate,if toyota management could throw some light on cheap plastics.I once again endorse that etios is undoubtedly no.1 in its class.

  • lal.Banwari |19 Mar,2011 10:58:10 PM

    what is the waiting period for Etios at Patna(Bihar)

  • BANWARI. LAL |19 Mar,2011 11:21:31 PM

    TEST

  • Roy |23 Mar,2011 02:23:52 AM

    I would like to know the Toyota Etios model availability if it comes in Auto transmission?. Thanks,

  • Pathikrit Naha |24 Apr,2011 02:32:24 PM

    Accent looks good but model & milage not attractive, low. Should opt higher technology like Etios or Ford Feasta.

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