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Test Drive of Etios

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Well, I have gone for the test drive of Toyota Etios at Galaxy Toyota located at Shailimar Bagh Delhi. Few observations are there: 1. An inferior interior, plastic quality is really poor. 2. Speedometer etc. are located in the center and is also looks quite cheaper. 3. An absurd noise while opening the bonnet.  4. Boot is almost the same i.e. of logan, not attractive. 5. Non proportional Power weight ratio i.e. 1500 cc Vs 915-930 kg, powerful engine may shatter other parts in the long run. 6. No integrated music system, antenna and fog lights in ‘G’ model   7. No power steering in the base model. 8. Narrow service network with high cost spares and maintenance and the last but not the least. 9. No CNG option if want to install legally. Positives: 1. Huge leg space for the rear passenger. 2. Huge boot space. 3. Lower centre of gravity leading to more stability while driving. 4. Comfortable sitting posture while driving and the tilt steering made it more comfortable. The car in which I took the test drive (VX) was totally shaken, even the plastic made exterior window parts were worn out. No doubt Toyota made an excellent effort in making their mark in Indian middle class but the overall quality is really compromised. I agree that at such a price one cannot expect a Ferrari but had Toyota would have confined the engine CC @1200-1300 and had invested the saved cost in enhancing the overall quality of the vehicle, Etios would have a more competitive vehicle in the Indian car market and also the 1200-1300 CC engine would have given them more fuel efficiency to the car. 1500 CC engine in 915-930 kg vehicle is not required. The price in which Toyota is offering this car is ok but if compared with other cars of same segment then many other good options are available. Final decision: I would have preferred to buy Swift Dzire which is a time tested, more reliable and sturdy car from Maruti with good service network, easily maintained with an availability of diesel/ CNG option also.

On: Feb 19, 2011 | 6809 Views
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