Toyota wanted to make Etios cheaper but they ended up making a cheap Car.

By for Toyota Etios 2014-2016 from new delhi 2011-05-22 02:57:24.0
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Pros : Style, space

Cons : Noise and Vibrations at Idle condition, Gaskets are missing from the doors.


Look and Style The car looks average from the looks and you have to pay to get the radiator chrome grill installed to make it stylish. Absence of EPDM gasket on all four Doors.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.   Comfort Engine sounds like a diesel engine-The engine sounds as if you have pressed pedal on a diesel vehicle. This is because of the poor acoustic insulation.It is as good as sitting in a diesel vehicle and paying the cost of petrol for running it. Horn Sounds more inside than outside -This is because of poor acoustic insulation in ETIOS that the sound of Horn is heard more inside the passenger cabin than outside. Mileage Mileage-The actual mileage of ETIOS in city conditions is not more than 10 kmpl.  Needs to improve Strangely but true Toyota people try to escape the flaws in Etios by merely giving the excuse that it is priced less and that is why the problems are there. This is really insulting for the customer who has spent all his hard earned money for the Toyota brand. There is one more fact that all other Toyota vehicles were developed in Japan and have been launched worldwide in many countries and have undergone five or more than 5 modifications and in Toyota term it is called as generation which is mentioned in case of Corlla History on Toyota bharat website. Each generation is of approximately 5 years starting from 1966 -2011. Areas of improvement   This is one of the reasons for Etios to fail because Etios is raw vehicle and  and it requires 2-3 modifications/generations before the modifications can be adopted. We will have to wait till then. Overall Experience After spending a hefty 7.5Lakh plus the Etios is not able to deliver the Comfort, luxury and the pride that comes with the brand. Etios model V and VX are disasters and there is hardly any significant luxury parameter to distinguish the two variants.  Etios fails to impress because of noise and vibrations from the engine caused due to poor quality of the engine and further reduction in the dampers used to suppress the sound and vibrations emanating from the Engine.  

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  • shravan |22 May,2011 08:31:49 PM

    We all want a tsunami to hit Toyotaso that they will be out of business and end up to be taken over by TVS or Bajaj in 2015

  • rahul |27 Jun,2011 06:47:15 PM

    paid review from the rival company man................etios is a gr8 car dats why it has got a lot more than 20000 bookings..............i guess all r not fool like you

    vilas |30 Aug,2012 10:38:25 PM

    @rahul.. think what ur b4 saying fool to other. all are right down (RK,bibhuti,edvin,munish,lp) in spite of coming to know all these thing Toyota desnt feel responsible.its is trying to make money out of its brand name n sell d brand name in d market not d product. it is disgusting thing n company has gone mad in making money in that aspect it is trying to save money on it own logo..ive new etios sedan gd worth 8 lakhs. it dosent have toyota chrome emblem on steering wheel..dash board is of poor quality, it ok , one can adjust with some trims ..how one can compromise if it has no logo? also it is not available in d market. i fed up by making call to toyota n registering complaints.they dosent feel responsible n dosent feel shame.if toyota is really conserned about its brand in market then it should solve d reverence of customers.

  • RK |25 Jul,2011 05:18:34 PM

    Come on man....all those who are booking think like you only..... ''since 20000 bookings so all may not be fools''. Ha..ha..ha. Now there are huge cancellations too..do you know this ?? Now who is fool ? This is herd mentality...since all are going in one direction they must be right ?? Get your facts clear man before brannding anybody as fool.

    Bibhuti |12 Aug,2011 09:39:17 AM

    Indian People are just mad about brand name. Toyota is indeed a brand name so the bookings are made (some around 20K). Now look at the waiting period its not even 1 month. Its true that Toyota Etios has failed to keep the quality of Toyota. Engine Noise and Vibration is a true problem in Etios. Rest everything is ok.

  • Edwin |03 Aug,2011 06:28:24 PM

    I think that we both have the same experience with the ETIOS. Toyota has failed to give what the customer expected from the brand. Yes, very true, the average is below 10 kmpl in city, the noise is loud at high speed - my previous car was better at high speed. ETIOS is not worth the price. I have made a wrong choice this time. Hope toyota does something about it?

  • Munish |06 Aug,2011 03:52:08 PM

    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. My own website is myetios.

    LP |23 May,2012 01:56:56 PM

    I purchased Toyota Etios GD two month back. Above mentioned two complaints are correct. 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. Apart from this Immediately after vehicle pass by humps on road or gutter on roads above 30 km speed I can hear BIG sound from both the front suspension. When I went for first checkup (1000 km) I told this issue to service people then they told this is common to all Etios & Liva vehicles, it makes sound after releasing the front supension..... when I asked the solution they told NO SOLUTION. I dont know what kind of feeling I had during that time bcoz this sound is bothering me too much. Even One Lakh rupees Tata Nano also dont have this complaint. The mistake what I did is I trusted this brand.

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