Originally Posted by cooldhaya
Am amazed by the awesome reliability of a Toyota! What minor repairs were done?
Minor repairs like denting & painting jobs, changing brake pads, etc.
at 77k kms, the car is still running on stock clutch.
Originally Posted by jayadev
quality.....that is what toyota is.!!!
dents and paint issues are common with every vehichle in india blame it on wreck-less traffic and weird road conditions.
if you are from mumbai its nothing a big surprise as everyday it is +1 on the body.
one cannot blame the manufacturer for that . any car is as much vulnerable as toyota.
"it happens sometimes "-technician trying to cover his ___
Of course i would blame toyota buddy, who else? Our innova's driver is a great chap & is very very careful. he has had no shunts or accidents till date. but the other road users dont drive so carefully! and mumbai is not that bad. i have driven around mumbai in my scorpio for the past 6 years through absolutely crowded roads & small shunts do happen but the car should be made to withstand that.
innova's panel strength is pathetic & this is not just my opinion. even a small punch from a kid can make a dent! thats not the most ideal for indian conditions.
Originally Posted by Nofate
Hi Raj, nice owenership review.
I never thought Toyota uses such a low gauge metal for body :( why are they charging high cost for their vehicles and spares?
because its a toyota!
another grouse - the engine!
after many months, made a trip to pune in my innova. at 110 kmph, the tacho was at 3100 rpm!
the redline is at 4200 rpm. its a diesel engine, so that means at such high rpm close to the redline, there is hardly any juice left. at 110 kmph, the engine is also noisy, sounds boomy & very strained. also, we filled in diesel from HP & the car was emitting thick black smoke at anything over 120 kmph, so we had to stick to 110 kmph.