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Old 8th June 2007, 15:34   #46
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Using the same logic wouldnt the Tavera be as good as the Optra?
That really wouldnt be a valid comparison as the Tavera lacks any sort of luxury, and is a very basic MUV. The Innova is a giant leap ahead of the Tavera.
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I think Innova is a lot of things but it is lacking in that snob value factor. Somehow it always feels like the owner is driving a mini bus. And that is a bit of a problem when you drive into a Taj or Oberoi for their pubs or the discs. Valet refuses to come to you so easily. :P

However, as benbsb said, even in my company there are a good few very senior managers (including a senior VP, who though recently has shifted over to SX4) who drive around their Innovas with elan. And yes these are all company leased cars.
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I LOVE the Innova! It's one of my favourite vehicles in the Indian market today and IMO, THE car to be in if you are being chauffered in. High end V spec models are nicely loaded too. And it's pretty easy to drive too, doesn't feel as big as it actually is. There are just two things I would like changed in the car. I feel the power steering is a little too over assisted and the clutch can do with better feel as it feels too light now. Both these features maybe good to have in the city but out on the highway, I'd prefer them to be more meaty.
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Innovas that have been customized by the owner look plenty good.
For the one who has bought it, yes.
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What is the Onroad price of a 407 chassis (ready to be customised)?
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What is the Onroad price of a 407 chassis (ready to be customised)?
Customized to what?
IMO, a Force Traveller is a far better option as a personalized carrier rather than something on a 407 chassis.
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Customized to what?
IMO, a Force Traveller is a far better option as a personalized carrier rather than something on a 407 chassis.
agreed!! So add that to the list of alternatives that one might have to the Corolla given that Innova is being seen as an alternative to Corolla (and Corolla alone).
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What is the Onroad price of a 407 chassis (ready to be customised)?
I seriously want to reply to that but just fell down laughing. Good one, 1100D.
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Although Innova might not have the same 'status' among the masses as the Corolla, it still commands fair amount of respect, specially cause families own it more than the taxiwallas.

And. Corolla is not exactly a looker in any sense of the word.
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What really does the Corolla offer more than the Innova?
Well after driving both the cars i will tell you why Innova is cheaper.

Corolla has more features then the Innova, here are a few i can remember of : -

Dead Pedal
Glass Antenna ( The antenna of the Innvoa is horid)
Leather Seats
Lumbar Support
Audio Controls on steering wheel
Rear Discs
Smoother gearshift
Electric Retractable Mirrors
Plus the Corolla is easier to park and you push it around corners faster too
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Dosent the Innova offer

More Space?
Captain seats at the rear?
A diesel?
2 or 3 ACs?
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Innova, the best MuV i have ever driven. 800Kms in 2 days. nothing can match the comfort and drive atleast in the indian road conditions. And the speed? belive me i felt i was the fasted on the road.
Agree with you here. If I need to make a long shooting trip with all my photography equipments layed out properly in a car..it has to be Innova. I'm really impressed with it's behaviour during my last shoot in UP.

Innova does not feel sure footed at high speed on curve roads. So if one keeps that in mind and treat her accordingly..I'm sure there's no issue at all. All cars come with pros and cons. Let's respect that.

Overall, it's a fantastic machine. I don't like it's look but that's subjective.
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What is the Onroad price of a 407 chassis (ready to be customised)?
Probably in the same ballpark as Innova and Corolla.
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Overall, it's a fantastic machine. I don't like it's look but that's subjective.
I second your thought on this one. I like the Innova for everything that is offers except its looks.
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Functionally both the vehicles can be compared and Innova may be a winner. But as an executive , you dont like to drive an Innova ! There is a difference between the both . Corolla owners buy it for its image and not for functionalities like space, NO of Seats etc
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