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Old 23rd June 2005, 10:29   #1
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Question Entry level Innova

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It seems because of a mismatch in demand and supply, the base model of Innova (E) is carrying a hefty discount of upto 30k in Bangalore and else where. Pls refer to the following news.
http://www.business-standard.com/com...t=0&leftindx=1

In this regard, would it make sense to buy an E variant vis-a-vis a G2 variant.

Any one who already has an E variant, could please throw more light on the handling and other aspects.

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This does not have PS, right. You can save gym costs on this truck
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In this regard, would it make sense to buy an E variant vis-a-vis a G2 variant.

Any one who already has an E variant, could please throw more light on the handling and other aspects.

Thanks.
I test drove all variants before putting my money down for the highest spec G. The V was unrealistically priced...

It makes sense to buy an E variant ONLY IF you have a full time driver who has been driving a matador or other such LCV before. That variant comes without Power Steering and is a handful on anything other than a straight road. Besides, it comes with wind-up windows, manually adjustable mirrors (whose manual control stalks require you to really STRETCH from your seats) and nothing other than seats and a basic Aircon inside the vehicle. Seats are full PVC, too.

When you put down 7 lakhs plus for a vehicle, you dont expect it to have the creature comforts of a basic M800, do you? That explains the heavy discounts for the E variant - nobody is picking it up, and Toyota expected it to sell the most and therefore produced more of it.

With that money, you could buy a Scorpio DLX with all creature comforts and similar power...dont brake at speeds over 80kmph, though.
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Entry level Innovas only good for replacing Qualis taxis... seen many around already in Delhi..
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The Innova would be a hit among tourist cars if it is introduced with the 2.4D Qualis engine. Will reduce the price drastically.
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It was aimed primarily at the commercial segment - Big mistake in over-producing the basic variant when there are such huge wait periods for the decently equipped examples.

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Wouldnt recommend any one buying the E variant for family use.

The G variants make more sense as they have the basic comforts reqd of a car which costs that much. Plus, now they are gonna be producing more of the G and V variants so waiting periods will come down.
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Toyota might be thinking of converting all their entry level Innovas to higher-end ones
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Toyota might be thinking of converting all their entry level Innovas to higher-end ones
That would be too expensive to do - cheaper to discount them
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The Innova would be a hit among tourist cars if it is introduced with the 2.4D Qualis engine. Will reduce the price drastically.
If you remember, Toyota took the decision to deliberately price the Innova higher up to keep away the taxi owners. Looks like they didn't think this through very well.

The base model is just too "base" for people nowadays. Things have moved on, and power steering & windows as an option on a Rs. 7 lakh + vehicle just won't do anymore.
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toyota is reconfiguring its product mix with respect to the innova. its in today's times business section.
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hi guys,

i am planning to buy innova petrol G2, would it be the right choice or should i go for the diesal. According to ACI the mileage of the innova petrol seems to be quite low!
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It makes sense to buy an E variant ONLY IF you have a full time driver who has been driving a matador or other such LCV before. That variant comes without Power Steering and is a handful on anything other than a straight road. .
True! Plus you may have to buy him biryani for lunch everyday so that he can maintain his muscles.
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hi guys,

i am planning to buy innova petrol G2, would it be the right choice or should i go for the diesal. According to ACI the mileage of the innova petrol seems to be quite low!
Hey Duboy!

Where in India are you based? I'd recommend the diesel since its quite a nice mover, but refinement is an absolute priority over everything else go for the petrol.

Good choice, by the way!
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Steeroid,

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I test drove all variants before putting my money down for the highest spec G.
What made you to shift to DICOR ? Isn't the diesel Innova superior to DICOR technically (my ignorance...) ?
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