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Old 4th April 2009, 00:59   #16
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Good review BT.Your reviews are always nice and i'm gonna buy the innova very soon,so it makes reading your reviews much more exciting.
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Good review BT.Your reviews are always nice and i'm gonna buy the innova very soon,so it makes reading your reviews much more exciting.
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Well, all I can say is that I liked Innova and certainly wanted to have one in my family for long trips and stuff. This review gives me more confidence in going in for the purchase in near future.
go for it, eyes closed.

I had these photos (specially underbody ones) taken and waited just for this review to publish them.
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Please do not quote a large post completely to make a one liner type reply

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Good Review.
Did a 1910km round trip covering the temple towns of Trichy, Tajavur, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari from Bangalore, with my family of 6 in our Innova G4. We had 6 medium size suitcases/bags neatly placed one above the other in the space between the rearest seat and the back door!!. There was no puncture or stoppages due to any vehicle problem!! the A380 on road was just cruising!! my parents who are aged 70 enjoyed the long ride comfortably without any knee or body pains. Doubt if I could have done this in a xylo or scorpio. My innova will be completing a year this April18 and will cross 14000 km. The quality, comfort and performance is simply great..proud to own a Toyota!!!
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Nice review man. You put in ur views in a very crisp and concise fashion
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Default Update @ 50,000 kms

So far just 5 Engine Oil, fuel filter and airfilter Changes and fluid checks.

No Problem whatsoever, except some premature tyre wear due to my ignorance.

It consumes only diesel and I use it just as we charge our Nokia Phones.
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50k in 1.5 Years. Man you are heading towards HVK territory if not already there.
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50k in 1.5 Years. Man you are heading towards HVK territory if not already there.
HVK is light years ahead of us. He is incomparable.
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Arrow reasons why I parted with the Innova

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here is what a small stone can do to an innova-
One of the BIG reasons why I parted with the Innova, barring all the goodness of endurance it has within. Apart from those stony horrors, once a crow dropped a bone piece from the 6th floor and there was a dent. Then one fine day I found the entire roof dented. Perhaps result of some 'monkey business' but whatever it is I was told the rectification would cost minimum INR 15 Grands and just for the roof that is. I shrugged at the situation of living with it for the next 9 years/1.8 lakh kms or what I had foreseen.

I did write to Toyota and the response was abysmal. I specifically complained about the paint quality too, mine being black was getting scratched even merely if my belt buckle grazed it. But inspite of all my precise communications, the people at Toyota paid no heed.

The Innova for me was a perfect marriage followed by a pre-mature divorce on unfortunate but bonafide grounds.

"I don't regret parting with her, but I do miss the good times."
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+10 to you. Innova's paint quality & panel strength is the worst.

For those who say the panels have been made that way to absorb impact in collisions (crumple zone), i simply disagree. a panel which cant take a stone's impact, i am scared to imagine what a 10 ton bus would do to it.

my incidents-

1) was reversing at a speed of 3-4 kmph, hit the wall behind (due to improper installation of rear sensors by toyota A.S.S & of course, my mistake to rely on it totally!) & that damaged the rear bumper & hatch totally.

Damage - 10k

2) A splendour rear ended my innova & the bumper tore apart!

Damage - 6k

3) Scratches by rickshaws, bikers, etc.

Damage - 5k

4) Damage incurred by stones.

Damage - till now, more than 10k. Denting work is pending, quotation is 8k.

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+10 to you. Innova's paint quality & panel strength is the worst.
I used to have nightmarish times when bikers got close to the vehicle as anytime a handle bar can dent the vehicle. The panel got dimples even when one casually leans against the vehicle. The same applies to the Fortuner as well.

Agreed that had the panels were thicker the price and Center of gravity of the vehicle would have been higher, but this lowers the longevity of the vehicle exteriors.

Spend nothing on the vehicle. It wont be worth it as you wont get any corresponding resale benefit due to so many 'dented' Innnovas in the market. Panel repairs will never be that perfect.

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We dont like a dented car. We want our car to be perfect, mechanically & in appearance. I agree that there are lot of dented innovas around. have you noticed that 90% of the innovas have a dent on the rear hatch below the number plate?
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I used to have nightmarish times when bikers got close to the vehicle as anytime a handle bar can dent the vehicle. The panel got dimples even when one casually leans against the vehicle. Panel repairs will never be that perfect.
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We dont like a dented car. We want our car to be perfect, mechanically & in appearance. I agree that there are lot of dented innovas around. have you noticed that 90% of the innovas have a dent on the rear hatch below the number plate?

Now all this has made me think twice. I feel like waiting for a year for the Maruti R3 MPV, instead of buying the Innova .
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Now all this has made me think twice. I feel like waiting for a year for the Maruti R3 MPV, instead of buying the Innova .
So are you selling your Scorp and going for the Innova? If yes, then you would most likely not enjoy it, at least as a driver. If it is coming as a second car, then it is ok. The Scorpio engines are addictive and so is its external build quality.
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So are you selling your Scorp and going for the Innova? If yes, then you would most likely not enjoy it, at least as a driver. If it is coming as a second car, then it is ok. The Scorpio engines are addictive and so is its external build quality.
Hi Devdath, we are looking at the Innova as a second car to replace the Ford Escort !

Yes, the Scorp's engine is packed with real brute power, would be tough to part with it, for sure

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