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Old 20th August 2009, 08:28   #16
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Congrats on the buy.
Is she available in superwhite also now? Pearl white is available i know.
Superwhite is only on the base J variant for the cabbies.

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Haha, this is hilarious. The drive is one of the few redeeming features of the Civic. Looks like your dad was pretty much done with such cars, with the Lancer too having relatively the same pitfalls and plus points.

'gratz on the new car. Black looks brilliant.
Thanks Immortalz. I did drive the Civic after that both MT and AT and it was great fun to drive especially the high revving engine. But it was a disappointment when it came to just cruising around in traffic at lower rpm's/higher gears. You have to shift down and rev the motor if you want to increase the space. The Corolla engine is exactly the opposite. It doesn't rev to crazy rpm's so smoothly but boy does it pull. 5th gear will pull from 40kmph onwards very very briskly. In city you rarely need to go down to 2nd and 3rd is more than enough.

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Congrats Vidyut for the nice car. Welcome to another 6639 !!
Is the number 6639 by chance or you bought it? Eager to read some more on your driving experience.

Abhi
It was available in the ML series so I just had to pay the RTO charges for special number available in series i.e. Rs. 6,000.

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WOW! Black looks hot on the Corrola Altis. Congratulations on your new car. I guess Toyota may after all add black to the list of colour options for the Altis after making one for you .
Thanks Autonorm. They are releasing this black variant sometime next month is what I was told.

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Congratulations Vid she is amazing to say the least. Wish you and I know for sure: This cars gonna be another love story with no hassles for a long time.
Keep her shinning
Thanks Nishant. She's going to be taken care of rest assured. It's a good sight to see 2 black beauties Lancer and Altis next to each other in parking lot with same number.

Thanks musicmanaman, Abhinav and Akki_5.
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I love the looks of black cars. Pain to maintain though. Congratz!!
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Congrats! First black Altis in India?
Please scratch this in 3 ft high letters on that car. The decision process has fired our brains totally
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Old 20th August 2009, 08:48   #19
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Here are some more pics I took over the weekend.

2009 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 GL ownership report - 68,000 kms and close to 8 years later-altis1.jpg
2009 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 GL ownership report - 68,000 kms and close to 8 years later-altis2.jpg
2009 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 GL ownership report - 68,000 kms and close to 8 years later-altis3.jpg
2009 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 GL ownership report - 68,000 kms and close to 8 years later-altis4.jpg
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Congrats viddy, finally the equivalent of "Kyonki saas bhi kabhi....." serial on your car buying process has had a happy ending.

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Yup. That's what the dealer told me.

... Yeah first time I saw a black altis was my car...
From what I have seen, black corolla is used ONLY by yellow board taxi fellows -- it's like the upscale version of the white indicab
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Welcome to the Altis Club and congrats vid6639. She looks fabulous in Black. I am sure she will give you a trouble free long service. I had also evaluated various cars before buying the Altis VL. I selected this because it is a all round package and a complete car. It is comfortable to get in & out, seats are better, maximum features for the price, better drivability in low speeds, better milage and is supposed to be very reliable to provide a 'Peace of Mind' package.

Though the 4 speed auto is a very good gearbox, my only grudge is that Toyota should provide a 5 speed auto box.
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Congrats vid on your new car, the car looks gorgeous, good pics. Is it possible for you to post some of the interior pics?
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Altis has become a real looker in black. I wonder why the toyotas are always reluctant to include black as a choice in their fleet of cars.

Now Innova black is not available. This Altis took ages to come out.

Anyway you are assured of a hassle free ownership.

Congrats for the Altis.

I am quite amased at the fact that you TDed cars in the range of 10Lakhs to 35lakhs and finally brought the least priced (by some good 20Lakhs) among them.
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Viddy Baba ki Jai ho !!

Finally, you got the car. So, now you have 2 blackies and one silver in the garage right ? All 6639 ?
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Congrats Vid6639,

Car is very gorgeous in Black color.
I had TD corollo.Very Smooth and it's amazing piece of automobile,very sturdy and solid and i love the masculine/SUVish look too.
Enjoy and Drive Safe
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Hey Vid6639,Congrats on your new car. Its a wonderful car that makes you fall in love with it each time you sit behind the wheel. It just ask you to push it, don't get surprised if your clock the odo at 120 but it feels like 60-70.On the passenger seats at the back, its pure comfort. Being driven in Altis, your dad's gonna love it for sure.
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Congrats Vid! It is surely looking hot in black.

After reading your review on Superb, I thought you would bring her home but I guess a sensible decision prevailed in the end.

Could you post some interior pics?
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Congrats Viddy. Let me know when I can put some graffiti on your Altis - its the minimum gesture I ask in return for witnessing the longest car-gestation in history.

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Congrats Vid! Finally its here!
Between, why was i omitted from the Vote of Thanks? I also had to put up with your bantering.

Dont forget to get tints.. it'll give it the Gangsta look.
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Dont forget to get tints.. it'll give it the Gangsta look.
I'll also ask him to add a drag-spec FFE, strobes and flame thrower.
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