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Old 15th March 2010, 23:35   #1
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During my recent trip to Hongkong and China I travelled in Toyota Comfort LPG cabs extencively and I liked the vehicle very much. This is a very strong strudy vehicle and I saw that it is abused by these cab owners and inspite of that it runs very smoothly I would like to ask the GURUS is it adviseble to import one of these cabs to India and convert to a private car for personal use in Mumbai , also what about parts of Toyota Comfort are they easily available in India, Pls. suggest me I may go to China in the month of May.What price I must quote to them? If at all everything goes well what parts to be brought along with the car, as all parts are available there dirt cheap.
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Impractical, Iqbal. You will need to pay over a 100% in import duties and remember, only cars costing USD 40,000+ don't require homologation. By the time you get the keys in your hand, this Toyota Comfort would have cost you about 25 - 30 lakh rupees.

Instead, buy an Altis or Camry. I can assure you they can take all the abuse you throw at them. Each has a life of atleast 3,00,000 kms.
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Impractical, Iqbal. You will need to pay over a 100% in import duties and remember, only cars costing USD 40,000+ don't require homologation. By the time you get the keys in your hand, this Toyota Comfort would have cost you about 25 - 30 lakh rupees.

Instead, buy an Altis or Camry. I can assure you they can take all the abuse you throw at them. Each has a life of atleast 3,00,000 kms.
Respected sir, as per your advice I have centered upon a GOOD Toyota Camry 2003 model,fully loaded with plenty of goodies,I have not used this car much since its delivery as I am giving away for service,wash,clean,Polishing,Interior cleaning etc etc , to my best DOST Vishwanath who is also a TBPian.
If you have any info regarding its performance pls inform me so that I will have some idea in advance before I actually start using it.
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Respected sir, as per your advice I have centered upon a GOOD Toyota Camry 2003 model,fully loaded with plenty of goodies,I have not used this car much since its delivery as I am giving away for service,wash,clean,Polishing,Interior cleaning etc etc , to my best DOST Vishwanath who is also a TBPian.
If you have any info regarding its performance pls inform me so that I will have some idea in advance before I actually start using it.
Do not buy the Toyota comfort. Customs duties are exhorbitant in india and the process itself is tedious. Secondly, parts are a problem. You would have to import each and every part from hong-kong (pay duties for every import). It will be expensive and also time-consuming. Even if you manage to import one, during service, if a critical part has to be changed, your car will be idle for maybe a month. I really feel its not worth it.

Camry is officially available in india and parts are not at all a problem. any Toyota A.S.S will have the parts for a 2003 camry. With the way you maintain the car (regular service as mentioned) the car will serve you for minimum 10 years starting today. Camry will also add a "charm" factor when you travel by it, more than a Toyota Comfort

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Do not buy the Toyota comfort.
He has already bought a Camry and the comfort in no longer the discussion. That was posted about 1.5 years back.
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