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Old 18th November 2015, 18:25   #436
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Did you check with the fuses?

I had this issue once in my Fiat Uno and it was traced to a Rs. 5/- fuse gone kaput.
Correct me if i am wrong, if fuse gone kaput, then it should not work, right? But, as mentioned in my post, it does work in level 1 as well, just that it operates at the same speed as level 2. And level 3 is working fine.
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Need guidance on tyre change.

My Liva GD has completed 60K km with 185/65 R14 Yokohama C drive tyres. Its been a very good experience with the Yokos. The tyres will easily last another 5K km, but want to change now to be safe.

Went to the tyre shop today and found out new Yoko's are available with "Earth" variant with a cost of Rs. 4200/tyre for 185/65 R14 size. The same size Michelin XM2's are Rs. 4700/tyre. I have the budget for XM2's. But is it worth the extra money? Please suggest. My priority is back seat comfort during city drive and I am not a fast driver.
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My Liva GD has completed 60K km with 185/65 R14 Yokohama C drive tyres. Its been a very good experience with the Yokos. The tyres will easily last another 5K km, but want to change now to be safe.



Went to the tyre shop today and found out new Yoko's are available with "Earth" variant with a cost of Rs. 4200/tyre for 185/65 R14 size. The same size Michelin XM2's are Rs. 4700/tyre. I have the budget for XM2's. But is it worth the extra money? Please suggest. My priority is back seat comfort during city drive and I am not a fast driver.

I have the same tyres on the Rapid (the Yoko Earth 1 185/65 R14) and they are excellent tyres. Amazing grip, and ride quality is extremely good. I'd suggest going for these over the Michelin's given your priorities.

Price appears a bit on the higher side though, I got these for ₹3,700/tyre in Mumbai.
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I have the same tyres on the Rapid (the Yoko Earth 1 185/65 R14) and they are excellent tyres. Amazing grip, and ride quality is extremely good. I'd suggest going for these over the Michelin's given your priorities.

Price appears a bit on the higher side though, I got these for ₹3,700/tyre in Mumbai.
Thanks for the comments. I checked the prices in few places and everybody quoted Rs. 4200. After buyback, however, it goes to around 3950. Looks like I will go for it.
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Made-in-India Toyota Etios hatchback gets 4-star rating in Global NCAP crash test.




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In late 2015 Toyota decided to equip all of its Etios models with 2 airbags and 2 pretensioners and asked Global NCAP to test the car and provide a star rating for its crashworthiness.

The recent test of the Toyota Etios showed a good level of adult occupant protection for the frontal passenger; achieving a rating of four stars and two stars in child occupant protection.
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http://www.globalncap.org/indias-toy...ap-crash-test/

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Sorry to go off topic, the link has the article where it has mentioned as below
"“It is impressive to see a major manufacturer achieve a four star result and we look forward to the first five star car in India.”
I was thinking all this while that fiat would have got one. Looks like we are yet to get one.
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Made-in-India Toyota Etios hatchback gets 4-star rating in Global NCAP crash test.
Good to see this. People often criticize the Liva for light build but this proves that structural integrity is not about having thick sheet metal. Also, it is good to see that while they cut costs at many places, they have not compromised on structural integrity, unlike the Swift and i10. Safety is more important than premium look and feel or fancy features.

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Sorry to go off topic, the link has the article where it has mentioned as below
"“It is impressive to see a major manufacturer achieve a four star result and we look forward to the first five star car in India.”
I was thinking all this while that fiat would have got one. Looks like we are yet to get one.
Five star rating requires side impact tests too. None of the indian cars tested by Global NCAP had undergone side impact tests.
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It gives confidence that the crash test rating for the etios remains the same compared to the Latin NCAP tests conducted on the etios meant for other countries. This means, Toyota has not purposefully compromised on the structural integrity for cars made for India.

Also regarding the child safety rating, any one can throw more light on why it only got a 2 stars? Is it because of the poor performance of front facing child seats?
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Very reassuring to know that I drive a 4-star safety rated car!
Truly compliments its reliability and hassle-free nature. Indeed a rarety in India in this segment.
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Also regarding the child safety rating, any one can throw more light on why it only got a 2 stars? Is it because of the poor performance of front facing child seats?
It seems, it's indeed the front facing child seats which performs poorly and caused this low rating.

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Question: It seems, the child seats used for 18 month old is Rear facing while that for a 3 year old is front facing. Any particular reason why the test was done this way ? Anyone has a better idea here ?

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Question: It seems, the child seats used for 18 month old is Rear facing while that for a 3 year old is front facing. Any particular reason why the test was done this way ? Anyone has a better idea here ?
A good link which explains the same - http://www.parenting.com/article/car-seats-safety
Need to research more on how to have a safe rear facing seats for a child older than 2 years.
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I am seriously considering buying this car impressed by the crash test results.

It just lacks the looks & goodies inside which is acceptable for me. Is it possible to add aftermarket reversing camera & projector head lamps on the Liva without affecting the warranty etc.?
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I am seriously considering buying this car impressed by the crash test results.

It just lacks the looks & goodies inside which is acceptable for me. Is it possible to add aftermarket reversing camera & projector head lamps on the Liva without affecting the warranty etc.?
Reversing camera yes, projectors don't know. I'd stick to normal 100/90 bulbs with relay. Please upgrade to better tyres, speakers and wiper. It's a brilliant car, you'll be extremely delighted.
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Reversing camera yes, projectors don't know. I'd stick to normal 100/90 bulbs with relay. Please upgrade to better tyres, speakers and wiper. It's a brilliant car, you'll be extremely delighted.
Thanks for the reply!! I am a proud owner of the Liva (G) and have run around 1400 Kms now. Its a good car indeed.

Lacks power occasionally when in second or third gear and A/C on but I am getting used to it.
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Thanks for the reply!! I am a proud owner of the Liva (G) and have run around 1400 Kms now. Its a good car indeed.

Lacks power occasionally when in second or third gear and A/C on but I am getting used to it.
Not exactly. Run in well and have a blast. The only thing I don't like is the Liva is so unhurried! No matter how much you give the stick it's so sedate in the power delivery. Keep it in the zone and ride happy!
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