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Old 30th June 2017, 17:30   #466
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Recently completed 80000kms with my Liva. Some stats to share:

Average FE (50% city, 50% highway, 100% AC) - 18.88kmpl
Tyres changed at 55k kms
Battery changed at 55k kms
Brake pads changed at 78k kms
Some of the repairs done:
1) Front suspension replaced – Free of cost done by company
2) Rear suspension replaced – Paid, got it replaced during ‘front suspension’ replacement
3) Fuel filter replacement and fuel tank cleaning – when ‘check engine’ indication came up at around 68000kms.
4) Brake Disc skimming – got done couple of times
5) Front bumper repair, Engine guard replace, RHS mirror replace – all due to self-inflicted incidents

I have got absolutely no plans of selling this car as of now.
When I brought this car, I thought of using it for 5 years/75k kms and then sell it off. But, now the goal post shifted to 100k kms. Don’t know what I will decide at 100k kms!
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Old 30th June 2017, 21:06   #467
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Brake pads changed at 78k kms
This also shows how responsible a driver you are as well. My first 3 brake pad replacements were done 30,000 kms apart. My aggressive driving style along with the narrow busy highways of Kerala contributed to it. Now, I switched to Bangalore and changed my driving style as well. The current brake pad is 30,000 kms old and I have still 4 mm left. But, 78k before brake pad replacement is something I'm jealous of!

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3) Fuel filter replacement and fuel tank cleaning – when ‘check engine’ indication came up at around 68000kms.
I guess, you meant the "check fuel filter"light, not the "check engine" light.

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I have got absolutely no plans of selling this car as of now.
When I brought this car, I thought of using it for 5 years/75k kms and then sell it off. But, now the goal post shifted to 100k kms. Don’t know what I will decide at 100k kms!
1,00,000 kms is child's play for a Toyota. I wouldn't recommend selling this off due to the "kms run" criteria. If you need an upgrade or if your requirements have changed, then it makes sense to change the car. Else, just stick with it.

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This also shows how responsible a driver you are as well. My first 3 brake pad replacements were done 30,000 kms apart. My aggressive driving style along with the narrow busy highways of Kerala contributed to it. Now, I switched to Bangalore and changed my driving style as well. The current brake pad is 30,000 kms old and I have still 4 mm left. But, 78k before brake pad replacement is something I'm jealous of!
Hmm!! you have not seen me driving! I am also very aggressive driver. So, even for me, it was a pleasant surprise that the brake pads lasted that far!

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I guess, you meant the "check fuel filter"light, not the "check engine" light.
Yes, my mistake. I meant 'check fuel filter' light.

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1,00,000 kms is child's play for a Toyota. I wouldn't recommend selling this off due to the "kms run" criteria. If you need an upgrade or if your requirements have changed, then it makes sense to change the car. Else, just stick with it.
The only reason why I want to sell this car is, i did not buy 'airbags' version at that time. That was a major mistake from my part. So, even if i change, i may still go for Liva
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My first car was Maruti Ritz. Then my second car was Etios Liva. I felt really better after switching from Ritz to Liva since Liva offered very good ride quality, comfort(both city/highway) & overall a quality product. But didn't think much afterwards.
Its when I wanted an upgrade to my Liva found that there were no better cars in that segment which can match what my Liva was offering. That includes i20/i10/baleno,etc., All were looking to me as a downgrade than an upgrade.
Now I have upgraded finally to Innova which is totally a different segment, but could really appreciate what my Liva was offering in that segment. Its no doubt that why Toyota has earned what it has earned now about its quality.
The only thing that went bad with Liva was its positioning as a mass vehicle that made it look like a cab & not look premium. May be Toyata will come over it soon.

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Its when I wanted an upgrade to my Liva found that there were no better cars in that segment which can match what my Liva was offering. That includes i20/i10/baleno,etc., All were looking to me as a downgrade than an upgrade.
Now I have upgraded finally to Innova which is totally a different segment, but could really appreciate what my Liva was offering in that segment. Its no doubt that why Toyota has earned what it has earned now about its quality.
The only thing that went bad with Liva was its positioning as a mass vehicle that made it look like a cab & not look premium. May be Toyota will come over it soon.
I'm in a similar boat.
Even the upcoming Vios got vetted because I feel that the value it adds vis-a-vis an Etios is negligible compared to the additional cost I have to spend. With regards to reliability, the Etios still runs like new after 1.25 lakh kms on the odo and just the odd visit to the service center every 10,000 kms.

I'm still doing my evaluation between the Crysta Diesel AT and Corolla Petrol Super CVT. I'll be taking extensive test drive of both and then will decide.

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