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Old 16th March 2017, 12:14   #166
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Finally got mine yesterday after month long wait and innumerable phone calls to Toyota and top management of galaxy Toyota. Shall be posting a full thread later. Many thanks to all forum members for all the advice.
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Finally got mine yesterday after month long wait and innumerable phone calls to Toyota and top management of galaxy Toyota. Shall be posting a full thread later. Many thanks to all forum members for all the advice.
Congratulations behaln.
Wish you a long term happy ownership.
Awaiting your ownership report.

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Many thanks for your wishes. Mine is 4x2 automatic.




Dear all. Please advice me the best way to run in the car. Please do advice till how many km will the run in continue. The show room staff had different views about the run in. I never bothered since I had privilege of this forum. Thanks in advance.

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Dear all. Please advice me the best way to run in the car. Please do advice till how many km will the run in continue. The show room staff had different views about the run in. I never bothered since I had privilege of this forum. Thanks in advance.
Ideally the Owners Manual has a section called "Running In". Trust that the most. I do not have a Fortuner but an Endeavour and the manual says something to the effect of the following:

1. Limit RPMs to less than 2k till ~1500 kms
2. Do not have sudden bursts of acceleration
3. Do not drive at high speeds (subjective - but can be interpreted to beyond 100kmph)
3. Do not run for prolonged periods without any break

However, given Indian stop and run conditions of traffic, with a pinch of salt, it is good to observe low RPMs and speed limits till 3000 kms.

But above all, trust your Owners Manual. For this, and all other issues. Spend some time to read it. It's truly worth it if you love your car/truck.

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Ideally the Owners Manual has a section called "Running In". Trust that the most. I do not have a Fortuner but an Endeavour and the manual says something to the effect of the following:
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But above all, trust your Owners Manual. For this, and all other issues. Spend some time to read it. It's truly worth it if you love your car/truck.
Dear Mr Naresh, many thanks for your advice. I shall definitely run in the car as per the manual. The manual does not says anything for the number of km the car needs to be run. I could not locate the run in data in the manual.

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Dear Mr Naresh, many thanks for your advice. I shall definitely run in the car as per the manual. The manual does not says anything for the number of km the car needs to be run. I could not locate the run in data in the manual.
Here is what I found in the Owners Manual: Ref. Pg 149 - Does mention the run-in data here. Hope this helps.

Breaking in your new Toyota

To extend the life of the vehicle, observing the following precautions is recommended:

● For the first 300 km (200 miles):

Avoid sudden stops.

● For the first 800 km (500 miles):

Do not tow a trailer. (→P. 163)

● For the first 1000 km (600 miles):

- Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
- Avoid sudden acceleration.
- Do not drive continuously in the low gears.
- Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
- Do not drive slowly with the manual transmission in a high gear

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Here is what I found in the Owners Manual: Ref. Pg 149 - Does mention the run-in data here. Hope this helps.
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- Do not drive slowly with the manual transmission in a high gear
Many thanks. One more advice. Pls advice while at red lights when stopping, which is better- keeping gear in D with brakes applied or shifting to N with the hand brake applied?

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Many thanks. One more advice. Pls advice while at red lights when stopping, which is better- keeping gear in D with brakes applied or shifting to N with the hand brake applied?
I shift to N when I'm at a signal & when I have reached a point where the traffic would not move forward.
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Many thanks. One more advice. Pls advice while at red lights when stopping, which is better- keeping gear in D with brakes applied or shifting to N with the hand brake applied?
There have been a few discussions on this in the other forums I recall. The best is to shift to N and keep foot brake pressed for short stops.

Pressing Hand brake at traffic lights is not advisable as mentioned by another TBhpian - if there is a push to your stationary vehicle on Hand brake, by another vehicle, the hand brake pin may break.
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Many thanks. One more advice. Pls advice while at red lights when stopping, which is better- keeping gear in D with brakes applied or shifting to N with the hand brake applied?
Even I shift to N with hand brake applied. Keeping gear in D with brakes applied might put unnecessary load on brake pads. I also use a lot of engine braking. Automatics anyways have much shorter brake pad life for various reasons so it is advisable to keep the gear lever in N mode whenever possible. I also feel it is safer this way because if by mistake you lift your foot off the brakes then the truck might move suddenly.
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How does the ride quality of the New Fortuner compare to the Innova Crysta. And which would be the better variant, automatic or manual. In Hexa thread the automatic seems better was the conclusion. How is it in the case of Fortuner? Looking for a replacement for superb. So space would be an important factor. Also want piece of mind. So takes Germans out of the equation. Ride quality would also be an important factor, because wouldn't be using much for off road. If ride quality of Innova Crysta is better, would be saving a few lakhs.
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How does the ride quality of the New Fortuner compare to the Innova Crysta. And which would be the better variant, automatic or manual. In Hexa thread the automatic seems better was the conclusion. How is it in the case of Fortuner? Looking for a replacement for superb. So space would be an important factor. Also want piece of mind. So takes Germans out of the equation. Ride quality would also be an important factor, because wouldn't be using much for off road. If ride quality of Innova Crysta is better, would be saving a few lakhs.
The Ride quality of the Crysta is any day much better than the New Fortuner. The Manual Fortuner is better to drive than the AT, but i bought the AT as the drive is more relaxed. Drive both before the variants before coming to a conclusion.
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... took it dune bashing at the Sam deserts.
Did you and your friend have an opportunity to compare notes on AT Vs MT experience dune bashing. Would be interesting to have a comparative view given similar driving conditions for both cars.
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Did you and your friend have an opportunity to compare notes on AT Vs MT experience dune bashing. Would be interesting to have a comparative view given similar driving conditions for both cars.

Unfortunately we had gone only in my car. So don't know how the A/T would perform.
Regarding mine I was driving in L1,2,3. Had to engage low mode as I had reduced the tyre pressure due to non availability of a compressor near by.

Regarding driving you feel more in control in a manual transmission than in the auto. Even fuel economy for sedate driving was almost the same for our stretch between Jaisalmer to Longewala.
But when pushed to the limits mine still gave 10kmpl while his gave 7-7.5kmpl.

I have both the Innova(second gen) and the new Fortuner. So I would say that you should go for the Fortuner only if 4x4 is a requirement. Other wise the Crysta will be more than enough for all your needs.

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