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Old 21st March 2008, 12:29   #166
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Hi, just keep in mind you are buying a larger vehicle with a longer lifecycle and longer service life. So the essential PMP maintenance should not be skipped. Also keep in mind that Toyotas have high terminal value Globally. So dont worry. It will be a better asset than any of the other vehicles. The fact that I , who had similar thoughts as yours, took six months to decide on it and finally went for it.

I can say...just jump on it (if its features = match your needs). Its the best deal on 4 wheels considering the overall market offerings as of date.

If this vehicle would not have been in the market, I could stretch as far as a Ford Explorer u see... but thank God this Vehicle was positioned.

If u worry about new entrants... and upgrades... no other vehicle can easily be offered at that price (sub 1 million) as it takes a hell amount of time, road tests, market research and localization to launch a new model.

Yes a Innova competitor may come in future, Till then we enjoy the Innova.
Attaching a photo of an Idela Cross Over MUV shown in Auto Expo, but I doubt, Renault Steppe will be able to match the costs of Innova, though seemingly built well and good GC,

Also the Chevrolet Crossover MUV. (Not from Auto Expo)

The Tata Xenon wont be a eye raiser too ... as it will be a Tata afterall with VIP suitcase dashboard, poor reliability and leaf springs.
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Old 21st March 2008, 12:41   #167
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Attaching a photo of an Idela Cross Over MUV shown in Auto Expo, but I doubt, Renault Steppe will be able to match the costs of Innova, though seemingly built well and good GC,

Also the Chevrolet Crossover MUV. (Not from Auto Expo)

The Tata Xenon wont be a eye raiser too ... as it will be a Tata afterall with VIP suitcase dashboard, poor reliability and leaf springs.
Thenks btirthankar. Yeah the Innova is a great VFM + Brilliand build + Reliable + Superb flexibility. The plans are still in the inital phases as a six seater may be required in the near future.
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Old 21st March 2008, 13:00   #168
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Thenks btirthankar. Yeah the Innova is a great VFM + Brilliand build + Reliable + Superb flexibility. The plans are still in the inital phases as a six seater may be required in the near future.
Please decide well before buying.

If the Renault Steppe does not have a ladder chassis then it disqualifies for Indian Roads.
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I came upon an Innova whose Rear AC was being fixed.

It has another unit fitted behind the rear wheel RHS and also has a air filter. In that is a cooling coil, Air filter, blower fan and control wiring ...and uses the gas pipes from the compressor..somewhat like a miniature AC.

The cooling coil was very small...smaller than an M800 one.

The third Row AC cools better than middle one as its gets the air draft earlier, being closer to the source.
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I just bought Philips 100/90w bulbs for my innova.

Can I replace the ones just as it is? :
  1. without worrying about holder melting
  2. without worring abt relay etc?
I got a pair of Philips 90/100 for free (exchanged for some Opel spares)

Can I fit them?
  1. without worrying about holder melting?
  2. without worring abt relay etc?
  3. without worrying abt reflector blackening?
Then I am not being able to change it myself....any clues?
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you need to get new relays and cutouts since the innova has wiring for 55/60w. you could also get the holders changed as a precaution.
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you need to get new relays and cutouts since the innova has wiring for 55/60w. you could also get the holders changed as a precaution.
Are you absolutely sure about the relay and holder? (I mean I got the bulbs ...now I dont want the mechs to mess with the car etc...u know how troublesome it is...)
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get it done from your dealer. I had gotten mine done from the dealer but now my car has hids.
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Hey Basu, mark your Astra as sold in the classifieds.
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Default Innova Spotting

I finally found the Black E series Innova at Kolkata Airport

I wanted Black
I could do with manual windows
I could do with matt bumpers
This one was 7 seater (thats what I wanted)

But alas Toyota does not sell this any more!


Also some pictures of the BSA alloys that I want. ( The Kolkata dealer does not have it on stock currently)

Prices of set of 4 in Hyd 14K
Prices of set of 4 in Kolkata 16-20K

I dont want to sell off the stock rims. Markets in Kolkata will buy them for 200 a piece....( they might be useful to sell off the OE tyres when they have say 20% tread life left)

what d ya say guys...?
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@ Tirthankar - Which dealer in Calcutta did you visit? Have you tried Minku @ Indo Radial opposite Bhwanipore Homeland?
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@ Tirthankar - Which dealer in Calcutta did you visit? Have you tried Minku @ Indo Radial opposite Bhwanipore Homeland?
Yes Minku Agarwal... thats exactly where I took the photo of the Innova BSA alloys....

He quoted me 16K on phone on standard Innova alloys set of 4 and now his workers are quoting me 20K.... (couldnt meet him)

I am getting set of 4 for 14K in Hyderabad but not the design I want....
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Hi btirthankar,

I suggest you upgrade wiring with relay as well if you use 100/90 W bulbs, My battery gone dead just because I didn't upgrade wiring when I upgraded the bulb. I immediately get it done in toyota service station last week. You can see details about it in my long term ownership Innova thread.

By the way can you find out whats the spec. of that Dominator tyre from the picture you put? I saw Dominator tyres for sale in Bangalore with spec. simialr like 235/60 R15 as per I remember.

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Hey Basu, check out these rims, i think they will look good as well.
Black deep dish with chrome lip.
RIMS
These rims look class on black or white cars.

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Default How to Move a House with an Innova?

How to Move a House with an Innova?

I did...when I shifted my residence yesterday

Double Bed, AC, Sofa, Double Bed Matress, Buckets, Table, Chairs, Clothes, Centre Table, TV, Suitcases, Utensils, and..un-ending kninck knacks...and lots more and ALSO REFRIGERATOR!!

See the photos taken in some of the trips (total 5)
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