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Old 11th November 2014, 11:19   #91
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Hello All,

Thought of updating the thread.
The Car went for 40k service last month.
It's been smooth ride so far with no issues at all.
The 1st Paid Service Bill came to around 12K

The "Dealer" extended warranty is now being offered for 2 years for the sum of 17k. Thinking of going for it.

On the other hand, God has been kind and a tree has fallen on my car twice (same tree, different branch) in span of 1 year.
The 1st time, it left a minor dent on the bonnet.
This time, it was Diwali, me and my dad were sitting on the terrace in the evening enjoying the Dunkin' doughnuts and the holiday when suddenly, "zing kazap thud", "Electricity Pole wires tangled, sparks flew", no breezy winds blowing no monkeys jumping on the tree's branches, the tree's big heavy branch says "TIMBERRR" and landed right on my car.
Dad wished my Happy Diwali Son, this is sure gonna be a memorable one for you.
Front windshield, Dent on A pillar & Driver side ORVM gone.
I guess God was teasing me, the tree barely missed the bonnet and was balanced just slightly on the adjacent wall. 2 inches here and 2 inches there it would have smashed the car's bonnet as well.

Rest everything is fine.

Did my duty as a citizen, Complained to Horticulture department again.

Should be getting my car back in 2 - 3 days time.
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Hello All,

Thought of updating the thread.
The Car went for 40k service last month.
It's been smooth ride so far with no issues at all.
The 1st Paid Service Bill came to around 12K

The "Dealer" extended warranty is now being offered for 2 years for the sum of 17k. Thinking of going for it.
Even I have opted for that warranty. Thought it is better to have that peace of mind.

That is quite some running in 3 years for your car. Mine has also covered 46k kms as of today. How come 40k service was the first paid service for you? It should have been the 30k kms one right? Also do you mind sharing the cost of the service? 12k seems a little high to me as mine costed 7k for the 40k km service and even lesser for the 30k km service, both of which were paid services ofcourse.

Lastly how have your brake pads been holding? Surprisingly mine is still doing good on stock ones.
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Even I have opted for that warranty. Thought it is better to have that peace of mind.

That is quite some running in 3 years for your car. Mine has also covered 46k kms as of today. How come 40k service was the first paid service for you? It should have been the 30k kms one right?
Thanks for pointing that out, i got the 1st paid service done from my trusted garage. Since my trusted garage owner was not in town for few weeks i took it to Toyota Service this time around. Hence, i mentioned 1st paid service from Toyota.
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Also do you mind sharing the cost of the service? 12k seems a little high to me as mine costed 7k for the 40k km service and even lesser for the 30k km service, both of which were paid services ofcourse.
I'll check the bills and confirm you on it.
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Lastly how have your brake pads been holding? Surprisingly mine is still doing good on stock ones.
I got the brake pads changed last time around 32k
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Hi Jaxy,

I just drove the 7 speed Altis 2011 model and I wanted to ask you something I noticed with the transmission. When floor the pedal slightly, the revs build up and say around 3000 RPM (not necessary it has to be 3k but I didn't rev it more), if you lift your foot off the A pedal, isn't the gearbox supposed to shift up? The one I drove, it was holding the gear (I could see the engine holding the rev to 3k) for a second or two and not shifting up immediately. Now I have the 4 speed Altis at home and I don't experience this in my car. So I was trying to understand if there's some issue with the gearbox or that's how this 7 speed one works. Rest everything was smooth with the transmission, the car was picking up speed well and the rubber band effect is almost non-existent.

And like you mentioned as well, in your opening post, the steering is heavier in the 2011 post Altis. My car has a lighter steering at low speeds and then weighs up once you pick up speed. But I liked the one in this updated model.

Do let me know your thoughts on the transmission thing.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Jaxy,

So I was trying to understand if there's some issue with the gearbox or that's how this 7 speed one works. Rest everything was smooth with the transmission, the car was picking up speed well and the rubber band effect is almost non-existent.

Hi Aston,

That is how the 7-speed one works, it will rev upto 3K-4K if you hard press the pedal. It will generally change gears around 3K when you see the "ECO" mode light on. If you turn off the ECO mode it will rev further more before changing the gears.
Nothing wrong with the gearbox. Works like a charm. I'm satisfied customer.
Have belted 62K Kms so far on this and loving every bit of it.
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Hi Aston,

That is how the 7-speed one works, it will rev upto 3K-4K if you hard press the pedal. It will generally change gears around 3K when you see the "ECO" mode light on. If you turn off the ECO mode it will rev further more before changing the gears.
Nothing wrong with the gearbox. Works like a charm. I'm satisfied customer.
Have belted 62K Kms so far on this and loving every bit of it.
Ahh okay. How do you turn off the ECO mode? I have actually shortlisted a 2011 Altis that has clocked around 51k kms. Till now I've just taken it for a short spin but I plan to take it for a longer run if I decide to finalize the deal. Post 2011 model definitely feels a lot smoother, the engine and the transmission both work really well together.
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Ahh okay. How do you turn off the ECO mode? I have actually shortlisted a 2011 Altis that has clocked around 51k kms. Till now I've just taken it for a short spin but I plan to take it for a longer run if I decide to finalize the deal. Post 2011 model definitely feels a lot smoother, the engine and the transmission both work really well together.
use the lever on the instrument panel which switches to ODOMETER. push it until you reach '"ECO ON", then keep it pressed for about 5 sec. it will show ECO OFF.
Economy mode will be set to OFF now and car will change gears in even higher revs
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Dear Jaxy,
I've wanted to buy the Altis ever since I read your thread & drove a friend's CVT.
Now I'm getting a 1st owner, 2012 CVT model 60,000 kms driven for 9 lakh asking price.

Would you recommend the purchase at this price?
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The car has covered 81000 KMS as of now and has been running fine.
Got my 80000 Service done, total bill damage 15K.

The steering rack assembly was changed once around 70K because it started to make noise when the car used to run over pot holes.
It might also be due to the fact that I have to drive to Uttarakhand Hills lots of time during my ownership and this meant to ride on some of the best Grade-A1 craters on the roads.
The tyres were changed to Pirelli at 70K mark.
There have been some rattles which had crept up and were duly taken care of in the service.

Other than this, the car has been running absolutely fine. I have been loving the smooth effortless ride of the 7-Speed ALTIS.
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