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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:41   #256
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Could be badly used/misused car you landed up with. Did you get it checked thoroughly before buying? I'm sure this problem plagued the initial batches of Corolla Altis & Liva/Etios as many of my friends/known persons experienced this in their vehicles. One of them used to carry a 5L Engine oil can in the boot of the car all the time
Well, i did my bit to check about the usage of the car and it was maintained in pristine condition. The past owner was an Australian Indian and he used the car with extreme care. I checked the service records and he went overboard to maintain the car. Every service of his included all the regular service tasks and more than that it included all the fancy treatments possible i.e.(AC Treatment, Engine Bay treatment, 3M Germikleen treatment etc.). The service records were also intact. After buying the car, i replaced the tire and during that time too, i checked about the condition and the service engineer told me that the car has been maintained in a good condition. I will fight this out with Toyota if its a problem with the engine. Luckily, i have a close friend who is in a leadership level of Toyota Kirloskar Motor(TKM) and if needed, he can help me escalate this to the highest level.

Until this is resolved, i will understand the trend of Oil consumption and carry with me a can of engine oil in the car(may be a 5L can). This way, it might add up another 2000/3000Rs in my maintenance but should work out fine
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Any recommendation for battery replacement brand/ model. Mine seem to be acting up after nearly 5 yrs of use
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Any recommendation for battery replacement brand/ model. Mine seem to be acting up after nearly 5 yrs of use
Get an Amaron. Check on car battery expert dot com or battery bhai dot com.
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The car underwent the 60k km service last week with no major issues so far. The total damage was Rs. 8500 inc taxes which comprised of the regular 60k kms service including oil change, oil filter, air filter and few miscellaneous things + labor.The average is still a healthy and consistent 17-18 kmpl in the Delhi-Gurgaon gridlock everyday that some of us also refer to as the Gurgaon expressway!
Hi mohit,
How is your car doing now? Request to keep updating as it's the only thread on Altis D.
I am contemplating buying a used one.
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I will fight this out with Toyota if its a problem with the engine. Luckily, i have a close friend who is in a leadership level of Toyota Kirloskar Motor(TKM) and if needed, he can help me escalate this to the highest level.

Until this is resolved, i will understand the trend of Oil consumption and carry with me a can of engine oil in the car(may be a 5L can). This way, it might add up another 2000/3000Rs in my maintenance but should work out fine
How's it going now ? Did Toyota resolve this issue for you ?
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Any recommendation for battery replacement brand/ model. Mine seem to be acting up after nearly 5 yrs of use
Hi sorry for the late reply but even my car's battery lasted exactly 5 years and then I could see a slight effort during cranking and opted for a change rather than risking a break down. I opted for Exide only and its been almost 1.5 years now with no issues.

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Hi mohit,
How is your car doing now? Request to keep updating as it's the only thread on Altis D.
I am contemplating buying a used one.
Hey the car is doing as good as day 1. It is used slightly less these days and I think is nearing the 70k kms mark. I haven't faced any major issues till date and have only carried out periodic engine oil change. Only the front brake pads have been changed once and everything else is stock. One small issue I had faced was AC gas leak which had first occurred in 2012 approximately 6 months into the purchase. Toyota couldn't find any leak as such and refilled the gas and problem was solved but only to recur in 2014. Again they couldn't find anything wrong and refilled. It had been working fine till now and everyone in the family swears by the cooling capacity of the AC. Co-incidentally yesterday I noticed that the cooling is again lacking and would be taking it to the service centre over the weekend. Last time they told that they will open the whole dashboard next time to see for any leak around the cooling coil but the problem didn't occur since 2014. This time around too, I would rather just go for a refill than let them open the dash and risk rattles later.

All in all I am very happy with the car. Spacious, comfortable, excellent FE, affordable service cost. Only reason for now buying it is if you intend to drive fast. It won't respond to your throttle inputs the way you would expect a Jetta or Cruze to or probably even a City or Vento.
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The last year the car has seen less running as I try to consciously use the BMW more since the BSI pack is active on that and naturally it is more fun to drive. So in the last year the car has only run 6700 kms but still I went ahead and got it serviced according to the 70k kms schedule.

Appointment booking and handing over the car was a breeze at Galaxy Toyota, Moti nagar as always. There is nothing wrong with the car and the regular service costed only Rs. 4300. The service quality was satisfactory. The only small downside was that for the first time, the SA at Toyota tried selling me useless stuff to inflate the bill like injector cleaning and interior disinfection treatment.

All in all the car still runs as new and both me and my father feel this was the best decision that we took. This car is a keeper.

Point to note: My car is still running on stock rear brake pads and all 4 discs. Only the front brake pads were changed in the last service. So this is in contrary to a lot of other reported user experiences where the brakes were turning out to be the achille's heel of the Altis.
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Hi. I saw a 2012 corolla D4D. any advice on price and things to observe. it's about 50k run. all advice welcome please. can the stock audio support reverse camera?
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