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Old 14th March 2012, 12:05   #61
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I am also in the same camp here. -7.5 and -7 left and right eye respectively. You need a very good anti-reflection coating on your glass. Don't go for the usual ones that you can get at an optician, they are useless. I got multi-layer coatings from Hoya and it really makes a difference. This is almost camera lens grade coating. Unfortunately it costs a fortune. In spite of all this the glare is just bearable due to the indiscriminate use of high beam.
Could you please share the exact specs of the coating with a contact number if possible. This will certainly be of use to my mother while driving.

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Hey Mayank,
Nice car and very nice ownership review. Even though Toyota is a late entrant in the sedan/hatch market, I guess they have a winner on hand in Etios.

Etios is similar to Toyota Yaris or the older Echo models offered in middle east.

People familiar with the GCC market would agree that Yaris / Echo's are the most reliable and common cars in GCC ( Atleast I can say with 100% confidence about Oman market where Toyota account for almost 70% total market share and Yaris and corolla account for more than 50% of total sales.)
These are super reliable and efficient cars and my office has a yaris hatch back with 3.8L kms with in 4 yrs of ownership which is common for such cars.

Nice review and Thanks for sharing.
Glad to hear such re-assuring comments about Etios. I myself own an Etios Diesel ( 10,500 kms on the odo ) and it's a gem to drive around. Zero hassles till now.
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Old 14th March 2012, 13:15   #62
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Hi Amalji, these are the specifications of the coating
HEAR: High Efficiency Broad-Band AR Coating from HOYA OPTICS: Leading supplier of advanced optical materials & components

I don't know where you can get it. I got my specs done when was in California and the optics lab for Hoya was in San Francisco. You can probably find out by calling Hoya India directly.
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Old 14th March 2012, 21:48   #63
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Congrats on the new Lumia.
Since you are a 'new user' of GPS, just want to caution you with regards to safety.
Drive safe
@Amalji, thanks for your valuable advice. I would definitely keep the points mentioned, in my mind.

Even i have noticed that i cannot concentrate on 2 things at a time. Thus, i would have to be really careful while driving.

Meanwhile, i have ordered a Universal car Mobile holder from ebay. While the original cost more than 1500, i got the one for 390 from ebay.
Will post a few pics once i install that.
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Hey Mayank,
Nice car and very nice ownership review. Even though Toyota is a late entrant in the sedan/hatch market, I guess they have a winner on hand in Etios.

Etios is similar to Toyota Yaris or the older Echo models offered in middle east.

People familiar with the GCC market would agree that Yaris / Echo's are the most reliable and common cars in GCC ( Atleast I can say with 100% confidence about Oman market where Toyota account for almost 70% total market share and Yaris and corolla account for more than 50% of total sales.)
These are super reliable and efficient cars and my office has a yaris hatch back with 3.8L kms with in 4 yrs of ownership which is common for such cars.

Nice review and Thanks for sharing.
Thanks arunu,
I agree to the fact that Toyota cars are among the most reliable lot. 7 months of ownership have brought only smiles so far.

Also, 3.8L kms within 4 years! whooping.
Most other cars would not able to last even half, without major niggles, IMO.
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Well folks,
I went to Kochi last saturday with wifey, SIL, and a close friend , and this was my longest single drive so far. (Trivandrum- Kochi- Trivandrum).

Blu fared really really well and was I was immensely pleased with both of our performances.

I got a mileage of approx. 15 during this trip (with 100% AC).

Posting some of the snaps clicked.

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The foglamp is a worthy accessory to have on the Liva. Please install the OEM foglamps on the car and they do a decent job with excellent spread. However, note that the bulb is PS8 type bulb which is old school type. The cost is 4150/- in Banglaore for the Fog lamps.

Bring the experience of the long drive in detail.
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Hi BHPians,

Need an advice!

My car's insurance policy is expiring on 16th of this month and i need to get it renewed.

Existing Policy- Cholamandalam insurance, amount Rs. 16,900 approx
Type of insurance- Bumper to bumper
No. of claims- 1, approx value of claim 15,000 (was taken in Aug last year)
Policy was taken up during car's purchase from Toyota

Now the guys at Toyota are giving me a quote of Rs. 14,900 approx for the policy renewal (Same policy). I was informed that i would be losing out 'no claims bonus' amount, thus increasing my premium for the renewed policy.

I was under the impression that i would not need to pay more than 12k for the same kind of policy. Is the quote given by Toyota justified, or should i look outside?

I need to renew this by 16th, so looking for valuable feedback. Please let me know if i need to give any more information about the existing Policy.

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