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Old 26th July 2012, 10:57   #166
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Got the ICE done up in the car. Some pictures of the ICE and parking sensors.
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Wow! That was a very neat installation!.
You opted for additional damping just because the aftermarket speakers will lead to excessive jarring?
Also, how much did they charge for the tray?
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Wow! That was a very neat installation!.
You opted for additional damping just because the aftermarket speakers will lead to excessive jarring?
Also, how much did they charge for the tray?
Thats the base foam puting to ensure no unwanted noise come in. The actual damping will cost a lot more and will be made up with different material.

Sorry I do not have the break up of the tray cost. For the entire set up of Audio it costed me 36.5K bucks.
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Looks like you got MRF ZVTS as stock tires. My Liva came with Goodyear ones. Do you think it is necessary for me to do a tire change?.

Also, i love the steering of your Liva! It's got the Toyota logo in Chrome + the horn pads are in chrome too!
Wonder why Toyota gave a dull black steering for the diesel Liva which is a whole 1 lakh more than the petrol Liva?
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Sold the car to a gentleman today and the handover was done today evening.

Had the Liva Petrol with me for 308 days with 12,650 kms on the car.

As it has been documented on this thread, I will sum it up with the final list of likes and dislikes.

Likes:
  1. The car is very easy to drive with the controls light and with everything falling in place except for the headlight leveling device.
  2. Space, space and space. The car is spacious to carry 3 adults in the back seat without a complaint and has decent thigh support unless somebody is above 6 ft.
  3. Had good torque and motor is more than sufficient for the city drives and the occasional highway drives.
  4. The cabin feels airy with the good levels of glass area.
  5. The car surprisingly handles the potholes well.
  6. The steering is super light when stationary, weighs up quite decently as the speed increases, but nowhere near the Fiats (Palio and Punto) and the Figo.
  7. Lots of cubby holes to store things.
  8. The headlight spread is good enough. Though I wished the high beam had a little more wider spread.
  9. Fog lamps pretty useful.
  10. Large speedometer easy to read and easy on the eye too driving at night.
  11. The cooled glove box is deep enough and pretty useful.
  12. Excellent paint quality nice deep shine on the red color.
  13. Single wiper quite effective
  14. Decent enough boot space, but not the league of Figo/Punto
  15. The ride quality has got better as the OEM tyres (MRF ZVTV) were swapped with 185/65 R14 Michelin Energy XM1+ tyres. The steering weighs up a wee bit better with the slightly wider rubber.
Negatives
  1. The color of plastics definitely makes it look cheap, but they are screwed in nicely and definitely expect this to last long
  2. The ac controls feels very delicate and the head light leveling device knob also feels that way.
  3. Seat belt height adjuster is a shocking omission
  4. The power window control not back-lit. Wonder how much did Toyota skipping this feature.
  5. The doors donít auto lock once you start driving. Need to see if this can be fixed with the additional security that will be fitted this Saturday.
  6. Small font for the odo and trip meters are not so easy to read
  7. The person who decided about the headlamp leveller needs to be simply fired.
Best City Mileage = 16.81 kmpl
Worst City Mileage = 12.35 kmpl

Best Highway Mileage = 26.61 kmpl
Worst Highway Mileage = 15.14 kmpl

Definitely have some good memories with this car. Hopefully the person who bought the car too experiences the same.
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You sold a petrol car within 10months. What was the reason?
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Hey I thought you were enjoying your car. What changes suddenly? Selling a petrol hatch in less than a year must have been quite some depreciation disaster.
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You sold a petrol car within 10months. What was the reason?
Yes sold the car as I am upgrading to a sedan soon. Will put up a thread for that car too. :-)

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Hey I thought you were enjoying your car. What changes suddenly? Selling a petrol hatch in less than a year must have been quite some depreciation disaster.
I was indeed enjoying the car, absolutely no issues with the car. Indeed the running had significantly increased which seriously started making a dent in my monthly budget with respect to the fuel bills and thanks to our nenver ending petrol price hikes.

It would call it a loss, but had to take this tough call as the kms run per month has increased from 500 odd to around 1500 odd. Had been using the bike all these days instead of the car once I decided to sell it.
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Krishnaprasad, thoroughly enjoyed your detailed review of your Liva G-SP. In fact, your ownership thread was one of the key reasons that I considered purchasing the Liva G-SP (though, I have eventually settled for the Jazz). Must have been sad to let her go.

Anyways, I will await your new ownership thread.

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Krishnaprasad, thoroughly enjoyed your detailed review of your Liva G-SP. In fact, your ownership thread was one of the key reasons that I considered purchasing the Liva G-SP (though, I have eventually settled for the Jazz). Must have been sad to let her go.

Anyways, I will await your new ownership thread.

Thanks,
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Firstly, I am glad that my review was of use to you, though you did not buy the car.

Will post the new thread of the new car once I get the car delivered.
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Nkrishnap,
I was kind of expecting that post.
I saw the ad you placed on Team-BHP Classifieds a couple of weeks back.
Well, from your posts and reviews i'm damn sure that you had a good run with the Little Toyota!
And, Thank you so much for starting this thread. To be frank, your thread was influential when i got my Liva. I showed all the pics and reviews and convinced my dad to get me the Liva.

BTW, are you going in for a Toyota again?
Which class are you going in for? The 10L range or 15+?
Sorry for being a bit nosey, just curious!
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Nkrishnap,
I was kind of expecting that post.
I saw the ad you placed on Team-BHP Classifieds a couple of weeks back.
Well, from your posts and reviews i'm damn sure that you had a good run with the Little Toyota!
And, Thank you so much for starting this thread. To be frank, your thread was influential when i got my Liva. I showed all the pics and reviews and convinced my dad to get me the Liva.

BTW, are you going in for a Toyota again?
Which class are you going in for? The 10L range or 15+?
Sorry for being a bit nosey, just curious!
Glad that my review was of help to you.

No the sedan I am buying now is not made by Toyota. The range you mention is above 10 lakhs but below 15 lakhs. Will the information flow in the new thread for the new car. Till then let the curiosity build up
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Sold the car to a gentleman today and the handover was done today evening.
Wow, that was quick! I was following this thread, but never imagined you would sell off the car so fast Did you give it away with the ICE and all? So, the suspense begins again, what car?!
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Wow, that was quick! I was following this thread, but never imagined you would sell off the car so fast Did you give it away with the ICE and all? So, the suspense begins again, what car?!
Yes the decision to sell the car and pick the new one was an impulsive one. Even I had no idea or thought of selling the car until one fine saturday. Its being tough for me not to let the information out. But will manage to hold it till the new thread is opened up.

The buyer got all that was in the car. Not a thing that I took back except for my mobile phone charger.
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...Got the crap wipers out and got the Hella Wipers with the anti drip wiping (something similar to the ones seen on Punto & Linea). The wipe quality is light years ahead of the stock Wipers.
  • Cost - Rs. 700/-
  • Bought From - Reliance Auto Zone (KH Road)
  • Wiper Blande length - 26 inches.
Yet to take the pics of the wiper. Will post the pics of the wiper....
You changed the blades alone? Anti drip wiping is one last wipe after a couple of seconds of switching off the wiper right? How could this be done if the stock wiper motor didn't have the function? Any pics of the wiper?
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You changed the blades alone? Anti drip wiping is one last wipe after a couple of seconds of switching off the wiper right? How could this be done if the stock wiper motor didn't have the function? Any pics of the wiper?
May I am a bit confused with the terminology. This something like the aero blades or whatever its called. It is similar to the wipers found on the Punto and Linea.

I do not have the photos of the wiper, the car is already so. The wiper is from Hella brand and they have different wipers for various cars. Please check the store out for more info.
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