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Old 1st March 2012, 11:57   #316
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I got about 11 with AC on all time and doing speeds around 140 on the Chennai-BLR highway. The MID information was really crappy. it showed absurd efficiency figures , maybe also due to the vehicle bouncing on few bad stretches.
Comfort was pretty good. Brakes are definitely better than old T-Fort.
Thanks for the pics @redrage. Looks awesome. I have decided to go for the scuff plates and cladding.

Did you think about the Fender mirror? I know there have been debates on it enhancing or spoiling the looks, but can people owning one comment on the usage?

In the final pic showing the side cladding, it looks as if the it is not flush with the door. Is that how the finish is or is photo playing some tricks?
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Here are the list prices of Fortuner Accesories.(Tax included, labour and painting excluded). Given that most of these are cosmetic, is it best to buy from Toyota or does aftermarket have better quality and slightly reasonable prices. Please advise.

Auto folding mirror PZ063-0K001 3,700.00
Car Cover PZ045-0K606 3,100.00
Car Cushion PZ010-0K621 410.00
Cargo net PZ003-0K002 2,000.00
Chrome Door Housing PZ042-0K038 4,300.00
Floor Mat (Fabric) PZ000-0K617 3,800.00
Front Fender Mirror (Black Color) PZ058-0K007-09 6,750.00
Front Fender Mirror (White Color) PZ058-0K007-40 6,750.00
Front Sunshade PZ016-0K603 350.00
Head Lamp Chrome Cover PZ049-0K013 5,300.00
Illuminated scuffplate PZ024-0K025 9,750.00
Leg Room Lamp (Amber) PZ064-0K603 5,400.00
Leg room lamp (Blue) PZ064-0K602 5,400.00
Luggage Tray PZ002-0K005 1,950.00
Muffler cutter PZ056-0K010 1,150.00
Rear Bumper Step Guard PZ050-0K015 3,600.00
Roof carrier PZ034-0K003 30,500.00
Roof rack PZ034-0K002 16,100.00
Rubber Floor mat PZ000-0K619 1,900.00
Scoop cover PZ049-0K015 1,700.00
Side Cladding PZ047-0K005-00 18,750.00
Side Visor PZ033-0K009 4,300.00
Trunk Mat (Fabric) PZ005-0K607 1,250.00
Trunk organizer PZ002-0K603 1,450.00
Vanity Sun Visor PZ033-0K601 625.00
Thanks for the list. In my opinion, considering the fine print that these manufacturers are putting in their warranty terms, anything that modifies the electricals should be done at the authorized center to avoid any harassment in the future.

The price of the folding mirror is surprisingly low. Is there an error?

The scuff plates are looking decently priced. I may get these.

About the cover, I would suggest you to get the Dupont Tyvek cover from Polco India.

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Thanks for the list. In my opinion, considering the fine print that these manufacturers are putting in their warranty terms, anything that modifies the electricals should be done at the authorized center to avoid any harassment in the future.


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The price of the folding mirror is surprisingly low. Is there an error?


Folding mirror mechanism is already available in the TFort. IIRC, this accessory is an electrical module that plugs into the mirror circuitry inside the door panels and auto closes the mirrors when the car is locked. and opens when the car is unlocked.

These guys mint money in accessories, why would they price something reasonable. IIRC, the same module costs around INR 1200 in bangkok.
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Folding mirror mechanism is already available in the TFort. IIRC, this accessory is an electrical module that plugs into the mirror circuitry inside the door panels and auto closes the mirrors when the car is locked. and opens when the car is unlocked.

These guys mint money in accessories, why would they price something reasonable. IIRC, the same module costs around INR 1200 in bangkok.
Oh okay. I thought that it was the entire ORVM assembly. 3700/- for something which costs 1200/- in Bangkok is daylight robbery but not everyone can source it from Bangkok. Its a good accessory to have provided that the installer knows what he is doing.
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Thanks for the pics @redrage. Looks awesome. I have decided to go for the scuff plates and cladding.

Did you think about the Fender mirror? I know there have been debates on it enhancing or spoiling the looks, but can people owning one comment on the usage?
Thats a good choice Raven, They certainly enhance the toned down look of the facelifted T-Fort.

Well the fender mirror i feel gives a good perspective convex view of the left portion, quite useful when you are parking the huge vehicle close to pavements.
The three quarters view from the fender mirror also helps you to check your proximity on the blind side and keep gap between those pesky two wheelers while driving / parking , Its got a minor single axis adjustment.

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In the final pic showing the side cladding, it looks as if the it is not flush with the door. Is that how the finish is or is photo playing some tricks?
Its angle of viewing which is tricking you.It fits fine. The side cladding comes in grey color for all models, its painted white and stuck on the side doors.
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.:Make My Car:.

Toyota has listed all the official accessories and you can even visualize them on a Fortuner. pretty decent.
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Can someone quote the price of "Head-Up Display" Accessory also ? I could not find the price anywhere.

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Given that most of these are cosmetic, is it best to buy from Toyota or does aftermarket have better quality and slightly reasonable prices. Please advise.
If you can get it from aftermarket, go for it. Usually these aftermarket guys get the stuff from OEM companies itself, so quality remains same! And you get it at a very discounted price.

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Did you think about the Fender mirror? I know there have been debates on it enhancing or spoiling the looks, but can people owning one comment on the usage?
Some people who are using it says it is practical than cosmetic. It lets you see the passenger side blind spots. If you parked your car somewhere are some kids and playing by the side, you may not see them from the driver seat, but you can see them thru the fender mirror. So it's a nice accessory to have.
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If you can get it from aftermarket, go for it. Usually these aftermarket guys get the stuff from OEM companies itself, so quality remains same! And you get it at a very discounted price.



Some people who are using it says it is practical than cosmetic. It lets you see the passenger side blind spots. If you parked your car somewhere are some kids and playing by the side, you may not see them from the driver seat, but you can see them thru the fender mirror. So it's a nice accessory to have.
Thanks @swiftnfurious. Any suggestions on trustworthy shop stocking accesories for TFort ? JC road or elsewhere in Bangalore.
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Thanks @swiftnfurious. Any suggestions on trustworthy shop stocking accesories for TFort ? JC road or elsewhere in Bangalore.
Am not so sure of shops in JC road - they are known to keep sub-standard / duplicate stuff. You could check "Sachin's Autoshop" or "Glamour" in Koramangala. Both of them are reasonably close-by [within .5 kms] - so you could pay a visit in one shot.

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:: Please try calling them up [you can find the number on internet] and check whether they have the stuff. Another option is Reliance Autozone [one in Bannerghatta Road Reliance Mart & another one near Silk Board junction - 2 kms or so from Silk Board to Marathalli, on the left side]

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According to Autocar India, the brakes of the facelifted Fortuner have been upgraded - basically bigger disc at the front. And this has reduced the braking distance of the Fortuner by 4 metres to 26.4 metres in the 80 kmph to zero test.

But then the article mentions elsewhere that that the 2WD Auto Fortuner is 100 kg lighter than the old 4x4 manual. The reduction in braking distance might be because of that!
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Finally I booked the 2012 face lifted 4x4 white fortuner today.
I have been promised a delivery within 10 days.
Had shortlisted the Passat but after considering the ground clearance,dsg breakdowns and costly after sales,thought of going for the trusty and mighty Fortuner.
Will update the ownership thread with zillions of pics very soon.
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Hi Friends
Just Bought 2012 White Toyota Fortuner 4x4 on wednesday 21st march 2012
GTO's Review was really helpful.
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Hi Friends
Just Bought 2012 White Toyota Fortuner 4x4 on wednesday 21st march 2012
GTO's Review was really helpful.
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Congratulations on your Fortuner And before you say bye, please do post your initial ownership review as there are not much of 2012 Fortuner user reviews on board.
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Finally I booked the 2012 face lifted 4x4 white fortuner today.
I have been promised a delivery within 10 days.
Had shortlisted the Passat but after considering the ground clearance,dsg breakdowns and costly after sales,thought of going for the trusty and mighty Fortuner.
Will update the ownership thread with zillions of pics very soon.
Congrats Kedar on the booking for the new Fortuner 2012!
The Toyota badge carries a huge value in the market and it is actually one of the cars which "Appreciates" in value rather than "depreciating"!
Do share your ownership review as soon as you can!
In fact I had also seen the new Fortuner recently and I liked the new version interiors a lot more than the earlier version's interiors.

Will this Fortuner be replacing any of your current cars (Superb/ XUV) or will it be a new addition?

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