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Old 28th June 2012, 10:45   #46
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Last weekend I conducted a Fuel Efficiency Test on the Etios, with Millennium Toyota,Thane.


Overall Avg. Km/Hr - 35.16 Km/Hr

Overall Avg. Km/Ltr - 15.86 Km/Ltr
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City - Avg. Km/Hr - 24.57 Km/Hr

City - Avg. Km/Ltr - 13.97 Km/Ltr
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Highway - Avg. Km/Hr - 64.81 Km/Hr

Highway - Avg. Km/Ltr - 21.13 Km/Ltr
Hi Varun,
Good to know Etios is working for you as per your reqmts.
Did Toyota charge anything for the fuel test? Also what route did you take for the test? What was Toyota's view of the fuel average - does it meet their claims?
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Hey Powertrain,

Glad to see that you enjoying your ownership of the ETIOS D!

Need some inputs from you, your time would be highly appreciated.

1. How are you finding the universal remote control that you bought from ebay? Is it worth the 1 grand that you paid? Any interoperability issues faced?

2. Secondly, looks like that the model that you bought is designed for "Left Hand Drive vehicles". So, my question is does it create any problems in terms of usage etc? Fatigue or something?

3. Can you place the unit so as to be operated by your right hand? Diametrically opposite to where you have placed it currently? Does it work that way? Do signals get lost?

4. Lastly, In my Ford fusion there is very little gap between the wheel and the horn pad in the location where you have fit the steering wheel control unit. So, can you please tell me the maximum width of the unit (inward protrusion). I would like to get an idea of whether it can be fit in my car at all.

Actually, the best option for me would be if it can be fit such a way that I can operate it with my right hand (Ans to Q-3). Look forward to hearing from you mate!

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Hi Varun,
Good to know Etios is working for you as per your reqmts.
Did Toyota charge anything for the fuel test? Also what route did you take for the test? What was Toyota's view of the fuel average - does it meet their claims?
Hi Ghodlur, Sorry for the late reply.
I was not charged a single penny for the test!
Route - City - L.B.S Marg from Mulund to Ghatkopar
Highway - Eastern Express Highway from Ghatkopar to Mulund.
They were quite happy with the results

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Hey Powertrain,

Glad to see that you enjoying your ownership of the ETIOS D!

Need some inputs from you, your time would be highly appreciated.

1. How are you finding the universal remote control that you bought from ebay? Is it worth the 1 grand that you paid? Any interoperability issues faced?

2. Secondly, looks like that the model that you bought is designed for "Left Hand Drive vehicles". So, my question is does it create any problems in terms of usage etc? Fatigue or something?

3. Can you place the unit so as to be operated by your right hand? Diametrically opposite to where you have placed it currently? Does it work that way? Do signals get lost?

4. Lastly, In my Ford fusion there is very little gap between the wheel and the horn pad in the location where you have fit the steering wheel control unit. So, can you please tell me the maximum width of the unit (inward protrusion). I would like to get an idea of whether it can be fit in my car at all.

Actually, the best option for me would be if it can be fit such a way that I can operate it with my right hand (Ans to Q-3). Look forward to hearing from you mate!

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Abhi
Hello Abhi,
1. After 7 months of using it, I must say it's a handy device. Although it does have issues. You cannot change radio channels with this remote.It keeps on changing channels on it's own. CD & pen drive is fine.

2. Yes ,it is made for LHD. No fatigue as such, but it might take a a day or two to completely learn the functions.

3. No, you cannot place it near your right hand. The signals do get lost.

4. Regarding dimensions, I will get back to you in a day.

Hope this helps

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4. Lastly, In my Ford fusion there is very little gap between the wheel and the horn pad in the location where you have fit the steering wheel control unit. So, can you please tell me the maximum width of the unit (inward protrusion). I would like to get an idea of whether it can be fit in my car at all.
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I have attached some pics for your reference-

Length - 81.42 mm +/- 0.2 mm
My Black Tuxedo - Toyota Etios VD !-img00070201207141259.jpg

Height - 37.77 mm +/- 0.2 mm
My Black Tuxedo - Toyota Etios VD !-img00071201207141301.jpg

Breadth - 25.62 mm +/- 0.2 mm
My Black Tuxedo - Toyota Etios VD !-img00072201207141305.jpg

Hope this helps

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I have attached some pics for your reference-

Length - 81.42 mm +/- 0.2 mm

Height - 37.77 mm +/- 0.2 mm

Breadth - 25.62 mm +/- 0.2 mm

Hope this helps

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Thanks a ton Varun. You've answered all my questions without leaving any scope for doubt.
Unfortunately the gap between my steering wheel and the horn pad is hardly 1.2".

So this remote won't work for me :(

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Hey, have you put up your Etios for sale? I was going through the classifieds and saw your ad. What gives?

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...ta/Etios.html/

What will be your next upgrade car?
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Hey, have you put up your Etios for sale? I was going through the classifieds and saw your ad. What gives?

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...ta/Etios.html/

What will be your next upgrade car?
Hello Ketan,
I have put up my car for sale, because I'm looking for a bigger car. I'm evaluating between the Ertiga & used XUV 500. Although I'm in double mind whether to sell this off or keep it as a second car.
Do let me know if someone is interested in this car.

BTW, I hope you're enjoying the bliss of married life

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Hi Varun,

Since you have used the Etios for a few years, would you be able to comment on the build quality, rattles, etc? Is it as bad as Maruti?

Thanks!
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People residing in Central suburbs would know that L.B.S Marg @ 10.00 am is chaos at it's best. Considering that, I think 13.97 km/ltr is a pretty good figure.

The E.E.Highway, on the other hand was relatively free of traffic. I guess a figure of 22/22.5 km/ltr would have been great!
I have spent most of my life in Mumbai- so this is as good a testimony as any. Thank you.
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