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Old 7th October 2012, 22:13   #16
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Hello Friends,

As promised, here are some pictures of the "loaded" version of my Liva with the HU - ICE setup, Leather inserts, PU seat covers, chrome touch-ups, mats, Rear Spoilers, Fog lamps, Roots Wind-Horn, etc...

Since all these have already been discussed, I would let the pictures talk for themselves this time.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this thread till now. More updates on the technicalities of the car to follow later as I acheive more miles

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Pictures Continued, for your viewing pleasure...

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Old 10th October 2012, 10:02   #18
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In this case Kirishna, I shall re-check with their higher ups regarding the same and post an update on this shortly (at least for the Chrome inserts - which I got done just while delivery - paying it totally extra). Lets see how they take it ahead. Thank you again.

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Hello Krishna,

I had asked them again for this clarification that a genuine accessory cannot be differently priced by different dealers in the same city. They have sent me a computerized bill with part-numbers and price (for all Genuine accessories fitted in my car). It is INR 2,500 for the Chrome inserts. I don't think they can quote higher pricing on an invoice. It could be that after you had purchased it for your Etios, the prices may have been hiked.

Might be, other Etios / Liva owners who buy this accessory could throw some light if there is still a deviation.

Otherwise, the car is performing well. I am slowly and steadily "Setting" the engine without squeezing it. Though there is no Tacho-meter, I conciously don't revv it more than 2000 to 2500 rpm (to the best of my knowledge and judging by the engine noise). Eagerly waiting for the first long drive this month-end

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Congrats Mister M for the Liva D. The spoiler definitely complements the looks of the Liva. The rear looks quite good now. Tasteful mods, I must say.
One thing that you can try is blackening the front grille. IMHO, black suits it much more than the OE white.
BTW, how has been the FE all this while?
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^^ Thank you Utopian, yes - the spoilers make Liva even more appealing. It is too early to comment on my FE as I havent even filled my tank twice. As of now, the car has run for some 250 kms with 2 bars having disappeared from the fuel guage. I shall finish my first long drive this month-end followed by the first free service and then update with some reasonable figures.

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Congrats on your new acquisition the LIVA. Somehow felt that this car is a big let down compared to the interiors of any other car in its segment. The placing of the consoles at the center just does not go well with this car which is otherwise shaped pretty well. The interiors are a big let down compared to the lovely exteriors it has.
Now with the cabs also getting their quota of T's it needs to be seen if there will be a drop in its perception of being a good snob valued card
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Congrats of your Liva, yes it does look better in white.
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* Lot of dust gets collected at the door-gaps and Boot-door gaps. Never seen such huge dust collection in my old Alto at least!
Is it because of the lack of weather gasket on doors, i know people have been complaining about, thought Totoya fixed it.
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Congrats on your new acquisition the LIVA. Somehow felt that this car is a big let down compared to the interiors of any other car in its segment. The placing of the consoles at the center just does not go well with this car which is otherwise shaped pretty well. The interiors are a big let down compared to the lovely exteriors it has.
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Thanks Ku69rd. I too had very similar feelings regarding the center console of this car. It hardly took a week's time for me to get used to this setup (the stickering done on the Speedo is still not digestible though, seriously - it looks like my ~3 years old son's "Cut-and-paste" crafts board ).

On the other hand, a colleague of mine (who has actually worked for one of Toyota's suppliers) gave me a different thought on this. If the Speedo-setup has been placed in the classic way (under the Steering wheels), this car could not afford to provide the excellent visibility around. I could imagine - he has a valid point there. The visibility around is good in this car, especially from the front cabin. If his point is correct (TBHP car-gurus can comment on this), I must say - getting used to such a center console setup is really worth it.

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Congrats of your Liva, yes it does look better in white.

Is it because of the lack of weather gasket on doors, i know people have been complaining about, thought Totoya fixed it.
Thanks for your complement ~~h. Do you know a way to get this "Dust-collection" problem? Can such Weather gaskets be fixed as an accessory? My car-wash chap would be pretty happy if I would provide a solution to this problem

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If the Speedo-setup has been placed in the classic way (under the Steering wheels), this car could not afford to provide the excellent visibility around.
Mister_M, do see very much a valid point in that justification. Guess we being consumers might not be able to see exactly what the brains behind can forecast. But yep the dials look a bit outrageous but come on; you got a lovely car there. Stop thinking of such thingy's and enjoy the drive

Have a good whip with loads of fun mate and do keep us posted regularly with your exploits.

The leathers are simply too good how much did it cost you and where did you get it done?

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Mister_M, do see very much a valid point in that justification. Guess we being consumers might not be able to see exactly what the brains behind can forecast. But yep the dials look a bit outrageous but come on; you got a lovely car there. Stop thinking of such thingy's and enjoy the drive

Have a good whip with loads of fun mate and do keep us posted regularly with your exploits.

The leathers are simply too good how much did it cost you and where did you get it done?
Sure, I do enjoy each moment with this car - no doubt. Planning for a few drives in the next months - I hope my readings during such trips would add more info to this thread with more practicals pros and cons.

Regarding the Seatings: I did it in Pensee, Bangalore. My detailed post on this is in its related thread below:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bangal...ml#post2922097 (Pensee Leathers: Leather and Art Leather Car upholstery)
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Congrats Mohan (hope i remembered your name correctly) nice to finally see your ownership thread. Nicely written. Incase you are still wondering where we met, it was at 3m center
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Congrats Mohan (hope i remembered your name correctly) nice to finally see your ownership thread. Nicely written. Incase you are still wondering where we met, it was at 3m center
Thanks for reading Moto-Maverick. Nice try but it is not Mohan. I do remember you & your TBHP name man, not your real name though!! I guess we are getting obsessed with TBHP . I have seen you a couple of more times in 3M after we met (I was passing by - didnot stop by though). We shall meet again soon and get re-introduced again with our original names.

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Congrats and Welcome to the Toyota Family!!
Liva is a great VFM car. Might not be as good as the swift but surely a better car than the swift in terms of practicality and mileage.
Never underestimate the Liva diesel's potential. You'll be amazed by it's highway cruising ability. The car will happily chug along at speeds of 130-140 without making a fuss.
The acceleration is not so great( not as good as the Figo diesel and the swift) , thanks to the engine that's been tuned towards mileage rather than performance.
Regarding the headlamps, you need to get it replaced by higher displacement ones say, 100/90W if you use the highways on a regular basis.
The horn- LOL, pathetic!
Upgrade the stock wiper to Hella wiper, it'll be really useful during monsoon.

Wishing you many happy miles with the Liva.
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....Might not be as good as the swift but surely a better car than the swift in terms of practicality and mileage.
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Regarding the headlamps, you need to get it replaced by higher displacement ones say, 100/90W if you use the highways on a regular basis.
The horn- LOL, pathetic!
Upgrade the stock wiper to Hella wiper, it'll be really useful during monsoon.

Wishing you many happy miles with the Liva.
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Thanks saadat1992. Yes, this is a very practical car for sure! I have already replaced the OE horns with a dual wind-tone ROOTS horn and this one is far better than the OE (also a single-pipe Roots). Now the OE horn has been fitted on to my wife's Scooty and is doing a good job for her

I am not very sure if the Wiper blades need a replacement as the OE blade really does its duty. Need to check its performance in heavy rains and decide.

I am planning to fix a reverse camera today as my Pioneer 2490BT DDIN HU has the Cam input feature and I would like to utilise it to the fullest. Checked with a vendor in HSR layout. He recommends "World Tech" which has 2 ranges 1. normal vision and 2. night vision. The top-end night vision camera (170 deg view) comesn around INR 1800 + 100 rupee fitting charges. Sounds reasonable to me. I shall post updates on this point once the job is done.
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Congrats on your new buy. Truly said, "A Car says a lot about a personz character" . Your beauty really looks amazing in white with Beige interiors. Moreover you have really decorated the interiors well. They look really cute. Last year in september 2011, When i was planning to upgrade from my spark, did a test drive of Liva. But somehow was not attracted towards the interiors. They seemed very dull and lifeless. Bought White Ritz diesel VDI instead.

Secondly diesel version of Liva was not launched by Toyota at that time. Could you please confirm the mileage that you are getting out of your white beauty.

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