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Old 20th May 2018, 20:48   #31
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Congrats varunraizada on your pre-loved Fortuner. A nicely written and very detailed review of your car. Wish you a lot of miles in this beauty and wonderful offroad experiences. Pls do keep us updated here.
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Old 20th May 2018, 22:19   #32
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Threads like these confuse a used car buyer like me even more Have absolutely no clue which car I want to buy now. Thinking between CRV, facelift Civic, corolla, Duster AwD, new freestyle and now the fortuner. The 10 lakh category is really confusing.
All these cars are good however go for X trail T31 if you can. You will thank me later!
Get a used one at a decent price, spend a lac (maybe) sprucing it up and get set for next 10 years. This car can't be beat at the price it sells for in used car market.

Edit: Congrats Varun for your fortuner. Great car.

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Old 20th May 2018, 23:24   #33
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First of all, Congratulations on getting this Monster !!!

Must say that, this is one of the most honest and unbiased review.

I currently own a Duster ( New Duster, Diesel/Manual, 2016 model ).

AWD is optional for me.

Manual is my preference compare to Automatic.

I plan to pick 2nd generation Fortuner
Thanks for your kind words and the rating .

Well a 2016 Duster you want to replace with a Fortuner 2WD Manual? My honest opinion is it doesn't make sense . The ride quality of the duster is one or best around and if your usage does not call for a more capable car, the Duster will do just perfect !

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1. How is the clutch in Fortuner compare to Duster? Is it really hard? I heard from many people that, Fortuner has very very hard clutch it's almost like driving a truck. Please let me know your experience. I am very specific on this since I would pick a Manual over Automatic.

2. You said, vehicle was checked by Toyota and they gave a detailed report on the conditions of the car. How much do they charge for this? Is it available only with Toyota OR other manufactures also offer this service? Ex: Ford for Endevour?

3. How is the overall Driving dynamics of Fortuner? How would you compare that with Duster? Specially driving in traffic hell like Bangalore. I don't use the car on week days. My usage is primarily on weekends ( 50% City + 50% Highway ).

4. It's good to see that, some of the BHP'ians helped you during decision making process and also during buying process. Lucky you are! Specially having Ragh_Bhushan. I have seen his Review on his vehicle last year. Very detailed one and I did post some questions on his thread and he promptly responded. Do you know anybody from Bangalore who can help on this? We have couple of Whatsapp group for Duster owners across India. Do you have any such groups for Fortuner owners? If yes, then I am hoping to get some contacts from Bangalore.
1. I really did not find the clutch to be very hard, but others who drove my car did complain of the clutch being slightly on the hard side . Definitely there is a vast difference when compared to the duster - You'll find it one the hard side .

2. It's the regular check uo which I got done and it cost me some 1600 odd ruppees . For the kind of inputs they provide, it's worth it . I think every manufacturer provide this service. I know for sure that BMW and Honda do

3. Drive dynamics on tarmac - Duster would win on Stability , Ease of slipping through traffic , getting a car like feel, body roll (biggest factor) . Fortuner provides much more torque, feels more grounded , handles bad roads better , more comfortable on longer drives, reliability, offcourse off-roading abilities

4. Yeah this is absolutely true ! Bhushan s view on the car was critical in decision making . We have a Fortuners group and can get you connected there

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I fell for this great review.

I wish, I could find a good vehicle like yours in Bangalore.

Please keep logging the overall cost of ownership, time to time, it will help us a lot.
Thanks for the kind words

The key is patience I feel when buying pre used ! You get the car that suits you else wait further .

I will keep updating the thread

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100,000 kilometres seem like just a number when it comes to this generation of the Fortuner with the prime examples being Maanuj and Bhushan

Glad to know you're already using the car for its primary purpose (scaring away the auto rickshaws) and the occasional off-roading outing as well.

Get the lift kit at the earliest as we've seen the magic happen. Any plans for clutch overhaul?

Excellent detail in the thread it should help many a SUV aspirant like yours truly.
True on the mileage bit ! It's the reviews like that which make you want to buy pre used

Lift kit : I'm itching to get this done , but I haven't realised rh full potential of the stock suspension itself . I am trying to use the same to the fullest . I plan to get it done whenever I need to change suspensions

Clutch : Not required as of now . Toyota checked and said few more kms before anything needs to be done

Buy that SUV, you'll love it

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Wish you a lot of miles in this beauty and wonderful offroad experiences. Pls do keep us updated here.
Thanks for your kind words and I'll keep updating here
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Super review man Varun, I started reading but decided to hold off and read it only when i am completely free, Your car simply looks great, Anyone can simply mistake the ODO running from looking at the car from outside.

Wish you many miles of happiness man, Shall do a drive together soon.
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Varun, I read your post and subscribed to it. I've also rated 5 stars. Yours was a simple post but it had all essential details. While typing this reply it is the second time i'm reading your post. As i've closed my auto loan, your post just tempts me man! The fortuner group - is it a TBHP group?

Wishing you many happy miles.
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Heartiest congrats Varun.

Although I congratulated you long time back, just putting it back since I re-read the ownership again and was in awe.

The car looks menacing and butch too. I give credit to your photography skills which I knew is way too good.

I for one did not like to name Kaliya as frankly it did not suit the car. Suggest choose one from the below list.

https://axleaddict.com/cars/car-names

Happy riding and drive safely.
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Great buy varunraizada. In my opinion nobody makes a body on frame better than Toyota. The last word in toughness and reliability. Even i was contemplating a used Forturner/new Gurka/Bolero. But the fear of an arbitrary NGT order prevents me. I wonder what if NGT extends 10 year diesel ban on all metros. Did you factor that in?
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Congrats on the purchase. I'd highly recommend you switch to Delvac 1 5w40 FS oil. Thank me later.
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Hello Varun,

Thanks for your prompt response to all the questions!

If the clutch is really hard, then I might need to consider AT instead of MT, which is fine with me. Will take a call after the test drive.

I will connect with you and Ragh_Bhushan when I am all set to upgrade next year. I hope you guys can get me some contacts in Bangalore
It would be of great help when making a decision / closing the deal.

Thanks again

Cheers,
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Super review man Varun, I started reading but decided to hold off and read it only when i am completely free.
Thanks for you kind words bro.. your ownership experience made me think of going pre owned!

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Varun, I read your post and subscribed to it. I've also rated 5 stars. Yours was a simple post but it had all essential details.

Wishing you many happy miles.
Thanks for the kind words Pranav

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Although I congratulated you long time back, just putting it back since I re-read the ownership again and was in awe.

The car looks menacing and butch too. I give credit to your photography skills which I knew is way too good.

I for one did not like to name Kaliya as frankly it did not suit the car. Suggest choose one from the below list.

https://axleaddict.com/cars/car-names
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Hahaha .. the names are quite good in the list ! Let me rework on the name bit

Thanks for your wishes

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But the fear of an arbitrary NGT order prevents me. I wonder what if NGT extends 10 year diesel ban on all metros. Did you factor that in?
Well a great question which came to my mind too but I decided to take that risk. I may just need to shift to a non metro if such a thing happens

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Congrats on the purchase. I'd highly recommend you switch to Delvac 1 5w40 FS oil. Thank me later.
Noted Coolmel. Any specific reason you suggest synthetic oil over Mineral oil even after the small service intervals of Toyota ? What performance is made better by this ?
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