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Old 29th January 2009, 20:07   #16
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good choice, especially after theve added these features.

about the rubber, get 225/60 r15. the michelin mxv8s should be for about 7200+ a tyre. yokohama c-drives will be 1000-1500 cheaper per tyre. i suggest you go ahead with c-drives. they seem more VFM than michelins at this time.

also you should get a little thing called petes. read my review in the long term section.
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good choice, especially after theve added these features.

about the rubber, get 225/60 r15. the michelin mxv8s should be for about 7200+ a tyre. yokohama c-drives will be 1000-1500 cheaper per tyre. i suggest you go ahead with c-drives. they seem more VFM than michelins at this time.

also you should get a little thing called petes. read my review in the long term section.
Ya about rubber I am thinking og changing it with stock to stock like 205 to 205 Michelin is on top list as I have same on my i10 too. Do you feel does it worth going for 225/60/15.

And Pete, I am reading your thread for quite some time, but as its my first Diesel. so want to wait for a while.
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Ya about rubber I am thinking og changing it with stock to stock like 205 to 205 Michelin is on top list as I have same on my i10 too. Do you feel does it worth going for 225/60/15.

And Pete, I am reading your thread for quite some time, but as its my first Diesel. so want to wait for a while.
well the innova is pretty heavy and mine dosent have abs so it used to lock up sometimes. after upgrading the 225 the braking is so much better. it is worth it. for the price of 205 michelins im sure youll get yokos in 225, maybe even for less. id say get 225s.

also if you plan on gettin petes anytime in the near future get 225s because the 205s wheelspin quite a bit with the added power. also i suggest you wait at least 5k-10k kms before getting petes so that your engine runs in properly and you get a feel of the stock performance. once you get bored of the stock performance (believe me, you will be bored of it soon).
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Congrats on the buy Sam, think your's is the first facelifted version in T-BHP!

The items in bold are the new additions over the current/non-facelifted version.

Overall good value for money.


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Thanks brother, Here is what V has

1. Chrome Grill
2. Fog Lamps
3. Rear bumper parking sensors (such a relief... kudos toyota!)
4. Optitron Meter (Enhances visibility and increases the luxurious feel)
5. Audio and MID Control Switches on Steering
6. Airbags & ABS
7. 12 V Power outlet (I guess its in G4 too)
8. Chrome cover for side mirrors.
9. Door Side mouldings with chrome lining.
10. Auto A/c
11. MID (Shows Ambient Temp, Elapsed Time, Avg Vehicle Speed, Avg Fuel Consumption, Drivable Distance, Compass and few more)
12. New Febric Color (Bit Brighter then older one)
13. Driver seat height Adjustment (now in G4 too)
14. Driver and passenger Seat belt warning.
15. Motor adjustable side view mirrors (now in G4 too)
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Team I need your help in deciding add-ons at dealer end:

1. Something called Galaxy Suraksha for Rs 3000. (Something to do with Insurance cover I guess)
2. Smile for Rs 5203/- not (for out of city limit coverage)
3. Extended Warranty for 4th yr (Rs 10K) for 5th yr (Rs 10k). As I never took this on my Petrol Vehicles. Do you think its required for Diesel one considering I will keep this for more than 5 yrs at least.
4. Body Care Package (Upper body paint protection + Anti rust coating + Engine Coating)

On Accessories Side I need

1. Spoiler for Rs 4700
2. 3M Film for Rs 5500
3. Side Rubber moulding Rs 1200

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Old 29th January 2009, 21:01   #21
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Do take the extended warranty. It helps especially as you are mentioning that you are going to keep the car for more than 5 years.

The body care package is good though i feel is not too necessary.

Couldn't understand the Galaxy surakhsha and the smile 5203 not package.
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sam dont go for the side rubber protection from galaxy. they will put some good-for-nothing rubber strip on the bumpers that wont serve any purpose. plus it looks horrendous.
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Congratualtions yours must be the first VX at tTeambhp, go for the smiles you 'll be smiling all the way, extended warranty is not necessey now right ? can't you take it like after 2.5yrs ?
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also get sunfilm for the front windscreen. its pretty big and lets in a lot of heat during the summers. sunfilm makes a big difference.
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congrats on your decision.i think apart from extended warranty,you can get everything in the market.i think the spoiler would be same for the old innova.
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Sam, given the cost factor I too would suggest Yokohama C.Drive's over the Michelin's. Both are excellent tyres.
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Congrats Sam! timely decision

I am sure you can look forward to some troublefree years (or is it a decade with toyotas now?).

I know where your money is, but would like to know from you, what is the one thing that made you go for Innova, eventhough Xylo is like 4 lakhs cheap?
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but would like to know from you, what is the one thing that made you go for Innova, eventhough Xylo is like 4 lakhs cheap?
Thanks, not only one many
AS its going to self driven I need something which is light on driving and I should not feel like driving a huuuge vehicle, not becoz of its size but the way it drives. Frankly I did consider Xylo hoping I have to neglect some part to own it, but again why should I neglect as I have to keep her along with me for long. So I took my family to take another opinion, certainly I want to save that 4L (I can buy one more car with this money), but everything was good till they drove it. As it was a roller coaster ride, Engine is not silent and Vibration really hearts. Moreover they way 8 seating has been done its not friendly for those who want to travel with some luggage inside. Last row is single, it will be great if they keep that as 50:50, so that one can close one part and use it for luggage. So all in all I have to compromise a lot for the car I am going to buy. So I asked myself want to compromise on EMI and stay cool and relax or save money and ride on roller coaster and really unsafe vehicle.
So I went with my Dil and took decision for Innova. I travel a lot on highways so need some safety too. I m ready to spend 4L extra if I get some piece of mind. I think I will get that with Innova not with Xylo.
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So I went with my Dil and took decision for Innova. I travel a lot on highways so need some safety too. I m ready to spend 4L extra if I get some piece of mind. I think I will get that with Innova not with Xylo.
Great choice, My innova G4 has done 75000kms and I am enjoying every bit of it. My running is 50% highway and it just munches mile after mile. I had an issue with my transmission which cost me 20k @ 70000 kms (Busted 1st and 2nd Gears and were slipping). The reason for this might be sudden pick ups, I had the same problem with my qualis too @ 120000 kms.

No other issues so far.
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Now the sad part, Grey Mica metallic is is high demand and its a long Q, I have to wait for 2-3 weeks for delivery (Where is the recession? )

Regarding Rubber this is what I got the best

Yokohama C Drive - Rs 5550/-
Michelin MXV8 - Rs 7450/

will take B390 for Rs 4300/- so C drive is just 1250/- extra per tyre w.r.t Micheling 3150/- per tyre.

I have decided not to go for any other package and only accessory I am taking is back Spoiler, considering I will get Original Paint on it.
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