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Old 17th February 2009, 10:04   #76
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did you change the tyres?
Planning to get it done today, as due to weekly off for shops nearby didn't get the size in other shops. After that contacted Yokohama Corp office, they gave some dealer number, but even that person has weekly off on Monday. So planning it today.
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Sam, Many congratulations on your new ride. Looks super it its colour!! Happy Motoring!
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Finally today got new shoes for my Innova 225*60*15 Yokohama C drive and some pics for Dolphin Seat covers.

Now 3M film is left, will get that done in day or two that's all
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get sunfilm on the windscreen also. it makes a huge difference.
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Congrats again Sam. I highly recommand sunfilm for windshield it makes huge differance for sure especially with dark colours its worth.

225/60 R15 should give much better comfortable ride.

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sam the seat covers look very neatly fit. and congrats on the tires too.
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get sunfilm on the windscreen also. it makes a huge difference.
Lets see not sure if I go for windscreen as I have other members too who will drive. Specially for my Dad he really feel uncomfortable with side sunfilm, not sure if he can drive with windscreen film (light or dark doesn't matter). But Side definately in few days.

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Congrats again Sam. I highly recommand sunfilm for windshield it makes huge differance for sure especially with dark colours its worth.

225/60 R15 should give much better comfortable ride.

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Tyre looks good and saw some minor difference in drive though in short run from shop to home. But too early to place my judgement where will post review after first Highway drive.

I am not fan of dark Sun Film, Will see if like 50% clear I will go with that on sides but No for Windscreen. Will take final call after seeing demo from 3m guys soon.

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sam the seat covers look very neatly fit. and congrats on the tires too.
Ya I was pretty happy with service Nitin Electronics (Dolphin dealer) gave me, he send the person at my home to fit that according to my requirement. He took 4 hours for this. But overall satisfaction was there in his work. I highly recommend both dealer as well as these seat covers to follow team members.

For tyres I went to Tyre Cottage in front of Gautam Motors in Gujarawalan Nagar North Delhi. He is the only dealer in North Delhi. Mr Narender Dua is very helpful and finish my work in an hour.

I have completed 110 km so far in short city drive. But really amazed with handling of such a huge vehicle. Comfort is uncomparable to any other MUV in this segment. Newly added features like steering mounted controls, Multi Information Display and Automatic Climate control is really worth for Such Size. Once you close windows, its really silent cabin. A person like me who is driving Diesel car for the first time, it makes no difference for me. In just 4 days I don't feel like driving a such a huge vehicle.

For those who are looking for family car, this is best choice (I know its too early to comment )
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Old 17th February 2009, 21:08   #83
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Hi sam,

Congrats for owning one of the beautiful family vechile "INNOVA". sam, i am in the same position as you were a year back, even we are planning to own a family mover in another 1-2months..we visited vijay automobiles in hosur road bangalore to test drive the xylo..i had been there with my father, he initially felt the vechicle was looking ok and said that it similar to tata safari. Then the sales person explained the entire features and specs of xylo dad got bit impressed and we asked the sales person for a test drive. We felt that xylo was really comfortable inside and lot of cushion and lumbar support offered in the E8 version, we really felt like we are driving some beast..TD was done and when we got down from the vechicle, dad was in a shock after seeing the much loved xylo's rear and said what nonsense is this he told me that he not interested in having one even if it is given free of cost...

Then we thought of going to Nandi toyota show room was close by..then as soon as entered the show room premis we came across the TD vechicle parked right beside the gate..then took dad near that TD innova to explain him what all new features and cosmetic changes have been made..he got really impressed seeing the facelifted innova and said toyota is toyota.. then we entered the show room there were 3 variants parked..VX,G4 and Nandi special innova which was the G4 model with some additional features like side skirtings, parking sensors with camera, front chrome grill, mirror cover with led light, mechil tyres 225/60 R15 with toyota alloy wheels...

Then we asked the sales person to explain the additional features which this facelifted innova has got..to our bad luck there was no sales persons related to innova, there was one guy who was a sales guy for altis..initally he started well but later on started to fumble...he said that this new innova has got 186mm ground clearence, i showed the Broch to him and asked why is it mentioned as 176mm here then he had no chocie other than laughing..

Since we are planning to go for VX model we walked close to the VX model and started feeling it by our self's and started explaning the entire features to my dad he was really impressed..with that features..dad had a dought weather a person can comfortably get in and out from the third row if we go for 7 seaters..so we teasted it..but as dad said it is bit difficult to get in and get out from the third row seats...becasue the bucket seats in the middle row cant be folded completely...it stops at 45 degress...

Then we asked him for the test drive, the TD innova was the same color as yours it was a VX modle with 7 seaters..i drove it some where around 4 kms up and down put together...and used all the function on the streeing wheels explained dad about that...

Finally it was time say good bye to the sales guy..while coming back the sales guy gave us the quot and the Broch to us..below the on road price in bangalore for all variants of innova...

Model E
Seater 8S(MS)* 7S(MS)* 8S(PS)** 7S(PS)*

x-show cost 7,68,254 7,72,123 7,93,403 7,97,272

Comp insur 23,595 23,582 24,242 24,229

Road tax,
Handling charge 1,18,290 1,18,845 1,22,890 1,22,440
(in service tax)

Smiles# 7,029 7,029 7,029 7,029

Total 9,17,168 9,21,579 9,46,564 9,50,970


Model G

Seater 8S 8S(M)***

x-show cost 8,71,014 8,75,915

Comp insur 26,236 26,362

Road tax,
Handling charge 1,32,985 1,33,690
(in service tax)

Smiles# 7,029 7,029

Total 10,37,264 10,42,996


Model GX

Seater 7S 7S(M)*** 8S 8S(M)***

x-show cost 9,41,624 9,46,526 9,45,493 9,50,395

Comp insur 27,939 28,065 28,151 28,277

Road tax,
Handling charge 1,43,085 1,43,785 1,43,635 1,44,340
(in service tax)

Smiles# 7,029 7,029 7,029 7,029

Total 11,19,677 11,25,405 11,24,308 11,30,041


Model VX

Seater 7S 7S(M)*** 8S 8S(M)***

x-show cost 10,96,649 11,01,551 10,99,551 11,04,453

Comp insur 31,924 32,050 32,111 32,237

Road tax,
Handling charge 2,01,440 2,02,305 2,01,995 2,02,815
(in service tax)

Smiles# 7,029 7,029 7,029 7,029

Total 13,37,042 13,42,935 13,40,646 13,46534


* manual streeing
** power streeing
***Champage Mica Metallic
# Smiles extended vehicle care program upto 20,000 km or
2 years.


If feel my reply for this was bit lengthy, so forum members pls excuess me for the same..i felt like sharing all the expre which i had last sunday that's 15th feb 09..

Sam very soon i will be troubling for more info reading accessories and tyres for innova...be ready for that...

HAPPY & SAFE DRIVE TO ALL OF U.
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The seats look real nice. Fit and Finish is excellent.
Are these put on the original seat cover or was the original ones removed to fix these?

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Lets see not sure if I go for windscreen as I have other members too who will drive. Specially for my Dad he really feel uncomfortable with side sunfilm, not sure if he can drive with windscreen film (light or dark doesn't matter). But Side definately in few days.
Sam, front windshield sun film is 100% clear not dark. It is clear film so will not be a problem for anyone.

Also could you please post pics of the whole car with the new tyres. It will give a good idea how the stance changes with nice wide rubber.
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Sam, front windshield sun film is 100% clear not dark. It is clear film so will not be a problem for anyone.

Also could you please post pics of the whole car with the new tyres. It will give a good idea how the stance changes with nice wide rubber.
thought even if you get 75% sunfilm you cant make out the difference. and it also reduces the glare to a certain extent at night.


sam and somashekar you might wanna check out my review in the long term section.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...0-000-kms.html
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Sam very soon i will be troubling for more info reading accessories and tyres for innova...be ready for that...

HAPPY & SAFE DRIVE TO ALL OF U.
Anytime, on accessories part only floor mats, seat cover, c drive tyres and waiting for 3m Sunfilm for my VX, rest all stock and loving it.

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The seats look real nice. Fit and Finish is excellent.
Are these put on the original seat cover or was the original ones removed to fix these?
Thanks they were put on to original, but he has to remove original stiching at some places to clip this one.

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Sam, front windshield sun film is 100% clear not dark. It is clear film so will not be a problem for anyone.

Also could you please post pics of the whole car with the new tyres. It will give a good idea how the stance changes with nice wide rubber.
Sure as of now planning to go for sides only, but definately consider front too after a while. And whole pics will post in day or two.

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thought even if you get 75% sunfilm you cant make out the difference. and it also reduces the glare to a certain extent at night.


sam and somashekar you might wanna check out my review in the long term section.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...0-000-kms.html
Ya I know, will consider it after getting side one first. As I am not suppose to go anywhere 3M guys will come, if not this weekend for Windscreen then the next
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Thanks a lot sam..

Sam any idea about 7 seater i mean is it difficult to get in and out from the 3rd row seats.i am in the dilema either to go for 7 or 8 seater.

Sam one more thing i wanted to ask you, does those streering control get illuminated at night..

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Thanks a lot sam..

Sam any idea about 7 seater i mean is it difficult to get in and out from the 3rd row seats.i am in the dilema either to go for 7 or 8 seater.
See 3rd row is used mainly by kids, so they can easily pass through the gaps between two captain seats.

Moreover for how many members (adults), were you looking for. If more 5 or more adults I would recommend to go for 8 seaters. I twould be easier for adults to sit and relax in one long seat rather than in captain seats. Rest just go again will all members or call to have TD at home and check it again. Pay time before rather cursing afterwards.
7 - is more meaningful if you have only 4 adults. That's what I can say.

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Sam one more thing i wanted to ask you, does those streering control get illuminated at night..
I don't think so, but didn't tried it yet as never driven in night so far. Will check tonight and let you know.
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Thanks for u prompt and speedy reply sam.

Usually its 4 family members who travel together. Then i feel its better to go for 7 Seater itself. Sure, update me tomorrow about the steering control switches tomorrow.

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