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Old 18th October 2009, 12:40   #361
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Fortuner is a compelling machine. hope Toyota will start production in India and can reduce price by 2L. That will make most of the innova buyers to move up
Fortuner is manufactured in Bangalore , India . However the import content is high . Im sure more work on localization of parts can help in reducing the prices & passing the same to customers
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People say that the ride and handling is not good...How is it compared to the innova and how is the high speed stability?
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Sahil, as per information . The Delhi Dealer is the No-1 in terms of volume sales. ( sorry the dealers name id just out of my mind ) hence He gets the major chuck of Fortuners per month..
I think you mean Galaxy Toyota, Motinagar. That's where iv'e booked mine. They had told me for a Feb delivery but now have moved it back to mid-end November
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I think you mean Galaxy Toyota, Motinagar. That's where iv'e booked mine. They had told me for a Feb delivery but now have moved it back to mid-end November
Thats rite manuuj. its galaxy
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Guys a small sample of what the Fortuner is capable of..

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People say that the ride and handling is not good...How is it compared to the innova and how is the high speed stability?
Strangely, the half-price Innova is better for middle row passengers (especially with the captain seat variant). I also don't remember the Innova's suspension being anywhere as firm as the Fortuners within town.

High speed stability of the Fortuner is good. Its an SUV that you can't drive slow on the highways. After you get used to the brakes, that is
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Guys a small sample of what the Fortuner is capable of..

Actually that's a very smart video displaying AWD application, and the fact that the fortuner has it, but pretty much all the vehicles with AWD with a good clearance would be able to do this.

So not really a great example of capability as of driver ability and a creative mind at work.
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I test drove the Fortuner last week and really liked it. The best part is the engine. What a gutsy engine. Even in third gear she pulls effortlessly. Engaging the H and L locked modes is very easy and offroad the car seems to have decent articulation.

Basically I like the overall package. I haven't gone through the car with a fine tooth comb but am happy with the overall experience. Its a desirable car to have. I want a white one
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I guess he is referring to the Boat like motion, that is expected of a car this size and wt with the tyres of the size it has.
Yep, I do know what pitch refers to. What I'm wondering is - how a car with a "firm suspension/ride" can also end up pitching?

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I spotted this Fortuner with a nice body kit. Is it OEM or an aftermarket kit?
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its an oem kit i think...i also saw the same kit on the black test drive vehicle at shinrai toyota
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i usually hate after market chrome, but this looks bling & hot !

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Well, that kit needs wider tyres to begin with! Right now, it looks like a train (body arches going wider than the wheels). Looks kinda funny with the stock wheel + tyre combo.
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I read somewhere that the intial hype is over and the Fortuner bookings have reopened with lower waiting? Anyone confirm this in Bombay?
any updates on this ???
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Monday evening - parked in the lot next to Mantralaya (Mumbai) was my dream - yes the Fortuner.
The colour grey - looked great, the stance- aggressive, the looks- very purposeful, the intercooler scoop - almost growling etc etc.
And then my eyes travelled upwards to the roof and there it was, a wretched looking luggage carrier of the worst possible design bolted crudely on it and then suddenly the stars in me eyes turned into dust particles, irritating it and making it water ! In that lachrymose state I drove past it.
Guess the guy was a politico who didn't know/couldn't make out the difference between the Innova and the Fortuner and so...!
Some guys can make you cry,weep & pound the pavement with your fists eh ?!!

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