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Old 21st July 2010, 19:30   #16
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Truly an aam janta gaadi; just wanted to know; do they have plans to introduce 140bhp version of corolla.

Thats would be real fun

P.S brilliant review there
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Old 21st July 2010, 19:43   #17
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Specifications:

First Drive: Toyota Corolla D-4D-untitled1.jpg

Equipment levels:

First Drive: Toyota Corolla D-4D-untitled12.jpg

Colours:

First Drive: Toyota Corolla D-4D-untitled14.jpg

(J does not have white pearl but has super white; G and GL have white pearl but not super white. For exact color availability, check out with your nearest dealer.)

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Old 21st July 2010, 19:54   #18
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Looks like Toyota has got another winner. May god save the competition
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Old 21st July 2010, 20:04   #19
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The best or nothing. Brilliant work Sid!

Was a pleasure reading through the Corolla D-4D. Thanks for logging this in.

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Old 21st July 2010, 20:10   #20
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Thanks for the review Sid.

Another big plus in the after-sales area will be the cost of spares when compared with VW / Skoda. I have read innumerable T_BHP stories of humongous replacement costs of a/c compressors, turbo etc of the VW family. Not to mention lower reliability.

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Old 21st July 2010, 20:37   #21
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Excellent review sidindica.

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rear end same as petrol, except the classy and discreet D-4D badging at the bottom right corner instead of "1.8" in petrol.
Why? Toyota not comfortable with Altis sporting D-4D 1.4 badging? Doesn't that say something about the mindset?

Just for comparison, Innova diesel sports the engine capacity badging.
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Old 21st July 2010, 20:45   #22
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Thats a good review Sidindica.

Few points that came into my mind.
1. To me the front and the headlamps looks a bit bland, I guess that was supposed to look that way.
2. I am liking many people calling it as Aam janta, good to know that the aam janta can afford a 11 L car. well I cant
3. I thought of this in the i20 itself. When all complain of confusing wiper to indicator in the cars like Ford ones. How come no one complains of a 6th gear being in the place a reverse gear is for other cars? I still keep wondering.
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Old 21st July 2010, 20:48   #23
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Excellent review, Sid. Toyota has certainly big plans with this car. The Indian market will certainly lap it up in great numbers, IMO.
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That was another Quality Write Up Sid.Great !!

This car would do very well in the South especially where the craze for diesels is high.

A diesel under 1.5 liters means insurance costs would be low.

And 88PS is decent power for a diesel this size.
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Just received an sms with following website.
Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel

Brochure:
http://www.toyotabharat.com/inen/car..._ebrochure.asp

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They should definitely provide multiple options for diesel engines. Also selling with smaller engine + additional one lakh Rs over petrol altis might not work for longer time.
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Truly an aam janta gaadi;

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Bro - don't think more than 0.00x % of india can afford this !!

aam janta gaddi will be a bicycle - unless u think urban upper middle class is India !
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Bro - don't think more than 0.00x % of india can afford this !!

aam janta gaddi will be a bicycle - unless u think urban upper middle class is India !
By aam junta, they mean typical Indian buyer (of course with buying ability) who do not have special interest in automobiles.
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Excellent Review. How do you always manage to get hold of these new comers

Thanks and Keep up the Good Work.
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The 6 speed closed ratio gearbox is the key, which gives the perfect trade-off between performance and efficiency.
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