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Old 9th March 2019, 09:07   #1846
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have you done some wax polish that gives it a glow? I dont find this issue with the other colours such as White or Grey.
Dear contendedbloke, when I had gone to Toyota for 25k service, I noticed a Crysta of my same color and it was so much faded that it looked like a matt finish garnet red. The driver was beside it and when asked he informed that it is a company vehicle and used roughly.
Yes, I have done ceramic coating on my Crysta and hence the glow. I would say, it is worth the money to go for ceramic coating especially on dark shade cars.
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Dear contendedbloke, when I had gone to Toyota for 25k service, I noticed a Crysta of my same color and it was so much faded that it looked like a matt finish garnet red. The driver was beside it and when asked he informed that it is a company vehicle and used roughly.
Yes, I have done ceramic coating on my Crysta and hence the glow. I would say, it is worth the money to go for ceramic coating especially on dark shade cars.
Hey jaisha8, was it your first wax on the Innova since purchase? Also, mine's a new kid about 2 months old. When do you reckon should I get mine done?
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Recently took my Toyota Innova Touring Sport on a long drive. Cruising at around 100 kmph, the ride was very planted and effortless for the big 2.8L engine. It is really a powerhouse and I feel overtaking at times is a breeze even with an AT. The NVH levels were great. Couldn’t hear any noise from the outside. I have noticed that the Toyota diesel engine becomes ‘silent’ (hardly any noise in the cabin) once it warms up. I also got great average of around 18.2 kmpl on this long drive. Really commendable for a huge 2.8L engine to give such great fuel economy figures. Of course, in city driving, the average ranges from 12.5 kmpl to 13.5 kmpl. I try to fill up diesel from the same gas station each time for consistency in all respects. I maintain around 35 psi in all 4 tyres as there is lot of road construction going on in our area and the route I take is full of bad undulated, pot hole filled roads. The ride is bumpy at times for sure, but I think with 35 psi it is better for the tyres as they take a beating on bad roads each day.

Our Touring Sport completed around 15 months and has around 8K kms on the odometer. Completed the 3 free services. During the last service got it Teflon coated so there is a good amount of shine now. Coming from a hatchback & sedan ownership earlier, I am really liking the high seating and the great view the Touring Sport offers. I haven’t researched much, but when the earlier generations Innovas’ are by the side, the Touring Sport (or for that matter the new Crysta Z models) with 17” wheels appear to be sitting slightly ‘higher’.

Overall, really enjoying the ownership and ride quality of the Touring Sport. The one thing I wish for at times is, it would have been really great if Toyota had provided a one touch automatic open and close option (like they have in the new Fortuner) for the tail gate.
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Hey jaisha8, was it your first wax on the Innova since purchase? Also, mine's a new kid about 2 months old. When do you reckon should I get mine done?
Yes it was my first ceramic coating. I bought the car in 2017 Jan and did this only last month.
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Dear contendedbloke, when I had gone to Toyota for 25k service, I noticed a Crysta of my same color and it was so much faded that it looked like a matt finish garnet red. The driver was beside it and when asked he informed that it is a company vehicle and used roughly.
Yes, I have done ceramic coating on my Crysta and hence the glow. I would say, it is worth the money to go for ceramic coating especially on dark shade cars.
Oh, I didn't know about the ceramic coating, thanks for this info! Will the service centre do this? And also which brand should I use and what is the likely cost? I read in another thread that polish lasts anywhere between 2-3 months usually, though I assume the ceramic coating would last longer.
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Oh, I didn't know about the ceramic coating, thanks for this info! Will the service centre do this? And also which brand should I use and what is the likely cost? I read in another thread that polish lasts anywhere between 2-3 months usually, though I assume the ceramic coating would last longer.
Ceramic coating, I believe is much better than Teflon or any wax coating and lasts much longer. The price is on the higher side, comes to around 8-10k as per the size of your car. I do not know which brand they use as it is not done at service center.
You have to approach private car polishing centers and compare the price and offers to make a perfect deal. Its really shows on dark shade cars.
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Hi everyone, I purchased Crysta 2.8 G in the month of February, I completed 3,500 kms.

My other vehicles are duster amt and chevy cruze.

I did 2 road trips from vijayawada to hyderabad. In one of my trips I happened to follow a mercedes gls 350 and a lexus 450.

I suppose they are of the same owner's (based on the numbers and names written on rear windshield). In the power mode 2.8 engine was able to keep up with them on the highway. I got so used to this engine and gearbox combo, now a days i prefer crysta over the other two. Coming to practicality, as mentioned by our members i too get 18 kmpl average when driven in a sedate manner.

The only aspect where toyota should have put more effort is, in braking department. Somehow i feel all wheel discs would have inspired more confidence for an enthusiastic driver.

Strangely i feel the passenger seat of old Innova has more space and travel than crysta. Seniors kindly confirm.

One more peculiarity what i feel is, the ABS kicks in too early and there is a typical sound "taaaannggg" when braked hard.

Overall am happy with the vehicle and will definitely inform my friends and family to consider it as an option if they plan to purchase a 7 seater.
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Hi everyone, I purchased Crysta 2.8 G in the month of February, I completed 3,500 kms.

My other vehicles are duster amt and chevy cruze.

I did 2 road trips from vijayawada to hyderabad. In one of my trips I happened to follow a mercedes gls 350 and a lexus 450.

I suppose they are of the same owner's (based on the numbers and names written on rear windshield). In the power mode 2.8 engine was able to keep up with them on the highway. I got so used to this engine and gearbox combo, now a days i prefer crysta over the other two. Coming to practicality, as mentioned by our members i too get 18 kmpl average when driven in a sedate manner.

The only aspect where toyota should have put more effort is, in braking department. Somehow i feel all wheel discs would have inspired more confidence for an enthusiastic driver.

Strangely i feel the passenger seat of old Innova has more space and travel than crysta. Seniors kindly confirm.

One more peculiarity what i feel is, the ABS kicks in too early and there is a typical sound "taaaannggg" when braked hard.

Overall am happy with the vehicle and will definitely inform my friends and family to consider it as an option if they plan to purchase a 7 seater.
Congratulations! Like you mentioned, I know a few others who also owned other vehicles like Ertiga etc., but after moving to an ownership of the Toyota Innova Crysta, they too feel that the Toyota Innova Crysta ride, handling, comfort etc. is way better for long drives.

Good to know, you too got 18 kmpl FE on long drives. I agree, for the size, weight, power and cost of the Innova Crysta, Toyota could have given disc brakes on the rear wheels too.
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A well deserved success for India’s most reliable car! The only negative I see is PRICE! The Hexa truly slays it with its VFM quotient. But the Innova’s trump card is way better A.S.S, peace of mind, reliability and durability that few cars this side of a million bucks can match That’s the key to Toyota’s success. However, if Hyundai or Maruti (the closest to Toyota in terms of A.S.S, peace of mind, reliability and durability) launch an Innova challenger, it will face a real competitor at the least. Fingers crossed for the Kia Carnival!
I have a neighbor who upgraded from the Innova to the Fortuner. Speaks volumes about brand value.
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I've been thinking of replacing the stock horns with Bosch Symphony horns available at Amazon for a measly ₹565. Does anyone know if this horn is compatible with the Crysta or does it need any new wiring? Trying to avoid any potential warranty voiding work on our car so figured I'd ask first.


I had the opportunity to hear this Bosch horn on an Uber cab and found it to be more appropriate for a car the size of our Crysta. The stock factory horn seems too tinny for my tastes and frankly doesn't project the right sound for the size of car. This horn sounds more akin to the ones fitted on German vehicles as well as the Hyundai Creta.
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Can anyone tell the specification/size of all the cabin bulbs in innova crysta 2.8 zx?
I plan to replace all of them with led ones.
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I need advice on hard wiring a dashcam in my Crysta.
  1. Where did you tap the power ? White fuse box under the glove box or some other place ?
  2. If I do it myself will it void warranty ?
  3. Has anyone got this done at the dealership ? Does Toyota entertain such requests ?
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  1. Where did you tap the power ? White fuse box under the glove box or some other place ?
    Yes. Under Glove Box. But it also means you will not be able to put the fuse box cover back, when you use a fuse tap.

  2. If I do it myself will it void warranty ?
    No. Should not, if you use a fuse tap.

  3. Has anyone got this done at the dealership ? Does Toyota entertain such requests ?
    Did myself. Dealer can do it on request.
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Can anyone tell the specification/size of all the cabin bulbs in innova crysta 2.8 zx?

I plan to replace all of them with led ones.


The rear dome is a 35mm festoon. All other bulbs in the interior are T10 W5W.
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The rear dome is a 35mm festoon. All other bulbs in the interior are T10 W5W.

How to remove the bulbs especially the ones for middle row in the z model? i cant find any directions for any interior bulb removal in the owners manual, it would really be helpful if anyone can give directions on how to change all of the in cabin bulbs
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