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Old 20th February 2018, 11:44   #1381
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Re: Toyota Innova Crysta : Official Review

Does anyone know if Hiker has Roof cross bars available for Innova Crysta? Their website is pretty outdated and does not list Crysta. Since Innova Crysta does not come with roof rails, I presume one has to install cross bars/carrier on body instead of rails.
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Booked Crysta 2.8Z on 15th Feb expected delivery on 22nd Feb. Thank you GTO for your detailed review and all the other members for your valuable inputs about Crysta. It was due to this thread, we were able to finalize Crysta.
The best part was that after going through all the discussions we did not consider any other SUV or MUV, just test drove Crysta MT and AT; found the AT more suitable for city driving.
Booked it at Millenium Toyota, Thane. According to the sales team the tyre issue has been solved by Toyota. I hope they are correct.
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Booked it at Millenium Toyota, Thane. According to the sales team the tyre issue has been solved by Toyota. I hope they are correct.
Firstly let me congratulate you on your booking. Wishing you miles and miles of happy journey with Crysta.

Regarding the tyre issue (for 17 inch), I feel that the problem has not been solved fully. You can see this post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post4331250 of our team member amalji. By seeing his posts I feel that the Toyota better roll back to 16'' alloys (At least for the customers who request for 16"). For touring sport customers like amalji, it would be better if Toyota provide 16" alloys in black colour.
We need to wait and watch for some more time with regarding to this tyre issue.
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+1 to that!

What is the sort of solutions that you use for mobile phones on crysta. What I'm interested in the best solution ( as far as mobile holder ) as well as the position where you connect the holder. I have been trying it on several areas and not happy with any of them due to the huge glass area in front and the high dash position.

Photos of how some of us have resolved this would be welcome.

PS: Maybe, I'm spoiled by the Etios dash. Due to its center console, I could place the mobile right in front of me and operate it at a hand's distance while still not losing focus while driving.
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this setup gives me adequate viewing area, charging for phone and when not using, the unit is compact enough not to obstruct view. was bought on Amazon.in
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Re: Toyota Innova Crysta : Official Review

Thanks to input from the team, purchased the innova crysta 2.7 z end December. So wanted to write a quick review on the process and the experience so far.
So idea was to look for a MuV/Suv , since a little more space was needed. To seat 5 in real comfort. since parents are now visiting more often. A sedan doesn't cut it especially in NCR where it gets quite cramped in the back.
Plus wanted a car with more advanced safety features like sidecurtain airbags , traction control etc. And in petrol due to limited running. So shortlisted Fortuner, Compass, Tucson ,X1 ,CRVand the Crysta. Tucson, lack of its sales and the lukewarm response put paid to it. CRV was worse.Compass highest variant had no automatic so was a reject immediately.
Being an old Toyota customer , the sales team was even more responsive and floored us with the convenience of send both vehicle over etc. Tested both with full load.of course the Fortuner was appealing but for everyone else it was hard to access, due to the height. And it felt a bit more claustrophobic. That plus the fact that a 2wd Fortuner didn't have anything special in terms of features over the full loaded Innova.The enthusiasm for it among family due to its interiors , it's cushy middle row, the tumble down seats and the way it rode was also quite high. A 9 lac difference also weighed in. And this forum presented more information that tilted the scales in the Crystas favor almost totally.
The BMW X1 guy did call but a bit late and we had made up our minds. Though to be honest it was a fleeting tempation. But the extra space won it in the end

Delivered in 10 days of ordering.Pearl white. Typically brilliant Toyota sales process and also the 1 k service. No issues there

Been to Jaipur and back and around Gurgaon. In 45 days done around 1200 km. Mileage on highway around 12. In the city around 8.5 .
The power is impressive. It cruises at 110 with rpm still below 2 k! Engine is a bit noisy in the initial revs but then settles nicely. Is very stable on braking though ABS deployed couple of times. And at that time it reminded us of its weight.
Easy to handle. Ride quality over bumps is a bit hard. Not sure if that is the tyre or the suspension.
Overall however it's a pleasure to drive due to high seating position. Stable around the curves. And makes for a competent soft roader.
Wife and I both vie to not drive but rather opt for the maddeningly comfortable captain seats! What a treat. Even the last row is quite comfy for kids and medium adults for long enough rides. Luggage capacity. With 5 people seated you can easily get in 3 large bags.
Planning some more weekend trips. It's a car that begs to hit the highway!
So all in all, thanks to the team for the advice provided that helped select a car that suits us to a T.

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Thanks to input from the team, purchased the innova crysta 2.7 z end December. So wanted to write a quick review on the process and the experience so far.

So all in all, thanks to the team for the advice provided that helped select a car that suits us to a T.

Wow. Thanks for a good review. I have also finalised on a top end Innova AT. I should be able to get it in my garage in the next 10-15 days.

When I thought of changing my car, the ones in my mind were New Innova Crysta, New XUV500, Used Fortuner, Used BMW, Used Audi and New Jeep Compass.

My requirement was an automatic, high seating, reliable product, good ASS. Jeep - no diesel automatic, doubtful ASS; XUV - read reviews not pegging it very high on reliability & ASS; Fortuner - in the 20 Lacs nearby budget 2014-15 year models were available, found it very cramped and very basic; BMW - Low seating, very expensive ASS, Audi - Similar to BMW. That leaves out Innova Crysta. Test drove the car, found it very good, fully loaded with goodies, indestructible Toyota reliability and famed ASS.

Will post a detailed review once I get my new Crysta.
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this setup gives me adequate viewing area, charging for phone and when not using, the unit is compact enough not to obstruct view. was bought on Amazon.in
Can you post the link of the same from where you bought it? Also i can see that you have installed Pioneer HU. Which model is that?
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ZAAP Quicktouch Two Car Mount Mobile Holder For Interior Fittings Car Windshield, Dashboard & Working Desks (Black)

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Hi.. After 4 months of evaluation ( fortuner, endeavour 2.2, Tucson & Crysta ) and multiple test drives. I have finalised on Crysta 2.8 Z AT ( pearl white ) I am going for a car lease and I should be getting my car by next month.

Main factors considered are maintenance cost , toyota durability, comfort and bigger luggage space.

This is the first time I have gone with the decision of what my brain says and go with majority people decisions.
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Hi.. After 4 months of evaluation ( fortuner, endeavour 2.2, Tucson & Crysta ) and multiple test drives. I have finalised on Crysta 2.8 Z AT ( pearl white ) I am going for a car lease and I should be getting my car by next month.

Main factors considered are maintenance cost , toyota durability, comfort and bigger luggage space.

This is the first time I have gone with the decision of what my brain says and go with majority people decisions.
Now that you have decided, I suggest you to get your car delivered ASAP. The custom duty was increased which was announced in recently announced Union budget. This should impact most of the manufacturers and Honda has already confirmed to increase in price by about 2-3 percent. Knowing Toyota and the amount of localisation, expect Toyota to hike prices by 2-3 percent soon.
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I was also thinking the same and planning to get it by March 20. Thanks for your hints.
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Had my second long drive in an Innova. First one was in a Taxi level variant. Yesterday was in top manual variant.

1) Overrated.
2) Over Priced
3) Uncomfortable seats as they are soft and not firm got lower back pain after yrs.
4) One lady puked many times. She started out sitting in the last row. But that may be an aberration. Rest took avomine.
5) AC Is Superb.
6) Engine is refined and powerfull but requires a lot of gear changes when we drop speed on speed bumps.
7) Very unstable on cornering. Hence risky as it picks up speed quite fast in a straight line.
8) Rear seat access is very good.
9) Eco mode is average. Power mode is very good. Gear stick is not stable at any speed in any gear.
10) Only 5 Speed.
11) Can't be accidentally put from 5th to R.
12) Drivers seat was short on space. I am tall and big.
13) Resale value does not justify driving this as a personal vehicle.
14) Steering is tight at low speed.
15) Ambient lights look cool.
16) Doesn't feel as if it is worth 26L.

It was an almost new car. Bombay Nasik return this time. Continuous 8 hr drive. Last time was Pune to Bombay. Both were 6 seater versions.

Overall I pity those who have to drive this regularly but that's just my feeling.

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1) Overrated.
2) Over Priced
4) One lady puked many times. She started out sitting in the last row. But that may be an aberration. Rest took avomine.
5) AC Is Superb.
7) Very unstable on cornering. Hence risky as it picks up speed quite fast in a straight line.
10) Only 5 Speed.
13) Resale value does not justify driving this as a personal vehicle.
14) Steering is tight at low speed.
15) Ambient lights look cool.
16) Doesn't feel as if it is worth 26L.
I completely agree with the above mentioned points that you've stated, sir.
I’d like to add that the Innova Crysta is nowhere as comfortable as the original Innova was & is selling purely for the brand value that it holds in the market.
It’s a shame that TKML went a segment up with the pricing but moved a segment down W.R.T to comfort.

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Had my second long drive in an Innova.

Overall I pity those who have to drive this regularly but that's just my feeling.
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I completely agree with the above mentioned points that you've stated,
Its a shame that TKML went a segment up with the pricing but moved a segment down W.R.T to comfort.
You havent seen its capability yet , Period! . I bought a top end manual with 16 inch tyres . I was neither a fan boy of toyota nor an innova, but now I cant get enough of both. Innova just rocks. Yes its nausy at the rear seat like a volvo bus back seat but its a brilliant highway cruiser. Its my best car ever bought under 30 lks and I dont like previous gen innova.
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Its my best car ever bought under 30 lks and I dont like previous gen innova.
Same here, its the value for the amount paid. Previous generation is overrated after launch of Crysta, because people always have a tendency to downplay the new compared to the old. You don't hear about niggles in the old because unlike now there weren't as many people online in 2005 sharing niggles when it was launched, unlike the case with Crysta. And with usual Toyota efficiency it would have been rectified by the time people started getting on the forums.

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It’s a shame that TKML went a segment up with the pricing but moved a segment down W.R.T to comfort.
TKML has always priced the Innova (not stripped down taxi variants) but top variants with the D segment sedans. That was the norm and it continues, check the price of D segment sedans between 2005 and 2016 and compare with Innova from those years.

People think Taxi = cheap.

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Overall I pity those who have to drive this regularly but that's just my feeling.
Hahaha that's ok I am sure it was a conscious decision and not forced upon by anyone.

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