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Old 19th April 2019, 21:08   #211
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Can the lower variants' drum brakes be swapped for discs? Would this be a straightforward plug and play job for a Toyota dealer?
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Can the lower variants' drum brakes be swapped for discs? Would this be a straightforward plug and play job for a Toyota dealer?
I doubt if Toyota dealer will even entertain this request. Please go through following thread - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modif...ml#post3068908 (Drum brakes to Disc).
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I doubt if Toyota dealer will even entertain this request. Please go through following thread - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modif...ml#post3068908 (Drum brakes to Disc).
Seems like the opposite is true. See post 51 (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modif...ml#post2996833 (Drum brakes to Disc)) of the thread you linked where the discussion is about the Verna, a car that also had both disc and drum options.
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I doubt if Toyota dealer will even entertain this request.
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Seems like the opposite is true.
Toyota dealers have to abide by TKM's rules and any modifications, especially on critical chassis and engine systems, are not permitted. Forget chassis or engine, in my experience, they don't even install aftermarket ICE systems and accessories even when I offered to pay for the labour. During the subsequent service, the job card mentioned every single non-OEM part for e.g. the ICE, the Hella horns, the extra wiring in the engine bay (for the 4 Ch and SW amps) etc. All this remains on TKM's record. Previously they recorded Amaron (when only Exide was approved), Michelin tyres (when BS was approved)

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Friends, as you that Yaris hand rest is useless. My other car being S cross which has a very comfortable hand rest. So I have been contemplating to modify the hand rest to a usable design.
Initially I thought of opening the hand rest top cover and installing a modified and extended top panel. But the curvature in is base plus adaptation of locking mechanism in New panel seemed to be tedious task and with no expert hand to help in city, I discarded the idea.
Then i browsed AliExpress for something but i was still looking at 2500 rs of expenses. But from there I got a idea for fabrication of simple doable extender. The same was costing 3000Rs from Ali express but ofcourse it was properly fabricated.
My total cost involved is 320Rs. 300 for rest fabrication and 20 rs for velcro strip.
Rest fabrication was simple job, 18" by 4" 6mm ply which was covered by 2"foam and black rexine. It was attached to older hand rest by velcro strip.
I wanted the front area to be wider but my carpenter said he cannot do it.
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Seems ingenious. But I would be worried about it staying put in case of emergency, as its only contact with the car is a piece of Velcro. In this very thread, I have posted a video where whole arm rest was installed forwards. Can something be done on that line? That will free up space for the rear middle passenger as well.

I think Toyota should be awarded some award for worst design for this idiotically placed stand (it will be far fetched to call it an arm rest). I don't recollect seeing such a design failure in any car.
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Price variation over one year
One of the negatives with Yaris when it was launched was that it was "simply overpriced". So, when I bought "V" variant, I did price comparison mainly with Verna SX(O) Petrol automatic and found Yaris to be costlier by 35K and even mentioned that it should be priced 50K less. City ZX CVT was ruled out as it was too costly, and Yaris VX was costlier than City ZX CVT too.

It appears over the last one year, Toyota has retained the prices (I am sure they are still giving discounts) while others have hiked prices of their sedans.

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Now, Yaris VX with 7 airbags, all-disc brakes, ESP, HSA, TPMS seems value for money compared to City ZX for safety conscious customers.

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Even if the price has remained the same over the last one year, its still high compared to a Hyundai Verna or VW Vento. Infact, a fully loaded diesel Verna automatic with 6 airbags is cheaper than a Yaris VX CVT.

Basically, I consider only the base Yaris to be a good buy, the higher variants are highly overpriced.
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