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Old 29th December 2023, 12:50   #166
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Re: Toyota Hilux Review

Mental agony during delivery will remain a trauma for a long time. Sorry to hear of it.
As far as I know the insurance and road tax is calculated on the invoice price and that never changes irrespective of the discount offered. If discount is offered it will appear as the last column just above the final price. Insurance (at least for the first year) and the road tax is calculated on the invoice price that remains unchanged no matter what the discount. For example, if you get a 10 lakh discount on a 10 lakh car you are not paying anything for the car but applicable road tax and insurance (for the 1st year) will have to be paid on the 10 lakhs.
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Old 29th December 2023, 14:18   #167
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Insurance (at least for the first year) and the road tax is calculated on the invoice price that remains unchanged no matter what the discount.
Road Tax depends on the MRP fixed by the manufacturer or the prices the dealer sees at the Vahaan portal per what the manufacturer feeds ( Loading etc, in the case of CBU). However, if you get insurance per the invoice value. I don't see any benefits of higher IDV- over the discounted price. In the worst case of, say, a total loss, I don't think the Insurance company will consider IDV, they will certainly demand the Invoice amount. Insurance will pay you per invoice only, as I checked with my known in New India. As per him, there is no benefit of getting insurance at a higher price than what's being paid and can be a subject of litigation if there is a difference in opinion. This is in extreme cases of total loss or theft only as other claims are dependent on the type of coverage. We have got the insurance per Invoice value - net of Discounts.

Meanwhile, the car is ready for delivery.
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Old 29th December 2023, 22:11   #168
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As far as I know the insurance and road tax is calculated on the invoice price and that never changes irrespective of the discount offered. Insurance (at least for the first year) and the road tax is calculated on the invoice price that remains unchanged no matter what the discount.
I have bought several cars with discounts in the past. The insurance provided by some dealer was as per the discounted invoice price and not the manufacturer's ex-showroom price. So I think it depends on the insurance company and/or the dealer who you will deal with.
In Toyota's case, apparently, they do not have the provision to shave down the IDV value of the car if the insurance is bought in-house and will be issued as per the standard ex-showroom price.

Coming to the registration charges, it is fixed for a particular car/variant and the RTA will charge a fixed amount as tax irrespective of the discounts received, which is a HUGE bummer. Hopefully, this will change with time as I feel this is extremely unfair(especially considering we have to shell out VERY HIGH registration taxes here in KA).

Some guy even contested this practice in AP and won the case. Link- https://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...c-2588981.html
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Hey BHPians,

It's been 6 months with the Hilux, about 7300 Kms driven.

I wanted to share my ownership and driving experience with the truck, and also the mods I have done on it. Will keep it to the point and short.

Likes:

1. Almost everything - The Size, the space inside, the way it drives, the build quality. What all you can do with it!! Everything.

2. I had my doubts about the ease of driving something this big, but to my surprise it's really no different than driving any other sedan or SUV. I know this will raise eyebrows, but that has been my experience. Yes, you have to be a little more careful at the turns, but thats it.

3. The ride quality - this again depends on one's context. Let me explain. My other car I was driving before the Hilux, is a Thar Petrol AT which drives (rather bounces) more like a Tennis ball (just terrible). So coming from that ride quality, I find the Hilux much much better.

Dislikes:

1. No TPMS - Why Toyota? on a 45 Lakhs on-road car?

2. The digital display screen can't be switched off with a button.

3. No printed user manual and the on-app version is also not user-friendly at all.

4. No-lock for Truck Bed Door. Really? Why?

Modifications / Additions

Now to the most exciting part, the modifications. I would like to mention here that a truck is a truck, you can put it to many uses depending on your use case. Mine is to use it as an overlander, to camp at remote places, and to travel in it keeping in mind the safety of my daughters (my dogs, that is). Hence, the steel canopy (which some would say, takes away the rugged looks of a truck).

AZAD 4x4, Delhi

1. Saamitr Steel Canopy.
2. Replacement of Back fixed Glass with Sliding Window frame and glass (to enable communication between people in the car and those inside the canopy).
3. Lock for the Bed with Central Locking.

Total with GST: Rs. 2,63,000/- (with installation)

Adventure Hut, Delhi

4. 3-Person Aluminium Hardshell Tent
5. Awning Shed and Room
6. Fire Pit

Total with GST: Rs. 1,18,000 / - (Post Discount, with installation)

Classic, Noida

7. Custom-made main body Roofrack.
8. 1 tank - 20 Litres capacity - with locks (could be used for fuel / water)
9. 2 inter-connected tanks - 20 litres capacity each - for water, with outlet pipe with 2 taps.
10. Modified Metal bumper - to raise approach angle - and also to prevent minor dents, with shackles, and LED.
11. Original Horn replacement with Hella TE40 - I find the Toyota Hilux original horn very puny.

Total: Rs. 1,45,000 with GST (with installation)


12. 70mai A810 4K HDR Dual-Vision Dashcam to cover front and back, with CPL Filter, SD Card- Rs. 23796 (from NexDigitron)

Am I loving it? Every single minute. This truck is a dream come true for me. You could just live off this truck!!
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Hey BHPians,

It's been 6 months with the Hilux, about 7300 Kms driven. !
Mate,
Thanks for living my dream, love you and your truck and the mods

Regards

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Hey BHPians,
It's been 6 months with the Hilux, about 7300 Kms driven.

Love what you've done with the truck! Are you doing fine with the H/Ts though? Maybe an AT tyre upgrade would do you good with all the adventuring.

3. No printed user manual and the on-app version is also not user-friendly at all.
I just got my Hilux recently and they did provide a physical manual. Maybe Toyota listened? I think you can ask your dealership to source you one if you need it since you didn't receive it with the truck.
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Hey BHPians,

It's been 6 months with the Hilux, about 7300 Kms driven.



Modifications / Additions


Am I loving it? Every single minute. This truck is a dream come true for me. You could just live off this truck!!
This is easily the most well-done Hilux I have seen in the country. Wishing you lakhs of kilometers on your beast. Please make a dedicated thread if possible.

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Does anyone else find this angle a bit too much for comfort? I have gotten used to the organ type on the cars. Is there a way to convert it to something comfortable?

Related Threads-

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techn...suspended.html (What type of Accelerator pedal do you prefer - Organ vs Suspended?)

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/stree...g-drive-4.html (Issue: Driver's foot (Accelerator foot) over a long drive)
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Old 7th January 2024, 07:58   #175
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Classic, Noida
10. Modified Metal bumper - to raise approach angle - and also to prevent minor dents, with shackles, and LED.
Nicely done Hilux. Is camping the primary use case for your Hilux?? Else carrying a heavy load on roof every time spoils the driving experience and mpg.

Can you please give more information on the metal bumper? Is it on top of the original bumper? If yes how is the approach angle increasing? Who is the manufacturer? And are there rated recovery points??
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Does anyone know if the Hilux discounts are continuing in 2024? I have a dealer outside Bangalore offering 2023 model at a 10L discount and wondering if it is better to wait or go for it?

My first post here, though i have been learning from the forum for years.
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I have a dealer outside Bangalore offering 2023 model at a 10L discount and wondering if it is better to wait or go for it?
I was casually at the dealership, negotiating discounts for a Camry. Newer 2024 MY will start coming around the last week of this month. There is no change in the list price by Toyota, so I expect the discounts to remain similar for a while or may come back at the end of February or March, as Hilux is not going anywhere at the list prices. Ideally, Toyota should have reduced the MRP but we don't know much. It can be a genuine case of misreading the market. Toyota has messed up on the Camry, also. For a period of no-cars to no discounts, we negotiated one with 8 Lac discounts
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Nicely done Hilux. Is camping the primary use case for your Hilux?? Else carrying a heavy load on roof every time spoils the driving experience and mpg.

Can you please give more information on the metal bumper? Is it on top of the original bumper? If yes how is the approach angle increasing? Who is the manufacturer? And are there rated recovery points??
While camping is not my primary use case, I am quite alright carrying the weight. Removing the tent every time and putting it back again only for the camping trips will be a bigger hassle.

To the point on spoiling the driving experience and mpg, I don't really think so. The additional weight reduces the bounciness at the back and improves the ride quality, and the impact on mpg would also be minimal, maybe a few percentage points, because I haven't noticed any. Had it been significant, I would have noticed.

The original bumper has been shaved from below. I think about 40% of the original thickness, and 20% (half of the removed/shaved part)added back in the form of the thinner metal bumper. So basically the original bumper thickness is reduced to 80% or lesser.

Attaching some pictures which would make it clear. I haven't measured exactly the before and after, so can't give specific and exact numbers.

As to the "rated recovery points", I wouldn't know about the 'rated' part, but the metal bumper which I think is bolted onto the chassis, comes with 2 recovery points with shackles. Look at the image which has both the SUVs closely.

This modification has been done by Classic Service Point, Noida. They did the entire work from cutting the bumper, fabrication of the metal bumper, installation, everything.

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This is easily the most well-done Hilux I have seen in the country. Wishing you lakhs of kilometers on your beast. Please make a dedicated thread if possible.
A dedicated thread would be difficult, but I would definitely share the journey on this thread.

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I just got my Hilux recently and they did provide a physical manual. Maybe Toyota listened? I think you can ask your dealership to source you one if you need it since you didn't receive it with the truck.
I have asked my Sales Advisor for the same. Let's see if they are able to source one for me. Thanks for this.
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Re: Toyota Hilux Review

To all the Hilux owners is the Hilux registered as LMV or HMV and is an LMV class license sufficient if it is registered as a personal vehicle?
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Does anyone know if I can find a similar sports bar+trifold cover kit for the Hilux here in India?
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