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Sunny T
16-11-2005, 12:30 AM
Dear all

I am from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This is my first time join in :cool: . Looking for advices and comments from all of you. Been reading your post, about Toyota service etc....
I owned a Toyota vehicle since 1997. In here, I have never face problems in the service station like 'Bad backup service' :mad: . But the only problem is, have to wait for months to get the new Toyota car in any model. Specially Innova, at least 8 months waiting list :eek: .
I intend to buy a Innova :D . Any one of you have own a Innova? What is the consumption like for a litre of petrol to how many Km? How do you rate the car in term of Rm, condition, % of likely to buy this car and etc, etc..... :)

kwchang
16-11-2005, 01:38 AM
The long waiting list for the Innova only applied (when I booked) to the maximum spec model, ie the most expensive model (model G with auto transmission). If you went for the cheapest model, the waiting list is much shorter. Regardless of max spec or low spec, the models have the same body, chassis, engine and seats.

The Innova is a high bodied MPV and hence has very stiff springs (coiled and not leaf springs like a lorry, mind you) - the ride is thus a bit bouncy, unlike a saloon car. I could feel all the bumps and pot-holes!

Apart from that, I would say the car is really good value for its price. Consumption is excellent for a 2 litre car - I get around 11Km/liter (or about 30mpg on the Imperial scale) driving on the tolled highways. Outstation (inter city travel, long distance) travel is more economical touching 12km/l (above 32mpg). This is of course on a manual transmission. Don't know about the auto transmission model.

GreenBug
16-11-2005, 07:00 PM
I am from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. I owned a Toyota vehicle since 1997. In here, I have never face problems in the service station like 'Bad backup service' :mad: Lucky man you're Sunny.... Here in Klang Valley and Penang, you can only get 2-3 weeks, at the earliest, an appointment to have your car serviced at any of their service centres.

I guess the folks at UMW Toyota are not doing much to improve this although they are heavily advertising for new models to boost their sales. There will come a time one fine day when their customers will give them hell for not providing the necessary service levels....

Perhaps you might want to re-think about a Toyota???? :D

sly
16-11-2005, 09:49 PM
The long waiting list for the Innova only applied (when I booked) to the maximum spec model, ie the most expensive model (model G with auto transmission). If you went for the cheapest model, the waiting list is much shorter. Regardless of max spec or low spec, the models have the same body, chassis, engine and seats.

The Innova is a high bodied MPV and hence has very stiff springs (coiled and not leaf springs like a lorry, mind you) - the ride is thus a bit bouncy, unlike a saloon car. I could feel all the bumps and pot-holes!

Apart from that, I would say the car is really good value for its price. Consumption is excellent for a 2 litre car - I get around 11Km/liter (or about 30mpg on the Imperial scale) driving on the tolled highways. Outstation (inter city travel, long distance) travel is more economical touching 12km/l (above 32mpg). This is of course on a manual transmission. Don't know about the auto transmission model.

my auto (2.0G) is roughly about 10km/liter for city drive and 11.4km/liter for long distance journey....so far, i'm very happy with it...just had my first service...let me try it for a while more...who knows i might have something to add into Greenbug UMW's thread.... :D

Sunny T
18-11-2005, 03:04 PM
Many thanks for the info pal. I just send my corolla (1.3cc) for service this am, and i think of you GB for your pass experiences, :p and i really feel sorry. I think you must have received a letter after the service via post asking how do you to rate them, and i can tell how bad the rate will be. :eek: it might going to happen here just a metter of time :o but hope it won't :D

Mean time i tried up vios n innova. kwchang you are right about the bouncy coil. Is a 8 passenger MPV, thats why the coil is 'hard'. On the consumption, it sounds good from what sly quoted. cos my corolla too travel around that milage. What do you all think a G class or E class to buy the different is 10k away? 10k can do a lot of wonder and sounds BIG...... :p

The vios have different feeling :) . Pick up is good, smooth, confortable and powerfull. but back seat a bit narrow. $ differents about 9.8k to innova E class. i think is good for bachelor :cool: and lady :rolleyes: .