Toyota Corolla Axio 1.5 X (A) 

Toyota Corolla Axio 1.5 X (A)
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Latest OMV: $14,038
Engine Cap: 1496 cc
Power: 110Bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 140Nm @ 4400rpm
Type: Sedan
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User Ratings: 4.00 from 4 reviews

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von_karajan
Singapore
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Toyota Axio Special Edition

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2008 2:32PM
Reviewed by: von_karajan
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Chevrolet Optra 1.6A, Honda civic 1.6 ESI, Lancer, Hyundai Matrix, Suzuki Swift 1.2A
Fuel consumption: 12.4km/litre
Drive pattern: 90% highways on weekdays.
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

JDM 1.5 and cost a little bit lesser and much more fuel efficient than a Tomyam 1.6 Tomyam 1.6 is still mated with old technology 4-speed AT while JDM 1.5 is mated with a CVT AT.

Strengths

Walnut interior gives a continental feel but without the fuel guzzeling properties. Special Edition Axio is equipped with Tachometer, HID headlights, Climate control aircon and fuel consumption figures on top of the ECO function to remind you to be light-footed. If need to overtake or need a burst of power, just shift to the Sports mode. No need to floor the accelerator! Passenger and driver sun shade do have mirrors, and driver sunshade also have additional car holder. Center console between driver and passenger have a compartments and the top cover of the console can be extended to allow a more comfortable handrest. Car body itself is appealing and sporty. Bodykits can be easily add on to make it look more aggressive. Car now undergoing run-in but FC improves everyday!

Weaknesses

Faint audible engine roar during pick up. Absence of boot light.


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jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 22 Nov 2008 9:23AM

i totally agree with you that tha axio is better than the tomyam altis.my previous 03 corolla still looks good after driven for 4 years before i change to a subaru impreza . i had a better drive now but at a higher fc , still missing my old corolla asdzds


fartman_slim
Singapore
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Overall I'm satisfied

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2008 12:48PM
Reviewed by: fartman_slim
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Lancer 2006, Corolla Altis, Impreza 2006,
Fuel consumption: 15km/litre
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

Overall very satisfied with its handling and fuel consumption. Have to lower it to feel the sportier side of the car. Trying to find original TRD bodykits which should make it stand out

Strengths

Rigid body, fuel consumption low, ample bootspace , legroom and headroom for passengers, turning radius comparable to altis.Using 17 inch Zigen5 rims not much change in fuel consumption.

Weaknesses

Original engine parts eg sparkplugs, air filter and also need to change to increase the acceleration.Plan to operate the muffler, change the sparkplugs to nology silver better acceleration not much choice of bodykits and accessories quite hard to find. High setup of coilovers going to change to adjustable type.

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Toyota Corolla Axio 1.5M

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2007 10:40AM
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Similar cars tried: Toyota Vios, Toyota Altis, Lancer
Drive pattern: 15km/litre
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The interior furnishing is very luxury, the fuel consumption is 15 km/litre which I think it is better than other make. By the way its exterior look like 1600cc model and more over it is purely made in Japan. Last but not least I must said that the interior design can verus other like Honda Civic latest design.

Strengths

The exterior look like 1600cc and interior design is luxury.

Weaknesses

So far none.

NewCarDriver
Singapore
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New Toyota Corolla Axio Test Drive ( 1 Week )

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2007 11:19PM
Reviewed by: NewCarDriver
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Colt Plus, Madza 3, Altis, Sylphy, Civic.
Fuel consumption: 12.8km/litre
Drive pattern: 70 to 80% City drive and 20 to 30% Highway drive. Anyway in Singapore, Highway drive also looks like city drive at times.
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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I'm very fortunate to try out the all New Corolla Axio 2007 (just launched in Japan) in Singapore. I've rented this new car for entire 7 days for the CNY period and feel enjoyable on every minute I've driven on it. At first glance, I wasn't very impressed with the outlook when the car rental agent pass the key to me. Maybe because it's dark grey and it's not my type of colour. But after after taking a few drives, I begin to like the car more and more. The initial low gear has an accerating sound (it's normal) but after that it's very smooth driving that I hardly hear any noise. When idling at red light, many times I thought the engine is shut off but it's actually running without notice. When having the car, I also test drive other cars - Honda Civic 1.8, Corolla Altis 1.6, Mit Colt Plus, Nissan Sylphy 1.5. The Civic 1.8 is a fantastic car like pilot in cockpit. But back to relistic, it's too costly and overprice. It's like driving a BMW. The extra money I have to pay can put in a better use than spending. Of course if I've extra cash, I will consider it. Altis has smooth driving but my feel is Axio engine is slightly better. The Axio interior is also better more dynamic than the flat interior Altis is having. Altis is also too common and not made in Japan. Colt Plus is too noisy for me and too small for a tall guy like me. The door is thin and I'm quite worry about safety. Never enjoy driving at all. Sylphy is also a good car with 1.5 & 1.8 engine. I quite like the intelligent car, intelligent key, but the 1.5 I think it's overloaded and 1.8 it's beyond my budget. But the sales guy said it's quite light weight according to the specs. I've just tested Mazda 3. Mazda is also a driver's car like the Civic that makes me feel much younger. It looks good and fun to drive but the back seat head room is too low for me, my head is hitting slightly and I can imagine the back passenger will not feel comfortable for long drive. As sometimes I like to sit behind the back and relax as well. On the whole, I think Corolla Axio is a very good car at 1.5 class - the roomy size, the SVTI engine, the fuel consumption, the reverse parking camera, made in Japan. Pricing, I haven't checked out the price yet. The maintenance support, not very sure as it's brought in by PI only. Let's see how the market goes and I may consider buying it.

Strengths

Roomy inside, Fuel Economy, Within My Budget, Look big and body rigid like a 1.6 to 2.0 car, Quiet Engine, Suitable for tall guy, Fuel Economy indicator for better driving habits, Reverse camera is fun, Made in Japan.

Weaknesses

Lower gear have little acceleration sound but after that it's smooth all the way. The plain look that need to take times to appreciate - The longer you see, the better.