Overall, this is a good bargain now. The price has dropped from ard $70k to now less than $60k with no downgrade in the any part of the car. I know alot of people would think this car is no match for Civic when the price difference is minimal. But now Civic is still at >$70k, abt $10k more, altis surely is more value for $.
Not sure why BM only bring in 1 interior color for Altis. This is really unacceptable when other part of the world offer so many different interior colors & materials to choose from. BM shud take note of this.
1. Good FC, Ave 13.5km/L (70% highway, 30% Urban).
2. Quiet and responsive engine.
3. Good price, <$60k for a car with this kind of build is a bargain even thou the engine is not a new 1, but then the engine is quiet, responsive & low FC, it's still worth the $$$.
4. Spacious interior and big car boot.
5. Touch-screen DVD player.
1. Only 1 interior color. This is seriously a problem for younger buyer with only 1 "uncle" type of color.
2. Sound sytem can be better.
Similar cars tried:
Honda City, Volvo S60, Hyundai Avante, Mazda6
Duration of car driven:
This car is too expensive for its low value. Not only is it built in thailand (same with the CAMRY), its design is seriously spartan. I think toyota is starting to think consumers are goons and blind to their faults and they are selling marshmellows for abalone.
Lousy car. Noisy and almost no change from the previous corolla dashboards. People are buying it for the brand (which will soon go down if they continue building this kind of low quality cars).
Have to agree with you corporal512 bro. I am driving 1 now n feel comfortable with it. Only complaint it's the tyre rubbing sound over 80kmh, mayb becos of 16" yokohama tyres that's not of good quality. For $56k, this is a steal compare to Honda cars. Seriously, Honda cars are now ridiculously overpriced, even City is mor exp than Altis now... 1 of the reason is for high price of Honda is becos of the exchange rate which has nothing to do with car performance.
You are completely biased against Toyota car. Why? I wonder.
The dashboard is not the same as the previous one. I should know. I used to drive the old Altis. And now I have booked the new Altis. I am happy with the purchase as it costs me only $54700 compared to $69000 for Honda Civics. Be fair in your assessment of any car. asdzds
Even though this car is engineered to be a leader in its class, in hind sight, i think i make a mistake buying this car. After all when you are driving, should feel comfortable. I keep moving around trying to get comfortable, its been over 3 months and started to give back pains which previous cars had not. Any one else experience this on the corolla altis?
Solid and stable, with great suspension and brakes. Nice quiet engine. Great sound proofing, best have come across in a car at this price range.
Horrible drivers seat. Small and very narrow, after few minutes of driving one gets uncomfortable and fidgety, even with aircon on seat gets hot hence feels very comforable.
My last car driven was a corolla xl, same problem seat not comfortable, too short for the lower bum & thigh. Sold already after 2 years. Suggest to change a better seat after market seats, many models to choose from. You can keep the previous Altis seat in the event of selling this car. asdzds