Basically, UMW Toyota appears to be stuck in an abyss. Put it simply, the marketing and packaging team THINK they know what they are doing, and THINK that people still buy cause of the brand, and THINK that Toyota’s logo is like the best thing in the world, and people will fight to buy a car with it. But all this is THINKING. They don’t KNOW that the market has moved forward. They don’t KNOW Malaysians have access to alternate media like this site, where hundreds of people comment on a product, which leads to people searching up for more info regarding an issue. Say if a large population of people write here that a City is a better buy (example), people will also want to take a look at a City. We know it worked cause that is how Ford managed to make a comeback with the old Fiesta and 2012 Focus. And also why a lot of people complained to Toyota about the lack of VSC in a D segment car, and bought things like the 508, Passat, Accord and the likes instead, taking such a big toll on the sales of the Camry, hence leading to the “spec upgrade”. And they don’t KNOW brands like VW (you cannot deny VW looks more expensive than a Toyota, despite all the DSG drama), are looked at higher cause they are continental cars at Japanese prices. In a nutshell, they are stuck in a deep deep deep dark hole. And if they don’t come out fast, they are going to be really in for a shock. Yes Toyota is reliable. But so is Honda. And Nissan. And the Koreans and Americans are not too far off. But it is not like only Toyota and no one else knows how to make reliable cars.
The vehicle’s original window sticker is the best place to find options information. Unfortunately, few people actually hang onto the sticker. Without it, your best bet is to sit in your car and make a note of its options. If you’re using a smartphone, tablet or laptop (assuming you’re within Wi-Fi range), you can complete the options check from the driver’s seat. Otherwise, print out the options page from the Edmunds website and check off the items as you sit in your car, and then enter the information online. It is crucial to get the style and options right. Without them, you may be under- or overvaluing your car.
Last but not least, on to the Japanese imports. To be honest I was half-expecting the entire Tomsk traffic to be driving on the other side of the road, but not so. If anything I believe the Japanese imports ratio may have slightly declined compared to Omsk but then again I may just be getting used to it by now. Most popular are the Toyota Ist, Japanese spec Corolla, Funcargo and Nissan Primera. Other frequent JDM imports include the Toyota Probox, Spacio, Opa, Noah, Will VS, and I spotted one Nissan Lafesta, one Mitsubishi Delica and… get this: not one, not two but three Toyota Will Cypha, including one in a flashy fluorescent orange robe! I don’t think I could have picked that many in the whole of Japan itself!
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For six model years, the Toyota Echo could be ordered as a two-door sedan (called the Coupe) or a four-door sedan in the U.S. In Canada only, three-door and five-door hatchbacks replaced the two-door sedan model for 2004 and 2005. All Echo models used a 108-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox standard and an optional four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy was respectable for the day, with the manual version rated at 32 mpg combined (29 mpg city, 37 mpg highway) and the automatic model dropping to 30 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 34 mpg highway). Many owners report higher gas mileage than the combined number in real-world usage.
And here’s the original line-up, complete with DLC cars. Though some cars are being updated from the standard models – builds ported over from earlier versions of Gran Turismo, that is – we don’t know exactly which ones are making the jump. So for now this is the cars as they appeared in Gran Turismo 5, with S denoting a standard model with no fully-modelled cockpit and a lower polygon count, and P denoting the premium cars. For Gran Turismo 6, both standard and premium models will live alongside each other in the manufacturer dealerships.
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