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Why switch from City to VIOS?


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#31
anek1

Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:13 AM

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cshaw77,

the brand name..!!
Toyota names oso ocst some $$$ loh...

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:17 AM

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And better 2nd hand value lor.

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:20 AM

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maybe 3rd value oso loh..
heeee

another think maybe becoz of the company image...!!
whereby letting ppl feel more confidence on Toyota cars loh..!!

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:43 AM

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When Honda says that the booking fees is 100% refundable, they made good
and bad things. The bad thing is, many would take this opportunity to book
first decide later attitude. That is why many cancellation could happen.
As for the positive side, it protect the image of confidence by Honda that
you will love the car.
Yes I do agree with many, that there are 2 main factor that made people
switch. Others are just minor stuff.
The 2 main one are the look and the power. The power is the main selling
point actually even though it is not "entirely" true. The next most
powerful turn off is the "look". It does look aheeemmm awkward, weird emm
not sure whether I got enough words for it. Some say the "aerodynamic"
shape look like iron or boat, no doubt the world ugly is also the best
word to be used. Some may change to VIOS just because they cant stand
their friend and family says they bought an "Ugly" car. Big Smile

Is amazing how advertising works so well in clouding people minds from not
seeing some tiny and hidden truth of it. But Toyota just missed out
something that most Japanese usually dont. Only because of that one, it
makes me worried allot. I would like to say:- "Toyota didn`t pay attention
to details for VIOS". You may be wondering what the hack I`m talking
about. Well, look closer & underneath and the area especially those hidden
places where a buyer don’t really look at or even "feel" it. These
technique has been used in many industries even in my Mountain Bike. I
don’t believe Toyota would do that, but hey is a competition out there.
This is where using celebrities are actually cheaper vs equipping those
small, tiny as well as hidden parts in long term. They may sound not
important now, but lets see what happen in the next few years. Bare in
mind I didn’t say that City didn’t have it, but you are lucky if you could
find one.

No doubt both cars are great brand cars presented at its level. Even
though after many so called bad words thrown to the Honda , just because
of these "Detail" thingy, I go for the CITY. Smile

#35
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Posted 01 July 2003 - 10:43 AM

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Guys...

the following are the revised / updated deciding factors

1. Reliability
2. External shape design - longer appealing period
3. Stronger brake power
4. More powerful & responsive engine
5. Comfortable seat

6. Brand Name
7. Better resale value

..any more to add ?

#36
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Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:59 PM

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CVT...
im sure uve all seen motorbikes being repaired by roadside due to
breakdown/puncture..but hv u seen any scooters being repaired? must be
very rare... the reason : regular mechanics cannot/dont know how to
repair it.. if the damn scooter breaks down, u either hv to call the
deler to come fix it, or just push it to the nearest scooter shop.. ive
experienced this myself many times dudes...one time near the chinese
cemetery in mt erskine at 11pm...now u dont wanna go thru this...
anyway..im not equating the high-tech, expensive City with a cheap
scooter... but both use CVT's...so just that if the city breaks down in
the middle of nowhere a.k.a ulu places...remember the nearest HONDA SC !!

heheh..., i travel hiways a lot, and many 'ulu' places (read twisty
roads), so the better handling and VVT-i also lead me to Vios... but
again, all this after price went down..if it was >85k, i'd still go for
city

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:12 PM

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he he ghetto, you may have some typo for the last word... maybe you need
to edit that. (city or Vios) Big Smile
btw, since CVT was introduce since 1990 as what Chips mention in his
review, I have confidence for that most bug has been resolved and this is
a small risk for City owner to take. Just like all other A/T transmission,
after 10 years, most bugs are fixed. Just need to make sure it is service
periodically. wish all of us luck! Smile

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:02 PM

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when i drive my new CT out,....I noticed that it make head turns...
...it looks quite sporty....but looking from the rear....not
so nice lah!

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:22 PM

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the following are the revised / updated deciding factors

1. Reliability
2. External shape design - longer appealing period
3. Stronger brake power
4. More powerful & responsive engine
5. Comfortable seat
6. Brand Name
7. Better resale value
8. Internal design
9. Flexibility
10. Service Centers - IMHO i m in Segamat, if i get a toyota, i'll have to
travel to nearest Batu Pahat (100 km) to service my toyota.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:10 AM

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serious Adver..!!
Int superStar...well promo loh..

: )