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  Thursday, 18 May 2023
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I'm planning to book Innova Crysta GX 2023 ASAP but before that I decided to take your advice before buying such expensive car (25.5L on road Bangalore)

I have following questions -

1) I read the news that Diesel will be banned in India in 2027. I'm planning to use this car for at least 10-15 years so will it be a worthwhile decision to still buy this car in spite of knowing that Diesel vehicles are going to be banned in major cities of India in 2027 ?

2) Is there any DPF related issue in the Toyota cars ? Innova crysta GX complies to BS6 Phase 2 emission norms. Will the DPF issue be heavy on my pocket ?

3) Is there any other concern that you are aware of that you would like to advise me ?
I want a strong ladder on a frame chassis as I regularly travel with 8 people 700+ km. So I want to avoid Maruti, Hyundai, KIA cars.

Awaiting your reply.

Regards,
Onkar
11 months ago
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#41163
Dear Onkar Sahab,

Sure, let me assist you point wise

1) I read the news that Diesel will be banned in India in 2027. I'm planning to use this car for at least 10-15 years so will it be a worthwhile decision to still buy this car in spite of knowing that Diesel vehicles are going to be banned in major cities of India in 2027 ?

As you are aware that Government bodies, come what may are coming up with measures to tackle the Pollution issue
For same - Energy Transition committee is formed who submitted a report called 'Green Shift' citing measures for future towards renewable and eco friendly energy source.

They submitted a recommendation to government to ban use of Diesel Cars from 2027 in cities with 1 Million Households, and also post a way towards Hybrid, EV, Flex Fuels and also submitted a report on banning diesel in commercial vehicle segment

Although the report aim is progressive but such ban can have social consequences where
a) It would be too strigent a ban on private vehicles having registration validity mentioned in RC
b) Alternative Mobility is not economical where Government already providing rebates on GST and Cess in EV and still prices are very high
and many more factors too which can create a havoc in terms of OEM Investments and negative image on INdian Manufacturing sector

So this recommendation report as of now is not accepted by Goverment for Implementation

2) Is there any DPF related issue in the Toyota cars ? Innova crysta GX complies to BS6 Phase 2 emission norms. Will the DPF issue be heavy on my pocket ?

Irrespective whether its Toyota or Mahindra - DPF is something which is not exclusive to any brand. DPF Filter can get clogged and way to clean is regen. If Maximum use happens within city use like 1000 kms drive happens in just city use in controlled speed say 20 to 50 kmph then chances are that DPF can get clogged and way is to to clear DPF
> one should drive at high RPM 2500+ for near 30 minutes
or
> High Speed Drive on Highway / Expressway for 30 to 40 minutes to clear dpf

Else if above 2 steps not possible then same can be done at AUthorized Toyota worlshop

3) Is there any other concern that you are aware of that you would like to advise me ?

An excellent Rugged car which comes with
a) Excellent cabin space
b) Very High Reliability
c) Stable, Safe Car
d) Powerful too in Diesel

But i truely hope that you must have experienced Innova CRysta as in present times where consumers are shifting towards cars ease to drive - Innova Crysta is a rear wheel drive and somehow
a) Higher vibrations on Gear knob
b) Higher Engine Noise
c) Stiff Hydarulic Steering

are all there and despite of 25 Lakh you will just find the car to be too basic in features.
So have you preference correct - if you seek Unmatched Reliability, Best in Class Seating Space Comfort, Stable car on higher speed and Peace of Mind Ownership then choose it

Else for Features, Ease to Drive, Superior Cabin Insulation, Rich Premium Feel - there are alternatives to it.
Hope should help !!
10 months ago
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#41246
I have deceided to buy Innova Crysta 2023 GX model. I currently own Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXI(O) 2017 model which has run around 32000 Km. This Celerio is loan free and is execellent working condition.

Celerio is extremely convinient vehicle in the (Bangalore) city and I am happy with the vehicle. But, I often travel ~700km once in 2-3 months on highways and I realized that celerio is not a safe vehicle for speeds of 100 km/h on highways. So in a persuit of searching for a VFM, strong, long lasting & capable vehicle I zeroed in on Innova Crysta 2023 GX model.

My question is -

1) Should I sell celerio or still maintain it for city usage.
2) Some used car companies have estimated 4.4 L for the Celerio, if I sell celerio I will be able to reduce my loan amount for Crysta by that amount. Maintaining celerio will be a pain in short term.
3) I have 2 scooters, based on my usage pattern I realized that if I keep Celerio, I don't need one scooter and I call sell one of them.

I don't want to maintain too many vehicles and also I don't want to loose my good vehicles just for some short term financial pain becuse in future if I find need to buy the same celerio, I have to shell out much more money.

What do you think should I do ?
10 months ago
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#41248
1) Should I sell celerio or still maintain it for city usage.

Theres no denying to fact that smaller cars are
a. Much more easy to drive in corners, traffic and park in city use
b. Light Steering, Light Clutch
c. EVen more fuel efficient too

Parking Innova Crysta with Hydraulic Steering and a size of this car especially on busy roads or cornering would definite be a task

I don't want to maintain too many vehicles and also I don't want to loose my good vehicles just for some short term financial pain becuse in future if I find need to buy the same celerio, I have to shell out much more money.

Bangalore is one market where Used Car Valuation price remains fair high
My Suggestion is not to make in hurry. Own an Innova Right Now which can offer you stable, safe, spacious family car ride for highways and continue owning Celerio. Only if you feel like to be absolute comfotable with Innova for city use even and Celerio need as redundant after say 12 to 15 months or so can consider a sale. You wont lose much except max 10% from present value (chances are that even can get 4.25 Lakh after a year)

Else if you feel like Parking in conjest city roads, driving in corners in Innova in city use a pain - continue holding Celerio which can make it an excellent use car for city use.

Lastly if you buying on loan and as Celerio sale would be factor - consider Bank which offers Prepayment flexibility.
You can check on Car Loan Scheme

Should help !!
10 months ago
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#41280
Can I buy a vehicle available for sale in only in Yellow board (with speed governer and GPS) and convert it to white board later ?

If Yellow board to white board conversion is possible will the speed governer and GPS can be removed from the from the company service station ?

I want to do everything within the bounds of law and don't want to do anything that will disturb my peace of mind.

If such thing is possible, can I know the procedure for the same ?

Any links to read more about the same are welcome.

Thanks for your excellent service. All the best !
10 months ago
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#41282
Hi,

1. Yes its possible to convert Yellow to White Plate

2. If is a car designed for commercial use and speed governor is done from OEM at plant itself then same is integrated in ECU - no dealer workshop will remove same. Only way would be to contact retro-fitment center and reliability unknown

3. For Commercial to Private - Do note that some states have lockin period before which commercial cant be converted to private - pls check with local RTO. For process :-
> Permit needs to be surrendered
> Re-registration needs to be done after applying for cancellation of Commercial Permit along with RTO Form A.C.C (Application for Surrender of Permit and Clearance Certificate) with copy of RC, Insurance, ID & Address Proof if vehicle is financed then bank NOC is to be obtained.

Once the Permit cancelled and NOC given, you can apply for re-registration by depositing appropriate road tax with below documents
> ID & Address Proof along with copy of PAN, 2 Photographs
> NOC of Cancellation Permit Acceptance
> Form 20 for re-registration
> Form 35 (applicable if hypothecated to Financier as NOC)
> Insurance Policy, Invoice copy of the vehicle
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