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-Build quality is typical Toyota. Sturdy but don't expect every car is the same.
-Good exterior looks. Installed GX bodykit. Balanced body proportion.
-LED strip is love it or hate it. Me? Wish I can remove it.
-Interior is OK with plenty of hard plastics. OK centre head unit. OK speakers
-Nice big meters. Easy readability. Most controls are within reach.
-Seats are comfortable enough. Rear seats too and plenty of room at the back.
-Performance is good. Power is at midrange (2k rpm and above). Easy overtaking.
-Gearbox CVT is good. At midrange rev level not too noisy.
-Suspension is soft. Good for relaxed driving. Still good in highways.
-Good steering in low and medium speeds and on straight roads.
-Big boot but I don't really stuff it full.
-Good safety feature with stability control, finally.
-Fuel efficiency is good with the CVT but I don't care much coz this car is driven leisurely.
-Servicing is OK in terms of cost and time required.
-Stock rims kinda bland in style.
-Wish side mirrors can be auto-fold as standard like Axia but no.
-Weird-looking engine cover.
-Driver seat looks funny from behind if jacked up to the max. Toyota maybe can limit this coz the car is already high in ground clearance. Good drivability but not good for stability. Dangerous.
-Door armrests all hard plastic. Feels cheap and uncomfortable to rest you hand on.
-Engine may struggle if car is fully loaded. I mean like really struggle. Maybe the CVT. The old Vios gearbox is not bad when fully loaded. Rubber-band feel is there if pedal-to-the-metal.
-Suspension setup is comfort-biased so it doesn't inspire confidence in corners. Numb steering doesn't help either. Well it is a city car, not weekend corner sweeper.
-Lastly that super bright rear fog lamps. Even brighter than the rear red lights. I think one is sufficient like the new Saga.
-All the cons, yes.
-Obviously, price. Not exactly cheap with the offered features.
-Also a point to ponder, suddenly stability control is standard on all variant. When introduced back in 2014, the feature isn't even given as an option. At least City did it. Why a car designed with VSC in mind didn't even have it fitted? Even TRD Sportivo variant couldn't have it before. What are you thinking, UMW Toyota? Selling cars with less safety feature when you could have it all installed. Plus, there isn't much price difference against the old Vios, variant-to-variant. That means the VSC system isn't too costly to fit. So yeah, what are you thinking, UMW?
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