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#1 sinkorswim

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Posted 2013-09-23 17:21:40

I have ordered a new model Toyota Vios G spec for my wife. Just found out a friend of mine has had an E spec Vios for nearly 2 months now and is selling it because he said the fuel consumption is redicliously high.

 

I was wondering if anyone has recently purchased a new model Vios and how they are finding the fuel consumption?

 

The car is only used for town driving.


Edited by sinkorswim, 2013-09-23 17:37:33.


#2 sms747

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Posted 2013-09-23 17:57:07

Ours is an e, think we get about 9 klilometers a litre in town, but it only gets used about once a month!



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Posted 2013-09-23 19:10:01

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Ours is an e, think we get about 9 klilometers a litre in town, but it only gets used about once a month!

Is yours fitted with the 4.7 litre V8?



#4 sms747

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Posted 2013-09-23 19:16:01

no idea, all I know is it's got 4 wheels and an engine



#5 JoeW

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Posted 2013-09-23 20:38:53

9 km/l seems high for a vios...



#6 sms747

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Posted 2013-09-24 09:01:22

it's a 1.5 my BIL got his changed to gas, cost about 20k but he claims he got that back already in a couple of years on savings on petrol



#7 JoePai

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Posted 2013-09-24 09:13:03

The new Vios should be the same as the old one for consumption as I understand they are using all the old engines in the Thai models ?



#8 sinkorswim

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Posted 2013-09-24 09:17:29

I was thinking about changing to LPG but that would invalidate the warranty. Checking online says you should get approx 12 to 14KM/L town driving but I think those figures are exagerated.


Edited by sinkorswim, 2013-09-24 09:19:02.


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Posted 2013-09-24 10:35:32

The new Vios should be the same as the old one for consumption as I understand they are using all the old engines in the Thai models ?

 

Yep - it has the same basic drivetrain (1NZFE + 4AT) that's been around since the last versions of the Soluna (12 years ago). Each generation has seen some small tweaks to the engine, but most have been around NVH (older 1NZFE's were noticeably harsher), not improving FE or power.



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Posted 2013-09-24 11:10:09

How about the S series ? The wife just got one this morning , they don't even have the red plates for her.



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Posted 2013-09-24 12:09:27

How about the S series ? The wife just got one this morning , they don't even have the red plates for her.

 

All badge levels in VIOS have the same drivetrain.



#12 Dr Robert

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Posted 2013-09-24 12:18:15

I have an E, bought this year, upgrading from New Vios 2006 and there is no discernable difference in fuel consumption despite the fact that the new one is automatic.

My only complaint is that it really has little power at speed and feels sluggish under acceleration, but happy with it on both long and short trips-comfortable and easy to drive.



#13 sjonburi

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Posted 2013-09-24 16:57:54

It's interesting that you experience this as the new Vios was just tested on headlightmag.com and with an 0-100 acceleration of 10 sec flat for the manual and 12 sec for the automatic it's "fastest" B segment car in Thailand (198 km/h)   80-120 km/h also pretty good at around 8.1 sec which is on par with most 400 NM trucks out there..   Not bad with only 109 ponies...   Fuel consumption about 15.3 km/l..  Still would not buy one though whistling.gif     

 

 

 

 

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I have an E, bought this year, upgrading from New Vios 2006 and there is no discernable difference in fuel consumption despite the fact that the new one is automatic.

My only complaint is that it really has little power at speed and feels sluggish under acceleration, but happy with it on both long and short trips-comfortable and easy to drive.

 



#14 Ace of Pop

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Posted 2013-09-24 18:12:01

Honda City pips a Vios hands down, don't know why folks bother with a Vios.coffee1.gif



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Posted 2013-09-24 20:13:46

I have used Honda Jazzes and Toyota Vioses on the same Udon to Chiang Mai trip a number of times.

 

The Toyotas were significantly more frugal (used only about 2/3 the fuel of the Hondas) while significantly duller to drive. These are 2 or 3 year old models,

 

Give me a Fiesta or a Swift any day.



#16 Macclad

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Posted 2013-09-24 20:49:30

We replaced our Mazda 2 for a new Toyota Vios about one monthago.I enjoy driving the Vios and its a comfortable,smooth ride but its fuel consumption is noticeably higher than the Mazda.



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Posted 2013-09-25 02:23:33

It's interesting that you experience this as the new Vios was just tested on headlightmag.com and with an 0-100 acceleration of 10 sec flat for the manual and 12 sec for the automatic it's "fastest" B segment car in Thailand (198 km/h)   80-120 km/h also pretty good at around 8.1 sec which is on par with most 400 NM trucks out there..   Not bad with only 109 ponies...   Fuel consumption about 15.3 km/l..  Still would not buy one though whistling.gif     

 

 

 

 

0v71.jpg

 

 

 

 

fdvd.jpg

 

 

 

s6m3.jpg

 

 

I have an E, bought this year, upgrading from New Vios 2006 and there is no discernable difference in fuel consumption despite the fact that the new one is automatic.

My only complaint is that it really has little power at speed and feels sluggish under acceleration, but happy with it on both long and short trips-comfortable and easy to drive.

 

 

do you have the figures for the Honda city M/T? It has 11BHP more so does that make it quicker than the Vios M/T?

 

cheers
 



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Posted 2013-09-25 05:54:51

 

It's interesting that you experience this as the new Vios was just tested on headlightmag.com and with an 0-100 acceleration of 10 sec flat for the manual and 12 sec for the automatic it's "fastest" B segment car in Thailand (198 km/h)   80-120 km/h also pretty good at around 8.1 sec which is on par with most 400 NM trucks out there..   Not bad with only 109 ponies...   Fuel consumption about 15.3 km/l..  Still would not buy one though whistling.gif     

 

 

 

 

0v71.jpg

 

 

 

 

fdvd.jpg

 

 

 

s6m3.jpg

 

 

I have an E, bought this year, upgrading from New Vios 2006 and there is no discernable difference in fuel consumption despite the fact that the new one is automatic.

My only complaint is that it really has little power at speed and feels sluggish under acceleration, but happy with it on both long and short trips-comfortable and easy to drive.

 

 

do you have the figures for the Honda city M/T? It has 11BHP more so does that make it quicker than the Vios M/T?

 

cheers
 

 

 

Soon to be 21HP more (130HP).......



#19 sjonburi

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Posted 2013-09-25 09:32:55

No data afaik, perhaps some fellow Thai readers can dig up some information but I think it's safe to say that it should be capable of 10 - 10.5 sec (about 1.5 sec faster than the slushbox) and about 1 sec quicker from 80-120 km/h in about 8.2 - 8.4 sec so quite on par with the Vios but then again the City has currently a more powerful engine which soon will be increased to 130 hp so that my best guesstimate is that the M/T cit will be slightly quicker.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

do you have the figures for the Honda city M/T? It has 11BHP more so does that make it quicker than the Vios M/T?

 

cheers
 

 

 



#20 Kwasaki

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Posted 2013-09-25 11:09:20

Honda City pips a Vios hands down, don't know why folks bother with a Vios.coffee1.gif

 

Yep !!  a nice ride the City for the money and car size, a holiday trip recently, read out on average fuel Km 14.5 not bad me's think's.

 

Not as comfy as the City but I still like my Mrs Yaris though much more fun to drive. thumbsup.gif    



#21 sms747

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Posted 2013-09-25 12:06:19

I don't understand all this 'fun to drive' how can anyone find driving here fun?



#22 Kwasaki

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Posted 2013-09-25 12:16:00

I don't understand all this 'fun to drive' how can anyone find driving here fun?

 

Well you have to be someone who knows more than  " All I know is it's got 4 wheels and an engine " and also someone I guess that don't drive around in places like Bangkok. laugh.png 
 



#23 Ace of Pop

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Posted 2013-09-25 12:26:23

Its a Fun Place to Drive and Bike here. We dont all hang out on Beach Road..moaning about Thailand, i just enjoy to moan about Tuna Yobs,and Spikey Haired Kids on Mopeds.biggrin.png



#24 sms747

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Posted 2013-09-25 13:27:30

so why and how is it 'fun'? we have lived in bkk for 7 years and it's much more relaxing to get a taxi anywhere than drive.


Edited by sms747, 2013-09-25 13:29:03.


#25 A1Str8

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Posted 2013-09-25 13:37:41

so why and how is it 'fun'? we have lived in bkk for 7 years and it's much more relaxing to get a taxi anywhere than drive.

Driving in Bkk is not fun at all, it is indeed fuarking annoying.
But driving is a lot of fun otherwise. Either driving a car or riding a motorbike is fun and is full of joy. But if the question occurs to someone, why is it fun then I strongly doubt he will ever get it why it is so much fun. No disrespect intended but it's either you are someone who loves it or someone who just looks at vehicles as necessity and as a result you are not going to understand why they are so much more than that.
Besides the Vios unfortunately does not fit into the car category. That is something that has been created to sell cheap so they can supply the masses that otherwise would not have the money the own a car. As a result every single piece of it is a cheap, soon to be not working piece which made the entire vehicle obsolete before it was manufactured.
I used to have a Vios, finally I just got fed up with it and fed it to the pigs.

Edited by A1Str8, 2013-09-25 13:43:43.






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