Toyota Altis Reviews from Indonesia

2010 Toyota Altis V 2.0

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Previous carToyota Altis

Summary:

Give me back my old Altis!!!

Faults:

Sometimes the gas doesn't feel right. It often deliver some unwanted acceleration.

General Comments:

I was satisfied with the previous Altis that I owned, so I decided to buy another Altis, and this time it's the new one. I choose the silver color, which looks elegant in my opinion. The car feels bigger than the old Altis; the dealer said that the new Altis is wider. I test drove it and I decided to buy it.

It seems that Toyota has improved the gas response. Unlike the previous Altis, you don't need to give it a lot of gas to make this car go fast. However, day by day, I started to realize that the gas somehow feels jumpy. The engine is rougher and noisier than the old one. I was okay with it for the first month, but day by day, the engine noise started to disturb me.

Another thing is the steering feeling; it feels too loose and too lightweight compared to the old one. This is not a big problem, but it would be better if Toyota put some more weight on the steering wheel.

The interior feels less solid compared to the old one. When I knock the dashboard, a loud knock sound was heard. I wasn't expecting this, as I thought the newer would be better than the previous one. But I was wrong.

In addition to my complaints, when I close the cargo door, a cheap sound is made. This is very disappointing, and I want my old Altis back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th June, 2010

2008 Toyota Altis 1.6

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Previous carChevrolet Zafira

Summary:

It's a great but boring modern sedan

Faults:

So far the car doesn't have a problem thanks to Toyota's durability. But there are things that disappoint me.

Here are the things that disappoint me :

- Bad handling.

- Suspension's too soft, decreasing stability and control at high speed.

- Big body roll factors.

- Engine is noisy.

- Not comfortable for passengers that sit in the second row.

- Bumpy.

- When it drives on road with bad conditions, it felt like the rear wheels are kicking up.

- Air temperature at second row is too cold and sometimes too hot.

- Boring interior.

- Seats are not supporting and position is bad.

General Comments:

What I like about the car :

- Attracting exterior looks.

- Great durability and quality.

- Good performance.

- Great fuel consumption.

- Great standard features.

It's a great car, but not comfortable or fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th April, 2009

27th Sep 2009, 04:26

I think the dashboard copied the Suzuki Grand Vitara.

1st Mar 2010, 22:54

Hi, this is the real poster of this review, I also notice that when I turn on the engine, the dashboard and the armrest vibrate. The engine is very rough.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews