Toyota Avanza Reviews from Malaysia

2006 Toyota Avanza 1.3

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carProton Iswara

Summary:

Bouncy

Faults:

Back seat is very bouncy, even though the previous owner already upgraded to GAB gas absorbers.

Change radiator fan motor at 85,0000 km.

RPM at 3,500 when cruising at 100 km/h!

General Comments:

Generally this car is good for city driving for carrying 5-7 people. Fuel consumption is quite OK, considering my one has an auto transmission.

But be prepared for underpowered performing when cruising long distance or highway driving (1.3L, what do you expect). Short gear ratio mean 100 km/h requires at least 3500 RPM; that makes the engine damn noisy.

Actually I bought this 2nd hand for my wife. I personally don't like this big junk (I prefer a sedan such as the Persona or Vios), however my wife likes it very much, mainly due to being brand conscious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2012

25th Jul 2013, 12:21

Where can I find cheap parts for a Toyota Avanza 1.3 in Nepal?

2006 Toyota Avanza 1.3 petrol

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres

Summary:

An affordable workhorse for ferrying people

Faults:

Squeaky rear hatch when being opened. Rectified under warranty.

Very occasional blinking of the "overdrive" light on the instrument pod by itself.

General Comments:

Reliable and tough as nails. Very simple car and hence very little to go wrong.

Poor refinement. Noisy. Harsh and choppy ride.

Build quality is fine but hard-wearing interior trim makes it look low-rent.

Acceleration from the 1.3 fuel injected 16 valve motor is just about sufficient with the very short gearing (4 speed automatic in my case), which affects cruising ability and fuel economy at high speeds.

No airbags nor ABS.

As a 7 seater MPV, it is spacious for passengers considering its size, but poor boot space with the third row seats in use.

Good for urban use, but can wear you out on long distance trips.

Treat it like a white good or appliance and you'll be fine. Just don't expect refinement nor driving excitement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2008

2006 Toyota Avanza 1.3 VVT-i NA (K3-VE)

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 VVT-i NA (K3-VE) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A Great City MPV Worth your Money!!!

Faults:

A very bumpy car. (but considering it is a MPV, it's still OK as it is not meant to be driven fast).

Bad sound-proof.

General Comments:

Powerful enough for an 1.3 L engine, running on 185/70 R14 wheels, and does 0-100km/h in 14 seconds, having top speed of 160+km/h ; nice engine performance.

No blind spot.

Acceptable fuel consumption (13.37 km / Liter, city drive)

Perfect handling on smooth roads, but never bring it fast on bumpy roads.

Air-Conditioning is good with twin blower.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2007

24th Apr 2007, 06:30

Toyota Motor Corp. became the world top auto seller in the first three months of the year, passing rival General Motors Corp. for the first time, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

This is the latest news, Toyota has rank WORLD NO :1 for the past 1 quarter!! Hooray... Hooray!!

I owned Altis and VIOS over the past 4 years. I never feel that Toyota quality is compromised despite that they have mass produced cars in the world. One Toyota, One World, this is the Motto of Toyota. Which means, same quality standards across the globe. It is certainly not easy to climb up to the hall of fame, the persistency, perseverance, the hardwork that makes them to be world no ONE!

I think Tun Mahathir called for look east policy is correct, somehow it was not institutionalized across Proton. You can talk until the cows come home... this is exactly what is happening to Proton.

Callum...KL.

15th Jan 2008, 19:23

Haha... I don't think its the car's problem, because this is the first time I heard of this problem amongst all the problems I had known from internet forums.

Have you solved it?

23rd Dec 2008, 08:16

Boring facelift... always cosmetic makeup.

I assume there will be "newer" Avanza, but still the old structure...

24th May 2009, 13:38

Can you please help me, because till now I can't decide which I will purchase 1.5mt or 1.3 mt. Please tell me if the 1.3 has much better performance rather than 1.5.

23rd Dec 2010, 06:44

Hello guys.

Please help me decide what to buy:

A brand new Avanza, 2010 model or 2008 Innova, they have the same price now.

Thank you.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews