2012 Toyota VIOS E 1.3 gasoline


A reliable car that is easy to drive and fuel efficient


The clutch is too hard to step in.

The horn does not sound so good. He had it replaced before.

The tires and rims were replaced with more sporty ones.

General Comments:

This is my friend/thesis mate's car, although my friends, thesis mates, and I have ridden in this car at least once.

The Toyota Vios is a very popular car here in the Philippines. In fact, this car has been the best-selling vehicle in the country for several years now. This particular model is the facelifted second generation that was first released in 2010. My friend/thesis mate uses this car to go school every day and to go on dates with his girlfriend. This car has a very peppy engine and has very good performance. Comfort is surprisingly very good for a small car and it even has ample legroom at the back. The seats are very comfortable and have good quality fabric. Aircon is very cold and works well all the time. Even though this car has a manual transmission, this car is very easy to drive even in heavy traffic. You'll definitely have an easy time parking this car even in tight spaces. Fuel efficiency is very good, just like its competitors like the Mitsubishi Mirage/Mirage G4, or the Honda City.

Overall, just like any other Toyotas, this car is very reliable and can last for a very long time. In fact this car is not just used as a family or personal car here in the Philippines. The Vios is commonly used here as a taxicab, airport limousine, police car, practice car (I've also driven this model of the Vios, although not the facelifted one when I went to driving school.) and even an Uber car (in the case of the current generation Vios). The only thing I don't about this particular model of the Vios is that I don't like the styling too much. The current generation Vios looks much nicer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2016

2005 Toyota VIOS e 1.3 stock


The best car in the Philippines


None, so far the best car for me.

General Comments:

Can you imagine the Vios has a 1.3 vvt-i engine and you can get a 13 km per liter in the city.

During normal driving, the Vios is very fuel efficient, but when you need power, the 1.3 Vios is like a 1.6 engine. They say that you have a normal passenger and a racing engine. Very quick to accelerate. The engine roars immediately.

Strong air conditioning.

The spare parts are affordable and available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2010

2007 Toyota VIOS 1.3


On my Toyota Vios 1.3 M/T, the radiator was damaged, which caused the car to overheat, and the engine was damaged. The estimate only for the engine repair was almost half of the brand new Vios car.

This is not reasonable. Don't know what to do this time.

Why don't all cars not make a stage by stage protection, so that will not damage the unit that will cost too much.

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

Review Date: 29th August, 2009

2008 Toyota VIOS G 1.5


Best value for your money on my mini Camry !


Two thumbs up for the Toyota Vios! G 1.5.

Here's our itinerary: Quezon City Psp1, 100, Go to Manoag, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte. Off to Baguio. We drove it to Ilocos Norte until Pagudpod. Can you imagine my gas is only Psp 1,900. with aircon (of course) and some speed thrills along the way... hehehe..

It's a comfortable ride and the agility is a plus when driving long hours 16 1/2 hours to be exact. But with some stretching and snacks along the way, it makes the trip easy and fun.

I must say it's a car worth having for a long long time...

General Comments:

Nice car, like a mini Camry, yet stable and fast.

Build quality is OK.

Good audio sound.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2009

2008 Toyota VIOS 1.3E 1.3


It's value for money, you get what you pay for


1. There are lots of rattles/vibrations/strange noises coming from the side doors, and inside and outside of the dashboard.

The Toyota technician tried to put some tape on some accessible vibrating spots, but failed to put a stop to the others.

He even told me jokingly to just increase the volume of the radio to dampen the "sound effects."

To make life easier for me, I just decided to accept these noises as lessons to be learned when buying my next car.

2. Disappointing fuel economy. I only get an average of 12km to 1 liter. But, it's not that bad.

3. I can't see the front tip of the car. It's a problem when parking.

General Comments:

1. The car's design is gorgeous; it's eye candy.

2. The car's engine sounds like a silent jet engine as it accelerates, which I consider cool!

3. Comfortable ride.

4. Spacious cabin.

5. Good air con.

6. Comfortable seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2009

30th Mar 2009, 08:54

If your car is manufactured in Philippines the quality will be "bad" or "poor". Trust me, I preferred Vios that is manufactured in Thailand or Indonesia.

8th Apr 2009, 14:51

I just bought a brand new Toyota Vios, that on Sunday am caught on fire because of faulty wiring. What the hell, the car was just two days old!

I got no compensation from the screwed up management, and so I just demanded for a refund. On Monday as soon as office resumes, I'll purchase a Honda City instead. I'll post pics of the screwed up unit.