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2005 Toyota VIOS E 1.3

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

If I rate it from 1-10, my 1.3E vios is 8

Faults:

When I bought the car, the right front wheel was misaligned. It swerves to the right especially when I apply the brakes so I had to hold the steering wheel really tight.

General Comments:

The interior is OK, but the dash board can still be improved. however, the control panel located in the center is nice.

Over-all, it's a very nice car. Very sporty and very fuel efficient compared to my previous 1.6 gli 1993 corolla. The vios even with a 1.3 engine can run very fast and is very easy to maneuver.

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

Review Date: 9th October, 2005

2003 Toyota VIOS E 1.3

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous carKia Pride

Summary:

A car for the gas-deprived times!

Faults:

In the first month, the fuse of the head lamps blew for no reason at all. After several expensive trips to the dealer, I decided to buy non-Toyota fuses and the problem was fixed. Apparently, Toyota uses underrated fuses.

The passenger side tail lamp began to leak after six months of use. The dealer agreed to replace both due since this is a confirmed factory defect, but to date the dealer still does not have the tail lights in stock. The tail light accumulates water because of poor sealant on the lens. I have to vacuum the water out once a week for fear of further damage. There were other Vios cars at the dealer service that were there also, but for headlamp leaks.

The suspension makes funny tapping sounds at the rear when swerving on inclines i.e. parking ramps.

General Comments:

This is the most economical car I ever owned. I estimate fuel efficiency to be about 20km per liter.

The car is stylish and sporty enough that I wouldn't be embarrassed to drive around in it.

Power is ample enough even though it's a 1300. It's quick and reliable in tight squeezes. It handles as well as its bigger brother, the Corolla Altis.

It's a good daily driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

27th Sep 2004, 02:31

I bought a Toyota vios 1.5 Automatic after one month my headlight light bulb burst and it was found out that the fuse used in my car was damaged because toyota used defective fuse. thank you. Ricky Uy from Quezon City, Philippines.

11th Jun 2005, 22:29

Wrong fuel mileage.

My 1.3E has a mileage of 13km/L full city, and 16km/L full highway.

Hmm... I even wonder what's the fuel mileage of the 1.5G...

Honda City's 1.5V has a mileage of 14.2km/L, while the 1.3S has a mileage of 12km/L...

Maybe 15km/L+...

3rd Oct 2005, 23:22

I had my vios 1.3 since october 2003. I am very satisfied with its power and durability.

However, city driving fuel mileage is only 10 km/L.

26th Jun 2006, 17:13

If you do an analysis, which are the factors that contributing higher fuel consumptions?

1. 1st gear pickup, don't ramp the car too hard

2. Allow smooth gear shift, do not over paddle the fuel

3. reducing the number of brakes, this reduces the fuel consumption.

4. Of course, regularly send your car for periodical PM.

5. Tyre air pressure must be optimum.

Above are the most common tips for fuel savings.

One more tips to share with all Toyota fans, pump your petrol in the morning, you will get an extra mileage of 10% to 15%. Try this out and let me know. This savings can nearly offset the price hike of 30% few months ago. Reason is, at the afternoon, the heat will evaporate the petrol tank at the kiosk. This reduces the actual amount. Don't try to challenge me this technical gimmics, I am not studying chemistry.

Good luck...KL, SY.

24th Mar 2007, 00:05

I had just bought a 1.3 Vios two weeks ago. As I checked, my fuel consumption only goes as far as 14km/L… 90% of my driving is done on the expressway, so I guess this is as good as it can get. I heard from a mechanic at Toyota that the 1.5 Vios has better fuel economy… that’s just too bad for me. I wonder if it’s true?

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews