2007 Toyota Avanza SX 1.5
Reliable car for a large family
The lights on my center console did not work after installation of a radio. This was quickly resolved by the dealership.
The gear ratios of these cars are meant for always carrying a load of passengers - This is truly a "mom's taxi".
I liked the drive initially, but after getting used to it, the experience changed. The car stayed the same - it's a Toyota "nuff said".
I did not like doing traffic jams, as the ratio between 1st and second gear would cause the car to jerk at certain speeds - and no, it's not me.
Doing our normal shopping rounds was slightly unpleasant, as my wife would normally sit in the back with the baby. But it was a bumpy ride. The suspension on these Avanza's is just not the same as the Condor.
Doing a long distance trip was not a very comfortable ride for the passengers in the back.
The space inside the cabin is nice, and the light coloured dash "brown" and creamy seats are pleasing to the eye.
Removing the rear seats and folding down the middle layer would create much space for loading whatever can fit in there. Normally my mountain bike (without taking the wheels off) and stuff to the side of it.
Very reliable, but not meant for speed/comfort freaks - not that I am one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2010