2011 Toyota Ractis NSP 122 1.3L petrol from Kenya

Summary:

Excellent for those that don't require a high capacity vehicle

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong in my first 15,000 km.

General Comments:

The best ever covered on the highway was 24 km per litre on its original low profile tyres 175/60/16. On changing the tyres to 205/60/16, the highway fuel consumption dropped to 18 km per litre. Getting the 175/60/16 tyres here locally is hard unless second hand that come with car imports. I have had to re-instate the original tyres as they are still fairly new. The challenge with these tyres is the ground clearance, which is solved by 205/60/16.

Physical appearance for this car model (high roof) is very appealing and causes attention from any passerby, with some requesting to have a closer look at it.

Town service average fuel consumption ranges from 13-16 km per litre.

Its indicator does not turn off upon completion of a turn, which can be dangerous.

The seat is not well cushioned, making it not comfortable for long distance travel of 150 km non-stop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2018

2011 Toyota Ractis S Grade Sports 1.5 petrol from Bangladesh

Summary:

Not bad

Faults:

It has a low mileage problem. It gives 4.5 to 5km/l in the city without A/C. 5.5 to 7 on the highway, which is extraordinarily low.

General Comments:

Have owned this for 4 months. A good small stylish car, but as I said, very, very poor mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2015

27th Feb 2016, 19:41

I'm very interested in buying a Ractis. Could the low mileage be related to the fact that usually the 1.5s are 4WD?

2005 Toyota Ractis 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Great for a 'girl racer' *smile*. Love the Run, Activity & Space!

Faults:

Insensitive indicator that doesn't auto shut off at round-abouts.

General Comments:

I bought this car a year ago. I wanted a bit more space as I travel quite a bit. I wanted a car where the back seats folds down (not up and against the driver's seat) and sit flat down completely, and this one does it perfectly.

I also needed a car that is economical to run with a 1.5 engine, and it feels solid. This does it for me too. Great for housing dogs at the back, even if I don't fold down the back seats (2 small breeds). I had one large Lab and 2 small breeds once all in the back with no problems. Lots of room. I could even turn the back into a 'room for the night' if the need arises (of course haven't got that desperate yet, but I've tested it out and it work well. Comfortable, I'm 5'3.)

The only issue I have at the moment, and I'm still hoping to find a way to deal with, is with the 'insensitive' indicator that doesn't auto shut off after round-abouts. I only realised that after about a month when I was in a town that uses only round-abouts with no traffic lights!

I am wonder if there are any other Ractis owners have the same problem? Please post here if you have any comments re indicator. Thanks.

On the whole, this is a great little beauty for me (considering it's only one year of experience with it).

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

Review Date: 4th August, 2015

24th Aug 2016, 18:46

A quick question, how do you service a Toyota Ractis gear box and there is no dipstick?

18th Sep 2016, 21:56

The turn signal lever that is not returning to neutral position is a typical defect of Toyota; my Prius is having the same bug.

Solution for Toyota only: Find the engineer responsible and fire him.

16th Dec 2017, 10:31

An American YouTube video on "CVT transmission oil level check" explains this very well from a university in America. The instructor is in a wheelchair; that is how you will know if it's the video I refer to. It's a main dealer issue and it appears it is meant to be a lifetime unit.

23rd Feb 2018, 14:27

I have had the Ractis for 2 months, and so far so good except for the indicator issue. I always have to remind myself to switch it off. Otherwise if one forgets it can be dangerous to other road users.