2012 Toyota VIOS E 1.3 gasoline from Philippines


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