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    Default My test drive of the 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI

    Hi there,

    I just test drove the new 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI.

    I own a 9th gen civic so i shall compare both- i will try to be as unbiased as possible (https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/mem...tec-navigation)

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    These are my opinions and i may be wrong. i just test drive cars and write unbiased views. however if i have upset your toyota heart in any way, please accept my apology in advance and don't go on swearing here and causing the mods any trouble. I am very sensitive and take such comments to heart as well so please be kind however you can argue with me in a positive manner so that we reach a conclusion which benefits all potential buyers here
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    Quote Originally Posted by fazalwahab11375 View Post
    Most of the time.. its integrated into the rear view mirror support on windscreen. Not sure why its there. Looks like an after market one.
    Since its only available in the top of the line variant, it's more of an add on rather than standard equipment. Which is why it looks odd.
    But the windscreens of even PKDM mid sized saloons are so huge that the owner won't really notice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    didn't mention anything about the average bro

    i am talking about the swollen portion of the steering wheel (encircled)
    That portion is to grip the steering on "10 bajke 10 min" Position. the space is for your thumb
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    That portion is to grip the steering on "10 bajke 10 min" Position. the space is for your thumb
    Oh okay. Didn't place my hands there. The steering itself was very light and felt really nice to touch.
    The round thingy of the steering is better than the Civic, however it's let down by the lack of buttons. The ones on it are of slightly low quality.


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    Really nice , unbiased and great review Thumbs up bro !
    BTW I really appreciate whatever you shared here but even without getting a test drive I was thinking the same whatever you shared
    Anyone who has used previous gens of corolla and civics who has a 9th gen civic at present should know these things
    I don't know why every one was fighting in the other thread
    Both are equally good but yes the things you highlighted about civic , really make civic a better buy
    And yes I totally agree for daily family use corolla fans should go for Gli Auto
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    Nice review. I'll also take test drive in few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InNoCeNt_DeViL View Post
    Really nice , unbiased and great review Thumbs up bro !
    BTW I really appreciate whatever you shared here but even without getting a test drive I was thinking the same whatever you shared
    Anyone who has used previous gens of corolla and civics who has a 9th gen civic at present should know these things
    I don't know why every one was fighting in the other thread
    Both are equally good but yes the things you highlighted about civic , really make civic a better buy
    And yes I totally agree for daily family use corolla fans should go for Gli Auto
    Quote Originally Posted by zuhaibafzal View Post
    Nice review. I'll also take test drive in few days.
    Thank you brothers.
    Everyone should take a test drive. It's free and you get to have fun
    call your local dealership and book your test drive. You shall receive a call the following day. Take your original CNIC and drivers licence.
    Everyone should take a test drive - this will remove all confusions.


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    a really nice review. detailed and unbiased. very useful.

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    Say you get your windshield washed at kallar kahar rest area suddenly by the cleaning guy, he puts his wiper on the windshield and bam- the wipers start moving and smacks him haha

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    86 replies in just 9 hours wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by faiz.aslam.121 View Post
    Say you get your windshield washed at kallar kahar rest area suddenly by the cleaning guy, he puts his wiper on the windshield and bam- the wipers start moving and smacks him haha

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    @poster
    Your observations/reviews are very helpful and can lead to a good decision.

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    good analysis and review...

    i was expecting such conclusion from civic owner that "immobilizer and climate control gives civic the winning edge"

    i think it would have been better to use "weighted point method" to evaluate the two different products

    also i think other factors such as market value, service, maintenance, parts, local roads should have been considered

    if we look at 'big picture' from all angles i find corolla having slightly higher points!

    just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by amin_isb View Post
    good analysis and review...

    i was expecting such conclusion from civic owner that "immobilizer and climate control gives civic the winning edge"

    i think it would have been better to use "weighted point method" to evaluate the two different products

    also i think other factors such as market value, service, maintenance, parts, local roads should have been considered

    if we look at 'big picture' from all angles i find corolla having slightly higher points!

    just my 2 cents
    This depends on your requirement.

    For a family like mine, we need a secure car as our cars are parked in hospitals and outside clinics for hours - sometimes without any guards to look after them.

    We have been through a very horrible car crash and since then we vowed to buy the pkdm (for long motorway hauls) with the atleast a passenger airbag.

    This is our personal experience.
    We now want a second bigger car and the Corolla doesn't meet our requirements. However we are quite hopeful there will be an upgrade and they will introduce an immobiliser atleast. If not then maybe the upcoming city will have it.

    Yes, maintenance and parts are cheap. It's comfortable. Has good resale. But for a family like mine, safety and security first - then other stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    didn't mention anything about the average bro

    i am talking about the swollen portion of the steering wheel (encircled)
    my mercedes also has "swollen" portion steering .......its for better grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggi View Post
    my mercedes also has "swollen" portion steering .......its for better grip.

    My test drive of the 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI -1456318
    The corolla steering is an exact copy of this-except the buttons.
    The quality is extremely good as well - better than the Civic.


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    A very good review, but I couldn't understand the driving experience of altis compared to civic, how much feel is there when you drive altis compared to civic, I am planning for a test drive too, but if @omer_575 can share his review on handling, driving feel, control....

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.haseeb View Post
    A very good review, but I couldn't understand the driving experience of altis compared to civic, how much feel is there when you drive altis compared to civic, I am planning for a test drive too, but if @omer_575 can share his review on handling, driving feel, control....

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    Unfortunately with a guard with a gun sitting behind you watching your every move and after signing a form stating that if there's any damage to the test drive car, you will be liable to pay for damages, you can't drive like you normally would while testing the handling capabilities of a car.
    But I was able to take it upto a 100km/hr and the CVTi tranny was smooth like anything. The steering was definitely softer than the Civic and comfort wise, I would say both are similar. I never feel tired after a 9th gen drive on the motorway - I used to sleep for ten hours after a motorway trip in the 7th gen civic.
    Personally, I like the drive of the CVTi more.
    It's just that it doesn't have the safety (passenger airbag) and security (immobilizer) and a few gizmos and gadgets found in the Civic. Otherwise it's a fine car overall and toyota indus have done a good job.
    The Toyota people are keen on an upgrade to introduce an immobiliser, better alloys and climate control in the next year - which they will have to in order to attract more customers when they launch the basic corolla models.

    Khair, do test drive the Corolla. Ignore the guard and the document you will have to sign and take for a good drive and let us know - I found the drive amazing. The brakes are good and the ride, steering and acceleration is excellent

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    Yes I will share my reviews afterwards insha Allah , I am driving civic since 2005 and never drove corolla, and you drove both, so that's why said so, if I ask driving wise 9th generation civic or 11th generation corolla altis? Apart from all the other pros and cons, only drive wise...

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    swollen portion is for better grip .. it is there in all good steering and quality cars ...

    I like the clock .. it is missing in Civic .. although they could've made it more branded .. like this lexus one
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    Quote Originally Posted by umair2203 View Post
    swollen portion is for better grip .. it is there in all good steering and quality cars ...

    I like the clock .. it is missing in Civic .. although they could've made it more branded .. like this lexus one
    My test drive of the 2014 toyota corolla grande CVTI -1456345
    The Imid of the Civic has a nice looking clock.
    This corollas clock was also present in my fathers '88 and' 92 corollas. It's horrible.


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