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    Default 2014 Corolla 1.3 GLi AT - aliusman420

    So Alhamdulillah finally our brand new Corolla 1.3 GLi AT arrived today. Kindly do say Masha Allah
    We needed a family car and this new gorgeous Corolla recently launched which everyone fell in love with so we decided to go for it. As it would have been a general family use car we decided upon 1.3 GLi, initially we were planning to go for the manual one as had doubts about the automatic one, but after reading what our fellow @InNoCeNt_DeViL stated in his review of the test drive he took of GLi AT, our decision changed and we booked the automatic one. Due to the unstable security situation in Islamabad test drives are not being given.
    Date of booking on PBO was 19th August and car was delivered to us on 1st October.
    So far loving every bit of it, Alhamdulillah money well spent.
    It has put the critics to rethink their statement of the car being under-powered, Masha Allah the throttle response is very good.
    Currently the car is a Night Rider it is mainly being used in the second half of the day.
    So here go the reviews:
    1. Quick review from dealership to home Page 1 Post #3.

    2. Short review Page 4 Post #65.
    3. Daylight pics Page 4 Post #64.
    4. Slightly longer review Page 5 Post #96.

    5. Comparison with Lancer Page 6 Post #116.
    6. Brief comparison with Prius 1.8 Page 8 Post #145.
    7. Recent pictures Page 13 Post #253.
    8. First ever long journey of the car review along with pictures, Islamabad to Lahore via Motorway Page 18 Post #359.
    9. Extensive detailing session carried out on the car Page 22 Post #421.

    Stay tuned for more updates

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    So today I bought new oil for this baby, Valvoline 5w40 Fully Synthetic, could not stand the horror of 20w50 in a brand new engine, will get the oil changed over the weekend In Shaa Allah.
    The car is just 16xx km driven at the moment.
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    First oil change is at 5,000 kms
    Be polite on the road. Always give way to others, particularly ambulances and pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autophile View Post
    First oil change is at 5,000 kms
    Yes I know but the pathetic grade that IMC uses is a big NO for that much mileage, I used to change the 20w50 in my 1998 1.3 Carby Corolla at 2500 km max, why abuse a brand new car with such a thick oil?
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    Aliusman this coroll got led headlights or halogen projectors like civic in low beams and halogen beam in full??




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    Quote Originally Posted by slakr View Post
    Aliusman this coroll got led headlights or halogen projectors like civic in low beams and halogen beam in full??




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    these are normal halogen headlights, no projectors or anything.
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    US models corolla has the LED headlights in the low beam .. If led stops workin then one has to change whole headlight




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    Quote Originally Posted by slakr View Post
    US models corolla has the LED headlights in the low beam .. If led stops workin then one has to change whole headlight




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    we get what we pay for!
    my Prius has LED Xenon projector headlamps
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    i guess they are halogen projectors not HID projectors on your Prius and the full beam is plain halogen headlight .. They re Xenon not biXENON




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    Quote Originally Posted by slakr View Post
    i guess they are halogen projectors not HID projectors on your Prius and the full beam is plain halogen headlight .. They re Xenon not biXENON




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    on dim beam it is 4300k HID factory fitted, the high beam and fog lamps are halogen.
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    Bro when ye get time show us the pic of the cutoff line on dim beam .. Really looking forward for it




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    Don't worry about 20-50. If it is of good grade SL or SM it will be fine. I have used Petromin 20-50 for two year, even in winters in 9th gen Corolla and faced no issues, rather benefited from better performance and that oil despite being minerals lasted more than 6,000 kms. Toyota 20-50 oils are good.
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    PS: What oil grades your car's manual recommend btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by autophile View Post
    PS: What oil grades your car's manual recommend btw?
    5W30, 5W40 is equally good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slakr View Post
    Bro when ye get time show us the pic of the cutoff line on dim beam .. Really looking forward for it




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    Quote Originally Posted by autophile View Post
    Don't worry about 20-50. If it is of good grade SL or SM it will be fine. I have used Petromin 20-50 for two year, even in winters in 9th gen Corolla and faced no issues, rather benefited from better performance and that oil despite being minerals lasted more than 6,000 kms. Toyota 20-50 oils are good.
    But considering the fact that I used to use Caltex Havoline 20w50 in my 98 model carby indus Corolla above 1 lakh km driven I could not stand it being used in a brand new car, better to be safe than sorry, and yes experience can vary but since day 1 in our Lancer I have used 5W30-40 Fully Synthetic oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    But considering the fact that I used to use Caltex Havoline 20w50 in my 98 model carby indus Corolla above 1 lakh km driven I could not stand it being used in a brand new car, better to be safe than sorry, and yes experience can vary but since day 1 in our Lancer I have used 5W30-40 Fully Synthetic oil.
    It will do no harm bro. I have seen govt project 9th, 10th gen cows running good at 300,000 + kms with cheapest Shell oil and guard filter and in good nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by autophile View Post
    It will do no harm bro. I have seen govt project 9th, 10th gen cows running good at 300,000 + kms with cheapest Shell oil and guard filter and in good nick
    Yes I also have seen govt cars running on "khula oil" chal to jaati hain but why starve a car for good lubrication?
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    Well the point is that engine oil grade as long as it is in the recommended grades limits and of good API range, it would not harm your engine.

    Rest it's your money your car pour as much as you like
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    Quote Originally Posted by autophile View Post
    Well the point is that engine oil grade as long as it is in the recommended grades limits and of good API range, it would not harm your engine.

    Rest it's your money your car pour as much as you like
    Sir it's just my mental satisfaction, I'm not that fazool kharch ke paisa uraaun


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    I ran my corolla 10th gen on toyota 20w50 for 22k kms and 4 years. It was perfect till the end. used to drive it in all sorts of ways and conditions. Never had any issues with it. Drain interval was 3k kms/4 months.....strictly observed.

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