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    Default Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon Owners/Fan Club

    The purpose of this thread is to discuss and share views regarding Daihatsu boon/Toyota passo and to provide a common platform for the owners and potential buyers to discuss the car.
    Passo/Boon has become quite popular in the last 2 or 3 months. People are getting curious to know about this car which offers better features than the overpriced 1000cc vitz in a better price tag. The purpose of the club would be to share technical / operational information regarding the car. As well as help fellow members with different issues regarding the everyday running of the car. Realistic advices on prices regarding the condition and model of car will be provided.

    Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon Owners/Fan Club - trdmyvi1



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    Default Comparison with vitz (2005-Present)(1 KR-FE, 1000cc)

    Having owned both cars I can present some of my humble views regarding the car.
    Looks: - Interior and Exterior

    Toyota Vitz
    Exterior: 9.7/10Points
    Interior: 9/10Points

    Head turning car if in good condition. Excellent curves and design. The headlights are large and add to the beauty of the car. Bonnet, car structure everything is such that it couldn’t get any better. The car is probably the best looking in 1000cc hatchback category. Interior is no doubt very spacious and comforting. The speedometer is big and illuminated and adds to the beauty. The dashboard is a bit too big in my opinion so one doesn’t get the proper view of where the car is going to end. This is not very good in tight parking spaces. Except that the car has excellent interior and exterior. Seats are comfortable for long trips.



    Passo/Boon
    Exterior: 8/10Points
    Interior: 9.5/10Points

    The passo is not beauty contest winner, but it is fairly decent looking car from outside. From front its
    front it offers a good view, side view is also good, but lacks a bit on back. Its body is not proportioned like vitz, the body is wider at back maybe due to more space at back and seats.
    Now coming to interior which is the probably the best thing in the car, cabin is bigger than corolla/civic. Front two seats have so much space that even 3 guys can sit there because there is no gear box in the conventional place it is steering column one. And the hand brake is where a manual car has clutch so it has all this space left empty and it feels so roomy inside.
    Builtin console is great. Visibility is practically present as the gauges and dials are large and the font is readable. The speedometer is probably better than vitz. The back seats are foldable and they also have a special feature where they slide and a small pillow type thing also pops up so one can also sleep with pillow in long drive. Seats height can also be adjusted. Comfortable seats. Other things are pretty much same.

    Build Quality (Both 10)
    Same build quality interior and exterior wise, solid panels, joints etc.
    Some things which I don’t like in both cars is the doors don’t close smoothly, they are rather hard and noisy.
    Doors and steering dashboard etc rattle when you are on a bad road but are smoothest on good road.
    Both cars have excellent isolation from outside noise.

    Performance (comparing with 1000cc automatic cars)
    Passo/boon

    * Acceleration: 9.00/10 Points
    Acceleration of passo/boon is good with respect to 1000cc auto. in city it offers okay performance when it comes at flooring a pedal once a while but its no match for manual. Cultus or vitz manual are faster, but then again these trolleys aren’t meant for drag races
    I examined 0-100 km time of boon and it is exact 14 seconds. Its okay in my opinion.


    Road grip Handling: 8.00/10 Points
    With EPS, ABS, etc etc the drive is very easy and the car handles easily, turning radius is also less. The steering is super smooth and even better than sedans. But a word of caution. Due to more ride height don’t take sharp turns on high speed. I took one and believe me it was not a good experience. I was driving the way I used to drive city exis and it had superior road grip so when I took a sharp turn in speed the car just skidded and it was very difficult to get it back, thank god there was no traffic at that time but I learned my lesson and would never try that again.


    Breaking (10/10): I don’t even have to tell you guys how the breaks are suppose to be but still they are great. 4 wheel abs what else do you want. Excellent braking.



    Fuel Average (9/10)
    Normal city drive with drive ranging between speeds from 0-90 km/h I managed to get 15-18 with light foot. With heavy foot its almost 11-12. Highway is in-between 18-20. Its okay I think because the 660ccs are more or less same. Because 660ccs engines have to perform to their limit once they cross 90kmph as it revs very high at that time. So they give worse fuel economy on speeds above 110. Like 10-12 km in a litre.
    I have driven both cars on petrol from day one so don’t know about cng average.


    Suspension: (8.5/10)
    Good suspension as it is mostly quiet but on bad roads the conditions are not so good. The suspension is pretty much comparable to 2001-6 civic as they have same suspension. Excellent on smooth roads and okay on bad ones.

    Driving experience/ thrill /excitement factor (6/10)
    I gave it pretty less due to the fact that you have nothing to do once you are driving. You don’t even have gear stick where you can put your hand. It becomes so boring and on highways the condition is very bad. And worse when you are driving alone. One almost sleeps driving. Even mehran gets better points here because you have to do so much to keep it running on the road and it keeps you engaged all the time so you don’t lose focus from road.

    Toyota Vitz
    Acceleration: 8.00/10 Points
    Vitz is comparatively much slower and noisy in acceleration.
    I examined 0-100 km time of boon and it is exact 16 seconds. It’s a bit less than normal due to cvt gearbox.

    Road grip Handling: 8.00/10 Points
    With EPS, ABS, etc etc the drive is very easy and the car handles easily, turning radius is also less. Same case here that not good road grip and the car skids easily when taking sharp turns on high speeds.

    Breaking (10/10): ABS,Excellent brakes

    Fuel Average (8.5/10)
    Normal city drive with drive ranging between speeds from 0-90 km/h I managed to get 13-16 with light foot. With heavy foot its almost 9-12. Highway is in-between 16-19. Good but passo has better

    Suspension: (8.5/10)
    Both passo and vitz suspension are almost same but vitz has probably a bit better comfort level on bad roads due to soft suspension type like corolla.

    • Driving experience/ thrill /excitement factor (6/10)
    Same case here. No fun in driving a auto/ cvt car.

    Features:-
    Passo/boon (10/10)
    Vitz (9/10)

    Passo has loads and loads of features compared to vitz. Sliding backseats to make bed. Height adjustment of seats. Push start. 8 airbags. One doesn’t gets bored discovering features inside the cabin. True keyless entry immobilizer etc so much more.

    Verdict.
    Nowadays passo has the same status which vitz had almost 4-5 years ago. That was the best time to buy vitz because it was a investment. My chacha bought vitz for 450k 2002 model FL, and sold for 760k. A profit of 60% of initial investment. Same is case nowadays with passo/boon, Fielder, airwave, ad van and probox. More and more people are going for them. On the other side people are shifting from 1300 and 1000cc to 660cc cars. Nowadays its not a good time to buy one, the prices are now gone sky high. A 660cc mira 2007 for 8 lakh can you believe it. In almost same price you can get ad van, passo etc which are far far better options. Also the suspension of 660 cars are not good and there is no availability of parts of these never heard cars. So everyone looking for a fuel efficient, very comfortable and goodlooking car within budget should get this without thinking twice. Don’t waste time as I have seen the same passo/boon which was sold 3 months ago for 7.30 is nowadays easily fetching 8.30. A difference of 1 lakh in 2,3 months.

    Nowadays the price of a Scratchless clean ride with no problem in vitz 2006 1.0 model is almost 9.5lakh to 1 million in Islamabad.
    Same condition full options passo or boon costs almost 8.30 to 8.50 maximum ( I am talking about the one with full options here).


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    very good car
    really loving it

    great review written and very comprehensive
    He who hesitates is not only lost but miles away from the next exit

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    thanks for appreciation,
    waiting for more views from members

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    good work man & thanks
    ALONE
    BUT HAPPY

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    Boon or passo main koi difference hai?
    ALONE
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    nowadays prices have gone up in khi
    passo with 8 airbags n hid is above 860k
    He who hesitates is not only lost but miles away from the next exit

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheikhmunda97 View Post
    Boon or passo main koi difference hai?

    no difference except for badge
    He who hesitates is not only lost but miles away from the next exit

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    Quote Originally Posted by iffe View Post
    no difference except for badge
    Name to different hai
    ALONE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farukhz7 View Post
    thanks for appreciation,
    waiting for more views from members
    Farukh you are really amazing.. very good knowledge... I was infect planning to buy a Passo from your review I am 100% agree with you... only one confusion... that is its part availability and mechanics... please tell me are both facilities are easily available.

    thanks again

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    I'm in for this club....
    am going to buy a passo in coming future...was confused if its good or not but noticing the increasing passo's/boon on road and after reading your comparison am definitely gonna buy it

    Just a few questions

    Is there any diffrence in Passo and Boon??
    Does Passo have 3 gear or 4 gear??
    Does it have an O/D button??
    Is it 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder??
    1)Suzuki Mehran has changed its shape 2)Fake parts drive me nuts
    3)https://www.facebook.com/RoyaleEM

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    i like passo! nice car! potential buyers should must opt it over zero meter alto or cultus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickybhai View Post
    I'm in for this club....
    am going to buy a passo in coming future...was confused if its good or not but noticing the increasing passo's/boon on road and after reading your comparison am definitely gonna buy it

    Just a few questions

    Is there any diffrence in Passo and Boon??
    Does Passo have 3 gear or 4 gear??
    Does it have an O/D button??
    Is it 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder??
    as I am also in same situation where you are... so I have gathered much information about Passo I can give answer few of them...

    there is no difference between Passo and Boon... Passo is Toyota brand and Boon is Daihtsu rest of everything is same I have checked physically .

    Passo have 5 gears I guess... other members will confirm... also it has cable wire in race so there is chance CNG could installed in it.

    I dont know what is O/D
    It is 4 Cylendar

    other members will guide you more

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    Passo is the next vitz in pk market.

    - haven't seen any passo that doesn't come with O/D button.
    - Transmission is automatic with 4 gears (its not CVT like Vitz)
    - 1.3 may have 5 gears but this needs a confirmation
    - Throttle is cabled, well suited for CNG with plenty of space in trunk
    - 1.0 engine is 1KR-FE thats got 3 cylinders. Almost exactly same as vitz
    - Apart from brand, only major difference between Boon/Sirion and Passo is transmission lever positioning (possibly left or right hand drive too)
    - This car is going to catch great resale value with time
    - Most cars available do not have 8 air bags, generally they are provided with 2 air bags
    - Passos with HID and 8 air bags are easily above 900,000.
    - In around 850,000 you can get mid-option vehicle in good condition

    Great info Farukh...
    We must know that around us is Pakistan, in us Pakistan marches and behind us Pakistan follows...

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    Boon or passo main koi difference hai?

    No difference except different names, even both companies are same daihatsu and toyota as you must have already known. They are selling the same car with two names.

    Farukh you are really amazing.. very good knowledge... I was infect planning to buy a Passo from your review I am 100% agree with you... only one confusion... that is its part availability and mechanics... please tell me are both facilities are easily available.

    Thanks alot for appreciation. You should definitely go for passo. For now on parts (body) are not easily available from everywhere in the city and one have to check chah sultan etc like areas, other things like oil air filter brake pads etc etc are all available. I am sure the market will be flooded with its parts in a few months.

    I'm in for this club....
    am going to buy a passo in coming future...was confused if its good or not but noticing the increasing passo's/boon on road and after reading your comparison am definitely gonna buy it

    Just a few questions

    Is there any diffrence in Passo and Boon??
    Does Passo have 3 gear or 4 gear??
    Does it have an O/D button??
    Is it 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder??

    Thats generous of you
    for your queries
    1- answered many times in this thread; no difference
    2- 4 gears A/T
    3- Yes O/D on means car will go in 4th gear and O/D off means car will remain in first 3 gears while driving in D.
    4- Hmmmmm i have heard from everyone that being a 1KR-FE engine it has 3 cylinders but in my book its written that its 4 cylinder (its end 2006 model). Idk if that is a mistake or not. I have seen another boon of a friend and he also says that in book 4 cylinders are written. But from all the people i heard it is 3 cylinder so there is some ambiguity. Hope some experienced passo owner confirm it.


    i like passo! nice car! potential buyers should must opt it over zero meter alto or cultus!

    Yes passo is a good car, but if one want cheap car with all parts available and to run it on cng then cultus or alto is better but cultus is almost 10.5 lac 2012 after all initial expenses so its better now to save 4 lacs and enjoy boon.

    as I am also in same situation where you are... so I have gathered much information about Passo I can give answer few of them...

    there is no difference between Passo and Boon... Passo is Toyota brand and Boon is Daihtsu rest of everything is same I have checked physically .

    Passo have 5 gears I guess... other members will confirm... also it has cable wire in race so there is chance CNG could installed in it.

    Passo have 4 gears. And yes it have cabled throttle, like normal cars which are in pak cultus cuore etc so cng can be installed. But but but i have driven a cng passo and believe me it was no fun, no low end torque. The car just drive like its sailing even when you press the pedal to the metal.


    other members will guide you more


    Passo is the next vitz in pk market.

    - haven't seen any passo that doesn't come with O/D button.
    - Transmission is automatic with 4 gears (its not CVT like Vitz)
    - 1.3 may have 5 gears but this needs a confirmation
    - Throttle is cabled, well suited for CNG with plenty of space in trunk
    - 1.0 engine is 1KR-FE thats got 3 cylinders. Almost exactly same as vitz
    - Apart from brand, only major difference between Boon/Sirion and Passo is transmission lever positioning (possibly left or right hand drive too)
    - This car is going to catch great resale value with time
    - Most cars available do not have 8 air bags, generally they are provided with 2 air bags
    - Passos with HID and 8 air bags are easily above 900,000.
    - In around 850,000 you can get mid-option vehicle in good condition

    Great info Farukh...

    Thanks bro. I have full option one but still there are no 8 airbags , only two . I even havent seen one with 8 airbags. Have you seen any with 8 airbags. I havent seen it myself, just heard from one person that passo comes in 8 airbags. Its vitz which comes in 8 airbags.

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    @Farukh...

    your this line broke my heart...

    " i have driven a cng passo and believe me it was no fun, no low end torque. The car just drive like its sailing even when you press the pedal to the metal."

    IT MEANS NO CHANCE OF CNG if it not works well with Passo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gull_9 View Post
    @Farukh...

    your this line broke my heart...

    " i have driven a cng passo and believe me it was no fun, no low end torque. The car just drive like its sailing even when you press the pedal to the metal."

    IT MEANS NO CHANCE OF CNG if it not works well with Passo
    every car in 1.0 category A/T will not accept cng. Although it can run perfectly without the problems which vitz faces but it is not recommended to put cng. The back has huge space. It is almost as much as left as after i installed cng in xli. So putting the cylinder. Even 2 cylinders would be no problem

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    I believe 8 airbags were seen in one of the ads and since these are JDM, full option cars must have 8 airbags.

    Are you sure you've got a full option? I mean how do you identify this apart from the dealer 'informing' you.

    check number of cylinders yourself by opening up the engine bay cover, this will clarify. One of the fellow members here has reported his car to be a 4 cylinder one.
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    modern day daihatsu charade = daihatsu boon/ toyota passo


    modern day toyota starlet =toyota vitz
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    Quite informative.

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