i have done 180km on my 2.0d saloon (2005 model).
true - the pickup is not good in the initial gears.
but 3rd and 4th gears are really powerful and great pickup. after 80km/hr to 160km/hr that 2.0d is great. pretty fast and stable if you ask me.
average is 15-16km in city easily. 18km or so on highway. with AC.
have had it for 4 years and no problems. just regular oil/air filter change etc. toyota engines are rock solid.
I live in islamabad and frequent trips to muree/pir sohawa/hilly areas etc.
on such roads the Gli feels damn underpowered. the 2.0d is so powerful on mountains. too too too much fun on mountains if you ask me
i have driven Gli. it feels underpowered when you have 4-5 people sitting in it. but on the upside, Gli is a fun car for city driving. smooth engine and great pickup in initial gears - which is not true for 2.0d.