|Toyota Granvia Models||SPECS||PRICE|
|Standard (6 Seats)||2.8LDieselDiesel6 SP SEQ AUTO6 speed sequential automatic||$54,800 – 69,300|
|Standard (8 Seats)||2.8LDieselDiesel6 SP SEQ AUTO6 speed sequential automatic||$56,600 – 71,500|
|VX (6 Seats)||2.8LDieselDiesel6 SP SEQ AUTO6 speed sequential automatic||$64,600 – 81,620|
|VX (8 Seats)||2.8LDieselDiesel6 SP SEQ AUTO6 speed sequential automatic||$64,600 – 81,620|
Toyota Granvia 2021 FAQs
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I am thinking of getting a 2012/2013 Toyota Corolla but it has done close to 400,000km mileage. What are the things or replacement costs I need to consider?
That’s an awful lot of kilometres for a 2012 model car. Do you know the history of it? Was it a sales rep’s car? Those are really the first questions you need to answer as the car’s background might give you a good idea of how it’s been looked after.
Put your detective’s hat on and take a close look at the car. Does the rear seat look pristine or is it about as worn as the rest of the interior? If it’s the latter, you could be looking at an ex-Uber taxi. Does the car have a permanent smell of pizza? Guess what? Basically, if the car is simply a high-miler with a good service record, then maybe it’s worth a punt. But if its history suggests a raft of different (but all underpaid) drivers and lots of stop-start city driving, then it could well be a liability in the short term.
To be honest, the fact that it’s already done almost 400,000km and is still going suggests that the previous owner has, in fact, cared for it and serviced it properly. But even so, if the car is an ex-rental car or delivery vehicle it’s probably not a great car to own as it heads into its sunset years. And if it’s an ex-car-share vehicle, run in the other direction as fast as you can.
The other documentation you’d really want to be able to examine would be the service history. Any skipped services over that period are bad news and will lead to problems down the track.
As for what might need replacing; at that mileage the short answer is just about everything. It’s not just engines that wear out with kilometres, transmissions, suspension, brakes, bushes, bearings and everything else that can wear, will have begun that process. Again, how close it is to the car’s use-by-date being up will be down to how well it’s been maintained till now. At least parts for a Toyota Corolla will be relatively affordable compared with some of the competition.Show more
I have ordered a new Toyota Prado VX. There is a six-month wait before it arrives. Should I wait for the new model or order now?
If you ordered your Prado today, the waiting time would be closer to 15 months based on reports doing the rounds. But cancelling your order for the current model and ordering the new version would probably mean an even longer wait. The global shortage of silicon chips has meant many manufacturers (Toyota among them) are having a heck of a time building enough cars fast enough. There’s no reason to suggest that an all-new model will get around this problem.
If you take the car you’ve already ordered and then want to trade up to the new version, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting rid of the first one as the second-hand market for these models is very strong (some buyers are paying more than the brand-new price for a second-hand car in some cases).
As for black, it’s actually not the best colour for resale on a four-wheel-drive. Those that live in warmer climates will know that black paint is seen as a hindrance to keeping the car cool inside. And if you do use the car off-road, the black paint is much more likely to show scratches and scuffs of the sort picked up on bush tracks and trails.Show more
I'm in the market to buy a new car and not too sure whether I should go with an electric car or a hybrid?
This is a really topical question right now, and the fear is that you could buy something today that would be technically obsolete next week. However, if you look at the way alternative powertrains (hybrids and EVs) have progressed over the years (and it’s been decades since the Toyota Prius introduced us to the hybrid principle) that hasn’t happened yet. Nor is it likely to.
Obviously, the best way to future-proof your purchase is to buy the latest tech. So that would be an EV. But even then, future EVs will be better than today’s models. That’s just progress for you.
The other factor is how you use your car. If you only drive in an urban setting and can recharge at home, then an EV makes plenty of sense. But if you live or drive in regional areas, then a conventionally powered car remains a valid choice. If your driving is mainly urban running with the odd long-distance trip thrown in, then a hybrid is the one that makes most sense.
As to whether you wait a few months, if you plan to buy a popular make and model, you’ll be waiting anyway. The global shortage of silicon chips as well as manufacturing bottle-necks due to Covid and other factors means that car-makers are struggling to keep up with demand.Show more