Liva is only okay
Pros : good safety features, refreshing looks, fine mileage
Cons : Low quality materials, too much plastic
My friend very recently brought home the new hatch from Toyota called the Toyota Etios Liva G Safety. I have previously drove a Toyota Etios of one other friend I found simply no dissimilarities between the two versions of the car except for the former being a sedan and the latter being a hatchback. However, talking about the Liva, I must say that the car definitely has some very refreshing and stylish looks that makes you want to see it again and again from different angles. The car has got exciting design throughout the exteriors. However there are more negative aspects of the car, the first of them being the low quality of material that has been used in the interiors. It simply has too much plastic than any other car of the segment. This simply tells us how far Toyota has gone in terms of cost cutting measures. The graphic seats are simply nothing but raw fabric. The dash seems too raw with the poorly coated plastic exposé. Moreover I cannot forget how bad it feels when you don’t have the alloys on. I can’t figure out why this much of a cost cutting since the price is still not reasonable. The only good thing here is the engine of the car that delivers satisfying levels of mileage and power but how much would you compensate and by what means. The Liva lacks essential elements even the trims and proper finishing in the interiors. It only looks good from outside but as soon as you close the door, it ‘bams’ like anything. There is no insulation even in the doors. However go ahead and buy this eye candy for looks if it pleases you!