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Perodua Viva Elite

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Even I am considering buying one of these as a secondary car as the leasing package seems good.

As per the web reviews the car seems to be ok.

However, the agents dont have any available for a test drive.

Any insights anyone ?

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Even I am considering buying one of these as a secondary car as the leasing package seems good.

As per the web reviews the car seems to be ok.

However, the agents dont have any available for a test drive.

Any insights anyone ?

They don't? Where did you go? There is quite a few of them in the showroom opposite Park Street Mews.

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yep thats where I went. All those cars are already sold.

But today they let me a drive a customer's car :)

nifty little machine. very easy to drive !

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From what I found out the Kelisa & Kenari owners are quite disappointed. They said the car is not long lasting and becomes noisy after around 40K.

May be it's better to go for a used Vitz.

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From what I found out the Kelisa & Kenari owners are quite disappointed. They said the car is not long lasting and becomes noisy after around 40K.

May be it's better to go for a used Vitz.

The Viva elite is an entirely different car to the Kelisa and the kenari. It' basically a current model daihatsu charade with a lot of japanese parts. Everyone who ha gotten one is VERY happy with it. Drove one myself recently and was very impressed by the build quality and general finish of the car as well as its road manners.

Its priced pretty keenly too, so it should be a great success.

Don't automatically assume that just because a car is not japanese it is an inferior product.

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I dropped in at their showroom, if you order one now it will only be delivered in December. And if by any chance the duty goes up by that time, they will be cleared at a new price and not at the current advertised prices or the leasing offers.

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From what I found out the Kelisa & Kenari owners are quite disappointed. They said the car is not long lasting and becomes noisy after around 40K.

May be it's better to go for a used Vitz.

Ha Ha that's funny,because my mother owned a kelisa which was one of the first batch to arrive in Sri Lanka,still have the car,the mileage is exceeding 90,000,not a single problem,except for some frequent changes of the brake pads,WOULD CERTAINLY ADVICE TO GO FOR THE VIVA>>>>>nothing out there in that price range could beat it..

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Don't automatically assume that just because a car is not japanese it is an inferior product.

:alc: CERTAINLY,

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:alc: CERTAINLY,

I'm also having a Viva & i'm extremely happy with it. Now i'm going for the second one 'Viva Elite'. Hopefully i will get it this June.. :) My first Viva is a 660 version and it was superb on fuel. I’m going for the 1000cc Elite as I heard it is also good on fuel and power. Viva 660 will be safer for my wife to drive.. heh heee.. :alc:

Any Viva Elite owners in forum..?? Just wanna knw abt the engine power & fuel.. I saw videos in youtube Viva 1000cc going 170kmph..!! (Certainly I’m not going to test the speed..) just to get an idea about the power.. so that I can move around the traffic quicker.. Anybody found any defects in Viva Elite 1000CC manual (Or even Auto, will help the general community) ..??

I didn’t have any issues with Viva 660 for nearly 2yrs now. It is good as I bought it brand-new in 2009.. J

For the people who dnt like perodua’s what I can tell you is its not too comfortable as the corolla (which my dad owns) and not too silent.. But overall it is an ideal car for daily travelling and for anybody who dnt wanna get into racing on the streets.. J (But I did 100+ comfortably with my Viva600)

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Its a really good car for the buck u spend. Only thing is you have to wait for about 3 or 4 months to get ur ride..

dont know about the availability of spare parts...

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From what I found out the Kelisa & Kenari owners are quite disappointed. They said the car is not long lasting and becomes noisy after around 40K.

May be it's better to go for a used Vitz.

No way

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Hi Guys,

Compared to indian Astar- what are the pros and cons of viva Elite....Please advice

thnx

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Compared to road clearance

Indian A-star 170 mm

viva Elite 145 mm

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Compared to road clearance

Indian A-star 170 mm

viva Elite 145 mm

yep thts one of the problems I have, which gives me second thoughts of Elite..

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How is the second hand market of viva?

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All most near to a brandnew,but it does have a very good market

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How is the second hand market of viva?

Market seems to have held up quite well and so have the vehicles. These are just Daihatsu's rebranded and manufactured in Malaysia.

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For me nothings better than a VIVA in that vehicle range.You could get the same gas mileage of a A-STAR with added driving pleasure.

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yep thts one of the problems I have, which gives me second thoughts of Elite..

Thats one of the problems for me too machan, is there any way of improving ground clearance?

The other problem is the waiting list period..

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Compared to road clearance

Indian A-star 170 mm

viva Elite 145 mm

A-star is a fantastic Car .. go for it... only thing is the price-tag is bit too high than Elite

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Merged threads, same car being discussed.

Another good example of why you should use the search.

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Thats one of the problems for me too machan, is there any way of improving ground clearance?

The other problem is the waiting list period..

Is the waiting period long,when i went there, they said it was 1 month waiting period..

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A-star is a fantastic Car .. go for it... only thing is the price-tag is bit too high than Elite

Compared to A star,ppl say elite has a better second hand market.Is it true?

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Merged threads, same car being discussed.

Another good example of why you should use the search.

Same car but not with a comparison with an A star pros and cons

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