Nissan had just launching their latest model in Malaysia(late Jun). That is the ‘Latio’. While they are busy promoting Latio, the talks of the day also centered around a family car named Livina (they claimed it is selling like hot cakes in Indonesia). They are going to import the Livina to M’sia at the end of the year. We, the ‘ordinary not so rich guy’ in Malaysia have been taken for a ride for a long period of time by the so called protection policy, that we have no choice but to buy the Proton (low quality car but over priced). We are hoping that this so called ‘Livina’ are living up to the expectation of the family man like me; without the over pricing-selling ‘the brand name’ type of car.
I’ve owned a Vios & a Camry (where else in Indonesia & Thailand they are using both model as a taxi) and during one of my family vacation to your country, can you just imagined, my 10 years old child said: tak ada standardlah ayah, dia orang gunakan Vios sebagai taxi sedangkan di M’sia kita sudah habiskan banyak duit membelinya. I don’t know about you all, but ‘gerenti’ I’ve being cheated to my bone by the over pricing of cars in M’sia.
Livina it’s very good car, I’ll bringing livina to pinrang my home town.
Hi all I’m malaysian and from KL, I totally agreed with you all regarding fuel consumption of Toyota car, I had Wish 1.8 and Alphard 2.4. For Wish still acceptable but Alphard is ridiculous, RM0.30/KM if normal drive but if your foot become heavier RM0.40/km. I sold both car and plan to get Latio 1.8(A). I heard Nissan M’sia gonna launch Livina soon in sept but price unknown yet, looking forward to view the show car soon.
Hi, I like Grand Livina very much. Don’t know when it is lauch in Malaysia.
I heard that it will be below RM100K. If that is true i think Livina will be competitive against Innova and Avanza, ehich are selling very well in Malaysia.
I recently bought a 2008 Honda Fit.. Honda Jazz to you folks over in the Pacific. And I love it. Nissan Livina is too wagony and probably great for family.
~Tuan-American Indonesian Muslim
I and hubby fall in love with LIVINA since the first time we saw it. Last time we visit some dealers such as TOYOTA, HONDA, and NISSAN to check and make sure what we need. We decided to go for LIVINA for its compatibility at that price level. We still have to wait for about 3 months but it’s ok… Hope we do make a right decision.
Looks very much like the Honda Odyssey
Livina is interesting car my plan is to buy Livina in 2009, meanwhile i collect the informatio regarding livina performance, specially gas consumption for 1.5 L and 1.8 L and availibility for parts.
I need Ultimate 1.8M/T Type. Did anyone know where I can buy this car? Please help me to find the best dealer in jakarta.. thanks
This may relate better to a different article altogether, but our family drive Toyota Avanza and its shiiiite I really don’t know why my Dad even bothered to buy it. The fuel comsumption is just ok, good passenger capacity (can fit a village lol) but the machine is just awful.. whenever I drive more than 80km/hr, which is considered very slow in Indonesia’s highways, the machine screams rrrrrrram rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrram like a banshee and I want to cry cause it’s so embarassing when I have my mates, or my boyfriend in the car. And at Rp120jt is it cheap? I think not.
Next purchase: Toyota Rush, seems like my Dad’s has gone head over heels for Toyota for reasons I can’t understand except for the better after-sale opportunity (we Indos love buying popular yet crappy 2nd hand Japanese cars).
I really hope it will be a better experience, we boyfriend drives one, and I like the design, very humble but not ‘murahan’ the interior is real comfy too. Fuel consumption is not as good as we want it to be. Any advice on the alternatives?