Wish doesnt come with ECO low load indicator, (a change has been added)
Both cars have average km/l but not with an on-the-fly-fc bar (employ in hybrid) or Ody or Elysion. But Stream get extra ECO low load indicator
Wish comes with "On-the-fly" (aka Real-time) FC reading plus Avg kph.
BTW, what does ECO do? Turns green when at best FC and lowest emission state or when ECO button is selected ?
Dont take the conclusion so seriously, it meant to be a joke. Notice the last sentence?
Agreed bro, that is why I am here to help correct some not-so-serious errors in the review.
Actually the dif on better headroom is very marginal. Second row pax on either cars wont have any diff going in and out as mentioned in the article. The third row is tricky.
Actually, my concern is your contradictory statements in the 1st and 2nd postings about the significance of the height clearance, not about the 3rd row entry issue. However, having say that, I agree 3rd row needs some acrobatic stunt by the pax. The sliding door is a better answer as in minivans like Mazda5 or Toyota Isis.
Notice the slanting foot room angle on Wish is not mentioned in official graph (not consistence) and actual height is also not as good as what people think, see the extra lines on my graph carefully The dummy on Wish is a child size dummy for third row while Stream use adult size.
Here is the enlarged version of the same pax seating schemetic.
How you come to arrive that Wish's schematic on the 3rd pax is of child-size is beyond me.
Better engine for Wish? 2ZR-FE Not yet for this current model. Maybe for all new Wish replacement? I already mentioned it in the history of wish url provided on the first few paragraph. http://motoring.asia1.com.sg/cgi-bin/mo ... 6;t=000373
However Toyota in its official report saying that all 1zzfe engine will be replaced by 2010.
Bro, better re-check your source again:
2010 is the dateline set by Toyota to revamp its entire engine design from concept to production, NOT a production dateline of 2ZR-FE.
In fact, the 2ZR-FE is already in-production now with at least 3 models (Corolla series) using this new dual-VVti power plant ever since its was officially announced this year 13 Jun.
The 2ZR-FE is a product of Toyota's on-going evolution of the engine design which is to meet more demanding emssion standard by 2010.
The current 1ZZ-FE has already being phase out when the factory retooling completes. My predicition is there are still inventories of 1ZZ-FE to meet Wish/Isis and other current models demand in the next 48 months before the next generation cycle begin. How time flies, Wish is already coming to 4 yrs old liao!
To get an idea what Toyota is doing for the next 4 yrs (until 2010), they just opened the 1st hybrid production in NA, outside Japan and PRC (1st non-JDM plant) this Oct.
In fact, you will see more of such new engines when BM brings in the latest low-emssion hybrid V6 engine from Lexus GS/LS by end of this year. So my bet is Wish G2 might also comes with hybrid powerplant variant.