Jun
19
2011

Test Driving the New Myvi 2011

We were invited to test drive the New Myvi 2011 on their launch day – 16th June but I couldn’t make it. Yesterday, we managed to squeeze in some time and without further ado, we hit the road..

Test Drive

Darling took the New Myvi 2011 for a spin first followed by me later. We were extremely curious as to what the new Myvi has to offer as the 2005 model has been the top selling model in Malaysia for five years!

He loves how the new Myvi steering weighs and feels.

Electric power steering

The electric power steering is obviously more stable compared to the old Myvi.  The same ECU-controlled power steering system is also used on Toyota Vios and Suzuki Swift.

The new Myvi is wee bit lower but it made a whole lot of difference driving it. It feels less bouncy thanx to the new front dampers by Kayaba and rear dampers by APM suspensions. I’ve always dislike how the old Myvi kinda bounces like a jolly jelly bean on the road, so having a better control both as the driver and the passenger in the new Myvi is a welcoming change!

dash mounted gear shift

I simply love the dash-mounted gear shift. For a petite person like me, this is the change I’ve been dreaming of!

boot space

New Myvi 2011

Though in general the new Myvi has lesser boot space compared to the old Myvi by 17 litres, it is actually easier to load things into it as you can lift the back compartment all the way up as opposed to the old Myvi that can barely be lifted beyond 3/4 (picture below).

old Myvi

Old Myvi

New seatbelt for centre passenger

The new Myvi 2011 also comes with a 3-point rear seat belts but what caught my attention is the roof mounted new center passenger belt. It functions as a full seat belt compared to just strapping your hips in the old Myvi.

Meter

Gorgeous meter combination with 3D effect

headlamp

The new Myvi has a luxury looking projector headlamps.

6-inch touch screen

A full colour 6-inch touch screen (available only for the Elegance spec).

electric retractable side mirrors

Electric retractable side mirrors

New Myvi 2011

Back view

New Myvi 2011 – Rear view

New Myvi 2011 – Ethan view! :D

Price starts from RM43,900 (Manual solid) to RM57,400 (Elegance Metallic)

Overall the New Myvi 2011 LAGI BEST! It’s more fuel economical than the old Myvi running at RM0.14/km (based on current fuel price). Can’t wait for the 1.5litre variant to be launced though! Waiting.. waiting..

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25 Comments + Add Comment

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    yeeee……. can drive! i didn't test drive it XD

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      test drive it lah.. baru can feel it. :D

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    New Myvi look more gorgeous.. Regret driving old Myvi right now.. Haha..

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      join da club.. me regret too :(

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    hey Merryn, have you booked? How about the pricing?

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      eek! lol.. solly.. terforget! updated liao.. thank you claire! :D

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    Looks really nice. You're buying one? Dunno if I can get in the driver's seat or not – looks a bit crammed. Just nice for small people like you all… :(

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      STP! LoL! U don't buy Myvi lah! Buy something your SIZE! Hahahahhaha…

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    1.5cc not here yet?? LOoks like gonna wait again.. I was hoping this launch is for the 1.5.. sigh..

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      Wooot! Planning for a Myvi eh? I heard the 1.5 is not gonna be launched anytime SOON.. so slowly slowly wait u! :P

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    Nice car..

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    Myvi is really not bad if compare to all those proton cars here…

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      :)

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    It's a welcome change.. and I expect sales for perodua myvi to keep on going up. Bravo, and nice writup Merryn :)

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      They got a whopping 8000 bookings by the launching day, what do you think? :D

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    yeah, it looks nice!! and i like the dashboard, haha, surely gotta be better right?? or else how can they make it?? :)

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      Yeah yeah! must improve not move backwards :)

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    i like the dashboard :)

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      Me too! :D

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    so . . . Exora or Myvi (New)? hehehe :P if u plan to get a basketball team la XD jk jk

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      siao u.. basketball team? Me not a baby making machine :P So Myvi will do :D

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    nampak menarik la….. tp untuk keluarga kecil boleh la..

    klau aku yg beli.. x muat wei keluarga aku….hahaha

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      Sumi.. sumi kena beli Alphard! Atau Mini Bus! LoL~ :P

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    Trying hard to convince my parents to buy it to replace the 16-year-old proton iswara in the house. but the price is proving a big stumbling block… 52k here in sarawak for premium spec. walao eh

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    When perodua first came out, it was supposed to be an affordable second car to most people or a cheap new car to first time buyers. Now the only thing going up is it's price, no longer value for money. Just imagine paying 47 k for a small compact car that's probably only worth less that half of that in europe.

    Being a former perodua owner, I can also warn you that their spare parts are not cheap either.

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