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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    Maige pa nga mag camry kung ganyan din consumption... tapos mababa pa resale value
    Thanks for your input! Camry's do have low resale value, will look into them. How are the parts availability though?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTi View Post
    Onga noh. Very minimal nalang ang price difference ng same year model Altis and Camry at the 300k price point.

    Very fitting coding/weekend/occasions car.

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    Thanks for your input! So far I see Altis and Camrys hover around 300-400k price point. But I am now considering newer second hand used cars like the Mirage, Vios, City and Ciaz. So far only the Ciaz dips to 400k used and low mileage. I'm very tempted to go Suzuki because of the Ciaz's rated fuel economy, elegant design and huge space.

    Quote Originally Posted by Egan101 View Post
    Camry na nga lang kung coding car. Kung daily driver, Altis or Civic.
    Yes looking into Camrys. Which Civic models are you talking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by chon961 View Post
    The 10th gen Corolla Altis is one of the most comfortable cars in its segment during its time. I personally have a 2009 1.6V A/T, and the ride comfort and NVH/ noise insulation is very satisfactory.

    Performance wise, i suggest you get the 2.0V model, as the 1.6 3ZZ engine struggles quite a bit. Later 3ZR 1.6 units (2010-2012) were quite improved due to the Dual VVTi. The ZZ engines were only used from 2008-early 2010.

    Common issues of this model are the melting dashboard (a number of 10th gen Altis units had their dashboards replaced by Toyota via a silent recall), and the rack and pinion bushing.

    Goodluck on your purchase!
    Thank you! How's the maintenance with your 10 year old Altis? Does the underchassis still hold up after years of wear and tear in the metro? How about the engine? Does it still idle smoothly? How often do you change oil?

    Performance is not a main priority (as it will be idling through bumper-to bumper traffic ) so comfort, reliability at lamig ng aircon ang mainly priorities ko.

    Quote Originally Posted by chon961 View Post
    Mas sulit na ang XV40 Camry compared to the Altis, pati sa registration pareho na lang.

    Both the Altis and the Camry are classified as Medium, so they share the P3,800 MVUC charge.
    I see, thanks for the heads up!

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    #12
    A Civic FD (2006-2011) or Civic FB (2012-2015) is as reliable as an Altis of the same era.

    For the Camry alternative, the 8th gen Accord (2008-2012) offers the same space and fuel consumption but it is a better driverís car. The Camry is better if you have a chauffeur.


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    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by leoblack9 View Post
    Thanks for your input! Camry's do have low resale value, will look into them. How are the parts availability though?


    Thanks for your input! So far I see Altis and Camrys hover around 300-400k price point. But I am now considering newer second hand used cars like the Mirage, Vios, City and Ciaz. So far only the Ciaz dips to 400k used and low mileage. I'm very tempted to go Suzuki because of the Ciaz's rated fuel economy, elegant design and huge space.


    Yes looking into Camrys. Which Civic models are you talking about?


    Thank you! How's the maintenance with your 10 year old Altis? Does the underchassis still hold up after years of wear and tear in the metro? How about the engine? Does it still idle smoothly? How often do you change oil?

    Performance is not a main priority (as it will be idling through bumper-to bumper traffic ) so comfort, reliability at lamig ng aircon ang mainly priorities ko.


    I see, thanks for the heads up!
    I'd consider the newer subcompacts if this was going to be the daily driver. But since you said this will only be the coding/weekend car, I say might as well get something more enjoyable.

    Between the Accord and Camry of the same vintage, I would go for the one that sold more (Camry). This is because of better availability of model specific trim parts. We have just sold our 2005 Accord 2.4 with 106k mileage for 150k last week. Excellent engine and chassis. Reason for selling? Malfunctioning aircon IC, with no available spare part. Yet engine and suspension parts were very much available.

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    #14
    Quote Originally Posted by leoblack9 View Post

    Thank you! How's the maintenance with your 10 year old Altis? Does the underchassis still hold up after years of wear and tear in the metro? How about the engine? Does it still idle smoothly? How often do you change oil?


    Performance is not a main priority (as it will be idling through bumper-to bumper traffic ) so comfort, reliability at lamig ng aircon ang mainly priorities ko.

    Acquired the Altis last 2014, with 35,000 kms. Now it already logged 105,000 kms, so far these are the only parts i replaced:

    -Front and rear shock absorbers (not really worn out, I replaced it lang agad when i found signs of leakage). Front shocks replaced April 2018, Rears replaced June 2019.

    -Rack and Pinion bushing (a common issue of this Altis), was replaced by Exalta Banawe last April 2018. They replaced it with a polyurethane bushing.

    -Oil change every 5,000 kms/ or 6 months, whichever comes first. I only use Shell Helix HX5 mineral oil (15W-40)

    So far very satisfied with it, very smooth and comfortable for its age. Only complaint with the car is the tight rear legroom.

    Car is daily driven, and being our only vehicle, it's still being used for out of town family trips

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    +1 sa Camry sir hehe. Okay ang Camry. Fuel Consumption, hindi naman malayo difference sa compact sedan. Maintenance, hindi rin ganun kataas. Mas madalas imaintain, pero mas mura overall cost kesa sa Fortuner.

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