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  1. Join Date
    Aug 2007
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    16
    #1
    Hi everybody,

    I'm planning to buy a 2nd hand Tamaraw FX by the end of the year. Which model is better, Gasoline or Diesel? Power steering or pawis steering? I am in Mindanao, Tamaraw FX's here are a bit expensive, Diesel: 220-260 thousand, Gasoline 5K: 170-200 thousand. Is it wise to buy in manila? Don't have any idea in bill of lading /freight costs?

    P.S.
    I've read bad feedbaks regarding 2C diesel engines. I have had some experience driving a Tamaraw FX 94 HSPU stock 2C engine and no power steering. I use it for long drives from Cagayan de Oro to Surigao, Pagadian, Dipolog, Valencia and Ipil. Those are long drives (600km maximum) and I've never experienced breakdowns or engine problems. My average run is 12-14 km/L.

    Thanks.

  2. Join Date
    May 2006
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    8,322
    #2
    Ayaw mo ng Hilander? yung standard model may mabibili ka ng 190K diesel pa or 220k-250k Hilander SL.

  3. #3
    mas malaki ang highlander, pero kung kailangan mo ng mas makitid, FX ka talaga..

    my lite 2c-turbo, nakuha ko busit na busit nako... narestore ko yung engine--reliable naman pala.. di lang DIY adjustable ang valve clearance pero masasabi ko--mas tahimik pa ang 2C(lalo na yung japan-turbo, ung local na lumabas ay korean 2C) kaysa sa 2L(makina ng revo) at medyo hawig ng tunog(pero mas tahimik parin) sa 2kd-ftv(makina ng innova)...

  4. Join Date
    Jan 2006
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    2,105
    #4
    I think Hilander is better for passenger needs. but for Cargo, FX or L300.

    regarding your question:

    Diesel or Gas?: kahit ano. kung myroon power steering mas ok. puwede mo pa upgrade engine mo to 2C-turbo or even 3C-turbo.

    freight costs: mga more or less 16k including papers.

    I personaly don't recommend going to Manila. The Price of Manila used car displays doesn't have much difference in other displays anywhere in the Philippines. basta direct seller lang para mas mura.

  5. Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    134
    #5
    fx namin over 10 years na namin ginagamit pero oks parin.
    ang problema lang sa 2C na makina mahina lang sa paakyat kung maraming kang pasahero.

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