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  1. Join Date
    Jan 2006
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    #1
    questions sa mga gurus...

    Tips lng po before buying an imported car, yng tipong galing cebu, anu po yng guidelines na dpat i consider ng buyer before purchasing the car. Panu malaman kng smuggled or not... There are humors kasi if galing cebu yng car mjo mainit sa mata ng parak d2 sa manila..

    onti, tips lng po kung anu po yng mga kelangan i verify like:
    -papers
    -or/cr
    - required pa ba kmuha ng manila plate sa diliman??

    thanks a lot!!

  2. Join Date
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    #2
    Smuggled or not, mas mainit talaga sa mata ng transportation authorities ang mga Cebu imports because the license plates do not match the model year of the vehicle. So it's pretty obvious that the vehicles were imported as used units.

    Also, if you use them in Metro Manila, the 'Y' plates will surely stand out since 'Z' is the current series offered here.

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  3. Join Date
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    #3
    if you want to buy from cebu, suggest you should live in visayas or mindanao. You will be the favorite kotong by all the manila cops. Even if that car paid all the taxes, you will still be the CHOSEN ONE, always being stopped and your documents checked. And they will assume you are guilty until proven innocent. Why? Nangyari na kasi sa amin yan. Our Cebu office sent a Kia sportage to Manila. Ayun, sabit for 2 months, nasa impounding area. We finally had to pay them off. When we asked if pwede na magamit sa Luzon/Manila, they even said send it back to Cebu. Where is the car now? Being used in Bacolod by the salesman assigned there.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    --Tingin ko bro pag hindi Manila plates takot bumili ang buyer unless you live in Cebu and you use the vehicle there.
    --For instance yung plate starting in R palang iniiwasan ng mga buyers like a plague in Metro Manila and Calabarzon.

    --Just a suggestion just buy from legitimate second hand dealers or locally sourced vehicles.
    ---Mainit ang Cebu, isa yan sa bagsakan ng smuggled and of course the center of smuggling ang Subic...
    --If you want high tech vehicles or luxury vehicles go to the nearest legitimate importers. Sa Metro, CATs at Prestige car ata. O yung Hari o Columbian Motors.

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    #5
    Yung mga converted vehicles na galing sa Port Irene pareho ding "Y" nagsisimula ang plate? o lahat ng converted?

  6. Join Date
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    --problema kasi sa mga kawatan sa LTO, dumb din. bakit?sa plate number palang duda kana sa sasakyan.

    --Tsaka obvious naman pag nakita kung imported (smuggled or stolen) ang sasakyan. Alang available locally.

    --Just a suggestion, there is a thread here about the problem of buying imported (smuggled) cars.

    --Tsaka resale value yan sigurado, bagsak.

    --Bili ka na lang ng Ford or Toyota, locally made na, may spareparts pa.

  7. Join Date
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    i have seen a lot of cebu cars that was registered in Diliman LTO so their plates start with Z na. I think its better kung ganun but be sure may kilala ka sa LTO diliman to process the papers.

  8. Join Date
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    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Syuryuken View Post
    Yung mga converted vehicles na galing sa Port Irene pareho ding "Y" nagsisimula ang plate? o lahat ng converted?
    "B" po ang plate galing dun.

  9. Join Date
    Aug 2007
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    #9
    medyo sitahin talaga kapag Y ang plate number ... kasi daw hindi pa kumpleto bayad ng tax .. ewan ko ba sa kanila.. anyway tips on buying imported goods ..
    1. Check mo kung converted from right hand to left hand drive.
    2. check mo yung mga host sa ilalim kung hindi masyado na pwersa.. kasi ganito nangyari sa kakilala ko .. yung host na galing makina masyadong kapos o maigsi nung na convert na sa lefthand drive.
    3. Check the chassis kung welding lang .. delikado kapag ganun ...
    4. magsama ka ng magaling tumingin ng CR/OR baka kasi fake yun mayari ka pa
    5. Make sure kung bibili ng mga converted car .. handa mo na ulo mo sa mga problema na ma-encounter mo

  10. #10
    Y ang problematic..

    may mga lumalabas na Z na converted ha...iilan lang nga lang..

    R is now common...

    pero liteace ko X CR-registered sa LTO diliman...

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