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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    Hi All,


    Gusto ko po sanang bumili ng sasakyan and may nakita akong wagon na 99 model pero automatic. May friend ako na sabi na wag daw matic bilhin kase po mahihirapan ako sa pagpapagawa.

    Any thoughts on this? Should I stick to manual transmission used cars po?

    Thanks in advance and happy new year!

    =^_^=

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    Depends on the actual condition of the transmission. Given the car is thirteen years old already, there may be significant damage to the clutch packs if the previous owner was not meticulous about maintenance and proper driving technique.

    Only an actual test drive will tell you if there's a problem.

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    #3
    '99 station wagon? i can think of only one.. volvo??.. very few units out there.. good luck with spare parts and repair/maintenance.

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    #4
    There is also the Suzuki Esteem, which is more likely what the threadstarter is talking about.

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    There is also the Suzuki Esteem, which is more likely what the threadstarter is talking about.
    ah yes! forgot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Ren View Post
    Hi All,


    Gusto ko po sanang bumili ng sasakyan and may nakita akong wagon na 99 model pero automatic. May friend ako na sabi na wag daw matic bilhin kase po mahihirapan ako sa pagpapagawa.

    Any thoughts on this? Should I stick to manual transmission used cars po?

    Thanks in advance and happy new year!

    =^_^=
    Kung posible mag manual, manual na. Aside from the problem of the transmission's health, there's also the fact that old matic trannies are dumb shifters and are very thirsty at the pump.

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    If you're looking for such an old car with automatic transmission, get one with a 4-speed Aisin. They're still the easiest ones to find replacement parts, and reliable enought to remain available in the 1.6L Altis.

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    Thanks po sanyo... ung esteem nga po ung tinitignan ko..

    Mag manual na lang talaga ako. D rin pala sure na madadalian ako magdrive pag lumang matic bilhin ko.. first time would be car owner at driver pa naman po ako.


    Happy New Year!

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    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    There is also the Suzuki Esteem, which is more likely what the threadstarter is talking about.
    or an opel vectra or astra perhaps?

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by 1D4LV View Post
    or an opel vectra or astra perhaps?
    The '95 Opel Astra is also a nice option.


    Altough nowadays it's pretty much neglected by the market, is still one of the most reliable from its class at the time it was made. Plus having the Aisin 4-speed transmission it would ease an eventual retrofitting of a Toyota engine

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