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  1. Join Date
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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Ren View Post
    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!
    Hindi naman sinasabi na wag ka bumili ng AT kasi kahit MT mabili mo kung balahura ang previous owner ganun din marami ka pa rin ipapagawa. Just bring a mechanic with you and test drive mo mabuti. Check for jerking in between shifts and try mo ilipat sa iba't ibang levers ng shifter kung gumagana lahat pati overdrive. Kung alam mo na ok naman yung previous owner sa pag aalaga ng kotse bakit naman hindi, mag laan ka lang ng around 10K para sa pagawa at pampalit ng mga fluids ng mabibili mo.

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    #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Bin Diesel View Post
    Hindi naman sinasabi na wag ka bumili ng AT kasi kahit MT mabili mo kung balahura ang previous owner ganun din marami ka pa rin ipapagawa. Just bring a mechanic with you and test drive mo mabuti. Check for jerking in between shifts and try mo ilipat sa iba't ibang levers ng shifter kung gumagana lahat pati overdrive. Kung alam mo na ok naman yung previous owner sa pag aalaga ng kotse bakit naman hindi, mag laan ka lang ng around 10K para sa pagawa at pampalit ng mga fluids ng mabibili mo.
    Opo. Kaya lang wala kase ako kakilala at nahihiya ako magpatulong sa friends kase abala sa time nila.. iniisip ko po bumili sa mga car trade.. baka sa marcars malapit po kase saken.. para iddrive na lang pag nagustuhan ko. Salamat

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    #13
    Our first car was a '95 Lancer AT which we bought in 2004. The tranny had some leaks around its seals pero ok naman ang takbo so kinuha na namin. Belatedly noticed the AT shop sticker under the hood a few days after while I was tinkering in the engine bay so medyo kinabahan na ako. Brought it to a trusted shadetree mechanic and he confirmed na napalitan na nga ang tranny so doble kaba.

    Lucky for us the tranny lasted until 2010 and got us through quite a few long trips to Batangas, Laguna and Tagaytay. Alaga lang sa OEM ATF kung low na. I think ang nakasira lang sa kanya was when my fan died in traffic and the car almost hit the highest level on the temp gauge. After that nagloko na ang tranny so baka tinamaan na ang internals due to overheat. Replaced the tranny for 20k pero the shop did a hack job and puro tulo na after that. It was running ok though pero the repair costs were too much already dahil kelangan ibaba uli and we sold it on for a loss when we got our bnew car in 2011.

    So double check and double check some more. Tulo and jerking no go agad. Hanging wires na parang pinutol lang dahil di alam kung saan ikabit red flag agad yan. Try to test drive the car from cold start dahil minsan kung may problema ang pump di kakagat ang gears kung malamig pa ang tranny. Then takbo mo sya until mga 60kph to confirm that overdrive is working (around 2k rpm lang dapat ang makina at that speed). Make sure na umabot din sa proper operating temp dahil may mga sakit din na naglalabasan kung mainit na ang ATF.

    Good luck

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    #14
    Thanks po.

    How about yung maintenance ng Opel Astra Wagon na Manual Tranny? Mga how much po kaya aabutin? Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by cripple_rooster View Post
    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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    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Ren View Post
    Thanks po.

    How about yung maintenance ng Opel Astra Wagon na Manual Tranny? Mga how much po kaya aabutin? Thanks.
    Bro cripple_rooster is a foreigner. He probably does not know that this particular model is not officially available here. The one that was officially sold here was the generation after this one, and it was not very successful. 2nd hand Astra's are actually very cheap. At just 100+k for early 2000s units. Even if they are solid cars, parts and maintenance is a big problem.

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    #16
    I bought my 1997 mitsubishi galant AT on Sept. 2009, luckily, up to present, wala pa naman akong naging problema sa trans

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by GTi View Post
    The one that was officially sold here was the generation after this one, and it was not very successful. 2nd hand Astra's are actually very cheap. At just 100+k for early 2000s units. Even if they are solid cars, parts and maintenance is a big problem.
    At least the Astra B has the same Ecotec engine currently available in the newer Chevrolets, so it makes less complicated to get parts, and maintenance can be performed by any mechanic who works on Chevrolet and Daewoo.

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