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  1. Join Date
    Mar 2006
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    #1
    the ALTIS is manual as opposed to the CIVIC which is AUTOMATIC?

    what are your insights? gas mileage and maintenance costs?

    am leaning towards getting this for my daughter's eventual use...


    thanks guys

  2. Join Date
    Mar 2006
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    #2
    call it indecision on my part...

    I've actualy purchased the ALTIS 4 weeks ago.....am quite happy with the purchase.....

    but now an opportunity to consider an alternative an Automatic transmission CIVIC vti-s 2005 at that....(daughter priority again comes into play)....

    so here comes the dilemna....is it really worth considering at all?


  3. Join Date
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    #3
    ALTIS pa rin.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    Try to test drive the Civic and there you can decide. The '05 VTi-S has 4 wheel disk brakes and is a/t already so if the mileage and condition are similar then why not? Maintainance cost has a little edge towards the Corolla but the Civic isnt far behind (plus every 10,000kms lang ata service requirement for the Honda). On gas mileage, the Altis has an edge... esp. if yours is a m/t and the civic is a/t.

    It will boil down to preference IMO. I was faced with the same dilemma before (Altis vs. Civic) and it was a test drive of both that made me decide on the Civic (my space and driving feel preferences favored the Civic).

  5. Join Date
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    #5
    dapat nag-automatic ka na lang.

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    #6
    teka...nakabili ka na diba? ano yun? i-te-trade mo o ibebenta mo?

  7. Join Date
    Mar 2006
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    #7
    my brother is in the buy and sell business...

    so getting this traded is an definitely option....

    approximately the same price daw....

    only turn off is that the CIVIC is pearl white (harder to maintain..di ba?)

    btw...thanks for the input guys...truly appreciate this.....

    will go for a test drive this weekend......

  8. Join Date
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    #8
    pearl white mahal yan. add 20k pa nga sa bago civic ngaun

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    #9
    Pearl white isnt that hard to maintain as compared to black or dark blue. You just have to soap and wax the car once in a while to keep the paint nice and clean (libag free).

  10. Join Date
    Aug 2004
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    #10
    Definitely the manual car for running costs and fuel consumption.

    Depends on which car she finds easier to drive, I guess... but if you've already got the Altis, keep it na.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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2005 ALTIS 1.6 E or 2005 CIVIC VTI-S