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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    What's the advantage of buying compact vehicles?

    We're chosing between Picanto, Spark and i10, pero nakita ko na konti lang difference nila sa Vios at Accent.

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    Advantages:
    - Madali imaneuver at ipark
    - Less fuel consumption
    - Less space occupied
    - Mataas ang headroom
    - Cheap Price

    The disadvantages (if you're ok with it)
    - Less legroom (mostly the case)
    - Engines are small displacement ones that they're not the ideal highway partner
    - Often times cheapy cheappy interior
    - Base model horror

    Hope this helps, pero kung may pamilya ka or living with relatives (and usually travelling with them) these are not good choices.

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    The Vios and Accent at the same price as the top-of-the-line min-cars are completely unloaded, manual transmissions, bare interiors, wind-down windows (on the Vios, at least), steelies.

    For similarly unloaded min-cars, you will still be paying 80k or so less. Bare Spark is 518k.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    Quote Originally Posted by myk384 View Post
    Engines are small displacement ones that they're not the ideal highway partner
    Actually, due to their smaller (and then lighter) bodies they often don't feel so underpowered at all.

    If there's no need to move with more than 4 people and not too much luggage a compact car can be a reasonable option.

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    1.2 Minis are quicker than 1.3 liter subcompacts.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #6
    So you guys would rather get a compact vehicle than an entry level Vios and Accent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    The Vios and Accent at the same price as the top-of-the-line min-cars are completely unloaded, manual transmissions, bare interiors, wind-down windows (on the Vios, at least), steelies.

    For similarly unloaded min-cars, you will still be paying 80k or so less. Bare Spark is 518k.
    Vios now has power windows on all models even the cheapest ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harangody View Post
    So you guys would rather get a compact vehicle than an entry level Vios and Accent?
    I would since I encounter rather tight parking spaces everyday, especially if its a parallel parking spot. The Vios is a small car but I just noticed recently that its almost as long as a Toyota Fortuner which kinda makes it pretty hard to parallel park...

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    i think the vios is around 14 feet and the Fortuner around 16 feet in length..

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    #10
    vios/accent/city are sub-compacts. altis/civic/elantra/lancer are compact.

    btt... for a daily commuter car, minicar would be fine. but for a family-person that needs to go to the grocery every now-and-then, sub-compact is a must, if not a compact one.

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