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  1. Join Date
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    #11
    Thirteen cars that can pass through floods

    1. Land Rover Range Rover

    Ground Clearance: 302 mm

    Wading Depth: 900 mm

    Segment: Luxury Full-size SUV

    Base Price: P9 million and above

    2. Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Ground Clearance: 245 mm

    Wading Depth: 762 mm

    Segment: Compact SUV (2+2-door)

    Base Price: P1.798 million (4.0L V6)

    3. Ford Ranger

    Ground Clearance: 223 mm

    Wading Depth: 800 mm

    Segment: Mid-size Pickup

    Base Price: P699,000 (42 Chassis Cab)

    4. Toyota Fortuner

    Ground Clearance: 220 mm

    Wading Depth: 700 mm

    Segment: Mid-size SUV

    Base Price: P1.282 million (42 G 2.7 Gas A/T)

    5. Subaru Forester

    Ground Clearance: 220 mm

    Wading Depth: 500 mm

    Segment: Compact Crossover SUV

    Base Price: 1,868 million (2L)

    6. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    Ground Clearance: 220 mm

    Wading Depth: 600 mm

    Segment: Mid-size SUV

    Base Price: P2.972 million (4.0L V6)

    7. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

    Ground Clearance: 215 mm

    Wading Depth: 500 mm

    Segment: Full-size SUV

    Base Price: P1.208 million (GLX 2.5D 2WD MT (Non-VGT)

    8. Ford Everest

    Ground Clearance: 210 mm

    Wading Depth: 750 mm

    Segment: Mid-size SUV

    Base Price: P1.29 million (4X2 XLT MT)

    9. Chevrolet Colorado

    Ground Clearance: 210 mm

    Wading Depth: 800 mm

    Segment: Compact Pickup

    Base Price: P1,148,888 (2.5L 42 Manual transmission LT)

    10. Mitsubishi Strada

    Ground Clearance: 205 mm

    Wading Depth: 550 mm

    Segment: Compact Pickup

    Base Price: P880,000 (2.5 GL 42 M/T)

    11. Ford EcoSport

    Ground Clearance: 200 mm

    Wading Depth: 550 mm

    Segment: Mini SUV

    Base Price: P775,000 (1.5L Ambiente M/T)

    12. Volkswagen Touareg

    Ground Clearance: 200 mm

    Wading Depth: 580 mm

    Segment: Midsize Luxury Crossover SUV

    Base Price: P4.29 million (3.0 TDI V6 8AT)

    13. Suzuki Grand Vitara

    Ground Clearance: 200 mm

    Wading Depth: 500mm

    Segment: Compact SUV

    Base Price: P1.16 million (2.4 L 42 M/T)

    Conclusion

    When you are living in a flooded area or constantly commuting to a location which has a long history of flooding, it is best to buy a car that has excellent flood capabilities. In our list, only the Ford Ranger and Ford Ecosport are under P1 million. Some other accessories you could install in your car to enhance its wading performance and draw out water are snorkels and breathing pipes extension.

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    #12
    in retrospect, crossovers are not meant for crossing flood as they are meant to "hug" the road in the urban jungle and basically with a low fording depth. If you really want a vehicle for this purpose get a pickup or SUV and lift it at your desired height to increase more its fording ability. Personally, even if I drive a 4x4, I still avoid flooded streets if I can. Why? because fording your vehicle in flood invites many problems like water going inside your tranny, differentials, dirty water finding its way into your brake fluid, dirty water finding its way into your wheel bearings, etc and the list goes on. Even SUV/pickups right from the casa are not immune to flood waters. Prep your suv for fording entails a lot of work like relocating your tranny and differential breathers to a higher location, repacking wheel bearings, "waterproofing" the submersible parts of your vehicle, etc..
    Still dare to cross a flooded street?

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    in retrospect, crossovers are not meant for crossing flood as they are meant to "hug" the road in the urban jungle and basically with a low fording depth. If you really want a vehicle for this purpose get a pickup or SUV and lift it at your desired height to increase more its fording ability. Personally, even if I drive a 4x4, I still avoid flooded streets if I can. Why? because fording your vehicle in flood invites many problems like water going inside your tranny, differentials, dirty water finding its way into your brake fluid, dirty water finding its way into your wheel bearings, etc and the list goes on. Even SUV/pickups right from the casa are not immune to flood waters. Prep your suv for fording entails a lot of work like relocating your tranny and differential breathers to a higher location, repacking wheel bearings, "waterproofing" the submersible parts of your vehicle, etc..
    Still dare to cross a flooded street?

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    #13
    I'd throw in the MUX. Really great. Matipid din for city driving and syempre for long drives. Not the fast lang though

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    #14
    If top priority ang height, get a pickup or SUV. Nakita mo naman siguro kung paano bumaha dito satin. Prepare for the worst case scenario. Mamili ka nalang sa list na binigay ni mda

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    #15
    OK I'll rephrase the question. Which crossover has the highest wading depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theblob View Post
    OK I'll rephrase the question. Which crossover has the highest wading depth?
    Based on the data shared by Monseratto, the Ecosport is the cheapest crossover with a wading capability of 500mm. If you want a vehicle with AWD, then the Subaru Forester can fit within your budget (assuming with discounts). XV can also be an option as its platform has similarities with the Forester.
    Last edited by Egan101; August 26th, 2015 at 03:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egan101 View Post
    Based on the data shared by Monseratto, the Ecosport is the cheapest crossover with a wading capability of 500mm. If you want a vehicle with AWD, then the Subaru Forester can fit within your budget (assuming with discounts). XV can also be an option as its platform has similarities with the Forester.
    Given all the negative feedback about EcoSport and Ford's after-sales service, would you guys get a cheaper, higher EcoSport or a lower and more expensive (but not as much negative feedback) Tucson?

    I still can't find the wading depth of the HRV. With the EcoSport at 500mm, XV at 450mm and Tucson at 400mm, then factoring in after-sales service, I might have to settle for the XV or HRV.

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    #18
    ^^^ HARI Motors (Hyundai Local Dealer) has a lot of horror stories regarding its after-sales service. You can browse here in Tsikot the bad experiences of some members with HARI Motors. KIA's local dealer, Colombia Motors, has a better reputation in terms of after-sales service.

    Don't expect much from the HRV in terms of ground clearance as it is about the same or lower than the CRV. The CRV sits lower than most of the compact crossovers.
    Last edited by Egan101; August 26th, 2015 at 03:25 PM.

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    #19
    Hyundai has just as awful aftersales as Ford. In fact, I have no problem with Ford except that they're expensive. And the upside is that some Ford dealers aren't expensive. I used to have my car serviced at Ford BGC and my 10k PMS was almost 11k. In Ford Makati, for my 20k PMS, I only spent 8k. And thats with 9L of FS oil already.

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    #20
    What's the reputation of Subaru?

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