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  1. Join Date
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    Hello! I'm on the market for a brand new subcompact/crossover. I'm currently driving a sedan and it's definitely time to replace it especially due to safety concerns. Sulit na sulit na siya kasi 90's model pa, and bothered na kami na baka tumirik na lang siya bigla soon.

    Anyway, I'm eyeing either the Honda BR-V or the newly-introduced Suzuki Vitara. Medyo mataas na kukunin ko para iwas baha at iwas sabit. Some preliminary pros for each car:
    BR-V: 7-seater capacity, higher ground clearance at 201 mm (vs ~180 for Vitara)
    Vitara: Cruise control, sunroof, slightly better specs, slightly cheaper

    If you were in my position, which would you pick? Inputs from owners of either vehicles would be amazing.

    Maraming salamat!

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    Looks-wise mas ok sakin yung vitara na mukhang crossover unlike the BRV na undecided if crossover or ppv or suv hehe. I just dont know about the specs and availability of parts for the vitara. But i think vitara wouldn't be a bad choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prizefighterMD View Post
    Hello! I'm on the market for a brand new subcompact/crossover. I'm currently driving a sedan and it's definitely time to replace it especially due to safety concerns. Sulit na sulit na siya kasi 90's model pa, and bothered na kami na baka tumirik na lang siya bigla soon.

    Anyway, I'm eyeing either the Honda BR-V or the newly-introduced Suzuki Vitara. Medyo mataas na kukunin ko para iwas baha at iwas sabit. Some preliminary pros for each car:
    BR-V: 7-seater capacity, higher ground clearance at 201 mm (vs ~180 for Vitara)
    Vitara: Cruise control, sunroof, slightly better specs, slightly cheaper

    If you were in my position, which would you pick? Inputs from owners of either vehicles would be amazing.

    Maraming salamat!
    "sunroof."
    whatever for?
    my opinion.

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    Both r good vehicle,walang tapon gaya nga ng sabi nila. Between the 2 models mas ok sa akin si Vitara. But if ur looking for a more than 5 seating capacity,BRV naman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prizefighterMD View Post
    Hello! I'm on the market for a brand new subcompact/crossover. I'm currently driving a sedan and it's definitely time to replace it especially due to safety concerns. Sulit na sulit na siya kasi 90's model pa, and bothered na kami na baka tumirik na lang siya bigla soon.

    Anyway, I'm eyeing either the Honda BR-V or the newly-introduced Suzuki Vitara. Medyo mataas na kukunin ko para iwas baha at iwas sabit. Some preliminary pros for each car:
    BR-V: 7-seater capacity, higher ground clearance at 201 mm (vs ~180 for Vitara)
    Vitara: Cruise control, sunroof, slightly better specs, slightly cheaper

    If you were in my position, which would you pick? Inputs from owners of either vehicles would be amazing.

    Maraming salamat!

    Sir prizefighterMD

    Suzuki Vitara, This modern Era, underrated CUV.. pero in 90's yan ang sikat na CUV.

    Luckily, nakapag-drive ako ng 1st gen, during early 2000's (2003) at age of 15yrs old. first real vehicle na nadrive ko at very young age.. JXL 16V, 4x4 AT, yung 4wd system nya, malapit sa handbrake..

    2days ko lang na-drive ito, in 2004, during na bumili na ang parents ko ng first car nila, hindi na ako nahirapan mag-drive, at pinag-aralan ko na lang yung shifting sa Manual transmission..


    BRV, never pa ako nakapag-drive ng ganitong sasakyan, pero other model variant katulad ng mobilio this year, old model ng civic, during early days of driving.. ok naman..


    pag dating kasi sa performance, hindi naman nagkakalayo..


    mas mainam na i-test drive yung parehong sasakyan.. para malaman nyo talaga yung pasok sa preferences nyo at comfort pag dating sa driving.

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    seems like you don't need 7 seats coz you're considering the vitara in which case you probably don't need the extra space on the BR-V. a shorter vehicle does have its benefits in everyday driving: easier to park etc.

    between the brv's CVT and vitara's 6spd slushbox i'd go w/ the slushbox

    don't read too much into the "ground clearance" in the spec sheet. in real-world city driving you're more likely to scrape the bottom of the front bumper so do compare that aspect instead

    oh btw brv is slightly narrower than ecosport. vitara is slightly wider than ecosport

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    para sa kin BRV is not a SUV. nilagyan yan lang ng black plastic trims sa wheel arc para magmukang SUV,




    it's not SUV it's mPV aka the mobilio raised.

    so Vitara GLX all the way hihihi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bochokoks123 View Post
    Looks-wise mas ok sakin yung vitara na mukhang crossover unlike the BRV na undecided if crossover or ppv or suv hehe. I just dont know about the specs and availability of parts for the vitara. But i think vitara wouldn't be a bad choice.
    Specs-wise lamang pa rin ang Vitara, I guess the problem is kakarelease lang niya so wala pa masyado reviews? Haha the perils of being an early adopter! But magaling naman ang Suzuki sa SUV imho, so yeah I agree it shouldn't be a bad choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by playplugg View Post
    Sir prizefighterMD

    Suzuki Vitara, This modern Era, underrated CUV.. pero in 90's yan ang sikat na CUV.

    Luckily, nakapag-drive ako ng 1st gen, during early 2000's (2003) at age of 15yrs old. first real vehicle na nadrive ko at very young age.. JXL 16V, 4x4 AT, yung 4wd system nya, malapit sa handbrake..

    2days ko lang na-drive ito, in 2004, during na bumili na ang parents ko ng first car nila, hindi na ako nahirapan mag-drive, at pinag-aralan ko na lang yung shifting sa Manual transmission..


    BRV, never pa ako nakapag-drive ng ganitong sasakyan, pero other model variant katulad ng mobilio this year, old model ng civic, during early days of driving.. ok naman..


    pag dating kasi sa performance, hindi naman nagkakalayo..


    mas mainam na i-test drive yung parehong sasakyan.. para malaman nyo talaga yung pasok sa preferences nyo at comfort pag dating sa driving.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hombre829 View Post
    Both r good vehicle,walang tapon gaya nga ng sabi nila. Between the 2 models mas ok sa akin si Vitara. But if ur looking for a more than 5 seating capacity,BRV naman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bochokoks123 View Post
    Looks-wise mas ok sakin yung vitara na mukhang crossover unlike the BRV na undecided if crossover or ppv or suv hehe. I just dont know about the specs and availability of parts for the vitara. But i think vitara wouldn't be a bad choice.

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    Agree, kaso wala pa raw test drive units si Suzuki eh Aside doon sa events tulad nung sa MOA na anyway di mo rin daw malalabas yung kotse. Sayang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka View Post
    seems like you don't need 7 seats coz you're considering the vitara in which case you probably don't need the extra space on the BR-V. a shorter vehicle does have its benefits in everyday driving: easier to park etc.

    between the brv's CVT and vitara's 6spd slushbox i'd go w/ the slushbox

    don't read too much into the "ground clearance" in the spec sheet. in real-world city driving you're more likely to scrape the bottom of the front bumper so do compare that aspect instead

    oh btw brv is slightly narrower than ecosport. vitara is slightly wider than ecosport
    Quote Originally Posted by playplugg View Post
    Sir prizefighterMD

    Suzuki Vitara, This modern Era, underrated CUV.. pero in 90's yan ang sikat na CUV.

    Luckily, nakapag-drive ako ng 1st gen, during early 2000's (2003) at age of 15yrs old. first real vehicle na nadrive ko at very young age.. JXL 16V, 4x4 AT, yung 4wd system nya, malapit sa handbrake..

    2days ko lang na-drive ito, in 2004, during na bumili na ang parents ko ng first car nila, hindi na ako nahirapan mag-drive, at pinag-aralan ko na lang yung shifting sa Manual transmission..


    BRV, never pa ako nakapag-drive ng ganitong sasakyan, pero other model variant katulad ng mobilio this year, old model ng civic, during early days of driving.. ok naman..


    pag dating kasi sa performance, hindi naman nagkakalayo..


    mas mainam na i-test drive yung parehong sasakyan.. para malaman nyo talaga yung pasok sa preferences nyo at comfort pag dating sa driving.
    Quote Originally Posted by minicarph View Post
    para sa kin BRV is not a SUV. nilagyan yan lang ng black plastic trims sa wheel arc para magmukang SUV,




    it's not SUV it's mPV aka the mobilio raised.

    so Vitara GLX all the way hihihi
    Haha yeah you got me there. I really don't need the two extra seats, it just feels like a nice add-on feature. Quite impressive rin for a car of that size and price, though I agree that It makes it a bit awkwardly long.

    Thanks for the tips! I'm sorta leaning towards the Vitara for now.

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