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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    alin po kaya ang mas okey na van sa 2 sasakyan in terms of fc, parts and maintenance

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    #2
    Wala, you're better off buying another vehicle than those 2, the Vanette had such a bad rep during its heydey, the Serena is converted, something I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole

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    #3
    thanks po sir ron sa mabilis na reply ganun po ba, ito pong 2 na van ang medyo kaya ng budget tapos yun serena diesel kaya medyo lamang na sa fc

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    How much is your budget if you don't mind me asking. Between the 2, mas bibili pa ako ng Tamaraw FX basta maayos ang kundisyon.

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    parang okey po un serena hindi naman kalakihan na van diesel yun nga lang po imported

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    I'm not touching the Vanette. The Serena may be worth considering if you're somehow 101% sure of it's roadworthiness and the cleanliness of it's papers.

    But then if possible, I suggest you look elsewhere.

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    ah thanks po sir gti,baka po may pwede mag comments sa serena

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    For the Vanette,- I own a 1998 model,- FC is 6Km/L city and about 7-7.5Km/L hiway - driving style ko iyan...

    Parts and maintenance,- the only parts I replaced are :

    1 front signal light,
    AC compressor 2x, had one of the condensers moved underneath the front passenger
    Alternator OEM broke down 5 years ago and because of my oversight, as I did not notice that the power steering fluid was leaking on the OEM alternator, and I had a couple of alternator changes after that, so every 2.5 years,- P3,500
    power steering hose (low pressure side)- 5 years ago
    Belts - it has 3 - 1 set-change only six years ago
    Idler pulley - the OEM became noisy only a couple of months earlier
    Replaced the OEM lower portion of the cooling hose five years ago
    Had the OEM radiator overhauled 2 years ago
    Replaced the OEM radiator cap 5 years ago
    Just the regular oil change every 5KKm or one year, whichever comes first; sparks, condenser, contact point..
    Still, a lot of OEM - all of the lights (except for the 1 front signal), coil, distributor, high tension wires et al

    No issue driving it,- and it's a real tank for me... Now, if you are looking for better FC,- then, do not buy any of the gas-fed vans... The argument here vs a car is that it can do 6Km/L but can ride 8-10 persons, which can fit in 2 cars doing only 8Km/L each - so effectively 4Km/L - your choice!


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    what is the specs of the Serena, other than import and diesel? country of origin? Turbo? etc...

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    If you're open to surplus cars, might I suggest you consider Korea surplus instead. Being originally LHD, that's one less major worry off the list.

    How much is the budget, by the way?

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