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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    pakisama na rin pala Mitsubishi Grandis...

    advantages and disadvantages one over the other? TIA
    Last edited by shadow; December 19th, 2008 at 09:01 PM.

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    i prefer kia carnival over the nissan serena.

    the main advantage of carnival IMO is the engine(2.5l crdi). its more fuel efficient and torquey. same lang sila ng displacement but the serena is gas engine.

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    Errh... brakes not as powerful as the driver? Understandable... heavy car.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    Ok naman ang both vans na to..Depende nalang kung anong type mong engine o fuel(gas ang Serena 2.5 while diesel CRDI ang Carnival)...

    BTW may Nissan Serena 2.5 Elegance with two captain seats sa 2nd row na on display sa Nissan UN Avenue.Check it out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggman View Post
    Ok naman ang both vans na to..Depende nalang kung anong type mong engine o fuel(gas ang Serena 2.5 while diesel CRDI ang Carnival)...

    BTW may Nissan Serena 2.5 Elegance with two captain seats sa 2nd row na on display sa Nissan UN Avenue.Check it out!!
    saw it last week bro, sabi nga ng SA na customized daw yun captain seats sa 2nd row

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    I had the old nissan serena and replaced it with a kia carnival...

    here are my personal comparisons

    serena
    - better ride
    - easy to fit in narrow roads since its thinner

    carnival
    - engine more powerful compared to sr20.. not sure for the newer engine
    - had a lot of additional features... specially the ex variant

    regarding warp.. i had some similar problem with my nissan serena twice.....

    so far, during my 1 year of ownership with my kia, here are some of the problems i encountered...

    1. sliding door problem (repaired under warranty by columbian)
    2. had a crack in my upper console (replaced under warranty by kia - quirino)

    need to be check

    3. brakes for possible warp
    4. transmission (guys paki observe na din), everytime I placed the tranmission to PARK, nag jerk siya.. minsan wala minsan mayroon. (is this normal)

    so far no major headache.. happy with my kia carnival

    for the serena, after 5 years of ownership

    claimed during warranty.
    1. sliding door problem
    2. disc rotor
    3. alternator
    4. there was a tube that was replaced that is attached in the radiator (i don't know what its called)
    5. engine support
    6. stabilizer links

    after three years...

    1. alternator replaced again (yep twice)
    2. repaste the disc rotor due to warp
    3. replaced almost all essentials suspension parts.. btw, I replaced the stabilizer link twice in my last two years of ownership...

    btw, i sold my serena for 350T last year, and additional 50K+ coming from columbian and the odometer reading was only 40K.

    IMHO, for 1.5M, check for other alternatives aside from the nissan serena, its still old, may bago ng nissan serena sa JAPAN ...






    here

Kia Carnival vs. Nissan Serena