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View Poll Results: Which 1998 Mid-Size Sedan Will You Choose?

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  • Honda Accord

    3 23.08%
  • Mitsubishi Galant

    2 15.38%
  • Nissan Cefiro

    5 38.46%
  • Toyota Camry

    3 23.08%
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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    *Disclaimer (photos 'borrowed' from our friends at www.motioncars.com )

    Which do you think is the best all-arounder/daily driver?
    Which is the easiest to service/maintain?
    Any idea on mileage figures?
    Anything one should look out for in each of the particular models?
    Any special variants worth looking out for?
    What year did they introduce CFC-free A/C?

    In alphabetical order:

    Honda Accord


    Mitsubishi Galant
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    Nissan Cefiro


    Toyota Camry
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    my vote goes to the accord...and make mine Black...NightHawk Black Metallic
    Last edited by kimpOy; October 17th, 2006 at 02:04 PM. Reason: change color he..he

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    my 1993 mazda is R-134 already. they were selling that particular body until 1999.

    they all get about the same fuel mileage (6-7km/L city, parang CR-V) and the parts all cost in the same range (well i only got to compare with a cefiro and corona).

    but for the 626 (which isn't on your list) shocks are around 3,200 (front) 2,800 (rear), the stock 555 tie rod ends etc. pare-pareho yata presyo nun regardless of car. water pump 2,800 (GMB), headlight 4,000 (DEPO). brake pads are 800 a pair (bendix). clutch master anywhere from 1000 to 2000 (apparently there are 2 replacement brands) to 4000+ for OEM. OEM timing belt is 3k+, OEM timing belt main bearing is 4k+, OEM engine mount is 5k+. meron naman replacements but not for all (e.g. never found a replacement engine mount.. and didn't know about M7)

    hmmmm.. naging laundry list na ito ng parts ah..

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    forgot. both the 323 and 626 are hard to maintain due to very tight engine bay. it's paso city in there.

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    for me, sa overall rating i'd rank them as follows:

    1. cefiro
    2. accord
    3. galant
    4. camry

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    #7
    1.Cefiro

    2.Accord

    3.Galant

    4.Camry

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    for 1998 year model lang ha, my choice would be in the following order

    1. accord - I've heard some slushbox problems, I don't know how true, probably isolated. gas guzzler daw. according to some, parts are a bit more expensive compared to the other three choices.

    2. cefiro - gas guzzler din daw

    3. galant - hmm..... the usual underchassis problem?

    4. Camry - hmmm...

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by OTEP View Post
    *Disclaimer (photos 'borrowed' from our friends at www.motioncars.com )

    1.Which do you think is the best all-arounder/daily driver?
    2.Which is the easiest to service/maintain?
    3.Any idea on mileage figures?
    4.Anything one should look out for in each of the particular models?
    5.Any special variants worth looking out for?
    6.What year did they introduce CFC-free A/C?
    for me ha...

    1.galant/accord

    2.galant(SS variant, maluwag engine bay)/accord(i-4 lang dito, kaya maluwag, imported ang v6)

    3.usually, 5-10 combined average...swerte sa mga manuals maka 11km/l

    4.pinakamatipid sa gas, manual models(cefiro(base), accord(vti, vti-l(stock HU alpine catridge-3 2din)), galant(alam ko SS lang may manual) lang meron..626 meron din)

    5.galant VR 2.5L v6 32v invecs,
    accord vti-l 2.3L manual,
    cefiro (pero 2000YM na): elite: w/ sunroof HUD, brougham:6-VCD, armrest remote for stereo,a/c...)
    camry:2.4v lang,e...

    6.sa early as 95 or 96 pa ata r-134a na lahat sila...ung owners nalang nagcoconvert to r12 for economic reasons...

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    Alin kaya ang easiest to maintain and most abundant ang parts in terms of engine? Ginagamit din ba sa ibang products sa line up nila yung mga powertrains ng M-Class sedans?

    Yung sa Galant SS alam ko panahon pa ng MPI at Rayban yung 4-cylinder na gamit.

    Not sure about the others. Any idea sa mga engine codes?

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