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  1. Join Date
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    I have a 1st gen innova diesel MT, bought 2016. Wifey wants to drive AT instead of MT. So I will sell my current innova.

    Im torn between a 2nd hand innova diesel AT or the brand new Xpander AT.

    I am considering the Xpander even though it is gas fed because my office and my wife's office are not too far away from our home, its just about 18 kms back and forth. Our working hours is either 11am to 8pm or 4pm to 12 midnight, so traffic is not that bad. So in short, it would be a low mileage car.
    -The cruise control is a plus when traversing NLEX
    -Easier ingress/egress for eldery
    -Ligther steering wheel compared to innova (will be used mostly by wifey)
    -Seat height adjust (also for wifey)

    2nd hand diesel innova (E or G) is being considered because of:
    -bigger space
    -more engine power
    -sturdier under chassis more suited to our roads

    -The car will be used within the city most of the time.
    -We go out of town once or twice a year only, with 7 people.
    -Car will be loaded with 7 people on weekends, but within the city and short distances only

    Hope someone can help me decide which is a better buy. Thank you!


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  2. Join Date
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    #2
    either way, wife is the winner... xpander...
    hehe... but for me, ill go to innova.. really built for 7...


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    Kung ako syempre Innova. Sobrang layo naman ang makina ng dalawa. Not to mention the space, the resale value... It is like comparing the Innova to the Avanza.

    However, I am not your wife. Ask the wife! Mitsubishi Xpander AT or 2nd hand Toyota Innova 1st gen (2015) AT

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    #4
    yup... ask the wife.

    And if you're really ok with a used car.

  5. Join Date
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    "Happy wife... happy life"

    Go with the wife's choice. Besides you're getting a brand new car... iwas na rin sa sakit ulo.

    Your driving distance is minimal lang naman so i guess its ok to go with a gas fed Xpander. At least less maintenance costs compared to diesel especially if you plan to keep it for a long time.

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    make computations, po, re. expander vs. used innova.
    cost of acquisition and fuel expenses.
    then sit back and ask oneself if the extra expense, if any, is acceptable.

    i am of the impression that the old innovae are so well-designed and robustly built, that it has few problems thru the years.
    i don't seem to recall horror stories from used innova buyers...
    but i could be mistaken.
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    Thank you sa mga nagreply.. Happy wife happy life pala magdedecide dito hehe

    Well mukhang leaning na nga kami sa xpander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldmb7 View Post
    Thank you sa mga nagreply.. Happy wife happy life pala magdedecide dito hehe

    Well mukhang leaning na nga kami sa xpander.

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    Why not a brandnew innova instead? With 2.8 diesel engine! Xpander is an all new model for mitsubishi with no known track record yet whereas the innova have proved its worth since its release

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    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    Why not a brandnew innova instead? With 2.8 diesel engine! Xpander is an all new model for mitsubishi with no known track record yet whereas the innova have proved its worth since its release
    Hindi kasya sa garahe namin yung new innova boss.. Ayun nga sana gusto ko kahit 2nd hand. Yung innova ngayon e saktong sakto talaga sa garahe, na kapag lumaki pa ng konti tiyan ko e hindi ko na maisasara yung gate hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldmb7 View Post
    Hindi kasya sa garahe namin yung new innova boss.. Ayun nga sana gusto ko kahit 2nd hand. Yung innova ngayon e saktong sakto talaga sa garahe, na kapag lumaki pa ng konti tiyan ko e hindi ko na maisasara yung gate hehe!

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    Swak nga sa garahe mo si xpander pero baka di swak sa space requirement mo.. medyo masikip na yan sa 3rd row tapos gasoline pa..

    Sayang lang at overpriced ang kia carens dito.. pero compared sa mga lumabas na mpv like ertiga, brv, mobilio, expander at rush all sporting "7-seats" eh sa kia carens na ako.. that diesel engine is so powerful yet so economical

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