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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I'd like to as for your help again for deciding which car should
    I buy as a coding car and also for long distance driving. I'm
    currently driving a City 2017 and my parents own an MUX and Fortuner.
    Budget is up to 700k.
    My requirement would be the following:
    1. Maintenance cost
    2. Parts availability
    3. Good Handling (though something as good as the city is fine)
    4. No Korean brands (had a bad experience)

    And here are my top picks:

    Here are my top picks
    1. Civic FB - I'm one of the few that really like the looks. is the handling and comfort better than my city?
    2. Altis 2.0 - They say that the altis 2.0 is quite fast and handles well?
    3. Mazda 3 2.0 - They say it handles well but the maintenance and parts is not cheap. If the civic's handling is close enough then civic is better for me.
    4. Forester XT - a coworker owns one and its quite fast but i dont know about its reliability.

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    #2
    Which generation of the Forester XT? I have the SJ platform (2013-2018) and it proved to be a very good all-around family vehicle not to mention sporty enough for my aggressive style of driving.

    It is the best one for long drives. It can seat 5 people comfortably plus you still have a big trunk for cargo and stuff. It is also the quickest and fastest among the list. The Mazda 3 will handle better but the Forester XT offers more grip not to mention that it offers a high ground clearance like a PPV (Fortuner or Monty or Everest). The Forester XT drives like a tall sedan with the grip of an AWD vehicle. If you want a sedan form of the Forester XT, look for a WRX.


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  3. Join Date
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    #3
    altis

    kahit hindi mo gamitin 1month. it will start without fuss.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    altis. even the 1.6.
    but see if you fit fine in it, first.
    the longer the trip, the tighter the driver space becomes.

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    #5
    Since you said this is a coding car, have you perhaps considered splurging on a midsize? Camry or Accord perhaps?

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    A compact like a Civic or Altis will not offer a considerable increase in interior and luggage space over a subcompact City. In fact, the Mazda3ís interior space is no bigger than the City.

    A compact crossover like a Forester or CRV will a good option for a coding car. If you long for comfort, then opt for a midsize car like an Accord or Camry. Both a compact crossover or midsize car will be just around the same in fuel consumption anyway.


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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by blaster101 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'd like to as for your help again for deciding which car should
    I buy as a coding car and also for long distance driving. I'm
    currently driving a City 2017 and my parents own an MUX and Fortuner.
    Budget is up to 700k.
    My requirement would be the following:
    1. Maintenance cost
    2. Parts availability
    3. Good Handling (though something as good as the city is fine)
    4. No Korean brands (had a bad experience)

    And here are my top picks:

    Here are my top picks
    1. Civic FB - I'm one of the few that really like the looks. is the handling and comfort better than my city?
    2. Altis 2.0 - They say that the altis 2.0 is quite fast and handles well?
    3. Mazda 3 2.0 - They say it handles well but the maintenance and parts is not cheap. If the civic's handling is close enough then civic is better for me.
    4. Forester XT - a coworker owns one and its quite fast but i dont know about its reliability.
    If you have a City already, definitely FXT.

    Super good value - it's almost as cheap as a same age Mazda 3 but has much more space, much more power, much more functionality, and then there's that image factor that SUV > sedan.

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    Forester Turbo ka na. Parang sayang kung sedan ulit bibilhin mo, sala iba feeling ng forester.

    Meron ako 2012 na FXT, though magastos pag may nasira pero kasama yun sa car ownership. Iba yung ngiti pag ginagamit ko.


    Attention: related sa kotse itong sagot ko Need Help! Which 2nd hand car to pick for coding ang long drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ri Crash View Post
    Attention: related sa kotse itong sagot ko Need Help! Which 2nd hand car to pick for coding ang long drives.
    Need Help! Which 2nd hand car to pick for coding ang long drives.



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    Quote Originally Posted by travajante View Post
    Need Help! Which 2nd hand car to pick for coding ang long drives.



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    Natawa naman ako sa sagot mo sir haha.

    Isang tanong lang, marunong ka magtagalog sir?

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