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    #21
    so guys if Nissan is better what model will you suggest to me for 180k,i mean in terms of performance,fuel consumption,all powered features & durability?tnx 4 ur input

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    #22
    mr wizard,
    i have a 1993 car. for the past three years i've been having it insured at toyota pasong tamo (yup! and it's not even a toyota..) they take care of the comprehensive insurance, TPL, registration, and the emissions testing. so no need to line up at LTO.

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    #23
    really?so tingin mo nag i-insured pa cla n mga 94 model pababa?Bro pls help nman,send mo nman skin kung saan ang address nung cnasabi mo ska ng contact # pra mkpag-inquire ako,this is my email...harrold_xp*yahoo.com,salamat ng marami!

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    #24
    guys how about a LANCER instead of Sentra?need ur feedback about,fuel consumption,durability,parts price & availability,what can u say about this 2 cars?tnx po uli..

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    #25
    Quote Originally Posted by key7wizard4
    tnx vinj,so would u prefer sentra instead of mazda?
    We've had both models, we had to sell our FAmilia due to auto tranny problems which never got fully cured; since 1993 we've owned three Sentras ('93, '99, and '01). The Mazda definitely has more space then the Sentra and the performance is a bit better in the stock handling and engine power department (this is comparing the a/t models). The Mazda consumes more fuel though.

    I'm biased more to the Sentra; its more popular so there's more parts and service available for one.

    With your budget, a decent 1997-1998 1.4 EX Saloon can be found. Pretty fuel efficient, just look for the m/t model.

    Take your time... look at all your options. Madaming 2nd hand cars ngayon when you look through the Manila Bulletin on Sundays.

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    #26
    Quote Originally Posted by key7wizard4
    guys i'm really confused,i'm planning to buy a 2nd hand car,this is supposed to be my 1st car,since i have a small budget for a Corolla Gli 95 & up model,do u think it's wise to go for Nissan Sentra or Mazda Familia GLXi w/c can buy 96 & up for my budget,tnx in advance
    i suggest Nissan:
    strong AC
    smoother ride (If you prefer it)
    nice interior
    timing chain (anyone?)
    fuel efficient engine (when not gunned)
    nice 5speed transmission

    though the Mazda also deserves a hard look
    better styling IMO
    better handling
    engine note to die for (heck its the based gen1 Miata engine)
    i think its roomier too
    it just guzzles gas more than the Sentra

    P.S *vinj: he wrote that he never got his Familia's tranny problems cured.
    man if you're talking bout the shift shocks i think that's a normal Mazda ATx bugs...i used to own a 626 AT with the same problems but bottomline is...the tranny works great. "HOLD" feature is so ingenious.

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    #27
    Quote Originally Posted by basti08
    P.S *vinj: he wrote that he never got his Familia's tranny problems cured.
    man if you're talking bout the shift shocks i think that's a normal Mazda ATx bugs...i used to own a 626 AT with the same problems but bottomline is...the tranny works great. "HOLD" feature is so ingenious.
    The shift shock wasnt much of a concern on ours; what happened with ours was during one long trip, our tranny just decided to give way (I don't know if this is a rare case; ours was maintained properly with ATF top-ups and change fluids). After it was overhauled, it never performed the same anymore and we just decided to sell instead of getting a surplus tranny.

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    #28
    key7wizard4, follow your heart.

    personally, i would want to get a 323f in M/T. i test drove both sentra and 323F in the past, though both are nimble enough. the DOHC engine of mazda is quite powerful for my taste - torquey i mean. it's roomy and comfy.

    shift shocks? even a A/T civic have those.

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    #29
    Quote Originally Posted by ian_rex
    key7wizard4, follow your heart.

    personally, i would want to get a 323f in M/T. i test drove both sentra and 323F in the past, though both are nimble enough. the DOHC engine of mazda is quite powerful for my taste - torquey i mean. it's roomy and comfy.

    shift shocks? even a A/T civic have those.
    Tnx bro,though there's a lot of Sentra & 323 available i'm still looking for some output so i can figure it out,they say Mazda's engine is so powerful the only thing worry about was the defect i have to face in the future w/c some says that cannot be cured.....

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    #30
    familia.

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