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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    Hello mga idols, nasa labas ako ng pinas at balak ko bumili pag-uwi ko sa December ng Honda Odyssey sa Subic. Baka pwede naman ako makahingi ng opinyon nyo kung ok lang ba odyssey, specially don sa mga odyssey owners na bumili from Subic.

    I know lumang tugtugin na to (Subic converted), pero alam ko sa inyo ako makakakuha ng smart opinions.

    samalat!

  2. #2
    dami magsasabi lang sayo na wag converted. (lumang tugtugin na din) kesyo di safe, etc..etc..ek-ek...

    kaw, kung ok ba sayo. its just like having a bigger accord, un lang, plu ung lever, are the same with local CR-v. full-time 4wd avail, may 2.0, 2.2 gas engines, no m/t, at may rare na 3.0v6!6 or 7 seaters, 4wd much higher ground clearance and may models na may semi-bubble-top(kick-up) roof.

    gen.1 ody lang ang woth below 500 thou, ung gen2, 500 up, dont even bother on the gen 3...

    conversion should be checked, ha! a good conversion dapat nalipat ung a/t lever, ung mastr ng preno, alam ko di nalilipat un, depende.. kaya sa direct importer ka kumuha or sa cebu.

    sa subic or direct importers ka kumuha. sa malinta, un ung mga di nabili sa auction/sa dealers(grade c below), sa subic auctions mga di-napili ng dealers(grade b-c)....

  3. Join Date
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    #3
    IMO, hinde lahat ng converted vehicles eh dangerous - depende sa ginawang conversion yan. Para lang mga building yan. Yung structural integrity ng isang building eh depende sa plans na inexecute para itayo ang building, quality of materials used sa construction, quality of workmanship at structural tests na ginagawa. However, hinde lahat ng nagco-convert eh pulido gumawa. So, gaya ng sabi ni AY, you need to do your homework and serious legwork para makahanapn ng Odyssey na maayos ang pagkaka-convert. It would help na medyo nakakaintindi ka sa tsikot. Nga pala, I advise magsama ka ng mechanic.

    I've a converted van pero bago ko bumile, kutakutakot na legwork ang ginawa ko para makahanap ng matino. Nung nakakita na ako, pina check ko pa tapos syempre, test drive. So far, oks na oks sya kase maayos ang conversion at maayos yung conversion kits na ginamit. Wala akong nagiging problema. In fact, nauna pang magka problem sa makina yung Hi-Ace na van nung isang co-consultant ko (D4D) kaysa sa van ko - at nauna pang masira yung aircon nung Pregio ng kumpare ko kaysa sa akin.

    Marami tayong kasama na detractors ng converted units at marami din naman na oks sa kanila. Thing is, whatever we say dito sa thread mo, opinion lang namin to kapatid. In the end, nasa iyo pa rin ang decision. Don't let us influence your decision 100%. Take what we would say here as advice from well meaning Tsikoteers and take most as a grain of salt.

    I'm pretty sure you're an intelligent person and that you'd arrive a solution that's best for you and your family.

    Good luck bro.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by MRock View Post
    Hello mga idols, nasa labas ako ng pinas at balak ko bumili pag-uwi ko sa December ng Honda Odyssey sa Subic. Baka pwede naman ako makahingi ng opinyon nyo kung ok lang ba odyssey, specially don sa mga odyssey owners na bumili from Subic.

    I know lumang tugtugin na to (Subic converted), pero alam ko sa inyo ako makakakuha ng smart opinions.

    samalat!
    Not sure if it's a fair reply/comparison but I've owned an Odyssey GenI w/ 2.2L (not 4WD) before in the US. Bought it with 98K miles and sold it with 124K miles. Engine runs forever with proper maintenance (ganun na yata lahat ng engines ngayon). Comfortable seats is a huge plus on long drives. Magic 3rd row seats are also an advantage if you want to haul huge items. Too bad the 2nd row seats don't fold flat on the floor (pero pwede syang tanggalin, too heavy a chore for a girl though). I have a 7-yr old, a 2-yr old and a new-born at that time and even with the 3rd row seats up, kasya pa din and dalawang stroller sa trunk. Comparable and driving and handling nya with the Accord as they share the same platform (tipong bigger wagon version sya). Top speed ko was 120mph (around 192 km/h). My only gripe is the transmission kasi may jerk sya much like the pre-2001 Civics. Gas consumption is not very good pero di naman sya gas guzzler.

    Let us know what you decide and please share your experience both sa Subic and with your ride pag bumili ka.

  5. Join Date
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    #5
    Thanks sa mga input nyo, greatly appreciated.

    how about sa parts ng odyssey? di ba mahirap sa atin maghanap?

  6. #6
    may dealer sa banawe at nilabas naman for a limited time ung model na yan locally.

    egine the same sa accord naman,e..

  7. Join Date
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    #7
    Engine and parts same as the accord.

    I won't go into the "Don't buy RHD conversions!" tirade, baka magalit si alwayz_yummy... ...joke joke lang! But true, be sure that the conversion was properly done, check the papers carefully for the actual manufacturing date as many dealers claim cars by their import date... Imagine a "2006 Honda Oddysey" with the 1998 body?

    I'd try to find one with a manual tranny (not sure if this is available), or, failing that, bring a mechanic and test-drive the car to check for problems with the auto transmission...

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    walang manual..naghanap na ako...wala talaga. 1994-96 ang nakalagay sa seatbelt or sa VIN plate. later models may airbag/abs.

    ung 1998-2004 model medyo mahal pa, at mahirap i-convert kasi sa dami ng electronics at dash-mounted a/t-shifter..unlike sa gen.1 na column shifter na kapareho na nakikita mo sa local nating 99-2002 gen.1 CR-V.

    ang advantage nito, just like JDM-convert chariots(spacewagons) ay 4-door ito, once converted completely(like what autoplus did to his skyline), you can easily sell it as "orig. LHD"...ni na mapapansin na RHD talaga siya.

    kung sana may registered pa sa manila (ung w and x plates)...R sa region 3 and G and Y sa cebu..ingats ka lang kung Y kasi mas madalas huli pag Y kunin mo...may mga prob pa daw kasi.

    just get sa 2.0/2.2 2wd pinakamadaling source-san ng parts. ung AWD, prob lies sa parts for rear axles, ung V6..hehe, mahirap engine nyan here..

  9. Join Date
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    #9
    Sayang... but I agree, FWD nalang if you're getting one... mas matipid pa sa gas ng kaunti.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

  10. #10
    convert to manual ang mangyayari, using local accord or manual tranny for an accord... hehe, ewan lang ang H22a<--diba makina ng prelude to?

    kaya FWD maganda makuha

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