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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    Help naman please.

    Would appreciate your opinions regarding the Isuzu MU 4x4 3.1L engine (availability of parts, maintenance, etc..)

    My wife and I are thinking of buying a second hand car with a 300K budget and am interested in this one, as me nakita na ko. So far, tinesting namin and ok ride niya, mabilis ang arangkada, lamig aircon, maganda in general...

    We're also considering a Honda Odyssey as it has also the same price range. Sa palagay niyo po, alin mas okay between the two?

    Any inputs would be greatly appreciated...

    Thanks much.

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    Tebs used to have a MU. But he has since moved into a Suzuki Samurai.

    I'm not a fan of converted vehicles. For the budget, nakakuha kami ng '95 Suzuki Vitara 5-door. Locally sold (casa) pero CBU from Japan (where all Vitaras come from). It's bigger than a 3-door MU and you don't have to worry about conversion.

    Typical price ng Vitara is Php240k up. Most expensive I've seen is Php400k. Pero isang beses pa lang ako nakakita ng ganun.

    Wala pa kong nakitang Odyssey na pulido ang conversion.

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  3. Join Date
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    #3
    Thanks sa reply.

    Pero in case na we decide sa Isuzu MU, ok naman kaya availability ng parts and ung maintenance? Same with Isuzu Trooper lang naman daw kasi ung engine and parts eh. Palagay niyo?

  4. #4
    yung engine ng MU is 4JG2. Meron piyesa yan dito. Body parts sa likod mahirap. Ano ba nagustuhan mo sa MU bro? We might be able to give you some options.

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    Pero in case na we decide sa Isuzu MU
    If you are decided already. Then it would not matter whether parts or services exists for such a unit. hehehe.

    The MU is a close relative of the Isuzu Pick up (not sure what vintage). It shares major bits from the front doors forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyq View Post
    yung engine ng MU is 4JG2. Meron piyesa yan dito. Body parts sa likod mahirap. Ano ba nagustuhan mo sa MU bro? We might be able to give you some options.
    Wala naman, medyo sakto lang sa budget kasi (300k), tapos me nagsabi din sakin na maganda daw diesel ng isuzu. Nung tinest drive kasi namin, maganda hatak and mabilis talaga. any other options are welcome...

    Also, me tanong lang ako regarding ung body parts sa likod, aling specific part ung medyo mahirap?

    Sensya na daming tanong. Thanks ulit.

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    Almost everything from the doors back is not readily available including the glass, rear bumper, tailgate, interior trim. But I guess you can pretty much work your way around them if you really needed something.

    Isuzu diesels are good. But so are the diesels from other manufacturers. Sometimes it will all boil down to maintenance.

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  8. #8
    mali siguro yung tanong ko. ano ba needs mo? (that's the right question some caveats sa converted units (i have an idea coz i had 2 units, a bighorn and a pajero): underchassis>> make sure orig gearbox and properly transferred yung g.b. Big chance the GB will leak within 1-2 years. Pag hindi maganda conversion sa steering, mas malaki sakit ng ulo. A/C>> kung gusto mo maayos talaga yung lamig, gagastos ka ng mga 10-15K para maayos yung evaporator and ductings. dashboard>> aesthetic, kung gusto mong maganda add 4K for refinishing. Yung wiring sa ilalim ng dash iba pang estorya yun. To be honest with you I had to spend 60K sa BigHorn ko para ma feel ko na safe i byahe ng malayo (our roro with ungas and afrasay sa Panay Island). Sa 300K I'd buy me a pick up or even a W123, d ba otep? My 2 cents

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    for me, kung solo/single ka, try mo trooper 3-door, mas may space, ody, kung space hanap mo talaga, pero kung gusto mo masmaluwag, delica spacegear.

    300K lang mga yan.w/ the ody being the only gas option and the 3-door trooper, ody and spacegear are the most expensive

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    Bro kung gusto mo talaga ng Isuzu kuha ka na lang ng Hilander SL/SLX hindi pa converted mas ok pa ang ride malambot parang kotse kung tumakbo.

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