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  1. Join Date
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    what's the better vehicle to buy? brand new mitsubishi mirage or 5 year old pajero fieldmaster 2nd hand?

    gusto ko na kasi palitan ang old 90's model lancer ko, medyo marami na kasing problema. using my savings i could afford to buy a brand new low end variant manual transmission mitsubishi mirage glx or a 5 year old 2nd hand pajero 4x2 automatic suv.

    what i like about the mirage is syempre brand new sya, naka visit na ako sa dealership at pwera sa test drive, kinalikot ko talaga ang unit. ang di ko lang nagustuhan is medyo inconsistent sya when it comes to quality, for example, ang ganda ng opening and closing ng doors nya, there is a sense of weight on opening and closing the doors tapos medyo soft "thud" sound lang nya pag isinara, unlike other more expensive brands na parang may "clunk" sound pag isinara ang pinto. pero i dont like the fit and finish sa rear manual window levers nya. i don't know kung sa specific showroom unit lang ba yun pero medyo di talaga sya fully flushed sa interior door panels. tapos sa trunk may nakikita pa akong mga welds near the spare tire. but all in all, for its price, sulit parin sya for a brand new car.

    pros for mirage: brand new, manual trans, cheap, i could afford it kahit di ko benta ang current car ko.
    cons: small car, inconsistent build quality, gasoline fed

    ang gusto ko naman sa 2nd hand pajero is una, dream car ko talaga ito, although di ko talaga sya ma afford at brand new. but im concerned that baka magkakaproblema din ako sa maintenance kasi 5 years old na ang unit. gusto ko rin sya dahil mas safe sya sa family ko because of its size.

    pros for the pajero: diesel fed, full size suv that can fit my family comfortably and safely, the ride height, mas marami syang features like all power windows and leather seats plus may monitor pa sa ceiling, but i dont know na dapat ba sya sa pros kasi the more toys, the more maintenance needed.
    cons: its 5 years old and i dont know the driving habits of the previous owner, mas mahal sya konti sa price compared to the brand new mirage, at di ko talaga gusto automatic trans. i can afford it pero need ko benta ang current car ko to make up for the difference.

    btw city driving lang gamit ko sa vehicle. and i am not from manila and wala masyadong traffic congestion dito sa amin.

    so there, can you guys please help me out. thanks

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    Brandnew - no regrets..

    Nasa huli ang pagsisisi...

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    Magkaiba ang Pajero at Mirage. Kotse ang Mirage at Pajero is SUV. Di naman dahil sa may Pajero ako, pero doon ako sa yun kung saan mas comfortable ka at family mo, which is Pajero. Pero kahit ano naman piliin mo, wala naman dapat pagsisihan. Ang worry lang talaga sa second hand, kelangan mong busisiin ang sasakyan sa mga problema kung meron man. Kung hindi mo feel ang A/T, then doon na ko sa Mirage.

    Oh hindi ibig sabihin na more toys is more maintenance. Nasa pag-iingat yan ng may-ari.

    Good luck sa iyong pipiliin :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by prince777 View Post
    Brandnew - no regrets..

    Nasa huli ang pagsisisi...
    Except maybe the case with the buyers of the current-gen Accent, or the Rio with the same engine.

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    With a family? Sa Pajero ako. Siksikan na kayo dyan sa Mirage.

    A 5-year old Pajero (maintained) should withstand punishments better and longer than a new Migare. Isa pa mas rerespetuhin ka sa daan. Sa panahon ng tag-ulan, lamang ka pa rin sa old Pajero. Lalo na pag bumabagyo. Pag bibiyahe ng malayo, lamang pa rin ang Pajero kahit 5 year old na yan.

    Lamang lang ang Mirage sa FC at toys pag ikaw lang ang sasakay at malapit lang biyahe mo. Sa maintenance naman siguro, wag mo na dalahin sa casa si Pajero. Sa magaling na talyer na lang.

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    Five years is relatively new (by my standards) and reliable naman ang Pajero.
    We have a six year old Adventure and wala naman major problems na lumalabas. Regular PMS lang.

    May mga minor problems like little rattles sa dashboard, wheel needs alignment, scratches, etc. But no problems that will render the car immobile.

    Pro for the mirage is the very good FC, and low maintenance. Expected naman yun, bigger car = higher maintenance cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0y37 View Post
    Five years is relatively new (by my standards) and reliable naman ang Pajero.
    We have a six year old Adventure and wala naman major problems na lumalabas. Regular PMS lang.
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    ako rin. fresh pa ang 5 years KUNG inaalagaan ng may-ari or driver. kung kakilala mo ang nagbebenta, go.. pero kung hahanap ka lang kung saan saan, brand new mirage na lang

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    Pajero na.

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    Mukhang mapapasubo si TS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prince777 View Post
    Mukhang mapapasubo si TS!
    Mukhang masama ata experience mo sir sa 2nd hand kaya vote mo eh yun brand new Mirage?

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