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  1. Join Date
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    Altis units made in 2008-2012 with the 1ZZ-FE (1.8) or 3ZZ (1.6) seems to have stabilized at the 200-300k mark, I'm looking for a 2nd hand unit for my dad who drives everyday in Manila traffic. His other car is a 2012 Fortuner 2.5 A/T, so automatic is a no-brainer and road comfort is the main priority.

    I've read that the ZZ engine's main issue are high oil consumption due to faulty design in the piston rings in high mileage engines. But I am able to find low mileage Altises (as low as 14K KM reading).

    Are they still a good buy? In terms of maintenance and fuel consumption? Or are there better alternatives now for the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leoblack9 View Post
    Altis units made in 2008-2012 with the 1ZZ-FE (1.8) or 3ZZ (1.6) seems to have stabilized at the 200-300k mark, I'm looking for a 2nd hand unit for my dad who drives everyday in Manila traffic. His other car is a 2012 Fortuner 2.5 A/T, so automatic is a no-brainer and road comfort is the main priority.

    I've read that the ZZ engine's main issue are high oil consumption due to faulty design in the piston rings in high mileage engines. But I am able to find low mileage Altises (as low as 14K KM reading).

    Are they still a good buy? In terms of maintenance and fuel consumption? Or are there better alternatives now for the money?
    errr...
    why do you think your dad wants an altis or a second car?

    the altis is a reliable car, if it is reasonably maintained. i have a 1.6 2003 AT. reliable siya, even after 105K km. ...7-8 km/li..
    but i prefer driving my 2005 diesel innova MT over it. 'la lang. gusto, eh.. 9-10 km/li.

    compared to today's mini cars, the altis consumes more fuel. but the ride is also better.

    btw,
    try out the car first.
    they're not as spacious inside, as what they appear to be, outside.

    no car is reliable, if it is abused.
    Last edited by dr. d; September 24th, 2019 at 09:55 PM.

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    pag may makuha ka 1.8L yun na kunin mo, balita ko kasi same lang FC nila
    btw if good condition ang makuha mo kahit anong auto, madali lang mag maitain IMO

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    Brother owns a 2009 1. 6 a/t. Good working condition pa din namam, nothing really mechancially wrong with the car.

    Pero kakapusin ka sa kotse kasi parang may kapos sa tuning ng 1.6, kahit normal slow accelerating ka lang na patag naman, almost gusto niya 2000rpm parati, wala pang karga yun.

    Not sure with other owners, pero dito sa kuya ko, although designed for 91ron siya, since twice a week na lang siya nagagamit as backup coding car, napilitan kami mag 95ron na.

    Pag after 3 days tsaka namin nagamit, parang hirap umandar yung kotse. Nagswitch kami 95 ron, hindi na naging problema.

    Ngayon pa lang kami nagpalit bago spark plugs, ewan ko lang kung babalik na sa dati yung takbo pag 91ron kami, pero sa tagal ng fuel sa tanke baka mas mabuti 95 kami kasi 'sabi sabi' ng mekaniko na kinausap namin, yung water content daw ng 91ron baka sa tagal sa tangke ng altis niya humihiwalay na.

    Pero, ganun din nangyari sa 2008 city idsi namin, 95ron na din kami ngyn rathee than 91ron kasi same issue sa cold start. So hindi naman exclusive sa toyota namin naranasan.

    Altis naging palit namin is wheel bearing and front suspension related (tabingi yung isang gulong comppared sa isa na tuwid... Nalubak ng masama) so hindi ko din naman mareklamo na 'mahina'.

    Practical na car naman altis. Pero road test nyu na lang kung pakiramdam nyu sapat ang 1.6, or baka need yung 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17Sphynx17 View Post
    Brother owns a 2009 1. 6 a/t. Good working condition pa din namam, nothing really mechancially wrong with the car.

    Pero kakapusin ka sa kotse kasi parang may kapos sa tuning ng 1.6, kahit normal slow accelerating ka lang na patag naman, almost gusto niya 2000rpm parati, wala pang karga yun.

    Not sure with other owners, pero dito sa kuya ko, although designed for 91ron siya, since twice a week na lang siya nagagamit as backup coding car, napilitan kami mag 95ron na.

    Pag after 3 days tsaka namin nagamit, parang hirap umandar yung kotse. Nagswitch kami 95 ron, hindi na naging problema.

    Ngayon pa lang kami nagpalit bago spark plugs, ewan ko lang kung babalik na sa dati yung takbo pag 91ron kami, pero sa tagal ng fuel sa tanke baka mas mabuti 95 kami kasi 'sabi sabi' ng mekaniko na kinausap namin, yung water content daw ng 91ron baka sa tagal sa tangke ng altis niya humihiwalay na.

    Pero, ganun din nangyari sa 2008 city idsi namin, 95ron na din kami ngyn rathee than 91ron kasi same issue sa cold start. So hindi naman exclusive sa toyota namin naranasan.

    Altis naging palit namin is wheel bearing and front suspension related (tabingi yung isang gulong comppared sa isa na tuwid... Nalubak ng masama) so hindi ko din naman mareklamo na 'mahina'.

    Practical na car naman altis. Pero road test nyu na lang kung pakiramdam nyu sapat ang 1.6, or baka need yung 1.8
    That is probably the ethanol fermenting kaya nagiging tubig.

    I hear blaze has no ethanol daw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirkosero View Post
    That is probably the ethanol fermenting kaya nagiging tubig.

    I hear blaze has no ethanol daw.

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    Blaze is pure gasoline, that's what I use on our garage queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falken View Post
    Blaze is pure gasoline, that's what I use on our garage queen.

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    Then that's also something our TS needs to consider since it is a coding car purchase, the use might only be 2 times a week at most.

    He will need to work with premium unleaded.

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    since you are looking at pre owned. might as well look for 1.6 1.8 or even 2.0. price wise I don't think magkakalayo sila if at all. just pick the balance of Fuel consumption performance features that you like.

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    Can't go wrong with a corolla

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    are all the altis variant from 2008 to 2015 has dual airbags? i think we should consider the safety factors too.

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