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    #1951
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    Parents are looking for a van with Power doors. i thought the Super grandia had them.
    i guess its a toss up between a Honda Odyssey or a Kia Carnival.

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    #1952
    Quote Originally Posted by ale828 View Post
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    Parents are looking for a van with Power doors. i thought the Super grandia had them.
    i guess its a toss up between a Honda Odyssey or a Kia Carnival.
    the two captain seats in super grandia are ideal for seniors. without power doors in my opinion are not a big deal as very minimal effort are needed to close them. my 78 yr old mom can effortlessly close the door.

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    #1953
    Paalis na sana ako buti di pa ako nakakalayo namatay bigla Hiace ko. Then nag on yung battery light sa dashboard. I tried i series sa vios ko nag start naman pero naka ilaw oa yung battery light. Then maya maya namatay na lahat ng ilaw sa dashboard at wala ng busina. Ano kaya possible problem? Carbon brush ng alternator o battery?

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    #1954
    Quote Originally Posted by jaggerx3 View Post
    Paalis na sana ako buti di pa ako nakakalayo namatay bigla Hiace ko. Then nag on yung battery light sa dashboard. I tried i series sa vios ko nag start naman pero naka ilaw oa yung battery light. Then maya maya namatay na lahat ng ilaw sa dashboard at wala ng busina. Ano kaya possible problem? Carbon brush ng alternator o battery?

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    the engine still ran, even after it seemed like someone stole your battery?
    it sounds like charging (alternator) system.
    your battery probably got fully discharged, as the alternator had not been providing it with charging current for some time.

    half-hearted explanation, but that is all i can offer, as all i have is a description.

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    #1955
    Quote Originally Posted by monty_GTV View Post
    the two captain seats in super grandia are ideal for seniors. without power doors in my opinion are not a big deal as very minimal effort are needed to close them. my 78 yr old mom can effortlessly close the door.

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    not all 78 year olds, are the same. i have seen younger seniors, with more debilitations.
    sometimes, the problem with seniors is not so much the muscle power, as it is the range of motion available.
    the muscle power is there, but the arm simply can not attain the required position, to reach the door to pull it...

    my recommendation with seniors, is to get as much power-assist as you can.
    their abilities can deteriorate faster than you can get your car's ORCR.
    Last edited by dr. d; June 30th, 2018 at 02:08 PM.

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    #1956
    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    my recommendation with seniors, is to get as much power-assist as you can.
    their abilities can deteriorate faster than you can get your car's ORCR.
    learned a lot from this thread

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    #1957
    Drove a Super Grandia over the weekend. It's a very spacious van with adequate torque to haul around a full load of people. But it's not car-like to drive in any way, and ride is quite harsh.

    I liked how the engine never felt underpowered despite having 6 on board. The old Fortuner engine works well with this big van. 4AT is fine since torque is abundant anyway.

    As expected, driving position is awful. The Starex fares much better in this respect. The Starex is also far more comfortable especially when not fully laden. Blame the leaf springs - I felt the bounciness at the rear all the way from the driver's seat.

    While the Starex is pretty liveable (enjoyable even, if you have the VGT) even if you have to drive it, the Hiace feels like a strictly chauffer-only affair. Can't imagine having any bit of fun driving this bulky van, even on open highways.

    Then again, this van has its niche and it does the people-carrying bit very well.

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    #1958
    Same sentiments bro... occasionally drive our family's Super Grandia for trips where I have to carry a lot of cargo plus my big family of 8 (including Yayas). And the bounciness is absurd... and as you described it... you can feel it all the way from the rear to the driver's seat.

    Some negatives for me would be the rattle and noise of the plastic dashboard especially when going through those multiple small linear humps on the highway. And the bounciness of the leaf springs even if you try your best to drive gently. I feel tired after every drive like i drove a big truck. The NVH is also not that good and the sound system is crap.

    On the positive side, The torque is really admireable even if it's fully loaded with people. There's tons of headroom and the loading height is low so you basically have closet-like space when throwing in unlimited cargo!

    Quote Originally Posted by jut703 View Post
    Drove a Super Grandia over the weekend. It's a very spacious van with adequate torque to haul around a full load of people. But it's not car-like to drive in any way, and ride is quite harsh.

    I liked how the engine never felt underpowered despite having 6 on board. The old Fortuner engine works well with this big van. 4AT is fine since torque is abundant anyway.

    As expected, driving position is awful. The Starex fares much better in this respect. The Starex is also far more comfortable especially when not fully laden. Blame the leaf springs - I felt the bounciness at the rear all the way from the driver's seat.

    While the Starex is pretty liveable (enjoyable even, if you have the VGT) even if you have to drive it, the Hiace feels like a strictly chauffer-only affair. Can't imagine having any bit of fun driving this bulky van, even on open highways.

    Then again, this van has its niche and it does the people-carrying bit very well.

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    #1959
    hi, would like to ask,
    -Ilan po ang engine oil requirements/liters ng GL Grandia2016 natin
    Also what recommended oil for the engine (A/T)
    -does it also required engine threatment oil (1 liter)
    -need po ba ng STP ENGINE FLUSH Before change oil?
    -please suggest shops where to buy oils and filters. Thanks alot for the help.

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    #1960
    Quote Originally Posted by ardumawal View Post
    hi, would like to ask,
    -Ilan po ang engine oil requirements/liters ng GL Grandia2016 natin
    Also what recommended oil for the engine (A/T)
    -does it also required engine threatment oil (1 liter)
    -need po ba ng STP ENGINE FLUSH Before change oil?
    -please suggest shops where to buy oils and filters. Thanks alot for the help.
    Flushing and oil treatment actually do more harm than good.

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