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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    Im very tempted to buy this SUV from japan. But i want to hear some feedbacks. re: pros and cons. What exactly is their year model in Japan as they're advertised as year '98-2000.
    thank you.

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    just be careful, my friend bought one, used it for the campaign period. the engine cracked last month.

    that's the risk of buying surplus/converted units, pa-tsamba tsamba ang quality

    andy

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    goodsamaritan -- i had a friend who drives a converted toyota surf from japan and he is has complaints on the clutch and transmission.

    ingat ka lang if you buy one. make sure you check it well

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    if u want, you can find an orig LHD 4runner sold by expats, its a bit more expensive though but less the headache

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    pero most likely, yung mga surf ng expat, gasolina yan sakit nanaman sa bulsa

    andy

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    thanks bros. for your inputs. crystal clear ideas!!!

    OT:
    btw, andy, i'm also from gensan but moved to manila 21 yrs ago. but my family still stays there. just visited gensan this summer stayed at Kalsangi for 10 days. Oh, the Tuna, yummy!!! Sarap talaga sa Gensan pare!!!

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    i went to school in Kalsangi nung gradeschool ako. are your parents from Dole?

    andy

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    Mine is also a Japan import RHD, mas sigurado ka sa hindi converted. Kung gas naman, get the 2.7L 4cyl. like what I have, di gaanong malakas sa gas (22-24 mi/gal.)

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    luckytruck: it's my sis and family who are with Dole. We used to have "mix" business with Dole tho... very good "international"school in there, it's very evident with the way you "talk" bro... pasensya na O.T. na ko.

    btw, I'm buying a Vitara bro this weekend, God willing, yung semi setup i (ferdy4x4) mentioned in the other board... but Hilux surf is not yet out of my list. gusto ko yung porma. how's your plan to buy (a) vitara? may nakita ka na ba?


    the josh: got a nice truck bro. RHD yata sa inyo dyan sa Auckland. Swerte mo bro. kami convert pa. sad to say, hindi namin kaya big displacement for daily driving here in manila > traffic plus the sky rocketing gas price. masakit sa bulsa. so, diesel talaga if ever i find a good one...

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