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Car 101: Tips and FAQ Thread

  • paano ba ma justify ang isang model to say it's another (gen)eration?
  • Normally new platform, inside and out. Like Toyota's TNGA, new Rav 4, Corolla, CH-R, Camry.

    The current model Vios is actually just a facelift, albeit a major one.

    Tingnan niyo din yung Elantra 2019. Facelift lang din yun ng current generation but super super facelift.

    -- edited by TheUninvited on May 23 2019, 10:05 AM
  • Toyota's case of new gen and facelift has an average of 5-year cycle

    1st year new gen
    4th year of new gen, facelift
    6th year new gen release
  • ^ most if not all of car manufacturers, ganyan ang cycle.


    follow up question ko (can't find a study/ article in Google), how often does Filipino car owners change their cars?

    nacurious ako as a first time car owner, gusto ko lang malaman para alam ko gagawin sa future. I understand that it may actually vary when it comes to decision-making like depende if car is loaned (casa or bank) or bought in cash.
  • ^
    Depende sa budget.. Hehe

    Mga officemates ko, usually every 5 years
    They consider car amort as part of monthly expense
    5 years loan for car purchase, then pag natapos, loan uli ng 5 years, and so on

    Ganito din dapat gagawin ko, pero i realized na mas masarap yung feeling na walang loan na iniintindi monthly
    Kaya nung natapos yung loan ko last year for the car, nag try ako magipon na lang muna pang cash for next purchase
  • Anyway, every 5 years na palit is quite logical

    Madalas kasi ang sasakyan, worry free for the first 5 years.
    More or less, pms plus battery pa lang ang gagastusin mo jan
    After 5 years, mejo nag start na maglabasan yung sira ng auto, madalas nag start sa underchasis repair since pangit ng kalsada dito satin

    Being first time car owner, malamang pagbili mo ng 2nd car, iki-keep mo muna yung 1st mo as backup car, then yung mga succeeding na bili mo, saka ka na magbebenta nung mas luma, just keeping 2 sa garage
  • @thanks aRTie sa idea. atleast alam ko na ano gagawin ko sa future. mag 1year pa lang sa May 30 car#1 and months old car#2 pero advance na agad inisip ko. balak ko pa naman keep ng 7-8years para masulit pero mukhang bago mag start ang 6th year, simulan ko na ibenta.

    balak ko ibenta, then ung proceed from benta, dagdagan ko na lang to buy another car in cash.

    -- edited by mmb101 on May 24 2019, 05:59 AM
  • ^
    yup, ganun nga rin mga officemates ko.
    yung napagbentahan, pang down or pandagdag sa down

    ako naman, parang nahihirapan ako mag let go ng sasakyan, lalo pa kung maayos pa naman

    assess mo na lang din by that time if need mo talaga bumili or mag upgrade
    laki rin kasi ng value na nawawala sa depreciation, lalo na bnew mo binili yung sasakyan mo
  • yes sir, brand new nga. kung ako lang sana masusunod before buying, oks na ako sa slightly used basta in good condition. kaso gusto ng family brand new so no choice.

    yan din naisip ko, depende sa situation in the next few years if it is still all good why sell unless di talaga makapagpigil, hahahaha. isa din sa naisip ko is sentimental value kaso walang forever and dadating ang time na need magLet-go. lol
  • Ganito din dapat gagawin ko, pero i realized na mas masarap yung feeling na walang loan na iniintindi monthly
    Kaya nung natapos yung loan ko last year for the car, nag try ako magipon na lang muna pang cash for next purchase

    true bro!
    btw takot din ako noon sumugal sa 2nd hand na auto.
    pero dahil sa mga tao dito, natuto ako mag kumpuni ng konte. tapos na realized ko, aside from checking the condition may 2 secret weapon ako ngayon while "browsing" 2nd hand cars.
    1. know what your buying, ibig sabihin alamin mo kung ano known issue ng auto. e.g. altis prone to oil sludge, dashboard issue etc.
    2. extra money (lots of it)
    bago ko binili itong 2008 altis na gamit ko ngayon, ang target ko talaga nasa 400k range
    so may 400k + 150k napagbentahan ng vios (pero latter part na ito kasi di ko naman binenta agad yung vios)
  • Parecommend naman trusted paint/body shop within QC mgs sirs, pagawa ko lang dent sa bumper ko, nagasgas sa pader, ang mahal sa casa e.
  • guys, any recommended repair shop (Bulacan or pwede din na QC area and wag na sa casa kasi out of warranty na and gusto ipaiwan ang oto). Yung Avanza kasi namin is naglleak dun sa 3rd row na malapit back pillar. ang suspicion ng ibang napagntanungan is yung rubber strip sa bubong ng kotse ang cause, baka di na daw lapat or wala ng dikit. so gusto ko sana sya patingin.

    Thank you!
  • Mga sirs, OK at legal ba na tanggalin na yung Conduction Stickers ng oto kapag meron na plaka?
    *New car with Licensed Plates
    *Hulugan pa sa banko

    Salamat po sa sasagot.
  • ^

    yep, i removed mine kasi nasira na rin overtime...
  • Inalis ko din Conduction Stickers ko right after I got my plates. Titigas kasi yan pag tumagal mas mahirap alisin.
  • After 1 year madaling alisin pa yung CS.

    Ready na ko with WD-40 and glue remover, pero na alis like a vinyl wrap.

    Baka higher quality na gamit nila hehe.