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A reader asks: A brand-new car or a SUV?

Hi, Botchi. Good day to you and to all the of Top Gear Philippines . I’m an reader of your magazine.

been a seaman for 15 years, and I to make sure that I spend my money wisely on my car purchase. I already sold my car, which was a Honda LXI. I cannot decide one to get for my budget of P900,000 . My options are the Vios, the Hyundai Accent and the Avanza. I also looked at ads on 2008 or 2009 Isuzu or Hyundai Santa Fe. Their fit my budget.

Now, can you please me choose the right car and make a decision. Should I purchase a car or a secondhand SUV like the Alterra or the Fe?

My only hesitation about a secondhand vehicle is that I know its history: Has it been or gotten into an accident? Is it a vehicle? Does it have defects? I would like to an SUV, but I cannot purchase one in And I don’t want to buy a car via financing I don’t want to pay for interest.

you very much.

Hi, Jay. you for your e-mail, and much to you for being one of our modern-day heroes abroad to provide for your and our country! I salute you,

On to the topic. Yes, it can be difficult to out which car to buy if you’re out at sea, us typical landlubbers can go to any dealership and our cars all we want. You failed to where you will be using the car (i.e. city streets, roads, highways, light roads, farm-to-market roads,

But the cars on your short are all pretty good choices your budget.

Of the cars you the Toyota Avanza  seems to be the versatile car: It has comfortable for five adults (in a pinch for drives, at least) and a taller height/ground clearance for bad roads and the forays onto flood-ridden And increased cargo space out means you can carry more and cargo piled up high as to a typical sedan. The Avanza is a simple car, nothing too Hence, it should be very and could last long. I it myself a lot and keep wondering I can afford to buy one precisely as a small, utility car (but with levels of refinement). The 1.5-liter engine is pretty grunty, down low: Paired a manual stick, the Avanza off the line with surprising

The Toyota Vios  is pretty new year, and the looks have dramatically as well. You’ll find the same engine/transmission (1.3- and 1.5-liter engines in manual and automatic), although I Toyota should have the opportunity to release a five-speed and a six-speed manual to help and fuel efficiency. Inside, it received a welcome change the awkward instrument cluster now set in of the driver’s line of sight as to the older model being in the The quality of materials has improved, It’s a better car in so many compared to the older Vios. But at the end of the it’s still a regular and no match for the Avanza’s versatility.

The can be said of the Hyundai Accent . good value, decently to drive, looks good, excellent value for money hatchback diesel is the pick of the by the way), but ultimately no match for the versatility. The only good going for the Accent is that its diesel variant is really fun and very much fuel-efficient. with the automatic, you won’t any lack of performance because of the strong torque output.

As for buying a secondhand vehicle, I tell people to be hopeful for a bargain (especially if the purchase is a car meant for weekends or number-coding or as a project car), but to prepare for the if it will be the primary car. I that there are many vendors selling questionable (with a bad history, basically), so always risky to buy a secondhand Plus, a secondhand car will have maintenance-related issues to say the This isn’t bad, but are you to fork out more money for and repairs on a car you recently purchased of enjoying its use immediately? Personally, I mind if the car is a bargain, and I take the and repair as an opportunity to upgrade of the original parts to higher-performing such as wheels, tires, pads, suspension components, etc. But not everyone thinks me.

For other people, it’s not the money that is the issue, but the involved. Even if you had time and to spare on a secondhand car’s other people in your might not be as fortunate. This is they need the car for their own use to their lives easier, and more convenient, which is the reason we all buy cars, right?

you have it. I strongly recommend buying a secondhand car since out at sea most of the time. Buy brand-new, so family and loved ones can use the car and all of you will have confidence in purchase right away.

I hope this helps. luck, be safe, and thank you again!

Botchi Santos


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