What car do you drive?

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  1. Treb22

    Treb22 Active Member

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    Get a Mitsubishi Xpander instead. This car is worth it. Very smooth drive, long mileage, spacious, not so big bot so small, has all that bells and whistles.
    Never regretted having bought one.

    But if you are extra rich, get what the other members here are driving, Subaru, Lexus, Honda, Benz, etc. Sure as hell it will be worth it.

     
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    Looking at the 2018 Impreza -- a slightly better option than the XV due to the bigger loading capacity and all around performance. Both cars are basically the same except that the XV has a higher ground clearance.

    Is the new Impreza available in the Philippines now?
     
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    I really want the new subaru xv. Qiestions is can i afford it.
     
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    This was my most recent review, coming out on newsstands, next issue of On Your Mark / Asian Dragon Magazine (Oct/Nov 2018 issue).

    PROS :
    1. It's a nice looking maxi Avanza / mini Fortuner / mini Rav4. It looks hefty due to the old trick of a high beltline, making it appear massive. So far among its kind (Nissan Juke, Ford Ecosport, Honda BR-V), the Rush is the most "traditional SUV" looking.
    2. It is 295mm (almost a foot) longer than the Avanza. I reviewed the 5-seater 1.5E (not the 7-seater G variant), and because it did not have a third row, cargo capacity is excellent.
    3. It has 220 mm ground clearance and a reassuring wading depth of 600 mm for the low to mid-level baha.
    4. Center stack of the dashboard is knobless and clean, head unit has no dials or buttons (all touch) taking a page from Honda.
    5. 1.5E with AT at P988k is not a bad deal.

    CONS:
    1. Barely ample 1.5 liter VVTi petrol engine carried over from the Avanza. But the Rush is about 110 kilos heavier than the Avanza, and Toyota did not take this into consideration. With only 103 horsepower and 136 Nm of torque and mated to a very basic 4-speed AT box, it is ok on level pavement, but the Rush whines on even just flyovers. It strains on particularly matarik na carpark ramps.
    2. The interior is very different from the Avanza's, it is bright and modern. But there is an off-white textured plastic that has very obvious fake stitching that I found to be baduy.

    Not a bad alternative to the Honda BR-V. If this is to be your only vehicle, I say go for it. It is a jack of all trades, especially as a cargo hauler.

    If however this is your extra vehicle, I'd say have some fun and go for the Nissan Juke.
     
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    Additional Cons:
    Test drive a Toyota Rush, sit at the back (middle), let someone else drive it. See for yourself how bumpy the ride is. Not recommended for daily use if there are only 1 or 2 passengers (including the driver) will use it.
    Its like riding a pick up truck.

    You are way better off with the Xpander or BRV. One word: COMFORT.

     
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    any feedback on vitara compared with hrv ?
     
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    If your into the off-road concept segment then Vitara is the right choice for you, but if your 90% City Driving and 10% Highway with minimal to zero off-road i would highly recommend the HRV.
     
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    got a '02 LC90 Prado 2.7 (Dubai Ver) 2 months ago and im:love:
    LC90.jpg
     
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    sorry for the OT...

    Just bought a City and had the hear unit upgraded (with Navigation)

    Is there a way to turn off the radio when using Navigation?
     
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    Currently looking at the Ford Everest 2.2 titanium series. Any positive / negative feedback for this? Was looking at the Isuzu MU-X 3.0 as well. Thanks in advance.
     
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    OT-seriously looking at the kona. my kids have careers of their own and its time to enjoy a 2.0 147 hp small suv! price is only 1.18m with almost all the bells and whistles of a midsized japanese sedan
     
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    Honda City E...

    (now sorry for the OT)

    We upgraded the head unit (dealership had this AVT with Navigation and reverse camera)

    Anyone who knows how to mirror an iOS/Android device? I followed all the steps and still can't get it to work.

    Can I turn off the radio? (sometimes I only want to use/hear navigation)
     
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    Im eyeing the cx5.
     
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    Any car recommendations between 2.5 to 3M?
     
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    What for? The Subaru Outback's kinda nice, not a sedan though
     
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    Boyfriend got a dark grey 2019 CX-5 and it's pretty snazzy. Although it does not have Android Auto/Apple CarPlay so it isnt the car for me.

    What I like most about it is the engine stop when you do full stop and restarts the engine when you're press the accelerator. It's like a hybrid in the sense that you save gas.

    Trade off is that the car battery is significantly bigger and non-standard. It costs about P17,000 to change but that's ok if you save more than P17,000 in gas.
     
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    Lexus?
     

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