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Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:56:29 PM »
mga sis any tips jan? naghahanap kasi kami ng second-hand cars ni hubby since ma-gas-tos gamitin all the time yung van.

we're eyeing on Vios or anything similar kasi big guy si hubby and ang mga models like Kia Picanto, etc eh hindi uubra sa kanya hehe.

salamat sa mga magiging inputs.

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 10:58:10 PM »
yep, ok yung vios, enough space for tall people.

i think, dapat mababa yung mileage (meaning di masyado gamit yung sasakyan)

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 11:26:38 PM »
Here are some tips when buying 2nd hand cars:

1. dapat mag decide kayo kung automatic or manual ang gustyo n'yo kunin
2. kondisyon ng makina. kung meron kayong nakikita na for sale, alamin n'yo kung lahat ba ng parts e gumagana, at kung merong problema o kailangan ayusin, dapat i-disclose ng seller kung ano ang mga yun.
3. hindi nabaha. well, may mga kotse naman na kahit nabaha e naagapan at hindi napabayaang mabulok yung karamihan ng parts. pero mas maigi na hindi nabaha. lalo na ngayon, kakatapos lang ng baha.
4. kahit na nag-i-inquire pa lang kayo, dapat maging magalang at maayos kausap, regardless kung buraot yung kausap n'yo. don't stoop down to their level. kadalasan naman, pag maayos kausap yung nag-i-inquire, maayos din kausap yung seller.
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 08:31:00 AM »
^ thanks mga sis. kung magdadala kami ng mekaniko malalaman kaya nya kung nabaha yung sasakyan or not?

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 09:26:34 AM »
important rin to ask kung nabangga na yung car and san part yung damage, paano nirepair, where it was purchased if sya yung first owner or not. 
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 02:40:27 PM »
I have a second hand car.  One of the things I asked back then is kung saan pinapaservice yung kotse.  Toyota kase yung car ko, so when they have the proof na sa service centre mismo ng toyota pinaservice nung dating may ari yung car, plus factor na sya sa akin.

Mileage.  the more mileage the car has, mas mahal ang maintenance. 

Magpasama kayo sa marunong sa makina.  I was accompanied by my friend's husband na marunong sa kotse, tapos nagpasama pa kami sa may experience sa pagmemekaniko.  Sa tunog pa lang ng makina masasabi na nila kung ok o hindi. Tiningnan nila yung makina. Tapos tinest drive nila.  When they said ok, binili ko na yung car.

my boss naman told me if I want a second hand car, buy either Nissan or Toyota.  Stay away from American cars daw haha! Mahal daw kase maintenance nung mga sasakyan na ganun. Yun ang advise niya sa akin.  At mas less expensive daw kase ang mga piyesa and mas mababa ang cost of servicing.  And since second hand, expect ko daw na gagastos ako dyan if ever di na cover ng warranty. 
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 09:37:08 PM »
thanks sa mga tips sis. we bought a 2nd hand vios 2007 model. medyo madami pang ginagawang minor repairs and needs detailing. we had a great deal kasi may kasama kaming mekaniko na buy and sell din ang business. baka we would keep this for a year or so tapos pag nakaipon ulit bibili ng mas bagong 2nd hand car ulit :D

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 12:22:08 AM »
^sis, can you tell me where I can buy 2nd hand car? And how much to pay the mechanic to check on the car before buying it? TIA.
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 12:42:50 AM »
^sis, pwede malaman if where location  mo?
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 07:54:09 PM »
@agape - sis sorry ngayon ko lang nacheck tong thread. anyway, sa sulit.com.ph lang kami tumi-tingin tingin :)

@ysa.belle - sis sa cavite kami pero sa manila namin nabili [textspeak!] car. balak na ni hubby ibenta si Bender (tong car) and bumili na ng mejo bago-bago :)

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 11:55:18 AM »
bring it to a good shop - pay for the inspection prior to delivery (ito yata yung tawag nila). pay for the 4k, will save you a lot more! includes mechanical checking, computerized scanning, etc. etc. and the shop will give you a list of all of the parts that need to be repaired. pwede din yata sa casa ito. learned this the hard way :(

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 03:09:38 PM »
the only tip i can give you is to bring somebody you trust (hindi basta mekaniko) who really knows cars.
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 04:52:23 PM »
hi sis share ko lang din little knowledge if for practicality sake go for toyota since mura parts at madali mghanap sa honda naman mataas ang value pag nagsawa ka sa nissan naman malakas ang aircon, in terms of second hand naman hanap ka ng trusted mekaniko mo dapat yung kakilala mo talaga important kc makina yung akin kasi second hand din 3 yrs na and so far gulong pa lang napalitan ko at change oil as maintenance.

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 08:18:28 PM »
Hi chinice! Sorry may question may sound a bit stupid.. But, how would I know if nabaha ang car na bibilhin ko? Are there experts who can recognize nabaha and not na cars? Thanks a lot sis, very helpful tips! :)

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 01:49:37 AM »
^ sis look for stains sabi nung kasama naming mekaniko. unless pina car detail nila yun, makikita mo pa yung bakat ng "pinagbahaan" lalo na kung aalisin yung matting. also, kapag nababa na yung makina, isang sign din yun for sure. makikita ng mekanikong kasama mo yun sis.

malaki laki na din nagastos namin na pagpapaayos sa car na binili namin recently (2nd hand toyota vios). and next year we're planning to sell it na if ever ibenta na ng friend ko yung Honda nya. sana makuha namin ng sakto sa price since 2008 pa nya nabili yun. :D

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 10:48:31 AM »
Hi babythug28! I think it's a wise thing nga to bring a mechanic with me when buying. Kaso wala akong kilalang mekaniko. hehe.  Meron bang suking mekaniko ang mga gtalkers? :D

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 01:14:44 PM »
^ kami din sis wala..try to ask your friends kung san sila nagpapa ayos ng cars or kung meron malapit sa inyo. pwede mo kontratahin na lang na sumama tapos bayaran mo na lang sis. though gagastos ka para sa mekaniko, mas malaki naman matitipid mo sa kotse kung sulit yung makuha nyo.

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2012, 09:51:29 AM »
how will i know kung binabaan yung mileage ng kotse? pwede daw yon baguhin?
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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 03:28:17 PM »
For us, we chose to buy from a known used car dealer/ automall so we can avail of purchasing the unit through bank financing. It's the safer way because the papers and the vehicles are inspected by the bank so you're sure that you're purchasing a good unit. If you don't have a mechanic to check the unit when you're canvassing, you must check if the engine starts and runs smooth and that there are no extra noises. Do a test drive and feel for any suspension problems/ sounds. Check if engine temperature does not reach the red level when aircon is either on or off.

1. have a target budget
2. have a target model/ year based on your budget
3. try to look for possible buys either online or visiting used car dealers
4. compare your options and go for the ones you think is better by:
     - checking/ comparing price against mileage (odometer reading)
     - physical conditions (paint/ tires/ engine)
     - service records/ replaced or repaired parts and clean
5. casa maintained
6. go for 3-5 yrs model (max)
7. negotiate for free transfer of ownership
8. as a bonus if you can find a unit that has been registered more recently so that it will still take a
    few months or a year at most before you renew the vehicles registration

Hope this helps.   ;)

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Re: Tips when buying 2nd hand cars
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 11:50:06 PM »
it helps a lot kung magcompare muna kayo ng price sa Sulit :D

anyway, malapit na namin ibenta si Bender :( may nag offer sa min ng car (second hand pa din) and mas bagong model (2010) so baka kunin namin and kelangan ng ibenta yung car namin ngayon. back to 1 ulit kami sa topic na to hehe

 

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