Saturday, January 26, 2013

Leaning Towards an Altis

Photo taken when the Altis was sold.
My dad sold the Altis at P 260,000, when I saw Altises of the same year and similar kilometer readings at the P 300,000 to P 400,000 plus range in

Anyway, since his friends got Santa Fes, he was thinking of getting one, too. We headed to the Greenhills dealership, where my mom couldn't hop onto it or the Tucson. So my dad asked about the Camry equivalent, the Elantra, and the Altis equivalent, the Sonata. He wants to get a Korean car because he's worried about a Japanese-Chinese war. When we got home, I saw on TV that North Korea is threatening South Korea.

The Tucson.
Anyway, I thought that since the office has an Innova and a Fortuner, that a sedan would use up less gas when you're transporting four people without cargo, and it would be easier for my 3i, my mom and me to get on a sedan, especially when we're wearing gowns. The Altis was the special request car for my mom and 3i whenever we went out.

MA said that his mom prefers the CRV to a sedan, because his mom doesn't have to stoop to get in. My dad says that Hondas have low resale values and have expensive parts. My concern is that my friend says that the sold Altis has a better turning radius than her Civic. I'd like to take all the cars we're considering for test drives.

I looked up the prices online and came up with this grid:

Car Comparisons
Honda v Hyundai v Toyota
Make Model Engine Variant Price Year     % of brand new Km
Toyota Altis 2.0 Pearl    1,155,000.00          
      Standard    1,140,000.00          
  Camry 2.5G 6 Standard    1,451,000.00 2006 2.4G AT    685,000.00 47%  
    3.5G Q Pearl    2,097,000.00          
Honda CRV 2.0 V      1,325,000.00 2006 Mdl Matic 4WD    558,000.00 42%            50,000
    2.4 SX White Orchid Pearl    1,545,000.00          
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL          888,000.00          
  Sonata 2.0 GL S 2.4 gas 6      1,388,000.00          

1 comment:

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