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So i got 5 choices for "family car", second hand, price-wise is about the same and perfect for budget. However, i have zero knowledge when it comes to car (i only know how to drive it). I've never owned FORD. Here i listed 5 choices and i hope the specifications can help some experts here to determine which car is most suitable.

 

-- Mainly will be used for long-distance travelling 800~1300km.

-- At least 7-9 passengers (kids included), plus plenty of luggage.

-- Car lingers most of the time in North of Thailand, mountain-hill part but occasionally will travel down to Bangkok (maybe once in every 2 months or three)

-- I & wife will drive it, my wife is not keen with "heavy" steering but should be okay once she adapts.

-- Like i said earlier, we dont know how to fix car, and i've been hearing Ford has the least problem when it comes to engine durability and less maintainances (not sure if it is true) but i've been Toyota loyal customer for decades (hence i've listed one Toyota as well)

-- The list comes from faimly-owned business second hand car in Bangkok, aunt-in-law, therefore we believe in her "personal guarantee" (but we cant drive the car to Bangkok regularly just for free engine maintainance)

 

Thank you for your expertise advices.

 

 

 

2008 Ford Everest 2.5 (ปี 07-13) LTD TDCi SUV AT (No. Gear 5, Diesel, Weight 1894kg, Engine Piston, Power Peak hp 143, Peak Torque Nm 330, Aspiration Commonrail Turbo-Intercooled)

 

2008 Ford Everest 3.0 (ปี 07-13) LTD TDCi SUV AT (No. Gear 5, Diesel, Weight 1998kg, Engine Piston, Power Peak hp 156, Peak Torque Nm 380, Aspiration Commonrail Turbo-Intercooled)

 

2005 Ford Everest 2.5 (ปี 03-06) LTD SUV AT (No. Gear 4, Diesel, Weight 1880kg, Engine Piston, Power Peak hp 110, Peak Torque Nm 270, Aspiration Turbo-Intercooled)

 

2010 Ford Everest 2.5 (ปี 07-13) LTD TDCi SUV AT (No. Gear 5, Diesel, Weight 1894kg, Engine Piston, Power Peak hp 143, Peak Torque Nm 330, Aspiration Commonrail Turbo-Intercooled)

 

2010 Toyota Innova 2.0 (ปี 04-11) G Wagon AT (No. Gear 4, Petrol, Weight 1580kg, Engine Piston, Power Peak hp 136, Peak Torque Nm 182, Aspiration Aspirated)

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If you have to choose from that list, then the 2.5 diesel 

Everest would be the most suitable for long distance

driving and 7+ passengers.

2010 or 2008 depending on which one has the lowest 

mileage and better condition.

The Diesel engine vehicle would give you your best return

on fuel economy especially on long distance driving. 

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49 minutes ago, watcharacters said:

 

I personally  would give the Innova a pass.

 

 

 

 

Pardon for my lack of English understanding, but when you say "a pass" does it mean Toyota Innova should NOT even be considered for purchase or MUST purchase because perhaps it is better than Ford?

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27 minutes ago, Fat Prophet said:

Where is the "None of the above" choice? You provide no information on the existing mileage on each vehicle, which is very important on vehicles as old as the ones you are considering. I wouldn't touch any Ford that old, unless it was extremely low mileage (i.e., less than 100K kms. And while the Brits will strongly disagree (they seem to love Fords), I wouldn't consider any Ford in Thailand. Toyotas are great, but not the one you mention. For long distance use, if that is the primary purpose, I would focus on a low-mileage 3 to 5 year old Toyota, not particularly the Innova. You can probably get a 3 to 5 year old 3 seat Pajero for about the same money as the vehicles you mention (or a bit more), which IMO would be a far (far) better choice than any of those. I have a 2014 4 door Triton (which shares the drive train with the Pajero) bought new, with about 65k km's now, and it is great. For value for money in Thailand, you can't beat Mitsu trucks and SUV's. 

Oh, that one thing i've completely forgotten. All of the choices are under 160.000km mileage with Innova is currently at 130xxx km. I've considered Pajero & Fortuner but like you said, they are more expensive even second hand for the same year of production (e.g 2010, 2011) and the cheapest ones have at least 3.0cc engine and mileage are above 200xxx km. Yes, appearantly they are quite popular choice.

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40 minutes ago, sotsira said:

If you have to choose from that list, then the 2.5 diesel 

Everest would be the most suitable for long distance

driving and 7+ passengers.

2010 or 2008 depending on which one has the lowest 

mileage and better condition.

The Diesel engine vehicle would give you your best return

on fuel economy especially on long distance driving. 

Thanks. But do production years matter? Or judgement based on mileage is the most important in buying second hand car? I've seen newer (+2017) second hand cars with over 200xxx km mileage and still being price doubled than year 2008/2010 cars that have much lower mileage.

 

For the record, all listed Ford cars have between 140xxx - 160xxx km mileage, Toyota Innova has about 130xxx mileage. 

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Why are only Fords included as a choice that matches well with your criteria.....They'd be my 4th choice after Toyota, Isuzu, Mits only because Honda doesn't have a larger SUV and Chevy is almost a non entity here....

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6 minutes ago, transam said:

As the rides are quite old I would go for the Toyota....Plus your lady will have no trouble steering or parking the thing....😋

But can Toyota Innova handles the up and down, curvy roads in the North? How is the petrol-intake of Innova? I'm not sure if filling its tank with E20 (for economy-reason) is safe enough. 

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1 minute ago, pgrahmm said:

Why are only Fords included as a choice that matches well with your criteria.....They'd be my 4th choice after Toyota, Isuzu, Mits only because Honda doesn't have a larger SUV and Chevy is almost a non entity here....

Innova matches my preference too and my wife prefers Innova than bulky-giant-Ford.

 

But for long distance travel, i've been told that diesel engine gives the best value for money than petrol engine. But do share what your opinion regarding this matter. Thanks.

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12 minutes ago, arfandy said:

But can Toyota Innova handles the up and down, curvy roads in the North? How is the petrol-intake of Innova? I'm not sure if filling its tank with E20 (for economy-reason) is safe enough. 

It has a gearbox and a steering wheel to deal with most stuff unless you are saying where you go the roads are crap......I have never driven one, but from your list it is the only one I would be interested in..

The filler cap flap has the info on it for acceptable fuel. Get the source to have a look and let you know what it says..As for KPL, do a google search for figures..

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1 hour ago, arfandy said:

Thanks. But do production years matter? Or judgement based on mileage is the most important in buying second hand car? I've seen newer (+2017) second hand cars with over 200xxx km mileage and still being price doubled than year 2008/2010 cars that have much lower mileage.

 

For the record, all listed Ford cars have between 140xxx - 160xxx km mileage, Toyota Innova has about 130xxx mileage. 

When buying S/H your judgement should be based on mileage &

overall condition, not so much on production year.

For mountain driving a diesel engine would perform far better

than a petrol for pulling uphill fully loaded with passengers due

to the superior torque capability.

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7-9 people + luggage overloading  a smallish vehicle is a recipe for disaster.....

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