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On 10/16/2019 at 5:14 PM, mcl2504 said:

THANK YOU all! Very useful and helpful. I appreciate it.

ex g.f had a Mazda 2 bit on the cheap side inside. current g/f just bought a Toyota Yaris ive driven it a lot its a great car thats the one id buy.

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6 minutes ago, ross163103 said:

Another issue to consider is the CVT transmission.  Honda and Toyota make their own whereas Suzuki, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and quite a few others use a company called Jatco.......and they don't have a very good reputation. Personally I would especially stay away from Nissan (Jatco) CVT transmissions.

Why..?

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This advert keeps coming up on my FB and the Marsh is very affordable. I don't personally like the styling but if it's a second car and you don't want to break the bank then it could be rather appealing. Just get it in black rather than a silly lime green that everyone seems to buy.

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6 hours ago, Scottie12 said:

My mate and I bought Honda Cities 14 years ago and never let us down,huge boot for a car of it’s size. Well worth looking at.

I bought a Honda City 10 years ago and have driven 200,000 on it with no trouble at all.  Most reliable car I have owned.  Comes with a nice big trunk.

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2 hours ago, ross163103 said:

Another issue to consider is the CVT transmission.  Honda and Toyota make their own whereas Suzuki, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and quite a few others use a company called Jatco.......and they don't have a very good reputation. Personally I would especially stay away from Nissan (Jatco) CVT transmissions.

There is an Australian motoring journalist on YouTube, John Cadogan, who is quite scathing about the Nissan CVT.

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2 hours ago, transam said:

Why..?

Apparently they break down, then repairs break the wallet.

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43 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Apparently they break down, then repairs break the wallet.

The modern cvt should be good for 10years or so, depending on kms driven. I think most modern cars are not made to last much longer than that. Especially in LoS, where everyone seems to have a relatively new car on the road. Most of the old cars I see on the road here are junk - its rare to see a well kept older car. They are made to be used and disposed of. Unlike some of the old metal we used to drive as in our younger days. Having said that,, I sold my civic with a rgular wato; at 250K km it never had an issue. The head gasket went, but that was an easy fix. No other problems wirth the engine; air cond compressor(s) were a bit of a nightmare though. 

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17 minutes ago, DavisH said:

The modern cvt should be good for 10years or so, depending on kms driven. I think most modern cars are not made to last much longer than that. Especially in LoS, where everyone seems to have a relatively new car on the road. Most of the old cars I see on the road here are junk - its rare to see a well kept older car. They are made to be used and disposed of. Unlike some of the old metal we used to drive as in our younger days. Having said that,, I sold my civic with a rgular wato; at 250K km it never had an issue. The head gasket went, but that was an easy fix. No other problems wirth the engine; air cond compressor(s) were a bit of a nightmare though. 

There are torque converter automatics that are 15-20 years old without a problem. I would not be happy with an automatic that only lasted ten years.

I also understand that while torque converters are cheap to fix, the CVT's can be about a quarter of the cost of the car if they break down.

Torque converters are reasonably undemanding on transmission fluid. CVT's are quite critical w.r.to servicing intervals and transmission fluid quality, due to the tight tolerances involved.

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IMO

1. Honda Jazz, 2. Toyota Yaris from OPs list

 

Brakes ; used to use Copper-Slip (and never had any issues) but now use White brake grease which is the correct application in 21st Century

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12 hours ago, Lacessit said:

Apparently they break down, then repairs break the wallet.

Who told you that...?

 

Besides, if any auto has a problem it is expensive to repair, whether CVT or conventional.

There are now millions of CVT boxes out there, and they are not all broken down cluttering the roads..The fact is, more and more vehicles are being fitted with CVT, not the other way round because of CVT ploblems..

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I bought Toyota Yaris Altive in December 2018. To me it is excellent car, I mainly use

in Pattaya only but have done long journey to National Forest and Korat. No problems and

in last 10 months have done only 4000 KM.

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I recon the Honda City ,Jazz is nice but no boot. Company had one as a Pool Car and it took awful treatment well.


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I had a Yaris from new

good for going around the city good for driving from Bangkok to Chon Buri but if you want to pull away quickly it takes a bit of time you hear noise because not really going that fast

However at 80 kilometers per hour if you kick down or drop it into sport gear the car will go.

very very spacious in the back four years not one problem at all

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On 10/12/2019 at 10:20 PM, DavisH said:

There is a new honda city coming soon 1.0 turbo, 120hp, 200nm and fuel economy +23km/l (by the ecocar phase 2 rules). The new jaz will come after that sometime. There is also a new almera coming as well. I would go for the new city for its size and power over the ecocars you mentioned. The city will be released sometime in November. My wife has a 2.13 swift and we may sell that to get the city if she likes it. I don't mind the swift, but I much prefer to drive our crv, especially on longer trips. 

http://www.headlightmag.com/all-new-honda-city-coming-thailand-2019/

thats insanely good

 

City is a bit more expensive than other budget car but its a really nice little car(way more upscale than the more expensive mid range hyundai i had back home) and their safety is higher than the other brand's budget cars.  

 

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