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What's a good secondhand car around 250k?

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I can get a 2015 Almera/Ciaz

2012 Mazda2/Brio/Yaris

2010 City/Vios

 

These are just examples, but anyone got a suggestion on what to buy?

 

Edit: Or should I spend 150-200k on an even older model?

 

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A Toyota from Toyota Sure.

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1 hour ago, leonardjones625 said:

Brio

Shouldn't even be allowed on the road.

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Need to check the mileage, tires, damage, condition and if there are any records of regular scheduled maintenance. If the interior is spotless that is usually a good sign someone took care of the car.

 

Here in the US, from 1996 on, there is an ODB port under the steering wheel that you can plug an ODB reader in and it will tell you what is wrong with many things with the car.

 

No sure if Thai cars have this 0DB port.

 

 

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You're on the right track. Must be Japanese with regular service at service center.

 

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Well the Ciaz is likely to be the newest and lowest mileage.  Bit underpowered but reliable.

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3 hours ago, leonardjones625 said:

Almera

 

I owned 2 of them, and drove about 200.000 km with each of them without problems. And I often skipped maintenance.  These cars are indestructible.  

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process of elimination;

manufacturer with track record of  (relative) quality; Toyota or Honda

vehicles that are easier to service: ease of access to components, dealer network where you live and travel

safety rating;  compact, not subcompact

 

I wouldn't touch a mazda or nissan product if I had the option of  Honda or Toyota.

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Toyota Vios E a/t 2004 gold color– 134,500 km - NEVER LPG - 129,000 baht

 

Toyota Vios E A/t 2006 grey color- 122,000 km - NEVER LPG - 139,000  baht

cars in Buriram, if interested PM me

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On 7/12/2020 at 9:08 PM, bert bloggs said:

One thats had regular servicing ,so that  leaves out one hell of a lot of Thai owned cars.

As 99% of cars in Thailand are owned by Thais and Thai dealer servicing departments are always busy what are the chances of finding anything that doesn't have a Thai owner or hasn't had the required maintenance?

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On 7/12/2020 at 9:35 PM, bwpage3 said:

Here in the US, from 1996 on, there is an ODB port under the steering wheel that you can plug an ODB reader in and it will tell you what is wrong with many things with the car.

 

No sure if Thai cars have this 0DB port.

What are the chances that a Thaivisa reader asking about the viability of buying at the lowest end of the market will have the access and ability to use, never mind interpret, the output of an OBD reader?

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