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bkksteve123

 

Hi Steve,

 

I have a reliable Toyota 2lt Corona 1998. Body solid and spent money on repairs, receipts available.

John

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Didn’t know dogs peed in cars Steve! Why got get a Ute if that’s the case?

Yes get a pickup truck so they can pee in the back.   Second hand cars/trucks in Thailand are overpriced compared to other countries..but the running costs are lower here.   Get a

For that sort of money, all you'll probably get is a car that smells of pee, lol.

On 10/18/2020 at 11:59 AM, nightfox said:

There's nothin g wrong with Chevrolet or Ford as I been driving them for many years in Thailand. Parts are easily available for average price as they assemble the cars in Thailand, they are not  imported or more expensive then your average Toyota parts. The reason why there are cheaper then Japanese cars because Thais just prefer popular brand names like Toyota and Honda rather then American brands.

I think you are only living in the night nightfox because Chevrolet is pulling out of thailand so spare parts are going to be rare and if ordered will come from abroad so will take a long time before their in . As of Ford those are quit good but also a bit risky because there where engine problems a while ago with a sertain production year/model so be aware where you buy it . If you want to buy it and bkksteve wants as cheap as possible i would not buy a Ford because you will probably buy someone elses problems if buy a Ford buy new out of showroom so you have waranty wich you will not have on a cheap second hand .

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Get a Toyota. Easy to get parts, and every Thai repair shop knows how to fix them. Plus, unless you get a very old or abused car, they don't break often. I have a 15 yr. old Toyota Avanza that runs like new, and in the 15 years we've owned it, we've spent very little on repairs.

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50 minutes ago, Darkside Gray said:

there is no problem finding spare parts for Fords or Chevy's, have owned both and never had a problem!

Did you also buy them for 100-200k baht with 200k miles on it ?? I geuss not . And chevy is pulling out of thailand so spareparts will be rare or will take ages to be delivered hence the pricedrop of 50% on some models a while ago . Same is happening with KTM motorbikes at the moment there was a model that was 1.2 milj baht and is now 660k also because they are going to leave thailand so spareparts are going to be the same story as Chevy . 

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On 10/18/2020 at 8:32 AM, jackdd said:

Did you have a look at what's available in your 100-150k price range yet?

That's not much, mostly 20 year old cars with 200k+ kilometers.

If you go with Toyota or Honda you should not have problems with spare parts, but due to this they cost a bit more than other brands.

        Hold on .

         Give it a few Months , and prices will fall..

         Including high rise condos ..

         Buy a motor , get a condo, thrown in free..

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A couple of years ago I bought a 2006 Ford Focus 1.8 for less than 200K with 96,000km on the clock .in two years I have done a couple of trips to Issan from Krabi and it has never let me down. Outlay over two years has been full service and report by Ford costing approximately 4000 baht, full set brake pads and four new tyres 8000, only replaced as they were old. 
Currently valued for insurance at 150K but have seen them for less, parts easy and cheap and nothing very complicated, all in all well worth looking for. 

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10 hours ago, Peterphuket said:

It happens to me some years ago with an Ford Escape, driving on gas, and an explosion in the airfilter...

only the airfilter 14,000 thb. Cheap?? Man-o-Man

Yeah these days you can get a air filter for an escape for Bt.280.

 

@ 14k I suspect it was more than just the filter replaced.

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/ford-escape-2003-2007-2030-by-d-filter-i308560559-s539742427.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.3.167e5692yUUOC3&search=1

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13 hours ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

Did you also buy them for 100-200k baht with 200k miles on it ?? I geuss not . And chevy is pulling out of thailand so spareparts will be rare or will take ages to be delivered hence the pricedrop of 50% on some models a while ago . Same is happening with KTM motorbikes at the moment there was a model that was 1.2 milj baht and is now 660k also because they are going to leave thailand so spareparts are going to be the same story as Chevy . 

The teir 1 and teir 2 suppliers are not pulling out so why would spare parts be scarce ?

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5 hours ago, Techno Viking said:

Yeah these days you can get a air filter for an escape for Bt.280.

 

@ 14k I suspect it was more than just the filter replaced.

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/ford-escape-2003-2007-2030-by-d-filter-i308560559-s539742427.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.3.167e5692yUUOC3&search=1

I don't think so, that kind of prices you'll never forget. And of course not at Lazada but the Ford dealer. That time Lazada don't exist.

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16 hours ago, scammed said:

save a buck and buy a 2nd hand sidecar for your scooter

Hah, I thought about that, but turns out they are actually illegal. Of course, illegal doesn't really to matter in Thailand and we see them everywhere. I don't think it would work so well with the dogs though. Would need to be a cage!

 

After viewing a few options these past 2 days, I've decided to go for something bigger (SUV style) and increase my budget to 400k. Looking at a Ford Everest 3.0 Diesel AWD (2013). The extra space would be nice when family visits from Europe, if this COVID nonsense ends someday 🙂

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Just now, bkksteve123 said:

Hah, I thought about that, but turns out they are actually illegal. Of course, illegal doesn't really to matter in Thailand and we see them everywhere. I don't think it would work so well with the dogs though. Would need to be a cage!

 

After viewing a few options these past 2 days, I've decided to go for something bigger (SUV style) and increase my budget to 400k. Looking at a Ford Everest 3.0 Diesel AWD (2013). The extra space would be nice when family visits from Europe, if this COVID nonsense ends someday 🙂

Seen quite a few dogs in sidecars, grinning, ears flying behind in the wind, they love it and don't ever seem to want to jump out. 

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