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Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by ex231, May 28, 2013.

  1. ex231

    ex231 DI Member

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    I'm a noob so I hope this is the right place to post my question .. apologies all around if it isn't

    I am moving to Dumaguete around the last week of July and will be looking to buy a multi cab and a motorbike. My research tells me Pasajero in Cebu builds good multi cabs but it seems easier and maybe cheaper to buy one in Dumaguete. As for the motorbike my significant other says she wants a Honda XLR. Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.

    Bill
     
  2. a007esprit

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    you mean a XRM??? Or XR200
    Multi caps , if you have a good one its fun and very reliable , problem is that most are badly build up again.
    try to buy a unmodified one , Spend 2 days working on mine after and 20000 on new parts, I did buy it newly rebuild ( nothing rebuild just new paint!! ofcours) and did drive it for over 6 years now without any problems .
    So my advice , have a look around beffor you buy , try to find one thats not repainted (if you are buying in cebu this is possible) then you now how the multi cap was when it left japan. If your looking for a bid of fun , buy a supercharged one (hard to find but there out there) DON'T buy a automatic one , there crap.
     
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    XLRs are around, but not nearly as common as the XR. As esprit states, be cautious when buying a multicab, sometimes it is better to buy a used one off a foreigner than a fresh "recon" unit, as it often takes a few months to work the bugs out. Pasajero is a good choice if going with a fresh unit.

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    ex231

    ex231 DI Member

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    Larry I have contacted Pasajero and they have acknowledged my email but but haven't provided any info yet. Do you have any idea about their pricing? I agree that buying one local from a foreigner would probably be best .. do they come up for sale often?

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    When buying a new bike here, you are much better off paying cash rather than taking on the extremely high interest rate they charge, especially at Du Ek Sam.
     
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    Pasajero sells for a little more than most other outfits, but they put more time and effort into making it right. Prices also vary widely according to what model you want/need. Yes, there are sometimes foreigner owned units that come up for sale, I know of one such unit that will be up for sale probably in August or thereabouts (12 valve, 5 speed, 4X4 pickup style).

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    Larry that's what I'm looking for and also fits my time frame. If it's in good mechanical condition I'm definitely interested.
     
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    If you send me an email I can send you some pics. shadownseiko@yahoo.com
     
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    Keep your wits about you when looking for any used car here, as they are vastly overpriced. Although some quality vehicles are imported, it is also the dumping ground for a lot of stuff from Japan and Korea that would not pass quality control or safety inspection in the West. Just like most of the "services" here, you will be offered all sorts of promises by the sellers in order to get you to part with your money, but the promises are like pie crusts - made to be broken. Buying from another foreigner is a good option - at least the vehicle is more likely to have been serviced and taken care of.

    One thing to be very wary of with used car dealers here is the shady tactic of advertising a car from a particular year. I checked out a 4 x 4 that was advertised as '08 but when I went to look at it found it was actually '97, eleven years older than appeared in the advert. The tactic here, when showing the year of a vehicle, is often the year that it arrived in the Philippines, and not the year of manufacture. When checking around, lift the bonnet (the hood) and look for the Vehicle Identification Number. This is on a small metal plate usually in front of the radiator, or on the wheel arch, or against the drivers bulkhead. The 10th digit of the VIN will show the true year of manufacture.
    Caveat Emptor.
     
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    You may also consider to buy a new car.
    A brand new Toyota Vios sells for 588,000.00 pesos.
    Just look to the website of Toyota.
     
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