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Best Car For A First Timer by iyanuakin(m): 7:57am On Jul 28, 2017
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Hi guys, planning on getting my first car, need suggestions on the best car for a young first timer.
Budget is 800k- 1.1m
Thanks
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by tempex88(m): 8:03am On Jul 28, 2017
add more money buy 2003 corolla
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 8:05am On Jul 28, 2017
1. Honda civic 19xx to 2005 whether Europe or American anyone you can find

2. Toyota corolla 19xx to 2002

3. VW golf 3 or 4 which ever you fancy.

4. Nissan sunny/primera/sentra/Almera 19xx to 20xx
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by iyanuakin(m): 8:17am On Jul 28, 2017
Thanks guys, will check for dese cars nd make a pick
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by Damolux01(m): 11:51am On Jul 28, 2017
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by iyanuakin(m): 12:55pm On Jul 28, 2017

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Re: Best Car For A First Timer by HenryWilliams(m): 1:16pm On Jul 28, 2017
Toyota Carina E...you can't go wrong with an E!
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by iyanuakin(m): 5:23pm On Jul 28, 2017
Okay
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nams77: 8:10pm On Jul 28, 2017
nurey:
1. Honda civic 19xx to 2005 whether Europe or American anyone you can find

2. Toyota corolla 19xx to 2002

3. VW golf 3 or 4 which ever you fancy.

4. Nissan sunny/primera/sentra/Almera 19xx to 20xx
Oga, can you shed more light on the primera 2000/2001 model. Is it a reliable one ? The pros and cons? Is there anything to watch out for?
CC: kingreign, diportivo, Princetom
A close buddy wants one but fear they catch us hence I took the liberty to ask the Gurus here. Toyota is now getting out of reach
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by Mrtpage(m): 10:03pm On Jul 28, 2017
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Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 5:33am On Jul 29, 2017
nams77:

Oga, can you shed more light on the primera 2000/2001 model. Is it a reliable one ? The pros and cons? Is there anything to watch out for?
CC: kingreign, diportivo, Princetom
A close buddy wants one but fear they catch us hence I took the liberty to ask the Gurus here. Toyota is now getting out of reach

It is a reliable car, just ensure it isn't a converted one
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by bamzyboa(m): 7:57am On Jul 29, 2017
Please how good and reliable is VW passat 2005.
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nams77: 8:41am On Jul 29, 2017
nurey:


It is a reliable car, just ensure it isn't a converted one
OK boss. Pls correct me if I'm wrong, is there anything to. Be worried about the the engine, I heard it is aluminum block and might not be durable.
Tnx
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 9:10am On Jul 29, 2017
nams77:

OK boss. Pls correct me if I'm wrong, is there anything to. Be worried about the the engine, I heard it is aluminum block and might not be durable.
Tnx

The engine is durable as far as I know. The issue with Nissan engines is it got a lot of mental sensors, something as cheap as 2k can frustrate, but if you calm down and have a scanner, you shouldn't have issues what so ever in diagnosis.

Now to aluminum engines, it is light compared to steel but aluminum engine doesn't like overheating one bit, once that happens the aluminum block changes shape and it cannot be fixed like steel block reason why mechanics and users hate it.

Two precautions to take concerning aluminum engine
1. Never run fan direct cause if fan fails, overheating sets in and that's the beginning of the end.

2. Use recommended engine oil as wrong engine oil causes timing chain stretch for engines with timing chain (it's not a cheap fix) and oil valves and seal weakening.
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nams77: 9:14am On Jul 29, 2017
nurey:


The engine is durable as far as I know. The issue with Nissan engines is it got a lot of mental sensors, something as cheap as 2k can frustrate, but if you calm down and have a scanner, you shouldn't have issues what so ever in diagnosis.

Now to aluminum engines, it is light compared to steel but aluminum engine doesn't like overheating one bit, once that happens the aluminum block changes shape and it cannot be fixed like steel block reason why mechanics and users hate it.

Two precautions to take concerning aluminum engine
1. Never run fan direct cause if fan fails, overheating sets in and that's the beginning of the end.

2. Use recommended engine oil as wrong engine oil causes timing chain stretch for engines with timing chain (it's not a cheap fix) and oil valves and seal weakening.
Tnx chief, quite enlightening. Nice weekend ahead

I remember we chartered a taxi a taxi(my colleagues and i) to a remote location. I was seated in front and I asked the driver about the car he was driving (a primera). He said the car is durable and it has been serving him faithfully but the downside is that the engine cannot be ringed.
I couldn't say anything since I am not a car guru
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 9:35am On Jul 29, 2017
nams77:

Tnx chief, quite enlightening. Nice weekend ahead

I remember we chartered a taxi a taxi(my colleagues and i) to a remote location. I was seated in front and I asked the driver about the car he was driving (a primera). He said the car is durable and it has been serving him faithfully but the downside is that the engine cannot be ringed.
I couldn't say anything since I am not a car guru

If you use the recommended engine weight and no overheating, you are good to go. I too just heard from a mechanic that a 1mz-fe engine of 1st generation sienna packed up. He was advising to always change engine regularly. If I told him to open my engine and check he won't believe I run my oil 6months or 8000km.
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by RZArecta(m): 9:35am On Jul 29, 2017
bamzyboa:
Please how good and reliable is VW passat 2005.
it's a comfortable car, fun to drive but I beg you, if you don't have access to reputable auto technicians just avoid this car. Don't let anybody do trial and error with it for even one second
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by bamzyboa(m): 10:02am On Jul 29, 2017
Thanks

RZArecta:
it's a comfortable car, fun to drive but I beg you, if you don't have access to reputable auto technicians just avoid this car. Don't let anybody do trial and error with it for even one second
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by Partnerbiz2: 9:25pm On Jul 29, 2017
nurey:


The engine is durable as far as I know. The issue with Nissan engines is it got a lot of mental sensors, something as cheap as 2k can frustrate, but if you calm down and have a scanner, you shouldn't have issues what so ever in diagnosis.

Now to aluminum engines, it is light compared to steel but aluminum engine doesn't like overheating one bit, once that happens the aluminum block changes shape and it cannot be fixed like steel block reason why mechanics and users hate it.

Two precautions to take concerning aluminum engine
1. Never run fan direct cause if fan fails, overheating sets in and that's the beginning of the end.

2. Use recommended engine oil as wrong engine oil causes timing chain stretch for engines with timing chain (it's not a cheap fix) and oil valves and seal weakening.

Pls wats ur view on 406 and camry 1999? Which is better?
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 9:32pm On Jul 29, 2017
Partnerbiz2:

Pls wats ur view on 406 and camry 1999? Which is better?
Camry is the choice here reliable, dependable and tough though a robber magnet
406 in 2 conditions 1. If it is manual and to be used in North. 2. You wish to learn how to be proficient in vehicle repairs.
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by Partnerbiz2: 10:25pm On Jul 29, 2017
nurey:


Camry is the choice here reliable, dependable and tough though a robber magnet

406 in 2 conditions
1. If it is manual and to be used in North.
2. You wish to learn how to be proficient in vehicle repairs.
Why the north pls?
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by nurey(m): 10:42pm On Jul 29, 2017
Partnerbiz2:

Why the north pls?


Peugeot is common in the north and technicians knowledgeable are bound in the north compared to southwest.
Re: Best Car For A First Timer by Partnerbiz2: 10:46pm On Jul 29, 2017
nurey:


Peugeot is common in the north and technicians knowledgeable are bound in the north compared to southwest.
Oh i see. Thanks..

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