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The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:44pm On Aug 25, 2018
Getting tired of seeing so many "2018 Range Roger Evoque or 1995 Toyota Corolla, which one should I buy?" posts.

The goal of this thread is to hold all the comparison posts, and also for those looking for car recommendations. Especially since Nurey no wan follow directives.

When looking for a recommendation, please state your budget and the purpose of the car. Factors you're concerned with (fuel economy, luxury, design, drive ability, tech features, etc) should also be stated, as well as any questions you may have.

Hopefully the Cartalk gurus will have an answer for everyone. I'll try as much as possible to help with the little I know, too.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by thebigkendo(m): 8:09pm On Aug 25, 2018
Between a corolla or Benz s550? Both naija used, Fuel economy, rugged and availability of parts, luxury and speed.
Can the s550 carry me from Ikorodu to berger then ajah and back on 2000 fuel?

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 8:19pm On Aug 25, 2018
thebigkendo:
Between a corolla or Benz s550? Both naija used, Fuel economy, rugged and availability of parts, luxury and speed.
Can the s550 carry me from Ikorodu to berger then ajah and back on 2000 fuel?

The S550 is easier to work on than the Corolla, and the naija used are even better than toks. Something about our PMS hypertuning the car's ECU for better performance and efficiency.

S550 parts are cheap, too. Much cheaper than Corolla parts, anyways.

Fuel economy is fine, though I don't think 2k fuel will carry you. Maybe 2,200 fuel.

angry angry angry

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:50pm On Aug 25, 2018
thank u so much.

nurey u see yaself?

now we work towards making this a sticky thread.... so anyone can just see it at the top before asking for comparisons

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 10:00pm On Aug 25, 2018
Compare a lada to vw beetle please

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:23pm On Aug 25, 2018
weyreypey:
Compare a lada to vw beetle please

What separates garbage from trash?


Both are economy cars. No idea why anyone in Nigeria would want to buy one, though. Can't give any first hand information about either.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 10:43pm On Aug 25, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


What separates garbage from trash?


Both are economy cars. No idea why anyone in Nigeria would want to buy one, though. Can't give any first hand information about either.
Trash is comparing a shytebox like Corolla to the S550 MB

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by mejai(m): 11:18pm On Aug 25, 2018
thread never reach half page....fight go soon start grin

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by king406(m): 11:54pm On Aug 25, 2018
I can't choose between Ferrari and Toyota please which one should I buy? My mechanic said I should remove the thermostat of any car i buy. Please advice angry

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by lmm4real: 11:57pm On Aug 25, 2018
Compare a Camry 2008 to a Corolla 2005.

Key points.
Efficiency
Luxury
Economy
Maintenance

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by obekediamondfuto(m): 7:21am On Aug 26, 2018
Engr nurey, over to u

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by nurey(m): 8:29am On Aug 26, 2018
lmm4real:
Compare a Camry 2008 to a Corolla 2005.

Key points.
Efficiency
Luxury
Economy
Maintenance

The camry and corolla are both very solid vehicles.

Efficiency both will get the job done but the camry has a bigger cabin, more leg room and comfortable sitting also more boot space.

Luxury the camry beats the corolla as the LE and xle come with leather optional sat navigation and JBL premium audio the corolla was never fitted with leather but the 06-07 has an upscale audio system.
The camry also comes with 16inch alloy rim options the corolla is 15 inch steel rim from factory on all models

Economy the corolla has a 1.6 and 1.8L engine while the camry has a 2.5L I4, V6 and hybrid. The camry hybrid comes close to the fuel economy of the corolla but to be on a safer side for 1st timer better to over look the hybrid. The corolla wins in economy but the camry 4 cylinder isn't bad if you want to balance power with economy. As full load the corolla is slow in acceleration.

Maintenance both are OK but camry parts are expensive than corolla. The corolla also has simple engine and parts even the sport version. I have 2 corolla in the family 04 and 07 the 07 has auto lock on moving the gear lever to Dallas, factory installed keyless entry, fog light.

Security both are robber magnet though the 06-07 corolla and most camry come with standard factory alarm systems, they can't be stolen whole when parked on like earlier models, but snatching at gun point has been major user experienced.

Verdict I would push to buy 06-07 corolla staying away from the sport due to bad roads and those with open roof as our weather conditions causes damage to the seals allowing leaks into the cabin.

If you like the camry, leave the SE and XLE with side skirts cause of our roads, push for a LE with all the bells and whistle (luxury edition with factory leather seats) but note most of the people using camry with non chalant attitude end up changing transmission.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by lmm4real: 9:46am On Aug 26, 2018
nurey:


The camry and corolla are both very solid vehicles.

Efficiency both will get the job done but the camry has a bigger cabin, more leg room and comfortable sitting also more boot space.

Luxury the camry beats the corolla as the LE and xle come with leather optional sat navigation and JBL premium audio the corolla was never fitted with leather but the 06-07 has an upscale audio system.
The camry also comes with 16inch alloy rim options the corolla is 15 inch steel rim from factory on all models

Economy the corolla has a 1.6 and 1.8L engine while the camry has a 2.5L I4, V6 and hybrid. The camry hybrid comes close to the fuel economy of the corolla but to be on a safer side for 1st timer better to over look the hybrid. The corolla wins in economy but the camry 4 cylinder isn't bad if you want to balance power with economy. As full load the corolla is slow in acceleration.

Maintenance both are OK but camry parts are expensive than corolla. The corolla also has simple engine and parts even the sport version. I have 2 corolla in the family 04 and 07 the 07 has auto lock on moving the gear lever to Dallas, factory installed keyless entry, fog light.

Security both are robber magnet though the 06-07 corolla and most camry come with standard factory alarm systems, they can't be stolen whole when parked on like earlier models, but snatching at gun point has been major user experienced.

Verdict I would push to buy 06-07 corolla staying away from the sport due to bad roads and those with open roof as our weather conditions causes damage to the seals allowing leaks into the cabin.

If you like the camry, leave the SE and XLE with side skirts cause of our roads, push for a LE with all the bells and whistle (luxury edition with factory leather seats) but note most of the people using camry with non chalant attitude end up changing transmission.

Chai I love and appreciate your analysis *no homo* am impressed how u mange to touch all my worries with regards the subject. A corolla it is then, thank you.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 11:43am On Aug 26, 2018
lmm4real:


Chai I love and appreciate your analysis *no homo* am impressed how u mange to touch all my worries with regards the subject. A corolla it is then, thank you.
A Corolla should never be compared with a Camry. Those comparisons are uncalled for. No one in the class of a Camry ownership will be considering the Corolla. The mere mention of the Corolla defines your class.

Don't quote me o... I am at Nurey's house.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ogtavia(m): 1:20pm On Aug 26, 2018
Compare an 2007 Acura TL type S (Foreign Used) and a 2005 Mercedes Benz c230/c240/c280 (Naija Used)

Key points :

Reliability (Based on everyday use)
Performance (Driving experience/Driving Style)
Practicality (Ease of maintenance and repairs)
Fuel Economy/Mileage
Vehicle Endurance (Ability to take some abuse)

NB: Heavenlybang already gave me some advise on this matter. I just want to sample other opinions.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 2:07pm On Aug 26, 2018
nurey:


The camry and corolla are both very solid vehicles.

Nice, awesome details. Op, comparing them feels like comparing cans to rubber slippers or cake to kpofpkof or hot breeze to AC..do you get my point? grin grin grin

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by nurey(m): 2:59pm On Aug 26, 2018
ogtavia:
Compare an 2007 Acura TL type S (Foreign Used) and a 2005 Mercedes Benz c230/c240/c280 (Naija Used)

Key points :

Reliability (Based on everyday use)
Performance (Driving experience/Driving Style)
Practicality (Ease of maintenance and repairs)
Fuel Economy/Mileage
Vehicle Endurance (Ability to take some abuse)

NB: Heavenlybang already gave me some advise on this matter. I just want to sample other opinions.

Reliability both vehicles will be OK for every day knock around but the Acura has a more rating than the Benz

Performance it is known that the suspension setup in the C300 and C350 is softer than the Acura. The Benz is a tad smaller than the Acura in terms of road feel and stability I give it to the Benz but power And authority the Acura takes it all

Practicality both vehicles are good but part replacement won't be cheap but the Acura shares part with a host of Honda products. Benz parts don't break easily. The Acura has more room in its engine bay repairs and diy would be easier on it

Fuel economy the C230 and 240 are great in mpg compared to the Acura but the c280 isn't

Endurance both vehicles have solid build but will be better to give to a qualified technician for repairs as replacement parts are expensive and they work hand in hand. What you want to say is flexibility the Acura is more flexible in managing till you get to a garage. Both are well loaded with warning signs and Guage to forestall been stranded

Verdict the Acura is the preferred choice due to been a tokunbo, more luxurious out of the factory fits your dual purpose people mover and sports car

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ogtavia(m): 3:08pm On Aug 26, 2018
nurey:


Reliability both vehicles will be OK for every day knock around but the Acura has a more rating than the Benz

Performance it is known that the suspension setup in the C300 and C350 is softer than the Acura. The Benz is a tad smaller than the Acura in terms of road feel and stability I give it to the Benz but power And authority the Acura takes it all

Practicality both vehicles are good but part replacement won't be cheap but the Acura shares part with a host of Honda products. Benz parts don't break easily. The Acura has more room in its engine bay repairs and diy would be easier on it

Fuel economy the C230 and 240 are great in mpg compared to the Acura but the c280 isn't

Endurance both vehicles have solid build but will be better to give to a qualified technician for repairs as replacement parts are expensive and they work hand in hand. What you want to say is flexibility the Acura is more flexible in managing till you get to a garage. Both are well loaded with warning signs and Guage to forestall been stranded

Verdict the Acura is the preferred choice due to been a tokunbo, more luxurious out of the factory fits your dual purpose people mover and sports car

Nice and helpful analysis bro. Thanks for your time and efforts.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 4:07pm On Aug 26, 2018
ivoryhouse:

Nice, awesome details. Op, comparing them feels like comparing cans to rubber slippers or cake to kpofpkof or hot breeze to AC..do you get my point? grin grin grin

Right?
Corolla= entry level economy sedan
Camry= mid family sedan

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 4:51pm On Aug 26, 2018
radautoworks:


Right?
Corolla= entry level economy sedan.
Camry= mid family sedan/mid executive level sedan
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by lmm4real: 6:13pm On Aug 26, 2018
ivoryhouse:

Nice, awesome details. Op, comparing them feels like comparing cans to rubber slippers or cake to kpofpkof or hot breeze to AC..do you get my point? grin grin grin

Honestly I Dont o.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kingspraiz: 6:26pm On Aug 26, 2018
Please I need honest analysis/comparison of Mazda MPV 2005 and Toyota Sienna 2002 base on reliability, ruggedness, availability of parts, fuel economy, ease of maintenance, power and other useful info. Thanks
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 8:11pm On Aug 26, 2018
Kingspraiz:
Please I need honest analysis/comparison of Mazda MPV 2005 and Toyota Sienna 2002 base on reliability, ruggedness, availability of parts, fuel economy, ease of maintenance, power and other useful info. Thanks
Mazda falls apart after a while. Sienna keeps on keeping on. Rugged. Easy to maintain... High resale value.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by nurey(m): 8:39pm On Aug 26, 2018
Kingspraiz:
Please I need honest analysis/comparison of Mazda MPV 2005 and Toyota Sienna 2002 base on reliability, availability of parts, mileage, ease of maintenance, power and other useful info. Thanks

Both vehicles are OK and have equal rating in almost all the criteria you are looking at

The Mazda MPVs has a 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder manual /automatic-gear-box while the sienna is a V6 only automatic gear vehicle

The sienna is a reliable vehicle above the Mazda as you will get replacement part for it anywhere in the country,

The Mazda has better mpg than sienna with its 2.5L V6 (gbera engine grin) Vs 3.0L V6 (old soldier never dies)

Maintenance the sienna wins the engine is fitted into several Toyota lineup it's also a simple less sensor engine. The Mazda is alright too except for working in the engine bay area

Verdict the 4 cylinder Mazda is a slow vehicle compared to the V6 a 3 seater and comfortable sitting, the sienna beats it in size and cargo space.
Both vehicles V6 is a good choice, the Mazda rear suspension is solid over the sienna independent suspension so would still be firm on full load

I would pick the sienna to play it safe and if I intend to hurl cargo around

I would pick the Mazda for fuel economy or as a second small journey vehicle

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 8:57pm On Aug 26, 2018
nurey:


Both vehicles are OK and have equal rating in almost all the criteria you are looking at

The Mazda MPVs has a 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder manual /automatic-gear-box while the sienna is a V6 only automatic gear vehicle

The sienna is a reliable vehicle above the Mazda as you will get replacement part for it anywhere in the country,

The Mazda has better mpg than sienna with its 2.5L V6 (gbera engine grin) Vs 3.0L V6 (old soldier never dies)

Maintenance the sienna wins the engine is fitted into several Toyota lineup it's also a simple less sensor engine. The Mazda is alright too except for working in the engine bay area

Verdict the 4 cylinder Mazda is a slow vehicle compared to the V6 a 3 seater and comfortable sitting, the sienna beats it in size and cargo space.
Both vehicles V6 is a good choice, the Mazda rear suspension is solid over the sienna independent suspension so would still be firm on full load

I would pick the sienna to play it safe and if I intend to hurl cargo around

I would pick the Mazda for fuel economy or as a second small journey vehicle
Be categorical. Don't be ambivalent. Sienna or Mazda MPV?
Sienna wins in all departments.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by nurey(m): 9:06pm On Aug 26, 2018
weyreypey:

Be categorical. Don't be ambivalent. Sienna or Mazda MPV?
Sienna wins in all departments.

People Pick their choice with so many factors considered. The Mazda MPVs are solid vehicles too. You have made your choice, let the other individual too make a choice

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 9:09pm On Aug 26, 2018
nurey:


People Pick their choice with so many factors considered. The Mazda MPVs are solid vehicles too. You have made your choice, let the other individual too make a choice
Ok but let him know that the MPV has only four AC vents compared to the sienna.... although the MPV has rear windows that can be rolled down..

While you are at it let him also know that their fuel economy difference is negligible or nonexistent

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by godwinkessi: 12:09am On Aug 27, 2018
https://www.nairaland.com/4698115/toyota-avalon-2007-vs-lexus

I asked a question about 2007 Toyota Avalon vs Lexus ES 350.

Which is more durable, faster and more advanced in tech. Toyota Avalon 2007 limited edition comes with distant to distant maintenance sensor tech, that can slow down when driving close to vehicle ahead. I don't know if it's in Lexus. Pls what do you all think
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by nurey(m): 5:25am On Aug 27, 2018
godwinkessi:
https://www.nairaland.com/4698115/toyota-avalon-2007-vs-lexus

I asked a question about 2007 Toyota Avalon vs Lexus ES 350.

Which is more durable, faster and more advanced in tech. Toyota Avalon 2007 limited edition comes with distant to distant maintenance sensor tech, that can slow down when driving close to vehicle ahead. I don't know if it's in Lexus. Pls what do you all think

Both vehicles are durable but the ES is touted as more durable with good build quality because it is made in Japan and quality control was strict.

Faster both vehicles have same 2grfe v6 engine
ES has 272hp 0-60 in 6.2s
Avalon 280hp 0-60 in 6s (05-06)
Avalon 268hp 0-60(never revealed but claimed to be same) 07 upwards.
The ES during its time was known as the fastest fwd luxury Sedan around. Also fun to drive compared to the Avalon due to size and less drag coefficient.

Fuel economy is pretty close
Avalon 20/29
ES 21/30



Advanced in tech the ES has more airbags, out of the factory fitted navigation and backup cam, power steering tilt etc the Avalon depends on trim and package to come close or be on par.

Its called adaptive cruise control both vehicles have it.

Verdict both vehicles meet your requirements the Avalon is a poor man's Lexus LS with 6 cylinder engine good for family size and more of a vehicle you should be driven in not driving yourself.
The Lexus badge In the ES has that premium appeal, good build and enough room for comfortable seating. If price isn't an issue the Lexus should be considered

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by diportivo: 5:32am On Aug 27, 2018
can we just rename thread NUREY'S NUGGETS


grin

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:51am On Aug 27, 2018
diportivo:
can we just rename thread NUREY'S NUGGETS


grin

Lol, Nurey isn't the only one here. The idea is to have all the cartalk members contribute, you included.

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