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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by mejai(m): 1:28pm On Aug 28, 2018
obekediamondfuto:



when oshodi holdup starts from gbagada and u r driving a jet powered manual tranny ride.... u will park it at dominos pizza and look for bike or Keke
grin
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by obekediamondfuto(m): 2:35pm On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:

grin


e get leg wey u go see sef, the person go be either drummer, runner, Bicycle owner or manual ride owner.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by mejai(m): 3:16pm On Aug 28, 2018
obekediamondfuto:



e get leg wey u go see sef, the person go be either drummer, runner, Bicycle owner or manual ride owner.
u no lie o. I once drove from trinity apapa (7pm) to ojodu (11:45pm). Dat nyt I caused manual gear and Lagos traffic. No reason for d traffic.
'Pins and neddles' wan finish my legs, especially d clutch leg

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by oride: 4:09pm On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:

u no lie o. I once drove from trinity apapa (7pm) to ojodu (11:45pm). Dat nyt I caused manual gear and Lagos traffic. No reason for d traffic.
'Pins and neddles' wan finish my legs, especially d clutch leg

Ajebo. I still enjoy my stick truck no matter the traffic. My leg don strong kakaraka

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 7:39pm On Aug 28, 2018
Shagati:




Dear Sis, for your clarity:

Compare
kəmˈpɛː/
verb
1.
estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between.
synonyms: contrast, set side by side, juxtapose, collate, differentiate, weigh up, balance, weigh/balance/measure the differences between


To get a comparison of similarly classed vehicles is the easiest thing to do via any number of auto sites cars.com, edmunds.com etc.
I believe the purpose of this thread is to have real life (read Naija) comparisons of similar/dissimilar vehicles from hands-on experts to help one decide on a choice for the long run.

A comparative analysis may well inform one that what you really need is cabin and boot space and not engine power and fuel consumption.

Please let people ask their qweshun o! Persin wey ask nor dey lost.

You can please kick off your contribution with the PJ vs Veyron one. That is one choice dilemma that has been bothering me too undecided


Can't do it. Different classes are for different purposes so comparing is redundant. A two door sports car comparison to an entry level suv for what? It's a waste of time to me so I'll just stay out of it. back in the day, my job was to help people decide buy comparing but nothing as outlandish as this. The only reason i can imagine is budget but i learned selling cars for years that if that was the main decider, people were usually unhappy afterwards. It had to be budget + purpose.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 7:42pm On Aug 28, 2018
Shagati:


Aunty Radautoworks; another valid comparison loading IMHO

I'm on the fence about this one because once again,both cars serve completely different purposes but the ages might make the comparison worthwhile.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:42pm On Aug 28, 2018
radautoworks:


Can't do it. Different classes are for different purposes so comparing is redundant. A two door sports car comparison to an entry level suv for what? It's a waste of time to me so I'll just stay out of it. The only reason i can imagine is budget but i learned selling cars for years that if that was the main decider, people were usually unhappy afterwards. It had to be budget + purpose.

You're forgetting that some of the people asking such questions are completely ignorant about cars. Can't blame them, in that case. And that's why this thread exists.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 7:44pm On Aug 28, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


You're forgetting that some of the people asking such questions are completely ignorant about cars. Can't blame them, in that case. And that's why this thread exists.

True. Very true. I didn't consider that.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 8:10pm On Aug 28, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


You're forgetting that some of the people asking such questions are completely ignorant about cars. Can't blame them, in that case. And that's why this thread exists.
At least Nigerians are beginning to do research before buying cars..some folks just waltz into a car shop and buy, imagine a single guy aged 24 driving a sienna for example or a family man with 4 kids buying a Toyota camry; just because they like the said cars. They only realise their mistake after a few weeks. Car shops have no return policy so the 'nightmare' begins grin cheesy

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 8:27pm On Aug 28, 2018
ivoryhouse:

At least Nigerians are beginning to do research before buying cars..some folks just waltz into a car shop and buy, imagine a single guy aged 24 driving a sienna for example or a family man with 4 kids buying a Toyota camry; just because they like the said cars. They only realsie their mistake after a few weeks. Car shops have no return policy so the 'nightmare' begins grin cheesy

Exactly

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 12:16pm On Aug 29, 2018
radautoworks:

Can't do it. A two door sports car comparison to an entry level suv PRIVATE JET wink
PJ = Private jet. Lighten up ma'am smiley

radautoworks:

I'm on the fence about this one because once again,both cars serve completely different purposes but the ages might make the comparison worthwhile.
Refer to my earlier post. There is a point of similarity between them - power/driving satisfaction etc. 'Asker' would like to know likely pitfalls if any one versus the other. I get your point though

HeavenlyBang:

You're forgetting that some of the people asking such questions are completely ignorant about cars. Can't blame them, in that case. And that's why this thread exists.
Thank you sir!

radautoworks:

True. Very true. I didn't consider that.
Oho, you are starting to see the light

Well done ma cheesy
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 12:28pm On Aug 29, 2018
Heavenlybang Nurey radautoworks shagati
Comparison between a 2005 Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen touareg kindly advise
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:39pm On Aug 29, 2018
Kewtt:
Heavenlybang Nurey radautoworks shagati
Comparison between a 2005 Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen touareg kindly advise

No idea about this, I've never even been in a Toureg. That said, I really wouldn't recommend a Nigerian-used one over a Nigerian-used Highlander. Electricals are supposedly complicated and parts are expensive.

Ultimately, surely it can't be a bad car? Its sister, the Porsche Cayenne, is amazing!
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 4:32pm On Aug 29, 2018
Shagati:

PJ = Private jet. Lighten up ma'am smiley


D

I was just making up one not referring to the comparison in the thread. I am lightening up.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 5:00pm On Aug 29, 2018
Kewtt:
Heavenlybang Nurey radautoworks shagati
Comparison between a 2005 Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen touareg kindly advise

Now this I can work with!

So Toureg is smaller inside than Highlander but my biggest beef with it is it is so plain for the price they ask. Yeah, Highlander was not a looker either but they're not asking a mortgage for it either. Crappy part is new, Toureg was a lot more expensive but now they have the same value so lost more value with VW.

My mom was considering this one back in the day and made me drive five hours to see it (don't ask). Found it to be plain and overpriced. Thing is Toureg is supposed to be good for rough roads which is why she wanted it but she hated the ride.

Once Toureg sensors start to fall apart, it's one thing after another. Highlander not so much. Also, the toureg is like an alcoholic with fuel and the fit and finish suck. Known for shake after a few years. Even the cheapest Highlander gets better gas mileage than the most fuel efficient Toureg. Yes, i know it's 4cyl vs 6 and up. Why this thing comes in a V10 diesel I will never understand.

Highlander uses regular gas and is ULEV which is important to me because I like breathable air. Yes, it gets it's ass kicked on handling but really, if I'm looking at these vehicles, it's for family and I couldn't care less because ride is decent.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Johnnywale(m): 10:49am On Aug 30, 2018
please kindly help compare honda accord 2001 (bullet) and honda civic 2003 in term of fuel economy, maintenance and spare parts (not interested in much speed than a regular car would offer since i live close to work)
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ugreat(m): 1:26pm On Aug 30, 2018
Please help enlighten/compare Mazda MPV and Toyota Picnic(optionally older Sienna 99-2002). Regular car for a family, availability of parts and maintenance. I4 engine is a consideration too. Thanks in anticipation
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 6:17pm On Aug 30, 2018
Johnnywale:
please kindly help compare honda accord 2001 (bullet) and honda civic 2003 in term of fuel economy, maintenance and spare parts (not interested in much speed than a regular car would offer since i live close to work)
Buy the civic.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 6:18pm On Aug 30, 2018
ugreat:
Please help enlighten/compare Mazda MPV and Toyota Picnic(optionally older Sienna 99-2002). Regular car for a family, availability of parts and maintenance. I4 engine is a consideration too. Thanks in anticipation
Buy the picnic
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:39pm On Aug 30, 2018
Well, those replies aren't very helpful...
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 9:41pm On Aug 30, 2018
pay me. I am NOT gazzuzz
HeavenlyBang:
Well, those replies aren't very helpful...
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 11:28pm On Aug 30, 2018
Kewtt:
pay me. I am NOT gazzuzz

Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 11:50pm On Aug 30, 2018
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by eamodu(m): 1:23am On Aug 31, 2018
Good day... I want someone to please say a thing of 2 to help me choose BTW Mercedes Benz c240 2005 and Lexus Es 330 2005 or 2006..Things like the maintenance cost, repair cost, parts availability/cost and everyday reliability should also be considered.. I want a car below the 3m mark n I have decided to choose between the 2 based on inputs here... Thank you

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 4:33am On Aug 31, 2018
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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:39am On Aug 31, 2018
eamodu:
Good day... I want someone to please say a thing of 2 to help me choose BTW Mercedes Benz c240 2005 and Lexus Es 330 2005 or 2006..Things like the maintenance cost, repair cost, parts availability/cost and everyday reliability should also be considered.. I want a car below the 3m mark n I have decided to choose between the 2 based on inputs here... Thank you

The 2005 C240 has a reliable powertrain but is grossly underpowered. One of the most unimpressive V6's I've ever seen, and will honestly leave you disappointed. The ES330 has a 3.3L doing about 225 HP and 240lbs of torque. It's a more powerful car than the Benz.

The C240 is RWD while the ES is FWD. Handling of the C240 is much better than on the ES.

Maintenance and reliability is all for the ES. Part prices are about on par with Benz, but the ES will be way more reliable than the C.

Luxury is also for the ES. The interior is quite simply a better place to be in. Go have a sit in both cars, you'll understand. Interior build will also hold up much better than with the C Class–in my opinion all W203 interiors start to fall apart at high mileage and when they do, it's not pretty.

Mehn, buy the ES. It's a better car, pretty much.

Another cars you may want to look into is the ES350. I'm pretty sure you can get a 2007/2008 model with 3M these days if you search hard enough. Maybe a 2006 GS300? 2007/2008 Acura TL. 2007/2008 Infiniti G35. 2007 Mercedes E350. These are all better cars than the C240 and ES330.

Considering your criteria, I'd go for an ES350.

Feel free to ask any other questions about the C240 and ES330. I have extensive hands-on knowledge on one, and currently own the other.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Kewtt: 6:45am On Aug 31, 2018
C240 underpowered??

Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:38am On Aug 31, 2018
Kewtt:
C240 underpowered??



Of course. angry
170 HP or some nonsense, and a transmission that's pretty slow with upshifts. It's significantly less impressive than the ES330, which isn't exactly saying much considering how slow the ES is.

Maybe go drive both cars?
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ClixMaster: 11:02am On Aug 31, 2018
Compare Toyota Venza, Lexus 350 and Honda Cross tour.

I love this 3 cars. Don't know which one to choose
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 11:52am On Aug 31, 2018
ClixMaster:
Compare Toyota Venza, Lexus 350 and Honda Cross tour.

I love this 3 cars. Don't know which one to choose

RX350?
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ClixMaster: 11:56am On Aug 31, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


RX350?
Yes
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:12pm On Aug 31, 2018
ClixMaster:
Yes

Venza is a Camry wagon.
Crosstour is an Accord wagon.

The RX is way more car than the other two. There's really nothing the other two are better at. You're getting more luxury, more technology, more reliability, and all around more value for your money with the RX350.

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