Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by Spudzilla » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 pm

Purchased a new Mahindra pickup truck 3 years ago , with credit card. Prepaid the balance, and collected the frequent flyer miles. Outside of being a little hard riding, I've had no problems. Holds up well in El Campo.

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by at46 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:32 pm

manivel43 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:17 pm
I am kinda in dilemma between choosing a mazda 3 sedan and hyundai accent sedan.
You inputs about these 2 cars would enlighten me a bit.
Here's the list of strongest selling cars in Chile, meaning you'll have no problem servicing these anywhere in the country. http://www.emol.com/noticias/Autos/2017 ... va-del-ano.

I had a weird experience with a second generation Mazda 3 once - got it for as a rental for a week, it was my first experience with a Mazda, and, while the first hour in it was fine, after about three hours of driving I started hating every minute in it. It started feeling excruciatingly uncomfortable, cabin ergonomics/design aesthetics fell apart. I just couldn't drive it anymore and had to get my son to drive it instead. I know it's very personal, but I've never had a such a bad experience with any other brand before or after. Well, maybe with a Dodge Caliber :)

Now, if your Hyundai Accent comes in a diesel, that might be a good thing to have - it pulls better and saves you good money at fill up.

Maybe look at Chevrolet Cruze diesel also - another Korean product.

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by manivel43 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks a lot for ur valuable inputs.
Any comments about ford fiesta ?

Is it worth the buy?

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by admin » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Too many

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Would not touch an american car in latin america.
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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by manivel43 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:44 pm

How about vw polo, honda city, kia rio, toyota yaris and corolla?

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by passport » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:07 pm

Toyota Yaris good choice. Tons of them around and good reputation. Kias are not real solid construction. I have had good (albeit short) experiences with Chevy Sparks as rental cars in Chile.

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by at46 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:20 pm

With Yaris sedan I'm wondering if it might be difficult to sell afterwards given they're mostly used for taxis here. Maybe a Yaris hatch or Corolla.

VW Polo from Argentina might have a problem retaining value, too.

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by passport » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:54 pm

Yaris Sport = hatch Good choice for cargo

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by admin » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:46 pm

The yaris is probably one of the most common cars in the country. So all around parts are easily found, lots on the roads that are old and still going, not a lot of frills to them so not much to break.

American cars are crap. America hasnt built a good car in 30 or 40 years.

Gm ones have been sold in latin america with the safty features stripped out earning zero star safty ratings, and i suspect they are using lower quality material in their construction. GM will drop after market warrenties, and their dealers have been known to just close shop over night, and take the clients money. Gm corporate just told the customers too bad.
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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by at46 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:10 pm

These are worth a mention as well, Imho:

Nissan Tilda
Samsung (SM-3)
Peugeot 208 diesel
Peugeot 301/Citroën c-elycee diesel

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by manivel43 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 pm

Anything good about VW polo ?

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Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Post by at46 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:09 pm

manivel43 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Anything good about VW polo ?
It's a good car, fits a tall driver, fast touch screen, drives nice with a 115 hp engine and AT6 on 15 inch wheels, 6.7 liters per 100 km real fuel consumption in city.

A bit noisy, the AT is jerky in slow traffic and the LED low beam doesn't go out as much as you'd want.

I'd be concerned about availability of spare parts in case something breaks down. Waiting 5 weeks till some part gets here from Europe is not fun. Also, the availability of service centers outside of Santiago - dealers are expensive while the one and only independent VW mechanic here in Vina has a weird vibe.

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