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TSSpeedstar1
post Jul 8 2019, 04:44 PM, updated 14h ago

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The last batch enhanced 3 PV6 is dirt cheap these days. Many units to be found in the 10k or lower price range. Thinking of getting one. Is it worth buying? Especially if it's manual, shouldn't be problematic right?
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post Jul 8 2019, 04:51 PM

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High fuel consumption.
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post Jul 8 2019, 04:58 PM

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4g63t ?

if yes & if its a manual, by all means, just buy je la
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post Jul 8 2019, 05:02 PM

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if you have the extra money, it is worth buying as in it is a powerful engine .
not in fuel consumption and you will not earn anything as time passes.
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post Jul 8 2019, 05:04 PM

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QUOTE(digilife @ Jul 8 2019, 04:58 PM)
4g63t ?

if yes & if its a manual, by all means, just buy je la
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Was actually looking at the V6 ones, already converted to manual. But there are also tons of 4G63T & 6A12TT ones for sale. Most of them are scrapped for parts. So highly tempting

But turbos are gonna need lots of fixing and maintenance. Even the newest E3s are 24 yrs old dy
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post Jul 8 2019, 05:06 PM

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maintenance wise it is on the high side due to V6. and do remember that this car got issue with GB. other than that, it is comfortable with average handling
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post Jul 8 2019, 05:19 PM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 8 2019, 05:04 PM)
Was actually looking at the V6 ones, already converted to manual. But there are also tons of 4G63T & 6A12TT ones for sale. Most of them are scrapped for parts. So highly tempting

But turbos are gonna need lots of fixing and maintenance. Even the newest E3s are 24 yrs old dy
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turbos are a new trend , no ?

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post Jul 8 2019, 05:38 PM

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QUOTE(leon898 @ Jul 8 2019, 05:06 PM)
maintenance wise it is on the high side due to V6. and do remember that this car got issue with GB. other than that, it is comfortable with average handling
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Expensive in terms of timing belt and plug change right?

Any other parts prone to have problems? Lower arms or something right?
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post Jul 8 2019, 05:46 PM

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QUOTE(digilife @ Jul 8 2019, 05:19 PM)
turbos are a new trend , no ?

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Yup it's turbo era once again..but was referring to those relatively ancient turbo engines slotted into perdanas. Must be full of issues by now
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post Jul 8 2019, 06:27 PM

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QUOTE(digilife @ Jul 8 2019, 05:19 PM)
turbos are a new trend , no ?

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you do realize, the old school turbos are nothing like modern turbos.... and you are really comparing vastly dfiferent kinds of engines
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post Jul 8 2019, 06:32 PM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 8 2019, 05:38 PM)
Expensive in terms of timing belt and plug change right?

Any other parts prone to have problems? Lower arms or something right?
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workmanship when working on the car generally mahal. mau change plugs also blardy manifold has to come off. trouble shooting is no fun.

suspension itself isn't prone to issues but keep in mind. 1) its an old car 2) its got a multilink suspension all round. see what i'm getting at?

you should ask yourself first, how much are you willing to put into it.
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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 8 2019, 06:27 PM)
you do realize, the old school turbos are nothing like modern turbos.... and you are really comparing vastly dfiferent kinds of engines
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In your opinion, old school turbo vs modern turbo, which is easier & cheaper to maintain ?

NA engines seems lesser in performance cars nowadays.
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post Jul 8 2019, 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(digilife @ Jul 8 2019, 09:04 PM)
In your opinion,  old school turbo vs modern turbo, which is easier & cheaper to maintain ?

NA engines seems lesser in performance cars nowadays.
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Modern turbo is more expensive to fix due to direct injectors compare to old type mostly port injectors.
Old turbo system more simpler & easier to fix but fuel consumption higher.
Both got their pro & con, if purely performance old type got more potential as fuel injectors can be upgraded easily compare to direct injectors.

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post Jul 8 2019, 09:54 PM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 8 2019, 06:32 PM)
workmanship when working on the car generally mahal. mau change plugs also blardy manifold has to come off. trouble shooting is no fun.

suspension itself isn't prone to issues but keep in mind. 1) its an old car 2) its got a multilink suspension all round. see what i'm getting at?

you should ask yourself first, how much are you willing to put into it.
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Thanks for the info sir. Just spoke to my mech, he says it's quite alright to buy at that price. For below 10k not much to complain as the money saved can be used for changing the wear and tear parts and make it driveable on a daily basis. A 10 year old Myvi costs RM14K to RM15K, whereas a similar aged PV6 cost slightly over half of that these days. If able to find a rather well maintained one, it will be a steal. The parts aren't too expensive or hard to source either.
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post Jul 8 2019, 10:00 PM

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Perdana well known to minum petrol a lot more than other 2.0cc cars. if you can live with paying extra for petrol all the time, then go for it.
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post Jul 8 2019, 10:13 PM

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QUOTE(empire @ Jul 8 2019, 10:00 PM)
Perdana well known to minum petrol a lot more than other 2.0cc cars. if you can live with paying extra for petrol all the time, then go for it.
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Yes..indeed. its due to v6 engine. But u get very very smooth buttery engine.

I see quite a lot v6 last gen on the road, but majority drive slow. Might be due cannot tahan wo with fuel consumption. Lol.
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post Jul 8 2019, 11:48 PM

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Not sure if can draw comparison - I drove the a32 cefiro v6..year 99, which I bought around 2013. Been driving it local and outstation without much problem, consider daily drive already but still work very well for me. Not sure of any difference between Cefiro and Perdana but V6 engine didn't give me much problem. Its a relative docile engine, with linear pick up, its a smooth operator - just don't expect scorching pick up. Power will come if you step on it.

I torture the car for 6 years and sold it end of 2018, its a good servant for me without throwing a fuss. My 3rd Nissan car and they don't give me major problem at all...fuel its on the high side, but if you have driven D segment before, its +/- not extraordinary. Having said this, the fuel meter can drop like pin if I really floor it and for its size, its a runaway train. Mine a 2.0 lugging 1.5 tons of steel, its underpower but as a cruiser, it serves the purpose.


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post Jul 9 2019, 10:18 AM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 8 2019, 05:38 PM)
Expensive in terms of timing belt and plug change right?

Any other parts prone to have problems? Lower arms or something right?
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so far I am having issues with GB only. This my company's car. mostly lenjan on highway. I think my preve lower arm quality is worst than Perdana. tongue.gif
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post Jul 9 2019, 10:38 AM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 8 2019, 09:54 PM)
Thanks for the info sir. Just spoke to my mech, he says it's quite alright to buy at that price. For below 10k not much to complain as the money saved can be used for changing the wear and tear parts and make it driveable on a daily basis. A 10 year old Myvi costs RM14K to RM15K, whereas a similar aged PV6 cost slightly over half of that these days. If able to find a rather well maintained one, it will be a steal. The parts aren't too expensive or hard to source either.
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parts are all ok.... but ill just say this, almost all the 6a12 owners i know, have swapped them out for 4g's.... some for power others cause of the maintenance when they are old. As i said earlier, its very very difficult to troubleshoot when it comes to this mitsu v6


QUOTE(leon898 @ Jul 9 2019, 10:18 AM)
so far I am having issues with GB only. This my company's car. mostly lenjan on highway. I think my preve lower arm quality is worst than Perdana. tongue.gif
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preve punya lower arms are off the wira actually. Heavier preve body, malaysian crappy roads... well shorter lifespan
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post Jul 9 2019, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 9 2019, 10:38 AM)
parts are all ok.... but ill just say this, almost all the 6a12 owners i know, have swapped them out for 4g's.... some for power others cause of the maintenance when they are old. As i said earlier, its very very difficult to troubleshoot when it comes to this mitsu v6
preve punya lower arms are off the wira actually. Heavier preve body, malaysian crappy roads... well shorter lifespan
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mind to share type of engine that they've opted?

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