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post Jul 9 2019, 10:53 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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Aren't the 4Gs equally old? The turbos are mostly landmines by now unless willing to spend money to change the parts that are bound to leak or fail. The NA 4G63 isn't all that appealing apart from better engine bay access for repair works
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:42 AM

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I thought about a pv6 too as it was my childhood dream car. Test drove one. Then decided not to. Wont have time to fix it. I do see many owners trying their best to get a better price. even at 6k i did not take the car. But nevertheless a beautiful driving machine
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post Jul 10 2019, 07:29 AM

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QUOTE(markblurberry @ Jul 8 2019, 11:48 PM)
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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Thanks for sharing. Guess maybe the Perdanas are not as well built or reliable as the Nissans judging from the comments
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post Jul 10 2019, 09:03 AM

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for the price, it's a nice car. smooth v6 engine with a nice sound. get the right exhaust setup, u might get 350z sound drool.gif . If u have an extra money and the right mechanic to take care of the car..go for it.
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post Jul 10 2019, 09:46 AM

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come, come.

ask me about perdana, i own 2 perdana.

1 was a V6,
another was a 4G63T

V6 is good, smooth like a cake.
4G, was fun but higher maintenance than V6.

my 4G is already 22 years old
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post Jul 10 2019, 10:01 AM

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QUOTE(leon898 @ Jul 9 2019, 02:57 PM)
mind to share type of engine that they've opted?
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almost straight through 63t, admittedly the ppl i know are kaki lenjan so thats the go to option. v6tt, errrr well lets just say they also went 63 later on (but high speed cruising on highways, the v6s were definitely nicer)

QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 9 2019, 10:53 PM)
Aren't the 4Gs equally old? The turbos are mostly landmines by now unless willing to spend money to change the parts that are bound to leak or fail. The NA 4G63 isn't all that appealing apart from better engine bay access for repair works
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they tend to rebuild them. compared to overhauling the v6, its not horribly expensive. The few of my friends that kept stock 63's actually seem to be okay actually. All you need is some luck and a good mech. Replace the typical failing parts at this age and they were good to go... also, join the evo groups, you will find stock bits are easy to find and not that exp. stock turbos are everywhere and cheap


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post Jul 10 2019, 10:19 AM

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QUOTE(kurty @ Jul 10 2019, 09:46 AM)
come, come.

ask me about perdana, i own 2 perdana.

1 was a V6,
another was a 4G63T

V6 is good, smooth like a cake.
4G, was fun but higher maintenance than V6.

my 4G is already 22 years old
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Hi haha yeah I've read some of your pasts thread here and on ZTH. Seemed like u had a hard time with your Perdana E3 haha. Do u still have it?
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post Jul 10 2019, 10:44 AM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 10 2019, 10:19 AM)
Hi haha yeah I've read some of your pasts thread here and on ZTH. Seemed like u had a hard time with your Perdana E3 haha. Do u still have it?
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Yeah.. still holding to it.

Wanted to sell but can't bear to do so..
Too much love, time, money on it


V6 is a much easier engine, hardly any issue with the car.

But 4g, also OK. Easy to find parts, affordable.
Repair are mainly wear and tear.. like my dead alternator..
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post Jul 10 2019, 11:33 AM

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honestly kurt, your car abit of a different case... was modified quite abit lastime... rclxm9.gif pissssshhhhhhhhhhh
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post Jul 10 2019, 11:53 AM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 10 2019, 10:01 AM)
almost straight through 63t, admittedly the ppl i know are kaki lenjan so thats the go to option. v6tt, errrr well lets just say they also went 63 later on (but high speed cruising on highways, the v6s were definitely nicer)
they tend to rebuild them. compared to overhauling the v6, its not horribly expensive. The few of my friends that kept stock 63's actually seem to be okay actually. All you need is some luck and a good mech. Replace the typical failing parts at this age and they were good to go... also, join the evo groups, you will find stock bits are easy to find and not that exp. stock turbos are everywhere and cheap
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Hmm those RVR or Evos are also tempting. Also quite a number going below 10k with fair amount of stuff installed ie coilovers, upgraded brakes and cosmetic stuff. Pretty tempting. Maybe budget 2k to 3k to refresh it would be just nice eh
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post Jul 10 2019, 11:56 AM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 10 2019, 11:53 AM)
Hmm those RVR or Evos are also tempting. Also quite a number going below 10k with fair amount of stuff installed ie coilovers, upgraded brakes and cosmetic stuff. Pretty tempting. Maybe budget 2k to 3k to refresh it would be just nice eh
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2-3 ah...... err well should be enough to get rid of the annoying problems assuming theres nothing really major wrong with the car... really refreshing it will cost more...
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post Jul 10 2019, 12:35 PM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 10 2019, 11:56 AM)
2-3 ah...... err well should be enough to get rid of the annoying problems assuming theres nothing really major wrong with the car... really refreshing it will cost more...
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Maybe masuk RVR NA then. Senang hati haha
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:22 PM

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What car do u drive BTW, @lsm1991? U seem to know lots
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:23 PM

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QUOTE(kurty @ Jul 10 2019, 10:44 AM)
Yeah.. still holding to it.

Wanted to sell but can't bear to do so..
Too much love, time, money on it
V6 is a much easier engine, hardly any issue with the car.

But 4g,  also OK. Easy to find parts, affordable.
Repair are mainly wear and tear.. like my dead alternator..
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Yeah just keep it. Won't fetch much if u sell anyways. Maybe get another daily car like myvi or city which doesn't require much TLC. I also drive myvi daily as a workhorse
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:37 PM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 10 2019, 11:33 AM)
honestly kurt, your car abit of a different case... was modified quite abit lastime...  rclxm9.gif pissssshhhhhhhhhhh
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back then, the taste was different..

wanted to go fast, pissh pissh pissh..

now, old man.. anything above 90km.. i will panic
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:37 PM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 10 2019, 01:22 PM)
What car do u drive BTW, @lsm1991? U seem to know lots
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he has many cars.. which one you want to know brows.gif
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post Jul 10 2019, 01:57 PM

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QUOTE(kurty @ Jul 10 2019, 01:37 PM)
he has many cars.. which one you want to know  brows.gif
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wait what..... nono i think you got the wrong person laugh.gif

satu kereta je sini, old junk also with the 6a12
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post Jul 10 2019, 02:08 PM

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QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Jul 10 2019, 01:57 PM)
wait what..... nono i think you got the wrong person  laugh.gif

satu kereta je sini, old junk also with the 6a12
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Perdana also? Lol
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post Jul 10 2019, 02:14 PM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 10 2019, 02:08 PM)
Perdana also? Lol
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yea very similar, just abit older and more annoying
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post Jul 10 2019, 02:14 PM

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QUOTE(Speedstar1 @ Jul 10 2019, 02:08 PM)
Perdana also? Lol
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no no, his drive is much sleek , lower profile , but its a Mitsui

what you have in mind now ?

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