Helping my father make a decision on his next car.
He’s currently driving a Fortuner in its last yr of COE, and would like a 7 seater SUV as replacement. Visited the show rooms last wkend to look see, so considering between these two models:
Sorento SX Diesel ~ $155k (SE quote)
He’s the type to use the car up to the 9-10yr mark before changing. Sorento OMV is 33k, PARF is about 4.7k more than outlander. Travels >30k km a yr, so calculated the savings of diesel over the petrol over 10yrs, together with the PARF difference, it will eventually add up to balance the car price as well as road tax difference. So kinda leaning towards the Sorento.
Hence would need some input regarding both models and which would you pick over. Are they any hidden cost or details that may help tip the outlander to be of better value or the deciding factor?
maintenance, would turbo diesel engine require more maintenance in the long run vs 2.4 NA Engine?
Servicing cost wise, are they about the same? What about parts replacement, Kor vs jap parts cheaper?
Reliability? Would assume both are equally as good?
Is it easy to find Diesel Euro V in Malaysia? (He travels to JB quite frequently, Penang Ipoh maybe once or twice a yr)
Many thanks for any input or views.
Edited by Ragingbull, 16 November 2016 - 05:39 PM.