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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:54 AM

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Hi all Jap car user users,
considering buying this car (Nissan Latio, Toyota Vios & Lancer)
but need your experts input on the maintenance cost.

how much do you spent on maintenance on your Latio



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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:57 AM

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my vios, just goes regular servicing...it is 5 yr old. just occasional engine flush...nothing expensive
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:15 AM

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You might want to try Autosaver or Autoaid, their prices are much cheaper than AD.
Servicing packages are also stated in the webpage so you might want to compare before making any decision.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:19 AM

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nissan got the npmp package costing around $1k+ for 4 servicing.
but i guess maintenance for the above 3 cars you mentioned should be around the same.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

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nothing much juz normal servicing. save some $$ in case u nid to replace wear and tear parts.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:30 PM

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i remember that the latio's spark plugs are very very expensive.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

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i remember that the latio's spark plugs are very very expensive.

yap the plug are more expensive.. $100+ if i remembered correctly.. but drive for 5 years plus.. changed once only ..

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

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yap the plug are more expensive.. $100+ if i remembered correctly.. but drive for 5 years plus.. changed once only ..



wah, what kind of plug man!!! crazy.gif
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

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wah, what kind of plug man!!! crazy.gif

Latio's plug last 100k km.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

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Like for the CVT transmission oil... Also replace every 100k, I was last told the oil cost 95sin exclude labour cost.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

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Latio's plug last 100k km.
Others 40k.


latio must be using platinum plugs for OEM. No option to use copper plugs meh?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:00 PM

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change brake pad, battery and fan belt at 60k. Including servicing with mobil 1 gold. Total cost $499

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

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latio must be using platinum plugs for OEM. No option to use copper plugs meh?


for better perofrmance and fc, use slightly better plugs

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

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latio must be using platinum plugs for OEM. No option to use copper plugs meh?


The plugs cost $130 and not easily assess to,
cant do your own plug change, tats the downside of latio

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

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latio v underpower...pls skip

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

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latio v underpower...pls skip


how much power you need?

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

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This is a good thread. I'm also looking at all the above cars to change to and currently in the lead for me is the Lancer GLX followed by Latio and finally Vios.

Any advise?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:10 AM

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For latio 4-5 years,

change some belt before
every 10k engine oil change
every 40k transmission oil change
Brake pads changes as per required
tyres x 4 changed once
spark plug change every 100k

i would say not very high maintenance as compared as you can get stuff from nissan stockist =]

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

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if you ask me, i am driving the old vios.
a very conventional car and very cheap to maintain as compared to latio.

my friend who drive a latio, prefer the drive of a vios over a latio, but comfort wise, latio wins.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

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latio must be using platinum plugs for OEM. No option to use copper plugs meh?


Latio spark plug size difference from standard copper plug. But again you only spend $100+ spark plug for 10 years of driving.

Edited by Civic3106, 28 May 2012 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

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latio v underpower...pls skip


Is the driver not the car.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

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I was looking for the Bosch one. I heard they are much better and stronger. Anyone knows where to get it?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

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I was looking for the Bosch one. I heard they are much better and stronger. Anyone knows where to get it?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

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For Nissan Latio, I just changed the rotor disc, air-con filter,brake pad, normal servicing, engine fuel and air-con belt which cost me a huge amount.

I still have yet to change the spart plug and rear combustion pipe which is leaking...

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

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For Nissan Latio, I just changed the rotor disc, air-con filter,brake pad, normal servicing, engine fuel and air-con belt which cost me a huge amount.

I still have yet to change the spart plug and rear combustion pipe which is leaking...

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

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Mine vios 2009 ..so far usage 130k mileage , almost 5 years   ..bought in early  2009

 

Wear n Tear Parts

1 - change - shock absorber ,front and behind "this year" - $600 ++ 

2 - rear wheel bearing "this year" - $300 ++

3 - tyre 2 time all 4 piece " year 2011 and sept 2013 "- $900 ++ r15/195/55 

4 - battery 2 time " year 2011 and early 2013 " - $300 ++

5 - Radiator fan " year 2012" - $150 ++

6 - normal servicing and major - u can get from autosaver actuall pricing  "total around $2300"

7 - pulley and something " year 2009 " - I forget already - around $150 ++ ...AD almost charge me double or more

 

Simple calculation - you need to put aside $10k for parts n servicing base on 10 year running cost

havent include petrol , carpark , erp, road tax n insurance ...

 

 

all the way i service in Autosaver toh guan .still cheaper than AD ..i find autosaver slightly x but i like their service. 

actually i prefer AD but somehow got 1 event which make me stay with auto saver ..because AD not able to find the problem as every morning i got this  Belting sound .... after a while than gone .. but when i go to AD ..no sound and cannot find the problem.  i try my luck go auto saver ..wah lah .... they help me resolve  ..he just do some tightening ..and it works like magic.

 

note,

item 1and 5 should be cover under warranty if you service in AD ..anyway what the heck ..too far from my work place  

 

hope this info helps for those who want to buy car ...think ..think and think yah..before buy ..better be safe than sorry 



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Based on Vios:

For normal servicing, it's around $120 (10k), $ 240 (20k) , $360 (40k).

Wiper blade (every 2 yrs or 40k) - $40
Battery (every 2-3 yr) - $100
Types ( every 3 yrs or 60k km) - $500
Fan belt (80k km) - can't remember
Brake pads (60 k km) - $150/ pair
Shock absorber (say on 5th yr/ 120k km) - $600/pair
Water pump/ hose after 6 yr

On the avg, it's less than $1000/ yr...

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:51 PM

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Mine vios 2009 ..so far usage 130k mileage , almost 5 years   ..bought in early  2009

 

Wear n Tear Parts

1 - change - shock absorber ,front and behind "this year" - $600 ++ 

2 - rear wheel bearing "this year" - $300 ++

3 - tyre 2 time all 4 piece " year 2011 and sept 2013 "- $900 ++ r15/195/55 

4 - battery 2 time " year 2011 and early 2013 " - $300 ++

5 - Radiator fan " year 2012" - $150 ++

6 - normal servicing and major - u can get from autosaver actuall pricing  "total around $2300"

7 - pulley and something " year 2009 " - I forget already - around $150 ++ ...AD almost charge me double or more

 

Simple calculation - you need to put aside $10k for parts n servicing base on 10 year running cost

havent include petrol , carpark , erp, road tax n insurance ...

 

 

all the way i service in Autosaver toh guan .still cheaper than AD ..i find autosaver slightly x but i like their service. 

actually i prefer AD but somehow got 1 event which make me stay with auto saver ..because AD not able to find the problem as every morning i got this  Belting sound .... after a while than gone .. but when i go to AD ..no sound and cannot find the problem.  i try my luck go auto saver ..wah lah .... they help me resolve  ..he just do some tightening ..and it works like magic.

 

note,

item 1and 5 should be cover under warranty if you service in AD ..anyway what the heck ..too far from my work place  

 

hope this info helps for those who want to buy car ...think ..think and think yah..before buy ..better be safe than sorry 

yesterday 8/9/2014 complete my 130k servicing ..at autosaver ...seems new people ...

change pulley n other stuff with labour  $1110

change battery amaron $120

aircon filter $21.50

normal servicing $138

damage total $400 ++ after some discount



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:00 PM

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yesterday 8/9/2014 complete my 130k servicing ..at autosaver ...seems new people ...
change pulley n other stuff with labour  $1110
change battery amaron $120
aircon filter $21.50
normal servicing $138
damage total $400 ++ after some discount


Ummm after nearly 1 year, you still do a second time of 130k service?.. Whole year not driving?... Hehehe

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

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yesterday 8/9/2014 complete my 130k servicing ..at autosaver ...seems new people ...

change pulley n other stuff with labour  $1110

change battery amaron $120

aircon filter $21.50

normal servicing $138

damage total $400 ++ after some discount

oppsss sorry bro my milage already hit 142k ..but doing 130k servicing ...hehehehe


Ummm after nearly 1 year, you still do a second time of 130k service?.. Whole year not driving?... Hehehe

soorry bro ...hehehe typo error ..im doing 130k servicing as my milages already hit more than 140k 



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yesterday 8/9/2014 complete my 130k servicing ..at autosaver ...seems new people ...

change pulley n other stuff with labour  $1110

change battery amaron $120

aircon filter $21.50

normal servicing $138

damage total $400 ++ after some discount

change pulley n other stuff with labour  $111 ...typo error


change pulley n other stuff with labour  $111 ...typo error

now milage around 160k +++ nothing change for now



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Taken aback by the exorbitant parts replacement costs at Tan Chong for a bread and butter Nissan Latio.

Radiator slight leak, why must change fan motor and thermostat?

Engine no vibration, but claim engine mountings are worn.

Slight aircon gas leak, change the entire aircon. Why cannot just change the faulty part?

If change everything, will cost $4,800 excl GST.

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Taken aback by the exorbitant parts replacement costs at Tan Chong for a bread and butter Nissan Latio.

Radiator slight leak, why must change fan motor and thermostat?

Engine no vibration, but claim engine mountings are worn.

Slight aircon gas leak, change the entire aircon. Why cannot just change the faulty part?

If change everything, will cost $4,800 excl GST.


I only service free till 10k at TC and outside workshop ever since...

Radiator, ~$700

Engine mount, don't know, Still on original mount after 9yrs+

Compressor , $550+

Hehehe....

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Taken aback by the exorbitant parts replacement costs at Tan Chong for a bread and butter Nissan Latio.

Radiator slight leak, why must change fan motor and thermostat?

Engine no vibration, but claim engine mountings are worn.

Slight aircon gas leak, change the entire aircon. Why cannot just change the faulty part?

If change everything, will cost $4,800 excl GST.

because it is a commercial world and they need to make a living and sustain their livelihood.

Go outside, there are plenty of people who will be able to provide a fix for a traditional platform like Latio, it is not so exclusive.

I would:

see whether a radiator repair can be done  (rather than replacement).

Thermostat change is a good idea.

Leave the engine mounts alone (unless there is vibration)

Confirm which part of the aircon is needing changeout (unfortunately  most aircon design is repair by replacement and not by parts )



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I only service free till 10k at TC and outside workshop ever since...

Radiator, ~$700

Engine mount, don't know, Still on original mount after 9yrs+

Compressor , $550+

Hehehe....

 

The last time when I changed my Engine Mounts at Kelvin's workshop (AMK Autopoint), I think it cost me 300 plus but Kelvin has or already moved to Pioneer Road.

 

They are very good with Nissan Cars and price is very reasonable.

 

My previous Nissan Latio radiator bursted with no coolant left in it's 8th year and Kelvin also got it fixed for me.

 

No harm calling him for a quote on Nissan Latio parts and his number is 97114018. :)

 

I have been with Tan Chong Ubi (Autolution) for the first 7 years of my Latio's life span and I know how their charges are like and seen many patterns. (Last 3 years with kelvin's workshop)

 

Was lucky to have found Kelvin even though he is not the cheapest but rest assured that you get good quality servicing and replacement of parts.



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I only service free till 10k at TC and outside workshop ever since...

Radiator, ~$700

Engine mount, don't know, Still on original mount after 9yrs+

Compressor , $550+

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I change compressor at tc before. Cost about $1500

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I change compressor at tc before. Cost about $1500

 

Is it Air-Con compressor???

 

I changed mine at Kelvin workshop last time for about 550 to 600.

 

TC is really high priced...



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Is it Air-Con compressor???

I changed mine at Kelvin workshop last time for about 550 to 600.

TC is really high priced...

I think is denonator not compressor. Sorry.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:31 PM

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The last time when I changed my Engine Mounts at Kelvin's workshop (AMK Autopoint), I think it cost me 300 plus but Kelvin has or already moved to Pioneer Road.

They are very good with Nissan Cars and price is very reasonable.

My previous Nissan Latio radiator bursted with no coolant left in it's 8th year and Kelvin also got it fixed for me.

No harm calling him for a quote on Nissan Latio parts and his number is 97114018. :)

I have been with Tan Chong Ubi (Autolution) for the first 7 years of my Latio's life span and I know how their charges are like and seen many patterns. (Last 3 years with kelvin's workshop)

Was lucky to have found Kelvin even though he is not the cheapest but rest assured that you get good quality servicing and replacement of parts.

Another ws promoter

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Another ws promoter

 Bro just to clarify that I was a previous Nissan Latio owner and just sharing my experience.

 

I am noob at finding workshops and maybe I was over-zealous in recommending WS.

 

Anyway the Latio is a nice car and served me very well too.




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