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sfernando

Mithubishi Montero vs Kia Sorento

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Hi Guys, 

I am looking to buy a SUV and my budget is around 10 million.

I am thinking about the above two option.

Please suggest which vehicle I should go for considering after sale value, performance, ride comfort (front seat mainly) and easier to find spare parts

Montero 2013 diesel 3.2

Sorento 2014/2015 diesel 2.4

If you think some other vehicle for this budget suggest that too. 

I have seen some Chinese once Glory 508 just wondering will it be another option to consider.

Thanks

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Montero 2013 will be fairly basic but will be the better buy if you can find a good one which is not hacked to death

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 9:50 AM, kush said:

Montero 2013 will be fairly basic but will be the better buy if you can find a good one which is not hacked to death

@kush thanks mate. I heard many people claim montero prevoius version is more comfortable than new version, is it true? also does it have better resale value over new one ( old one means > before 2006-2012) new one after 2013. thanks

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 9:35 AM, sfernando said:

Hi Guys, 

I am looking to buy a SUV and my budget is around 10 million.

I am thinking about the above two option.

Please suggest which vehicle I should go for considering after sale value, performance, ride comfort (front seat mainly) and easier to find spare parts

Montero 2013 diesel 3.2

Sorento 2014/2015 diesel 2.4

If you think some other vehicle for this budget suggest that too. 

I have seen some Chinese once Glory 508 just wondering will it be another option to consider.

Thanks

I m using Montero/ pajero for the past 10 years almost...

 

 I have had a v78 and and 2 v98s.... now I m using a pajero v98...

NO issues so far.... except a dpf problem..got recently...but managed.. 

When compared to the Sorrento... I think the spares and most services are easily done with a Montero.... 

 

Try to buy a one ...preferably maintained with the agents ... at least you can have a trace..

I think it s false belief that the older version is better....

And regarding the options.. most of them were basic .. because were made to fit for the permits...available those days..

Fully loaded cars are there... but I think are well above your budget.. 

 

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Sporty exterior and rich looking interior of the Sorento would definietly catch the eyes of anyone. Opposed to that Montero has a boxy design plus a cheap looking interior. But remember...Hyundai and Kia vehicles start showing their age much faster than a japanese one. They might be a real bargain as a brand new import, but as used vehicle, I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Usually korean vehicles’ interior parts start giving rattles after sometime. Even they have used nice materials, solidity is not upto the jap standards.

Montero is a pretty solid vehicle with ample of spares available. 3.2 DID engine sounds like a Canter lorry, but those engines are pretty reliable. Remember to go for the Super Exceed variant, as it would give you the best options plus a really nice sound system.

Both jeeps are pretty common on SL roads, but montero is more prestigious and also in a class above the Kia.

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19 minutes ago, sfernando said:

For Montero can use normal diesel or need to use super diesel? 

All common rail engines requires super diesel and of course timely maintenance 

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On 7/30/2019 at 6:57 AM, Magnum said:

All common rail engines requires super diesel and of course timely maintenance 

In case if I find Prado petrol one 2010-2011 which one do u recommend to buy? 

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You will not get the same kmpl as the diesels you were considering.

Prado is not as comfortable due to the ladder frame chassis, but great if you are in to off road, wild trails etc.

Prestige factor will be more if it is a want

If you don't do much running will be a better option 

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6 hours ago, sfernando said:

In case if I find Prado petrol one 2010-2011 which one do u recommend to buy? 

I assume you are referring to the 2700cc Prado, it is kind of under powered but I have heard that it gives decent fuel economy

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Any Chinese better avoid they are cheap for a reason

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On 8/2/2019 at 12:05 PM, sfernando said:

In case if I find Prado petrol one 2010-2011 which one do u recommend to buy? 

Too old, the car has been almost 10 years in Sri lanka, expect most to be abused by playing V*P as well, mileages turned back, parts aren't plentiful and aren't cheap either. Also the model will be refreshed soon after so many face lifts. Does about 4kmpl in traffic and 8 to 9 kmpl outstation.

There is no point of even discussing or even a comparison of a Kia and dfsk vs a montero and a prado, 

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Other than YOM, no other way.

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KIAs are a pain to work on if something comes up. One of my friends got a 2015 Sorento and recently replaced the AC evaporator. I'm sure a defender could have it's bulkhead swapped easier than that. They are designed so compact and space efficiently than their japanese counterparts. Which makes simple repairs 2-3 day projects 🙂.

And they do not age well despite having fancy interior from factory. Door handles and interior plastic trim pieces are the first to go.

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