Buying a 90's Car

“Hi, good morning everyone. I’m Bernard from Automobilico.   I’m here to talk about a 1994 Mitsubishi Montero. And here I will show you the unit.  Here.


This is a rare kind of Mitsubishi Montero, this is a one-of-a-kind unit here in the Philippines. Actually, it’s imported, it’s not a locally produced car here. Normally, when people come to our showroom, they would look for a 90s car and they would be surprised to find out there are still cars like this. Typical Mitsubishi Montero. 300,000, normally, no brainer yun, you can only buy a 300,000 budget with a sedan. With all the features of an SUV, 4×4, Maganda talaga na consider nyo din ang 4×4 Mitsubishi.


And now, I’ll show you another vehicle, it’s also a 4×4. Nobody actually takes a second glance or nobody knows about this particular model so much, underrated ito, actually. So here we go, this is a 1997 Suzuki Vitara, pero when this was launched in Australia, it was called the Sidekick. So, this is like a fully dressed-up Vitara during the 90s. So yeah, we just had it painted kasi lahat ng pintura niya nag fade na.


So why would you buy a 300,000 90s car? Well, normally, 1.2 million, 1 million, a typical Jimny.

300,000, bigger, wider, 4×4, automatic, why not go for a 90 Suzuki Vitara?

So right now, if we’re talking about maintenance for 90s vehicles, typically if you’re a technical guy, you would love taking care of the 90s vehicles because it’s like a Lego, you build it one by one.  It’s like a process of having a toy. And the more na nasisiraan pa nga yan the more na natutuwa ka kasi the more that you want to upgrade the part that’s being fixed or being replaced, so that’s what’s so nice about these cars.  If you are guy who likes to drive and go, lang, you should go for a brand new car.  But, if you are the guy na technical, you would love buying all these 90s cars.

Meron pa ako sa inyo na isang unit na ultimately magugustuhan niyo, iconic na naman ito during the 90s. It’s a Toyota Corolla GLI which is the most popular brand during the time, it’s a 1994. This is the last batch, na Corolla na lumabas na limited edition, gold emblem, wood paneling, etc. And this one is very, very super pristine, all the lines are keptm yung mga guhit nya at mga pintura nya maganda. So this is the car I’ll show you, Corolla. Eto naman yung pyesa nito para ka lang bumibili sa palengke.  Every time you have a breakdown, it’s just like buying a part in maybe Facebook or Marketplace. so imagine if you were like in a marketplace or palengke literally.  So if you were to have a 90s car, a typical overhaul for a typical Corolla, Vitara, or Pajero, that’s a four-digit, lang and gastos ninyo. Pero kung mga brand new ang kotse Ninyo and bigla kayong nagkaroon ng problema after warranty, 5 digits na.  So you can just imagine, a typical overhaul for a Toyota Corolla would cost you about maybe five thousand to ten thousand pesos. Pero kapag yung kotse nyo mga 5 year old or 3 year old biglang tinamaan at kailangan I-overhaul, hundreds yun.  The joy of fixing your car is always there, typically, for a 90s vehicle, a good buy would be buying a car from the first owner and I’ll tell you a story. You have to really find out the story behind every old car, like, for example, for this particular Corolla, pristine kasi nga, first owner siya. It’s a limited model, last variant, or last model for this kind of Corolla, they call it big body. Normally, for a 90s vehicle ang mga buyer’s naming would come here, yung mga takot na mag commute because right now, it’s pandemic time. So a budget car and they would normally look for something iconic.


Guys, obviously, kapag 90’s ang kotse most of the time, laspag and beyond repair na, so it’s just like getting the car and then you have to buy one box of Tylenol, para sa sakit ng ulo.  There are a few exceptions if you put into place yung buying steps like for example, you have to look for a first owner, and then you have to look for a car that is original ang pintura, and then of course, test drive, that’s the key, all right?


So ayan, If you want to visit our showroom, uh, please visit us at SM City Bicutan if you want to look for more 90s car marami kami nyan we have  BMW 316 and well, kung 90s na kotse marami kami nun.


And this has been Bernard Liberia from Automobilico.