wish i could afford a new one...but with another car still servicing loan...i can't afford a new one lorr!
waahhh....i'm impressed with the assistance
i was a bit tied up this weekend..so no good hunting. There's one 3.0 black in colour at cahaya auto? cheras going for 200K plus but i didn't ask to look/inspect.
New ones if you notice lately, has been on sales. These are 2007 stock, new facelift model, 7 seater with 2 PDs and selling at around RM220k level. Most probably can get slightly lower than that if you're serious. Please bear in mind these are new, unregistered old stock that USF Hicom is trying to clear off.
The black 3.0 that you mentioned is a 2nd hand unit, I think. Saw that from MT site, right? That is only the starting price and should go down if your nego skill is razor sharp. If it is a USF-Hicom originated one, it should be a type-VG Aero HDD edition. Sexy bodykit with matching foglamps.
As mentioned by wka, this looks ok on the paper, 2.4l engine, 2PDs, front foglampsElysion 1
Another from Wang Selamat, 2.4l engine, 1PD only. This one looks mine exterior wise (pastel blue) but mine is a 3.0.Elysion 2
Both units above don't seem to have parking sensors, front and back. Do keep in mind those 04,05 and some early 06 manufactured ones are all 8 seaters. Elysion only got 7 seaters starting with new facelift, circa 06 onwards. That's why USF-Hicom ones all are 7 seaters version as they are 2007 onward stock.
If possible (if not limited by budget and seat capacity need) try getting a 7 seater ones. From my limited experience, the process of loading people into the car is much more flexible and easier in the 7 seater version. You will really appreciate it when you are facing max load situation where your passengers are needed to be seated at the 3rd row.
I have just serviced mine at Honda SC just now. They took mine in with no question asked. If mine is the T brand, I think T SC is not going to make it straight forward case. I changed my engine oil and flushed the ATF. Brought my own 5W-40 API-SM fully synthetic oil and just 4litre. Spec, according my manual is 4.2 litre. Don't want to bring more as I don't want them to overfill the engine oil. As for the ATF, I am using their stock of Honda ATF-Z1 and they have used 6 litres for the flush. AFAIK, proper flushing will use more than that amount but it is better than keeping the old ATF in there.
Total damage was below RM400, where ATF used is already about RM190. Oil filter is around RM28. Washer for oil pan bolt is RM2. Some other things I can't remember,as it was actually my wife that sent it there, so pardon the gaps on infos here.