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Isuzu Mu-7 Or Toyota Fortuner

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I'm planning on taking possession of a Toyota Fortuner 3.0 Diesel Automatic in August but came across the Isuzu MU-7 and wondered what you guys thought about it. How does the MU-7 compare with the Fortuner?

Anybody out their got an MU-7 ?

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I think the sales figures speak for themselves. :o

What an ugly car the MU7 is.I think the designers at Thai Rung were on the wacky backy.

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The MU7 is a car and the fortuner is a CAR! :o

However the test results between both gave a minus for the airco of the fortuner.

I have a fortuner 2.7 and I am very happy with it .Diesel too mjuch noice for me

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The MU7 is a car and the fortuner is a CAR! :o

However the test results between both gave a minus for the airco of the fortuner.

I have a fortuner 2.7 and I am very happy with it .Diesel too mjuch noice for me

I test drove the diesel 3.0 fortuner(though not on the highway) specifically to check for high noise issues. The noise was not a problem; however I did not test drive the gasoline(benzene) 2.7 to make a direct comparison.

I'd say the Fortuner is a FREAK'n CAR!

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I think the sales figures speak for themselves. :o

What an ugly car the MU7 is.I think the designers at Thai Rung were on the wacky backy.

I thought so too :D

I don't remember the detail of the contents but Bangkok Post Motoring Section ran an article on Fortuner & MU7 review a few months ago and gave Fortuner a much higher ratings than MU7 in just about every aspect. The only drawback with Fortuner is 5 - 6 months delivery lead time for diesel version and there will be too many of them on the streets by the time you get one.

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...  The only drawback with Fortuner is 5 - 6 months delivery lead time for diesel version and there will be too many of them on the streets by the time you get one.

I'm getting mine in less than 6 weeks from now (total wait time just over 2 months) because a friend nows a dealer down south.

:D

...and there will be too many of them on the streets by the time you get one.

this is always a fleeting thing, you can almost never have a shiny new toy that

lots & lots of other people won't have soon after you get yours. :o

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I'm getting mine in less than 6 weeks from now (total wait time just over 2 months) because a friend nows a dealer down south.

  :o

Did you order diesel or petrol? That is a very fast delivery if it's diesel! :D

Did you buy it cash or finance? And if financing, what is the interest rate they're charing you (and how many months?)? Is it still 2.75% interest rate for 48 months financing with 20% down payment?

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The MU7 is a car and the fortuner is a CAR! :D

However the test results between both gave a minus for the airco of the fortuner.

I have a fortuner 2.7 and I am very happy with it .Diesel too mjuch noice for me

I agree the Fortuner is a great car! :D !

I have the 3.0 Diesel Manual, I personally don't like driving automatics.

I don't have any problems with noise, in fact it is extremely quiet for a diesel car.

I love it! :o !

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I'm getting mine in less than 6 weeks from now (total wait time just over 2 months) because a friend knows a dealer down south.

  :D

Did you order diesel or petrol? That is a very fast delivery if it's diesel! :D

Did you buy it cash or finance? And if financing, what is the interest rate they're charing you (and how many months?)? Is it still 2.75% interest rate for 48 months financing with 20% down payment?

I ordered the Diesel - after all it gets 11-12 kilometers per liter whereas the petrol/benzene only gets about 9 - a 20% difference. Its nice to have friends with the right friends. :D

I would have loved to get the manual trans but my wife(Thai) said no way Jose! I am just happy to be getting it. Going to put it my wifes' name - since my wife is Thai , financing is not a problem. Don't forget that the 2.75% is not what we think of, since it's 2.75% of the original loan amount paid each and every year until the loan is paid off.

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I agree the Fortuner is a great car! :D !

...

I don't have any problems with noise, in fact it is extremely quiet for a diesel car.

I love it! :o !

That's great to hear, quiet on the highway and in the city. Don't know why that guy said it was noisy(maybe he just meant diesel engines in general)

:D

I would have preferred to wait to see what happens with the Thai-Japanese free trade agreement, perhaps a reduction in auto import taxes; but we decided not to wait(for reasons you may find out about later if you check these forums on occassion). Of course, just today, the govt announced a crack-down on energy usage and particularly singled out high Diesel Consumption Autos(as well as high electricity usage) for sanctions - perhaps additional excise taxes for Diesel Cars with engines over 2L.

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I had test driven the MU7, but not the fortuner. I like the looks of Fortuner better.

The MU7 is a fast truck, not noisy as I thought.It claims good fuel economy. It is priced cheaper too.

The interior fit is not as good as forutner. The left glove box need to slam hard to keep it shut.

The suspension is acceptable to me, but the most horrible is the old model Sport Rider. I just hope the Fortuner's ride comfort is not that bad.

I'm getting mine in less than 6 weeks from now (total wait time just over 2 months) because a friend knows a dealer down south.

  :D

Did you order diesel or petrol? That is a very fast delivery if it's diesel! :D

Did you buy it cash or finance? And if financing, what is the interest rate they're charing you (and how many months?)? Is it still 2.75% interest rate for 48 months financing with 20% down payment?

I ordered the Diesel - after all it gets 11-12 kilometers per liter whereas the petrol/benzene only gets about 9 - a 20% difference. Its nice to have friends with the right friends. :D

I would have loved to get the manual trans but my wife(Thai) said no way Jose! I am just happy to be getting it. Going to put it my wifes' name - since my wife is Thai , financing is not a problem. Don't forget that the 2.75% is not what we think of, since it's 2.75% of the original loan amount paid each and every year until the loan is paid off.

...

I agree the Fortuner is a great car! :D !

...

I don't have any problems with noise, in fact it is extremely quiet for a diesel car.

I love it! :o !

That's great to hear, quiet on the highway and in the city. Don't know why that guy said it was noisy(maybe he just meant diesel engines in general)

:D

I would have preferred to wait to see what happens with the Thai-Japanese free trade agreement, perhaps a reduction in auto import taxes; but we decided not to wait(for reasons you may find out about later if you check these forums on occassion). Of course, just today, the govt announced a crack-down on energy usage and particularly singled out high Diesel Consumption Autos(as well as high electricity usage) for sanctions - perhaps additional excise taxes for Diesel Cars with engines over 2L.

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Is the Fortuner comfortable – sure is! I drive a diesel Ford Ranger 2.9L auto and a petrol Fortuner. I liked my Ford (my passengers didn’t) until I got the Fortuner, now my Ford reminds me of Fred Flintstone’s car it's that basic in comparison. The Fortuner is fast, extremely quiet, very comfortable, that I forget it’s a suped-up pick-up. I can't believe anybody who buys a Fortuner will regret it.

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I would have preferred to wait to see what happens with the Thai-Japanese free trade agreement, perhaps a reduction in auto import taxes; but we decided not to wait(for reasons you may find out about later if you check these forums on occassion). Of course, just today, the govt announced a crack-down on energy usage and particularly singled out high Diesel Consumption Autos(as well as high electricity usage) for sanctions - perhaps additional excise taxes for Diesel Cars with engines over 2L.

I don't think Thai-Japanese FTA accord will affect Fortuner price in any way. It's a locally assembled car and I'm not sure if there's one imported part from Japan used for Fortuner assembly. If anything, the interest rate will likely go up again by the time FTA deal will be concluded.

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I would have preferred to wait to see what happens with the Thai-Japanese free trade agreement, perhaps a reduction in auto import taxes; but we decided not to wait(for reasons you may find out about later if you check these forums on occassion). Of course, just today, the govt announced a crack-down on energy usage and particularly singled out high Diesel Consumption Autos(as well as high electricity usage) for sanctions - perhaps additional excise taxes for Diesel Cars with engines over 2L.

I don't think Thai-Japanese FTA accord will affect Fortuner price in any way. It's a locally assembled car and I'm not sure if there's one imported part from Japan used for Fortuner assembly. If anything, the interest rate will likely go up again by the time FTA deal will be concluded.

It's not the Fortuner's price(tax) I'm thinking about - its the foreign imported cars that may be better than the Fortuner and that will be cheaper if taxes come down.

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I would have preferred to wait to see what happens with the Thai-Japanese free trade agreement, perhaps a reduction in auto import taxes; but we decided not to wait(for reasons you may find out about later if you check these forums on occassion). Of course, just today, the govt announced a crack-down on energy usage and particularly singled out high Diesel Consumption Autos(as well as high electricity usage) for sanctions - perhaps additional excise taxes for Diesel Cars with engines over 2L.

I don't think Thai-Japanese FTA accord will affect Fortuner price in any way. It's a locally assembled car and I'm not sure if there's one imported part from Japan used for Fortuner assembly. If anything, the interest rate will likely go up again by the time FTA deal will be concluded.

It's not the Fortuner's price(tax) I'm thinking about - its the foreign imported cars that may be better than the Fortuner and that will be cheaper if taxes come down.

Like what?

Would you rather pay B2 million + for an SUV and buy a Lexus RX300 provided the import duty will be reduced to 40%? Either way the import duty will not be scrapped completely and neither the manufacturer nor Thai gov't will do anything that would compromise the sales of the locally assembled car for which they have heavy invested its plant on.

BTW, for the price you pay for diesel Fortuner in Thailand, you can really buy non-hybrid Lexus RX300 in Japan. But it's not gonna land in Thailand at slightly higher price than Fortuner even after the FTA accord.

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The Fortuner is a whole lot of car for the money and it does not look like a converted pick up.

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