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    Hi there,
    After looking for a 7 seater we finally ended up buying a new civic. However we still find the need for a SUV. I've suggested personally buying an approved used Toyota prado diesel from a Toyota dealer in UK, of course 3 years old and ensuring that no one tampers with it at the port. Then hiring a good company to ensure its safe transportation to lahore.
    I am expecting the price of the SUV in UK to be around 15-20 thousand pounds and with the duties, is it possible to get it for less than 40 lacs (door to door inclusive of all costs)?
    Such an SUV will have spares easily available here. There won't be any language issue of its screen either.
    Mileage would be genuine as we will be buying it from an approved UK Toyota dealer.
    If it's around 40 lacs then it isn't a bad deal. However anything above it will become unaffordable.
    What do you guys suggest.

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    spares aint issue... yet u wont get a good prado 02-08 or 09-13 for this pricetag.. unless u carjack one and send it here

    though i can get u a low millage 2.7, 2004 for something within ur budget,
    people who use Highbeams.. once day would suffer too bigtime. People who drive slow on fast lanes, remember one day a vehicle carryin ur son, dad might get late to hospital coz people like u. underaged driving will land u in bigtime trouble one day or the other.. And the Blue indication light on ur speedometer denotes "High Beams"

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    Quote Originally Posted by takko View Post
    spares aint issue... yet u wont get a good prado 02-08 or 09-13 for this pricetag.. unless u carjack one and send it here

    though i can get u a low millage 2.7, 2004 for something within ur budget,
    Oh all right.
    Yeah, will contact you if required. But for now the plan is to buy a 7 seater from UK ourselves.
    Another option is Toyota previa. Parts could be an issue but dubai is full of this model. They're used as private taxis and hire vans. So that can also be considered

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    Prado has no issues like spare parts but the other variant told by you has some issues, like spare parts, less mechanical knowledge about the car

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    Just checked the approved used Toyota prado prices in Uk.. They're quite high
    A 2009 up model is selling for more than 30k pounds. So that will take the whole price to 90 lacs.
    There goes my dream of buying a good SUV. I guess I will have to become a politician to own one of those :p


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    Why a SUV, you can buy Toyota Avanza or Suzuki APV both are 7 seater and are in your budget...

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    this is also good option
    Buying a used Toyota prado -1283308
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarspk View Post
    Why a SUV, you can buy Toyota Avanza or Suzuki APV both are 7 seater and are in your budget...
    Both are extremely unstable at high speeds.
    Avanza is too basic, and looks like a corolla with higher suspension :p


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    Quote Originally Posted by BHAILOGE View Post
    this is also good option
    Buying a used Toyota prado -1283308
    hiace super custom
    Yes a friend has this. Whenever he stops at a crossing people think it's a taxi and try to get in :p


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    We don't trust cars which have been driven in Pakistan. We want a direct imported car and that too after testing it personally in the country of origin, preferably UK.


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    Stop dreaming. As per previous posts your max budget is 40lacks, which will make it impossible to import Land cruiser/prado or any other seven seater 4x4. In this budget you can hardly get a fresh import Vigo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omar_575 View Post
    We don't trust cars which have been driven in Pakistan. We want a direct imported car and that too after testing it personally in the country of origin, preferably UK.


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    Omar bhai you can never get a fresh import prado in this price tag. It won't cost you less then 8 or 9 million anyway

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    btw many drivers outside pakistan tend to abuse em more, as compare to what people do in pakistan...
    people who use Highbeams.. once day would suffer too bigtime. People who drive slow on fast lanes, remember one day a vehicle carryin ur son, dad might get late to hospital coz people like u. underaged driving will land u in bigtime trouble one day or the other.. And the Blue indication light on ur speedometer denotes "High Beams"

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    Quote Originally Posted by takko View Post
    btw many drivers outside pakistan tend to abuse em more, as compare to what people do in pakistan...
    hahaha i enjoy this fact too much.
    If you are selling PDM car ppl do 100 nakhray like its painted CNG nahi hai if it has CNG phir kethay hai CNG hai. Idhar sa touch hai etc.

    But Jdm etc cars they buy quietly fully painted and 3 lack driven but meter showing 30k.
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    Further more all uk suv's are diesel
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    Stop dreaming. As per previous posts your max budget is 40lacks, which will make it impossible to import Land cruiser/prado or any other seven seater 4x4. In this budget you can hardly get a fresh import Vigo.
    Yes I've stopped dreaming. It was a good 24 hrs in which I was expecting to find a '09 shape prado in 40 lacs :p
    Actually this dream started when I saw recent model hatches at an extremely affordable price tag in Uk . But they weren't approved used and I'm sure they were just good enough to pass the MOT test. Anyway no more day dreaming.
    Vigo is terrible. Are they using the suspension from an 80's hilux? With the automatic transmission its drive is worse. The diesel engine sounds like a trucks. It shouldn't be worth more than a corolla with that sort of equipment and comfort levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    hahaha i enjoy this fact too much.
    If you are selling PDM car ppl do 100 nakhray like its painted CNG nahi hai if it has CNG phir kethay hai CNG hai. Idhar sa touch hai etc.

    But Jdm etc cars they buy quietly fully painted and 3 lack driven but meter showing 30k.
    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    hahaha i enjoy this fact too much.
    If you are selling PDM car ppl do 100 nakhray like its painted CNG nahi hai if it has CNG phir kethay hai CNG hai. Idhar sa touch hai etc.

    But Jdm etc cars they buy quietly fully painted and 3 lack driven but meter showing 30k.
    My parents bought a vW golf in Uk in '88 from the most reliable second hand cars dealer in the region. It turned out to be two cars joined to make one. They were involved in a bomb explosion.
    So there are reliability issues everywhere. Which is why we wanted to get an approved used car from an official dealership.
    But now in UK the MOT test is stricter. And unless you ensure that the car u wish to buy has passed the recent test, it's as good as a scarp yard car.
    But a lot of people buy low quality cars there at a less price and send them directly to Pakistan. They're as good as scrap but who cares when there's so much demand for UKDM cars in Pakistan, may they be useless in their home country :p
    It's good business. An MOT failed prius (which is available at half the price) is bought by our honest car dealers and sent here and is sold as a' London model' fresh import with reversed mileage.
    I know the whole story as I know some dealers personally and how they got rich literally overnight by selling an innocent family a scrap car.

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    you can buy a brand new fortuner if you can increase your budget a little

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