@Drmac, voyager, drmansoor,
Thank you for your valuable contributions, it seems the 96 surf is an overall winner here.
I just passed on your suggestions to my friend who mentioned that the surf he was planning on buying has been sold off, so he has to now look for another one if you gentleman know anyone in KHI who may have a decent 96 surf to offer please let me know as the ones in the showroom are quite highly priced in khi these days (they were 13.5 for an unreg a while ago and now going for 15+)
I have also spoken to a number of PW dealers who do not have either one in stock or are way over budget. He is looking for a khi registered one (since reg ones are cheaper).
Also can you or any dealer here advise me if a vehicle has been imported from Dubai as opposed to Japan, does it make a difference in terms of sale or resale, i have been told that dubai imported cars are relatively cheaper, any ideas why that is the case? Does it affect resale of the vehicle after using it for some time (i know a vehicle depreciates but this may go further down)