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  1. timmyjt

    Pajero Fuel Mileage

    Great will keep these in mind...does the fuel type really matter here? Eplus vs Special for the Pajero? Ive heard these private bus drivers claim that Eplus is bad for mileage ?????
  2. I did a trip from abu dhabi to al ain and was trying different speeds to see which gave me the best mileage. Mine is 3.8 LWB 2008 model. The car was empty and just me driving. Scenario 1: driving at 90km/h gave me 9.3km/l Scenario 2: driving at 110 km/h gave me 8.9km/l Any comments on whether these numbers are good or bad and I will check the spark plugs, filter and tyre pressure and oil. What is the ideal tyre pressure for city driving? 35 psi?
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    Chip tuning for Pajero

    Anyone else done chiptuning? Any thoughts on other chiptuning companies. I found chiptuning and atm tuning? Any thoughts of who has better service as pricing is almost the same.
  4. Hope you can spare some time to answer this. I own a 2008 LWB 3.8 Pajero and current kms is 123000. I have two cars, so the Pajero is my backup and also I tend to use it longer drives and especially ones where I need ferry 5 or 6 people of my family. I dont think there is any issue with it other than the AC fan belt and unit, which I replaced with al habtoor itself. Now my issue with Pajero is it doesnt cool the car enough and definitely not as fast I want it to in this heat. I actually avoid taking the Pajero in the morning as I have experienced feeling so hot and the AC not cooling fast enough and being leather seats, I just burn and I also noticed that even when I leave the car on, but parked, the AC cooling decreases A LOT. In the evening, the AC is EXCELLENT actually. The Pajero also drives like a truck, but then it is one of the most reliable cars I have driven. Being in this part of the world, the AC cooling Is paramount and given the age of the car..running 8 years now, I have started thinking of changing the car to another SUV and the discounts and offers these days are just too good. What would be your honest opinion? Would it fine to keep the car for a few more years problem free or should i change to another SUV with a 5 year contract. I have no issues with either decision actually. I only detest the heat. THANKS
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    Buying a USED Muscle car?

    Hi all, My cousin, newbie driver is looking to buy one of those muscle cars - USED ...Dodge Charger...Challenger...Ford Mustang...Corvette...any other suggestions? All ye experienced in this field of car buying...do let me know your thoughts... I have absolutely no idea about these muscle cars ...cost of maintaining it...cost of ownership...which is the highest concern. All suggestions are open...which includes convincing me not to buy any of these cars too...
  6. Hi all, Just a quick query on on the process of changing my current number to a fancy number ? Is this possible? How do you go about it? Can u just browse a directory with numbers aND choose? Fees for changing the number..just the process Thanks
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    Average life of car ownership in UAE

    This is indeed a question that I keep asking myself when I see a new ride that I want to get, but keep putting it off due to the following reasons and hence I have had both my cars for almost 6 years now. I am curious to know people's view on this. One is a Pajero and the other is an S class. The S class had extended warranty until last year.. Both have run approx 85,000 kms in 6 years. I dont drive long distances for my daily commute so the Merc is my car of choice. I only use the Pajero if i have to carry around a lot of stuff and people! If i were to try and sell either car, I would get miserable resale values and that kills me after having spent so much money to buy it and so I figure I can keep both of them as long as it doesnt come up with major repairs and so far, neither of the cars have had expensive repairs. So what does everyone think? Keep the cars for as long as possible? I mean arent S class's meant to keep on going?
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    Expensive tinting blocks the signal...?

    Im on the fence for this. I got the 3m Crystaline on my Mercedes 6 years ago and it came with a 5 year warranty and yes it was pricey and I got a normal tint for my Pajero. Now If i compare the two, cheaper one is way too dark for driving in the night, while the 3m one was perfect. As far as heat rejection is concerned, both can bake if parked outside in the sun, I really cant tell which car is hotter, as 50 degrees is what it is. As for the AC, again not too sure if it because of the tint, the MERC wins hands down as it cools wayyyy faster than the Pajero. This could be because of the AC and tint? So thats my two cents worth.
  9. Hi all, Quick question on the service of the Merc S class (2009) model at 90K interval. Anyone know of any trustworthy, reliable and of course affordable workshop in AbuDhabi that do German cars? Thank you
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    Expensive branded tyres versus Korean brands

    Just an update.... I just changed my Nexen tyres last week. It lasted me around 1.5 years with mostly city driving and parked in the sun...so the heat was a big factor....Bought new Nexens...price has not changed much.. Never going back to the ridiculously expensive brands. People tried to scare me saying, if i had an accident with Korean tyres, insurance wouldn't cover it. That's the most absurd thing I have ever heard. If its permitted in the country, it is legal to use it. the Specs are 255/35 ZR 20 Goodluck
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    Driving to Muscat, Oman..Which Car?

    So here's what actually happened long story short......I was forced to take a flight instead of driving...had some visa issues for my parents and there was no option...and thats the last time im taking the flight and the whole thing took as much as 6 hrs at least. Here's what I w'd have chosen if i drove....the MERC, because it way more comfortable and I wasnt planning to do any off roading this time anyway. The AC on the Pajero kinda works weird, it gets really cold when its 30-35Degrees outside and anything more, it struggles to cool the car. Its been the case since I bought the car, so that was another issue why I wouldnt take the Pajero, but off roading for sure, Pajero was the way to go as I have personally pulled out other SUVs with the Pajero, so it speaks of reliability and strength. Thanks everyone for your various advices. Cheers
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    Driving to Muscat, Oman..Which Car?

    All your responses are spot on in various ways We are driving alone and got two couples in the car going to visit some family in Muscat and on the way there, we plan to travel at night and stay overnight in Muscat as we have a function to attend Friday morning, so no sightseeing on the way and I would just prefer to get there asap. On the way back, I can do what i want, which could include some sightseeing, but no offroading as time is limited.
  13. Hey all, So I'm taking a trip to Muscat, Oman this weekend from Abu Dhabi and was wondering which car to drive. It should be around 700 to 900km the whole trip inclusive of driving around in Muscat. I guess two main points I thought about was comfort and fuel economy. What else? Should I take the Pajero 3.8 LWB (2008) or the Mercedes S class (2009)? 1) Fuel economy is way better in the Mercedes, so this is a winner for the Merc. 2) Comfort: well the Merc is perhaps more comfortable to drive? or is it more comfy to drive on a raised seating of a 4x4? And yes, what route is the shortest? I figure since im driving from Abu dhabi, it is shorter via via Al Ain, Hilly border? or is Dubai better ? Which route is more scenic? Any advice is welcome. Thanks
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    Is Mercedes S class dependable?

    LOL...now thats a first to compare car makes to a wife... All are good cars and as compared, certain are better at certain aspects and so it comes down to choosing what is important for you. I am told by many that the S class Merc is best chauffeur driven as the passengers have the best ride rather than the driver, the Beamer on the other hand is perhaps more of a driver's car being more responsive to the driver, whilst keeping the passengers relatively comfortable. In certain parts of the world, each brand has a value attached to it. In South India, I believe it is the Merc that commands the most respect for now, as Merc has been around in India for 20 years and people know its a luxury brand. With the entry of all the other brands to India now, people have started accepting the other brands as luxury.
  15. I would like to know the answer to this too...however as I have not reached that milestone yet, I am closer to 90K kms now. Any recommendations to things to watch out for as I near 100K. Thanks