Best Choice of Used Taxi Cars – There are many types of used cars that are still worth owning and buying. One type of car is a taxi car. Cars that have been used as taxis are usually cheaper than regular cars. Indeed, the weakness lies in the high kilometers, though. But as long as it’s worth buying, why not, right? Check out the following ex-taxi cars that are worth buying!
1. Vios/Limo Gen.2
Vios is still a lot of wara-wiri, especially in the island of Java. The dimensions are large enough so that it can carry a lot of things. No wonder it is often used for traveling. The Vios was first introduced in Japan as the Toyota Milta in November 2005, as the successor to the 1st generation Vios. Then it was exported to Indonesia in 2006.
This car was originally assembled at Toyota Cikarang. The Vios features are minimal like a simple sedan. There is air conditioning, single din audio, power steering, discs on the front wheels. Compared to its predecessor Vios, this car is still with the same engine. Engine coded 1NZFE 1.5 liter 4 cylinder inline 16 valve DOHC. Power is 107HP at 5,600rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. 5-speed manual transmission, FWD.
The advantages, tough sedan ready for combat, spacious cabin, soft suspension, spare parts are widely available, fuel efficient, low engine speed fast. However, the weakness of this car is that the speedometer in the middle gives the impression of being old school, the sound of the engine is a bit rough at top laps, swaying at high speeds.
Regarding fuel, 1 liter can be 10-12 km in the city and 10-14 km outside the city. The price of the car is around Rp. 35 million and the tax is Rp. 1.5 million.
2. KIA RIO Pride 2007
There are several KIA cars that are used as taxis. With a stubborn engine, this car is also not fussy. KIA RIO appears with two versions, namely sedan and hatchback. The vehicle features are quite complete. There is a complete burst direction AC, single din audio, central door lock, power windows, power steering.
The heart of this taxi car is a 1.400cc CVVT engine, 4 CVVT cylinder, 16 valve DOHC. Power is 93HP at 6,000rpm and 125Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. 5 speed manual transmission, FWD.
The advantages are soft slams, thick body plate, fast acceleration, economical fuel, spacious and spacious cabin. The drawback is that this car is not equipped with engine temperature, rough engine sound, cheap impression interior materials.
Regarding gasoline, 1 liter of fuel can be used for 8-10 km in the city and 11-14 km for outside the city. The price of the car is approximately Rp. 35 million with a tax of Rp. 1.4 million.
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3. KIA Cerato 2012
KIA Cerato is the successor to the KIA RIO Pride with a fresh look. Cerato is a special taxi car because of its cool shape. Cerato offers comfort for passengers. Features already have power windows, electric mirrors, fog lamps, single din audio.
Car engine CVVT 1600 liter 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC. 125HP of power at 6200rpm and 15.9Nm of torque at 3,400rpm. 7 speed manual transmission, FWD of course. Excess fuel economy, big power, elegant body, agile handling, good cabin damping.
The disadvantages of this car are that the KIA brand is less attractive, difficult to find in good condition, slow moving spare parts are difficult to find and usually have to pivot. For fuel, 1 liter can be 14-15 km in the city and 17-19 km outside the city. The price ranges from IDR 50 million and taxes IDR 1.7 million.