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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby agent007 » June 19th, 2019, 10:00 am

I hope it’s the DQ500, what you think?

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Postby drchaos » June 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm

agent007 wrote:I hope it’s the DQ500, what you think?


Most references claim only the US getting the torque converter auto ...

So yeah I think you are right ... will be a DQ250 or 500.

Hope we not getting a puebla assembled VW.

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Postby Gladiator » June 20th, 2019, 12:24 am

agent007 wrote:PapaC,

Currently, there are 5 hybrids and 1 electric vehicle available for sale by the local authorized dealerships. They are:

Toyota Prius C
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Ioniq EV
Kia Niro
Porsche Cayenne*
Porsche Panamera*

I know there were model changes on the Porsche's so I am not sure if the hybrid options have continued. A TTTL rep told me that it is possible to specially import the Prius and Camry Hybrids but it would not make economical sense to do so. Also, we may see a RAV4 2.0 Hybrid for sale soon so stay tuned (this is left to be seen). Lastly, I heard for obvious reasons, ANSA McAL refrained from hybrids to push out-dated CNG technology. Now that LDGTT has the rights to BMW, let's see where this goes in terms of offering us "premium" hybrid and electric options.


RAV4 2.0 Hybrid was priced at $720,000.00 from Toyota. By order only...LOL

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Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » June 20th, 2019, 12:25 am

Gladiator wrote:
agent007 wrote:PapaC,

Currently, there are 5 hybrids and 1 electric vehicle available for sale by the local authorized dealerships. They are:

Toyota Prius C
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Ioniq EV
Kia Niro
Porsche Cayenne*
Porsche Panamera*

I know there were model changes on the Porsche's so I am not sure if the hybrid options have continued. A TTTL rep told me that it is possible to specially import the Prius and Camry Hybrids but it would not make economical sense to do so. Also, we may see a RAV4 2.0 Hybrid for sale soon so stay tuned (this is left to be seen). Lastly, I heard for obvious reasons, ANSA McAL refrained from hybrids to push out-dated CNG technology. Now that LDGTT has the rights to BMW, let's see where this goes in terms of offering us "premium" hybrid and electric options.


RAV4 2.0 Hybrid was priced at $720,000.00 from Toyota. By order only...LOL


Priced to make one feel sick,

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Postby SLVR1 » June 20th, 2019, 9:20 am

Laughable.

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Postby PariaMan » June 20th, 2019, 9:29 am

With the tax regime you really buying tax once is over 1600 cc

That and the dealership preferring to sell less cars with a higher markup

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Postby carluva » June 20th, 2019, 10:16 am

So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.

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Postby A172 » June 20th, 2019, 11:08 am

PDW was the longest series to finish in a long time and most reg are new cars so possible

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Postby greggle71 » June 20th, 2019, 11:48 am

carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.


Interesting thoughts, my car is 7 1/2 years old now ‘PCU’ with about 80k miles and at the beginning of the year I was considering a new purchase but in the end rather than spend 250-350k on something new I just invested in a major mechanical and suspension overhaul for about 15k and car continues to run reliably so far, not that I am gonna hold for another 8 years but if I can get another 3 years without a major breakdown then it’s more than worth keeping it.

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Postby PariaMan » June 20th, 2019, 7:34 pm

carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.
I see the Xtrail drop from 359000 to 299000 and the Sportage from 250000 to 203000

If I was someone who bought recently at the higher prices I would be WDA going on. Has to be that the dealers were taking advantage before

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Postby Joshie23 » June 20th, 2019, 8:03 pm

PariaMan wrote:
carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.
I see the Xtrail drop from 359000 to 299000 and the Sportage from 250000 to 203000

If I was someone who bought recently at the higher prices I would be WDA going on. Has to be that the dealers were taking advantage before


Not sure about the X-Trail but the Sportage is probably at that price point because of the lower taxes it attracts due to the 1.6L engine it comes with as opposed to the previous 2.0L. Don't quote me though.

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Postby PariaMan » June 20th, 2019, 8:38 pm

Joshie23 wrote:
PariaMan wrote:
carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.
I see the Xtrail drop from 359000 to 299000 and the Sportage from 250000 to 203000

If I was someone who bought recently at the higher prices I would be WDA going on. Has to be that the dealers were taking advantage before


Not sure about the X-Trail but the Sportage is probably at that price point because of the lower taxes it attracts due to the 1.6L engine it comes with as opposed to the previous 2.0L. Don't quote me though.
No a guy higher up said a co worker bought the same 1.6 a few months earlier for 250000

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Postby agent007 » June 20th, 2019, 9:37 pm

PariaMan, that was false marketing. Massy advertised the basic model price for that particular campaign at 369k with a discount down to 299k thus giving the illusion that you saving 70k.Truth is, the basic t32 xtrail was once 263k and with the tax increase it went up to as high as 345k and down to 319k. That 299k is really the 319k version on a further 20k discount. It is the cheapest of the 4 models. Some massy sales reps are involved in some unethical false advertising just to get a sale (If I am wrong on this one, call me out on it).

The Nissan Xtrail at a point in time was one of the best selling SUVs in T&T and now sales have collapsed. They give us too little for too much, no wonder they went to shorty and cried to tax the Hybrid version which was stealing their sales and it back-fire on them.

Right now the CRV, CX5, Vitara, Sportage and Tucson are the hot sellers. SS only brought down the 1.6 not to give you a more affordable vehicle but to widen their profit margins. That 1.6 will creep into former 2.0 pricing and people will continue to buy that mistake of a crossover thinking they got a good deal while the executives collect some large bonuses.

I feel sorry for people plunking down all that coin to buy those CVT xtrails and DCT Tucsons but what do I know? Our CRV may have a potential oil dilution issue which has not surfaced yet. Knock on wood.

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Postby PariaMan » June 21st, 2019, 4:43 am

The new car market in Trinidad is crap

With the current taxation system taxes so high we basically buying taxes and paying high insurance on taxes

The dealer killing us with their excessive markups (which we paying taxes on to)

They then killing us with service charges (some countries have much larger service intervals and capped service cost)

The banks now allowing 10 years on 300000 and over cars (some countries have 0 APR)

Finally we the consumers being fed shite and calling it ice cream and gobbling it up
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Postby kamakazi » June 21st, 2019, 6:33 am

greggle71 wrote:
carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.


Interesting thoughts, my car is 7 1/2 years old now ‘PCU’ with about 80k miles and at the beginning of the year I was considering a new purchase but in the end rather than spend 250-350k on something new I just invested in a major mechanical and suspension overhaul for about 15k and car continues to run reliably so far, not that I am gonna hold for another 8 years but if I can get another 3 years without a major breakdown then it’s more than worth keeping it.
What vehicle is this for?

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Postby kg494EJ-1 » June 21st, 2019, 10:07 am

That would've been the 2.0 the 1.6 has now touched our shores
mitch1980 wrote:
ADONI wrote:
mitch1980 wrote:Kia Sportage prices dropped tremendously.
co worker bought her a few months ago for over 250k

That would be for the 2.0L version right? Your co-worker



No. 1.6L

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Postby CloudBoi » June 21st, 2019, 4:13 pm

Any difference between the GT and EX line? Certainly does not seem to be the 200hp cerato gt. I know there is a place in Trini that does bodywork on KIAs (the dealership has used them before to slap a GT badge and some other styling on one of the launch ceratos) also the ex line suddenly gone missing? Kinda weird, no?

Hoping someone can shed some light.

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Postby carluva » June 21st, 2019, 8:05 pm

Gosh. Such an abuse of the lettering "GT". One normally associates "GT" with something of improved performance and styling which is associated with the performance... Not this.

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Postby greggle71 » June 22nd, 2019, 8:19 am

kamakazi wrote:
greggle71 wrote:
carluva wrote:So what is the new car market like now wrt sales?

A few years ago, everyone was buying new cars and SUVs but lately I'm not seeing as many.

Are people holding on to their vehicles longer and not opting to buy new?

Just wondering cause this could be why car prices are slowly creeping up even though taxes etc haven't been revised since the last time the Minister of Finance changes the tax structure.


Interesting thoughts, my car is 7 1/2 years old now ‘PCU’ with about 80k miles and at the beginning of the year I was considering a new purchase but in the end rather than spend 250-350k on something new I just invested in a major mechanical and suspension overhaul for about 15k and car continues to run reliably so far, not that I am gonna hold for another 8 years but if I can get another 3 years without a major breakdown then it’s more than worth keeping it.
What vehicle is this for?


VW Jetta

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Postby drchaos » June 25th, 2019, 2:35 am

carluva wrote:Gosh. Such an abuse of the lettering "GT". One normally associates "GT" with something of improved performance and styling which is associated with the performance... Not this.


To be fair men driving around in slow BMW's with 1.5L engines that have "M sport packages"

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Postby boxy » June 25th, 2019, 6:54 am

drchaos wrote:
carluva wrote:Gosh. Such an abuse of the lettering "GT". One normally associates "GT" with something of improved performance and styling which is associated with the performance... Not this.


To be fair men driving around in slow BMW's with 1.5L engines that have "M sport packages"
Lol eh watch nah I in want to laugh nah.

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Postby kamakazi » June 25th, 2019, 12:49 pm

How much power is enough power

I am actually good with 100-150

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Postby drchaos » June 26th, 2019, 1:09 am

kamakazi wrote:How much power is enough power

I am actually good with 100-150


I need minimum 150 in a compact sedan or smaller.
8 second range or less from 0-100km or else I feel like I’m going backwards.

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Postby SLVR1 » June 26th, 2019, 8:33 am

Around 140 hp w. 128 ft-lb is quite comfortable imo for a compact sedan but for a new vehicle I would want that power in the lower rpm range. Of course most new cars are coming w. the cvt paired so initial take off is not spectacular but once you are moving things feel quite good.

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Postby SYKO » July 2nd, 2019, 9:44 pm

Fellas wanna get some input, was looking to purchase a kia niro but then saw the 1.6 sportage ss bringing. For the price it's not to bad, my issue is if the 1.6 might be a lil to small for the vehicle. And ss saying I can't test drive as all have already been sold.

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Postby mtec » July 2nd, 2019, 10:07 pm

Don't buy blindly, SS acting like that sportage is rare. It may be good value for money but if they bussing style on you for a test drive then you should take your money elsewhere.

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Postby francis1979 » July 2nd, 2019, 11:43 pm

SYKO wrote:Fellas wanna get some input, was looking to purchase a kia niro but then saw the 1.6 sportage ss bringing. For the price it's not to bad, my issue is if the 1.6 might be a lil to small for the vehicle. And ss saying I can't test drive as all have already been sold.


Make sure and consider ease of servicing in your consideration when buying the vehicle.
Buying is the 1st step.
Getting it easily serviced is critical for you to enjoy the vehicle

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Postby kamakazi » July 3rd, 2019, 12:19 am

SYKO wrote:Fellas wanna get some input, was looking to purchase a kia niro but then saw the 1.6 sportage ss bringing. For the price it's not to bad, my issue is if the 1.6 might be a lil to small for the vehicle. And ss saying I can't test drive as all have already been sold.
What do you normally drive?

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Postby DJ Q » July 3rd, 2019, 5:46 am

SYKO wrote:Fellas wanna get some input, was looking to purchase a kia niro but then saw the 1.6 sportage ss bringing. For the price it's not to bad, my issue is if the 1.6 might be a lil to small for the vehicle. And ss saying I can't test drive as all have already been sold.


Those are two very different vehicles.
You need to decide what you're really looking at in a car.
It'll be easier to get more accurate advice.
I'd always say Niro because I'm pro hybrid

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Postby SYKO » July 3rd, 2019, 6:16 am

Well actually heading back today as there is a licensed one in the showroom so will see if my rep will let me take a spin.
mtec wrote:Don't buy blindly, SS acting like that sportage is rare. It may be good value for money but if they bussing style on you for a test drive then you should take your money elsewhere.

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