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Posted on: 2011/6/19 23:34
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From: Kajang
Posts: 314
Benz Model: W204 C250 CGI AMG
Local VS Japan VS UK specs
Hi..anyone can throw their opinion PROS AND CONS?

Posted on: 2011/6/19 23:38
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Benz Model: W203 Av, W212 AMG
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
try browse the forum for previous posting, if not mistaken this was discussed before in few threads...

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Posted on: 2011/6/19 23:41
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From: Kajang
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Benz Model: W204 C250 CGI AMG
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
Will do..thanks
Posted on: 2011/6/19 23:52
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From: Kajang
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Benz Model: W204 C250 CGI AMG
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
Searched but couldnt fine what I expected. So.. I guess. .better to list down my queries:

1)Is it true that 2nd hand/recond for japans specs car value is higher than local and UK specs?

2)Is it true that local specs has the lowest performance in terms of power..comfort , stability and driving pleasure compared to UK and japan specs?


Posted on: 2011/6/20 0:24
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From: Shanghai/Shenzhen/Minsk/Dnepr
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Benz Model: W210 E320
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs

1.) YES

2. ) NO

Across the board, for ANY car, when you order from the land of manufacture, you can have options included for a price. In JP, they don't locally assemble their MBZ or any other foreign cars. Thus the importer takes orders based on customer's wishes and in most cases the Japs will spec almost EVERYTHING available in the options list !!!

The UK fellas are more prudent. They don't unnecessarily spec the cars that will balloon the price by up to 30% over... So...most times, the UK cars that got imported in to MY by our used car importers tend to be underspecced compared to JP ones....

Local assembly have the C&C previously or DCM MY's Board of er...Directors approve the spec that's to be applied here. Also to include some 'local content' to bring down the excise duties etc.... These local content are normally in the non-structural plastics/rubbers or seats whatever. But the engines and drivetrain are not compromised...

Note : Just got to any 'fancy car' showrooms, you'll see the other fancier cars imported used from JP having all sorts of options. The UK ones ada yang full options and ada yang bare-bones as well.....

The world car market is dictated basically by :

1. US market (funny regulations with side markers, run on 89-92RON and a HIGHER ride height)

2. EU Spec. Best. The real deal as designed by the manufacturers.

3. UK spec (RHD). JP Spec used to be totally different cuz they have emissions compliant but nowadays all cars must have cats..so UK/JP spec are the same except for meter markings in Kilometres.

4. Gulf Specs (Pak Arab). Like US Spec but ROW/EU RON rating

5. Australian Specs (RHD). Australia's ADR (Australian Design Rules) got some funny laws on ride height etc....

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Posted on: 2011/6/20 2:15
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From: UEP Subang Jaya
Posts: 276
Benz Model: W210 E280-V6
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
Hi mugenseiki,

I guess you have no worry on the AP and duty for the "Local" model.

Have you heard about few imported cars sharing one AP, duty not pay or only paid partially and then custom knock your door? Is this just a story or "kisah benar"?
Posted on: 2011/6/20 8:54
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From: KL
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Benz Model: W124 230E
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
From the cars that I've seen, JP recon cars are usually have very low mileage and the cars are usually in very good condition. I guess in Japan cars are usually used in conjunction with their trains and subway.

Even with W124's from 1995, when you look at a Japanese half cut the Odometer mileage is less that 100,000km and the carpets are still in very good condition.


Posted on: 2011/6/20 10:05
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Benz Model: c180k
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
JP spec radio cant use here.
Posted on: 2011/6/20 21:24
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Benz Model: w210
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs

Pakcik nak tanya kalau2 ada yang boleh translate tulisan jepun pada panel w210....

Posted on: 2011/6/20 22:32
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Benz Model: W210 -E230 Manual-
Re: Local VS Japan VS UK specs
JP spec W221 , the clock is always one hour ahead. Cannot reset coz no dials or buttons. It is reset via satellite.
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