Mitsubishi Canter FG 83 Philippine version - is this good enough? Which option to take?

#1
Good day. This is my first post.
I currently own a Nissan Patrol GU2 TB48de
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I'm planning to switch to a Canter FG
But this is the only FG that is forsale in the Philippines where I live.
OPTION 1
The Brand New option
http://mitsubishi-bestdeal.ph/canter-fg-83/

Will this be a good starting point?
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase(mm)3460
Overall Length(mm)6120
Overall Width(mm)2035
Overall Height (approx.)(mm)2435
Tread (Front/Rear)(mm)1665/1560Min.
Ground Clearance, approx.(mm)210
Cab to Rear Axle (C.A.)(mm)2920
Cab to End Frame (C.E.)(mm)4395
Frame Width(mm)750Front
Overhang(mm)1130Rear
Overhang(mm)1475
Seating Capacity(persons)3

WEIGHT
Curb Weight(kg)2470
Payload(kg)3030Max.
Gross Vehicle Weight(kg)5500

CALCULATED PERFORMANCE
Max. Speed(km/h)91
Max. Gradeability(tan?) %48
Min. Turning Radius(m)6.8

ENGINE
Model 4D34-2AT5
Type 3.9 L Stroke Cycle, Water-Cooled Turbocharged and Intercooled Direct Injection Diesel
No. of Cylinders 4 In-Line
Piston Displacement (cc) 3908
Bore x Stroke (mm) 104 x 115
Max. Power (PS/rpm) 110/2900
Max. Torque (N-m/rpm) 275/1600
Air Cleaner Dry Paper Element Type
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 100

DRIVELINE
Clutch Type Single Dry Plate
Spring Type Diaphragm Spring
Control Hydraulic-Controlled
Transmission Type 5 forward, 1 reverse M/T
2nd-5h Synchromesh, 1st and Reverse Constantmesh
Gear Ratio 1st 5.380
2nd 3.028
3rd 1.700
4th 1.000
5th 0.722
Reverse 5.380
Final 6.166
Transfer Gear Ratio Model 2-Speed Constantmesh
High 1.090
Low 1.987
Final Reduction Gear Front Single Reduction, Hypoid Gear (D1H)
Rear Single Reduction, Hypoid Gear (D033H)

OPTION 2
USED IMPORTS
There are other imported trucks from Japan that are also available but not an easy to catch.
https://www.olx.ph/item/mitsubishi-...esel-manual-4x4-90k-ID7XvBX.html?h=98ac97c3c3
Like this Mitsubishi Canter Double Cab 4D30 Engine
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Mitsubishi canter (blue color)
https://www.olx.ph/item/2018-mitsub...-and-mit-canter-4x4-ID8oz7c.html?h=98ac97c3c3
Doublecab
4M40 diesel engine
Brandnew dashboard
All original
Good running condition
Registered in manila
2018 year model
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Here in the Philippines, I have not seen an offroad or expedition enthusiast that used these light commercial trucks. Only used by vegetable haulers from mountain provinces.

Thank you in advance.
 
#2
The new option should be awesome. The manual transmission and low range are key. In the US they now only have automatic and no low range making them somewhat less desireable.

Allan
 

kerry

Expedition Leader
#4
Can anyone account for the low listed top speed? 91kph or 56mph? That's considerably lower than a US version with a similar engine. Are the differentials geared lower? Don't know what your driving is like in the Phillipines but for us in the USA, a 56mph top speed would be deal breaker for highway travel.
 
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