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Evening all, I am the proud owner of a (new to me) 2010 3.5z g  Vellfire currently sat waiting to be booked on a ship as we speak! I am so excited! 

 

I am sure I will find out lots of info but had a couple questions to get me started on here.......

 

- did i make a massive mistake picking the 3.5 with the fuel prices lol!!!! mpg not great is it 🙂 

- the head unit is in japanese- what are my options? looks like its a decent Alpine one but not sure if they can be changed to English or whether its a new one needed. if so recommendations please!

- mileage and mph is in KM obviously, do we need to convert both, how easy and is it worth doing or just keep it all in KM?

 

thank you so much, look forward to chatting with you x

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17 minutes ago, Holly said:

Evening all, I am the proud owner of a (new to me) 2010 3.5z g  Vellfire currently sat waiting to be booked on a ship as we speak! I am so excited! 

 

I am sure I will find out lots of info but had a couple questions to get me started on here.......

 

- did i make a massive mistake picking the 3.5 with the fuel prices lol!!!! mpg not great is it 🙂 

- the head unit is in japanese- what are my options? looks like its a decent Alpine one but not sure if they can be changed to English or whether its a new one needed. if so recommendations please!

- mileage and mph is in KM obviously, do we need to convert both, how easy and is it worth doing or just keep it all in KM?

 

thank you so much, look forward to chatting with you x

 

Hello Holly,

 

Welcome to the Forum

Welcome to Alphard/Vellfire ownership.

 

Gas mileage is a function of the distances you expect to cover.

A gentle right foot goes a long way, and the V6 engines are smooth and powerful.

Your will have a 6 speed gearbox, which helps.

There is a thread on here, a Megathread regarding gas mileage, actuals.

I believe the headunits on your model, at least the OEM ones are able to be changed to English.

Alpine is a good brand, I would not rush to change it. Take a photo of the Alpine when it arrives.

You do not have to change the speedo to MPH but most do.

It's not a difficult job. You need to buy and fit a different speedo chip.

The dials, or meters as the Japanese call them, need to be removed, the chip changed and the dial assembly replaced.

 

Lots of this is covered herein.

Lots of reading to do while you wait for the boat to arrive.

 

You will need an MOT before you can register the van with the DVLA.

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19 hours ago, Holly said:

Thanks for that! All noted. This is the head unit so not sure if it can be changed to English? 

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Nor me ! Is the manual in English ?!

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