QUOTE(whyeo6 @ Nov 23 2012, 01:04 AM)
Typical Malaysian prefer Japanese over Korean cars. My suggestion is go for a test drive for forte then the 2 Japanese car u mention. I'm not a kimchi fan but forte is more value for money
and it's a C segment car
typical msian, always look for value for money goods
Added on December 5, 2012, 8:15 am
QUOTE(Mamapapamsia @ Nov 23 2012, 08:56 AM)
Once u drive a City, u would not drive the almera already. The gap in terms of quality and finishing is huge.And the honda engine is simply superb
. And yes, u made a right decision. Dont be fooled by forumers who tell u how good korean cars are. In reality, they are hardly selling well
. Forte is doing ok but just becuz its cheap. Elantra and k5 u hardly see on the road . Besides, their cars are nothing to shout about besides the overdone exterior
. Compare side by side korean vs japanese, i would take a Jap anytime!
i agree with you
imho, pricing is one of the factors they r selling well. then features/looks
no doubt improving fast that i gotta give it to them but yeah i feel the same about the overdone exterior, but its a personal opinion anyway
japs engine really good; nissan, honda , toyota.
i wont go there to say korea cars r bad , not at all. but the gap still there.
EVEN if i dont say like that , (coz my perception is still like that)
many my friends also think like that...they avoid korean cars cuz their customer ssangyong rexton , and some very sluggish in performance, n RV drop like no tomoro etc sthg like rexton i tink. not all though
most msian ppl STILL buy based on better resale value i.e. silver color, 'lighter' driving/engine , those more favorable brands, better-perceived brands (like my friends, if u think good dont mean everyone think so, so if u plan to sell later on, tis is a consideration) , etc
Added on December 5, 2012, 8:17 am
QUOTE(skloda @ Dec 4 2012, 09:19 PM)
if between this 2 choice , city .. i see almera on the road damn fugly , small tyre abit cacat-ed...
idk about fugly or not or the tyre ccat or not.
but with hcity, it surely has no great disagreement about its looks...my only gripe is that the rear should have been better abit
Added on December 5, 2012, 8:49 am
QUOTE(kidmad @ Nov 23 2012, 04:23 PM)
Forte 1.6 is unspectacular? The reason why i choose Forte was because i don't feel like driving the City and since my gurls owns a vios and i don't like a vios i decided to go along with Forte. Forte has better hp, torque and of course handles batter as well with it's wider tyre. In which sense you are talking about the unspectacular part? It has better interior design, it has bigger space for more comfort and it has better safety feature as well. Not to mentioned the gadget and attractive electronics they are throwing into the car.
So tell me where is the upper hand of a honda city besides of the so called better 2nd hand value of the car? it accelerates slower than a vios as well not to mention and when i ask my girl about the car.. She say she HATE it. still it's a good deal if you are going for a sushi car. 5 years warranty and to have it service every 5k.. that gonna cost even more.
Added on November 23, 2012, 4:24 pm
but fuel consumption is good and the hatch is quite sporty as compared to a vios or city. Driven by a lady.. it would definitely look good.
im not a lady n i wud drive a mazda 2 hehe
no point vs. forte or hcity i think both r good in their own terms
hcity styling is nice but im bored of it oredy, very common. instead, when i see a forte, my eyes follow it hehehe...
wht the eyes can tell that including the specs, its a personal choice. what the eyes cant tell, only test drives can tell.
Added on December 5, 2012, 9:03 am
QUOTE(stix @ Dec 4 2012, 11:56 AM)
funny that i see people comparing and boasting about how fast or how great the pickup is for 'city' cars. its meant for city drive, not city fly.
of course city cars talk about pick up. like hcity idsl, jazz n vios is so good in with pickups ( puns intended
i think my 2005 1.5l city vtec quite good vs my other 2l honda 0-60kmph...those 1.5l city car is tuned to <3000rpm best used around town than highways heheh
city car not talk about pick up ...talk about what, high end speed? This post has been edited by wayfeel: Dec 5 2012, 09:12 AM