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post Oct 17 2021, 12:51 AM

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What you think of X50 and Ativa?

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Due to chip shortage expect to only get high spec vehicles used.
We should see a flood of new launch and higher spec cars next year as the market opens up and supplies normalise.

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Depends on what you really want, an upgrade in age (younger car) or upgrade in quality (car age might be the same as your outgoing car).

2018 Haval H2 1.5T - since you've own a Hyundai I guess you're the adventurous type, how about give a Chinese maker a chance? If you pickup one used it is going to be around 40k, but why when you can pickup one new for 95k! Probably the cheapest C-segment SUV which isn't kosong spec. I'm driving one of these are I am quite surprised how good it is -- fully electric brakes, lights, wipers, sunroof, aircon, etc. Also has ambient cabin lights like conti, it does have a conti feel. The engine is a reworked 4g engine from mitsubishi paired to a ZF gearbox similar to BMW e90 series. Maintenance is cheap too, typical visit to 3s isn't very expensive.

2016 Mazda 6 2.5 - the Mazda 6 is an under appreciated gem, skyactiv variants have fuel consumptions almost as good as an equivalent diesel engine but with the benefits of a n/a petrol engine. Japan CBU variants are of very good build quality, feeling inside is like driving a conti but the maintenance is more reasonable, it is still a japanese make so it is very reliable all round especially for the engine and gearbox unless abused, parts maybe slightly harder to source or slightly more expensive than a Toyota/Honda equivalent car but still way cheaper than anything from Audi, BMW, Merc, etc.

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2017 Toyota Altis 1.8G - with this car you know what you're getting, a good size c-segment sedan from Toyota. Generally well built and reliable, unless the car has been abused it shouldn't give you any major problems. They're common and share many parts with past and present models so spare parts prices are kept affordable. If you bring it to your trusty workshop each time you service the car it shouldn't be more than 300 bucks, bring it to a 3s or any authorized service center well that cost could be doubled for the same thing.

2011 Toyota Mark X 2.5G v6 - if you're feeling brave then get one of these, they're mostly JDM so the built quality is exceptional but being an almost 10 year old car getting a loan might be hard but still doable but only until end of this year then over the 10 year mark then it is mostly cash only. As with most Toyota's they're made well so unless abused they shouldn't be problematic, also they share many components with other models so with economics of scale prices are affordable. The power and handling from this rear wheel drive 2500cc v6 is good, very good.

If you're not so brave then get a new Honda City, it is not a true C-segment but is spacious enough.





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post Oct 18 2021, 07:31 AM

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QUOTE(chloe999 @ Oct 10 2021, 10:17 PM)
I have a 9 y/o + myvi 1.3 , want to trade it . Not in rush to change,  preferably 2022 .  Checked myvi 1.5av is long waiting list, civic1.5 no more. Most of the time I drive around klang valley only for work but also like to consider compact suv as baby come on board.

Went to check out new honda hrv hybrid and facelift hyundai kona n line. Hrv is very practical due to the passenger seats can be lifted too , hyundai is price difference rm 45k+ yet more solid and quiet. Budget wise can consider hyundai but not sure about maintenance at later years and kona doesn't have white or black color. Tip top safety features and very powerful ( also means more fuel consumption I guess )

Hrv hybrid new interior is acceptable not sure about hybrid model infotainment has android or apple play ornot , price rm113k , don't see a lots of reviews on this model , because new hrv coming? Should wait for it?
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post Oct 18 2021, 09:52 AM

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QUOTE(zenix @ Oct 17 2021, 12:51 AM)
Depends on what you really want, an upgrade in age (younger car) or upgrade in quality (car age might be the same as your outgoing car).

2018 Haval H2 1.5T - since you've own a Hyundai I guess you're the adventurous type, how about give a Chinese maker a chance? If you pickup one used it is going to be around 40k, but why when you can pickup one new for 95k! Probably the cheapest C-segment SUV which isn't kosong spec. I'm driving one of these are I am quite surprised how good it is -- fully electric brakes, lights, wipers, sunroof, aircon, etc. Also has ambient cabin lights like conti, it does have a conti feel. The engine is a reworked 4g engine from mitsubishi paired to a ZF gearbox similar to BMW e90 series. Maintenance is cheap too, typical visit to 3s isn't very expensive.

2016 Mazda 6 2.5 - the Mazda 6 is an under appreciated gem, skyactiv variants have fuel consumptions almost as good as an equivalent diesel engine but with the benefits of a n/a petrol engine. Japan CBU variants are of very good build quality, feeling inside is like driving a conti but the maintenance is more reasonable, it is still a japanese make so it is very reliable all round especially for the engine and gearbox unless abused, parts maybe slightly harder to source or slightly more expensive than a Toyota/Honda equivalent car but still way cheaper than anything from Audi, BMW, Merc, etc.
I have looked into Haval H2 and don't like their interior, and I think it's a B Segment SUV not C Segment right?

As for Mazda 6, I did look into the 2.0 version and don't think will consider 2.5 I don't feel like spending that much on road tax. Just not sure if the 2.0 engine could carry the size of this car or not, and also D Segment is not exactly ideal to operate in Klang Valley.

I am currently leaning towards the Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Turbo Facelift Edition, nice interior albeit is all black, decent power and maintenance shouldn't be too far off from my current Elantra. However the choices is quite limited (feeling sad for Hyundai's newer model sad.gif ). CX-5 is another possible candidate but I think it's quite mainstream and more expensive if I aiming for the GLS model. What do you think about it?
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post Oct 18 2021, 11:56 PM

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look at this, let your OCD brain work.
the colors don't match.
usually it is a tell tale sign of that part being replaced -- nobody replaces bumpers for fun so this one had an accident

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Temporarily don't touch any Pug's until the trade dispute is over.
It seems Berjaya isn't all out with the brand just yet, probably some crap to settle with Naza before it happens.

Ativa might a bang for your buck car but damn it looks ugly and kosong.
However, it is the cheapest SUV in our market.
I would have preferred a 1.3 or 1.5 engine option instead of only the 1.0T.
I had friends with the "femes" Ford Fiesta 1.0T, fun to drive, tuned for power it's quite a nutter but when it breaksdown it is a nightmare.

Captur is a decent car I guess.
The newer models uses Nissan engine and gearbox.
Older ones use Renault source ones, which I dunno is lasting or not as alot of these pre-own Capturs were from their leasing programs.

I think you can skip ASX, it is under powered, ugly by today's standards and nothing special about it.

H2 is a good buy for a fully loaded car on the cheap but if you think made in China cars aren't good that mindset is best left in the 1990's, today China can make very good products.
Haval is the top SUV brand in China and they're selling well in South Africa and Australia.

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 - if you want to buy a cheap c-segment SUV but want one which is of Japanese make then you can consider this, it is still a c-segment but slightly bigger than it's sibling the XV, the XV is a good buy too and is more abundant but I wanna show you this as I think it is a better car for the same amount of money as it is more spacious. Both models run on the same engine, gearbox and AWD system. So it is more about the looks and size.

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2013 Proton Inspira 2.0 - if you want to go for the safe route then look for Japanese makes or those cloned models, basically the Proton Inspira is the Mitsubishi Lancer with a difference branding that's all. They're very much identical which is good as it gives you access to spare parts from around the world either original, OEM, copies, etc. Unlike Proton-only models like Iriz where you're pretty much stuck with whatever Proton makes.

2004 Saab 9-3 - this is the last Mohican before the company went bust but it is a superb car, the build quality of Saab's are usually fantastic and they were doing multi turbo's way before VW thought of the name TSI, it is the total package in terms of power, looks, rarity, handling, etc. Guarantee driving up to any valet will give you a VIP parking spot. The look has aged well and still looks good today. Now the bad news, you've gotta be handy to do DIY or find specialist workshops that can handle this car. Parts isn't really a big issue as China still makes alot of it.

2006 Skoda Octavia 2.0 - maybe not having enogh cojones for the Saab how about a Skoda. Berjaya used to bring this model to Malaysia and this is the last model before they stopped importing. Unlike Saab, Skoda is a brand that is still very much alive and doing very good outside Malaysia. It is under the VW group so it shares alot of parts with the VW Jetta and Audi A4. This model uses a 2000cc FSI engine which isn't fancy/fussy like those TSI or GTI engines, easy to maintain and cheap to upkeep. It comes with a 6 speed slushbox gearbox from Aisin. This combo is very good and reliable, shouldn't have problems unless abused.

2011 Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI - I think for your needs and trouble this is the car to get! It is newer than 2010, it is a powerful turbo car, and comes as a fully loaded top spec car. There is a sedan variant but I think the hatch looks much more handsome. You didn't read it wrong, it is TDCI that means it is a turbo diesel same as their pickup trucks so it shares common parts with the pickups and body parts with the regular 1600cc and 2000cc Focus. As long as you know how to maintain a diesel and understand what it is about this can be a fun car.

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Both Korean makes pack alot into their cars and are of higher spec and standard than Japanese brands sold here apple for apple.
Buying used is a good idea as they tend to devalue faster than Japanese makes, however do check with your trusty mech if they're capable to handle these cars.
And ask what's the usual upkeep cost is like especially for these things:
1. regular service
2. aircond service
3. brake pads
If they're within your realm of affordability then go for it.

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Haval H2 is c-segment.

Mazda6 2000cc is basic spec, the top of the line CBU and worth the money is the 2500cc variant.
Because of exactly you kind of mindset "want power but don't wanna pay more for roadtax" that's why 2500cc which is a better car is priced so competitively as a used car.

Hyundai is under Sime Darby, they don't really care about the business.
You'd be hard press to find many on the road for recent models.
They aren't as aggressive or having trouble bringing the cars into the country in volume.

Unless you're taking a top spec model, there isn't much point to get a Mazda.
The draw of this brand is the build quality, technology and 5+5 deal.
Buying used you're not getting 5+5 so 2/3 isn't so bad.
I suggest you avoid this brand due to the weakness of the distributor.
You don't want to end up like Peugeot buyers whom are in limbo now ever since Naza sold the division to Berjaya.




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post Oct 20 2021, 03:47 PM

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2. Budget : 20k
3. New/Used/Unreg. : Used/New
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is 2013 nissan almera is a good buy for around 20k? or have any suggestion within the budget.

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Example:
1. Brand : Passat CC 2.0 TSI (2011-2012)
2. Budget : Around 40K
3. New/Used/Unreg : Used
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5. Transmission : Any
6. NA or FI : Any
7. Type : 4 seater.
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Dear All, as i am planning to buy a used car and came across this forum. Have been reading through all the feedbacks and thanks for all the informations that being shared.

I probably would have missed discussions on Passat CC and can you guys share your opinion on it in terms of maintenance and whether if it is a good option for daily usage for both city and distance travel..........And also as compared with 2015 - 2017 Passat 1.8 TSI (Went through review by sifu Zenix).
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Example:
1. Brand : Passat CC 2.0 TSI (2011-2012)
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5. Transmission : Any
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7. Type : 4 seater.
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Dear All, as i am planning to buy a used car and came across this forum. Have been reading through all the feedbacks and thanks for all the informations that being shared.

I probably would have missed discussions on Passat CC and can you guys share your opinion on it in terms of maintenance and whether if it is a good option for daily usage for both city and distance travel..........And also as compared with 2015 - 2017 Passat 1.8 TSI (Went through review by sifu Zenix).
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post Oct 25 2021, 02:18 AM

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2013 VW Polo Sedan 1.6 - this is called Vento now but it is still the same thing, a basic VW using a 1.6MPI engine which is the VW technology equivalent to VVTI from Toyota a good technology for performance and fuel saving but not complicated like a twincharger 1400cc engine which this model also has but i suggest you stay away if you care about your money more than smiling like a crazy guy driving this thing around town when it is not sucking your money at the workshop getting fixed. The 1.6MPI comes with a 6 speed aisin gearbox (same maker of gearbox that supplies to Toyota) which is good and reliable. Gear ratios match quite well and power is quite direct. You get the benefit of conti style sensible interior with japanese style reliable engine and gearbox.

2013 Proton Inspira - basically you're getting a Mitsubishi Lancer so don't mind the badge because of Proton the volume is there so parts are cheap. This is even better than the Almera as this is a C-segment car, instead of a long wheel base B-segment car like the Almera you get a C-segment car which is physically bigger so it is more comfortable. C-segment cars being bigger, more comfortable and with bigger engines are also more comfortable to drive on the highways especially if you plan to drive outstation often. I would say ballpark the upkeep is about the same as the Almera as the Almera has a lot of niggling issues and is under powered which you'd spend unnecessary money on .... so instead just get a better car right off the bat.

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The Passat CC is actually the better car of the day.
Basically it has the same engine (EA888) and gearbox combo as the Golf GTI mk5.
Reliability and performance is there, but I'm talking about this back in 2015, when you could get those cars as 3-5 year old used cars.
Now it is 2021 and the youngest you're getting is still going to be 10 years old, or near that.
It could have been abused, as everyone claims they take care of the car until they sell it then it is the new owner's problem.
If it wasn't abused it is still a conti, they require maintenance by the book else other interlinked parts will get worn slowly and rear their ugly head later on.
Why I recommended the younger Passat 1.8 because it is younger and price is low after the VW hangat2 hati ayam era.
Passat CC has all the good qualities but it is getting old so as a main car and daily drive i won't recommend it.
Like Britney Spears, back in the day she was great, but now she's old and kinda weird. sweat.gif

2010 Merc C200 - it might be common and boring, and by today's standard showing it's age as the newer design language A-Class and CLA's are quite abundant on the roads but this is a conti which would last. If it wasn't abused and maintained well, it can still be a daily driver but remember it is still an old car so you can't whack it and try chasing down other turbo cars eventhough it is capable because you wanna baby it so not to cause old parts to deteriorate faster. Unless you're willing to fork out another 10-20k just get the basics right so even with an older interior and original paint you've replaced all the parts so it won't mysteriously go kaput or overheat. Parts to change would be like timing belt, refurbished radiators, overhaul engine, change piston rings, refurbish the aircon, change all the engine mountings, etc. Not including trivial non-performance orientated stuff like aircon vents (they do tend to break), DRL sometimes not working, window and door rubber seals, etc.

2011 Volvo S60 - let's say you need something around that price and can't get a younger car but need the accessories car nowadays have like BLIS, push start, etc. You can opt for a Volvo, the turbo performance of the T5's are no joke, and usually owners are doctors and lawyers so they're usually in good nick. However, your biggest problem is to locate a trusty specialist nearby your home to care for it as they're quite a manja car -- bring it to 3s if you've got deep pockets but I don't recommend it. And not all "conti workshop" are Volvo savvy they're mostly adept at Merc's and BMW's but not the others. Do lurk in the forums of Volvo owners to get more info.

2012 Suzuki Kizashi - it is nearing that time when these cars can't be loaned anymore and if you're not worried about a D-segment from Suzuki then this might be a good car if you want a d-segment sedan which isn't too common and sporty. It doesn't have turbo and it uses CVT but the performance is quite decent. Little known fact is the headlights are made in Penang, shipped to Japan then fitted into cars for a global market. Being a Japanese make the reliability is there but cheap maintenance might not be always possible as it is quite a niche car so if you need some uncommon parts you might need to wait a while to survey the chop shops.

2015 Toyota Mark X - if you want a car that can do everything within budget, reliable, cheap maintenance, doesn't look common on the roads, etc. I think Mark X would fit the bill. It is an FR v6 2.5cc engine, might not be fuel saving if you compare it to a Kancil but it is stupid fun to drive. I think that particular black color might be boring and old, suggest you bring it to a wrap shop to change to a more 2021 color like gun metal grey.








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5. Transmission : Auto
6. NA or FI : Either would work
7. Type : Sedan
8. Remarks : Based on my budget, I'm looking for a nice sedan. Don't mind any brand as long as it doesn't drink petrol like water and I'd be able to drive it for a good 7-8 years without having to worry about needing to send it to the workshop all the time.
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6. Remarks. Basically buying a car for my little sister that gets her from A to B and is cheap to maintain as she isn't really keen on spending much on cars. Thanks!

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I realise sifu Zenix recommends the VW Polo sedan quite a bit. I am very intrigued and considering it alongside the Myvi. Do the benefits of the VW Vento extend to the hatchback or just the sedan? Thank you!
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QUOTE(zenix @ Oct 17 2021, 12:51 AM)
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What you think of X50 and Ativa?

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Due to chip shortage expect to only get high spec vehicles used.
We should see a flood of new launch and higher spec cars next year as the market opens up and supplies normalise.

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Depends on what you really want, an upgrade in age (younger car) or upgrade in quality (car age might be the same as your outgoing car).

2018 Haval H2 1.5T - since you've own a Hyundai I guess you're the adventurous type, how about give a Chinese maker a chance? If you pickup one used it is going to be around 40k, but why when you can pickup one new for 95k! Probably the cheapest C-segment SUV which isn't kosong spec. I'm driving one of these are I am quite surprised how good it is -- fully electric brakes, lights, wipers, sunroof, aircon, etc. Also has ambient cabin lights like conti, it does have a conti feel. The engine is a reworked 4g engine from mitsubishi paired to a ZF gearbox similar to BMW e90 series. Maintenance is cheap too, typical visit to 3s isn't very expensive.

2016 Mazda 6 2.5 - the Mazda 6 is an under appreciated gem, skyactiv variants have fuel consumptions almost as good as an equivalent diesel engine but with the benefits of a n/a petrol engine. Japan CBU variants are of very good build quality, feeling inside is like driving a conti but the maintenance is more reasonable, it is still a japanese make so it is very reliable all round especially for the engine and gearbox unless abused, parts maybe slightly harder to source or slightly more expensive than a Toyota/Honda equivalent car but still way cheaper than anything from Audi, BMW, Merc, etc.

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2017 Toyota Altis 1.8G - with this car you know what you're getting, a good size c-segment sedan from Toyota. Generally well built and reliable, unless the car has been abused it shouldn't give you any major problems. They're common and share many parts with past and present models so spare parts prices are kept affordable. If you bring it to your trusty workshop each time you service the car it shouldn't be more than 300 bucks, bring it to a 3s or any authorized service center well that cost could be doubled for the same thing.

2011 Toyota Mark X 2.5G v6 - if you're feeling brave then get one of these, they're mostly JDM so the built quality is exceptional but being an almost 10 year old car getting a loan might be hard but still doable but only until end of this year then over the 10 year mark then it is mostly cash only. As with most Toyota's they're made well so unless abused they shouldn't be problematic, also they share many components with other models so with economics of scale prices are affordable. The power and handling from this rear wheel drive 2500cc v6 is good, very good.

If you're not so brave then get a new Honda City, it is not a true C-segment but is spacious enough.
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I have tested drive kona n line and this car is really impressed me . Smooth and responsive drive

Went to see new Cross hybrid yesterday but test drive not available, price RM 137k otr and add on like dvr rear, 5yrs services , extra 2 yrs on battery warranty etc, total end up about ard 144k , while kona n line is rm 157k 1.6turbo with 3yrs free services&parts ... any comments from sifu on kona? Or wait for hrv 2022 ?😅



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Well good fuel consumption would exclude better cars like the Lexus IS250 and Mark X as they use a good 2500cc v6 but it isn't known for being frugal but very much frugal than most similar engines.

2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0T - might be above your budget, might not be the most fuel efficient, but it is really fun to drive and unreg. So it is like buying a new car but the car is depreciated from it's original price brows.gif

2020 Proton Perdana 2.0 - this would be the budget one because for an almost new car it's asking price is about that of a new myvi but it is actually a rebadge Honda Accord. Yes, it is not the current generation of turbo accords, it is the generation before that with the Earth Dreams engine, it is a good and reliable car. It is based on the last facelift before they change to a new generation so you can say it is like "stable build" of software where they fixed all the bugs and it works well but the technology it has is becoming old so the next generation to takeover. But since you want a good fuel saving and reliable car this would be it.

2016 Merc E300 2.1H - it is a 2100cc hybrid that's why it is cheap because it avoided a lot of tax and Malaytsians usually don't like to buy used Hybrids so used ones are very cheap. This is the variant with the facelift front that's inline with current E-Class but the rear is still not the rounded tear drop shape. Hybrid would be fuel saving and generally Merc's are pretty cheap to upkeep however this is a hybrid. Do surf around the Merc forums to know the facts before you make your decision. Don't follow the 3S price of 50k for battery replacement that's bull, there are alternatives.

2016 Mazda6 2.5 - i think the only car that can balance it all is the Mazda6, with it's Skyactiv technology it gives Hybrid like fuel consumption but without the need for batteries. The 2500cc variant although a bit more on roadtax gives two benefits, (1) better performance and (2) guaranteed top spec so nicer all round. Upkeep isn't truly tested but most people (based on the CX5) do say Mazda's nowadays are quite reliable and not too expensive to maintain. So although this car's owner probably trade-in because the 5+5 is nearing the end it is still a good car for a used car punter.

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Depends on your mode of purchase.

2013 VW Polo Sedan 1.6 - if you're buying cash then you can think of something older but not too old, just old enough so it is cheap but not because it is a lousy model that will burn your pocket when you bring it in for service. The brand might be scary but this model started life as a Toyota Vios rival in other countries like India so it is meant for the masses as a cheap and cheerful car. Yes, it might be abit big but being a car after 2010 the safety standards are much better than older cars especially when you're buying for family members.

2015 Perodua Myvi 1.3 - if you're going to take a loan take something like this, it is the "lagi best" last Myvi of this platform before they change the body, still is a good car. This was before 1500cc become standard on Myvi's so 1300cc variants would be cheaper as people will aim for the 1500cc or extreme variant.

You may also opt for new with Perodua Axia.

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Inspira manual is a good choice
Preve auto + turbo = slow
Suprima auto + turbo = slow but better than Preve

Check out the Ford Focus TDCI, it is within your budget not too old and 2000cc turbo diesel on a car that looks like a myvi will be hilarious when u highlight cars at the highway

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Yes, basically the Polo/Vento/Polo Sedan/Polo Hatch are the same.
Major difference is the body style of sedan/hatch.
Vento is the latest naming terminology and iinm it is facelifted from the Polo Sedan.
But basically the same car as the drivetrain options are only 2:
1) 1.6MPI + 6AT aisin wet box
2) 1.2TSI + 7AT dsg shit box laugh.gif ok seriously this combo is fun to drive when the moon and stars align but when something goes wrong it burns ur pocket like the sun

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if u can wait a little bird told me a certain brand is going to come with full spec 150k with 5 years free service + 5 years free maintaince + it is a turbo brows.gif

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post Nov 1 2021, 04:53 AM

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1. Brand : any
2. Budget : 22k
3. New/Used/Unreg : used
4. Specs : any as long i step he go vroom
5. Transmission : auto if can
6. NA or FI : any
7. Type : sedan or hatch
8. Remarks : getting my own first car. been daily driving mom kenari for 3 years, wanting to get something more powerful can vroom vroom others sometimes and steadier on highways for cuti-cuti sometimes , hoping find cars that easy to maintain as long wont koyak me, not too ugly, not too old can use another 5-6years. thinking about civic 2003-2004 but not sure not much intel about it. but still open to any recomandation !
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post Nov 1 2021, 08:35 AM

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QUOTE(zenix @ Nov 1 2021, 01:11 AM)

Yes, basically the Polo/Vento/Polo Sedan/Polo Hatch are the same.
Major difference is the body style of sedan/hatch.
Vento is the latest naming terminology and iinm it is facelifted from the Polo Sedan.
But basically the same car as the drivetrain options are only 2:
1) 1.6MPI + 6AT aisin wet box
2) 1.2TSI + 7AT dsg shit box  laugh.gif ok seriously this combo is fun to drive when the moon and stars align but when something goes wrong it burns ur pocket like the sun

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Thank you! Scouring the car sites, it appears the hatchback prices are significantly higher despite the same make haha. Found this listing with only 8k mileage ohmy.gif What do you think? www dot carlist dot my/used-cars/2014-volkswagen-polo-1-6-hatchback-full-service-record-8k-km-mileage/8241861 Or not worth hassle, and better go for Myvi? Haha.
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post Nov 3 2021, 01:36 AM

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1. Brand : Lancer/Inspira, Civic FD2, Caldina GT4
2. Budget : 30k - 50k
3. New/Used/Unreg : used
4. Specs : C segment, most importantly reliable
5. Transmission : auto
6. NA or FI : any
7. Type : sedan
8. Remarks : Looking to buy a car to replace by Proton Preve CFE. Bought it 5 years back through this recommendation too. Been an awesome car, pure power but reliability really koyak. Wallet also koyak every month somethinf wrong. So I am looking for a car to replace it. Can be older car also doesn't matter so long as not too underpowered, as I love spirited driving plus my work place daily 60km back and forth.

Narrowed down to caldina gt4, my childhood dream car, not sure on the reliability. Civic FD2 just a sexy car that even after 15 years still look superb, power not really there. And Lancer, another dream car but of course dream was Evo X la but cannot get so looking at Lancer/Inspira as the cheapest option among the three.

Any other recommendation? I don't mind conti too so long it's reliable. Thanks!

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