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post Sep 11 2019, 03:03 PM

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QUOTE(happyday119 @ Sep 10 2019, 03:36 PM)
I'm a 34 yrs old male, single. Living in PJ.

Thinking to give up driving and sell current car(or get an Axia if later date need one car)

And take Grab, LRT, etc for all transportation needs.

What do you think?
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I once had a car in the workshop for almost 2 months.. so had to depend on public transport.
Using public transport was way more expensive than driving, plus not convenient at all.
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post Sep 11 2019, 04:35 PM

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QUOTE(incubus69 @ Sep 11 2019, 02:53 PM)
didn't the LRT is still under construction ? how do u manage to travel with it. do u mean KTM ??
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I think he probably drove from Klang to Subang Jaya KTM/LRT station and park there. Another way is to drive and park at Klang KTM and take Komuter to SJ. From my experience the travel time by driving between Klang and SJ is almost the same as KTM if there is no jam. But you still need to wait for the train.

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post Sep 11 2019, 09:29 PM

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I am currently on this routine for a couple of months.

It is feasible if...
1) the public transport, be it bus or LRT/ MRT is near to where you are staying and working AND
2) you don't really (or rarely) go out after working hours or weekend.

Else, owning a car is still a better option.
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post Sep 12 2019, 01:58 PM

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QUOTE(amad108 @ Sep 10 2019, 11:35 PM)
i have one uncle that give up driving and currently only using public transport Grab etc.. he's quite happy coz
- no headache about car maintenance
- no need to think where to park
- no monthly installment
- no need to fill up fuel every week or everyday
with so many e-hailing services, he quite happy for what's his having now.. he married and in 1-2 months will get a baby.. so far no issue with daily commute to work and the cost having a car and using only public transport and e-hailing is similar but less troublesome..
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With a baby coming, will he still find it easier without a car and only travel by public transport?

No baby seat for safety and all etc..
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post Sep 12 2019, 05:54 PM

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QUOTE(selinix @ Sep 12 2019, 01:58 PM)
With a baby coming, will he still find it easier without a car and only travel by public transport?

No baby seat for safety and all etc..
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Imagine if baby emergency fever middle of the night, need to go clinic but grab takes 15mins to reach your house. Call ambulance bah.

Car really is for convenience. You may not need it most of the time, but when you really need it then you'll be quite happy you have one.

It's the problem with msia really. Our road infrastructure and city layout is not made for a good network of public transport. You have to live nearby a public transport hub to be worth it, otherwise better get a car.
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post Sep 21 2019, 12:18 PM

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QUOTE(hyrano @ Sep 12 2019, 05:54 PM)
Imagine if baby emergency fever middle of the night, need to go clinic but grab takes 15mins to reach your house. Call ambulance bah.

Car really is for convenience. You may not need it most of the time, but when you really need it then you'll be quite happy you have one.

It's the problem with msia really. Our road infrastructure and city layout is not made for a good network of public transport. You have to live nearby a public transport hub to be worth it, otherwise better get a car.
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Not sure if ambulance services is suppose to be use for scenario you mention though
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post Sep 21 2019, 06:26 PM

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QUOTE(hyrano @ Sep 12 2019, 05:54 PM)
Imagine if baby emergency fever middle of the night, need to go clinic but grab takes 15mins to reach your house. Call ambulance bah.

Car really is for convenience. You may not need it most of the time, but when you really need it then you'll be quite happy you have one.

It's the problem with msia really. Our road infrastructure and city layout is not made for a good network of public transport. You have to live nearby a public transport hub to be worth it, otherwise better get a car.
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That is a bit melodramatic, 15 minutes wait for a fever is insignificant. Fever is a sign of the immune system fighting back.
15 minutes with a sucking chest wound, then yes that might be a life or death situation.
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post Sep 21 2019, 09:50 PM

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i stay in shah alam and work in PJ.

the grab cost rm 22/ trip.

2 trips = RM 44.

20 working days = RM 880/month.

if i can find a car which costs (monthly installments + maintenance + insurance + fuel) less than rm 880/month, in say buy the car. But if it costs more, then take grab.

why i cannot take grab is because i send my children to different school and nursery in the morning.

Before having children, i am a strong believer in public transport.
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post Sep 22 2019, 11:01 AM

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Grab rides are never the same price everything. If you got into a peak hour or holiday prepare to pay much more


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post Sep 22 2019, 07:46 PM

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Previously without grab, its unlivable I believe, but now, I think its quite OK, especially when if necessary need a car there is socar etc - getting a car is easy - foregoing it is bearable.
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post Sep 22 2019, 07:54 PM

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post Sep 22 2019, 08:00 PM

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here not Singapore , there you can never own a car for life , here once loan paid it's yours to keep until die , just petrol and regular maintenance
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post Sep 23 2019, 12:49 AM

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It's not about going to work n back. How bout weekend? Balik kampong? Fetching family for dinner n etc.

If staying nearby public transport n doesn't need to travel on job, it's good to use public transport. No headache on jam, parking etc etc.

I prefer to take bus o train to kl if I'm going. Otherwise, I would prefer to drive because my destination takes me hours if I use public transport.
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post Sep 23 2019, 05:51 PM

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QUOTE(alcatrez @ Sep 21 2019, 09:50 PM)
i stay in shah alam and work in PJ.

the grab cost rm 22/ trip.

2 trips = RM 44.

20 working days = RM 880/month.

if i can find a car which costs (monthly installments + maintenance + insurance + fuel) less than rm 880/month, in say buy the car. But if it costs more, then take grab.

why i cannot take grab is because i send my children to different school and nursery in the morning.

Before having children, i am a strong believer in public transport.
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Monthly instalment cannot put everything into the equation. You will get part of it back in resale value in future. Maybe use half of monthly instalment as amount burnt to compare with Grab.


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post Sep 23 2019, 06:14 PM

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QUOTE(Ginny88 @ Sep 23 2019, 05:51 PM)
Monthly instalment cannot put everything into the equation. You will get part of it back in resale value in future. Maybe use half of monthly instalment as amount burnt to compare with Grab.
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There is no right or wrong or one method. Depends on how you want to view it.

You can make it complex like:

The first year, new car depreciation is high.

If rm 10k, it is already rm833 per month.

And first year, you are paying mostly interest.

So depends on the time frame also.

I am just keeping it simple and not taking into account subjective factors.



 

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