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TSMr Mercedes
post Jun 14 2021, 07:58 PM, updated 2 months ago

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https://www.dsf.my/2021/06/car-ownership-ca...e-you-bankrupt/

TLDR:

1. Avoid exotics if you’re buying a first car. You may be tempted to skip the locally-made Peroduas and Toyotas for something a little more left field. This might not be the best idea. When a vehicle is popular, you can be sure halfcuts will be aplenty and spare parts will not be a major headache. More mechanics will have solutions to common problems, so you’ll be able to shop around for a solution that saves money or time or both.

2.Find out what the general consensus is for a vehicle you’re eyeing. Don’t just go by the brand’s reputation, get model-specific advice from owners and experienced mechanics before making a decision.

3.Don’t get taken in by warranties and guarantees that the salesperson makes there. Should things go wrong for you, that salesperson may not be able to honour his promises even if he’s well-intentioned.

4. Take into account resale value when deciding on a car. It’s a decent indication of how well a car ages overtime when the resale value of the last model is still high.

5.Stick to a budget and take into account interest, insurance costs, maintenance and fuel costs before making a decision.

6. Be wary of impressive equipment. Fancy LED and Laser headlights, large rims with large tyres, head units that can’t be user upgraded, these are all signs that sometime in the future, you’ll have to spend a bit more than you might think on replacement parts.

W213 E300 hybrid battery replacement cost=Rm120k

A6 Hybrid=RM108k

If a used bmw costs as much as a god car go with the Vios.

Ktards your car maintainance how? What's the most problematic and expensive car you have owned before?



fantasy1989
post Jun 14 2021, 08:00 PM

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1st gen myvi = damn unpowered
persona = minor rattle sound
508 = engine makan engine oil
rx8 = coil and petrol consumption (in be4 apex seal)

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tvcat
post Jun 14 2021, 08:00 PM

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the problem is my fama pay all for first car first conti
victorian
post Jun 14 2021, 08:01 PM

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Just get perodua and proton, can't go wrong with it
SleepingDragon
post Jun 14 2021, 08:02 PM

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Some ppl underestimate how much it costs to change the tyres of their car.
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post Jun 14 2021, 08:03 PM

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QUOTE(tvcat @ Jun 14 2021, 08:00 PM)
the problem is my fama pay all for first car first conti
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Many Millennial and Gen Z Chinese Malaysians terus bankrupt without FAMA.
bobowyc
post Jun 14 2021, 08:03 PM

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I dunno. Only drive ploton and pelukdua. 😅🤣🤣 personally I feel car can go a to b can ad. Lol.
letitsnow
post Jun 14 2021, 08:04 PM

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How about E90 with N52 3.0 engine? is it good with maintenance? tempted to get one.
katijar
post Jun 14 2021, 08:05 PM

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Shhhh...dont let them know...
ry8128
post Jun 14 2021, 08:05 PM

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If car maintenance can bankcrupt u, my advice is better go 14th floor, cos he/she has 0 knowledge in financial planning.
juruteknikmuda89
post Jun 14 2021, 08:05 PM

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I'm viva elite MT user.still rocking from 2012,
as for maintenace and services are quite reasonable.
Just dont dare to climb CH without turning off aircond lah icon_idea.gif

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LamboSama
post Jun 14 2021, 08:06 PM

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Inb4 buy basic model is shameful
thxxht
post Jun 14 2021, 08:06 PM

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or you can get a tesla, almost zero maintenance
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post Jun 14 2021, 08:07 PM

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Just buy from a dealer where they'll come pickup the car for service and returns it. Saves me alot of time and no headache.
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post Jun 14 2021, 08:10 PM

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QUOTE(juruteknikmuda89 @ Jun 14 2021, 08:05 PM)
I'm viva elite MT user.still rocking from 2012,
as for maintenace and services are quite reasonable.
Just dont dare to climb CH without turning off aircond lah  icon_idea.gif
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why can't you? hold 2nd or 3rd gear and stick to the most left lane to not be a road hog, one can maintain 40 KM/h, unless you're rushing to reach the destination

Edit: I climbed a steep road about around 12% on a Axia (E) Manual, don't care who/what behind me thinks, just maintain around 30-40KM/h, 2nd Gear and engine RPM 2500-2700

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fumie
post Jun 14 2021, 08:11 PM

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Just follow schedule maintenance, my persona from 2007 until now still can go anywhere, from johor-perlis- cameron highlands-kelantan-terengganu- genting and kl. No problem, sparepart also cheap and plenty of stock.
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post Jun 14 2021, 08:12 PM

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Moral of the thread: Just buy a Myvi.
TSMr Mercedes
post Jun 14 2021, 08:12 PM

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QUOTE(fantasy1989 @ Jun 14 2021, 08:00 PM)
1st gen myvi = damn unpowered
persona = minor rattle sound
508 = engine makan engine oil
rx8 = coil and petrol consumption (in be4 apex seal)
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Petrol consumption is a small matter compared to Apex Seal problems laugh.gif

The Pijot reliable?
juruteknikmuda89
post Jun 14 2021, 08:13 PM

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QUOTE(moonsatelite @ Jun 14 2021, 08:10 PM)
why can't you? hold 2nd or 3rd gear and stick to the most left lane to not be a road hog, one can maintain 40 KM/h, unless you're rushing to reach the destination
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i imagine myself as that intial D driver?can use that for excuse ?? whistling.gif
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post Jun 14 2021, 08:15 PM

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Own a Ford focus tdci, is a Ford with parts price similar to BMW. They say Ford car are problematic, they say the DCT gearbox will fail. And yet I already put close to 250k km on it without a single break down, no issue with the DCT gearbox, no issue with the engine, no issue with electronics. However emission regulation device like EGR do give me issue, nothing better than deleting it.

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