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Many of us have gone back and forth comparing compact sedans from different makes. The amount of added scrutiny when it comes to cars which are related is more evident, especially trying to find out what the differences are in specifications and equipment levels.

The Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte K3 are two sensible compact sedans (some of you may not know this, but oth cars are built by the same parent company). Heavy on equipment levels, and their sights targeted at their Japanese counterparts, their offerings are worth heavy consideration if you are looking for something for your daily commute.

We first look at where it really matters, the interiors. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Forte K3 both sit on the same platform, with a ...

Posted 19 Sep 2016
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We tested the Mazda 6 and the Subaru Legacy a while back, both were extraordinarily good in terms of size and the comfort that they brought. The full-sized sedan is the go-to car for those who have always wanted something with more space and presence, without breaking the bank by not going full on for premium makes.

There are the common brands that you see on our roads, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. We decided instead to look at two lesser seen sedans, which bring value, and are actually able to put a smile on your face.

Mazda’s original 6 was a hit with the Singapore market when it was launched back in 2002. The third generation car is all grown-up. Dimensions-wise, the car has gone bigger. Interior space has improved ove...

Posted 14 Sep 2016
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De-Registering Your Car, How it is Done

Unfortunately for us, COEs determine the lifespan of our cars. Short of doing a renewal, to extend the life of the car, cars here must be de-registered and scrapped or exported.

I know, many of us car-lovers have personified our cars, they have become a part of our lives, but once time has about run out, how do you deal with scrapping?

I’ll Do it Myself!                                        

Firstly, you will need to obtain a Transaction Pin here from e-Services@one.motoring, using your Singpass to log in. The Transaction Pin allows you to do a number of things, like transferrence of ownership of your vehicle, transfer of Preferental Additional Registration Fee (PARF) or for a rebate in COE. In this case, the pin would be used for...

Posted 6 Sep 2016
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As many families are switching from sedans to cars that can offer a little more than just transport, we tend to take a lean to more utility, especially when we have a young family in tow.

While many have found that apart from sporty-good looks, the ease of loading and unloading with station wagon-like utility, and easy entry and exit have made the SUV a choice mode of transport for young families. Today, we look at the practical and value-for-money aspects of new 2 makes, the Kia Sportage and Suzuki Vitara.

The Kia is the larger vehicle at 4,480mm in length versus the Vitara’s 4,175mm, but what kind of flexibility would both cars offer?

Apart from groceries, there are other items that a young family would find themselves loading i...

Posted 2 Sep 2016
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High COE prices and tight spaces have given rise to some innovative cars reaching our shores. The Toyota Voxy might be new to some, but the car has seen some time here.

7 seats for the extended Singaporean family, and a well thought out interior, flexibility with ease of entry and exit is what this car is about.


The 2016 facelifted model comes with new front treatment, housing fog lamps. Additional chrome trim lines the car, with a thick chrome bar at the bottom lip of the front bumper, making the car look classy.

Alloy rims are standard, so are protective body-coloured mouldings on the doors. Rear lights are staked, flank and blend into the generous rear glass that graces the rear top-hinged door of this spacious peo...

Posted 23 Aug 2016
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Four Sub-Compact Hatches That You Can Buy for Less Than $100K

We all know that cars have slowly become out of reach for some. But aspirations for car ownership are never always relative to cost. Many-a-time, the mobility is based on need. 

So today, we take a look at what you can get for a dollar below $100K.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium - $96,888
“Blue Oval”… American for Ford, offers a sub-compact hatch. The Fiesta was originally intended for the European market, but the Americans saw fit to have a nippy small-sized hatch that was affordable and cheap to run. Drop in a Ken Block in a rally-prepped car and marketing it was quite a breeze.

We get an award winning 1.0, three-cylinder turbo-charged front wheel-drive here. Ford has built an economy car that can do a century sprint in a respec...

Posted 8 Aug 2016
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Since its inception in 2014, the Honda Vezel and its Hybrid variant has been a hit with consumers the world over. Combining proven mechanicals with bold and striking design cues has always been the recipe for success – in this case, you really can have your cake and eat it too. With such a good base to build on, it seems that for the car’s first facelift, Honda can do no bad.

Unlike many other manufacturers, which facelift cars for the sake of doing so, Honda has really focused on the less desirable traits when updating the look of the Vezel. The huge front plastic grille has been ditched in favour of a more premium looking one. In keeping with the going upmarket theme, Honda has also swapped out the traditional halo...

Posted 13 Jun 2016
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The first Spanish super car has finally made its way to Singapore after the first model was debuted to the world back in 2008.

Partnering with Eurosports Global, the group that sells Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo here, Spania GTA proudly presented Spain's most powerful road legal automotive creation – the GTA Spano.

Featuring advanced technology such as the extensive use of graphene (a world’s first) in areas such as the carbon fibre used for the monocoque chassis to provide even more strength and the leather seats to extend longevity, the GTA Spano provides a cutting edge alternative to the world of exotic cars.

Amongst its competitors come the likes of Pagani, Koenigsegg and Gumpert, all of which make highly exclusive, ultra-expensive ...

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio posted 14 Apr 2016
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