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It's no secret that owning a car in Singapore is expensive, and recent changes to the laws and policies of car ownership have made this dream more difficult to achieve. We break down and reveal the shocking the costs of owning and running a mid-range sedan for a period of 10 years.

Example: Hyundai Sonata 2.0 MPi

Price: $139,999

The Hyundai Sonata is one of our favourite mid-sized family sedans on the market, it’s well-priced, well-equipped, and will take on the role of a family-runabout well. Therefore, we will base our calculations on the cost of a brand-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 MPi, priced at $139,999. Assuming a 50% 5-year loan is taken and no other special financing deals are provided (which is usually not the case), and that ...

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Posted 19 Jan 2015
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There were no shortage of lovelies at the Singapore Motorshow this year. Although much of the focus are on the cars, sometimes the beautiful leggy models garner just as much attention if not more....

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Photos by Benjamin G. Kline posted 16 Jan 2015
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The Motor Traders Association is celebrating 2015 in a big way. After a seven year hiatus, the Singapore Motorshow is back bigger, better and with a grandeur never seen before. Held over four days from today till Sunday, this year sees most of the key industry players like Toyota, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz participating with sprawling booths and bringing some of the glitz and glamour of international motorshows to Singapore.

With 150 cars on display, there’s no doubt that this is one of the biggest motorshows ever featured locally. Key industry players launched or previewed no less than 20 new cars at the show. We’ve compiled a summary of the most interesting attractions below to help you decide if it’s worth a visit.

Bargain hunters...

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Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline posted 16 Jan 2015
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Singapore Motorshow 2015 - Deals and Promotions!

 

Oneshift.com brings you today from the Singapore Motorshow 2015 are the special promotions available and we will be adding more as the show develops over the weekend. Keep your eyes peeled!

Following a six-year hiatus, the Singapore Motorshow is back. Promising to provide a fascinating day of shiny new cars, concept cars, and even stunt-driving shows. The event now open to members of the public at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday, 15 January, till Sunday, 18 January.

Boasting more than 20 new car launches and a display of more than 150 cars from a total of 21 manufacturers, the upcoming Motorshow promises to be an incredible event for the family and car enthusiasts alike. At the exhibition, stunt-driving v...

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Posted 9 Jan 2015

 Changes in recent years

Over the past few years, with the implementation of many new policies and schemes, we have seen many changes in the new and used car industry.

In 2010, we have seen COE prices start its climb as the grip on COE allotment tightened, from about $20,000 in Jan that year to its peak of $93,000 in January 2013, before settling down to the $70,000-$80,000 region in recent months.   

2013

2013 saw the implementation of the CEVS (Carbon Emission-Based Vehicle Scheme). Cars with high carbon emissions were charged an additional surcharge, increasing the payable ARF, and conversely, cars with low emissions were instead given rebates to their payable ARF. However, it is important to note that the CEVS will only last til...

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Posted 7 Jan 2015
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With the global economy enjoying a few good years of growth following the 2008 economic crisis, the classic car market seems to be healthy and growing extremely well in 2014 too.

According to a recent report, classic car markets posted returns of 25% over 12 months, whereas the hot favourite, art posted a mere 5%. Over a longer time horizon of 10 years, classic cars posted a staggering 469% gain, compared to 226% for art.

However, the biggest gains in the classic car market are enjoyed only by a concentrated selection of cars, consisting of Ferraris, Mercedes-Benzes, and Bugattis.

Below, we have a lsit of the five most expensive cars auctioned this year, some of them breaking previous records. And has anyone noticed that all of them a...

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Posted 29 Dec 2014
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7 years and going…

Did you know that Oneshift has been conducting our annual car of the year for seven years now? Yes, seven!

 

2014 only

Our COTY focuses only on the cars that were launched in the year 2014 to create the most fair and equal selection of cars we can find. New cars are being launched with several new features in each model year and it just wouldn’t be fair comparing this year’s model with a competitor from a year or years before.

 

Blitzkrieg!

 

For the past 6 years, the German brands have clinched the overall car of the year award every year. A testament to Germanic tradition of building fine automobile. But will it remain the same this year? 

2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG

2012 Porsche 911

2011 Audi A6

20...

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Posted 12 Dec 2014
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Introduction

For a resident of a tiny island with roads tightly restricted, a track day, any track day is a welcome one. But one that involves a whole fleet of Lamborghini’s latest baby, the Huracan, will be a cherished one. Held on the same weekend as the World Finals Super Trofeo race, it’s hard not to get swept up in the spirit of all things Lamborghini.

More importantly though, we’re here to determine if this latest baby bull can pick up where the Gallardo left off. The importance of the Gallardo can’t be ignored. Having been around for a decade, the baby Lamborghini single handedly accounted for nearly half of all Lamborghinis ever sold since the beginning. That’s 14,000 out of 30,000 Lamborghinis! Giving the brand the much needed sales boost...

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Story by Benjamin G. Kline, Photos by Lamborghini posted 7 Dec 2014
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Spearheading Mitsubishi's revival
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A family-oriented Bimmer with a whole new look!
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Road Trips

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Car of the Year 2014