Kia Cerato /Hyundai Verna/Toyota Vios 1.5(M)

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joycelym
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Posted on: 29 Jan 2007 5:33PM    Reply     

Hello guys,

I am currently driving a Hyundai Accent 1.3M -2002 version.

Thinking of upgrading to higher cc car, cos car prices very cheap now mah..

What are your views on my shortlisted car models? I mean the best buys..
Kia Cerato/Hyundai Accent 1.4/Toyota Vios - I prefer manuals trans.

I just heard from Hyundai SE the Accent 1.6 only comes with auto now.

I oso got a feeling that Cerato will be out of action, saw they advertising frantically to get rid all their showroom stocks. Are they coming in new models? Any one knows?

So that leave the Vios.. hmmm.. How about Honda City? Since both oso made in Thailand.

I am quite concern on the FC, the handling and spare parts availability. Basically, I am not into those high end features, as long as it is reliable & user friendly.

Appreciates your kind views & helps.

Urrggh... too many choices..really a big headache

Joyce
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Posted on: 30 Jan 2007 10:55AM    Reply    

Hi Joyce, Comparing the 3 which you have shortlisted, the Vios is the obvious choice, since FC and reliability are your main concern. Vios also has the better performance.

The trend nowadays is mostly auto, it is understandable that manufacturers are moving that direction.

If you want Honda City, get the i-DSI version for better FC. For performance get the VTEC version.

Make sure you test drive all before sign on the dotted line.
azfar
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Posted on: 31 Jan 2007 11:09PM    Reply    

Personally, i'd go for the Honda City VTEC. For a car in that class, it has enough oomph from its heart, and being a Honda, it should retain its value in the long run.

Plus the facelift makes it look less "dorkier"..oopss,sorry Honda! hehehe..
NothingToDo
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Posted on: 1 Feb 2007 4:18PM    Reply    

Joyce, is budget your concern?
joycelym
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Posted on: 2 Feb 2007 3:16PM    Reply    

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the feedback!!!

Ok ok... now I am narrowing down to TOYOTA VIOS 1.5 Vs HONDA CITY i-Dsi 1.5. Both also 1.5 Manual, assemble in Thailand. I think both prices are almost at par? But in the long run, which of these will be better in performance, FC, maintenace free..oops I mean as fuss free as possible and cost of repairing/servicing & spare parts... and lastly... the OMV.

DOHC vs SOHC engine, which one is better in terms of performance & maintenace?

Joyce
joycelym
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Posted on: 2 Feb 2007 3:17PM    Reply    

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Joyce, is budget your concern?"


below $50K lor... I still need to settle my existing loan if I am selling my car
NothingToDo
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Posted on: 2 Feb 2007 4:01PM    Reply    

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"Formerly posted by joycelym:
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the feedback!!!

Ok ok... now I am narrowing down to TOYOTA VIOS 1.5 Vs HONDA CITY i-Dsi 1.5. Both also 1.5 Manual, assemble in Thailand. I think both prices are almost at par? But in the long run, which of these will be better in performance, FC, maintenace free..oops I mean as fuss free as possible and cost of repairing/servicing & spare parts... and lastly... the OMV.

DOHC vs SOHC engine, which one is better in terms of performance & maintenace?

Joyce"



Just base on the simplest cal..

Vios (M) -
cost abt 47K, OMV - 11.5K, FC - 13.5km/ltr (dealer claim)

City (A) -
cost abt 51K, OMV - 14K, FC - 14.5km/ltr (dealer claim)

Base on the above, on ten yrs, costs the same.
ifconfig
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Posted on: 3 Feb 2007 5:37PM    Reply    

get those china made ones... very affordable @ similar capacity. watchout for the invasion of these china mades into japanese dominant market.
NothingToDo
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Posted on: 5 Feb 2007 12:32AM    Reply    

best to avoid at the moment. complains starting to surface liao. especially Geelys and QQs... u don't want to be caught also....

cheap car can nvr give good quality ones..... yi fen qian, yi fen huo...
joycelym
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Posted on: 5 Feb 2007 1:42AM    Reply    

Hey... I saw someone's KIA Rio at the carpark looks so cool and sporty! Anyone has any comment about this car? FC & performance...

Joyce
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Posted on: 5 Feb 2007 8:40AM    Reply    

Hi Joyce,

I'm a happy owner of a 3yrs old Honda City I-DSI & I can tell you that the City(A) FC is 15km-16km/ltr.
No problem with the car, good leg room and flat floor make comfortable seating for your passenger. Pickup is quite good too.
Hope the info helps...
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