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Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T (A) 2015
Reviewed on 4 Dec 2015 11:49AM views2521
Reviewd by: ldawn88
Duration of car driven: Not Sure
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The Review

I was thinking if I would regret buying the 1.2l Turbocharged Qashqai. I read some negative, mainly local, reviews that there is loss of power for the 1.2l turbocharged version. But this is very contrary to many positive reviews from the Ang Mo reviews from UK. So I decided to buy the 1.2l Turbocharged version after test drove in Leng Kee. No regrets. I would say the torque is adequate albeit not something you expect from WRX or Volvo turbo engines. Overtaking on the road is good. Don't really need to be worried that it does not has the torque and speed. It does. Max torque comes at 1750rpm which is something you will need to hit before overtaking anyway. The Auto Start Stop feature is something I am still getting used to. I probably will disable this feature. It is useful for saving some fuel while cutting off the engine at stop lines or traffic junctions. But how much fuel can you save. I like the map navi that comes with the car. Very quick for signal to pick up. Also the gadgets are plentiful to keep you interested in how to optimise these features. Interior wise, I like the dash quality. Really premium feel. Especially the dashboard, it looks and feels fantastic. I would say most of the Crossovers from the same category lag behind the Qashqai. The front seats are comfortable and spacious. The seats behind are tight and legroom seems to be smaller than the stated 1646mm. Exterior wise, I think it is quite subjective otherwise I thought it looks muscular especially the waves on bonnet feel especially good in black colour.

Honda Airwave 1.5 i-VTEC Skyroof (A) 2007
Reviewed on 9 Oct 2015 6:27PM views4741
Reviewd by: user9702
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I have driven this car for 9yr 11 month, I will be scrapping it next month because I do not think it will survive a COE renewal as it has already done me excellent service of 210,000km. 1. It is reliable and dependable. The only period I had problem was 140k km to 170k km span. During that drive period, the air-con compressor, the condenser fan, timing belt bearing, vacuum tube leak and wheel bearings failed. I changed all those parts with brand new parts (together with radiator fan, just in case), and it has provided me with immaculate service since then. 2. Excellent Fuel consumption. I travel 60HW/40city. The car started at 14.7km/l, and is currently serving me at 13km/l. It is much more efficient using RON98 then RON95, so the efficiency on RON98 used to more than offset the higher cost. 3. Roadholding, acceleration are all excellent for a 1.5L car. I used to drive a turbo charged fiat punto gt, and the last car before my airwave was a civic ek3. All faster car then the Airwave, but still I think airwave performs respectably. 4. The only weakness I found is the noise. It started off not too quiet, but over the years its gone louder. Changing of worn wheel bearing helped a lot. Most of the noise is from the wheel hub, and bearings. But it will slowly creep back. 5. Other concerns are. The CVT must have oil changed earlier then the manual states, I always change 10k km earlier. Also have the CTV fluid flushed. Do not jerk the accelerator, a lesson I learnt in my civic ek3. Do all this and it will provide excellent service. 6. If you experience sensor issue with idling, it is because of air leak in the vacuum tube. This is a hard problem to solve as it is not easily diagnosed. 7. If immobiliser prevents car from starting, which sometimes, though rarely occurs, shift and shake the gear shift and try again. It appears the car may have not done a recalled to do a change of cables, the failure of some parallel importers. If there are low mileage Airwave, its a good consideration for 5yrs COE renewal if you are on a budget. It has done me good service, and that's why I am doing this review for all...Tomorrow I will be driving a new car.

Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS Luxe MPV i-VTEC (A) 2015
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2015 12:43AM views5677
Reviewd by: kamenrider
Good basic mid size
7 seater for budget
family.
Similar cars tried: Perodua Alza, Kia Caren, Honda Stream, Toyota Avanza.
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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Good overall performance. Good space. 1.5 mid size 7 seater!

Weaknesses

Too plain interior. Ugly glove compartment door.

The Review

Test drove it at Kah Motor Alexandra, The salesman Felix Lee is friendly and helpful. The 1.5 eco-friendly engine which have nice power to move the car around. Acceleration from standstill is good. Handling wise is good. I did not felt too much bodyroll during cornering. The boot space is good considering it is 7 seater. Rear seats foldable. 3rd row seat's space enough for adults but for kids will be more comfortable for sure. Interior is very basic plastic.

Honda HR-V 1.5 LX Premium (A) 2015
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2015 12:32AM views5741
Reviewd by: kamenrider
Good mid size SUV
with hi-tech
interior
Similar cars tried: Produa Myvi, Impreza, City
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Nice looking SUV, new eco engine, hi-tech interior.

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power tuning not as good as City.

The Review

Test drove it at Kah Motor Alexandra, The salesman Felix Lee is friendly and helpful. The HRV shared the new City 1.5 eco-friendly engine which have just nice power to move the car around. Acceleration from standstill is normal, it's gave me the feeling just like I'm driving my Subaru Impreza as its weight around 1.2ton is similar to Impreza. Handling wise is good. I did not felt too much bodyroll during cornering even it have higher body. (All SUV does have higher body and CG.) Higher seat do provide more better front and surrounding view. The boot space is good. I cannot say it's very big but it is bigger then Jazz's boot space. Rear seat 50:50 foldable.

Honda City 1.5 Sedan i-VTEC 2015
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2015 12:17AM views5378
Reviewd by: kamenrider
Very good, sporty
look sedan for small
family.
Similar cars tried: Honda HRV, Jazz, Civic, Waja, Impreza.
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New strong 1.5 engine, Keyless start/ stop. Nice interior,
Roomy leg space. Foldable rear seat.

Weaknesses

Non.

The Review

Just have a test drive at Kah Motor Alexandra last weekend. The salesman Felix Lee(9758 0970)is very friendly and helpful. My uncle just bought a new City not long ago that made me wanna have a test drive on it after gaining his good feedback. Frankly speaking, I'm impressed by the City performance. It's 1.5 engine does provide good power to move the car loaded with 3 adults and 2 kids and made me felt the car like it's so light! New and hi-tech interior look nice. Handling is just nice and the steering do felt light when turning during slow speed. Lady drivers sure will love it. The City itself is quite nice sporty design, With big boot space, it can load luggages easily. Foldable rear seat is a real help when we need extra space for long and bulky item.

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