Sixth generation of the people’s hot hatch can be the sweet spot for those who find the current-gen Mk8 GTI too digitised.
Often labelled as a supermini - with “super” referring to its pint-sized stature rather than sporting credentials, the Suzuki Swift commenced production in 2004, but its complex history (defined by the Suzuki Cultus) dating way back to 1983 proved that its platform was used to engineer configurations to suit every market imaginable. Paris Motor Show in 2004 served as the event to introduce the Swift as a “sporty” subcompact, away from its previous Cultus-based predecessor. It achieved a respectable four out of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, which was a major selling point given its compact sizing and “featherweight” one tonne curb weight.
The Lexus GS might have ceased production in August 2020, but it had left a positive impression for those who had the chance to experience one since its inception in 1993. It slots in nicely between the compact executive IS sedan and larger, flagship LS model and was designed as a performance sedan to compete with midsize luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E Class. The first generation GS was designed by Italdesign Giugiaro, a firm founded by famed designer Giorgetto Guigiaro, the man responsible for the stunning silhouettes including the Alfa Romeo 159 and Maserati Quattroporte.
Should I take a Car Loan in Singapore? - Interest rates have been on the rise, and higher interest rates will definitely have an impact on your finances when paying for a car, with higher loan repayments and monthly payments. There are many considerations at play here including how your car financing situation will affect your credit score. Will it have an impact on home loans? Is it a good idea to take a loan? Will a larger loan amount get amplified by higher interest rates? We explore the pros and cons of taking a car loan in Singapore.
Lemon law exists in Singapore when it comes to the buying and selling of used cars, and is applied to protect buyers against defective goods or issues that exist at the time of delivery - but how much do you actually understand about lemon law? Are wear and tear issues covered under lemon law? Do sellers have to repair or replace the defective item? And do unauthorised repairs nullify your claim to lemon law?
Thinking of buying a used car in Singapore from a direct owner on the car marketplace, but not really sure what to do? What are some of the pros and cons of buying such second hand cars from a direct owner? There are actually numerous ways to make the car ownership transfer a fuss-free affair, where you are now able to receive external car loans and car insurance with high loan approval and low interest rates.
You’d be forgiven if you thought that the Volkswagen Scirocco was first introduced in 2008. In fact, the “current” (and now discontinued) generation Scirocco was in its third generation, with production that stretched for nearly a decade until 2017. Rewind the clock to the mid seventies and we will realise that the Scirocco’s fundamentals still remain in tact.
Buying a used car in Singapore might be a foreign concept to some, especially if you have always gravitated towards a new car purchase - But with build quality increasing across the board, used cars are now in better condition than ever before, and make a compelling case for those who want a value for money purchase. Here are some costs associated with buying a used car in Singapore.
You’d be forgiven if you reasoned that BMW first established its brand with its 3, 5 and 7 Series lineage, given their tremendous influence over the decades. Oddly enough (pun intended!), its identity was also shaped in the 60s with the “New Class” (or Neue Klasse in German speak) range, starting with the 1500 - a top-selling 4-door compact sporty sedan that almost single handedly saved the company from bankruptcy. Larger models of the Neue Klasse heritage were introduced in the late 60s. Why was this significant? This paved the way for the introduction of the first-generation 5 Series at the 1972 Frankfurt Motor Show, codenamed E12.
Launched in 2008, the Honda Fit (GE) was noticeably larger than its predecessor with a longer wheelbase. Its front suspension was revised, along with upgraded power steering. Despite its added dimensions, it can tackle corners confidently and was still the sensible family man’s choice over the smaller and arguably more dynamic Suzuki Swift, and the reliable but often labeled “dreary” Toyota Yaris.
Buying a used car in the current financial environment might prove to be prudent and helpful in keeping your finances in check. Sadly, many people are uncertain about the used car buying process and some find it intimidating and difficult. Here is a step by step guide on how to go about shopping for a used car.
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