Hi guys,

I just spoke to a sales person from Fabulous International yesterday. She explained briefly on the difference between a conventional car loan against a car loan with cash rebate. Surpri...

5 Nov 2008
acewan let the numbers do the talking:
Month Installment 392 352
Loan Tenure 120 months 120 months
Loan Amount 35,000 35,000
Total payment 47,040 42,240

Cashflow:
1 30,296 30,776
...
5 Nov 2008
Xavier04 So the one with cash rebate actually saves more isn't it?
5 Nov 2008
Stefano I think u will want to double check with other agents, cuz I'm pretty surprised that the cash rebate helps u save 40 bucks all in all, the last time I was shopping for a car, cash rebates were only...
5 Nov 2008
acewan imho... I think u might have gotten the facts wrong...
5 Nov 2008
steven_VW Hi Xavier04,

What is the interest rate quoted to you for with and without cash rebates? Interest rates with cash rebates is usually much higher so I do not see how the monthly installment can be...
5 Nov 2008
acewan precisely... based on my computation... it shld be the other way round... cash rebate - Monthly 392 per month...
5 Nov 2008
Stefano Xavier04, the last time Mazda calculated for me, without cash rebate 550 with CR, 542 both with an initial downpayment of 5K from my own pocket. Cash rebate or so-call in-house financing 4K, car pr...
5 Nov 2008
blk356 Bank promoters are just there to promote the latest bank product. These loan structures have be well thought for high yield & ROI. Of course they need a good marketing strategy to attract the mess ...
12 Nov 2008
Hi... car experts... is it possible for the manual gear knob to come off loose unintentionally?

21 Oct 2008
neutral Sorry, amended.

Just ask your regular workshop to help you tighten the knob. Maybe the screw broken? You have a strong friend...
21 Oct 2008
EdmundSng hmm..

since its a fren of yours.. i reserve my comments...

but y not go to a workshop to get it tighten.. wun cost much or may be free if you noe your workshop..

21 Oct 2008
acewan Hi, thanks for the replies. I meant the gear knob. This morning when I was starting my car, and tried to shift the gear, I realised that the gear knob was in opposite direction and was loose.
i.e....
21 Oct 2008
EdmundSng oh..

ok.. u can actually shift it 180 degrees back to the original position..

i dunno if your knob have any alan key to tighten it.. for my scoobie.. it does not have so i jus turn clock-wise...
21 Oct 2008
acewan actually I loaned it to my friend over the weekend. kinda suspect he remove it for some reason but this kind of things hard to confront leh. Dunno he remove it for what. Lesson learnt... jus hope h...
21 Oct 2008
steven_VW Hi acewan,

The gear knob don't normally come off unless you forced it. Your friend might have shifted the gear too fast, as such the force used during the fast shifting plus the position of the ...
21 Oct 2008
acewan oic... thanks steven for the comprehensive advice... think I shall visit autobacs this weekend to get a new knob...
21 Oct 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by acewan:
Hi, thanks for the replies. I meant the gear knob. This morning when I was starting my car, and tried to shift the gear, I realised that the gear knob was in oppo...
21 Oct 2008
Kangadrool Acewan,

Manual Sirion has this small problem. The gear knob moves even in the showroom.
21 Oct 2008
neutral ok, acewan, so it's not your friend's or your fault. It's the maker's fault!

Get it changed in Autobasc or wherever...
21 Oct 2008
Hi all, just to share what I found out from LTA. The 15% cut in road tax will take effect 1st July 2008. So if you renew your COE (12 mths) now, LTA will offset the 15% discount pro-rated by 7 mths...

4 Feb 2008
BoxerRules Thanks for the info. Thats a piece of gd news
4 Feb 2008
I think the worst job in singapore would be TAXI DRIVERS..

Firstly they are controlled by the Companies that owe the cab... before they owe their doe.. they pay the rent and soaring diesel price...

1 Feb 2008
ifconfig i beg to be different; on the positive side, taxi driver can be the best job in the world. not only does one get to drive the mass or big shots, but also the underprivileged. what a noble act!

p...
2 Feb 2008
Storm Welcome to Casino Singapore,soft-launch...

Taxi drivers,u,me and the masses are in this prime-time game where everyone loses except the house...

To be officially open when it's fully complete...
3 Feb 2008
acewan IMHO worst job in Singapore = Singapore Citizen... best job in Singapore = Self-explainatory...
4 Feb 2008
iNDS well folks..i itnk depends on how we look at it lah...even bus driver could also be a hard job on earth man..not only the taxi driver..

cheers!!
6 Feb 2008
kkchai Well, either you climb to the top or always at the bottom. That's the reality in the world.

How worst the job and what the best job? Is all depand inside yourself. Have a positive mind yet also ...
18 Feb 2008
Stefano I tell u the ppl I respect most would be the cleaners for HDB estates....everyday they face tonnes of rubbish and have to sweep all day. The horrid smell from the chutes r already causing ppl to vo...
21 Feb 2008
Mushrooming ERP gantries

"Sixteen new Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries will mushroom around the island by the end of the year.

ERP rates will increase as part of the government's initiativ...

30 Jan 2008
This is an open discussion for the news New rates for the new year!

"Elecetronic Road Pricing (ERP) is set to go up starting next month.

ERP pricing is set to increase from the 4th of February 20...

29 Jan 2008
Roj :eek: *&^%$#@@!#$%^&*())_ (*&^%$#@# $%^&*() _(*&^$%#@!#$%^&*( !!!!!!!!!!
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good job! I love my goverment!!
29 Jan 2008
ztcc78 wats this? giving hong bao to government on chinese new year??
29 Jan 2008
Stefano they already have the cheek to charge up to $5 for pass one of the "auspicious" gantry on CTE and Shenton Way during a certain "auspicious" hour...wat else is new..... sigh
30 Jan 2008
acewan this is called paying AWS to our civil servants who have served us well or should it be we have served them well...
30 Jan 2008
ifconfig erp more to come...


reference from CNA;

On the new gantries, 16 will come up in phases during the year.

On April 7, the gantries at Upper Bukit Timah Road, Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Upper Boon...
30 Jan 2008
acewan ah... now ERP finally living up to it's name... EVERY ROAD PAY!

GST INCREASE, MEDICAL INCREASE, ERP INCREASE, CINEMA TICKETS INCREASE.. THE ONLY DAMN THING THAT NEVER INCREASE IS MY SALARY!

1...
30 Jan 2008
eric ERP still can't do anything,people still drive 2 CTE...ERP=Every Road Pay....hahahaha
30 Jan 2008
eric next time it u 1 to drive in spore,u must be rich.....it not just go take or mrt better....hahahaha..
30 Jan 2008
eric if not just use out two leg n walk....hahahaha
30 Jan 2008
eric i think next time we have 2 drive paper car liao! paper car no need put oil n pay ERP.....hahahaha
30 Jan 2008
Hi guys...i'm planning to get a low-maintanence car for my dad since he's considering getting a bike for work and i'm so against that. Basically, i want to get him a car which doesn't have high-com...

18 Jan 2008
ifconfig Quote:
"Formerly posted by acewan:
IMHO... there's no such thing as car ownership in Singapore... I treat it as 10 years' car rental contract from "you-know-who"... "
given that, it also applied ...
18 Jan 2008
ztcc78 Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
Don't mean to be too out of point or philosophical here... do we even own our life? We live on this earth for about say 80 years if we are healthy... (after reading...
19 Jan 2008
laksh11 I'm deciding between getting the Chevrolet Spark 1.0 or the Proton Savvy 1.2...both are around the same price range and have fairly low fuel consumption when compared to similar cars like the Kia P...
19 Jan 2008
Kangadrool Airbag is actually a two-edge sword; it protects as well as it will "destroy" occupants. That's why some cars, typically European or Euro-spec ones come with airbags, but fitted with a deactivation...
19 Jan 2008
sumo If you want airbags, get it factory installed. It's too costly to get it independently done. Airbags ARE good, but then again, it all depends on your budget and what you're willing to forgo to atta...
19 Jan 2008
sumo Quote:
"Formerly posted by laksh11:
....Will it be smarter for me to get a 2nd hand car instead? ...?"
Current day prices favour new cars, but it may change. If you don't want a high monthly payme...
19 Jan 2008
laksh11 Car showrooms all provide a 3.5% interest when you take a car loan with them for 10yrs right? Do any other independent boards provide a lesser interest? Between a Chevrolet Spark and a Proton Savvy...
20 Jan 2008
steven_VW Hi laksh11,

3.5% interest rate is for those loans with cash rebate. Generally, those loans without cash rebate should be at 2.5%, all for the the period between 1 - 10 years.

if everything be...
20 Jan 2008
sumo Quote:
"Formerly posted by laksh11:
Car showrooms all provide a 3.5% interest when you take a car loan with them for 10yrs right? Do any other independent boards provide a lesser interest? Between ...
20 Jan 2008
acewan eh... some renting theirs at SGD 725,000...
21 Jan 2008
Hi Folks,

New here. I own a getz 1.4A 5 dr. The ride is 18months. I am itching to change it now. I am making very careful consideration as it will mean that I have to committ to a bigger loan....

18 Jan 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by sumo:
Hi Monsieurlee,
It seems like you really don't like your car. It's only 18 months! What's the rush? For such hugh investments, do consider carefully. If you've got...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by joycelym:
Errrr... monsierurlee, what is your reason to change your 18 months Getz? Only the itch right? "

Itch and also Honda Fit/Jazz was my initial choice but had ...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by luckystar:
Monsieurlee,

Me also facing the same problem as u leh .. very itchi hand and eyes .. My Mazda 2SP also about 18 mths only ... bought at $35,288 (OPC) with 7...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by Zan:
70k for a 1.3l Fit? . I guess ur taking cash rebate? That suicide unless u think u can keep your car for 8-10 years cos there will be penalties when u break that loa...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by DingDong:
Hi...this thread brings me to my idea of selling my Stream. I cant afford it anymore but to sell it now, I may end up having to top up quite a hefty amount of c...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by monsieurlee:
Hi Folks,


Second is i have an outstanding loan of 30k at the moment and paying mthly of about $574. I am thinking ...
29 Feb 2008
monsieurlee I thought I am stupid to change my car to weekend but i think it makes sense although i have a regular plate car, i never really drive it on a regular weekday except evenings and on weekends.

...
29 Feb 2008
This is an open discussion for the news 2009 Mazda RX-8

"New RX-8 merely a nip and tuck job.

Mazda's new RX-8 will share the same external fascia as the earlier reported RX-8 RS. Mazda admits tha...

14 Jan 2008
kkchai COOL...
14 Jan 2008
acewan hmmm... didn't realised that for left-hand drive... even the clutch and accelerator pedals are reversed...
14 Jan 2008
Jarvis i think the big left metal of a pedal is a footrest hee hee
14 Jan 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Mitsubishi Promotions - Free petrol subsidy!

"Mitsubishi is offering FREE petrol subsidy for up to a year!

Book a Mitsubishi car now and enjoy the Mitsubis...

10 Jan 2008
accyt1978 i think the petrol subsidised is from SPC is it??

my V-power already SUb liao.. hahha
10 Jan 2008
Accelaration Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:
i think the petrol subsidised is from SPC is it??

my V-power already SUb liao.. hahha"

Hi, new here...wan to buy the ex after new year...

I call up mi...
10 Jan 2008
kkchai Use your calculator to count and you will find out the conclusion.
10 Jan 2008
acewan answer is no...
10 Jan 2008
Vlanze There we go...3.38% interest rate! Btw wat do u mean by 1 yr free servicing? Includes engine oil costs or just the labour?

Quote:
"Formerly posted by Accelaration:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by accy...
10 Jan 2008
Accelaration i not sure cause did not ask bout this...
10 Jan 2008
ztcc78 agree with acewan.. i rather not take the promo
10 Jan 2008
Evan accelaration, use the oneshift car loan calculator to get the finer details on getting a loan on a higher interest rate:

http://www.oneshift.com/pdb/carloan.php?pid=1291
11 Jan 2008
Accelaration Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
accelaration, use the oneshift car loan calculator to get the finer details on getting a loan on a higher interest rate:

http://www.oneshift.com/pdb/carloan.php?...
11 Jan 2008
accyt1978 that interest is dirt steep... people no worries.. as long as recession is here.. petrol will be cheap.. or so it seems..

crude price has gone down slightly with fear over recession..

now i w...
11 Jan 2008
Roj
Hi everyone,

Guess you guys have heard of Amazing Glaze, Tough Seal and Glare.

Any advise which one is actually better? Is it a need to have this paint protection? and what about the under...

8 Jan 2008
acewan I would recommend CSII from Unique...
8 Jan 2008
kelvinwang1118 hey bro your car arrived???
8 Jan 2008
Roj Quote:
"Formerly posted by kelvinwang1118:
hey bro your car arrived??? "

2 weeks time man! 2 weeks hahha

Quote:
" I would recommend CSII from Unique... "
any website or contacts to find out...
9 Jan 2008
Roj Quote:
"Formerly posted by kelvinwang1118:
hey bro your car arrived??? "


Bro, you gonna give your car any paint protection? what colour is your ride?
10 Jan 2008
kelvinwang1118 Hey,

I just collected my ride yesterday from Champion.

Things to note when u collecting the car:

- Remember to asked them for the IU cover which is suppose to be free. The place i collect...
15 Jan 2008
Roj Quote:
"Formerly posted by kelvinwang1118:
Hey,

I just collected my ride yesterday from Champion.

Things to note when u collecting the car:

- Remember to asked them for the IU cover which...
16 Jan 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Higher transportation cost for ya!

"Rising cost of fuel is the headline news of late. And to join in the fray, taxi companies are considering to increase ta...

4 Dec 2007
kkchai SMRT Taxi got diesel subsidise...Not sure about others,,,,

Everything goes up, our salary remain stationary. Those who on top of food chain become fat and fatter...
4 Dec 2007
joycelym Geez... Fuel prices Up; Bus fare UP, MRT fare UP ;Taxi fare UP; FED UP !!!
4 Dec 2007
Vlanze For all you know, LTA may soon be implementing a system whereby it will charge u for starting your engines. Zzz.
4 Dec 2007
ztcc78 at least walking is still free.. LoL..
5 Dec 2007
kkchai A cab driver told me that GOV soon abolish COE but will install more ERP gate. Wonder if move your car an inch, your smart card reader start to sound
5 Dec 2007
acewan like that might as well tax by mileage... 2 words... DU LAN!
6 Dec 2007
This is an open discussion for the news Penang Rounding!

"Pardon us for the lack of articles posted over the weekend, with our editor busy attending the World Touring Car Championships in Macau, a...

21 Nov 2007
kkchai Wah seem like veryone had a great trip... The H/B units dominate the sedan/coupe...
22 Nov 2007
mEimEi Thanks Jarvis for e pics.. where is e pics for our FOOD??? u ate it up?
22 Nov 2007
Jarvis ahhh it is somewhere in my folder...wait for the actual article la....akan datang
22 Nov 2007
iNDS nice pix ppl...
cheers!!
23 Nov 2007
acewan Argggg I miss out the good fun!!! When will there be aonther trip?
23 Nov 2007
krazyguy_08 hmm, where's the rest of the pixs?? thought we took alot on the ferry itself??
23 Nov 2007
accyt1978 Mmm... so who was the DRIVER for the SSS...
is it the TAO GEH???
23 Nov 2007
accyt1978 oxidise.. and tatoo.. sure had a hard time squuezing out.. hahhaha

glad u guys enjoyed...
23 Nov 2007
Jarvis i only posted a few pics...gotta wait for skye to give me more first before i can write the actual article complete with tons of photos! hahah...
23 Nov 2007
Skye I will try to be over to the chalet after dinner tonight. Will bring along a hard disk with the pics. Transfer over to someone then?
23 Nov 2007
wc
hi guys, my dad is buying a new car. would it be advisable to get 100% loan? What is the advisable rate? Thanks

21 Nov 2007
ifconfig unless you are really sure you want to keep the car for its full 10 years coe life, it's not advisable to take up 100%, you are just helping bank by paying more interests to them
21 Nov 2007
acewan IMHO.
20% Down No Down
Price 60,000 60,000
Down 12,000 -
Loan 48,000 60,000
Interest rate 2.80% 2.80%


Total Interest 13,440.00 16,800.00

Interest savings = SGD 3...
21 Nov 2007
acewan agree agree... for myself... I took 70% loan... just in case the car dun last me 10 years...hahaha

I do advise pple to put more for down if you are getting the kind of car that you know won't la...
21 Nov 2007
kittymeow stick to the old rule....70% loan for 7yrs...safer than way, break even faster too.
21 Nov 2007
accyt1978 Mmmm.. why does taking a 10 year loan necessarily means being tied to 10 year of driving/using it..??

i did take a 10 year loan.. but i plan to change car in the 7 to 8th year... hopefully.. th...
21 Nov 2007
mojo The Rates these days are at 2.5% not 2.8%, least most A.D are at 2.5%, and some even less. I think this loan thing is subjective and relative to an induvidual, if you're businessman and if say your...
22 Nov 2007
since many people has been asking about FC i thought might as well have a post here..
from my understanding.. FC is not only from the car itself
but also from ur foot (if ur heavy footed) n the w...

19 Nov 2007
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
since many people has been asking about FC i thought might as well have a post here..
from my understanding.. FC is not only from the car itself
but also from u...
19 Nov 2007
neutral If you ask me, having a flat tyre is better than overinflated tyres. For a simple reason, stability for safety. Overinflated tyres have less contact on the road, thus making the vehicle lighter(in ...
19 Nov 2007
kkchai Pump tyre until you can see from the front, the tyre surface contact with the road surface, "gam gam hor", not too much, not too less, just enough.

I read an artcile stated it is better let the ...
19 Nov 2007
ztcc78 Quote:
"Formerly posted by kkchai:
Pump tyre until you can see from the front, the tyre surface contact with the road surface, "gam gam hor", not too much, not too less, just enough."
u say like n...
19 Nov 2007
ztcc78 below are my experiences;

ESSO 95 - 80% expressway 20% urban FC 510km/l
ESSO 95 - 80% urban 20% expressway FC 395km/l
19 Nov 2007
BoxerRules So try to remain at constant speed as opposed to rev continuously helps FC. Makes a lot of sense. There is also another arguement about AT and MT transmission. Many ppl who drives MT tend to drag g...
19 Nov 2007
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by BoxerRules:

Yesterday's news release also announced that Japan Govt have directed all major car producers to reduce the weight of car body by 25% to reduce FC and curb ...
19 Nov 2007
acewan Mine: Average 16KM/L
19 Nov 2007
Have you seen a monk or nun driving luxury cars before? I think the monks in Singapore are quite well-off. Even the low-ranking ones are driving at least a new Corolla/Altis. They may claim that th...

16 Nov 2007
Stefano There's bound to be some jackasses in every religion who'll twist the religious teachings to their own greed or objectives. Believers will easily get brainwashed into thinking those twisted teachin...
19 Nov 2007
newwheels I have read a news article some years back that some Thai monks donned wigs, wear fashionable clothes and drive Mercedes during weekends to go womanizing and boozing On weekdays, they put on their...
19 Nov 2007
ztcc78 Quote:
"Formerly posted by newwheels:
I have read a news article some years back that some Thai monks donned wigs, wear fashionable clothes and drive Mercedes during weekends to go womanizing and b...
19 Nov 2007
acewan Those monks who does that will find out that all is not worth it when they are paying their dues in hell. Period.
19 Nov 2007
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by newwheels:
I have read a news article some years back that some Thai monks donned wigs, wear fashionable clothes and drive Mercedes dur...
19 Nov 2007
ztcc78 Quote:
"Formerly posted by Stefano:
Yup and I heard it's compulsory to serve either 1. Thought their army stricter than ours, during the 1st few months, absolutely no going home..... wow.... may of...
19 Nov 2007
kkchai Guys, have you heard a book name Monk who sold his Ferrari?
19 Nov 2007
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by kkchai:
Guys, have you heard a book name Monk who sold his Ferrari? "

Wow, ferrari, so the monk pay taxes annually? The only rich monk I saw was in WWE. The Japanese ...
19 Nov 2007
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
haha bro.. tats a gd compare
heard now army aint as strict as wat we used to have"

5 day work week, 2yrs army, king coil, good meals, aircon office, computeri...
19 Nov 2007
newwheels Quote:
"Still I respect Rev. Ming Yi alot despite that he drives."

The Reverend is in a new controversy over his Phd qualification. Read an article in Straits Times dated 19 Nov.
19 Nov 2007
Hi all, anyone driving an odyssey? how is your fuel consumption? i just got my car, the km/l is alway showing between 6-7. how about your guy?

5 Nov 2007
muffet871 Quote:
"Formerly posted by yffong:
that was quite high.... 8.4 i haven smell it yet, not even 7. ya mine is the absolute model, with 17" on it. mine is alway in the 6.5 to 6.9 region.... i try to k...
13 Nov 2007
yffong Quote:
"Formerly posted by muffet871:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by yffong:
that was quite high.... 8.4 i haven smell it yet, not even 7. ya mine is the absolute model, with 17" on it. mine is alway i...
14 Nov 2007
muffet871 thanks, let see when my turn 1K. btw, seem that our player doesn't play MP3 CD right...

Not sure....I have yet to try! (too busy enjoying the other aspects !!)....you mean the headunit;player, c...
15 Nov 2007
hondata Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
hi guys, I drive a fit, not an odyssey, but a question about calculating FC. is your FC based on what your odometer shows or your calculation? coz my on board ...
15 Nov 2007
alb3ruang Hi all, going a bit off topic here... Can somebody tell me the correct offset for the Ody's rims? Thanks
20 Nov 2007
alb3ruang Nobody knows
27 Nov 2007
neutral Offset is available in car manual, refer to your car manual. Those who do not own odessey will not know.
27 Nov 2007
alb3ruang True, but I would like to keep using my 17" rims from my Wish. Still new and good looking...

That's why I'm asking lah.

28 Nov 2007
hi Quote:
"Formerly posted by muffet871:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by yffong:
btw, for those out there driving the odyssey.... how many Km can you guy reach b4 empty?"

Hi dude.......just an update. T...
28 Nov 2007

14 Oct 2007
acewan CHANGE GEAR WITHOUT DEPRESSING CLUTCH???!!! CAN BE DONE???!!!
20 Oct 2007
kkchai At high speed, should be ok?
20 Oct 2007
bearie77 kk.. y not when u buy ur car we try wif ur car high speed change gear w/o clutch.. ..

kk.. GO DO SOME READING... abt rally cars...
20 Oct 2007
kkchai Hehe, Bearie77, I do own a manual car. Let you know soon if it work.
20 Oct 2007
NothingToDo Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
The late Colin Mcrae! My hero.

That must be the Hewland sequential, where sychromesh is automatic. Clutch is optional. Rally cars are like that. Nowadays most ar...
20 Oct 2007
acewan KK... BU YAO LUAN LAI... SINGAPORE BUY CAR EX... REPAIR CAR GENA TOK...
21 Oct 2007
ncp91 Even with a conventional manual gearbox it is possible to switch gears without clutching. The clutch is only critical for moving the car off from standstill. After that, as you go between gears you...
21 Oct 2007
kkchai Once it rev until 3k and above, the gear can be shift without clutch.

Bro Acewan, if you work in Msia, only damn car you can get is either Proton or Perodua and you behave like other Msian keep ...
22 Oct 2007
kkchai :o

Sorry "Once it rev until 3k and above, the gear can be shift without clutch ?"

Forget it's a question, not a statement
22 Oct 2007
NothingToDo Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
Yes, it's possible, but not sensible to. The syncromesh gears will wear out very quickly, if it is being forced.

Since some of us probably like to do so much rea...
22 Oct 2007
Hi Autophiles,

I have finally booked my first car, thanks to the excellent information I got on this forum. Its a Honda i-DSI auto. A little over my original budget but I guess if I'm going to u...

9 Sep 2007
neutral Hi needhelp, congrats for your new ride!

Basically there are 2 types of rims, normal stock (steel) or sports rim(alloy).

The purpose of sports rims is suppose to be retaining the same strengt...
10 Sep 2007
accyt1978 CAr without RIMs.. there is one such Tyres though.. hahaha

but then it's mainly for cosmetics and of cos FC issues...

but it's really up to u.. i want to make my car look good.. that's import...
10 Sep 2007
hi my advice for u is to stick wif the stock size, but just change the design of the rim. Means u just trade in the rims n keep using the same tires.
10 Sep 2007
sumo If you're not sure, go to either YHI or stamford tyres and have a chat with the experts there. Have a look around as different rims and different brands or tyres have different properties. Strike a...
10 Sep 2007
acewan 1 ques... lighter rims, same size as stock... for mine 14" = better FC?
11 Sep 2007
TrollR I guess what needhelp's idea is between a metal rims (that usually comes with a wheel cover like local cabbies) and sport rims (alloy with spoke design)

The differences between both is as catego...
18 Sep 2007
TrollR Quote:
"Formerly posted by acewan:
1 ques... lighter rims, same size as stock... for mine 14" = better FC? "
Definately! Still it depends on 2 simple factors:
1) Provided tires profile doesn't ch...
18 Sep 2007
kkchai Well good advice from our bro TrollR. Where you school? MIT in US?
19 Sep 2007
hi Quote:
"Formerly posted by TrollR:
I guess what needhelp's idea is between a metal rims (that usually comes with a wheel cover like local cabbies) and sport rims (alloy with spoke design)

The di...
19 Sep 2007
sumo If you can fork out the dough, go for Japan rims....followed by Taiwan. Safety is always a concern as it's the tyres and rims that keep your car on the road.
19 Sep 2007
Juz in time to book it before the price go up again.
Heng ar!!!

5 Sep 2007
The recent COE plunge - Good news or Bull Honky?

"Yet another drop in COE prices. The second this year. Before you pop that bottle of champagne after you've clinched your dream car at cheaper a p...

1 Sep 2007
az7
Hi

I’ve been contemplating to get my first car. I like the Kia Picanto as the design appears ok and price is right. However, many frenz advise that Korean cars not wise choice. Hope Picanto dri...

3 Sep 2007
joycelym Wah sai uncle Steven ! really must *kowtow* to you...

Most of us should have the same mentality on car buying concept and theories like what Steven said. Your comfortable budget, your need, y...
4 Sep 2007
MnM ya, true on what they mention, dont rush buying car unless you are pretty sure you going to buy that particular model. There ppl like Picanto, some dont like. Different ppl different taste.

Actu...
5 Sep 2007
happyguy Hi,i m new here.
I think better be very sure wat u wan,then u go 4 it.
Do some survey,wkend go to different cars showroom see see
look look loh.
Dun rush into in.Not buying vege leh...haha...
5 Sep 2007
aural hi, i am buying a picanto when i see a good one. For me i am buying a 2nd hand picanto for simple reason that picanto due to mkt demand and also coe have risen alot in pricing. So far did not hear ...
13 Sep 2007
steven_VW Quote:
"Formerly posted by aural:

Car is simple thing, either u like or u dun like. No one can force u to like it or dislike it.

"

Well said aural!

IMHO, putting all realistic factors ...
13 Sep 2007
aural Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by aural:

Car is simple thing, either u like or u dun like. No one can force u to like it or dislike it.

"

Well said aural!
...
13 Sep 2007
joycelym Quote:
"Formerly posted by aural:
just like getting a wife or husband.
No wonder some people say a car is a man's 2nd wife. "

Or a woman's 2nd hubby...
13 Sep 2007
Storm COE's climbing..Get the best car for your budget,maybe a little bit more goes a long way...Wanna get stuck for a coupla of years,might as well get stuck with a decent ride...Most important,be happy...
16 Sep 2007
sumo Quote:
"Formerly posted by joycelym:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by aural:
just like getting a wife or husband.
No wonder some people say a car is a man's 2nd wife. "

Or a woman's 2nd hubby... "...
19 Sep 2007
sumo Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
.....Picanto is a decent car in its market for it price. Then there is the Chevy Spark too."

Both are Korean cars, thus the comparison shouldn't be too difficult...
19 Sep 2007
Hi guys & gals here,

Just wanna have an open discussion on this topic where i guess some will agreed with me, and some might not be agreed with me. That's not the point. The point here is to see...

25 Aug 2007
TrollR Hi to all,

Really nice to see numbers of comments coming in

Well, of course there are more incidents during our daily routine on the road. But it just doesn't bother me much.

By stopping ...
26 Aug 2007
sumo Agree that such idiots exist, but we should value our lives more, if not for us, at least for our families. In the early nineties, I did have the opportunity to observe a situation that played out ...
29 Aug 2007
kittymeow meow usually give way and siam to another lane if traffic permits...sometimes would be more bo chap...he can tailgate whatever, however he likes....if he can tahan, cont to smell meow's butt
30 Aug 2007
joycelym Hahaha... some ppl hor...boh liao wanna challenge this aunty's car. I'll see my mood want to play with him or not lar... sometimes play some lanes shifting/cutting technique but I will not go to th...
30 Aug 2007
acewan If yours an old car... E-brake and let him kiss your backside... claims insurance plus free paint... hahahahahaha
30 Aug 2007
joycelym Well.. Some yaya papaya "boys" at red light traffic, see 1 aunty driving Lancer.. wanna show off his driving skills or his car performance against mine or whatever, Vroom vroom real hard trying to ...
30 Aug 2007
acewan hahahahaha i got tat once... I was on the extreme left lane (two ways lane... turn left or straight ahead)... was challenged by a NS boy (cos of his hair style)... So I jus nod my head to indicate ...
30 Aug 2007
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by acewan:
hahahahaha i got tat once... I was on the extreme left lane (two ways lane... turn left or straight ahead)... was challenged by a NS boy (cos of his hair style).....
30 Aug 2007
acewan but I must admit he is damn fast n damn loud... the exhaust pipe bigger than my fist...
30 Aug 2007
acewan nope nope his a black lancer(full body kit). Very nicely done up. Somedays I'm just cheeky. Since, I dun race and dun think my 1.3 Sirion can do much so I just play along in a safe manner.
30 Aug 2007
hi , bros i wan 2 carmat for new car , but i very confused about carmat have 3 pcs and 5 pcs? i known 3 pcs is front 2 pcs , rear 1 whole pcs. and 5 pcs is front 2 pcs , rear 3 pcs. also for both a...

22 Aug 2007
mojo Quote:
"Formerly posted by kennylim64:
hi , bros i wan 2 carmat for new car , but i very confused about carmat have 3 pcs and 5 pcs? i known 3 pcs is front 2 pcs , rear 1 whole pcs. and 5 pcs is fr...
22 Aug 2007
kokbeng Does 3 pcs or 5 pcs matter? 1 big pieace behind not convenient to place the mat unless there is big area. Smaller piece better as you can take out pieace by pieace to clean. Also not that bulky. Bu...
23 Aug 2007
acewan buy 3A ar... can't tell the diff btw 3M and 3A... hahaha
24 Aug 2007
iNDS bro the 3pcs want can do the job liow...
25 Aug 2007
sumo 3pc much better. less sliding.
29 Aug 2007
serametin for me, i prefer one whole piece behing instead of 3 pcs.
29 Aug 2007
hi , bros hav anyone use 3a carmat b4? how its 3a isn't good ?and i heard ppl said that 3a carmat is cheaper than 3m, and also thicker than 3m carmat?

please give me adivse .

thank you very m...

22 Aug 2007
Skye I've had my 3M carmat for more than 2 years. Still like new
22 Aug 2007
acewan I'm using 3A... so far no complains... can't really tell the diff btw 3A n 3M...
23 Aug 2007
Results for AUGUST 2007

2nd Open Bidding Exercise


Cat A

$ 8,118



Cat B


$ 16,010



Cat C

$ 6,890

...

22 Aug 2007
neutral Understand from news that there was a technical glitch, some saying cannot submit bid and things like that, which explain the sudden big drop.

Hence the agents are expecting it to rebounce on n...
23 Aug 2007
newwheels Neutral, also heard the same from one of the SE about this technical glitch. Not sure how much did this glitch contribute to the drop, but it's a fact that sales has been slower in the past few wee...
23 Aug 2007
domino88 Technical glitch? Maybe they are using DIY PC and pirated OS?
23 Aug 2007
newwheels With a small drop in prices, and if next round of bidding COE only goes up to $10k, the car dealers will earn like siao
23 Aug 2007
TCX607 Quote:
"Formerly posted by newwheels:
Neutral, also heard the same from one of the SE about this technical glitch. Not sure how much did this glitch contribute to the drop, but it's a fact that sal...
23 Aug 2007
jamesboyan in my opinion, those who got this round are lucky. with some kopi money back to offset the loan from the bank.
but the next round buyers are gambling. ad's are only cutting the price by $2k antic...
24 Aug 2007
Hey guys need your help and advice in this. I am currently surveying to purchase myself a small car and after looking around I have settle between this 2..
1) mitsubishi i
2) daihatsu sirion

N...

18 Aug 2007
accyt1978 Quote:
"Formerly posted by Sketch:

Hey guys need your help and advice in this. I am currently surveying to purchase myself a small car and after looking around I have settle between this 2..
1) ...
21 Aug 2007
sumo Mit i is a nice car. Daihatsu Sirion is also a nice car. Both are very different. Go with which ever you like, but do note that maintenance-wise, i is cheaper. Having said that, i is also smaller. ...
21 Aug 2007
Sketch Well pple thanks alot! After making a total of 2 test drive.. and taking into considering some of the things said here I've made up my mind already and its the Daihatsu Sirion.. but I have to put o...
21 Aug 2007
kkchai Congratulation, we have a new Sirion member. New member year end? Then better be fast as we closing recruiting member period. Haha...Just Joking, have a safe journey back and we wish you a Merry Xm...
22 Aug 2007
kalvint I'm also thinking of getting a Sirion...I've heard of its above average fuel efficiency (awaiting confirmation) and of course abundant safety features (4 airbags, ABS).
It's also great in design a...
16 Oct 2007
A car club for the Daihatsu Sirion was formed in the middle of last night.

It currently have 4 members, including myself and the personal assistant.

If you have a Sirion, Passo or Myvi,...

3 Apr 2007
mkc
Hi guys... Me is new and very young(21). I recently consider to buy hyundai getz 1.1M for my family to use. But i check out this website found that it is cheaper then oneshift has quote... what hap...

14 Aug 2007
mkc lol... sure man... i dun expect any performance from a 1.1 SOHC engine... haha... as long as it is powerful enough to move up carpark slope wif 5 ppl in it... and i m satisfied... haha... Now i m w...
15 Aug 2007
neutral The day will come...very soon...don't worry..
15 Aug 2007
kkchai Hai, new picanto will arrive very soon, have you consider the model as well?
16 Aug 2007
mkc haha... nah... picanto is too small to hav all my family member in... haha... anyway... i now considering coe car... hopefully things is much better and cheaper... haha...
16 Aug 2007
kkchai Haha...maybe you can bring whole family to test drive once it reach Singapore...kick the SE out and try a ride...
16 Aug 2007
mkc lol... waiting it to reach singapore and i will rent it for a day or 2 to test it out... haha...
16 Aug 2007
acewan Why don't you consider Daihatsu Sirion? For the price you can get 4 air bags, ABS, and really powerful engine...
16 Aug 2007
mkc lol... i dun really like that car ext design... haha... now i feel that civic ESi look more stylish sia... but too bad... i bit too old sia... 15 year le... haiz...
16 Aug 2007
ncp91 How about a one year old Getz 1.1M? Its a whole $10,000 cheaper:

SGCarmart Getz
16 Aug 2007
mkc lol... thx for ur help... haha...
but i dun really like car being mod sia... haha... esp is 2nd hand... thought that getz look cool sia... haha... anyway... really thx very much...
16 Aug 2007

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