First Look: Toyota Yaris 3rd Generation UK Edition

Developed from an original concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,” new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was...

18 Jun 2011
wilswong This is the third of the 3 mini cars of the major japanese brands that has came out with new designs. Now what is Nissan doing?
18 Jun 2011
wind79 Yaris, Fit, Mazda2... Hmm, I remember Nissan Latio is having a FL or something?
19 Jun 2011
Kangadrool Nissan already came out with the "new" March, stripping off it's cuteness and many features of the previous March. Kinda back to basic March, but priced at premium! It's more expensive than the lat...
21 Jun 2011
carpost Wow, that's one great creation from Toyota. I've heard their Touch & Go is as good as the driving experience
22 Jun 2011
Volkswagen Bulli Gets Honors

The all-new Volkswagen Bulli concept car was named the "Most Fun” vehicle by Autoweek editors

The all-new Volkswagen Bulli concept car was named the "Most Fun” vehic...

12 Mar 2011
13 Mar 2011
Kia Picanto Is UK's Most Reliable New Car

The Kia Picanto has been judged Britain’s most reliable new car according to Which? magazine

Which? Car has just published its annual reliability survey...

23 Jul 2010
WD45 who would have expected a korean made picanto will be voted the most reliable?
23 Jul 2010
wilswong Well, judging from the harsh climate in UK, I am quite surprised too. Kim Chi ain't like 20 years ago.
24 Jul 2010
Kangadrool This car has little electrical & electronics versus bigger cars. So, as long as the mechanicals are proven, it's no surprise that it's more reliable than a lot of bigger cars.
24 Jul 2010
the current carwash at the petrol kiosk is abt 6 dolar, and carwash at car grooming shop is higher. Do u tink 6 dolar is too much?

6 Nov 2009
accyt1978


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
Some are charging $7 a car. That's really a bit too much.

There's a relatively cheap carwash behind hankook tyre store at Toh Guan. behing IMM. $4."




no l...
8 Nov 2009
Kangadrool Quote:
"Formerly posted by pass09:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool:
Wash you own. 2 buckets for 25 cents only. "

in term of price, its cheaper. but if u include the car shampoo..will it mor...
9 Nov 2009
accyt1978


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool:
Spend some $$$ PPS your car. Next round, just hose down your car with plain water costing 25 cents only and car is cleaner than petrol kiosk wash."


...
9 Nov 2009
pass09

After applied PPS, no need to use shampoo to wash away those road film? just only use plain water will do? sure clean?
13 Nov 2009
Kangadrool Cannot use shampoo as it will remove the protective coat. Just use plain water + sponge and dirts will come off easily.
13 Nov 2009
pass09


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool: Cannot use shampoo as it will remove the protective coat. Just use plain water + sponge and dirts will come off easily. "




my car now orady coated ...
13 Nov 2009
yeewf Hi Guys, sorry to interrupt, but wat is PPS??

For Washing, i usually let the bangala fellow @ my mscp wash it at least once a week. and every tiem cost $5.

U any experience with it?
19 Nov 2009
steven_VW Hi yeewf,

PPS - Paint Protection System. There are a few brands (some pretty established) in the market, Amazing Glaze, CS II... etc. All claimed to be good, effective, gives the car a long lasting ...
19 Nov 2009
yeewf


Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW: Hi yeewf,

PPS - Paint Protection System. There are a few brands (some pretty established) in the market, Amazing Glaze, CS II... etc. All claimed to be goo...
19 Nov 2009
pass09 Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:



Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool:
Spend some $$$ PPS your car. Next round, just hose down your car with plain water costing 25 cents only and car is ...
20 Nov 2009
Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 (A)

With the latest generation model, the Legacy GT seems to have grown more matured and sophisticated. Will its new found sophistication lead to a less exciting drive?

30 Oct 2009
eugn86 Even the editor agrees that Subaru cars are "ungainly looking". Look at the Legacy, the side is so slab-sided that it could be used as a billard table. The rear bench seats are so flat too, lacking...
31 Oct 2009
WindTurbine
Totally agree.... Totally. but i suggest sacking the marketing department too... or revamping it at least, you know I am sure they are the ones leading the designers by the nose with so called re...
31 Oct 2009
rcycool I like the new front design as one of Subaru's better efforts, but the rear looks like a hideous attempt at the rear of a 3 series coupe
1 Nov 2009
zeenie Sorry, but i don't like how it looks front or back. Front: looks like a Nissan Maxima (old man's car!), back looks like a lexus (still old man's car!)
2 Nov 2009
Mike_oneshift I am 54 years old and always like cars with high torque at low rev that will just 'zoom' off from standstill with ease. I am looking for another powerful car and happened that this new design arriv...
10 Nov 2009
Kangadrool Going downhill and lacking in character since acquired by the big T.
10 Nov 2009
World News: Citroen C5 gets a new engine and other minor updates

As previously expected< Citroen has replaced the C5's 2-litre 16-valve engine with the c4's 1.6-litre turbo unit.

The new 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol delivers 240Nm of torque at 1400rpm and an 8 percent increase in power, ...

10 Nov 2009
Kangadrool OMG, these higher end cars are now competing in the CAT A COE.
10 Nov 2009
thespark When is it coming to Singapore? 6 speed auto anyone?
10 Nov 2009
furry its only with 6MT for now...till they hook it with the EGS box
10 Nov 2009
eugn86 6MT that's why can do 0-100 in 8.6secs. EGS is clutchless manual right? Is the automatic version getting the detuned engine paired with AL4 or a DSG gearbox?
10 Nov 2009
furry the corp strategy is changing, i would expect to see the same engine with the same variant tuning as your 308t appearing with the EGS, just like the picasso...
10 Nov 2009
I hope yes.50% more to be more appropriate.I'm drooling to own a compact turbodiesel car.Save fuel,Less pollution,Better torque means better pick up.Just look at turbodiesel taxis.They're super fas...

16 Oct 2009
Kangadrool 50% - maybe have to wait for another 5-10 years with our conservative garment policy.
16 Oct 2009
The new OPC scheme

We give you further details on the upcoming changes to the OPC scheme...

31 Aug 2009
vinceyeo


Quote:
"Formerly posted by wilswong:








Vince,

You are right.  So the question remains "Do you really need ALL the saturdays or just those few Saturdays?"

Considerations

-  Saturday ...
6 Sep 2009
Sagaman Azfar, with the new enhanced scheme aleady attracted so many negative comments from normal plate owners somemore half day coupons?Wait till some red eyes motorists who got nothin to do took photos ...
14 Sep 2009
zeenie


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Sagaman: Azfar, with the new enhanced scheme aleady attracted so many negative comments from normal plate owners somemore half day coupons?Wait till some red eyes mo...
15 Sep 2009
pass09

in the first place, why ones need to have an OPC? is it a way to save money or for needs or luxury? am considering buyin an OPC hybrid SUV or coupe for my wify since am driving a luxury car now.....
16 Sep 2009
21 Sep 2009




Current COE price is pegged at CAT A at 13,658 , CAT B at 18,890. Do you think both COE will surpass and stay above 20,000 by end of this year?

I think its will continue to rise despite the ...

13 Aug 2009
Jarvis No. The economics doesn't add up. Look at the figures. I suspect the current COE price is not sustainable. total monthly car sales have been fluctuating with a net downward trend since Jan 09.

C...
14 Aug 2009
Kangadrool Possible to drop at least by 4K next bidding for CAT A (COE: 9K). 

Most who need cars would have bought and with the revised PARF rebate, it doesn't make sense for people to scrape early. So, transl...
14 Aug 2009
mj
I say will go up till 20K and stay there for a while

but 7th month coming ... so hard to say ... but at least will be at same level as now bah
14 Aug 2009
do you service your car according to the agent recommendation? or according to the saleperson and friend? the manual stated every 15000km, but the saleperson said, 10000km, and some mechanic sugges...

11 Aug 2009
neutral Why BMW servicing is at 25000km?

I think they are confident that their parts can last longer, but having said that they also have mobile repair/recovery teams on standby. If any BMW breakdown, they ...
12 Aug 2009
wilswong actual fact is that conti cars have good feedback system on mechanical failures.  If something is deemed to be up for servicing, the instrumental panel will show the problem area.

High reliability i...
12 Aug 2009
neutral


Quote:
"Formerly posted by wilswong: actual fact is that conti cars have good feedback system on mechanical failures.  If something is deemed to be up for servicing, the instrumental panel wil...
12 Aug 2009
wilswong neutral. what i don't understand is why you are so defensive.

I am stating there are possible other factors that may caused the breakdown and don't just rely on the fact their service interval is lo...
12 Aug 2009
zeenie IMO, what you have seen remains your own personal observation. That may not mean that it is a 'fact', so i would have to disagree on that basis that conti cars break down often.

What we can agre...
12 Aug 2009
neutral I am cool, no problem.

Am I being conclusive when I ask a question? "Could it be due to this prolong servicing interval?"
12 Aug 2009
zeenie


Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral: I am cool, no problem.

Am I being conclusive when I ask a question? "Could it be due to this prolong servicing interval?""




There is usually nothing c...
12 Aug 2009
mj Guys ... cool cool

I dun think is the car ... but the driver

cos almost everytime i see a break down car, be it conti or jap, its usually driven by a tai tai or old aunty ... those that dun e...
13 Aug 2009
JRC
COE prices continue to rise in July

Except for Category D, all other COE premiums continue their upward trend.

Category A, for cars below 1,600cc, currently stands at $14,310, after gaining $1,4...

9 Jul 2009
Kangadrool Will it crash (dropped by half) by mid-August or September going by historical trend?
9 Jul 2009
neutral I think it will crash soon..looking at the financial uncertainty around the world...
9 Jul 2009
Kangadrool It should probably crash (based on current market conditions and assuming no change in "supply" of COE), but then interference from cutting quota too drastically may avert the crash.
9 Jul 2009
teosgphw The number of quotes recieved was surprisingly low, given that there was 3 week break between the last two bidding exercise. It will crash very soon.
9 Jul 2009
JRC
Road Test - Toyota Yaris 1.5 E (A)

We hadn't had the chance to test the Yaris - till now.  And we're all the more curious because this model just had its mandatory nip 'n tuck.

1 Jun 2009
tien havent seen the real thing yet but judging from the photos, the interior looks so... budget! even the koreans dont look this bad.
1 Jun 2009
Kangadrool weirdo, only the top spec get the 60/40 fold rear seat. The rest get complete fold down.
1 Jun 2009
JRC
Honda Jazz achieves top Euro NCAP overall safety rating

The New Honda Jazz has been rated one of Europe‘s safest cars.

Euro NCAP’s new rating scheme focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety perfo...

29 May 2009
wind79 So many cars get 5 stars, is the euroncap considering 6 stars next year?
29 May 2009
Kangadrool Fit more airbags and some electronic stability control, easily get 5 stars....
29 May 2009
Road Test - Honda Jazz LX 1.3 (A)

"Previously, we reviewed the 1.5-litre Jazz and came back impressed with the car. But how will the smaller 1.3-litre Jazz fair? Does it necessarily means "smalle...

7 Jan 2009
jasontang 58k for a 1.3 car , i think it is a little overprice.
8 Jan 2009
Kangadrool Look beyond the badge and there will be many other alternative hatches around in this category. But, if badge is important, prepare to pay additional S$10,000 premium, which can buy you a lot of ot...
8 Jan 2009
WD45 Agreed about other models available at better prices. For 58k, one might consider the Swift Sports or Mazda 2. But few can match the Jazz fuel sipping efficiency too.
8 Jan 2009
joseph22 I think this car just come out for less than a year. Give it sometime, i believe it will drop to a more reasonable price.
8 Jan 2009
Hi everyone i would like to get advise on bank loan. i had submitted my car loan application on the 21/11 but untill now there is still no news from the bank. would like to check how long it takes ...

1 Dec 2008
steven_VW Hi silvergundam,

If the applicant's income is strong and has no previous records of bad debts and such, bank loan can be approved within half a day to probably maximum two days, depending on whi...
1 Dec 2008
silvergundam hi steven


my loan application had been submitted more than a week but still no news from banks. i do not have any bad dept. i did check with bank regards to the status they refer me back to my...
2 Dec 2008
steven_VW What is your loan amount? I mean is it like 80% or 90% or less or you are taking 100% loan or more of the car price? It could be due to the extensive loan amount versus your income that the bank is...
2 Dec 2008
golf55 most of time, the car loan application is via the car agent. The agent will revert to you as they are the one who is interested in your deal. Check with the agent. Like what steven mentioned, it co...
2 Dec 2008
silvergundam i called the banks still the same they refer me to my agent. And they also told me it takes 7 to 10 working days to process. I called my agent he told he had a number of loans also pending for bank...
2 Dec 2008
silvergundam can kindly enlighten me for this issue also i found out that honda fit doesn't have extra spare tyre. does suzuki swift has this problem as well?
2 Dec 2008
Kangadrool Did the bank called you before even you called them? If not, there is good chance that your loan application has not been submitted. For bank loan submitted by car agents to banks, they will normal...
2 Dec 2008
silvergundam no, they didn't call me
2 Dec 2008
shah69 you better go to other car agent.conform ur caragent did not submit ur loan to the bank yet. like kangadrool said.
2 Dec 2008




QUOTE]
The intention behind trains with fewer seats is to give standing commuters more space, not to fit in more people, says LTA.

wat talking he? more space means more room to fit ...

12 Nov 2008
Kangadrool The standing space is poorly utilised in most instances. Must well just put seats which somehow "allocate" the fixed space for passengers.
12 Nov 2008
TCX607 Look on the bright side. Can consider buying SMRT share....
Sure make record profit this year with the increase in population too.
13 Nov 2008
ifconfig i was thinking why didn't the authority intro cabins for different genders. females are the ones that asked for space most of the time.
13 Nov 2008
joycelym Quote:
"Formerly posted by ifconfig:
i was thinking why didn't the authority intro cabins for different genders. females are the ones that asked for space most of the time. "

14 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
May i know how i can get rid of cockroaches in the car?
They seem to be crawling out of my dashboard every now and then (though i have gotten rid of few already).

10 Sep 2008
joycelym Quote:
"Formerly posted by nike_tang:
May i know how i can get rid of cockroaches in the car?
They seem to be crawling out of my dashboard every now and then (though i have gotten rid of few alre...
10 Sep 2008
steven_VW I spray insecticide when I have this problem with my old car, but careful with this method because you do not want your car to have the awful smell of insecticide after that. On a day where I have ...
10 Sep 2008
EdmundSng ..........

coackroaches freak me out...

i once tried to spray the ordourless insecticide and close all the door and windows for 2 hrs in my old car..
DAMN! when i went in i can see dead coac...
10 Sep 2008
Kangadrool Roaches are not too bad. Rats are the worst - they chew up your wires and is a fire harzard. If you live/park in places where FTs congregate, prepare to see lots of rats "walking" around like nobo...
10 Sep 2008
EdmundSng Rats in cars!!

i am not Master Splinter sia...........

coackroach i will need to pput hazard light and stop to catch liao.. dun say rats...

i sure faint........
10 Sep 2008
blk356 I agree no food in the car is a good policy, I am very disciplined and also do not allow my kids to chump in the car but...#$@% still I have those roaches once in a while running across the dashbo...
10 Sep 2008
Kangadrool Rats will not stay in your car. They will chew up your wires, hoses and parts especially those in the engine compartment. Then, they Fxxk Off. Try to inspect as often as possible.

Avoid parking ...
10 Sep 2008
accyt1978 wow lao.. how to date girls or have fun in the car with the dates..

siao liao.. that's why NO FOOD allowed... otherwise.. our cars are as good as our buses...
10 Sep 2008
Stefano :mad1: I'm facing neither roaches nor rats problem at the time being. BUT I'm facing BIGGER "ROACHES / RATS" who know how to drive a car but dunno how to park or open doors, today I just kena...
11 Sep 2008
Would like to seek some opinions on comparison between these 2 cars. Thinking of getting a OPC within the next few months, due to budget constraint, I've narrowed down my choices to these 2.

No...

10 Jun 2008
Kangadrool OK. This is how Mazda quoted for M2SP a year ago:
OTR: $54,088
HSBC Insurance rebate: $500
DBS finance rebate: $3,800 Interest 3.25%
Offer package price with above rebates: $49,788
Very attrac...
17 Jun 2008
steven_VW Hi Kangadrool,

Good that you remembered what was quoted to you after so long. I think I know what is the confusion here, just to help clear your doubts and for the benefits of others here,

Ac...
18 Jun 2008
Cash rebates for COE, ARF under review.

What happens if someone get cashback to buy another car?...

https://business-times.asiaone.com/mnt/html/btpre/registration/redirect.jsp?dlink=/sub/news...

1 Apr 2008
neutral Whatever it is, another option is always good for us.

The only day when I will give up car for public transport is when public transport is as efficient and time saving as driving a car.

For...
5 Apr 2008
kentzen Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
Whatever it is, another option is always good for us.

The only day when I will give up car for public transport is when public transport is as efficient and t...
5 Apr 2008
neutral If you stay near the Changi MRT and work at Boon Lay MRT station, 1 hr+ may be accurate. But it seems that you never factor in waiting/travelling time from your house to Changi MRT station and as w...
9 Apr 2008
steven_VW The gahmen is just answering the numerous complaints make by car owners over the past many many years, whom had to give some small percentage of discount to car dealers when they sell or scrap thei...
9 Apr 2008
Kangadrool Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
If you stay near the Changi MRT and work at Boon Lay MRT station, 1 hr+ may be accurate. But it seems that you never factor in waiting/travelling time from your ...
9 Apr 2008
joycelym Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool:
Incredible world class transport system, the PSPS (pusing-sini pusing sana way). "

I learned a new vocab today.. PSPS... HAHAHA.. good one bro !
9 Apr 2008
vinceyeo Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
To some extent, the cash refund policy can encourage owners to give up their cars to take public transport, but it does not help in curbing the growth of car p...
10 Apr 2008
vinceyeo Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
If you stay near the Changi MRT and work at Boon Lay MRT station, 1 hr+ may be accurate. But it seems that you never factor in waiting/travelling time from your ...
10 Apr 2008
steven_VW Quote:
"Formerly posted by vinceyeo:
"

Steve I dont agree on the portion regarding cash refund cannot curb growth of car pop. I think it will to a limited extent. If you think about it only thos...
10 Apr 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by vinceyeo:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
If you stay near the Changi MRT and work at Boon Lay MRT station, 1 hr+ may be accurate. But it seems that you never factor ...
11 Apr 2008
Hi everyone... I'm v new to tis forum.
Been eying on the Daihatsu Materia n nd some advise on
performance, such as FC, power, durability etc.
Any bros who's driving one or the Toyota BB versio...

6 Mar 2008
Kangadrool They are the same car. If you intend to keep it long, then Daihatsu is better choice since it's backed by STS, at least, though service/parts could be expensive. bB is from PI. After sales service/...
10 Mar 2008
joycelym Ya.. both models are same same. In fact Daihatsu is a subsidiary of Toyota. No issue on parts I suppose.
11 Mar 2008
pegasus thanx for all the replies n advise. was thinking abt the airwave CNG
version. since there's a rebate and cost abt the same as a materia,
shd i consider it? i dont mind the tank as the airwave is...
14 Mar 2008
jmeng I'm also looking for CNG car with 1.5 liter. Here are the few choices I'm considering now

1. Honda Airwave: $65K (Still has boot space with CNG)
2. Daihatsu Materia: $60K (boot space??)
3. Toy...
24 Mar 2008
pegasus Quote:
"Formerly posted by jmeng:
I'm also looking for CNG car with 1.5 liter. Here are the few choices I'm considering now

1. Honda Airwave: $65K (Still has boot space with CNG)
2. Daihatsu Ma...
24 Mar 2008
Kenichi Hi,

here's a few factor to consider on your choices. Truth is, i'm a car salesman but i'm not trying to sell anything here. Just some information(useful i hope) to help you out.

1. Honda Airw...
26 Mar 2008
pegasus Hey bro,
Thx for the advise on the AW. Tats exactly wat im thinking of doing.
Go for the 1yr old AW n installing CNG at a later stage. Problem is
looking for a resale car can b a little tricky. ...
26 Mar 2008
Kenichi Quote:
"Formerly posted by pegasus:
Hey bro,
Thx for the advise on the AW. Tats exactly wat im thinking of doing.
Go for the 1yr old AW n installing CNG at a later stage. Problem is
looking for ...
26 Mar 2008
pegasus Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kenichi:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by pegasus:
Hey bro,
Thx for the advise on the AW. Tats exactly wat im thinking of doing.
Go for the 1yr old AW n installing CNG at a l...
2 Apr 2008
Kenichi Check your inbox.
5 Apr 2008
i bought my sylphy 1.5L in september 2006, have driven 27k km in 1 and half years, i never get better than 10 km/l. and i notice the fc figures in the reviews sound so tantalizing. so what is wrong...

14 Feb 2008
wakwai Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:

i never believe in that NON VALIDATED FC CALCULATOR... i only believe the MIleage divided by the amount of petrol pumped..."

Yah.. I quite agree with you....
17 Feb 2008
atht71 Regarding your FC. Check the Following.
Did you change your Rim & Tyre ?
If yes what was the Original Size of your Wheel and your Current Wheel Size and what is your new tyre like?

Different...
17 Feb 2008
sawalanimurli Quote:
"Formerly posted by atht71:
Regarding your FC. Check the Following.
Did you change your Rim & Tyre ?
If yes what was the Original Size of your Wheel and your Current Wheel Size and what ...
22 Feb 2008
Kangadrool A more realistic expectation of FC would be to take the FC for Urban listed on the brochure rather than the combined figure, taking into considerations that
1. SG roads are posted with traffic lig...
22 Feb 2008
domino88 Quote:
"Formerly posted by sawalanimurli:
i bought my sylphy 1.5L in september 2006, have driven 27k km in 1 and half years, i never get better than 10 km/l. and i notice the fc figures in the revi...
22 Feb 2008
mojo Yeah dude, I think there is either something wrong with the car or you're not doing something right, I have at least 10 customers this yr alone (or ex customers ) that drive the 1.5 Sylphy and all...
23 Feb 2008
joycelym Quote:
"Formerly posted by mojo:
the best I have gathered from them is like 14km/L from one auntie . "

Ah... so you see? auntie's right foot is always light
23 Feb 2008
TCX607 Probably, we can provide an efficiency formula to check energy usage to yield output. My company provide engine manufacturer, on how much engergy (BTU) from oil/gas burning to yield generated work ...
23 Feb 2008
mojo Another thing you should do sawalanimurli; take your car down to a TC service centre, tell them your concerns and under certain conditions they would get a "tester" to drive with you in the car to ...
23 Feb 2008
LMLP640 Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by sawalanimurli:
i bought my sylphy 1.5L in september 2006, have driven 27k km in 1 and half years, i never get better than 10 km/l. a...
23 Feb 2008
hi all

How do we improve FC? any reco? Like adding in some air-intake stuff or??? can help?

18 Feb 2008
joycelym Hi polarbear

You may want to read this... simple ways to save fuel

These are the best methods. No need to install any 3rd party gadgets.
18 Feb 2008
Kangadrool The best device is your right foot

But, IMO it's not always fuel efficient to keep at overdrive/high gear, especially up slope. Doing so actually increase FC as engine struggles in overdrive ...
18 Feb 2008
BoxerRules I think for manual cars quite easy to downshift and climb slope. I'm driving an auto impreza. Its gets quite a hellish experience when the car couldn't climb midway during the upslope. The moment y...
18 Feb 2008
Kangadrool I used this method for my car too whenever my auto tranny struggles up slope/loosing speed. It does not increase FC. In fact, I managed to cover slightly more mileage for a tank overall.
18 Feb 2008
BoxerRules Its always the RIGHT foot that matters. But assuming our right foot is light and always light, we can improve Fc by making the car more efficient, isn't it? For example in my case, new CAI, spark p...
18 Feb 2008
Kangadrool BoxerRules, you may try to switch off the O/D (normally there is a switch at the gear lever) if you find controlling the throttle via leg difficult/not as responsive. Ease off the throttle first, t...
18 Feb 2008
BoxerRules eh i don't recall having an OD button. Scoobies have what we called a sport shift. Guess similar concept. I am still going to perform a small op on my car when the time is ripe. CAI, Drop down filt...
19 Feb 2008
kkchai There is no OD in the Imprezza. Its SportShift is a manual way of taking-over the driving decision from TCU. OD is a way to improve fuel economy by making a 4 gear works like 5 gear and rev softer ...
20 Feb 2008
accyt1978 why bother... sometimes the car needs to hit red man..

let it fly...!!!!
20 Feb 2008
Anyone can recommend the CNG Cars available?

13 Feb 2008
firedred Also wondering on the CNG topic... Can the new Honda FIt 2008 undergo CNG conversion??
14 Feb 2008
Kangadrool Fit/Jazz is already one of the most fuel efficient car. Conversion costs at least 3K which may not be worthwhile unless petrol soars to $5 per litre. Also, practically the whole boot will be taken ...
14 Feb 2008
iNDS can anyone advise how this CNG tank schematic works??
just curious on finding out the systems

cheers!!
14 Feb 2008
polarbear Quote:
"Formerly posted by Kangadrool:
Fit/Jazz is already one of the most fuel efficient car. Conversion costs at least 3K which may not be worthwhile unless petrol soars to $5 per litre. Also, pr...
29 Feb 2008
sumo heard from taxi drivers that CNG tank takes the space of the spare tyre and not the boot. has anyone done this?
3 Mar 2008
Road Test - Opel Vectra Sedan 1.8 MTA

"In the market for an executive sedan, but want to be the maverick one? Well, go take a look at the Opel Vectra then. You'll be surprised with what it can of...

12 Feb 2008
eugn86 The Opel Vectra seems to be under-rated in Singapore, probably because it's a continental brand. It looks handsome, is safe and is solidly-built. I love the clutchless manual, having tried it out i...
13 Feb 2008
Kangadrool Another German - VW Jetta 1.6A with DSG may be more attractive at abt 77K.
14 Feb 2008
ding1 The 1.6A Jetta has a 6-speed auto gearbox, not DSG. The DSG is only found on the 2 liter version at $120k. Also the Jetta's engine is only a SOHC 8-valve model with 102hp, which means the Vectra's...
16 Feb 2008
tomcat "The front has hints of the Porsche Boxster, while its rear is handsomely proportionate"

Oh pleaseeee .. give me a break.... it looks more like a bloody MK Geely for goodness sake ...
17 Feb 2008
cswitch11 GM has been considering reviving the Regal name for some time. The company is turning to its European division, Opel, to produce the Regal, a model currently Venom parts sold in China.
2 May 2012
I have taken up for 6-year loan for my 1.3A OPC. Interest 2.8% Nothing wrong with my current ride (only after 6 months), but I am itchy and have been contemplating to change to Mazda 2 1.5M. Reason...

11 Feb 2008
Stevie80 Just to add on to what Char has state, there might be a penalty fee imposed for early redemption of your ride so do check with the bank and you are able to gauge which is more worthwhile.

Do no...
12 Feb 2008
Rideright Thanks for all the advices.

Unfortunately, FC is something you can't really gauge during test drive and test routes are normally fixed, so there's no way to venture beyond the designated route. ...
12 Feb 2008
Stevie80 Well, what Char says is true so Rideright, if you are really bend on changing, maybe you should think hard actually what you want for your new ride. Power? Comfort? Low FC? Your budget?

All the...
12 Feb 2008
vinceyeo Yup ultimate decision is yours since the $$$ is yours anyway. Good luck and hope you make the right decision this time.

PS: If you encounter plenty of road congestions on a daily basis I strongl...
12 Feb 2008
steven_VW Hi Rideright,

http://www.oneshift.com/pdb/ccd.php?cb=/pdb/ccdpref.php?m=

You may want to check out the comparison above, this may help you to understand a little more about both your car and ...
13 Feb 2008
ztcc78 all the pros n cons have been listed by others so its up to u to decide
but i have one simple thing to say..
if u have the $$ n can afford it.. change
13 Feb 2008
monsieurlee Quote:
"Formerly posted by Rideright:
I have taken up for 6-year loan for my 1.3A OPC. Interest 2.8% Nothing wrong with my current ride (only after 6 months), but I am itchy and have been contempla...
29 Feb 2008
ncp91 Well, if you look at it from a different angle:

FC on an OPC is negligible compared to the financial pain of changing a nearly-new car, as you aren't driving it as often as a regular car. And ho...
1 Mar 2008
accyt1978 this is the problem with owners not willing to cough out more in the beginning.. sigh... u should have looked at the long term not just the short term gains when u first get ur car..

the sirion ...
1 Mar 2008
sumo You've got one really expensive "itch". But then again, if the dough means nothing and the ego means everything, by all means change. Plenty could be done with that kind of money and before it beco...
3 Mar 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Refreshing Sonata

"The 2009 Sonata features an all-new interior and revised powertrains that boasts improved fuel economy and horsepower.

The 2009 Sonata d...

3 Feb 2008
ijsberg Nice interior, although I doubt that Singapore cars will get the integrated head unit and digital climate control..
4 Feb 2008
Kangadrool Sonata uses to be quite popular until the taxis invade our roads.
9 Feb 2008
sumo Nice interior, but I doubt that this will be the one that Singapore market gets. The claim about fuel economy is quite funny.
11 Feb 2008
lew_c1027 Quote:
"Formerly posted by sumo:
Nice interior, but I doubt that this will be the one that Singapore market gets. The claim about fuel economy is quite funny."

I think the fuel economy is quite ...
18 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
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
This is an open discussion for the news Ford Verve Concept

"The Verve represents Ford's small car concept for America.

The escalation of petrol prices has increased demand for smaller, more fuel ...

14 Jan 2008
kkchai Look like 4 seater coupe instead small car concept. Great work Ford!
14 Jan 2008
Evan Love the futuristic centre panel... Looks as if it's peeled out from Star Trek!
14 Jan 2008
Kangadrool Qool. But, the red colour cockpit is too loud and distracting.
15 Jan 2008

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