UK Honda Jazz Gets Recall

Honda (UK) is to contact 171,372 owners of the Jazz (2002-2008 year model or GD Model), to arrange an examination of the master power window switch, as part of a volunta...

30 Jan 2010
lchuanglr darn.. how do you know if your car is affected? will the warranty workshop call us up?
31 Jan 2010
steven_VW Since the annoucement just came out, I think local agents here, KAH Motor and Parallel importers are still waiting for the list and instructions from Honda Japan before they proceed to send notices...
2 Feb 2010
wilswong For GD car owners, i.e. those whose model is before 2008 have to wait to ascertain which batch they have issues with.  Reports in certain places did mention that those Made In Japan would have no s...
2 Feb 2010
lchuanglr thanks bros...

jiat lat.. might kena. mine's a 2007 parallel import. wonder if my PI is still in business.... does anyone know if the warranty workshop will cover the repairs?

wilswong: wat's a GD c...
2 Feb 2010
wilswong yeah...the Jazz is the model name...but each generation has its specific model

SO for the 1st Gen Jazz/Fit you are driving now is called the GD version with round headlights.

The new ones with sharpe...
2 Feb 2010
Hi Bros/sis,

Had a very disheartening trip to work today.

I picked up my collegues from Jurong East MRT passenger pick up point then filter into jurong town hall road. I switched to the lane beside t...

21 Jan 2010
ztcc78 i can understand ur feel..
there are many places where bus lanes are so long for us to even turn left
21 Jan 2010
kittymeow please be careful on bus lanes on both directions of jurong town hall road....its super hot spot for traffic warden to stand there during peak hours.
21 Jan 2010
Llerrad How bros.. should be able to appeal right?
21 Jan 2010
lchuanglr sounds ok... I also kena once coz I was on unfamiliar roads and went into the bus lane too early coz I thought my left turn was coming up really soon. I wrote in and they gave me a written warning....
22 Jan 2010
Llerrad Yes. I believe the rule was to deter poeple from using it to beat the rush hour traffic. But cause these poeple prob get a commission hence they get so trigger happy they flim any vehicle that gets...
22 Jan 2010
Evan Hi Llerrad, my experience is that whenever we are in a buslane, ALWAYS signal the intention of making the turn. so traffic warden, camera equipped buses or not, there is a better excuse out if the ...
22 Jan 2010
Stefano
next time, just hog on the next lane.... better to be horned for 1 min then to test these photographers....
27 Jan 2010
Just curious what are the FC before and after using Shell Fuel Save Formula?

Right now I am using 5w30 Engine Oil, 80% HW and 20% Street. Honda Jazz AT 1.5l

Before AND After: 33 litres = 460 33 litre...

10 Dec 2009
kokbeng


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5 Jan 2010
wilswong Perhaps high time to consider AA.  I just called. AA members the batteries only $117 (for size 35B...civic and jazz/Fit use this battery) with GST with road side assistance.

The battery they use is ...
5 Jan 2010
lchuanglr


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5 Jan 2010
wilswong there's battery readers actually. I have the Pivot Voltage stabiliser that shows the 'power' of the battery. Once it shows lower, will change the battery already.
6 Jan 2010
Hi,

Anyone know how to calculate the mileage accurately for their vehicles? Unless u have a gadget installed like my colleague's Axio which have a countdown mileage pre-installed.

What i do now is i...

1 Dec 2009
See what the oneshift.com team wants this festive season! Holiday Special: All I want for Christmas...
It's Christmas once again and the spirit of giving and sharing is in the air. Hence oneshift ...

21 Dec 2009
hi bros,

I'm thinking of changing the tyres on my 07 honda fit, and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations? I'm currently running on the stock dunlop sp31 175/65r14...  its slightly over ...

29 Nov 2009
wilswong


Quote:
"Formerly posted by zeenie: I can provide a perspective on Hankook tyres, specifically the Ventus V12, since i use it for my hatchback now.

Good tires that grip well in both wet and dry...
30 Nov 2009
zeenie I'm definitely more of a cruiser since my car nosso fast one, although the V12 looks quite sporty (i think i uploaded some pictures somewhere here).

I did go to Toh Guan, but didn't have the rims i...
30 Nov 2009
lchuanglr Thanks guys for the feedback. Not really looking for performance lah.. when you're driving a 1.3 CVT, there's no performance to speak of  so, quite happy to keep my wheel size, coz wider means lowe...
2 Dec 2009
wilswong


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"Formerly posted by lchuanglr: Thanks guys for the feedback. Not really looking for performance lah.. when you're driving a 1.3 CVT, there's no performance to speak of  so, quite happy ...
3 Dec 2009
lchuanglr
cool.. thanks. have u got their address?
3 Dec 2009
lchuanglr
hmm... Chen Jin has recommended the Yokohama A Drive @ $75 each... any bro has any experience with this set of tyres?
3 Dec 2009
neutral I just renewed my tyres with Tyrepac, www.tyrepac.com.sg. Quite easy and they have many tyres to suit your car and you can up a size or 2, they will give you the suitable tyres for you.

Recommended....
4 Dec 2009
wilswong


Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral: I just renewed my tyres with Tyrepac, www.tyrepac.com.sg. Quite easy and they have many tyres to suit your car and you can up a size or 2, they will give yo...
4 Dec 2009
lchuanglr hi bros,

thanks for all the recommendations. in the end, I went to chen jin to get the yoko A drive coz theirs was cheap and they threw in free rotation every 10K km for the lifespan of the tyres. ...
10 Dec 2009
wilswong Yoko A Drive is basically a touring tyre so it the first place should be quieter.  But compared to my sporty tire...any touring tire would be quieter...hehehe..

New tires better slow down over puddl...
12 Dec 2009
There is the new 1.5X...the other 1.5l variant is of course the RS.  I particularly quite like the burgundy red


https://www.honda.co.jp/Fit/digest/15x/

In straight Jap to English translation
 
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26 Nov 2009
lchuanglr hahaha... suicide seat??? what is that
29 Nov 2009
wilswong Suicide seat = passenger seat...

Must be some mad japanese driver that caused the passenger to dub the front passenger seat as 'suicide' seat 
30 Nov 2009
lchuanglr heh.. some of these translations are damn funny. I really don't think I'd wanna buy a car with 'suicide seats'.
2 Dec 2009
wilswong i wonder if Kah would include this burgundy red.  Would be good for those who are into VIP theme for their rides (black is of course the main choice)
3 Dec 2009
Global News: Daihatsu and Perodua Launched the 7 Seater Alzar

Daihatsu and Perodua has launched the Alza, for the Malaysian market

DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced that it has, toge...

28 Nov 2009
lchuanglr looks like the old jazz...
29 Nov 2009
hi guys,

car battery just died on me tonight. wondering if anyone can advise on when car batteries are usually changed? I'm driving a honda fit....

reason I'm asking is coz I'm somewhat irritated ......

12 Jul 2009
wilswong a very good gauge, call AAS and see what is their price is like.

I think should be slightly more ex than market.
12 Jul 2009
steven_VW Hi lchuanglr,

Car battery can usually last about one and half to two years or more depending on the usage and maintenance of it. Though I do think the quality of the battery has a part to play on it...
12 Jul 2009
lchuanglr thanks uncle steven =)

just a feel that it's a bit unfair that I'm penalised for the inconvenience and the extra cost of the on-site battery change, especially when it would have been cheaper if my...
13 Jul 2009
wilswong i dont think the workshop will do that lor.

Just get a cheap battery reader or something like the raizin...although it is a voltage stabiliser...i find the read out useful also.


13 Jul 2009
wilswong the VS is more for the car while travelling and ensuring the engine and the electrical stuff got the juice to do what it supposed to do.

About holding charge...that's the first time i heard it.

15 Jul 2009
wilswong yeah..the main aim of the VS is to store some charges so that when the supply has dropped, it will release it and when the supply is too much, it will curb the supply. So theoretically, it will ens...
16 Jul 2009
neutral Go to a good workshop and they will tell you when the battery is weak. However when they tell you this, it simply means you need to change battery already because they detected that the battery is ...
16 Jul 2009
Hi everyone,

I planning to send my car for 30k servicing tomorrow hence can anyone out there enlighten me what are the things to be changed during 30k?

1) Air-con filter?
2) Air filter (stoc...

27 Mar 2009
ifconfig just to add on to what neutral mentioned,

1) Air-con filter? - you can do that yourself anytime you feel like changing (it's not big science, anyone can!)
2) Air filter (stock)? - standard chec...
27 Mar 2009
sunnytan31 I'm on GLX MT.

I agree air-con and air filter can change myself, not much of an issue. But concern is those cannot be diy. Oil filter was not changed during my 20k, so it is recommended to chang...
27 Mar 2009
sunnytan31 Hi all,

30K servicing done! Total bill is $226, details as follows.

- Mobil 1 Gold 0W40
- Oil Filter
- Tyre rotation
- Clean rear brake drum
- All standard checking
- Change air-con filt...
30 Mar 2009
Evan I just did my 30k servicing.

1) Engine Oil Change - Voltronic 30w (any good?)
2) Oil filter change
3) tyre rotation/alignment
4) interior vacumming
$128
3) Bosch aircon filter change
+$48
...
30 Mar 2009
sunnytan31 Seems like outside decent workshop pricing quite standard.

Cheers...
30 Mar 2009
ifconfig well that's pretty much the standard pricing.

i did mine recently.

1) change engine oil (castrol 0w40)/oil filter - $150
2) rotate/balance tires - $10.
30 Mar 2009
Evan Main drawback with 3rd party workshops is that they usually don't tick off a check list of what's changed for servicing. Perhaps it is also due to different models having different servicing specif...
31 Mar 2009
Sagaman
Yeah usually agent know what to and where to change where 3rd party workshop mostly based on our instruction.Got a friend of mine do engine,coolant and auto gear box flushing even for 25k servicing...
8 Jul 2009
lchuanglr do we need to do tyre rotation every 10K? did my 20K servicing a few mths back and my workshop hasn't done a single rotation yet.

any bro can advice when is the standard time to change the car batte...
12 Jul 2009
wilswong As for tyre rotation, do it every 10K will help in prolonging your tyre...since most of us are front wheel drive and our wheels are actually slightly toe out rotating the back to the front do help ...
12 Jul 2009
Hi all

newbie here, and have never own a car before. Looking to get a car. Cant decide to get a new car or a second hand one...Hope your guys can help. Cost is definitely a concern yet i like to get...

7 Jun 2009
jasontang old bird means old bird...you the can.
12 Jun 2009
ellipses


Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW: Hi ellipses,

Welcome to the Oneshift family, enjoy your stay.

I think you have done a good job here in terms of the ground works before you make any commitm...
14 Jun 2009
ellipses
Oh yeah i forgot to add i really like Hyundai Avante1.5, i tried Forte as well but the engine was too noisy for my liking (enuff of noisy Mit Lancer Ex!)... my frenz are greatly advise against it.....
14 Jun 2009
vinceyeo


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"Formerly posted by ellipses:
Oh yeah i forgot to add i really like Hyundai Avante1.5, i tried Forte as well but the engine was too noisy for my liking (enuff of noisy Mit Lancer Ex!).....
14 Jun 2009
lchuanglr hey bro, just feedback from a Fit driver (the older model).

been driving my Fit for about 1.5yrs, quite happy with it. handling is very good, but if you want to overtake pple, I think forget about ...
15 Jun 2009
steven_VW Hi ellipses,

I have not tried or sat in a Hyundai Avante so I can't comment much on it except that it is one of the better designed Hyundai mid range car so far both on the exterior and interior. As...
16 Jun 2009
jasontang
Toyota Axio is the best and safest buy..but had to get from PI
Mit lancer 1.6 is old but still looks good
Latio is good overall but a bit pricey
Swift is sporty but a bit cramp
If i will to choose , i ...
18 Jun 2009
ellipses

hi all thanks for inputs.
I must say a first car purchase is sure a long, learning process.

After some thoughts and calculations, i am more inclined more towards getting a new car as the asking pric...
21 Jun 2009
lchuanglr shop around and ask the PIs for their servicing package if you're worried. you might find that your warranty is covered by one of the larger workshop companies around rather than the PI, so even if...
21 Jun 2009
steven_VW HI ellipses,

If you have shorlisted the two models and you are comfortable with the prices, I would think the Honda FIT is a better bet because it is a newer model compared to the Suzuki Swift and I...
22 Jun 2009
hey guys,
just got my windscreen wipers changed today, but the rear wiper costs a bomb coz it's original Honda! apparently, I can't use any generic wiper from the shops.... cost me $40 just for th...

4 May 2009
lchuanglr really? mine's about a yr and a half old. front wipers have hardened and were streaking a fair bit lah, so decided to change them all together.... just being safe ahead of the rainy season.
6 May 2009
hi , bros i am going to service my car my car soon for 3rd service .
and my car is off-peak car , so i think go to khang auto.
any bros can give adivce about khang auto. if any one service ther...

13 Feb 2009
neutral Usually most car workshops are ok for normal servicing. Just drain oil, change oil, filters, etc. Even you can do it yourself. I don't see any problem. Just be sure to ask about the package price b...
13 Feb 2009
lchuanglr hi kenny,

i do my servicing there as they hold the warranty for my car. they've got good service, and their garage is very neat which is always a good sign. they seem quite knowledgeable about w...
14 Feb 2009
kokbeng They are employing technician from malaysian and china?
15 Feb 2009
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by kokbeng:
They are employing technician from malaysian and china?"
Amend is mechanic.
15 Feb 2009
lchuanglr yup, but i think they have a system of the local super lao jiaos watching over them and teaching them, so i think it's ok. anyway, jazz/fit is quite common lah, so I don't think they'll have any pr...
15 Feb 2009
hi guys,

just wondering if I can get some advice from you guys. I drive the old honda fit 1.3 with the DSI engine, and I just sent it for my 21000 km servicing today. was told that I had to chan...

14 Jan 2009
kokbeng Quote:
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9 Feb 2009
lchuanglr definitely man..... hope you didn't pay too much for the wheels.
think with our tiny fits, dun need to think about power liao lah.
10 Feb 2009
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
definitely man..... hope you didn't pay too much for the wheels.
think with our tiny fits, dun need to think about power liao lah."
I can't bear to see the t...
10 Feb 2009
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
definitely man..... hope you didn't pay too much for the wheels.
think with our tiny fits, dun need to think about power liao lah."

What is the basic servi...
10 Feb 2009
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by kokbeng:
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definitely man..... hope you didn't pay too much for the wheels.
think with our tiny fits, dun need to think about power l...
10 Feb 2009
lchuanglr Quote:
"Formerly posted by kokbeng:
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definitely man..... hope you didn't pay too much for the wheels.
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11 Feb 2009
steven_VW Automatic transmission fluid should be changed at least every 40K/KM, don't try DIY unless you really know how to do it. Get the mechanic to do it during servicing, they need to drain out the exist...
11 Feb 2009
I am servicing my car soon and wanted to change tyre because already worn out. Should i sent for servicing then ask to change tyre or change tyre now before sending for servicing?

3 Feb 2009
steven_VW kokbeng,

It doesn't matter you change your tyre now or after servicing but you need to change your tyre as soon as possible since its already worn out. Unless you need to do wheel alignment, the...
4 Feb 2009
neutral Look for a workshop where they can do it at the same time. Quite a number of workshops can do it. Save time.
4 Feb 2009
kokbeng Thank. I want to change only the worn out tyre but have to get the same type.
4 Feb 2009
steven_VW Kokbeng, if you are changing only the worn out tyres, do change a pair, either both front or both back. Usually the driving wheels will wear out faster (front wheels in your case, Honda FIT), which...
4 Feb 2009
lchuanglr hi uncle steven,

can I ask, is it normal for the outside threads to be worn out more quickly than the rest? I think I tend to corner a bit quickly, so the outsides are more worn than the insides...
5 Feb 2009
steven_VW Hi lchuanglr,

If your tyres are wearing out equally on the outside thread on all 4 tyres and the difference between outside and inside thread on each tyre is quite minimal (though visible), then...
5 Feb 2009
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
hi uncle steven,

can I ask, is it normal for the outside threads to be worn out more quickly than the rest? I think I tend to corner a bit quickly, so the o...
6 Feb 2009
hi guys, wondering if anyone can advise...

was traveling along SLE next to the mandai area yesterday when my car kena wacked by a golf ball. dunno how the golf ball can fly over all the nettings...

13 Dec 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Hi Neutral..

u also playing golf?"

Yes, I play golf too..
14 Dec 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by vinceyeo:
Since he was on the SLE I doubt he can stop and pick up the golf ball sia... In US anything also can sue... but this in Uniquely Singapore leh! "

Precisely, ...
14 Dec 2008
lchuanglr I guess can only lodge a complaint. I doubt they'll compensate right? sigh.. damn suay man.
15 Dec 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Hi Neutral..

u also playing golf?"

Yes, I play golf too.."

wow...
next time show me some pointer please~~!
15 Dec 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

wow...
next time show me some pointer please~~! "

Join me at my club, Society of Singapore Golfers

It is the cheapest club to maintain your handicap...
15 Dec 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

wow...
next time show me some pointer please~~! "

Join me at my club, Society of Singapore Golfers

It is the che...
15 Dec 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Bro..

sorry got a few question...

why gt cat a and cat b membership?

which is the one?

Thanks"

Cat A is for people without any golf club and/o...
15 Dec 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Bro..

sorry got a few question...

why gt cat a and cat b membership?

which is the one?

Thanks"

Cat A is fo...
15 Dec 2008
Skye Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
I guess can only lodge a complaint. I doubt they'll compensate right? sigh.. damn suay man. "

You should certainly lodge a complaint since it is a genuine c...
15 Dec 2008
neutral Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Icic... okiez..

i taking my PC this month...

we play together next time.. teach me k?

Thanks! "

I am not a PRO, I can't teach and I dare not ...
15 Dec 2008
Hi all,

I'm new to Oneshift and I'm actually in the market for a car. I'm torn between 1.6L and 2.0L. Looking for a fuel efficient one though. Now that the market is so soft either range is ...

21 Oct 2008
petrolhead hey hi everyone! i'm new here too!

for my personal experience, i drive a kia rio 1.4 automatic, and i clock an average mileage of 480km per full tank of shell 95 petrol.

i think for fuel effi...
28 Oct 2008
DriftKing ya man i was really overwhelmed by the car choices man which is why I decided to focus on 2.0L now since my 80k budget works well too now in this range. If not it would have been worse man can you...
30 Oct 2008
steven_VW HI DriftKing.

Now that you have a budget, Great! Next you need to streamline your choices,eg. only Japanese brands, no Continental, no Korean, 2.0L models, sedan only, automatic transmission onl...
30 Oct 2008
Dear Bro and Sis...

I bought a brand new Mit Lancer in Nov 2007 and its time to renew the insurance.
Presently the insurance company is AIG which is the authorised
Mit agent.Just receive the r...

11 Oct 2008
wesmant in 2005, I ever hit 2004 Civic from the back, and, the Boots is all dissapear too
21 Oct 2008
neutral hmm... but when I feel my Honda body...not as bad as last time...

The last time, when I do polishing on my dad's car, I can feel the sheet metal "pip pop" sound...

Now no more...
21 Oct 2008
Skye The angle and area of impact, speed and direction upon impact of the vehicles, etc, all have bearings on the damage that the vehicles sustain. IMHO, a good objective way to test is to send the cars...
21 Oct 2008
wesmant Quote:
"Formerly posted by neutral:
hmm... but when I feel my Honda body...not as bad as last time...

The last time, when I do polishing on my dad's car, I can feel the sheet metal "pip pop" sou...
21 Oct 2008
lchuanglr interesting how insurance topic changed to safety, but anyway, here's the link to the Euro NCAP website if you're interested to check how safe your car is.

http://www.euroncap.com/carsearch.aspx...
22 Oct 2008
neutral Everyone will learn and have to adapt to the environment. So just keep up with the traffic infront will do. Don't drive at your leisure speed.

Hopefully this msg will go to the one who travel le...
23 Oct 2008
lchuanglr just wondering if I could do a poll... what do you guys think is an acceptable speed on a 3 lane expressway? for me, I think 80-110kmh on lane 1, 65-85 lane 2 and anything less on lane 3. speed lim...
23 Oct 2008
neutral Giving variable speed on lanes (80 to 110km/h) is exactly what is happening now, right? Some will travel at 80km/h while some at 110km/h, road hogging still happens.

It should increase speed lim...
23 Oct 2008
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news BMW: Zees is smart key und credit card!

"BMW is working with NXP to develop a car key that also doubles as your credit card.

The project is still in develo...

23 Oct 2008
LMLP640 Good technology though,but i dont really support it, its quite unsafe at some point that the owner flash out his or her key so often
23 Oct 2008
lchuanglr erm... kinda weird to hand over your car keys at the restaurant when you call for the bill right?
23 Oct 2008
Anyone know what is the size to fit the head unit in a honda fit? Any one has lobang for the GPS receiver with data storage capacity?

9 Oct 2008
neutral Size of head unit is quite standard, they call it single DIN or double DIN. All cars have at least single DIN but most cars can accomodate double DIN (however you may have to remove your cd box or ...
11 Oct 2008
kokbeng First of all, my car currently on one DIN occupy a MP3 player and the other DIN is cover up with a leather panel which i can make good use if i add to it a storage space. Then if i buy a GPS i wond...
11 Oct 2008
neutral Oic, you need GPS with MP3 player. I think there should be some on the market. But I am not too sure which is good. Some good GPS may not have MP3 payer, while those those with MP3 player may not h...
13 Oct 2008
steven_VW Hi kokbeng,

Obviously, your PI did not do a good job. They should either provide a double din player or give you a storage compartment with the single din player instead of just covering the spa...
13 Oct 2008
kokbeng Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
Hi kokbeng,

Obviously, your PI did not do a good job. They should either provide a double din player or give you a storage compartment with the single din p...
13 Oct 2008
lchuanglr Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:

Obviously, your PI did not do a good job. They should either provide a double din player or give you a storage compartment with the single din player instead...
14 Oct 2008
steven_VW On the contrary... its normal for them to do that.... its normal for them to take the easy way out... ha ha..!!!



The car come originally with a slot for a double din player, most PI will...
14 Oct 2008
lchuanglr Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
On the contrary... its normal for them to do that.... its normal for them to take the easy way out... ha ha..!!!



The car come originally with a slot ...
14 Oct 2008
steven_VW Frankly, I do not know of any particular shop that sells this compartment. You can try those accessories shops (radio shops) to see if they have it. Another good place may be Autobaccs since they s...
15 Oct 2008
Hi All,

I am registered to this website quite new, and so far, was just reading the forum only.

Just that now I am seeking for opinion from you guys.

First, about car evaluation. Understo...

20 Sep 2008
sandy223 Berfore buying a car you have to decide what car you want to buy, do not leave it to the salesman. First shop for the car and then for the finance. Identify your requirements, your budget and wheth...
25 Sep 2008
wesmant Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
2.68% is pretty fair for a used car. If I am not wrong, Maybank's 1.98% is for new car only.

"
Wow, Really?

Btw, do we have freedom to choose which ban...
25 Sep 2008
steven_VW Usually traders, be it Autorised Distributors, parallel Importers or Used cars dealers will work with a few (may be 2 - 3) banks and finance companies. You can ask them which are the one they work ...
25 Sep 2008
wesmant Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
Usually traders, be it Autorised Distributors, parallel Importers or Used cars dealers will work with a few (may be 2 - 3) banks and finance companies. You can...
25 Sep 2008
steven_VW Yes, its important for buyers to do their homework and research so that they know precisely what they are going into and what they are getting.
The source of research can be from forum like this, ...
25 Sep 2008
TCX607 Steven, how do you calculate the transfer fee of a used car? Let say the 2nd car cost $75K quoted by dealer?
Is the xfer fee figure $$$ from LTA? What other admin fee$$$ the dealer will cost-in ot...
25 Sep 2008
steven_VW Hi TCX607,

No nedd to calculate transfer fees, its determined by LTA and is usually paid by buyers (unless you can strike a deal with the dealer, but its the same lah, they mark up selling price...
25 Sep 2008
wesmant Wah,

Steven-VW is very experienced. I actually gone thru every single step you mentioned.

Luckily i read this forum today. I've gotta get the Sales contract when I collect my car later.

26 Sep 2008
blk356 Quote:
"Formerly posted by TCX607:
Steven, how do you calculate the transfer fee of a used car? Let say the 2nd car cost $75K quoted by dealer?
Is the xfer fee figure $$$ from LTA? What other admi...
26 Sep 2008
TCX607 Tks Steven and everyone contributions.
With this forum, at least we are awared of the contract and sale dealer. So they will not take full advantage on buyer and mark-up the $$$.
Good said to wri...
26 Sep 2008
hi , i am go to my car 3 service by next week. i want to try carlube triple r fully synthetic oil(4w50) 27.90. but i don't its good for my car , did any bros , known about this brand ,pleas give m...

15 Sep 2008
accyt1978 Quote:
"Formerly posted by kennylim64:
hi , i am go to my car 3 service by next week. i want to try carlube triple r fully synthetic oil(4w50) 27.90. but i don't its good for my car , did any bros ...
17 Sep 2008
lchuanglr hey steven,

I've only gone for 1K and 10K servicing, so I think didn't have to change spark plug yet.. how long can those last?

can I ask you, what does your mechanic do when you go for your ...
17 Sep 2008
steven_VW I am using those normal Bosch spark plugs (think is Platinum or something...not very sure) which cost like $4 - $6 a piece (can't remember). I change them together with the engine oil, oil filter, ...
18 Sep 2008
accyt1978 Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
hey steven,

I've only gone for 1K and 10K servicing, so I think didn't have to change spark plug yet.. how long can those last?

can I ask you, what does ...
18 Sep 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
hey steven,

I've only gone for 1K and 10K servicing, so I think didn't have to change spark plug yet.. how long can th...
18 Sep 2008
accyt1978 Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Totally agree...

they dun do wat 15 point checks cause urs is initial servicing..

bro accyt.. ur scobbie go where do servicing? no MI for me.. a potent...
18 Sep 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by accyt1978:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:

Totally agree...

they dun do wat 15 point checks cause urs is initial servicing..

bro accyt.. ur scobbie go where...
18 Sep 2008
lchuanglr Quote:
"Formerly posted by steven_VW:
I am using those normal Bosch spark plugs (think is Platinum or something...not very sure) which cost like $4 - $6 a piece (can't remember). I change them toge...
19 Sep 2008
steven_VW erm... no lah... I don't think its nice to post the workshop name here since they don't pay to advertise... forum rules lah...ha ha!!! But if you want, I can PM you the contact and hook you up with...
19 Sep 2008
lchuanglr thanks steven! time to pull out my manual...
19 Sep 2008
hi, just wonder as i m new driver who's getting first car soon, does every make/model has a 12-volt power outlet for charging electronic gadgets? coz thinking to buy a GPS. Does toyota vios (new ed...

16 Sep 2008
lchuanglr hmm.. think most cars come with 12V DC outlet as standard. usually somewhere in the middle console. if you're worried, just check it out when you go to the showroom lah...
16 Sep 2008
mojo Quote:
"Formerly posted by takashinzy:
hi, just wonder as i m new driver who's getting first car soon, does every make/model has a 12-volt power outlet for charging electronic gadgets? coz thinking...
17 Sep 2008
takashinzy Thanks for the replies. I did actually went down to showroom but the salesman wasn't even sure if the car has an outlet ...

I cant find anything on their brochure too. Is there anywhere i can fi...
17 Sep 2008
lchuanglr dude... if the sales executive don't even know a simple thing like that, I suggest you look for another sales exec. he's obviously not putting in effort to know his product. I have never seen a car...
17 Sep 2008
sumo The 12V DC outlet is formally teh cigarette lighter outlet. It's in EVERY car.
19 Sep 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Blinking Warns of Impending Tiredness

"Read this if you go on driving holidays in Malaysia often. It could very well save your life.

ROAD safety champions ...

28 Aug 2008
Evan Some work is being done in some car makes where if the car actually detects that you are dozing off, it auto-sprays a citrus scent to keep you awake! Auto AmbiPur.

Now what if the cars serve you...
28 Aug 2008
ic3boi mus remember to top up the coffee powder before going on long haul trip loh...
28 Aug 2008
ztcc78 Quote:
"Formerly posted by ic3boi:
mus remember to top up the coffee powder before going on long haul trip loh..."
then where the hot water comes from? hot engine water??
28 Aug 2008
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
Some work is being done in some car makes where if the car actually detects that you are dozing off, it auto-sprays a citrus scent to keep you awake! Auto AmbiPur.
...
29 Aug 2008
EdmundSng wow.. now cars so advanced???

y not invent a hand to auto slap u when u blibk more than 10 times. drivers will be damn afraid to blink, car sales will drop and traffic rate increase..

TIO BOH...
29 Aug 2008
lchuanglr actually ... if you buy a metal water bottle and tie it down somewhere in the engine compartment, you will get hot water don't you?
a bit like how some people used to warm up their field rations w...
29 Aug 2008
lchuanglr Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by ic3boi:
mus remember to top up the coffee powder before going on long haul trip loh..."
then where the hot water comes from? hot engin...
29 Aug 2008
haffisx Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by ic3boi:
mus remember to top up the coffee powder before going on long haul trip loh..."
then whe...
30 Aug 2008
I'm having problems with Rain-X when applied to windscreen as the wipers will jerk when in use. Didn't like the sound produced and hope that the wiper motor will not be damaged due to the jerking.
...

21 Jul 2008
lchuanglr erm.. think no point lah. think rain-x is a silicon based compound, so the juddering is due to rubber sliding over silicon. just have to wait for it to wear out.

having said that, i dun really ...
29 Aug 2008
Vlanze Just curious...been reading that most of the wipers nowadays are on silicon blades which coat a layer of silicon on the windscreen when they wipe. Will have similar effects to Rain-x. I am currentl...
29 Aug 2008
lchuanglr hmm.. no idea about the technical bits man. I just use the stuff.... but maybe that could be the reason? I'm using black rubber wipers, and my juddering isn't very bad.

I'm just guessing that m...
29 Aug 2008
Vlanze Have been on my stock rubber wipers and the results were the same which prompted me to switch over to silicon type. Guess the reason seems to be the rain-x...
29 Aug 2008
lchuanglr sorry to hear that it doesn't help. well, just enjoy watching the water droplets roll off while it last. it'll wear out in no time lah... I wish I didn't have to apply it so often. quite troublesome.
29 Aug 2008
Vlanze Update...did the following and so far so good for my wipers for 2wk+...hope it lasts. The droplets beading effects from Rainx are still there though.

- Empty my washer reservoir of Rainx-mixed...
8 Sep 2008
neutral Personally I have tried Rain-X but finds that it somehow reacts with my rubber wipers and causing it to deteriorate faster and those jerking. Later I changed to "Glaco"(from Japanese brand "99") a ...
8 Sep 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Audi develops race version of R8

"If you think the R8 is not man enough for you, there is now the option of purchasing the racing version of it.

For the fi...

28 Aug 2008
vinceyeo oh dear someone shout HOT!
28 Aug 2008
ic3boi audi reali wanna go down hard on porsche..
28 Aug 2008
LMLP640 What a big spoiler it have
28 Aug 2008
lchuanglr erm.. actually, porsche owns part of VW, which owns audi.
28 Aug 2008
lootster A damm cool car but can someone removed the awful spoiler please???
29 Aug 2008
vinceyeo Quote:
"Formerly posted by lootster:
A damm cool car but can someone removed the awful spoiler please???"

Yes agreed. Spoiler needs to be changed to something smaller and sharper.
29 Aug 2008
hi guys... just wondering if I can get some advice.

Had an accident last month where some joker hit my front right wheel area. quite sad, had to send for repair, but the workshop says engine is ...

17 Aug 2008
lchuanglr thanks guys for the advice. really appreciate it.

collected my car after repairs from Lai Huat at Sin Ming on 15 July, so about a mth liao. before that, my FC was 17.7, 17.7 & 17.8 km/l, driving...
19 Aug 2008
lchuanglr paiseh.. dun know how to upload pics directly, but I put up some on my photo gallery.

http://www.oneshift.com/members/viewphoto.php?userid=8788" target="_blank" http://www.oneshift.com/members/...
19 Aug 2008
steven_VW Hi lchuanglr,

Yes, Lai Huat's mechanic may be right. Judging from the photograph of your damage, the impact may have damage the aircon compressor, alternator..etc..whatever was positioned there....
19 Aug 2008
lchuanglr actually hor, if you look at the last photo, he wacked my right wheel with his left bumper, then followed thru until his B pillar, which was what I tried to explain in my report. too bad though the...
19 Aug 2008
mojo How old is your ride anyway? Close to 3 yrs? I had a "ball bearing" sounding issue just a while ago, after changing a heap of stuff that was "cheaper" then the alternator; it was the alternator and...
20 Aug 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by lchuanglr:
paiseh.. dun know how to upload pics directly, but I put up some on my photo gallery.

http://www.oneshift.com/members/viewphoto.php?userid=8788" target="_b...
20 Aug 2008
lchuanglr :knockwall: so I gotta wait for 8+4 =12 mths before I know the results? wah lau eh... damn inefficient. sigh. I feel like I'm held hostage by the motor insurance industry and their ley chey process...
21 Aug 2008
lchuanglr hi guys, just to update. got my car back today, and apparently it was the waterpump that was making noise, so the workshop changed it for free under warranty without questions.

two thumbs up fo...
23 Aug 2008
steven_VW Hi Ichuanglr,

Good to know you have the problem rectified.

Happy driving.

Cheers!!!


23 Aug 2008
EdmundSng well -done and congrats!!!
24 Aug 2008
Hi,

Can anyone recommend the most fuel efficient car available in Singapore? Thanks.

31 Jul 2008
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by eusebio:
Hi,

Can anyone recommend the most fuel efficient car available in Singapore? Thanks."

That maybe u need to look at the 1 litre and below range if top fuel ...
1 Aug 2008
Baa Talking about most fuel efficient, when i was biking, i thought my low cc bike should have the best fuel consumption until i met & discuss with my India colleagues who claim their motorcycle can 40...
1 Aug 2008
EdmundSng Quote:
"Formerly posted by Baa:
Talking about most fuel efficient, when i was biking, i thought my low cc bike should have the best fuel consumption until i met & discuss with my India colleagues w...
1 Aug 2008
steven_VW Hi eusebio,

Frankly, there is no such thing as the "most fuel efficient car". Its very much depending on the driver. Apart from those big engine, gas guzzling sedans and SUVs, most cars nowadays...
1 Aug 2008
steven_VW Quote:
"Formerly posted by EdmundSng:
fopr me..whenever i am going down slope...i will shift to neutral gear and let it free wheel.. gear 2 and 4 takes up most petrol.. thus try not to drag in 2 an...
1 Aug 2008
EdmundSng Yo Steven..

thanks for the advice..
1 Aug 2008
steven_VW Yo Edmund, no problem, we are all here to share and learn.

Cheers!!!

1 Aug 2008
lchuanglr think bro steven has mentioned the main point, that fuel efficiency is only one of the many factors to consider when you're looking for a car. I think it would be more practical to shortlist a few...
2 Aug 2008
I'm looking for a good GPS system to install in my car. Anyone know of a reliable system or are they just overrated?

23 Jul 2008
sumo Just a thought: have you considered the Nokia 6110 Navigator or the Nokia 6210 (which is the successor)? It's got great navigation, better than the Holux unit which I got for $499.
23 Jul 2008
Baa I did think about that, only after i purchased mine Does the handphone require a additional receiver to be installed for car?

If their performance is comparable in moving car (processor speed...
23 Jul 2008
seaa I am currently using Holux 55C. It served me well. I'd have to give credit to the Mapking software. I'm not sure what software Nokia is using.

My cousin recently bought a Shinco for 299 at the P...
23 Jul 2008
lchuanglr am using the nokia 6110 and I must say for a sotong newbie navigator/driver like me, it has helped a lot. so far no complaints even though the screen is tiny, and the satellite acquisition time is ...
24 Jul 2008
MazdaBoy Never realised that a mobile phone GPS would be as good. However, question is how do you overcome the drive and use your mobile phone GPS? I guess you probably mount the holder on the windscreen?
...
24 Jul 2008
lchuanglr depends on individual preference I guess. for me, I needed a new phone anyway, so it was a pretty good deal. since I drive only in s'pore, I don't really need the display to be so big. mostly, I us...
25 Jul 2008
CC I drives a Mazda RX8 and currently have a DDX5032 Kenwood In Dash system... I am thinking of installing a GPS/Bluetooth, anyone have any ideas where is a good place to shop and what is the price r...
11 Dec 2008
blk356 Garmin is the market leading brand for GPS units, followed by TomTom and Magellen.

I think most important is to provide fast-accurate positioning, (that’s the main reason you are buying and sho...
11 Dec 2008
vinceyeo blk356 made very good points for hardware and especially on over relying on GPS if you intend to stay long term in Singapore. I would only consider a GPS if I need to travel heavily to different pa...
11 Dec 2008
CC Thanks everyone for all your help... I have called up Kenwood and they told me that if I want to find a GPS that could intergrate with my In-Dash entertainment system... they only one I can get is...
14 Dec 2008
Recently come across this topic, and this technology seems to be around for quite some time.

Not sure if I understand fully the concepy, but its to use electrolysis to break down the water, into...

3 Jul 2008
Stefano wow... i gotta say it's very impressive but i guess our gahmen won't allow this....imagine the kind of tax they will lose at the end of the day n furthermore they have spent quite an amount coming ...
4 Jul 2008
gohjlong I must say that I am impressed too.

But it seems to be around for quite some time, but no one noticed about it.

The only thing is the DIY installation which for most people is a big stumblin...
7 Jul 2008
lchuanglr hmm.. this is an urban legend. doesn't work by the laws of physics, as the energy you spend making hydrogen will be more than what you can get out of burning it. might as well use the battery to ru...
7 Jul 2008
psyiche hi!
Well, there are also many articles that state that this process of electrolysis need more energy to convert water into hydrogen, then burning the hydrogen. The principles of of heat engine - t...
21 Jul 2008

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