Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass
  • Search this thread
  • Reply to this topic
33 replies to this topic | 25 praises

#1

Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:28 AM

Soran
  • THREAD STARTER
  • Premium member
    Soran
    3rd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    285
      Joined: 28 March 2010
      Posts: 267
     
Hi

In light of increasing petrol prices, i am toying with the idea of registering a company in order to buy 2nd hand one of those small diesel vans with a 2nd row of seats (like Renault Kangoo or Opel Combo). Reason being my bro is getting licence soon so need to find a 2nd vehicle

Has anyone done this, and what are the limitations? Speed/lane limit is one i know, as well as cannot go to JB (no big loss). Will there be any other complications/problems that might arise? i heard insurance will only cover passengers who are registered employees....

PS: i posted this qns elsewhere, but didnt get much response. Try my luck here....

#2

Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:44 AM

Melvyn
  • Melvyn
    2nd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    168
      Joined: 25 March 2010
      Posts: 167
     
Get a Y prefix plate van lor.. There's one here.

http://www.sgcarmart...h...755&DL=1411

#3

Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:48 AM

Melvyn
  • Melvyn
    2nd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    168
      Joined: 25 March 2010
      Posts: 167
     
Oh.. I read van so thought what ya needed was really a cargo van.. It's those Kangoo type that you're looking for.. Here's an archive of what you're asking for now back in 2005. Scroll thru and take what you need with a pinch of salt though. But should be possible in theory.

http://www.torque.co...p/t-977264.html

#4

Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:50 AM

Alheych
  • Alheych
    Supercharged
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    5,286
      Joined: 29 December 2009
      Posts: 2,253
     

Get a Y prefix plate van lor.. There's one here.

http://www.sgcarmart...h...755&DL=1411


doesn't Y-plate require class 4?

#5

Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:09 AM

Babyckh
  • Premium member
    Babyckh
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,197
      Joined: 09 August 2004
      Posts: 542
     
It depends. Our driving licence are categories by mass.

I think class 3 cannot drive a >3 ton vehicle if i am not mistaken.

That van is definitely a class 3 drivable.



#6

Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:04 AM

Nhrisuzu
  • Premium member
    Nhrisuzu
    6th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    3,592
      Joined: 05 January 2006
      Posts: 3,509
     

doesn't Y-plate require class 4?



check the back of your licence.. it is classified by the weight of the motor vehicle you drive..

i used to drive a 10FT Lorry.. i'm just a Class 3 licence..

certain 14ft lorry also can drive with class 3.. like the Mitsubishi Fuso/Canter high deck..
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
In Loving Memory: 16.06.1952 - 11.12.2006
** i am NHR ISUZU.. call me NHR or ZU **

#7

Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:33 PM

Soran
  • THREAD STARTER
  • Premium member
    Soran
    3rd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    285
      Joined: 28 March 2010
      Posts: 267
     
Just checked that Aviva (the one that does the insurance for my car) does not do commercial vehicle insurance.

For those that do, how are the premiums like generally speaking (since the vehicle is company rather than personal property)?

#8

Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Picanto

Hi

In light of increasing petrol prices, i am toying with the idea of registering a company in order to buy 2nd hand one of those small diesel vans with a 2nd row of seats (like Renault Kangoo or Opel Combo). Reason being my bro is getting licence soon so need to find a 2nd vehicle

Has anyone done this, and what are the limitations? Speed/lane limit is one i know, as well as cannot go to JB (no big loss). Will there be any other complications/problems that might arise? i heard insurance will only cover passengers who are registered employees....

PS: i posted this qns elsewhere, but didnt get much response. Try my luck here....


why not get a smaller car?

#9

Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:47 PM

York
  • York
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,194
      Joined: 20 April 2005
      Posts: 1,196
     

Oh.. I read van so thought what ya needed was really a cargo van.. It's those Kangoo type that you're looking for.. Here's an archive of what you're asking for now back in 2005. Scroll thru and take what you need with a pinch of salt though. But should be possible in theory.

http://www.torque.co...p/t-977264.html



This reference thread 5 yrs bk liao, buay chun.....now much more expensive for maintenances & fuel....more than 70 bux to top up diesel full tank...Buying Euro van more than 5 yrs old, dun suay suay get a lehcheh van....replacement of parts & repairs will burn a deep hole in ur pocket...e.g replacement of alternator or radiator fan easily hit 4-500/-...suay suay dcu kaput...this one ard 1.5K...for replacement..

Really wan to consider diesel van due to high prices of petrol....suggest buy a new one...60 ovr K....safe peace of mind for 1st 3-4 yrs...euro4/5 engine anytime can hit ard 16kpl on fuel compsumtion.....
JMHO
Da'blo my "boh lui lang" MPV

#10

Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:04 PM

Soran
  • THREAD STARTER
  • Premium member
    Soran
    3rd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    285
      Joined: 28 March 2010
      Posts: 267
     

why not get a smaller car?


smaller car might not get the fuel savings a diesel van can give

Also, road tax cheaper and average price for a 2nd hand diesel van is also cheaper due to the lower Cat C COE

#11

Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:24 PM

Watwheels
  • Premium member
    Watwheels
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    45,802
      Joined: 21 May 2006
      Posts: 23,861
     
Why not do a search? I think you will find more info. Basically commercial vehicle has no parf value. Paper value is what's left of the coe. Boh hwa if you buy a 2nd hand. Speed limit is one thing. 70km/hr is applied if your van is empty, if you are carrying passengers(in cargo area) or goods the speed limit becomes 60km/hr.

Dan there's the yearly inspection. If you intend to use it to ferry passengers dan get a small car between 1.0L ~1.3L. Van is design to carry goods, think about the passenger safety.

Anyway I'm thinking how are you going to file your tax returns when you had register a business(aka self employed) and at the same time you are working for someone else?

Edited by Watwheels, 14 April 2011 - 05:37 PM.

The chosen one will bring balance to the Force...I mean Singapore. Even star wars do not reserve "the chosen one" to a sith lord or a jedi or a wookie.

#12

Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:27 PM

Johnnylim
  • Premium member
    Johnnylim
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,988
      Joined: 01 March 2010
      Posts: 1,258
     

Why not do a search? I think you will find more info. Basically commercial vehicle has no parf value. Paper value is what's left of the coe. Boh hwa if you buy a 2nd hand. Speed limit is one thing. 70km/hr is applied if your van is empty, if you are carrying passengers(in cargo area) or goods the speed limit becomes 60km/hr.

Dan there's the yearly inspection. If you intend to use it to ferry passengers dan get a small car between 1.0L ~1.3L. Van is design to carry goods, think about the passenger safety.

I tot cars after the 1st 3 yrs also hv yearly inspection?

#13

Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:54 PM

Melvyn
  • Melvyn
    2nd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    168
      Joined: 25 March 2010
      Posts: 167
     

This reference thread 5 yrs bk liao, buay chun.....now much more expensive for maintenances & fuel....more than 70 bux to top up diesel full tank...Buying Euro van more than 5 yrs old, dun suay suay get a lehcheh van....replacement of parts & repairs will burn a deep hole in ur pocket...e.g replacement of alternator or radiator fan easily hit 4-500/-...suay suay dcu kaput...this one ard 1.5K...for replacement..

Really wan to consider diesel van due to high prices of petrol....suggest buy a new one...60 ovr K....safe peace of mind for 1st 3-4 yrs...euro4/5 engine anytime can hit ard 16kpl on fuel compsumtion.....
JMHO


And that's why I say take what you need with a pinch of salt. And its not the figures that TS should be taking in but the possibility of acting upon his idea of getting a cargo vehicle under a registered company with no transactions.

#14

Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:09 PM

Nismonur
  • Nismonur
    Clutched
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    28
      Joined: 18 July 2010
      Posts: 29
     

Hi

In light of increasing petrol prices, i am toying with the idea of registering a company in order to buy 2nd hand one of those small diesel vans with a 2nd row of seats (like Renault Kangoo or Opel Combo). Reason being my bro is getting licence soon so need to find a 2nd vehicle

Has anyone done this, and what are the limitations? Speed/lane limit is one i know, as well as cannot go to JB (no big loss). Will there be any other complications/problems that might arise? i heard insurance will only cover passengers who are registered employees....

PS: i posted this qns elsewhere, but didnt get much response. Try my luck here....


well like what other bros mention, buying 2nd hand european vans will really burn a hole in ur pocket if parts start to fail. You will never go wrong with a japanese van.

i am driving a liteace on euro 3 engine, consumption is around 14km/l-15km/l. The parts are really cheap and best of all most workshop and mechanics knows how to fix a toyota. Not Many mechanics knows how to fix a european van.

if the van you intend to buy is less than 10 years old then there will be a yearly inspection. If the van is more than 10 years old then there be inspection every 6 months. And they are very particular about black smoke wor....

Edited by Nismonur, 14 April 2011 - 10:11 PM.


#15

Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:46 PM

Mllcg
  • Premium member
    Mllcg
    NOS-ed
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    10,796
      Joined: 11 January 2011
      Posts: 10,649
     

well like what other bros mention, buying 2nd hand european vans will really burn a hole in ur pocket if parts start to fail. You will never go wrong with a japanese van.

i am driving a liteace on euro 3 engine, consumption is around 14km/l-15km/l. The parts are really cheap and best of all most workshop and mechanics knows how to fix a toyota. Not Many mechanics knows how to fix a european van.

if the van you intend to buy is less than 10 years old then there will be a yearly inspection. If the van is more than 10 years old then there be inspection every 6 months. And they are very particular about black smoke wor....


6 months?!?!?!?!

and i thought my car yearly inspection is bad enough

#16

Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

Johnnylim
  • Premium member
    Johnnylim
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,988
      Joined: 01 March 2010
      Posts: 1,258
     

6 months?!?!?!?!

and i thought my car yearly inspection is bad enough

It's true....I read somewhere in LTA website drivingcar.gif

#17

Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:01 PM

Nismonur
  • Nismonur
    Clutched
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    28
      Joined: 18 July 2010
      Posts: 29
     

It's true....I read somewhere in LTA website drivingcar.gif


My company has an old pickup more than 10 years old. every 6 months tio inspection. bo bian 1.

#18

Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:00 PM

Mustank
  • Mustank
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    86,984
      Joined: 03 May 2007
      Posts: 34,686
     
you go www.eurovanclub.com ask better

anyway unless your meage is dammn bloody high, your savings are very little

#19

Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:29 PM

Jefkking
  • Jefkking
    3rd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    309
      Joined: 20 March 2011
      Posts: 300
     
Hello, register a "company" is extremely simple as A. B & C but you've to submit your annual company income tax and it's tedious for period of up to 7 yrs, think twice before regsiter your "Company" !!
Btw, van with insatlled of 2nd row seats is / were illegal installation & not under the Insurance coverage in case of injury & Insurance doesn't insure non company staff on board or the driver that driving the said panel van and in another words, it will not cover your brother if the "company" is under your sole ownership and company van insurance premium is extremely costly than car due the to nature of the usage of this "transport".

Buyig a van under sole ownership not financial loan allow or else need garanto vs buying a car that can loan.

Cons: Van no parf value, can't travel at speed above 70 km/h, diesel engine driven emitting black smoke, need to go for annual inspection, can't travel to Malaysia etc !!

Edited by Jefkking, 15 April 2011 - 11:30 PM.


#20

Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:14 AM

Keith777
  • Keith777
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    8
      Joined: 31 December 2010
      Posts: 8
     
Hi guys, I need urgent advise. I am supposed to meet a van seller tomorro morning at LTA.
I have prepared my Business profile printed from Bizlink (ACRA), the insurance cert and my IC for this transfer but the owner just rang me to remind me to bring the rubber stamp for my sole proprietorship which I haven't make. Is it compulsory to use the stamp for transfer of ownership when filling up the MT01 transfer form? :(


Back to General Car Discussion  ·  Cars Top Reply to this topic
SgCarMart Quotz



Quick Reply



Tags: Buying, commercial, vehicle and 2 more...

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users