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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

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Fellas, am thinking of getting small daily car for wife to run errants , to school and grocery shopping with expected mileage of 200km to 300km per month

I am looking at reg yr 2007-2008, auto, under $40k

Any suggestions , ideas and experience sharing?


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Edited by Throttle2, 03 December 2012 - 12:09 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

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Most people will tell you to get the Honda Jazz.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:49 AM

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Fellas, am thinking of getting small daily car for wife to run errants , to school and grocery shopping with expected mileage of 200km to 300km per month

I am looking at reg yr 2007-2008, auto, under $40k

Any suggestions , ideas and experience sharing?


Thanks


You should be spoilt for choice. Are you looking at a hatch or sedan?

If the former, you've the jazz/fit, yaris, march, swift, terios, etc. Personally from this bunch I like the march. V.comfy and well specced. If she prefers something even easier to park, there's the mitsubishi i, esp good for loading groceries in the boot as the floor height is quite high so she doesn't need to bend, great visibility, frugal but with poke.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

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Most people will tell you to get the Honda Jazz.


Agree.. I'm one of the most people too but then again.. 07-08 versions of Jazz/Fit? (GD or something).. not exactly the right fit.

With your budget, I would have gone for either Latio or Mazda 3 for comfort and space.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

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if wan bigger space can go try impreza/focus wagon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

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I scrolled First 10 Pages...
In general, most cars cost about S$6500 per year. Cars nothing special expect maybe Mit I (Cute/Not "That" Safe)...
Airwave known for space but do you really need that much space????

Model / Depreciations.
Yaris / 6968
March / 6672
C1 / 5917~6289
C4 / 5668
307 / 6775
MZ2 / 6836
MZ6 / 6941
Megane 1.6 / 6591
Megane 2.0 / 6289
Airwave/ 7102
IST / 6728
Materia / 7208
Mit I / 6651

If that I'm you, I would look for a 2004 car at 25/28K budget.
For example, Beetle asking for 28800 with depreciation of 9056.
Ask for $3K discount & depreciation would be S$7073.

Outlander 28800 7839.
Ask for $2.8K discount = 6378.

You should source for older car as in general, people take loans.
They would rather pay of +1K for a newer car therefore dealers have a limited source of customers.
And they have limited source, knowing people will ask for 3K discount, they will mark up the price really high.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

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Swift! Recently hired one in a foreign country. Handling is wonderful! Perfect for your budget!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

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Fellas, am thinking of getting small daily car for wife to run errants , to school and grocery shopping with expected mileage of 200km to 300km per month

I am looking at reg yr 2007-2008, auto, under $40k

Any suggestions , ideas and experience sharing?


Thanks

Lol, how you define small car? confused.gif 1.0L car or hatchback or 1.4L small sedan?!

If you are looking for 07/08 under $40K, i would suggest jazz/picanto if you are looking for hatchback, or latio if you are looking for sedan.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

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Bro, are you looking at off peak car? Now quite tough to find below 40k and Japanese make. Unless you don't mind Korean, then probably there is chance of finding one. Else, it has to be OPC else below 40k can't get jazz or fit.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

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Two cars not mentioned:

Mitsubishi Colt (Version R if you see yourself driving it at times)
Daihatsu Sirion very well spec-ed - Singaporeans are badge snobs so it doesn't have a strong resale.

The gene pool could use a bit of Clorox at times

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

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u r so gd to yr wife..u gt so many car..juz give her one lo..

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

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Most people will tell you to get the Honda Jazz.



u mean honda jazz is for tai tai?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

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Most people will tell you to get the Honda Jazz.



yeah , many people told me to get that...is it really that good?
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

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u r so gd to yr wife..u gt so many car..juz give her one lo..


plse refrain from trolling.
serious discussion here


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

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er....i chop if throttle2 change to jepun laugh.gif laugh.gif



for my wife....not me.

as mentioned, mileage per month expected to be very low maybe about 200km only
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