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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

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Planning to get a 2nd Mazda 2.

But dunno which dealer to go for or avoid?

Anyone can advice

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

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All dealers good when u get a good deal... Do yr homework on the cost of the car first..
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

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Price is roughly 60k for a 3 yrs old rite

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

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Mazda 2 is not common to begin with so if u definitely want to buy one, u will be at the 'mercy' of the car dealers.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

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Mazda 2 is not common to begin with so if u definitely want to buy one, u will be at the 'mercy' of the car dealers.


But the reverse is also true. Dealers who have Mazda 2 would want to get rid of the car as it's not as popular. Take your time to go through the 6 levels of exciting wares. drivingcar.gif
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

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Is there any guideline to follow for buying a second hand car? Meaning some tips

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

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Planning to get a 2nd Mazda 2.

But dunno which dealer to go for or avoid?

Anyone can advice


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

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I had good experience with Mayfair...

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:14 PM

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very simple.
Test drive the car. If you like, offer a price and

Tell the dealer you will only pay for
1. The car price (you will need to pay for the 1st instalment if you are taking loan)
2. The transfer fee ($11)
3. The insurance

no admin fee
no GST
no processing fee

I am driving my 5th second hand car till date.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

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Try Henly Enterprise. Had good experience from there.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

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very simple.
Test drive the car. If you like, offer a price and

Tell the dealer you will only pay for
1. The car price (you will need to pay for the 1st instalment if you are taking loan)
2. The transfer fee ($11)
3. The insurance

no admin fee
no GST
no processing fee

I am driving my 5th second hand car till date.



This is good advice.

To add on, if you aren't very well-versed with mechanical parts of cars and not sure what to look for, bring a friend who knows or preferably ask your own mechanic to take some time to go car shopping with you. If this isn't possible, get the dealer to send the car for Vicom or AA inspection. This small fee is worth it for peace of mind and to save lots of money on repairs later. Many of the dealers will suggest STA instead, forget it as STA isn't that reliable, only giving the car a A, B, C etc grading and not describing the condition in detail.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

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#06-01 - Car Times Automobile Pte Ltd
#05-16 - Mayfair Motoring
#05-05 - Car Design Motor Pte Ltd
#03-19 - Good Year Automobile Pte Ltd
#03-05 - Yong Lee Seng Motor Pte Ltd
#02-19 - Jia Leong Trading Enterprise Pte Ltd
#01-06 - RTMT Motor Pte Ltd
#01-03/04 - Prime Cars Credit Pte Ltd

For more complete listing, visit http://www.case.org.....plx?rm=results

Hope this helps!


While the car dealer might be CaseTrust accredited, they can still do monkey business. Best is your own judgement.

very simple.
Test drive the car. If you like, offer a price and

Tell the dealer you will only pay for
1. The car price (you will need to pay for the 1st instalment if you are taking loan)
2. The transfer fee ($11)
3. The insurance

no admin fee
no GST
no processing fee

I am driving my 5th second hand car till date.


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Best is get insurance quotes for yourself first, before going down. You can check sgcarmart for the car (year and colour), then get quote for your ownself. When you go down to the car dealer, make sure you do your research. Car A and B might be same price, same month, but OMV different, then you will get less PARF rebate if the OMV lower.

Don't let the dealer cheat you by just dealing on price. Deal on value, PARF rebate + COE (paper value) + your acceptable depre for the car. Some car price low, but PARF / OMV low, so even price lower than others, you still lose. Go sgcarmart can see those old Kia Rios or Accent get 6.5k depre per annum. At that range, can get MIJ cars.

As bro Cs3004 said, no admin fee, no any crap fee. If they say got, ask them what are the charge for. Usually they will stumble and say is to register the car and all. Ask them to eat dirt. Nego on the price first. Best if you have your own loan from bank, else the dealers will earn from there too, and you'll be paying extra interest.

Basically, own loan, own insurance, and own mechanic inspect.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:29 PM

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How to get own loan?

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

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So basically should get car A, assuming both same car model

A. Coe 20k, omv 15k selling at 60k
B. Coe 10k, omv 11k selling at 55k

How much diff is the paper value

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

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How to get own loan?


Simply submit your own loan application to the bank or finance company after getting the vehicle details (including COE, OMV etc.) from the dealer.

Take note that many dealers will not give much discount or might even attempt to charge "extra fees" if you take your own loan elsewhere or pay in cash. Same goes for sourcing for your own insurance. This is because they apparently earn commission if you take a loan and buy insurance through them. Once you've paid the deposit, it'll often be too late, or at least very troublesome, if they suddenly raise the price or charge "extra fees" for taking your own loan/insurance, so it is important to discuss all these details before committing, state them down specifically and have them sign it.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

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Speaking from recent exp, without car loan the price would be marked up or limited room for nego. Own insurance is possible as the comm they get is small. Sending to own trusted mechanic is best. Veh inspection are profit centre and wld overlook small defects so as to help the dealer along (experienced it before).

End of day just know that car appearance is only skin deep until examined thoroughly and by yr judgement after test drive.

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Simply submit your own loan application to the bank or finance company after getting the vehicle details (including COE, OMV etc.) from the dealer.

Take note that many dealers will not give much discount or might even attempt to charge "extra fees" if you take your own loan elsewhere or pay in cash. Same goes for sourcing for your own insurance. This is because they apparently earn commission if you take a loan and buy insurance through them. Once you've paid the deposit, it'll often be too late, or at least very troublesome, if they suddenly raise the price or charge "extra fees" for taking your own loan/insurance, so it is important to discuss all these details before committing, state them down specifically and have them sign it.


What Bicolor said about the loan.

Make sure you negotiate based on the price alone. Ignore other factors, negotiate based solely on price. Afterwards, make sure everything in writing, and the price there written is NETT.

They get commission from loan, from insurance, from basically everything that they sell to you.

In the sales agreement, make sure to state if that the car got problems (excluding wear and tear for older cars), that if the engine / gb faulty, you will get refunded.

Check out sgcarmart's entire selection first. Know what car you want, know the price for the model / age you're looking for, and which other dealers have similar car. Best if you bring iPad, so can check and show them in front of them. Else they bullcrap til the moon or Mars. Always be prepared to walk away.

Also, during test drive, just test everything. Brakes, steering, just don't crash. Rev til max if you like. Coz test drive is to hear the specific car everything. If you brake and it doesn't brake well, then something wrong already. (E-brake, but please, do it in a safe environment and not main roads.) This is the one time for you to test everything. If no mechanic, just bring to AA or Viacom. Make sure the cost is included in the car already. Usually, they will ask for deposit before inspection, so make note of the following: if Gearbox or Engine faulty, refund, if chassis show signs of welding or damage / collision, refund. Any more, you go think up yourself.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:09 AM

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I bought a used from car design and my present used car from Mayfair, both not too bad

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What Bicolor said about the loan.

Make sure you negotiate based on the price alone. Ignore other factors, negotiate based solely on price. Afterwards, make sure everything in writing, and the price there written is NETT.

They get commission from loan, from insurance, from basically everything that they sell to you.

In the sales agreement, make sure to state if that the car got problems (excluding wear and tear for older cars), that if the engine / gb faulty, you will get refunded.

Check out sgcarmart's entire selection first. Know what car you want, know the price for the model / age you're looking for, and which other dealers have similar car. Best if you bring iPad, so can check and show them in front of them. Else they bullcrap til the moon or Mars. Always be prepared to walk away.

Also, during test drive, just test everything. Brakes, steering, just don't crash. Rev til max if you like. Coz test drive is to hear the specific car everything. If you brake and it doesn't brake well, then something wrong already. (E-brake, but please, do it in a safe environment and not main roads.) This is the one time for you to test everything. If no mechanic, just bring to AA or Viacom. Make sure the cost is included in the car already. Usually, they will ask for deposit before inspection, so make note of the following: if Gearbox or Engine faulty, refund, if chassis show signs of welding or damage / collision, refund. Any more, you go think up yourself.


Yah buying a used car with no experience is not an easy task... so much things need to take note of, so many calculations, so much research and also need some luck... if can really must get someone with experience to go with you...

Back to the same old days...


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

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heard that some car dealers purposely markup the price of the car so the buyer can get more loan from the Bank. Is this legal for both the car dealer and buyer? How does it work? Thanks...


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