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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:31 AM

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About 2 decades ago, the term bread and butter car model used to be refering to car with engine capacity of 1.0L or lesser, and mid size family sedan are the Corolla, Sunny, Mazda 323, Civic, Jetta and such. Sub 1.0L rides make up some 12 - 15% of our passenger car population, and proved to be popular for those looking at a simple point A to point B personal transport tool.

 

Some of the hot model include:

 

Suzuki Swift Sedan

800px-Suzuki_Swift_rear_20071011.jpg

 

Suzuki Wagon R

Suzuki-Wagon-R.jpg

 

 

Toyota Starlet

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Nissan March

NISSANMicra5Doors-978_5.jpg

 

Subaru Justy

Subaru%20Justy%20(3).jpg

 

Subaru Vivio 

subaru-vivio-%5B9918%5D.jpg

 

Daihatsu Charade 

1993-1996_Daihatsu_Charade_%28G200RS%29_

Daihatsu Move

Daihatsu_Move_Sr-xx_1998.jpg

 

Mitsubishi Toppo Town Bee

800px-Mitsubishi_Minica_Toppo_Town_Bee.j

 

Mitsubishi Pajero Mini

800px-Mitsubishi_Pajero_Mini_005.JPG

 

Fiat Uno

1280px-Fiat_Uno_II_back.jpg

 

Seat Ibiza

1280px-Seat_Ibiza_rear_20071002.jpg

 

Sales of sub 1.0L rides start to fall by the end of 90s / early 2000, due to the ever rising COE premium (and no thanks to the merger of Cat 1 & 2 COE into Cat A in May 1999), as well as the better acceptance of Korean model (Accent, Getz, Atos, Rio, etc.). IIRC, the last 1.0L (non-turbo) model sold in Singapore is the Hyundai Atos, which at it lowest price point, can be had for <S$30K.

 

Atos_2713.jpg

 

T.B.C.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

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we still see some on the roads


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:43 AM

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Two decades wontan Mee only $1.50... Sigh, Neverending one.. Over the times, appetite gets bigger as ppl yearn for better living standards.
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:56 AM

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Turbo charge technology do exist in some of the sub 1.0L ride, and the better know one includes:

 

Daihatsu Charade GTti

daihatsu-charade-gtti-6.jpg

 

Subaru Vivio Turbo

subaru-vivio-06.jpg

 

Mitsubishi Pajero Mini Turbo 20V

mitsubishi-pajero-mini-03.jpg

 

And the last turbo-charge Japanese model to be sold on our shore is the Mitsubishi i.

Mitsubishi_i.jpg

 

 


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:00 AM

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Actually these cars are more than adequate for Singapore daily use. However, the COE makes a joke out of buying such cars. Now you see people driving monsters to make their money worth.

Maybe when we go for the satellite ERP system, such cars will be back on the road.
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:10 AM

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Actually these cars are more than adequate for Singapore daily use. However, the COE makes a joke out of buying such cars. Now you see people driving monsters to make their money worth.

Maybe when we go for the satellite ERP system, such cars will be back on the road.

 

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About 2 decades ago, the term bread and butter car model used to be refering to car with engine capacity of 1.0L or lesser, and mid size family sedan are the Corolla, Sunny, Mazda 323, Civic, Jetta and such. Sub 1.0L rides make up some 12 - 15% of our passenger car population, and proved to be popular for those looking at a simple point A to point B personal transport tool.

 

Some of the hot model include:

 

Suzuki Swift Sedan

800px-Suzuki_Swift_rear_20071011.jpg

 

Suzuki Wagon R

Suzuki-Wagon-R.jpg

 

 

Toyota Starlet

05.jpg

 

Nissan March

NISSANMicra5Doors-978_5.jpg

 

Subaru Justy

Subaru%20Justy%20(3).jpg

 

Subaru Vivio 

subaru-vivio-%5B9918%5D.jpg

 

Daihatsu Charade 

1993-1996_Daihatsu_Charade_%28G200RS%29_

Daihatsu Move

Daihatsu_Move_Sr-xx_1998.jpg

 

Mitsubishi Toppo Town Bee

800px-Mitsubishi_Minica_Toppo_Town_Bee.j

 

Mitsubishi Pajero Mini

800px-Mitsubishi_Pajero_Mini_005.JPG

 

Fiat Uno

1280px-Fiat_Uno_II_back.jpg

 

Seat Ibiza

1280px-Seat_Ibiza_rear_20071002.jpg

 

Sales of sub 1.0L rides start to fall by the end of 90s / early 2000, due to the ever rising COE premium (and no thanks to the merger of Cat 1 & 2 COE into Cat A in May 1999), as well as the better acceptance of Korean model (Accent, Getz, Atos, Rio, etc.). IIRC, the last 1.0L (non-turbo) model sold in Singapore is the Hyundai Atos, which at it lowest price point, can be had for <S$30K.

 

Atos_2713.jpg

 

T.B.C.

 


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:17 AM

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Not many know that beside the Suzuki Swift Sedan, there are also a few others 1.0L sedan available in the other part of the world around that era, such as

 

Toyota Belta (aka Vios in ASEAN market)

42149.jpg

 

Nissan Sunny

3606703911421930412.jpg

 

Daihatsu Applause

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But honestly, with even a 1.0L Daihatsu having to struggle it way up our Benjamin Sheares Bridge with just 4 pax on board, I can't really imagine how the Applause is going to make it way up there at a reasonable speed.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:19 AM

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I beg to differ. These car existed when times of COE prices were in the excess of 60K too. There were still buyers coz car makers put them in the market.

 

Anyway even if it was cheap and affordable back then I will stay away becoz the safety standards of such cars are appalling. I do not want to squashed like a pancake in one of those.

 

Such cars no longer exist becoz of more stringent safety and exhaust emissions tests. More steel reinforcement, auto gearbox with more gears and more weight, more luxury and gadgets to compete. More weight will affect fuel economy and exhaust emissions. You can see why car makers aren't making them anymore.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:21 AM

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got those turbo diesel 1L type?

 

Not many know that beside the Suzuki Swift Sedan, there are also a few others 1.0L sedan available in the other part of the world around that era, such as

 

Toyota Belta (aka Vios in ASEAN market)

42149.jpg

 

Nissan Sunny

3606703911421930412.jpg

 

Daihatsu Applause

1991-1993_Daihatsu_Charade_%28G102%29_SG

 

But honestly, with even a 1.0L Daihatsu having to struggle it way up our Benjamin Sheares Bridge with just 4 pax on board, I can't really imagine how the Applause is going to make it way up there at a reasonable speed.

 



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:05 AM

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We will see more 1.0L cars on sale soon under VAG brands, in the guise of 1.0TSI.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:21 AM

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I am driving a small car.  Usually, i can't even use up all the parking lot space.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:23 AM

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I remember the Starlet, my dad's first car.

 

The rear hatch leaked whenever it rained, and our seats would be wet. My brother and me will have towels ready to mop up the water and have to seat in awkward positions to not get drenched ourselves.

 

Good times..


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:38 AM

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Buy 1 litre for wat? COE all cost the same now, hoot big big CC! More ATAS!!! 


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:44 AM

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No point buying a smaller car when bigger engines now still have excellent fuel economy. Only bigger expense is road tax but that's not much over 1 year. Want to save money and drive car? Don't be a badge whore!
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:46 AM

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Now cars getting so heavy leh. Eg, the current civic, size is almost the same as the accord a few generations ago. All the cars upsizing. Engine need to upsize also.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

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Buy 1 litre for wat? COE all cost the same now, hoot big big CC! More ATAS!!! 

 

Altis must buy 2L.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

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Those 1.0L cars that TS mentioned was so popular back then. Those were the days. Lol.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

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Altis must buy 2L.

 

No leh. In Singapore, people buy the biggest car they can get with the smallest engine. Lol.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:55 AM

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Will things take a change now, when manufacturers rush to introduce TC 1.0 engine that has more horsepower than a typical 1.6L engine (N.A.), and Torque figure matching or even better than that of a 2.0L ride (N.A.)? Will 1.0L engine (TC) return to Singapore and be widely accepted again? Here are some interesting newer 1.0L TC engine to be checked out.

 

Ford 1.0 EcoBoost

- 140ps / 210Nm

 

VW 1.0 TSI Twin-Charge

- 272ps / 270Nm 

 

VW / Skoda 1.0 TSI Turbo

- 115ps / 200Nm

 

Audi 1.0 TFSI Turbo

- 95ps / 160Nm

 

Honda 1.0 VTEC Turbo

- 129ps / 200Nm

 

Opel / GM 1.0 Ecotec

- 115ps / 170Nm

 

Suzuki 1.0 Boosterjet Turbo

- 110ps / 170Nm

 

Hyundai / Kia 1.0 Kappa T-DGI Turbo

- 120ps / 172Nm


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Back then, Cat A was up to 1 Litre.

There were 3 Car Cats for COE.  Untill A & B were merged.

 


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