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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:06 AM

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I think our politician here would not have considered such a cheap car (it is cheaper than a cat D COE!) for even for their servant... :wut:

Even if that happen, the dealer might be praying hard that the buyer would not come back to sue him under lemon law... :omg:

 

David Cameron buys used Nissan Micra for wife Samantha – in blue

 

Car dealer Iain Harris says he thought ‘I’ve just sold a car to the prime minister’ after he bought secondhand car for £1,495.

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When car dealership boss Iain Harris got the call from David Cameron’s security team that the prime minister was about to call in to buy a used blue Nissan Micra, he thought it was his mates winding him up.

 

Harris, owner of Witney Used Car Centre, said he was asked if he would mind staying open for an extra half an hour on Friday night so the prime minister could look over the secondhand car, which cost £1,495.

 

He was in two minds, he told the Guardian, in case his friends turned up instead and thought he was gullible.

 

“I thought, well I’ll stay here just in case, because the security guard said they’d arrive at 17.32 and I thought, well, that’s a bit precise,” he said. “Next thing I know, Mr Cameron and his security guards turned up, and I thought, this is actually happening.”

 

The car dealership, based in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, specialises in “quality pre-owned cars at affordable prices”.

 

Harris said he believed Cameron was buying the blue Nissan Micra, which had 92,000 on the clock, for his wife Samantha. “He looked it over just like any bloke off the street, but not someone with mechanical knowledge,” he said.

 

“I think he must have seen it on the internet, a British-made car, five-door hatchback, not too expensive, within 10 miles of his constituency. And he found this one.”

 

Harris said he had even joked that the colour of the car was right for Cameron and said he was lucky it was not red, but that was as political as the conversation went. “I wouldn’t have asked him about politics,” he said.

 

“You wouldn’t want to start a political argument with a customer asking them about their political beliefs and they say: ‘Hold on, I’d rather not buy the car from you’.”

 

Cameron told Harris he would return the next morning to buy the car, and returned to pay just after 10am. “I didn’t give him a discount, he paid the screen price, got the log book, went to the post office to pay the tax and off he went,” he said. “And then I thought, I’ve just sold a car to the prime minister.”

 

Harris said he did not give Cameron any special treatment. “I think his security team thought it was odd I was just treating him like a normal customer,” he said. “But it’s not like he was buying a £20,000 car, then it might have been different.”


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

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Buy a cheapo car for his wife.... [laugh]

 

while he's being driven around in a £200,000 Armoured Jaguar XJ.

 

http://www.telegraph...a-for-his-wife/


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

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Buy a cheapo car for his wife.... [laugh]

while he's being driven around in a £200,000 Armoured Jaguar XJ.

http://www.telegraph...a-for-his-wife/

Different ma... driven around in government car, this one is personal use.

You think any minister in SG will buy a used car?
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:35 AM

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title misleading leh.

 

maybe buy the car for wife to drive around their compound onlyyy


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

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Sibei ngeow considering he is linked to the Panama Papers....

 

http://www.theguardi...d-panama-papers

 

 

Political publicity move


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:05 AM

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Also never lead by example lo how to car lite ?

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:53 AM

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Different ma... driven around in government car, this one is personal use.

You think any minister in SG will buy a used car?

ccs drives a used Toyota camry



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:31 AM

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Then they will be late for parliament session. How to car-lite?

 

Light up their ass more like it.

 

 

Also never lead by example lo how to car lite ?

 


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 01:44 PM

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Aiyoh, your boss also never control what car you buy, why should we dictate what car a politician should be driving....... They also earn a salary and have every right to buy and own material things as long as the money is not from ill gotten gains. Be fair la.... if you think you can run the country better please go and stand for elections.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:25 PM

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Aiyoh, your boss also never control what car you buy, why should we dictate what car a politician should be driving....... They also earn a salary and have every right to buy and own material things as long as the money is not from ill gotten gains. Be fair la.... if you think you can run the country better please go and stand for elections.

some ppl just green eye.... all talk and complain but still vote for them....


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:05 PM

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Buy a cheapo car for his wife.... [laugh]

 

while he's being driven around in a £200,000 Armoured Jaguar XJ.

 

http://www.telegraph...a-for-his-wife/

 

 

No congestion charge in London for a Mica........dents here and there, not important. Will sit at 70mph between London and Oxford okay and it's a Nissan, reliable as hell.

 

What could possibly go wrong? :)



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:54 PM

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Aiyoh, your boss also never control what car you buy, why should we dictate what car a politician should be driving....... They also earn a salary and have every right to buy and own material things as long as the money is not from ill gotten gains. Be fair la.... if you think you can run the country better please go and stand for elections.

For me I think they are welcome to buy whatever they want with their millions. But I doubt they will buy something "low class" like a used car. That is reserved for us common folk, like HDB....

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:55 PM

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consumption? Petrol in uk not cheap! :D



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:07 PM

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For me I think they are welcome to buy whatever they want with their millions. But I doubt they will buy something "low class" like a used car. That is reserved for us common folk, like HDB....

 

“I don’t need to prove myself through the car I drive, or the clothes I wear. I have never in my life bought a new car, not because I cannot afford it, but simply because the moment you drive a car out of the showroom, that’s a depreciation of about $20,000… and what for?”

 

http://mothership.sg...n-unbelievable/

 

http://thenewagepare...chan-chun-sing/

 

http://www.my15hourw...chan-chun-sing/

 

 

 

You choose to believe it or continue to bluff yourself


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:22 PM

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LSL drives a lexus GS.

 

 

 


(i love my old car like i love my money, so i decided to keep an old car and keep my money from LTA)  [thumbsup] 


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

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Most of them are diesel in the UK.

 

consumption? Petrol in uk not cheap! :D

 



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

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Very reasonable thoughts, as many who can afford share this view

But cost of car expenses is relative

As one's salary increases or shoots up, big expenses can become small change

So views can change

Just compare our view on this at age 18 year old when we got our license and when we are at the peak of our career at 40 years old 

“I don’t need to prove myself through the car I drive, or the clothes I wear. I have never in my life bought a new car, not because I cannot afford it, but simply because the moment you drive a car out of the showroom, that’s a depreciation of about $20,000… and what for?”

 

http://mothership.sg...n-unbelievable/

 

http://thenewagepare...chan-chun-sing/

 

http://www.my15hourw...chan-chun-sing/

 

 

 

You choose to believe it or continue to bluff yourself

 


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:43 PM

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Salary is not forever.

 

Very reasonable thoughts, as many who can afford share this view

But cost of car expenses is relative

As one's salary increases or shoots up, big expenses can become small change

So views can change

Just compare our view on this at age 18 year old when we got our license and when we are at the peak of our career at 40 years old 

 



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:05 PM

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Car to ppl at these countries are really just for from point A to B, if our car price are as theirs we will be very much just like them.

 


back to the same old days ...

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:14 PM

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“I don’t need to prove myself through the car I drive, or the clothes I wear. I have never in my life bought a new car, not because I cannot afford it, but simply because the moment you drive a car out of the showroom, that’s a depreciation of about $20,000… and what for?”

 

http://mothership.sg...n-unbelievable/

 

http://thenewagepare...chan-chun-sing/

 

http://www.my15hourw...chan-chun-sing/

 

 

 

You choose to believe it or continue to bluff yourself

 

Well 1 guy doesn't represent the entire parliament... good for him though! With his "rags to riches" story, very good chance of a future PM. What better way to show meritocracy in action than this story of a boy who came from nothing to become the leader of 10m people (expecting 10m population by the time next PM comes around)




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