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What car would you buy if you earn $1.85 million a year?

By SYF77 on 23 Mar 2012

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Outgoing SMRT CEO, Saw Phaik Hwa, must be the envy of many car enthusiasts. She earned $1.85 million in year 2010 and owns two luxury cars, namely a Ferrari California and Mercedes-Benz S500L. She can choose to enjoy some topless fun in the prancing horse or get pampered in the luxurious S-Class sedan.

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The combined cost of both cars comes close to about $1.3m. I guess I won’t even come close to buying one of those in my life time. But supposed if MyCarForum starts paying me $1.85m per year for blogging (ok, I know I am dreaming), here’s 2 rides that I hope to get:

The Audi RS3 Sportback

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Rich or poor, I do not fancy driving a big bulky machine that is so hard to maneuver in and out of tight parking lots. The car of my choice should be fast, nibble, and of impeccable built quality inside out. Measuring 4.3m in length with a 2.5L 340 bhp five-pot engine, the Audi RS3 Sportback fits the bill perfectly. 0 to 100km/h is completed in 4.6 seconds, making it faster than Miss Saw’s S500L.

The Mercedes SLK350 BlueEfficiency

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Since I am supposed to earn $1.85m a year, I should pamper myself with a stylish convertible as well. My choice would be the SGcarmart “2011 Sports Convertible of the Year”, the Mercedes SLK350. I am particularly attracted to its SLS-inspired nose and the innovative Magic Sky Control system. Powered by a 3.5L V6, the 4.1 meter compact Mercedes completes the century sprint in just 5.6 seconds which is quick enough for me.

A quick punch at the calculator shows that the combined cost of my dream rides is about $566K at existing COE price. Although they cost less than Miss Saw's $1.3m collection, I am more than satisfied to have them in my garage.

What are your dream cars if you were drawing $1.85m a year?

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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LoverofCar Mar 23 2012 02:57 PM
Change your surname to ''Saw''.....You will earn that much.....
Tuna_seng Mar 23 2012 06:18 PM
Hey SYF77, both your cars got no space to pick up many chicks at clubs. At most only can pick up 3 in the RS3, and one in the SLK. Also got no space to rubba rubba. But then if you earned $1.85m a year, you will have your luxury condo in town at your disposal.
Mecontle Mar 23 2012 06:47 PM
i dont need 2 cars to dream of, 1 is enough
Verve Mar 25 2012 05:01 PM
i doubt she would spend so much on cars with a 1.85 million salary alone, maybe she had some winfall from investments ? or maybe the 1.85 million doesnt cover bonuses, anyway down to earth for most of us a porsche 911 would do just fine,
Lwh Apr 10 2012 08:17 PM
Just cars nothing else? S500L, 535i, Golf GTI and a Cayenne Hybrid
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