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Good one. Same same. Went around car browsing. Average trade in $X. Sold outside got another $15K. Went for $4K discount 8bid NG. Got it at 4th bid. In between take MRT, Bus, Taxi, CO car, cycle n walk.. save $19K, walk average 15,000 steps a day, lost 3kg.. Why not? And I did not choose a FXT!

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1st Gear

Good one. Same same. Went around car browsing. Average trade in $X. Sold outside got another $15K. Went for $4K discount 8bid NG. Got it at 4th bid. In between take MRT, Bus, Taxi, CO car, cycle n walk.. save $19K, walk average 15,000 steps a day, lost 3kg.. Why not? And I did not choose a FXT!

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Turbocharged

Big savings bro. I could lose some weight too. You placed an ad on sgcarmart to sell directly?

Used the wheeldeal thingy.

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3rd Gear

I don't think it is just about luck. Trade in may be just one of the reasons. Stock arrival is definitely one of those as well. Regardless trade-in or not, still worth to go for NG Coe to get another $2K dis.

Stock arrival definitely played a big role in why I got my COE after 2nd bid out of 6. I booked the car with the colour I wanted, available from the initial batch bound for our shores in March. Maybe 1st round bidding it was market trend watching for them after the $38k drop in Cat B. And I'm glad they secured the $47k COE despite me booking the car during the price drop after the $38k period. Most likely it's because the car is already in for processing.

 

For my deal, I'm only offered a further discount of $1k for NG COE... But no complaints, I had a good experience of car buying this round and now enjoying every drive in the XT. Going for my 1st servicing soon! :)

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Hypersonic

Not really true in my case. I did not do the trade in of my car with MI because they only quoted me a value of $27k. SE advised me to sell outside. I managed to sell off the car myself at $34k within 2 weeks. And I got my COE within 2 bids.

 

Maybe I'm lucky...

 

It all depends on the colour you want stock availability, if the car is here you will get the COE immidiately. If no stock, they will bid at lower price.

I booked on mid Feb, stock will only arrive later this month, so I got my COE this Wednesday. MI actually revised the bidding price last 10mins to make sure I can get. I am on NG COE.

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Collected car yesterday and saw lots of foresters parked behind the showroom. Saw a couple parked along the slopes going up to their workshop too. I don't see any other models. All foresters.

 

Many will be collecting theirs today I think. Congrats to you all.

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Turbocharged

The facelifted Foresters are already on the roads. Most of them collected their initial batch in March 2016. More will be on the roads in the coming months.

 

Well, I know the facelift models are out, but I thought the facelifted XTs were only being viewed. Haven't been keeping up with this thread.

[sweatdrop]

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Collected car yesterday and saw lots of foresters parked behind the showroom. Saw a couple parked along the slopes going up to their workshop too. I don't see any other models. All foresters.

 

Many will be collecting theirs today I think. Congrats to you all.

It's going to be a common sight on our roads soon, with all the Foresters being processed out at this rate. It used to be a rare sight to spot a Forester before this influx. More people to wave "hi" to at the lights...

It all depends on the colour you want stock availability, if the car is here you will get the COE immidiately. If no stock, they will bid at lower price.

I booked on mid Feb, stock will only arrive later this month, so I got my COE this Wednesday. MI actually revised the bidding price last 10mins to make sure I can get. I am on NG COE.

I think my car must have arrived during my 2nd bidding, as I also noticed the revised bid towards the end before closing to secure the COE.

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1st Gear

Hi guys,

 

I got my COE after 1st bid on wed! However, SE has not texted me about any details on making downpayment and other paperwork. It's already coming to weekend, I hope I don't have to wait till next weekend to do the paperwork.

 

When I placed my deposit, he told the car color I chose was already in-stock. 

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6th Gear

Hi guys,

 

I got my COE after 1st bid on wed! However, SE has not texted me about any details on making downpayment and other paperwork. It's already coming to weekend, I hope I don't have to wait till next weekend to do the paperwork.

 

When I placed my deposit, he told the car color I chose was already in-stock. 

 

It takes a while to settle all the paperwork such as bank loan approval for your new ride if you are taking loan, existing loan settlement if you are trading in vehicle with outstanding loan, insurance rebate etc etc. Any maybe your SE is top seller now so many clients waiting for him to settle.  

 

But SE should be able to tell you fairly accurate the date of handling over your new ride as taking over new vehicle is a very important event. Let's face it. Car is the second most expensive thing that you probably buy. The first being the roof over our head.

 

For my recent experience, my timeline is as follows

 

Wed - COE pio-ed

Following Thurs - Was informed full settlement amount

Friday -  Hand in final payment

Tues - Cheque cleared

Wed - Car registered

Thurs - Take over new vehicle

 

All in about 2 weeks from COE-pioed

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It takes a while to settle all the paperwork such as bank loan approval for your new ride if you are taking loan, existing loan settlement if you are trading in vehicle with outstanding loan, insurance rebate etc etc. Any maybe your SE is top seller now so many clients waiting for him to settle.  

 

But SE should be able to tell you fairly accurate the date of handling over your new ride as taking over new vehicle is a very important event. Let's face it. Car is the second most expensive thing that you probably buy. The first being the roof over our head.

 

For my recent experience, my timeline is as follows

 

Wed - COE pio-ed

Following Thurs - Was informed full settlement amount

Friday -  Hand in final payment

Tues - Cheque cleared

Wed - Car registered

Thurs - Take over new vehicle

 

All in about 2 weeks from COE-pioed

 

Thanks! So you mean you handed in final payment 2 days after getting COE or 9 days after? I don't understand what you mean by "Following Thurs".  

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To all new owners of Forester, please check your tyre pressure. From my experience and what I read from this thread, MI tends to pump higher than required. Mine was ~260 kpa, 2 weeks after I collected my car.

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6th Gear

Thanks! So you mean you handed in final payment 2 days after getting COE or 9 days after? I don't understand what you mean by "Following Thurs".  

 

9 Mar = COE pio-ed

17 Mar = Informed final settlement amount

18 Mar = Submit payment cheque

22 Mar = Cheque cleared

23 Mar = Vehicle registered

24 Mar = Collect new vehicle

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Turbocharged

9 Mar = COE pio-ed

17 Mar = Informed final settlement amount

18 Mar = Submit payment cheque

22 Mar = Cheque cleared

23 Mar = Vehicle registered

24 Mar = Collect new vehicle

25 May PPS

26 May solar film

27 May ecu tuning

 

 

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9 Mar = COE pio-ed

17 Mar = Informed final settlement amount

18 Mar = Submit payment cheque

22 Mar = Cheque cleared

23 Mar = Vehicle registered

24 Mar = Collect new vehicle

 

Many thanks for clarifying. Looks like I'll wait for SE to inform me of date for final settlement. My loan already approved liao, and I'm not taking insurance from MI. 

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3rd Gear

To all new owners of Forester, please check your tyre pressure. From my experience and what I read from this thread, MI tends to pump higher than required. Mine was ~260 kpa, 2 weeks after I collected my car.

I think they pumped above the recommended pressure prior to collection. Not sure why also. Mine was 270 kpa when I checked the day after I collected my car. I've since adjusted it to 240 kpa front and 230 kpa rear.

Many thanks for clarifying. Looks like I'll wait for SE to inform me of date for final settlement. My loan already approved liao, and I'm not taking insurance from MI.

I did not know that I can opt to source my own insurance.

 

In the end got the insurance from MI which cost me $1300 for the XT. My previous 2L car only around $900... Next year I'm going back to my own insurer. Is it true that turbo charged cars command a higher insurance premium?

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 Is it true that turbo charged cars command a higher insurance premium?

 

yEs

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Hypersonic

I think they pumped above the recommended pressure prior to collection. Not sure why also. Mine was 270 kpa when I checked the day after I collected my car. I've since adjusted it to 240 kpa front and 230 kpa rear.

I did not know that I can opt to source my own insurance.

 

In the end got the insurance from MI which cost me $1300 for the XT. My previous 2L car only around $900... Next year I'm going back to my own insurer. Is it true that turbo charged cars command a higher insurance premium?

 

If you used your own insurance, they will add $300 to your purchase price..

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