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Is Perodua Kenari a good and reliable car?

 

Thinking of buying 1 used one.

 

Please advise.

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Malaysian cars not that good

but the engine is using Daihatsu technology. Japan built. Gearbox I not sure.

 

What you think..

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but the engine is using Daihatsu technology. Japan built. Gearbox I not sure.

 

What you think..

Send for an inspection if you really want to buy

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My experience with Perodua cars (previously drove a Viva), the car itself is reliable and won’t give too much problems.

 

Biggest problem actually is how previous owners treat/abuse it.

 

Anyway with buying of second hand cars, better to send it to a trusted Mechanic to check through everything and change whatever needs to be changed after buying it.

 

So factor that into your purchasing cost and negotiation.

 

My previous Viva cost 1.2k to almost overhaul the engine. Did it in Malaysia. If in Singapore the cost probably gonna be at least x2 already.

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but the engine is using Daihatsu technology. Japan built. Gearbox I not sure.

 

What you think..

Maintenance cost will be lower if done up north. I believe will be even lower cause its local brand.
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but the engine is using Daihatsu technology. Japan built. Gearbox I not sure.

 

What you think..

 

Find maybe Hyundai Avante or some car like that.

This car isn’t that cheap either, and is a 1990s car.

Isn’t comfortable either.

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Reliable? Probably. It's after all a MY assembled Daihatsu Move. 

 

Good or not is very subjective  [laugh]

 

It's probably a simple and easy car to drive and maintain. I like the tall headroom. But you might consider the safety aspects of this car. 

 

I still see one or 2 running around once in a while

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Engine compartment same as kelisa. Owned kelisa for 9years 6mths. 280k km. Engine very very reliable. Aircon nv fail. Stil very cold before i sold off. No repair throughout for 280k km. Change only timing belt, mounting, tailights/headlights, clutch plate, tyres and 1 coolant flush.

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The Kenari shares the same Daihatsu sourced engine as the Kelisa. Tested and proven hardy 999cc, 3 cylinder engine with no complicated electronics. *Toyota owns Daihatsu

 

You can get a used one for $5K and spend $41k to renew COE for 10 years. Add another $4K to replace wear and tear plars (reasonably priced in S'pore and very cheap in M'sia) and for $50K grand, you have a reliable car to drive for 10 years and $5K annual dep .

 

As annual rd tax is low to begin with, the 50% surcharge ($195) does not hurt. The $585 in annual rd tax with 50% surcharge is similar to that of a 1300cc car. 3rd party insurance with 50% NCD costs no more than $500 a year.

 

Spacious and sits 5 mid sized adults comfortably.

 

http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=714991&DL=2397

 

 

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Maybe you can look at myvi as well if you prefer Perodua cars.

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Watch this video.

Still want a Perodua?

 

 

Hum Kar Chan woh!

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Watch this video.

Still want a Perodua?

 

 

Hum Kar Chan woh! ðð¼

 

Think SAFETY for your family and loved ones.

That should be your paramount consideration, when choosing a car!

Just can't stop trolling do you?....
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Video from a different angle:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j-1O2seadOQ

 

Seriously, I think it warrants highlighting the significant difference in structural rigidity (or the lack of), when buying Malaysian cars like Perodua.

 

You dare, you buy lor!

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