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About Glyuen

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  1. Glyuen

    Amazon Free Shipping to SG >$125 & Good buys

    Cos too many people buy in large quantities. Algorithm discovered a spike or Liqui Moly Singapore complained. Hence ban.
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    2016 / 2017 Subaru Impreza

    actually.. this car no different whether your foot heavy or light. a few months i drove gently and being light on the pedal. also 7.5-8km/l i experiment being heavy on the pedal. fc increased only a little to 7.2-7.8km/l so just whack and enjoy the handling. just a disclaimer that my trips are 90% short trips.
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    2016 / 2017 Subaru Impreza

    thats quite good. i'm getting 7.5km/l all these while. car is well maintained. same 07 impreza 1.6MT.
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    2016 / 2017 Subaru Impreza

    I'm not surprised at 9.2km/l. it could have been worse. this 1.6 variant is underpowered coupled with AWD will lead to high FC.
  5. i am very sure they have changed the wording after this yr's budget announcement. previously no diesel tax. hence diesel is not classified as "dutiable fuels"
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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    You're absolutely right. That's why I said that BMWs are not known for their resale value. Even Mercedes in general have slightly better resale value. Wish is brought out as an example of a car with good resale value. 2GT very niche market without any competition from Merc/Audi/Jag/Volvo. Maybe the VW Touran. But even the Touran is aimed at the Wish. I have been eyeing the 218i and 220i for some time but going the PI route is a psychological barrier for me. Hopefully PML will start selling Petrol 2GTs next yr.
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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    Don't confuse matters. Loan is a separate issue. You buy BMW and Toyota also need loan. Lets say I pay full cash. I did not say anything about making money. I buy a car to use, not to make money. Not only in Sg but all over the world cars are a liability in general but it is an object of desire for many still. You asked to provide example of a car with good resale value (which of course is relative). Sgcarmart selling for $65k. My original post has a caveat which is to sell the car yourself which is not hard in this age and time. Selling to dealer is just paying a high price for convenience. Even if selling at $60k would make my depreciation less than that if I were to drive till scrap. This is what most would call good resale value. I rest my case. Anyway, too much digression for 2GT thread. Although I know BMW resale value is not fantastic, the 2GT is something that my heart wants, hopefully PML can bring in the petrol variants. Buy and hopefully drive till scrap. No need think about resale.
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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    March 2011 Wish bought at $125k. $60k COE. If drive till scrap depre $11.5K. Sgcarmart prices about $65k. Say u sell cheaper at $62k. $63k loss for 6yrs. Depre $10.5k.
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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    BMW are never known for good resale value. If diesel phased out slowly less spare parts. Harder to service outside. Resale value wont be rosy.
  11. Glyuen

    VES 2018

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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    -$10,000 to + $20,000
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    2014 / 2015 BMW 2 Series Active / Gran Tourer

    with the increased diesel tax and new CEVS scheme. i think 216d may be slowly phased out and PML may bring in petrol version.
  14. Glyuen

    The new Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Tyres- Launched

    WOW.. A, C 68dB. looks good. most pirellis are 72-72dB as far as i can rmb. michelins are usually 71dB
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    New Kia Niro Hybrid

    2.5k i heard from SE. seems overpriced.