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  1. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    Tropics like SG isn't too bad with narrow temperature ranges. Batteries typically hate extreme cold and extreme heat. As much as we bitch about the heat in SG, 35-37 degrees C isn't considered extreme high. So the batteries should be in okayish shape for 10 years, failing which replacements shouldn't be too expensive, considering the relative small size.
  2. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    Once you release your foot off the accelerator, the regen braking kicks in. Within 15-20mins, one can drive around quite confidently with just 1 pedal.
  3. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    The batt that powers the drive train is 10 yrs warranty. The size isn't very large 1.8kwh, so if you intend to drive beyond 10 yrs, this is one of the major thing to take into consideration. Brake pads probably hardly worn
  4. The reverse is also true. If coe went up, he may not have wanted to renew.
  5. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    Height wise, I don't choose to chance it. If the carpark is 1.9m, I can enter. If its below that, I'll probably not enter.
  6. Sigeena

    Acceleration -- CVT vs auto

    I think the interior space of the Sylphy is way ahead of the Accent.
  7. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    I usually use ECO mode while driving in low traffic situations, whether it be in the carpark, or cruising along highways. Smart mode in higher traffic, and when I may need to accelerate quickly away. Having become used to the 1 pedal drive, I hardly use Normal mode.
  8. It's probably that the black car crept in there after the trailer and the trailer didn't realise it was there at all.
  9. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    It's been slightly less than 2 weeks since I got my ride. It's been pretty impressive so far, delivering on quick acceleration while still providing around 16-17km/l. If I want to be really good at FC, I'm sure I can even do 20++km/l, but it'll be alot less fun. Yes, it can be fun driving e-power, as the drive train is pure electric. So once you step on it, it moves really fast. Handling wise, it's a minivan, so don't expect much. Some people have also mentioned that the petrol engine coming alive can be noisy. That takes some getting used to, and once you get the hang of it, you know when to anticipate it and perhaps even mitigate it. It usually comes alive mostly when the electric motor demands more power, so if you don't need the power yet, don't floor it. Driving around carparks is usually noiseless, cruising along the highway is also usually noiseless (except for road-noise). I've also found that the dual rear door concept to be a very useful feature. I probably only need to open the smaller window 80% of the time, so most parking spaces in SG will allow access to the smaller window. Some not so positives, I think many owners share the same sentiment that the current head unit is a disappointment, as it doesn't allow the 360 camera and predictive parking to project on the 7 inch display. Perhaps Tan Chong will figure this out and offer as an upgrade later. To be honest, this is my first time with such a feature, and I've not relied on the predictive parking at all, out of habit. Of course, for my wife, she'll probably thrill at this feature.
  10. Actually if I only need the car for myself and occasionally drive other people, I'll go for a cheapass coe car, and just use it. Repairs wise, only focus on general maintenance and safety such as tyres and brakes.
  11. Another option, since you see yourself changing car every 2-4 years, don't buy! Go for long-term rent. 2 year rental of Wish is around 1600-1800 per month, inclusive of insurance and servicing.
  12. You mentioned family of 5 to 6. Is that a norm or just occasionally? If you expect to drive your family of 6 on a regular basis, for comfort and safety, best to consider MPVs and SUVs. If occasionally, then I guess one can always fit 6 people in a mid sized sedan. MPVs wise, most popular is the Sienta, which has a good mix of price affordability and space features.
  13. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    Based on the FB group poll, of 8 respondents, 4 responded with 13-14km/l, 3 responded with 15-16km/l and 1 got 21km/l or more. Considering it's a new launch, it may take up to 6 months for the FC figures to be more realistic, after engine run-in and such.
  14. If the current car is in good condition, then renewing COE is likely the lowest cost approach. But since you already indicated not keen to renew the COE, it suggest that the car condition is probably not very good. Trading in at 1 year mark, i.e., 9th year, your expected paper value will fetch probably 10-12k, which at the AD, they may take in at 13-15k. Without knowing if you have a current loan, and expected redemption values, it is difficult to calculate further. As for the type of car, you have to consider your current needs at 9th year, as well as potential needs in the future, such as family requirements and such. My sedan served me pretty well for my family of 2 kids, but with a 3rd one on the way, I had to consider a change to a MPV.
  15. Sigeena

    2018 Nissan Serena e-POWER

    Hello Tim, There's already a FB group.