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About VictorTQT

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  1. Yes, that might be true. But COE cars, especially some cars were recently got the COE renewed at range 26k for cat A and 32k for cat B will be more attractive and can be hunted
  2. Congratulations to your friend. He has made a very wise and smart decision.
  3. Thank you very much. It is my great pleasure suprise. I am really happy to see that my sharing experience received appreciation from the community. Actually I have learnt a lot and also gained many experiences from other members here.
  4. If you look at sgcarmart, there are many cars with mileage is even much lower than this BMW, and almost are with only 1 owner. This car mileage is only 9500 km after 10 years (only 0.9k /yr), seems genuine: https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=765915&DL=1000 Mileage of 24700 km (2.5k /yr): https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=815340&DL=1000 Mileage of 57200 km (5.9k /yr): https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=807537&DL=2849
  5. Great information. Btw, what is the model of your car pending COE renewal?
  6. I did roof lining for my Honda Civic at 280$ at Edwin SGGarrage 1 month ago. Quite good service.
  7. got a chance to buy another car which I like too. At that time too many good car were up for sale. Decided to keep after that.
  8. Yes, it is and that is an interesting finding. I have just logged into my onemotoring systems and still see the min PARF value is valid as showing in the photos here. It also stated that the PARF eligibility is Yes (although the new COE with PQP has been paid) with the amount of $12569 if de-register by today. PARF eligibility expiry date is until 15 Apr 2019 (based on original registration).
  9. Thanks for your suggestion, I have removed the photos.
  10. Hi all, Just would like to share my experiences during the renewal of my Honda Civic. History: My car is the Honda Civic 1.6AT, originally registered in 16 Apr 2009. I bought the car from a Direct seller through sgcarmart at 16.5k (min PARF is 12.5k) in Nov 2018, means I had approximate 6 months to drive the car to inspect its status before making decision to renew the COE or not. Road tax was paid until 15 Apr 2019, so it is another convenient point for me. The mileage of the car when I took over was 87000 km (genuine mileage) and I was the 4th owner of the car. The purchasing was pretty smooth, I paid full amount in cash and we completed the ownership transfer at LTA on the same day. STA evaluation: The Direct seller on his good will sent the car to STA for evaluation and bear the cost for it. The STA report showed there are only a few minor points with the car, inclusive the worn out tires, worn lower arm-buish, non-retractable left-side mirror and minor seepage of oil. As all of those issues are wear and tears items, I decided to move on and took the car. Driving experience and maitenance: Handling of the car is good, during the 6 months driving it never gave me any problems. Quite happy with my car, so in March I sent my car for regular servicing and also for comprehensive checking at a workshop to intensive evaluate the car for COE renewal. All wear and tears part needed to be changed include 4 tires (Michelin Primacy 4), lower arm buishes and fix the non-retractable mirror only (over-all cost me less than 1k). The oil seepage was not detected at this servicing time and the mechanics told me they would check it at next time servicing. After that my car was ready for COE renewal. COE renewal: I bought the car in Nov 2018, when the PQP for COE reneal was $29760. The PQP was steadily decrease in the months after that and it reached the lowest $25525 in March, before slight increase in Apr. When I logged in the LTA onemotoring portal, I got the option to choose Mar or Apr PQP. If I chose Mar PQP, then my new COE wil be from 1st Apr 2019 to 31rd Mar 2029. If I chose Apr PQP, then my new COE will be from 16th Apr 2019 to 15th Apr 2029. Due to only 15 days is forfeited, I have decided to renew the 10 years COE using March PQP. The payment is also pretty convenient via online bank-payment. I also realized that the PARF rebate is still valid until 15 Apr 2019 even though I have renewed the COE, means I can still de-register the car and get back that min PARF. Road tax renewal: Now there is a small problem for me. My insurance with AXA is till 20 Nov 2019, so I only got an option to renew the road tax for 6 month from 16th Apr 2019 to 15th Oct 2019 (at $407). I think I will need to discuss with the insurance company to extend my current contract till 15th Apr 2020 so I can align the road tax with the insurance, but surely there is a mismatch in the expiry dates for road tax and the new COE. Thinking: I am now thinking whether should I repaint the whole car or not. The color of my car is brown and there are quite a number of small scratches there, but it is not clearly visible. I asked around and the cost is likely to be in 1-1.5k, so still thinking about it. And since the headlights are quite yellowish (although tried to polish and restore but still a bit foggy), I have also bought a pair of headlights at price of $119 each. Will install this brand new headlights after I repaint the car.
  11. VictorTQT

    My signal Repeater lights were stolen

    Actually it is not that easy to pull out this if it is a new set. However, since my signal light set are quite old (maybe 10 years old), so someone can still pull it out. The one stole my signal light might be also driving the same model as me, that is why he stole those items. Btw, the replacement is more difficult than I thought. I need to replace all from casing, sockets and bulbs since only the wire is left (see attached photo). Fortunately, after asking around, I got my problem resolved with Edwin from SG Garage, and now my car is back to normal. Thank you all for your comments/suggestion. This is just to let others know that this kind of action also can be happened in Singapore, and I am even more surprise since my car is very old (registered in 2009) and there is still people want to steal that cheap items.
  12. I did not realize that the signal repeater lights for my Honda Civic 1.6 (FD4) were stolen until today. Someone has stolen both two sides of it and left the two holes there. I do not know should I report to the police or not, since I am not sure where and when they were stolen. It should be happened within a few days this week. Could someone also please let me know where can I find the replacement and how much does it cost? Thank you very much. Some photos of the stolen lights are attached.
  13. How easy it is for the dealer to adjust the mileage of the car? I think they will have special tools/equipment to do it? And could the Direct seller also adjust the mileage, too? I mean when we can buy a car from the Direct Owner and the mileage is low, is there a chance that he adjusted it before? Normally from my thinking, no-one will adjust the odometer of our own car.
  14. VictorTQT

    COE Bidding – 1st Round of March 2019

    It seems the bidding is quite silent, could the COE for this time in March be dropped to the range of 23-24k?