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  1. Vinceng

    Most honest used car ad ever?

    It's no longer the case after the era of the 9th generation Corolla, after which the Altis, Vios, Camry are all assembled in Thailand.
  2. 10 year old car with 7,000km mileage - car forgotten by foreign family. ☺️ https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=881633&DL=3380
  3. And with many cars used for private hire, averaging at least 80,000km annually, you won't know the true mileage after the dealer gives the car a new coat of paint, chemical engine wash, replace upholstery, wrap the steering wheel with synthetic leather. Worse, private hire cars are not brand specific - from A to Z, almost every make is used for private hire - BMW, Citroen, Daihatsu, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo. It's hard to detect
  4. I picha-ed every used car dealers' lobang, to be precise. 😁
  5. Sheer coincidence that almost all these 10 year old used cars for sale have the same mileage of around 100,000km? 🙄
  6. Highly doubt any action will be taken by the government on tampering of mileage, until the time when there a series of accidents related to non-replacement of parts due to faked mileage. Government tends to be reactive rather than proactive. Must wait for something to happen, then it's justified to take action.
  7. I doubt Ad would have the time to verify the mileage of every car sent to them for servicing 😁 Do you know that for popular makes like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai etc., the AD services an average of 150 cars a day?
  8. A cheaper way to deter car thieves is to install.a steering wheel lock, wheel clamp your front wheel.
  9. Another trick used by dealers in tempering the mileage. A 7 yr old car is put up for sale Serviced for the first 3 yrs at agent, with mileage at 45,000 in 3rd year (average 15,000km/yr). Gets sold to a 2nd owner who is in sales and drives a lot or even used for Private Hire. By the 7 year, mileage is 200,000km and serviced at outside workshops. Dealer will adjust mileage to 90,000km and send to agent to service. And declare in the ad that it is agent maintained with "genuine" 90,000km mileage. I know because my car dealer friend does that and it's an industry norm.
  10. Vinceng

    Petrol Price Movement in Singapore

    Only in Singapore petrol prices are fast to increase and slow to decrease. Consumers Assoc of Singapore is a toothless Tiger.
  11. Vinceng

    Petrol Price Movement in Singapore

    SPC - always last to raise price, first to lower prices
  12. Vinceng

    Singapore Motorshow 9 - 12 Jan 2020

    Let's wait till it snows in Singapore and I will tell you the answer. ☺️
  13. Vinceng

    Singapore Motorshow 9 - 12 Jan 2020

    Till today, many perceive that Korean cars are a class below and break down easily, or they do not want to be seen driving a Korean car because it is disgraceful. Korean cars drive like conti cars due to the weight and the compromise is higher fuel consumption than Jap cars.
  14. Vinceng

    Singapore Motorshow 9 - 12 Jan 2020

    A Kia Cerato / Hyundai Avante with same specs as the Toyota Altis but costs $20K less - which would you choose? But there will always be Toyota die hard fans who are willing to pay $20K extra for the perceived value in a Toyota
  15. You mean Korean cars are unreliable??