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Douglam

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  1. There really isn't much choice for "mechanically simple". Like it or not, modern cars are loaded with electronics. You can choose to have a manual transmission, but don't forget that the modern engine is loaded with electronic monitoring and control systems. And good luck trying to find a car with hydraulic powered steering. It's up to a point that nowadays workshops don't do much human diagnosis anymore, they plug the car to a computer and it tells them the faults.
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    2019 Mercedes Benz GLB (X247)

    Not hard to achieve. The 3rd row seats in the 2GT is probably one of the lowest seats I've ever seen in a car. Well...other than the front seats in supercars. Lol.
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    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    Lol. If you can't tell the difference, means you didn't drive hard enough. Hahaha. Anyway, like Pohhenry mentioned, maybe can consider the x2 if you are concerned about handling.
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    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    With the higher CG in the x1, definitely more body roll when cornering. Laws of physics. Plus with the FWD in the x1, it will be a very different feeling when you accelerate out of the turn. Best to test drive and see for yourself whether you can accept the "downgrade". Hahaha.
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    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    Yes, before 2017 was the 6 and 8 spd aisin gb. Some variants of x1 also come with 18", but that's not the key point. But if you are serious about handling, better stick with RWD sedan cars unless you go for Macan or X3M. Lol.
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    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    A bit too early to tell because DCT launched end 2017. But so far seems not as bad as VW DSG. On handling, it depends on how particular you are. For sure the F30 3 is much better because lower CG and RWD. The new G20 3 should be even better.
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    2017 Volvo XC40

    But totally different price range. $40-50k diff leh.
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    2015 BMW X1 sDrive20i

    Never. 10i still have chance. Lol
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    2019 7th Generation BMW 3 Series (G20)

    Hahaha, it's ok. My world not so ideal. Lol
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    2019 7th Generation BMW 3 Series (G20)

    Geez. Minimum 250hp and now 3.0 diesel to be "just nice"? I was thinking that 1.4-1.6 turbo diesels should be decent in SG roads. Hahaha you guys are really in a different league. Lol.
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    2019 7th Generation BMW 3 Series (G20)

    Your 528 accelerates well because of the torque from the turbo. Actually in SG, torque is more useful than hp. So actually diesel is best here. Too bad it's a bit noisy and not as clean as the Europeans thought.
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    The new BMW M5 : first look

    Really meant to be. Same name mixup also can. Lol. Must buy 4D also. Huat ah!
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    2019 7th Generation BMW 3 Series (G20)

    Wah, your standard quite high bro, 250hp nia. Liddat 80% cars no need to drive liao. Hahahah.
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    The new BMW M5 : first look

    LOL. You should REALLY change your friends. NOW. If want value for money, please drive a Camry. I fail to see Porsches to have more value with their crazy lists of options. Plus some "options" are actually must haves, unless you want to drive a crippled Porsche. Options are nice to have, but always have zero resale value in SG. Anyway, the word "value" is irrelevant at this level. Just go with your heart. Cannot go wrong with a M5 lah. Many M5 wannabes out there with the bodykits. Hahaha.
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    The new BMW M5 : first look

    You should change friends. Shows that they know nothing about Porsches. Lol Most importantly is buy what you like, unless your friends are paying for your car. Hahaha Congrats on your wonderful car. Enjoy!
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