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  1. Coe drop but sometimes price never drop
  2. I saw an ad for a 1yr 3mo car, COE 31k, OMV 35k, ARF 41k, Dereg Value: 58k, Mileage 20k Selling price is 148k Really curious how much did the 2nd car dealer pay for such a new car? Anyone care to comment?
  3. Bro, back to English version?
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    Any one know about the new Infiniti Q50

    It was around mid last year so should be B8
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    Any one know about the new Infiniti Q50

    Passat quieter. Q50 can feel the difference during cornering because of RWD.
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    Any one know about the new Infiniti Q50

    Tested both cars last year, the steering on Q50 is very heavy, whereas most of the cars' steering nowadays are very light I understand it is not the electric assisted type.
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    Amazon.sg is launched

    Heehee, I am using Zolo Liberty+. Almost 2 years now. Just checking which one to get next
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    Amazon.sg is launched

    Been looking at their wireless earphones, so far nothing that makes me want to make an impulse buy
  9. Oh its today?
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    Cars@Expo Oct 2019

    Straits Times article for earlier this year https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/volvo-starts-selling-its-china-made-models-here Volvo starts selling its China-made models here Authorised agent Wearnes Automotive has started with the S90 flagship sedan (above and left) and XC60 mid-sized crossover. Volvo Cars is owned by Chinese carmaker Geely Holdings, which also owns Lotus and Proton. Authorised agent Wearnes Automotive has started with the S90 flagship sedan (above) and XC60 mid-sized crossover. Volvo Cars is owned by Chinese carmaker Geely Holdings, which also owns Lotus and Proton.ST PHOTO: TOH YONG CHUAN PUBLISHEDJAN 5, 2019, 5:00 AM SGT It says move won't result in cost savings but will address capacity limitations in plants elsewhere Christopher TanSenior Transport Correspondent Volvo Cars has become the first non-Chinese brand to import China-made cars into Singapore. Volvo's authorised agent Wearnes Automotive has begun selling made-in-China models - starting with the S90 flagship sedan and XC60 mid-sized crossover. Its managing director (Volvo, Pre-Owned and Insurance) Sabrina Sng said the move, which will not result in cost savings, is to address capacity limitations in Volvo's Swedish and Belgian plants. She gave the assurance that the China-made cars are manufactured according to global quality standards. "The car quality is great - no different than any in our range," she said, adding that "customers are mostly indifferent" to the move. Volvo Cars is owned by Chinese carmaker Geely Holdings, which also owns Lotus and Proton. The S90 is made in Volvo Cars' plant in Daqing, while the XC60 is from its factory in Chengdu. The Swedish brand was the first Western carmaker to export a China-made premium model to the United States back in 2015. In 2017, it began exporting S90s to Europe by rail from Daqing. As the company expands, observers expect that it will have to diversify its production. In the first nine months of last year, Volvo sold 472,553 cars, up 14.3 per cent from the same period in 2017. The new Volvo S60, for instance, will be imported from a new plant in Charleston, South Carolina. Similarly, BMW announced last April that from 2020, it will start exporting the new iX3 crossover from its plant in Shenyang. BMW Asia, however, said there is no plan "in the near future" to bring the iX3 to Singapore. The car industry is not unique in tapping China's manufacturing prowess. Branded goods companies which have done so include Nike, Apple, Armani and Prada. Said Nanyang Business School adjunct associate professor Zafar Momin: "I am fairly confident there would be no long-term impact on brand appeal of China-made Volvos. As an exporter of global car brands, China has been closing the quality gap with established car manufacturers. "As China's manufacturing capability continues to mature, as it has since the 1990s, it becomes harder to establish the country of origin by simply examining the car quality. "In the near term, there may be customers whose purchase decision may be biased against 'China-made cars' as it is a relatively new production source for passenger cars. But such sentiments will fade." Loyal Volvo customer Benjamin Tan, 48, is not sure. "It's a stigma attached to Volvo now that some models are manufactured in China. I would consider twice before buying one made from there, as I may suffer some resistance when trying to sell it off in future," said the civil servant. Cars are not always made in their countries of origin. For instance, Toyota and Honda import models made in Thailand; BMW and Mercedes-Benz import some cars from South Africa and North America; and Volkswagen imports the Beetle from Mexico.
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    Cars@Expo Oct 2019

    S60 T4 at 159k is a good deal. Pre expo price after discount /overtrade was 165k
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    Amazon.sg is launched

    Accessed from amazon app. Looks messy
  13. Yeah, my car was a "victim" once but I quickly learnt to avoid the trees 😁
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    2019 7th Generation BMW 3 Series (G20)

    saw some PIs listing 520d on sgcarmart, maybe they might be interested in bring in 320d?
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    Nissan new sporty sedan launched

    Altima v Optima - even the name is similar 😆
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