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  1. Time for a Part 2 as the original thread has clocked >10,000 posts (10,100 posts to be exact). Kudos to @Theoldjaffa for starting the thread and allows many of us to have a glimpse of unusual / rare car models on our road, or even overseas! OK, this is a definitely an unusual car in BMW history. Look closer, this is NOT a normal E30 320i Convertible... For those who still catches no ball, it has a fixed B & C pillar! Yes, this is the BMW E30 3 Series Baur TopCabriolet. The convertible came courtesy of a Stuttgart-based coachbuilder named Baur, who had a long history with BMW and apparently saw the market for a BMW convertible before BMW did. So the two teamed up to make a convertible 3-Series – with only one little problem. It wasn’t quite a convertible. Baur had to start its convertible 3-Series by taking an already-built 3-Series coupe and sawing off the roof. As a result, there wasn’t any extra rigidity built into the body or the chassis – since the car was never intended to be a convertible in the first place. So Baur had to engineer this rigidity into the top. The result of this was a convertible of … unusual proportions. For one thing, it isn’t a full convertible: the top panel comes off, and only the soft top over the rear window retracts like a typical convertible top. But then there are the pillars. In “roof open” mode, the A-pillar is still in place, of course. But so are the B-pillar, and the C-pillar. And there’s a huge bar connecting the B-pillar on the left side of the car to the one on the right side – even when the top is off. Even though there was a factory BMW 3-Series convertible on the E30 body style, it didn’t start out that way. Instead, Baur made another 14,426 E30 3-Series convertibles, with the unusual targa-ish convertible roof and all the pillars and bracing in place before BMW finally took the reins and did a factory convertible with a normal roof and no extra pillars or bracing. Read more about the 3 Series Baur in the following post I have made last April. @jimmyfong @Mockngbrd any idea how many Baur left in Singapore?
  2. While waiting at the traffic to turn green, do you have the habit to blow your exos like every few seconds?
  3. Sometimes, size does matter. When it comes to a new car showroom (or any kind of shop), size is undoubtedly important - more space means more choices for the customer. At over 100,000 sqft, the brand new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore is the largest new car showroom in Singapore, and it is truly larger than life. Occupying half of the sixth floor of the Carros Centre, the new Cars & Coffee Megastore is one stop location for all your car buying needs. Here are five things that make the new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore a one-of-a-kind shopping experience: 1. Largest car collection With over 1,000 cars on display, this is the largest new car showroom in Singapore. The extensive collection ranges from entry-models from brands like Honda, Toyota and Suzuki to high-end luxury cars from the likes of Bentley and Porsche. Unsure about what you want? With plenty of options for different price points and customer needs, you won’t be needing to hop from one showroom to the next. Here, you get everything under one roof. 2. Staple choices At the Cars & Coffee Megastore, you will find plenty of staple choices, including the new Honda Fit or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, as well as new choices such as the Toyota Raize or the new Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class. And, more importantly, the cars here are all ready to go – these VAC Ready Stock cars mean that all that is required is a COE, and you can immediately take delivery of your new car and start driving. 3. Rare finds Are you looking for something a little more out of the ordinary? You might just find it here. You will find models like the new Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Class on display. And, if there’s something you have in mind that you don’t see, Cars & Coffee has the capability to bring it in for you. 4. Golf carts No, Cars & Coffee are not selling golf carts to customers. However, there are golf carts on site to ferry customer around. Why? Well, considering the showroom spans more than 100,000 sqft, getting around on foot can become tiring. To provide customers the best experience, and to facilitate quick viewing of the cars available, two golf carts have been procured to ferry customers around. 5. Customer service At the Cars & Coffee Megastore, you’ll also find a spacious and luxuriously appointed lounge area that you can relax in. Here, you can snack on pastries and drink specially brewed coffee, while the highly-professional sales people walk you through the different car buying options available to you. 6. Personalisation options In the customer lounge, you will also find a huge array of car-related add-ons, such as accessories and upgrades like media players and rims, to cosmetic accessories and solar film. Also, you will find plenty of personalisation options to craft the car of your dreams. With a wide range of exterior paint colours, as well as different interior leather options with different grades of leather and a huge array of colours, there is no doubt that you will find a combination for even the most eclectic palette. The brand new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore is now open, and is located at 60 Jln Lam Huat, Level 6, Carros Centre Singapore (737869). It is open from 10:30am to 7:00pm daily. To get in touch, you can contact Cars & Coffee Singapore at 6397 4080, or make an online enquiry or appointment here.
  4. Can someone explain what these car entails? It seems you will be given a new 10 year COE but the OMV is murky. The description is always "eligible for PARF rebate". What does this mean? I understand they are used but it is much cheaper than a comparative second hand vehicle. Why? I also understand you can also bid for these cars yourself in auctions. Guess after that you settle the COE, Tax etc yourself. Cash settlement I believe. Insight welcome.
  5. Was searching around for info on which carparks that will scratch your bumper or undercarriage no matter how slowly you drive Googled and found a few lists in other forums but some are really long and include carparks with narrow ramps etc. And some are outdated. What I want to find out is which carparks to totally avoid if you have lowered cars. Those that will 100% hit no matter how slow you go So far I only know of one - the Bugis Junction carpark coming out to Middle Road Anyone else have others to contribute? Only those that sure kenna one, thanks 1) Bugis Junction - Middle Road exit
  6. ToniTrex

    Car Closest to Formula 1

    Hey guys ! Just curious and wanting to know cars that have a similar technology to what Formula 1 car has. The closest could ever get to a formula 1 car and why. Could be looks, technology, speed, all of the above? you name it. Personally my top 2 picks are the LaFerrari as it is as close as it could get to a F1 car for its technology, and Lexus LFA for its Screaming V10 sound.
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  8. Watched a repeat of TopGear (episod in china) and the 3 men condemned whatever cars made in china. I think today, china's cars are not really up to international standard yet in terms of safety, performance, etc but since these B&B cars are for their domestic markets where the majority of buyers dont really know anything better, china car makers will continue to churn out millions of mediocre cars yet still find buyers queue up, end of the days making tons of money. Is there a incentive for them to make better cars, to match the quality/performance etc of say VW etc, let alone the highend conti/jap/korean cars? Those china buyers who have the taste / money for better cars, in typical chinese 'culture', will buy imported cars, coz no china car makers have the prestige / history / brandnames to attract buyers who want not only good cars, but also 'face'/status only brands like Merc/BWM (RR also) etc could provide. Patrioism is more or less non existent when it comes to the rich, except state owned companies buying mic highend cars for their bosses? Bottomline, will it be almost unforeseable china made cars will ever match the quality / status of highend foreign-made cars? not in the next 10/20 years? The expanding domestic B&B car markets are big enough to occupy them for a long time, export is hardly something they have time to think about.
  9. Hi, Would like to know how many will consider buying a EuroIV diesel car instead of the normal petrol car? The first consideration is of coz diesel car gives better mileage and maybe cheaper daily running cost. While car uses petrol is kind of rather standard on the cost of daily running. Your comments and thoughts plzzzzz...
  10. We had so much fun talking about this last year, with supporters and haters of various brands coming out of the woodwork.. Should we fear starting a topic on this? Nah... Like Nike, Just Do It 😉 So which cars will feature in the top ten? How about the brands? Which ones will be top again? IMO, the top brands won't change much: Toyota, Honda, Merc and Hyundai will be there. Who else will be interesting to watch, as the fortunes of the various brands have changed a lot over the last year. Nissan would have been there a few years back when they had the QQ, the darling of the local market five years ago, but no longer so. The Subaru Forrester used to sell very well, but let's see if the current version can do the same too. Come come, send in your predictions, but this is no EDMW, so let's keep it civil 🙂
  11. 7hm

    Drawing cars...

    Anyone got skill? I don't think I got. never manage to become car designer. But can still imagine my own dream car.
  12. At every car show or new model introduction, auto manufacturers would always come out with a long list, stating the unique features of their cars, but many a times, these features might just be forgotten over time, or simply taken for granted. These features may be a real technology break through (e.g. engine, gearbox, safety, etc.), or mechanical / electrical (e.g. spoiler, door opening mechanism, head / tail light, etc.). To kick start, anyone still can recall the following terminology? - Twin Door - Bi-Modal Trunk - Waku Waku Gate Sounds familiar? or are they aliens to you? or you think you know something about it? Well these are fanciful names given to boot / trunk / tailgate that open in more than 1 way. Twin Door by Skoda When the 2nd generation Skoda Superb was unveiled in 2008, the car come with many wow factors. But the one that really standout, at least to me, is the dual opening boot lid. It feel just like a small magic show, to see the 4 door sedan opening up it boot in 2 fashion, one like a typical sedan, and the other like a sport back. And after owning one for close to 4.5 years, I can attest to the usefulness of this feature, that ever allowed me to fit in up to 4x 24 - 28" language at one go, and even transporting a 3ft fish tank with the rear seats in-place (not folded). Bi-Modal Trunk by BMW Shortly after the Skoda Superb go on sales in early 2009, BMW follow suit with it own version of dual opening mechanism on the 5 series Gran Turismo Concept (which later debut as the love or hate it 5 GT), and give it the name Bi-Modal Trunk, which sound a little more sophisticated than the Czech brand. While it offer the same flexibility of a hatch back when opened in full (sport back mode), it offer much less practicality when opened in sedan mode, due to it limited access to the boot via the tiny yet wide opening boot lid. Waku Waku Gate by Honda The dual opening mechanism seems very much forgotten till 2015, when Honda introduce it on the new JDM Stepwagon, and somewhat take this concept to the next level, by allowing the tailgate to be used by passenger to access into the last row of the MPV! All are welcome to post the unique features of your car(s), or what you have came across. Up next, what are so special about these MPVs, Nissan Prairie, Toyota Raum and Toyota Isis?
  13. Expertz

    Electric cars

    so after reading so many bad reviews about the civic hybrid and several good reviews about the pirus i'm wondering if 100% electric cars will be a good move in the near future, if the battery can withstand our sunny temperatures anybody got any experience to share? what is the lifespan of such batteries? the civic groups complain a whole lot about their batteries but the people who own the piruses seem to be very happy with their cars, so it does seem like a split down the middle
  14. Searched but can’t find any relevant thread.If have any , Mods pls kindly delete this thread.. As per title, let me start the ball rolling.. Pls share your CSI here 🙏🏻🙇‍♀️ https://m.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=873193
  15. JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced that the Government has decided to implement the Vehicle Entry Permit fee for all foreign vehicles entering Johor. Najib said that the decision was made following a request made by the state. "I have discussed the matter with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and have also informed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Wahid Omar of our decision. "I have instructed him to inform the Road Transport Department (JPJ) so they can work out the details before the VEP is implemented," he said during a buka puasa event organised by the state Wednesday. "We will make an announcement later on the date of implementation and the rates for the VEP," he said. Najib also assured that a portion of the collection would be channelled to the state Government.
  16. I think the list can go on and on. . . But to give a summary, I have chosen my 10 cars i would love to drive/seat in before I die. They are not rank accordingly. So there is no number one place. Just these 10 iconic car that I like personally. NSX Type R (NA1) The car's strong chassis rigidity and cornering/handling capabilities were the results of Ayrton Senna's direct input with NSX's chief engineers while testing the NSX prototype car at Honda's Suzuka Circuit during its final development stages. BMW M3 CSL Coupé, sport, lightweight construction. CSL: three letters that give every sports car fan goosebumps. The BMW M3 CSL is regarded as an icon and the crowning achievement of the third M3 series. Lotus Exige S The S stands for supercharged. The result was a featherweight, high-revving rocket with 220 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque, a track junkie’s dream. Tesla Roadster I just want to be part of the history of mankind too. 0-100 at 3.7 Secs, That is ludicrous fast. Alfa Romeo GTA 1,600 cc DOHC twin-plug inline four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that’s capable of churning out 170 horses. This was a love at first sight for sure. Mazda Miata (NA) a.k.a Eunos Roadster. It loves to rev, it wants to play. Overtaking cars three times your size is a breeze, and you sit so close to the road that the other motorists probably didn’t even notice you were there. Porsche 996 It was controversial at the time of its launch mainly because it was the first 911 to switch from air- to water-cooling, and also because of its ‘fried-egg’ headlights with integrated indicators. The more people who hate it, makes me want to drive that car even more. Daihatsu Charade GTti Nothing much, just a world's most powerful production 1.0-litre car for a very long time. And plus my father used to drive one. McLaren F1 Just how many supercar in the world that let you sit in the centre of the car? 618 horses in a normally aspirated, 6.1-liter V-12, custom-designed for the McLaren F1 by BMW Motorsports. Maserati MC12 A supercar based on the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, and an even rare unicorn of 50 production units are sold just to participate in FIA Manufacturer's Cup.
  17. changed to a new PC recently and restored my browser bookmarks was going through the bookmarks for organise and deletion realise many car forums already shut down for good most car forums have migrated to Facebook as car interest groups or they simply die off as the car models went end of line is MCF the only local car forum left today? feel kind of nostalgic, back then when car forums were popular, with lots of gatherings organized and new car gadgets for chng and modify one of the some car meetups i went to (in 2005... gosh 15 years ago.......😞
  18. Cars & Coffee, an informal event where car enthusiast gather, happened recently. Here's the highlights of what appeared on a sunny weekend morning...
  19. Cars & Coffee, an informal event where car lovers gather and mingle, was held yesterday with much success. Basically a car meet, owners of exotic, rare, classic, vintage, or historic vehicles are encouraged to bring their beloved machines out to let others get up close to. As the last meet before year closes, these are the highlights of what happened yesterday... Can't decide which one I like more, the NA Mazda MX-5 or EG Honda Civic. 90's front-wheel or rear-wheel drive fun? MX-5 looking really clean here. A very clean Mazda RX-7 from the mid-80's with all the decals intact. Its the details that count! This 1994 Nissan President is definitely one of my favourite cars from this meet. Never expected one to survive this long on our roads considering it was already very rarely seen back in the mid-90's. There were some Italians... (Fiat Coupe's design still fresh after all the years.) some from Britain... (The Noble looks really good here.) and of course, some from Germany... The BMW E34 5 series looks amazingly well kept... Then its back to the Japanese. The Toyota Sprinter Trueno or better known as the AE86, never fails to turn heads. A lone Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 MR RS was spotted here too. Less of these now as most are reaching the end of their 10-year COE lifespan. On the topic of rally weapons, these two Subarus should not need much introducing... For those who don't know, you are looking at a 1993 Legacy 2.0RS and a 2007 WRX STi Spec C. Pity I don't have any photos of the clean Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage hidden at the end of the photo... More sedans here... The R32 Skyline GT-R. Another head-turner! With all said and done, I reckon nothing beats this 1962 Chevrolet Impala. I mean if you want to make a statement, this is it! Anyway, that's all from me for this edition of Cars & Coffee. Watch this space for more coverage of the next meet!
  20. Carbon82

    Guess the Cars

    I am starting this thread to do my part in boosting the traffic / readership / participationship in MCF. I started the same topic during my time with AsiaOne Motoring Forum, and this used to be one of the hottest thread over there. All the old birds from A1M Forum (@fitvip, @presea, @hotnyh, @sabian, @7007, @ahyoo2002, etc.), let do our part to keep MCF active so that this forum would not face the same fate as A1M. For a start, let have something easy. All these 3 model were available in Singapore some 15 - 20 years ago. Happy guessing... #1 #2 #3
  21. SGCMVassago

    Citroen Cars

    Any owner of Citroen car here? Can you share your experience on Drive comfort Interior quality and durability Car operational durability And C&C service level? TIA
  22. Parliament: COE, road tax and other costs will continue to apply to private cars, says Khaw Boon Wan source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/parliament-coe-road-tax-and-other-costs-will-continue-to-apply-to-private-cars?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=STFB&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0QtgIRetgfnmZqhIKANAaYw7HrQNZS7AaQGH62T7PWULgPW34vta9qku4#Echobox=1588691487 SINGAPORE - Private car owners will have to continue paying for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) and their road tax plus vehicle licensing fees during the circuit breaker period, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday (May 5), The reason is they can still drive on the road for essential work or personal activities like buying groceries, he pointed out. He said in a written parliamentary reply to Nominated MP Walter Theseira that his ministry has received requests to extend the validity period of COE, road tax and other relevant motor vehicle licences. Associate Professor Theseira had raised the issue too when he asked whether such relief could be given to mitigate motor vehicle depreciation costs in view of the impact of Covid-19 measures on motor vehicle usage. But, Mr Khaw noted, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has already made adjustments to land transport services and charges. He pointed to the LTA extending the inspection deadline for private car owners who were originally scheduled to have their cars inspected during the circuit breaker period. It also extended the deadline for vocational drivers to submit their medical reports when renewing their vocational licenses. "In both cases, the motorists can continue using their vehicles as long as they have valid insurance coverage and road tax," he said. In a separate written parliamentary reply, Mr Khaw said that post-pandemic, the current financing model for public transport would have to be updated should the impact of Covid-19 be "drastic". But as it is too early to determine the post-pandemic world, it would be "premature to assess its long-term impact to public transport financials", he added. "Suffice to say that the pandemic will reshape our economy, our way of life and how we move about." The minister was replying to Prof Theseira, an economist with the Singapore University of Social Sciences, who had asked how social distancing measures had affected demand for public transport services, among other things. Mr Khaw said public transport companies are racking up additional costs as they clean and protect their vehicles and drivers, and house Malaysian bus drivers. These Malaysian drivers are affected by their country's Movement Control Order that requires them to be quarantined for 14 days when they cross the border into Johore. "These costs would eventually have to be borne by operators and taxpayers, as they are not adequately covered by current fares. "Our transport operators are therefore under significant financial stress, especially as their rail operations were already making losses prior to Covid-19," he added. Current ridership has plummeted by 75 per cent for buses and 84 per cent for trains compared with pre-Covid-19 levels. At the same time, fare revenues have plunged by about 80 per cent. For now, the impact on the operators is "partly cushioned" by relief measures such as the Job Support Scheme, property tax rebates, waiver of the foreign worker levy and temporary suspension of Electronic Road Pricing, he noted. Operating costs could have declined further if public transport supply was reduced to match the dwindling demand, but operators have largely preserved service capacity to ensure commuters could maintain social distancing, Mr Khaw said. "Post-pandemic, we will see how public transport evolves," he added.
  23. RickyWee

    Inconsiderate Drivers

    https://mothership.sg/2020/03/chicken-car-run-over/ Driver almost run over a family of chicks.... Luckily every one of the chicks manage to survive, imagine how brutal it will be if one of it died.. The driver also has an expired road tax and is still driving the vehicle!!
  24. Hi guys, just wonder where do u go for yr mitsubishi car servicing? Any recommendation? I thought of getting workshop to clean throttle body, change CVT fluid (50000km mileage dun need to change Gearbox filter right?), change coolant plus maybe thermostat. The throttle body looks a little complicating than my previous car as engine bay quite cramp.. Where would u recommend? Thanks in advance for advices