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  1. Number of big cars jumped in past decade The number of cars with bigger and more powerful engines on our roads has jumped in the past decade, and is set to overtake those with smaller engines - a trend which could have implications for resources and emissions. This is because Open category certificates of entitlement (COEs) - which can be used to register any vehicle type except motorcycles - end up being used almost exclusively for bigger cars, as those who sell or buy bigger cars have stronger bidding power. ... https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/number-of-big-cars-jumped-in-past-decade
  2. Quantum

    CAT A "Luxury cars"

    Assume you want to buy a CAT A "Luxury car" from above, which one will you choose? Precondition: budget is problem, so excluded CLA180, also don't consider Diesel engine, other concerns: Reliability, durability, Safety, F/C, Interior space, engine performance, handling, maintenance cost etc
  3. Glyuen

    Proton Suprima S

    Proton Suprima S! Looks good from the pictures. I think that proton designs are getting better. Will we see it in Singapore? Hope it handles better than the Savvy http://paultan.org/2013/08/28/driven-proton-suprima-s-review/
  4. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has setup a website to seek feedback from the general public on how COE and car ownership schemes should be tweaked. The government is trying to inject some form of social equitability in car ownership in our land-scarce island. The feedback will help the government to better delineate CAT A from Cat B, so that buyers of mass market models do not have to compete directly with luxury car buyers. However, luxury brands' penetration into CAT A is only part of the equation in contributing to the astronomical rise in COE price in the 'mass market' category. The reduction in supply of COE and ever increasing population numbers would ensure that COE prices would remain sky high. If you are interested to air your views, do visit the website
  5. SYF77

    COE classification by OMV ?

    In recent years, the downsizing of engines by premium brands has led to luxury cars competing for a slice of the Cat A COE, which is of 1600CC capacity and below. For instance, a 1.6-litre Volvo S80 is something unthinkable 10 years ago but it is available today. Before that, Cat A COE used to be dominated by work horses such as the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. With the tightening of COE supply, prices are sure to head north. As premium brands would normally command higher profit margin, it is expected of them to out-bid a Korean or Japanese brand in securing a COE. But is there a fairer way to allocate the limited resources? Perhaps, COE could be categorized by the car's Open Market Value (OMV) instead of capacity. OMV is assessed by the Singapore Customs, based on the price actually paid or payable for the goods when sold for export to the country of importation. This price includes purchase price, freight, insurance and all other charges incidental to the sale and delivery of the car to Singapore. To ensure that a middle income Singaporean is not out-priced in the COE hunt, Cat A COE could be classified as cars of OMV below S$20,000. Cars with OMV of between S$20,001 to S$35,000 could be classified under Cat B. In this scenario, a Corolla buyer would not be going after the same piece of COE as a wealthy Volvo S60 T4 buyer. Rather, this would put the 1.6-litre S60 and the 2.0-litre Camry in the same category, which I believe should make more sense. Cat E COE could be classified as cars with OMV of S$35,001 and above. Car sales dominated by luxury brands are unheard of in other countries. It is time to put things back to normal.