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Mrs A Tham
11-04-2009, 01:38 PM
Checking out for a friend who is interested in getting a used kembara (manual) reg year 2004-2005. Wonder how much is cost now? Any suggestion to another car with similar budget. Talking about easy access of parts and low maintenance but no no to kancil coz she is very tall and already tried out kancil, she had to waste the back seat when she's driving...you know what I mean! Wanted something below a 1.5 and manual. Guess not much brand/make but still if anyone ada suggestion, pls feel free to advice. Tks.

bslee
11-04-2009, 02:10 PM
1st generation Kembara is to be avoided. High fuel consumption and prone to oil leaks.
Kembara is 1300cc and quite underpowered, insufficient to be efficient and good fuel consumption. Worth considering if it was at least 1600cc engine giving better power to weight ratio. Anyway, Kembara is already discontinued. New Nautica is rediculously price because it CBU and I really don't know what they're thinking or hoping, but its not to a buyer's immediate choice based on its price and competitors.
Look at others lah.

Mrs A Tham
11-04-2009, 07:59 PM
New Nautica is rediculously price because it CBU and I really don't know what they're thinking or hoping, but its not to a buyer's immediate choice based on its price and competitors.
Look at others lah.
U are right about the Nautica, looks like perodua is trying to go upmkt but still they are relatively young compares to toyota and othrs...so even being cbu, to the minds...its still a perodua! Anyway its way out of her budget lor!!
What do you think of a 2005 1.3 myV manual? Or any Hyundai recommendations? Must be below RM30k lah!

bslee
11-04-2009, 08:20 PM
What do you think of a 2005 1.3 myV manual? Or any Hyundai recommendations? Must be below RM30k lah!

Don't think you can get a 1.3 for below 30k...1 litre model possible.
Korean car maintenance and parts are not cheap. You're on a tight budget, perhaps a Perodua car may fit the bill.
Nautica seems to be for a niche market for those who're willing to pay, and cost less than a Toyota Rush.

Mrs A Tham
12-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Don't think you can get a 1.3 for below 30k...1 litre model possible.
Korean car maintenance and parts are not cheap. You're on a tight budget, perhaps a Perodua car may fit the bill.
Nautica seems to be for a niche market for those who're willing to pay, and cost less than a Toyota Rush.
:( thats what i told her too, what if its a kia picanto?? a 2005 model may cost around RM25k I think. Wonder whether its bigger than kancil as I mentioned she's relatively tall though.

bslee
12-04-2009, 12:44 PM
I suggest your friend take advantage of these times to shop around at any used car dealer without any obligation to buy. I'm sure car dealers in these desperate times will ever be more willing to service your friend. Start shopping... hundreds of these desperate dealers around for sure.

Jey
12-04-2009, 12:49 PM
I think ur better off getting a Kangoo 1.4
Very economical since its a turbo diesel and spacious inside.
Not sure of the second price but the they had a promotion price recently for new ones. :D

Mrs A Tham
12-04-2009, 11:10 PM
Looking out for dealers as BSLee suggested is what she will do, and also will look out for new compact that are more spacious. Today we were at Sway Pyramid and they have this Hyundai/Sime Darby promo. My hubby was actually explaining to her to take advantage of the low interest given to the new cars as if she gets a 2nd hand unit for 30k with much higher interest, end of the day it would not be much different. We saw the new Hyundai i10 (1.1) OTR is at RM42,888 which is very fuel economical. Compares to the MyV (1.0) 2nd hand which she saw in one of the used car places, it was like RM29,000 and reg in 2005. As she is going for 9 years loan, hubby advice her to take the new Hyundai i10 as it comes with a 5yr warranty and fuel consumption is at max 20km/L. My hubby was telling her if she intends to take a loan up to 9 years, its no point going for a used unit, moreover a MyV (1.0) which is not that fuel economical due to power and weight ratio. Well, I think guys will know better. Most of we ladies are not so technologically informed. I myself is quite interested in this i10 too as although its compact, its not so cramp like Atos/Kenari/etc.... My hubby is a 6 footer and after he adjusted the driver seat, there are ample space behind him still to accomodate comfortably, and I was surprise the roofing is relatively high (somewhat like MyV). And this feature do really interest my friend too! Surprising this i10 has a rating of 4star by Euro NCAP. I think I might want to get a 2nd car too if she's getting this model, maybe dealer can give us a better deal if we get 2 at one go huh?? :rolleyes: Anyway was never interested in a Kangoo due to the shape. Diesel is not cheap nowadays too.! Anyway she prefers a compact.

Phres
13-04-2009, 10:01 AM
May I ask what's wrong with the Kangoo's shape? I quite like it

Jey
13-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Agreed that the diesel is not cheap nowadays. But the mileage you get by using diesel engine can be much better than petrol engined vehicles. I'm using a D-Max 3.0 (Auto) turbo-diesel and I get around 650 km per full tank of 65 litres. A D-max 2.5 (Manual) can get about 850 - 1000 km per full tank depending on usage style. A Kangoo 1.4 is a much lesser capacity engine. And I love the shape of the Kangoo. :D

Just a suggestion only, its your friend's call. :D

bslee
13-04-2009, 12:47 PM
Agreed that the diesel is not cheap nowadays. But the mileage you get by using diesel engine can be much better than petrol engined vehicles. I'm using a D-Max 3.0 (Auto) turbo-diesel and I get around 650 km per full tank of 65 litres. A D-max 2.5 (Manual) can get about 850 - 1000 km per full tank depending on usage style.

Hey, but diesel engine road tax for 3 litre is a mind boggling annual RM4.8k wor!..
The bloomin regime still impose such a rediculous road tax rate for diesel engines. Thats why I say, what goes up doesn't come down even with reason. Malaysia Boleh.

Road tax calculator here. Uptodate or not, unsure.

http://www.autoworld.com.my/tools/roadtax.asp

Mrs A Tham
13-04-2009, 03:11 PM
Kangoo shape is ok but just that different people has different preference lor. No offense.
Anyway the Compact Hyundai i10 is only with an engine capacity of 35L and if not mistaken with their cool fuel efficiency of 20km/L a full tank of RM59.50 can go as far as 700km (max). Made my comparison as I myself also interested in this model. Well for most lady driver compact more suitable lah.. :) and this model is also relatively spacious amongst the compact cars around. BTW the roadtax is only RM55/yrly. :D