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06-08-2010, 11:03 PM
The resale prices of diesel cars are very much lower than the petrol versions. Diesel models give fantastic midrange torque and highway acceleration is v quick.

The models to look out for are the BMW530d, Mercedes E270cdi and the car with real good value for money is the S320cdi.

There are many problems with diesel cars as the fuel available here is not very good.

I test drove the BMW320d and it is a real fun car to drive with its immensely strong acceleration and very good fuel economy.

Euro2 standard diesel available here now is better than previous fuels. 1000km on a full tank is attractive

Be ready to spend 10k for initial repairs and then use additive cleaners and change fuel filters regularly and the car will last a long time..

all u high mileage people out there should consider a diesel and a S320cdi cost from rm105k for such a piece of german engineering and image..

any input is appreciated..


12-08-2010, 10:03 PM
Have heard that the merc diesel engines were not working well with our older diesel when those cars were launched back then... Many had engine issues along the way.. However, these are unconfirmed hearsay.. Better check around if you're interested...

13-08-2010, 10:58 AM
i would not worry about the diesel engine on an older luxury car, i would worry about all those computer modules that generate expensive repairs ;)

gary yap
16-08-2010, 04:40 PM
Read in CBT yesterday about the 320d replied by BMW M'sia MD. Interesting. Makes me really look into diesel powered engine.

26-08-2010, 01:52 AM
I have owned several diesel-powered cars including a Discovery and 2 units of Freelander (a 3-door unit in Brunei and a 5 door unit here) and I find them reliable and extremely torquey in mid range. Even quiet too.

gary yap
26-08-2010, 08:45 AM
My preference is diesel but the local quality reduces the options of diesel-powered vehicles. Like some motoring guru said, it's the political will of the government.

26-08-2010, 10:00 AM
Problem with diesel in Malaysia is that the quality is only up to Euro 2 while most of the new and better diesel cars need Euro 4 to run .... so until we "upgrade" to Euro 4, it is not a viable option ....

gary yap
26-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Conversion to Euro 4 takes time & money, like I mentioned, political will. The whole transport industry have to 'overhaul'. By the time we're there world standard may go to 6 and above. Still keeping my fingers crossed.