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  1. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    The X70 in actual fact is C-segment and competes...

    The X70 in actual fact is C-segment and competes directly with the CR-V but so far the prices we read are unofficial.

    Assuming the 130k price for the top spec model is true it is still about 10k...
  2. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    The news is that there is already 1000 bookings...

    The news is that there is already 1000 bookings for the Proton X70. IMO, the main attractions of this SUV are the design, price and especially the pricing. Lets just wait for its arrival and actually...
  3. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    https://paultan.org/2018/10/05/all-new-volvo-xc40-...

    https://paultan.org/2018/10/05/all-new-volvo-xc40-suv-launched-in-malaysia-single-t5-awd-r-design-spec-ckd-for-rm255888/

    The pricing is slightly lower than what I have anticipated. Very...
  4. Thread: 2018 EPF dvd?

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    Money is useless if you don't spend it. No point...

    Money is useless if you don't spend it. No point just looking at the EPF statement and syiok sendiri. LOL. :laugh:

    You wanted to buy a car, no?
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    Yes, like the story of the shoeshine boy giving...

    Yes, like the story of the shoeshine boy giving market tips to Joseph Kennedy. :D
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    Leverage is not a bad thing. Businesses...

    Leverage is not a bad thing.

    Businesses leverage to grow and people leverage to own assets. Success or failure depends on market conditions and the extend of the leverage.
  7. Thread: 2018 EPF dvd?

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    It will be lower in line with what's going on in...

    It will be lower in line with what's going on in the world's and local economy. How much lower? Wait and see. :)
  8. Sometime I ask myself if it is a case of...

    Sometime I ask myself if it is a case of masochists missing their past sado masters like some old Russians longing for the return of the Soviet era and its gulags. :laugh:


    Regarding this new...
  9. Old habits die hard. :D

    Old habits die hard. :D
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    Suzuki quit Malaysia with tail between its legs....

    Suzuki quit Malaysia with tail between its legs. Too bad because I like the Suzuki Swift 1.6 Sport.

    If you want Suzuki you can only buy second-hand ones or parallel imports (recon).
  11. With a 100k budget you have plenty of choices in...

    With a 100k budget you have plenty of choices in the B-segment i.e. the size you are looking for.
  12. It all boils down to affordability and a...

    It all boils down to affordability and a reflection of the population's level of income. The top selling brand in Singapore is BMW. Things happen for a reason. ;)

    There is Perodua Manufacturing...
  13. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    The Volvo XC 40 is here. ...

    The Volvo XC 40 is here.

    https://paultan.org/2018/08/15/spyshots-volvo-xc40-suv-in-malaysia-t5-r-design/

    Lets see how it will fare against competing models from BMW and Mercedes.
  14. In that case just buy a pre-owned MyVi 1.3L or...

    In that case just buy a pre-owned MyVi 1.3L or 1.5L. Relatively cheap parts + service centres are everywhere.

    Suzuki Swift is a nice car but the brand made a hasty retreat from our market. So,...
  15. Forget these two cars. Go buy the Honda Jazz...

    Forget these two cars.

    Go buy the Honda Jazz Hybrid for about 82k. It has a 1.5L DOHC I-Vtec engine and an electric motor. Combined power and torque is that of a 1.8L non-Hybrid. The good torque...
  16. It cost only a few hundred Ringgit (legal fee +...

    It cost only a few hundred Ringgit (legal fee + disbursement) if yours is a terrace house. Any lawyer can do it for you.

    Make sure there are no arrears in Cukai Pintu and Cukai Tanah. :)
  17. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    We signed an FTA with China. Made in China cars...

    We signed an FTA with China. Made in China cars are beginning to arrive. Not to mention that future Protons will be based on Geely models. This is going to be a game changer to the local car industry.
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    Besides profiteering there are other factors. For...

    Besides profiteering there are other factors. For instance, slide of the RM, and many small businesses are not GST compliant and cannot claim Input Tax and have to absorb the 6% as added cost.

    If...
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    :laugh:

    :laugh:
  20. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    Proton SUV pics. ...

    Proton SUV pics.

    https://paultan.org/2018/06/26/proton-suv-rendered-with-new-grille-launching-oct/
  21. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    How about the soon to be launched Proton (Geely)...

    How about the soon to be launched Proton (Geely) SUV? It is C-segment though, competing with the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX5 but priced around 100k. It look pretty good in the photos.
  22. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    The older models come with a 6 cylinder engine....

    The older models come with a 6 cylinder engine. Now we are getting only half an engine. :laugh:
  23. Thread: B segment SUVs

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    Ya, good engine but three cylinders. No takers,...

    Ya, good engine but three cylinders. No takers, that's why can lock in the price :D.

    I quite like the BMW 330e plug-in Hybrid. Price about 260k with a 5 year warranty + 5 years free schedule...
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    Our GST's lifespan is only three years :D. It is...

    Our GST's lifespan is only three years :D. It is officially abolished. Will the cost of living go down with SST as the replacement? I don't think so.

    IMO, GST is a far superior method of taxation....
  25. Thread: Condo layout

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    Not only micro in size but also high density. ...

    Not only micro in size but also high density.

    Here is one:
    http://www.setiaalam.com.my/trefoil.aspx

    I remember One City USJ also launched one some 2 - 3 years ago. Size 400 and 500 sq ft per...
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