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    Had a brief look at the new PuJot 408 at some shopping mall. 2.0lit = RM110k, 1.6turbo = RM126K. Comparable price and competition to Toyota Altis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    Had a brief look at the new PuJot 408 at some shopping mall. 2.0lit = RM110k, 1.6turbo = RM126K. Comparable price and competition to Toyota Altis.
    I wouldn't touch this brand again after my unhappy and brief flirtation with the 308 Turbo which I bought new. Banyak masuk workshop. The 408 Turbo has the same engine whereas the 408 non-turbo is using the archaic 2.0L engine from the 407. Go buy something else.

    Btw, the 408 is not a replacement for the 407 but just a booted version of the 308.

    While the Toyota Altis is a boring car to drive it is bloody reliable. I have one which is coming to eleven years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post

    Btw, the 408 is not a replacement for the 407 but just a booted version of the 308.
    Where does Peugeot get all these cars from. Just like the 207 which is also a booted version of 206

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8 View Post
    Where does Peugeot get all these cars from. Just like the 207 which is also a booted version of 206
    They are either CBU or SKD (semi knocked down) from France. Peugeot is running out of there digits model numbers with zero in the middle. So, some of their new models have two zeros in the middle like 1007, 3008 and 5008. The exception being their sports coupe which is called RCZ.

    Peugeot France is using Nasim (Naza) Malaysia as a distribution centre for their cars in this region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    But I am sure the premium payable is also calculated based on the insured value so you are paying an annual premium more than others are paying for their Camrys, right?
    Yes, of course. I have to pay extra premium for the extra RM12K (RM100++) but now I have total peace of mind. Heck, sometimes, I hope the thieves take my car but somehow, nobody is interested. For me, it is not only the peace of mind, it is also not having the trouble of getting a good steering lock and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StonTemplePilot View Post
    Thought of getting the Camry 2.5 but my fren says wait for the new honda accord 2013 and also car price reduction next year when PR wins :P haha..seriously camry against accord, which is better?
    This thread is primary to discuss on buying continental car, and the related topics associated with continental car..

    Please start a new thread if you want to ask opinion about Honda Accord and Toyota Camry..

    Show some self-respect and do not hijack this thread...

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    On a related topic when come to buying car..

    I think people should know what is their limit and don't stretch themselves too far to buy vehicle that they can’t really afford..

    It is interesting to see some car buyers' mentality who want everything – price discount, ultra-low loan rate and even want a change of government .. just to help them to "afford" something that they can't..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    This thread is primary to discuss on buying continental car, and the related topics associated with continental car..

    Please start a new thread if you want to ask opinion about Honda Accord and Toyota Camry..

    Show some self-respect and do not hijack this thread...
    Moved anything Japanese over to a new thread named simply as "Japanese cars"

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    I think the continentals especially are wayy ahead of the japanese in engine technology esp with their tsi/cgi and what nots. They are small engined turbocharged which they have put into their medium sized cars. In fact ford has put in a one liter engine into a mondeo but then again in our bolehland we are caught in a time warp and people still think owing a japanese car is d thing eg honda says they have taking bookings for 5000 civics and I would tend to believe them and the new civic was panned in the us when it was launched and after 1.5 years they have to come up with a facelift, the fastest in any car's history. The continentals have moved on but they are still caught in their 2 liter engine for basically a medium sized car. Vw could put in a 1.2 tsi or a 1.4 tsi with a higher output than their 2 liters. the mercs are only 1.8 cgibut their output is higher than the brand new 2.5 camrys. You go figure.

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    Even the 1.6 peugeot turbos has 156 hp which is even better than the japanese 2.0. The koreans have slightly outputs from their 2 liters. For most of the car buying public a japanese car is their pride if they can afford one. We are not talking about those who can afford the continentals but by and large generally the car buying public is held to ransom by the governments automotive policies but then again we can choose not to upgrade or go for a second hand car instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cml View Post
    I think the continentals especially are wayy ahead of the japanese in engine technology esp with their tsi/cgi and what nots. They are small engined turbocharged which they have put into their medium sized cars. In fact ford has put in a one liter engine into a mondeo but then again in our bolehland we are caught in a time warp and people still think owing a japanese car is d thing eg honda says they have taking bookings for 5000 civics and I would tend to believe them and the new civic was panned in the us when it was launched and after 1.5 years they have to come up with a facelift, the fastest in any car's history. The continentals have moved on but they are still caught in their 2 liter engine for basically a medium sized car. Vw could put in a 1.2 tsi or a 1.4 tsi with a higher output than their 2 liters. the mercs are only 1.8 cgibut their output is higher than the brand new 2.5 camrys. You go figure.
    Very true, the continental car engine is big step ahead than the Japanese car engine..

    For example..

    A 1.6 turbo-charged Volvo S60 delivers 180 horsepower @5000rpm.. whereas a 2.5 Toyota Camry delivers 181 PS @6000 rpm

    Please take note PS is Japanese horsepower and is slightly smaller in power unit..

    This is ridiculously pathetic as far as engine performance is concerned..

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    If you have a million to spare...

    The BMW M6 Coupe @ 988k only w/o insurance.
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    ps is metric or DIN horsepower. Nowadays almost all car manufacturers specify power by ps.

    Conversion: 1 ps = 0.9863 hp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    ps is metric or DIN horsepower. Nowadays almost all car manufacturers specify power by ps.

    Conversion: 1 ps = 0.9863 hp
    Thanks.

    It appears to me the Japanese car manufacturers used ps everytime vs the European manufacturers...

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    Using the conversion, the 2.5 Camry power output is 178.5hp vs the 1.6 S60 of 180hp.

    Imagine, the engine displacement of Camry is 0.9 liter (almost 1 liter) more than the S60

    And the Camry has to rev 1000 rpm more than the S60...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    The BMW M6 Coupe @ 988k only w/o insurance.
    With the AES and other speed limit on highway, I think the driver will have heartache more than fun while driving this million dollars coupe…

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