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    How to knoe when is the best time to buy a car.I mean to keep update the COE of a car.And any onyone here can reccomend me best economical n reliable1.6litre car.

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    the best time to buy a car is when you can afford it.
    Don't mess with old farts. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
    Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

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    Good one archenemy..........

    That's solid advice.


    But to answer Junction's question:-
    Dude, Singapore is the only bloody country in the world where buying a car can be so mindboggling becos prices of COEs can be a derivative of the stock market. So your guess is as good as mine....

    back to Archenemy's answer...heh heh

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    thats the most appropriate advise i can give...

    dont be another goondu....think car cheap...so go & buy....3 months later...reality bites...realised that they cant keep up with the payments...then let the finance company tow away your beloved...

    be warned that buying a car not only involves the installments...that only takes up about half of your committments...

    other major expenses include your petrol, season parking, cashcard expenses, poisoning like accessories, In Car Entertainment, performance parts...blah blah...

    i thought i would be happy with a stock vehicle...i was wrong...

    im now going for performance parts to make my vehicle accelerate as fast as a 2 litre car..

    dont say you wont....YOU WILL.
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    Ya~ Cant agree more on wad was stated by archenemy... You'll really feel the pain when its time to renew insurance and Rd Tax too... I mean dats on top of the expenses paid for the ones mentioned previously...
    So do consider carefully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy View Post
    the best time to buy a car is when you can afford it.
    I second that.

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    yup, from my calculation, each month at least 1k will go into the car at least, average usage for a 1500cc. *Excluding accidentally buang etc...
    So make you will have enough money to eat and also buy brithday and xmas presents, see doctor. these are unforseen

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    no leh, my car purely for transport nia...only addon is the sticker strips I DIY...hahaaa...

    but still, make a good calculation 1st. My cousin wanted to get a car, after talking to me, decided he doesnt want anymore.

    If you're working in CBD area, it's gonna cost you lots more to own one! as parking and erp will cost few hundred a month liao...ride bike in better...


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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy View Post
    the best time to buy a car is when you can afford it.
    Thanks dude for the advice.If like thet i will never own my self a car.My second thought of gettin opc car or a van.IS there any alternative.

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    better never to own a car then to let a car own you, dude.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy View Post

    im now going for performance parts to make my vehicle accelerate as fast as a 2 litre car..

    dont say you wont....YOU WILL.
    i wont...i only wan do up my ICE than can liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junction View Post
    Thanks dude for the advice.If like thet i will never own my self a car.My second thought of gettin opc car or a van.IS there any alternative.
    buy my van http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums...d.php?t=145384

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    Quote Originally Posted by who_noe View Post
    i wont...i only wan do up my ICE than can liao...

    im already in the process of doing it up...slowly but surely...

    your ride already fast enough mah..mine so slow..thats why need "aftermarket" parts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throttle View Post
    better never to own a car then to let a car own you, dude.....
    words of wisdom...

    i urge the threadstarter to think carefully before committing..

    its not only the installments...thats only about half of your monthly outlay to feed the vehicle...

    but if you think you can afford it..by all means go ahead..
    Don't mess with old farts. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
    Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

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    the last thing you can ever think of when you work your calculations.
    when the road tax and insurance comes every year, can you pay off?
    don't tell me installments, it is a ridiculously silent killer.
    don't tell me you put aside a sum every month to pay off when it comes, most of the time, it never happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy View Post
    im already in the process of doing it up...slowly but surely...

    your ride already fast enough mah..mine so slow..thats why need "aftermarket" parts...
    mine is fast? ur combo "turbo" more bar than me hor...

    kangoo think is in the bottom 3 in terms of fast...

    but i used to slow liao so no need to mod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerardSantaCruz View Post
    don't tell me you put aside a sum every month to pay off when it comes, most of the time, it never happen.
    no bull bro...i do that...

    i opened an account specially for road tax & insurance..cos knowing myself...i would be left with nothing...

    my normal account usually depleted by the time i reach 28th of every month...so i better have an account for my vehicle expenses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by who_noe View Post
    mine is fast? ur combo "turbo" more bar than me hor...

    kangoo think is in the bottom 3 in terms of fast...

    but i used to slow liao so no need to mod...
    not very fast lah...

    need improvements...haahaa....0-20kmh quite slow...20 to 80kmh not bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy View Post
    not very fast lah...

    need improvements...haahaa....0-20kmh quite slow...20 to 80kmh not bad...
    van nia leh..wat to u expect?

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    it is a van in s'pore...

    in europe...they use the same engine for cars...opel corsa i think...
    Don't mess with old farts. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
    Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

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    It is easy to get a great deal on a new car if you know where to go. You can try going to each dealership and ask, but that is a long task. There is actually a site I found where it shows all the costs and lets you compare cars. You also can easily find that specific car you are looking for. At Howdy Honda you get the very best vehicle purchasing experience achievable.

     

     

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