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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2070 on: February 13, 2018, 10:54 »
You just have to be ready for new COE in couple years

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2071 on: February 13, 2018, 10:57 »
CVT equipped, radical twin floor chassis, slightly high CG, but mechanically sound.
Quite a few examples running around. But it's not cheap to buy. You can buy a 5 year old runabout or since the current COE is low, a new Nissan Note will be a value car.
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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2072 on: February 13, 2018, 11:05 »
You just have to be ready for new COE in couple years

Its gonna be our 2nd car n I hope we wont need it anymore in 2 years

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2073 on: February 13, 2018, 11:09 »
CVT equipped, radical twin floor chassis, slightly high CG, but mechanically sound.
Quite a few examples running around. But it's not cheap to buy. You can buy a 5 year old runabout or since the current COE is low, a new Nissan Note will be a value car.

maybe I will revisit the option of getting a new car. We got a new car last year, somehow I feel its too lavish to get another new car

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2074 on: February 13, 2018, 14:04 »
Its gonna be our 2nd car n I hope we wont need it anymore in 2 years

New car may give you free servicing for 3 years and you can sell it after that if you don't need it. Trouble free.

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2075 on: February 13, 2018, 14:57 »
Depreciation kills.

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2076 on: February 13, 2018, 18:09 »
Depreciation kills.
I dunno but it appears old car DEP can be higher than new car, judging from the price I see on sgcarmart.

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2077 on: February 13, 2018, 18:15 »
I dunno but it appears old car DEP can be higher than new car, judging from the price I see on sgcarmart.

Yes. It's just that the initial cash outlay is lower.
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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2078 on: February 13, 2018, 22:52 »
I dunno but it appears old car DEP can be higher than new car, judging from the price I see on sgcarmart.
That's what I found when I was looking for a car.. it was cheaper to get new, especially with the perks of owning a new car, the lower risk of faults, and the servicings that are included etc.. and the icing on the cake, the new car smell and the joy of collecting the new car :)
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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2080 on: February 14, 2018, 11:00 »
The keyless entry key fob is perpetually sending out some signals which is why we are able to unlock when in close proximity.

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2081 on: February 14, 2018, 12:14 »
Disable the relay underneath the steering-rack. Problem solved 🤓

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2082 on: February 14, 2018, 12:34 »
Merc start button is model specific so you can't buy one off the shelf. So without the physical button they will need the key. Not the best option but at least will slow them down.

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Re: Car reliability chat
« Reply #2084 on: February 14, 2018, 13:48 »
Merc start button is model specific so you can't buy one off the shelf. So without the physical button they will need the key. Not the best option but at least will slow them down.
Oh, if you remove that round disc, you can't simply start by pressing the black part beneath that? Interesting... is the disc specific to the car, in case you lose it?
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