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  • Used C26 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid under RM80k – Common problems, maintenance costs?

    The Nissan Serena has been a mainstay of the Malaysian motoring scene since the mid-90s.Big on value, even bigger on space – the Serena offered a value-for-money alternative to 7-seater SUVs, which are often harder to get in / out of. The Serena, like its rivals took advantage of a growing demand locally for more stylish and comfortable large family movers that were not utilitarian vans.Clockwise: Nissan Serena C23, C24, C26, and current C27It was well designed and very reliable, but for t

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Nov 13, 2021

  • Used 5-year old F20 BMW 1 Series for under RM80k – How much to maintain and repair?

    The BMW 1 Series is somewhat of an anomaly to the BMW range in Malaysia.The 1 Series is envisioned as an entry model to the rest of the BMW range, but with prices almost nudging those of the seminal 3 Series, the 1 Series found lesser popularity amongst Malaysian buyers.Which would you buy as your first BMW?Moreover, as opposed to BMW’s sedan and SUV models, the 1 Series doesn’t quite conjure the same X-factor rating as buying a 3 Series (or an X1 for that matter) as your first BMW.I

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Used Honda Civic FB for under RM 65k – Newer and better than the Civic FD, how much to maintain and repair?

    The 9th-gen Honda Civic FB is somewhat the less loved middle-child between the vastly more popular Civic FD and Civic FC generations.The FD and FC of course, have a much larger following given the two introduced more substantial improvements in terms of design, equipment and powertrain technology.However, whilst improvements were not headline-grabbing – and its design made more elegant instead of sporty – it is often overlooked that the Civic FB is one of the most well-designed, refi

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Oct 23, 2021

  • 5-year old used Toyota Camry Hybrid for the price of a Vios – common problems and repair cost

    The locally-assembled (CKD) Toyota Camry Hybrid was first launched in Malaysia in 2015, priced at RM 174,900. It was a bit of a one hit wonder as there was no follow-up to the model. The subsequent generation Camry was imported from Thailand and local taxes made it prohibitively expensive. Consequently, the hybrid variant was dropped.The good news is that unlike the Prius (which was also not followed up after just one generation), the Camry Hybrid is newer and thus is still covered by UMW Toyota

    Hans

    Hans

    Oct 18, 2021

  • 7 used cars under RM 100k: Great comfort and superbly reliable

    While performance and speed are traits that we as petrolheads readily embrace, the reality is that as a daily, we would much rather go for something comfortable. Would you rather walk on some uncomfortable clogs over a pair of pillowy loafers?Unlike the clothes we wear, there is something else that is of concern especially when buying a car – reliability. So, for this article, we’re choosing used cars that excel in providing a comfortable ride all without blowing your bank account on

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Oct 17, 2021

  • Used 10 year-old VW Scirocco for RM 55k. Maintenance and common problems?

    When the third-generation VW Scirocco was revealed to the world in 2008, it was no exaggeration that many jaws were left on the floor. Here was VW, makers of the Golf and Passat (very competent cars no less), unveiling a devilishly sexy coupe that looked like no other, with performance to match.Needless to say, it quickly became an object of desire for many yuppies, with its lusty silhouette and sporty dynamics. More than a decade on, the Scirocco is no less seductive. Can it win your heart as a

    Jason

    Jason

    Oct 17, 2021

  • Used 5-year old Kia Cerato (YD) – From RM 50k, as reliable as a Corolla, better equipped, how much to maintain and repair?

    The Kia Cerato is a charming alternative to the typical C-segment sedans offerings from Honda, Toyota or Nissan.Spanning just three generations (if we include the Kia Forte), the Cerato is a relative newcomer to the sedan segment here but with an emphasis on design, premium features, and safety, it has managed to somewhat carve out a niche for buyers who wish to buck the trend with their purchases.However, the double-edged sword of buying a brand new Korean car is the higher rates of depreciatio

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Oct 16, 2021

  • Used Honda Civic (FD) for under RM50k - How much to maintain and repair?

    The Honda Civic has been a mainstay of the Malaysian motoring scene since 1977. Over 10-generations the Civic continues to impress buyers with its balance of style, practicality, reliability and driving performance.First introduced to the Malaysian market in 2006, the highlight of the eighth-generation Civic, codenamed FD, was its sporty and aerodynamic design, a greater emphasis on equipment and powertrain options as well as an increase in cabin space and refinement.The Civic FD was a surefire

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Oct 9, 2021

  • Low-mileage used cars are safer to buy than high-mileage ones? Not necessarily

    If you are in the market for a used car, there is a high chance you have been advised to purchase a low mileage example because it is safer than buying a car that has clocked a lot of miles.The consensus is, the less a car has travelled, the less wear and tear it picks up, meaning there’s less chance of components failing once you have bought the car.However, this isn’t always the case, and in certain cases, a low mileage vehicle can pose more issues later on.This is because the dist

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Oct 1, 2021

  • Used Kia Picanto (TA) for under RM 25k, common issues and repairs?

    Until the introduction of the current Perodua Myvi, the second-generation Kia Picanto (TA) was the only car in its price segment that offered a full complement of 6-airbags, ABS, EBD, vehicle stability control, (4x) seat belt reminders, and rear disc brakes.Today, with prices under RM 25k, it still represents superb value for money, better safety levels and more power than a new Perodua Axia 1.0E, which sits at a similar price point.The Kia Picanto is the company’s take on a global small c

    Arvind

    Arvind

    Sep 16, 2021