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Getting My First Car

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:33 PM


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Hi, i'm basically a newbie in this "car" thing. I'm a foreigner which is now studying in malaysia and looking for a car to drive on a daily basis.
I'm looking for a car that's not going to make my bank broke   

Currently i'm thinking of getting Mercedes-Benz w124 either 230E/260E.


I've done some research around the internet, and my conclusion is that:

-Parts are not too expensive and can be found easily

-Good car, build to last

-fuel consumption is ok


My questions are:

-Although the parts are relatively cheap and can be found almost everywhere, i need an approximate price for the parts (the important one)

-Some say the fuel consumption is economic, some says "can be ok, but sometimes can be thirsty", wdyt about this?

-How much would the car cost? (Searched in mudah.my and carlist.my it was around 5k-10k MYR, is it the market price? and is it safe to buy from there?)

-Is it hard to change the ownership of the car? Since i'm a foreigner.

-Any suggestion on where to buy the car?

-Any other suggestion of classic cars? e.g.(Audi A4 B5, W123, BMW E36(some said parts kind of hard to get nowadays))

Mr. Engineer

Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:45 AM

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I am not too sure about Foreigners owning a car here in Malaysia so you need to ask around further.

As for a 'student' driving a car, since you're posting in Autoworld, the do have some bargains here:




Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:38 AM


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As a Foreign student, why go for classic car which are more expensive to maintain. Classic car normally collector's car. Why not normal car for everyday use, cheaper to maintain too.....


Posted 18 September 2023 - 06:14 PM


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pls listen to our bro vr2turbo u cant go wrong with his advise  :D

btw w124 is one of the very reliable merc you can buy.... 

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