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Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:59 PM


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Get a 2nd hand car for your son. I don't agree that buying a car
will spoil the child if you buy a simple car for him. Some of my
colleague after buying thier own first car , ...really modify their car
to Ah Beng car, wings la , exhaust la until they can't even pay thier
credit card payment. I'm pretty sure you've met ppl like that in your
office. Whether or not the guy know how to save depends more on his
upbringing , not whether he gets a car for a transport.


Posted 24 September 2004 - 08:20 PM


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so wat`s ur decision? wat about this way..

as all u want is to give ur son a car to drive, which able to transport
him from A to B.

[I have a budget up to RM70K to buy a car for my son who is in college.
I have placed in terms of priority, the following criteria:
1) safety
2) availability of parts
3) reasonable resale value 5 years down the road.]

the best is buying a budget car, let him practice first, cos it`s hurt to
see new car involved in accident, RM70k somemore. n u can upgrade the car
after 1 yr or 2. N after that, u cud have even more choices at RM70k.

if can`t wait, my suggestion is to buy a car u like within the region of
70k, say if u have sedan at home, so buy a 2 door car, coupe, SUV, or
mini-MPV. so that u too, can enjoy the new ride.

then tell him that the car is urs, not his, n make sure he use it
carefully (it`s better than let him OWNS a RM70k car at his teens-age)

then u keep the car as ur second/ weekend car as well.

btw, SUVs like KEMBARA or CRV is not that hard to handle but, perhaps
little hard to start off, however, if he`s a HE, then dun worry!!



Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:23 PM


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If you want to get him a nice car that is fun to drive, get him the
Elantra. It is the best of the choices. It is big enough for safety,
moves faster than a minicar, and has safety features like airbags, ABS, 4
disk brakes, EBD, etc. He will probably like this car the best.

If you want to make sure he is safe, get him an old detuned Kancil
660ez. Be sure to detune the carburator so he has a maximum speed of
60km/h -- close the throttle body so it cannot rev fast. This is not a
fun car but will serve as basic transportation. He will also start
working part-time to earn money so he can buy a better car, and in the
process, learn to be disciplined.

I am actually thinking of getting a 660ez for use when I am in Malaysia.
It will be a hard switch from what I am now driving.


Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:23 AM


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I will buy my son a kancil 660 auto. Detune it so it makes 20hp.

make sure it does 0-100km/h in 60sec. never exceed 110km/h. That'll be slow
and 'safe'

Ok, ok.........with 70K can buy a Suzuki GSX-R1000 which is only 1100cc and
only has around 170hp.

Does 0-200km/h in 8sec, max out at just under 300km/h. Now....thats what I
call transportBig Smile


Posted 25 September 2004 - 05:10 PM


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Thanks for your views and suggestion.

I have shortlisted to two cars in terms of ranking:
1) Hyundai Coupe 1,6 auto
2) Hyundai Getz1.6 auto

If I can't source a good Hyundai Coupe 1.6 auto - preferably owned by a
lady who doesn't thrash the car or I will opt for a Hyundai Coupe 2.0 ( a
bit older than the 1,6 so as not to exceed my budget). Failing which, I
will just go for the Getz1.6


Posted 25 September 2004 - 06:59 PM


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tcheah, your son is very lucky to have a Dad like you. My suggestion would
be to get a new car, rather than a 2nd hand one. Reliability is important
and the Getz would do him fine. A Hyundai coupe would be what a young man
would want : sportier (relative to the Getz) and certainly more of a chiq
magnet. But when it starts to spend time more in the workshop than on the
road, he will regret not getting the Getz instead.


Posted 25 September 2004 - 08:55 PM



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yeah... GETZ looks cool...

and lots of hot chicks will love to be in ur son's GETZ...hehehe


Posted 26 September 2004 - 03:02 PM


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for getz information... logon to


to know more better....


Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:07 PM


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Hyumdai coupe 1.8 (97)is a nice car, most of it in the market still in good
condition, so can be considered as it is a sports car and not for racing.
safety first...less modification can be done due to the expensive spare
part, worth buying if u want it.Cool


Posted 29 September 2004 - 08:13 AM


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Halo Niceguy:

You got the Hyundai Coupe 1.8? Auto?
I am very interested.

Pricing? and location?