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Viva vs Atos

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:41 PM



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I intent of buying either of this model to replace my 10 years old
kancil. The car meant for my wife as she only dare to drive small car and
auto trans only although I will use it a lot (save minyak maa).

Comparing between these two cars, from my observation (Atos GLA vs VIVA
1.0 Premium),

1. Price - Not much difference. Cheaper to buy '06 Atos. '07 Atos (still
no difference) very near price to Viva)

2. Safety - P2 got ABS, EBD and airbag. Atos got none. But one thing,
Atos got solid body compare to Viva, macam tin milo.

3. Exterior - Atos got elegant body but boring, Viva like... son of Avanza

4. Interior - Viva better presentable (up to date), but looks fragile.
Better equipment such as electric mirror both adjust and fold, nice dash,
better seat adjustment and better legrom. Atos boring but solid looking,
Pioneer radio CD, more spaces to put your things etc. The cushion also
feels more durable and also double folding seats (good if going to IKEA).
But no RPM meter.

5. Engine - Viva have better performance engine but rough at high RPM
(Drive for 15 min only). Atos smoother but lack of power and fuel a
little bit bad (used Atos 1.1 for 1 month, pinjam from friend). Viva
donno of FC but usually P2 good consumption. Gearbox, Atos more smooth.

6. Stability - Atos very stable at high speed (110 to 130 km/h) but very
slow going there.

7. Resale value - Atos quite teruk but don't care coz I only sell my ride
after finished finance repayment (after 7 years).

8. Maintenance - Atos got simple engine, DIY also can. Donno bout Viva

9. Others - Atos overall macam mother's car. Viva more trendy & sporty
and got a lot of enhancement product to choose (based on MYVI)

10. Conclusion - Damn susah to make decision. Wish I'm a lot richer than

HELP ME..........


Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:08 PM



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After seeing the car and based on my personal experience, Perodua Viva is
over priced. This car is obsolutely over value and the price is obviously
too high for small car section.

I am not bias in my comment as I own Perodua cars too.

Cheers !


Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:38 PM


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I`m also a Perodua owner. Car prices in Malaysia are definately not
cheap. Quality is crap. The Viva is simply too expensive. There are
better 2nd hand buys. Never a bolehland car in my life ever again!


Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:52 AM


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if both similar ... then I think you should look at how/where to get the
car part and $$$...just like some Eur car ... once being hit .. u need to
place your car under work shop more then 1 month due to part difficult to
find here...


Posted 22 May 2007 - 09:14 AM


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considering the price factor i would vote for atos
atos 2006 auto is selling aroung 36k
viva auto starts from 40k+ and i think it is overpriced cos it is meant
to be kancil replacement model
i am not impress with viva premium spec of having airbags as i found the
metal shelf more or less the same like kancil
Wats the point of having airbags when you are surrounded by milo tin
quality shelf


Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:30 AM


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got a fren toss between this 2 cars.

In the end, what he take?

A W124!


Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:44 PM


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Yup. Difficult decision.

Viva - Meant for engine performance, body still not par to Myvi. 3
Cylinder engine, more vibration. Town driving fun with speed less than
100KM/H. Seat not so durable. Airbag not necessary because when come to
accident that deploy airbag, you may be not alive because chassis too
fragile. ABS & EBD an advantage only. Overall, it was for town/city
driving with good FC.

Atos - Meant for comfortable, as a small hatch MPV. Rigid body, tougher
than all Perodua cars. Good path holes vehicle. 4 Cylinder engine, less
vibration. Very good rear seat organization. Highway travel more stable
than Kenari with speed of 110KM/H. Dashboard, fibre plastic more better
than perodua cars. FC acceptable only, might only get 10KM/L ~ 11KM/L
city driving. Not so bad for such heavy chassis with curb weight of 900kg
and 14-inch rim. RM 36,500 OTR with full spec was a good value buy over
standard spec 1.0 VIVA. Overall, it was for comfort and leisure driving.

How to choose. Depends on you. 2nd value, no car no more 2nd value like
previous. As long as reliable since the day you own, not much problem was
enough already.

Lastly and simple

Viva - Body OK only, Good FC, Performance
Atos - Rigid & best body, Acceptable FC, Comfort.


Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:11 PM


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pls also consider the spare part cost


Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:46 PM


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Wats the point of having airbags when you are surrounded by milo tin
quality shelf


dunno whats the NCAP rating for the viva/mira, but the way cars are
constructed nowadays is different...........from the safety point of

the front is purposely soft..........called the crumple zone, to absorb the
force of impact, while the safety belt and the "supplementary" restrain
system (srs airbags) protects the passengers inside the cabin.........

and there is something called pedestrain safety rating as well, ie how
likely the pedestrian will be severely injured when knocked.........so the
bumpers, front parts is also purposely made soft..........

so your milo tin is purposely made that way lah.............


Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:20 AM



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Agree with limeuu. Cars should have crumple zones and solid
reinforcement. Unless you want to drive a tank.

But anyhow, Viva is over priced. Adding another RM5k on the premium Viva
can get you a premium Myvi...

Paul Tan made a good financial comparison: