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too much for such a small car

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:53 PM



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i think the price is too much for such a small car. kancil is 3-4 times
cheaper! hehe..

for the price i'd buy a Honda City - bigger car more space and easy to


Posted 24 November 2004 - 02:08 PM


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If this car is make in Malaysia, remove all the advance technology, just
put in the simple feature like Kancil, may be 500cc, two sitter, max speed
@ 80 km/h. Price at RM 20K.

Do you think it have market?


Posted 24 November 2004 - 02:25 PM



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Perhaps, they should consider putting in electric powertrain instead with
battery. So, that way, we don't need to pump petrol but just plug it to
our house electric supply for recharging. how about that?


Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:30 PM


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I think you'd find you end up paying far more in electricity than you
would in petrol. Say a grand "Thank You" to the government's policy of a
fuel subsidy. Global Warming..... not our problem.


Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:19 PM


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way too expensive , but for rich folks who bought a 645Ci , this is like
a honda cub for them ...

anywhere , i know that when those mira-kancil L5 owner see the engine
spec , they will just say , my L5 is faster leh !!!
but still , it is way too too enpensive ! imagaine , it is like a kancil
with turbocharged engine , airbags and ABS with some special gadgets but
small boot space .
if kancil is not in the market , i mean in a economy car segment ... put
the kancil with hi-spec , good gadgets ... i think it will cost lower
then smart .
i remember Perodua claimed that the airbagS cost around RM2500 for each
car installation . plus ABS , i think about 5K more . add another
turbocharged engine ... RM10K . erm ... hahhaa

last ,it is still way too too expensive for a small car even that it is
highly equipped .


Posted 25 November 2004 - 08:18 PM



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I'd say Kancil put in just dual airbags and ABS. Osso put in some gadgets
like digital climate control etc......Big Smile


Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:05 AM



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just for your information:




Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:30 AM


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Yeah, would go for it if its a 2 seater cabrio or something. This one
actually sits in the kancil teritory. With that price, can get picanto,
panda, getz, cute.


Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:20 PM


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it's not about the size, guys... for some, the fact that it is totally
unique and doesn't look like anything else on the road is enough to
convince them to buy it. in m'sia, thanks to the stupid tax system, it is
priced way out of it's intended audience, but in Europe it is doing well
because it is hitting the right price/coolness spots.


Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:31 PM


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Good evening.

I went to view the car today, and it was nice although some features might
not be practical in Malaysia.

The unit I viewed had a moon roof but I thought this was not suitable for
a sunny country like ours?

The claim "enough elbow room" for 2 6 footer European seemed not too
accurate. When I raised my elbow, I could easily hit the person next to
me, just like inside a Kancil.

The air cond duct seemed too small to churn out enough cool air for the
hot weather. Test drive was not available so could not feel the

Is there a way to upgrade the ECU since the maximum speed is limited to
130km/h? I think it can do faster than that.

Also, when I knocked on the detachable body panel, it sounded like a zinc

Overall, I am very impressed with the uniqueness. I hope to be able to get
one soon and forget about the above.