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Nabira Post-40km service & parts

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 06:27 AM


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Just checked with Volcar, there is no Nabira customer with 100,000km
yet. He is refering to Opel Zafira.

I do think Nabiras are build to last !! No worries, it is still better to
change your brake pads and disc in 30,000km. just like some european
cars. !!



Posted 01 October 2004 - 10:39 AM


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Still waiting for news...but hopefully within the next week or so.


Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:38 AM


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1. Guess we will need to change the brake pads (aka disc pads) when it
wears out. The durability varies but I guess 30-40,000 km shold be about
right for normal wear and tear.

2. The brake discs is another matter. It could last much longer (I am
told) and should be >100,000. However, price is still about Rm1k each.

3. I guess for those of us who have owned continental cars before, the
cost of parts will not be surprising but for those of us that
transitioned from Japanese/Asian cars then the part pricing will be a
surprise. The Nabira is essentially a German car so I guess we have to
put up with some of the prices. Remember that the material specifications
of some continental cars are much higher than their Asian brethen so we
may not be comapring apple to apple on parts like disc pads, filters, etc.

4. There is an interesting article on oil filters in Drive magazine by
AAM. It clearly shows that filters are not all the same. It also
highlight dangers of using "fit-in" parts.


Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:06 AM


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Once we have some numbers...which is increasing steadily, the pricing
will drop due to increased quantity. My current ride (until the Nabira
arrives)is an UDM 3 series e36. My brake disc only costs RM 300! The pads
are only RM 160 per side! All of these are approved BMW parts. Thus,
continental cars are not expensive if they are maintained by specialists
NOT working for the main importer. If I changed these at Auto Bavaria,
people liken it to samurai time...major slaughter!

Again the key to post warranty maintenance is to find your own mechanic
who doesn't have to fork out high overheads such as advertising,
stocking, etc. Most mechanics will not stock slow moving items but
instead will purchase them from spare parts shops.


Posted 02 October 2004 - 11:28 AM


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:49 AM


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I am sure the numbers will steadily increase, as I am seeing more and
more Nabira on the road already...very interesting.

Not being bias or what, but usually, when you pass by or saw a Nabira,
what sort of drivers have you guys seen?

That day past by and saw, if I am not mistaken, an owner of a food stall
driving a new red Nabira. I am sure they are rich, which is quite well
known, but usually used to see them driving Merc, Camry or Accord. But
was equally surprise they are driving Nabira nowadays...seems like it is
catching on as well...