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most comfortable car for long distance journey

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:35 PM


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if bargain price category..
get volvo.

940 is great for long distance. good for highway.it hates corners bcos of
its size
S70 is my vote


Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:09 PM


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for below rm100k, i would pick 2nd hand 02/03' Camry.


Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:16 PM



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some most like the 2nd hand conti rather than new japaniece car:?

how bout buy a old junk car like 1980 corolla and change to spot shit and

add NVH stuff ? can it fight with conti car ? and some more cheap and
good ?


Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:53 AM


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of course you cant fight a conti car. its just the way the cars are
made, and how they drive. They're designed with long distance driving in
mind. besides, a 2nd hand conti isn't very expensive.

if you could add NVH stuff into a 1980 corolla and and make it feel and
drive like a conti, everyone would have done it by now.

btw, the 1980 corolla is just that, an old junk car. best thing for a
car like that is to put in a 4AGE engine, some TRD suspension, roll cage,
2nd hand tires and go learn to drift with it.. ;)


Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:42 PM



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that mean not possible?so an old ford laser 1980 a much of better option?


Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:53 PM


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My dream car 1999 Honda Civic VTi, I drive it before once.Big SmileThumbUp


Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:22 PM


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drove my friend's Aston Martin DB7...think I could drive it all day
long...so I bet the newer DB9 will be even better cross country cruiser


Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:01 AM


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hi there,

the best long distance car is the car that most of you overlooked. peugeot
405. i have done kl-seberang jaya-kulim-kl on one night on a single tank of

750km later, still refreshed, seats 4-5 comfortably with a big boot to
spare.for most long distance journey, the 70 liter tank will return back
750-800km depending on your right foot.my brother have done 820km on a
single tank on his east coast run(refill 60ltrs-the fuel warning light
illuminate at this point-avg:13.7km/ltr)

so far have also done taiping-shah alam-kl-kuantan-temerloh-mentakab on a
single tank.my 3 passengers never complained(1 is accord sm4 owner, 1 is
vios owner) and they were astonished by the tank range. comfortwise, nobody
ever complained the comfort of those seats.remember, it is a 12 years old
car,not a brand new one. it is a poor man`s jaguar.

budgetwise, everybody can afford 405 nowadays, for a 96 SRi only around
rm10k, compare that to cefiro,camry or accord of the same year. if they
cost rm10k too, it must be something: floods, bad accident,trees fallen,
etc. maintenancewise, the are very cheap to maintain even compared to local

405 are made for long distance and the twisties. simpang pulai to cameron
highlands are easily conquered at 110kmh all the way up. well balanced
chassis, just throw it into any corner, it will obliged, even though with
shot absorbers. it just won`t fight back when cornered. going over humps
and bumps, what bumps? it just vanished under the suspension.even pothole
doesn`t seems to be there.but this will tax the only hardworking part, the
lower arm bushes. that`s it, no fancy 12-links suspension system with lots
of bushes. it is a nice compromise between handling and comfort, you do get
both in a same car.

the exterior dimension may be just like a wira, but the interior is roomier
than a mercedes benz w124. the boot can hold 4 tyres. very simple
suspension system, yet achieves better than those double wishbones or
multilinks.hence the peugeot tagline, if they stop making corners,we will
stop making cars.

for other cars, they are too expensive and beyond reach. consider also
peugeot 406, they are cheap now, compare them to the class again,
camry,cefiro and accord. forget those beemers and bmws(you might be a
target for robbers too), this understated car is just better and more
affordable.just drive one today and feel the difference.

unless you can afford those GT(grand tourer) like aston martin, ferrari
456GT, maserati quattroporte.



Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:26 AM



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I believe if we go long distance, few issues we need to concern about :

i) Noise - Think best for MERC, TOYOTA.

ii) Fuel Consumption - MERC E-Class or TOYOTA CAMRY, not ACCORD coz' tyre
noise quite loud.

iii) Comfortability - CAMRY or MERC E-Class

iv) Space - MERC or CAMRY

v) Power/Performance - AUDI out coz' damn noisy although powerful n top
driving performance.

vi) Seat - MERC E-Class or CAMRY

As for M'sian, I don't think we've many choices other than those few

So, after considered the above, I'll choose CAMRY 2.4 or MERC E-200.

New Camry a smart look, rite? E-Class very Elegant! Both I like most!


Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:17 AM



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come on...waja??? its so bumpy compare to Perdana....

Perdana is good....comfort..now only 79,500 new