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ksnjvk

Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:35 AM

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Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy a car, my budget is 100-110k. Below is my shorlisted model;

1. Honda Insight
2. Second hand Camry
3. Second hand C200 Benz

Please advise the pros and cons?

Thanks

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

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QUOTE (ksnjvk @ May 9 2011, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy a car, my budget is 100-110k. Below is my shorlisted model;

1. Honda Insight
2. Second hand Camry
3. Second hand C200 Benz

Please advise the pros and cons?

Thanks


3. Second hand C200 Benz - good conti car smile_thumbup.gif


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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:45 AM

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if can afford the maintenance then go conti..else stick to jap.. cheaper spare parts..
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

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QUOTE (tpl @ May 10 2011, 07:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if can afford the maintenance then go conti..else stick to jap.. cheaper spare parts..


I believe C200K spare parts are quite easily avail. Bear in mind, Camry spares are not cheap either.

But once you drive a conti, surely kena poison one.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:04 AM

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Go see and feel the car yourself as the interior space is different for each of the car you have listed. Also note the Insight may have long waiting period due to the Japan tsunami - can you wait?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

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QUOTE (ksnjvk @ May 9 2011, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy a car, my budget is 100-110k. Below is my shorlisted model;

1. Honda Insight
2. Second hand Camry
3. Second hand C200 Benz

Please advise the pros and cons?

Thanks


The Hodna Insight seems not value for money. The rear space too cramp for adult size unless you are driving alone. The Prius is Ok and spacious, very nice indeed when I took a taxi ride of prius in Milan last February.

Point to note that malaysian weather too humid & warm. It may shorten battery lifespan. The battery is not universal type where you can get it anywhere else. Thus the cost is a bomb.

For me , it seems better with C200 bcoz pls people will ask what you drive & satisfaction of german topnotch engineering. It seems plenty of halfcut on C200 rather than Camry. You may have more choice of getting new or used parts...could be cheaper to run C200 than Camry unless you go 2nd or 3rd gen camry sure cheaper parts.

Just buy & try...dont like it...trade in after 2-3 years...get a new feel of other makes.


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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

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then get cbu c200 loh
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

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Anyone used a C200 W203 before? I have driven a W202 and found it a comfortable car, only complaint was it is small inside and cornering is a bit stiff(suspension not sure if any modification done).

Spare key need to spend RM1k for replacement from benz?

Camry wins in looks and size, but C200 in built quality and performance I think.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

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To know more about running a benz, I suggest you check out the following:

www.mybenz.org

It won't be as bad as you thought it would be.... but I guess these things are relative... RM1 karipap might be expensive to some but acceptable to others.. it all depends on your affordability..

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

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QUOTE (ksnjvk @ May 11 2011, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone used a C200 W203 before? I have driven a W202 and found it a comfortable car, only complaint was it is small inside and cornering is a bit stiff(suspension not sure if any modification done).

Spare key need to spend RM1k for replacement from benz?

Camry wins in looks and size, but C200 in built quality and performance I think.


Ya I used before. Cost about rm950 for key infrared unit. W203 is small for tall people. I think from memory, the new Prius from Umw has the most spacious passenger room of all the cars you mentioned. Power for overtaking is good and smoother. But Mercedes got more prestige name. In Sunway Monash campus, I can see a few Mercedes C200 and Prius parked inside so must be staff cars. Camry will depreciate more when new model come out in October for booking or later in 2012 Feb.