Please wait for the new Avante 1.8L, when it is launched, SIME will sure do better. Tucson and Santa Fe outsold the better looking higher quality Sportage and Sorento because they have test unit available.
Why don't you think this way >> If N brand didn't prepare Sylphy test unit at all showroom, do you think the Sylphy can sell? Answer is none. Want to check which car has demand, put them all in 1 exhibition (WITHOUT PRETTY MODELS standing around) with wide gap from each other. The Sylphy will be lying there quiet compared to other makes. Already saw too many times. You'll find more crowd in Lancer, Forte, Mazda 3, Cruze, Civic, etc but not Sylphy. Even Altis draw some attention. This clearly tells, those who could not afford 1st hand, they too would not go for used Sylphy.
Next time you wanted to compare resale value, take the 3 year old proper Korean made car to compare with your 3 year old Sylphy to check depreciation rate. Just don't faint or get heart attack at that time. Oldest Forte here is just 1 year old, not even reaching 3.
>>My colleague's 08 Sylphy bought RM116k sold RM70k in 2011.
>>My another colleague's Altis E '08 bought RM112k, if he sold it in 2011, he could still fetch between RM85k-90k.
Just go to the used car yard and do a quick check and see with your own eyes on how much the Korean cars depreciated!!!! If too lazy, a check from Motor Traders or in this forum will do. The facts are out there. Sinka len, you can only say that much in the forum but the FACTS are out therelah.... No doubt the Korean cars have improved, but to pit against T,H & N; I will say they are not there yet. If you look at the monthly sales of the Vios (high specs) & City against the Forte 1.6, that story would have already tell you on what the market aspires. Just because you own a Forte, that doesn't mean it is not without its flaws.
Sinka jayraptor, a tip for you: If you want to sell your car, first of all you must learn to speak the TRUTH!!!! You really think people are as stupid as you think? You thought with that few words of yours can change the whole perception of Korean cars and market realities? I never expect your mind to be so shallow. However, I have to admire your enthusiasm and the "thick skin" you have built.