Is it wise for me to buy these second hand cars?

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  1. RENESIS VIII

    RENESIS VIII Senior Member
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    Just read about your budget of RM15k for purchase and repair. A Satria 1.6 SOHC is very much possible here. Why do I said so? Is because recently I've been on a car restoration project myself.

    I obtained a year 1999 Saga Iswara 1.3 Aeroback during the end of year 2017. That car had a lot of problems with it where the car is basically scrap yard worthy. I've been repairing and restoring the car to its original state since I took it on my hands. Until today which is about a year and a half, I've spent RM6.1k on it and now it is working better than ever before. RM6.1k is inclusive of several major repairs and even minor maintenance costs like oil changes. Now the car is reliable and problem free where I can drive it to anywhere that I want without any worries.

    With a budget of RM15k, I believe you can buy a Satria 1.6 for RM6k or so and still have RM9k remaining to fix it all up. With RM9k to fix and restore the car, you can do a lot of things especially if you do up several things at one go where you can save some labor costs. My own RM6.1k of restoration costs takes place within a year where I'm fixing this and that from time to time during year 2018.
     
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    What about the wira, you did it up too, right?
     
  3. RENESIS VIII

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    That one surely exceeded RM6k in these 5 years of usage inclusive of all wear and tear costs including things like oil changes, battery change. Maybe close to 10k I think but do note that it is the costs accumulated in 5 years time. I don't have a proper figure for it as I did not record down the amount that I spent during the earlier years.
     
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    Nowadays you switch cars to drive, since both are in running condition already......
     
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    Yes. But all these while, Wira is fine for running condition with only small problems that don't have serious effects on running. Just that now Wira is often kept inside home, protecting it from sunlight and rain, hahaha.
     
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    Keep another 20 years.......lol
     
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    Very much possible considering how robust these 4G15 engine are. Even if rust came back on bodywork, still got ways to solve it. Is just a matter of spare parts availability and support in future.
     
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    Intended to do the same with my satria... haha.. maybe that time classified as classic car already
     
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    When the time comes, buy another car as spare parts, but if same part fail, sorry lah......hhahhahahhaha
     
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    By then it will be classic......lol
     
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    Yes... rare one... will keep its stock look
     
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    Our cars and the older Saga will be the first batch of cars in this world to be qualified as Malaysian classic cars if that really happens. Today these cars are still seen as junk and disposable by many but perhaps after a longer period of time, it might gain back some value due to diminishing numbers and nostalgic value from the older generation.


    Possible since these cars are so cheap nowadays. As of now, luckily almost every mechanical part will still have brand new spare parts.
     
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    20 years old car can apply for classic category. The pre-requisite is the car has to be stock like when it first rolled out from the factory.
     
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    talking about generation gap... i still have the cassette storage below the head unit. A lot of younger generation doesn't even know what is that compartment. They cannot imagine a cassette tape to store there. hahaha.... :rock:
     
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    maybe keep the stock look, but engine can modified.. hehe
    i am really interested to modify my satria to become a sleeper satria. slam a 4g93t or 4g63t in it and keep others things that are visible from the outside in stock (paint the intercooler black). i really want to keep the original rim, but if swap bigger engine, need to upgrade brake and stock rim cannot fit already.. dream only la, dont know when it will happen la.. haha
     
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    Last time one friend did it, because his was an very old Renault and hard to get parts. Another is my own mechanic, bought an accident Citroen ZX, almost cannibalized completely already......lol
     
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    I still have the old cassette player HU I took out from my ex Wira.......lol
     
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    Any mod then cannot be classic, just keep for own pleasure like my VR......lol
     
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    When i am in luv with hatches i always wondered what its like to drive a satria transplanted with a mitsu 1.6 v6 engine. Now i am still wondering abt it. can u please make me stop wondering?
     
  20. jebatdex

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    haha... keep wondering bro... v6 too heavy la for satria i guess... inline 4 still a better choice?
     

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