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Dear All,

I am writing this thread to get some recommendations of what cars to consider, my budget is MYR120,000. Currently i already owned 2 cars, have been reliable, just occasionally needed minor repairs. Needed a 3rd car because we need 1 more car for spare, just in case both my dailies went into garage because my GF also drives mine.

Last week, i went and test drove 3 cars fall under my budget and below is the test reports for your reference:

1.) BMW 325i E90 - Year made 2011 (as per registered on grant), 6 cylinders, 2.5L, 6 speed automatic with 212 bhp.

Pro
- Good handling especially cornering
- Quiet Cabin and no visible rattling noise from interior
- Under carriage is still very solid and quiet

Con
- Gutless engine, even for a 2.5L, have to rev about 4k to really extract its power
- Gearbox shifting is quite slow, slower than my e46, suspect gearbox faulty or just required oil change
- Electrical assisted power steering, feels like a toy car, too light for my preference.

Status: Shortlisted

2.) BMW 323i E92 (coupe) - Year made 2007, 6 cylinders, 2.5L, 6 speed automatic with 177bhp

Pro
- Nothing impresses me since i test drove the 325i E90 before this

Con
- Gutless engine, worse than my Lancer when rev about 4k
- Gearbox having problems, improper shifting

Status: Disqualified

3.) Audi A4 2.0 Quattro - Year made 2009, 4 cylinders turbo, 2.0T, 7 speed DSG with 200 bhp

Pro
- Very good power, achieved century sprint under 8 secs (provided the road is elevated a bit)
- Sporty ride in corners (BMW seems to be better, more agile)

Cons
- Vibrating engine, probably due to mounts
- Vibrating rear differential, lack of lubrication

Status: Disqualified

4.) Mazda 3 NEW CAR, 4 cylcinder, 2.0L, 6 speed automatic with 162 bhp

Pro
- Very agile and lively engine, loves to rev
- Crispy and smooth shifting gears, aided acceleration
- Comfy ride despite competing with Europeans, absorb bumps like a champ

Cons
- Pricey for 2.0L N/A Japanese, Highline is at MYR129k (VW Jetta offers RM129k with DSG and Turbo)
- Steering is too light, i am literally steering the car effortlessly one handed during test drive
- Braking hard makes the car swayed left and right abit, properly due to softer absorber.

So now my requirement is like any other car guys who like drive fast (sensibly), the car has to be in decent power (about 180 will do), automatic but preferably not CVT (gf will drive this too), handles great (no need bone breaking) and fits my budget of RM120k. Used car or not, depends on the year, i can accept 5-7 years.

I got Volkswagen Jetta (New) and Ford Focus 1.5T (New) has yet to test drive. Please kindly let me know what choices can i have?

Thanks,
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completely a personal opinion...... if i were to have a 3rd car as a spare, i would want it to basically be as cheap and reliable as possible. all those you have viewed (other than the mazda perhaps) i would have even poked at.

I understand that these might not be to your liking, but what i would consider:
i)coming myvi... should be decent.
ii)jazz/city
*note that those are popular cheap to jaga cars.... resale also wont take such a bad hit.

well odd options
i)crz - selo as heck but looks good if you ask me.
ii)mark x
 

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completely a personal opinion...... if i were to have a 3rd car as a spare, i would want it to basically be as cheap and reliable as possible. all those you have viewed (other than the mazda perhaps) i would have even poked at.

I understand that these might not be to your liking, but what i would consider:
i)coming myvi... should be decent.
ii)jazz/city
*note that those are popular cheap to jaga cars.... resale also wont take such a bad hit.

well odd options
i)crz - selo as heck but looks good if you ask me.
ii)mark x
3rd car has to be lesser problem as much as it can while on par or better than my current two :driver:. Nevertheless, your opinions are highly appreciated.

Mark X? Never check that one before, which model will it be ?

Thanks,
Ken
 
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3rd car has to be lesser problem as much as it can while on par or better than my current two :driver:. Nevertheless, your opinions are highly appreciated.

Mark X? Never check that one before, which model will it be ?

Thanks,
Ken
haha diferent ideas as to what the spare should be like haha.... i think you meant weekend car? not really a spare?

anyway the X130 should just about fit into your budget.... maybe even one of them with the g's face
 

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Dear All,

I am writing this thread to get some recommendations of what cars to consider, my budget is MYR120,000. Currently i already owned 2 cars, have been reliable, just occasionally needed minor repairs. Needed a 3rd car because we need 1 more car for spare, just in case both my dailies went into garage because my GF also drives mine.

Last week, i went and test drove 3 cars fall under my budget and below is the test reports for your reference:

1.) BMW 325i E90 - Year made 2011 (as per registered on grant), 6 cylinders, 2.5L, 6 speed automatic with 212 bhp.

Pro
- Good handling especially cornering
- Quiet Cabin and no visible rattling noise from interior
- Under carriage is still very solid and quiet

Con
- Gutless engine, even for a 2.5L, have to rev about 4k to really extract its power
- Gearbox shifting is quite slow, slower than my e46, suspect gearbox faulty or just required oil change
- Electrical assisted power steering, feels like a toy car, too light for my preference.

Status: Shortlisted

2.) BMW 323i E92 (coupe) - Year made 2007, 6 cylinders, 2.5L, 6 speed automatic with 177bhp

Pro
- Nothing impresses me since i test drove the 325i E90 before this

Con
- Gutless engine, worse than my Lancer when rev about 4k
- Gearbox having problems, improper shifting

Status: Disqualified

3.) Audi A4 2.0 Quattro - Year made 2009, 4 cylinders turbo, 2.0T, 7 speed DSG with 200 bhp

Pro
- Very good power, achieved century sprint under 8 secs (provided the road is elevated a bit)
- Sporty ride in corners (BMW seems to be better, more agile)

Cons
- Vibrating engine, probably due to mounts
- Vibrating rear differential, lack of lubrication

Status: Disqualified

4.) Mazda 3 NEW CAR, 4 cylcinder, 2.0L, 6 speed automatic with 162 bhp

Pro
- Very agile and lively engine, loves to rev
- Crispy and smooth shifting gears, aided acceleration
- Comfy ride despite competing with Europeans, absorb bumps like a champ

Cons
- Pricey for 2.0L N/A Japanese, Highline is at MYR129k (VW Jetta offers RM129k with DSG and Turbo)
- Steering is too light, i am literally steering the car effortlessly one handed during test drive
- Braking hard makes the car swayed left and right abit, properly due to softer absorber.

So now my requirement is like any other car guys who like drive fast (sensibly), the car has to be in decent power (about 180 will do), automatic but preferably not CVT (gf will drive this too), handles great (no need bone breaking) and fits my budget of RM120k. Used car or not, depends on the year, i can accept 5-7 years.

I got Volkswagen Jetta (New) and Ford Focus 1.5T (New) has yet to test drive. Please kindly let me know what choices can i have?

Thanks,
Ken


go find subaru impreza version 10 2.5 turbo sedan model... the 2.5 version usually available in automatic... not sure ancient but reliable 4eat or newer 5eat....

or u should go test drive the subaru wrx version 11 (the one with evo front face)...eventhough it came strictly and officially wit CVT scooterbox... but the scooby CVT actually pretty decent and pretty good compared to econobox CVT
 

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I got Volkswagen Jetta (New) and Ford Focus 1.5T (New) has yet to test drive. Please kindly let me know what choices can i have?
If buying a spare car, why buy new? It depreciates whether you use it or not, unless use new car, downgrade one of the old car as spare car......lol :biggrin:
 

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Have you looked at E60? Plenty of space, impressive handling & road feedback for a rather big car... Check out the LCI and make sure it's CKD because the CKD models have a hot weather package.

If you don't like the 325i cuz of it's power, go check out the 530i cuz it has bout 270hp BUT they are pretty rare.
 
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Third car? A spare car? Perodua Axia USED
Cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to maintain. And all the ones you buy used still under warranty.

For a spare car that will see only occasional use. I don’t see why you need it to be so nice to drive, so powerful. It just needs to be no problem.

EDIT: Or alternatively, Lotus Elise. Toyota engine, easy to maintain, not much problem. And you probably don’t want to drive it everyday. Handles better than 99% of the cars out there.
 

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3rd car? Reliable? Any of those cars shouldn’t be shortlisted man. Those are all headaches waiting to happen.

What is the 3rd car for? If point A to point B why not a new Altis?

If you want fun KCNGs jetta is an awesome buy. His VW has never had DSG or any issues. Fantastic FC too.

Or a Mazda CX3?
 

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Buy the car that is reflected by your nick! :biggrin: :burnout:
LOL, not too practical bro, unless its a GTA. But can't really get loan for this kind of cars, at most 3 or 2 years MAX. Of course i would love to drive one.

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3rd car? Reliable? Any of those cars shouldn’t be shortlisted man. Those are all headaches waiting to happen.

What is the 3rd car for? If point A to point B why not a new Altis?

If you want fun KCNGs jetta is an awesome buy. His VW has never had DSG or any issues. Fantastic FC too.

Or a Mazda CX3?
Hahaha mine current two are no different from those, as long as not known to be worst then it's fine with me.

3rd car is mostly driven to work and long distance. It's meant to be replacing my E46 coupe as workhorse for my GF, meanwhile my Lancer still up for the job for myself.

VW Jetta is awesome buy, DSG mechatronic problems seem to be solved for now. And the new model (so called) looks very impressive inside and out. Going to test drive it tomorrow and i will share my report here.

Thanks,
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go find subaru impreza version 10 2.5 turbo sedan model... the 2.5 version usually available in automatic... not sure ancient but reliable 4eat or newer 5eat....

or u should go test drive the subaru wrx version 11 (the one with evo front face)...eventhough it came strictly and officially wit CVT scooterbox... but the scooby CVT actually pretty decent and pretty good compared to econobox CVT
Scooby brother sure recommend scooby.......lol:biggrin:
Hahaha ! I took a look at a Legacy B5, too bad its over 100k kms and looks like not properly cared. If you have any more kang tao let me know.

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because he seems like curvy road instead of straight line... :biggrin: :driver:
Exactly ! Power can be easily modified with the correct engine. Handling is something the car possesses and the other cars can't have the same handling.

If buying a spare car, why buy new? It depreciates whether you use it or not, unless use new car, downgrade one of the old car as spare car......lol :biggrin:
LOL, my last tested 3 cars are used cars. However you know lo, get from dealers are like playing cards. Any kang tao ?

Have you looked at E60? Plenty of space, impressive handling & road feedback for a rather big car... Check out the LCI and make sure it's CKD because the CKD models have a hot weather package.

If you don't like the 325i cuz of it's power, go check out the 530i cuz it has bout 270hp BUT they are pretty rare.
Tested a 525i, love the power and handling, too bad the unit i tested requires too much of repair bills. :(

Third car? A spare car? Perodua Axia USED
Cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to maintain. And all the ones you buy used still under warranty.

For a spare car that will see only occasional use. I don’t see why you need it to be so nice to drive, so powerful. It just needs to be no problem.

EDIT: Or alternatively, Lotus Elise. Toyota engine, easy to maintain, not much problem. And you probably don’t want to drive it everyday. Handles better than 99% of the cars out there.
LOL Lotus Elise, not my taste so thanks for the suggestion.
 

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Dear All,

I am writing this thread to get some recommendations of what cars to consider, my budget is MYR120,000. Currently i already owned 2 cars, have been reliable, just occasionally needed minor repairs. Needed a 3rd car because we need 1 more car for spare, just in case both my dailies went into garage because my GF also drives mine.
3rd car is mostly driven to work and long distance. It's meant to be replacing my E46 coupe as workhorse for my GF, meanwhile my Lancer still up for the job for myself.

VW Jetta is awesome buy, DSG mechatronic problems seem to be solved for now. And the new model (so called) looks very impressive inside and out. Going to test drive it tomorrow and i will share my report here.

Thanks,
Ken
Your initial post and your following post contradicts yourself. What are you actually looking for? A spare car or a daily driver?

From what I can see you're not looking for a 3rd car, you're looking for a daily driver.

And what is important to you? You said power, handling.

Forget about the E90 325i, 212bhp? Sad. I'd recommend the E90 320d or F30 320d, and then add a BMW Performance Power Kit, tune it, you'll hit 200bhp on wheel and lots of torque. Easy on fuel economy too versus the 325i N/A.

My friend bought a used E90 320D M-Sport non-iDrive model. He's still a happy man today. Even with his manic driving (pedal to metal all the time), he does 700km on a full tank easy. The LCi E90 has all the problems ironed out, and that 2L diesel engine is bulletproof -- timing chain issues solved on MY models.

Jetta is a drama waiting to happen. Another friend happily bought a pre-reg 2016 Passat saying that the DSG problems are solved. Guess what? His car just went in for mechatronic replacement last month.
 

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Your initial post and your following post contradicts yourself. What are you actually looking for? A spare car or a daily driver?

From what I can see you're not looking for a 3rd car, you're looking for a daily driver.

And what is important to you? You said power, handling.

Forget about the E90 325i, 212bhp? Sad. I'd recommend the E90 320d or F30 320d, and then add a BMW Performance Power Kit, tune it, you'll hit 200bhp on wheel and lots of torque. Easy on fuel economy too versus the 325i N/A.

My friend bought a used E90 320D M-Sport non-iDrive model. He's still a happy man today. Even with his manic driving (pedal to metal all the time), he does 700km on a full tank easy. The LCi E90 has all the problems ironed out, and that 2L diesel engine is bulletproof -- timing chain issues solved on MY models.

Jetta is a drama waiting to happen. Another friend happily bought a pre-reg 2016 Passat saying that the DSG problems are solved. Guess what? His car just went in for mechatronic replacement last month.
Such a shocking news, i feel sorry for your friend's case and his Passat. Anyway just to let you know, i am currently car pooling with my GF, so one of my rides are squatting most of the time at hse and at most weekend drive only. So now we both just got new jobs that requires 2 cars to be driven out, i am looking for a third car into the addition just in case one of our rides suddenly need to go into garage for repairs. That's the issue i am having now and my Lancer just due for a water pump change and we are both sharing a car right now and sometimes i need to go outstation that left her with no transportation except for her to call UBER or Grab to travel for work. Thats why i need a 3rd car for this sort of event. I don't have to necessary drive it everyday, as long as it fits my checklists then its fine and sorry to tell, i still dislike diesel's engine noise.

I have tested Jetta and the car rides horrible, like a motorboat. Tested Ford Focus 1.5T, very good noise insulation and much better handling. Price is also fits my bill, i am seriously considering it. The next one to try is a used BMW F30 320i sport which priced at 120k range. I am expecting some discounts on that.

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No brainer then, the BMW F30 320i Sport. Chip tune it and massive win. Just don't snap the drive shaft lol.

Jetta is actually stupid powerful for what it is. That DSG is just crisp and fast, and the power delivery is madness. I almost bought one *phew*.

I'd avoid Ford here because SDAC is crap.. you'll get headaches down the road.
 

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LOL, not too practical bro, unless its a GTA. But can't really get loan for this kind of cars, at most 3 or 2 years MAX. Of course i would love to drive one.

Thanks,
Ken
Evo & WRX should be best enjoyed in manual. Then buy Impreza WRX V10 but manual version. Or get Suzuki Swift Sport ZC32, should be well within your budget, much newer car, fun to trash around with great handling and good performance (might even surprise some who drive those bigger and more powerful cars like in your list), fuel efficient & cheaper/easy to maintain. You can get 2013-2014 cars for just below rm60k so you can save half of your budget for more important things.
 

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ii)mark x
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Mark X? Never check that one before, which model will it be ?

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Mark X is a good car but considering that you find 325i E90 is gutless, then I'd think you'd feel similar about Mark X. Well it is after all just another normal sedan so cannot expect much oomph from it, but it's a very reliable car with still decent performance to easily outrun the typical Camry/Accord/Mazda 6/Teana/Passat plus good FC too (if in good condition). The good one is actually the first gen version (2004-2009 GRX120) which was slightly more powerful and lighter than the newer model (GRX130).
 

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No brainer then, the BMW F30 320i Sport. Chip tune it and massive win. Just don't snap the drive shaft lol.

Jetta is actually stupid powerful for what it is. That DSG is just crisp and fast, and the power delivery is madness. I almost bought one *phew*.

I'd avoid Ford here because SDAC is crap.. you'll get headaches down the road.
Good suggestion BMW 320i Sport, i will be test driving one tomorrow. Let you all know the results.

Jetta power delivery is very good, however just as you told me, i better avoid it.

To be bad for Ford, SDAC quite notorious for its services. But plenty of Ford cars on the road especially Kuga.

Mark X is a good car but considering that you find 325i E90 is gutless, then I'd think you'd feel similar about Mark X. Well it is after all just another normal sedan so cannot expect much oomph from it, but it's a very reliable car with still decent performance to easily outrun the typical Camry/Accord/Mazda 6/Teana/Passat plus good FC too (if in good condition). The good one is actually the first gen version (2004-2009 GRX120) which was slightly more powerful and lighter than the newer model (GRX130).
May be its that 325i i drove still getting used to my footing, the engine just isn't as torquey as i expected. My Lancer with CVT feels more responsive and torquey, may be due to some modifications i did.

Mark X 2009 is my best choice if i am getting one, but they are getting 8 years old now, after sales support so far i heard isn't really good due to its an imported toyota, parts are equally expensive.

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Hahaha ! I took a look at a Legacy B5, too bad its over 100k kms and looks like not properly cared. If you have any more kang tao let me know.

Thanks,
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how about this?
https://www.mudah.my/2012+Subaru+Legacy+2+5+A+-58447897.htm?last=1




another legacy wagon BP5 army green colour wrapped is on sale last few month... not sure if sold yet or not... its 2.5 turbo and auto.... looks well maintained....if u interested maybe i can ask the owner later... (lives nearby my place only)


and way back before someone in this forum also selling his legacy bp5 wagon also.. white colour or silver i forgot...also looks well maintained...and probably sold already
 

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how about this?
https://www.mudah.my/2012+Subaru+Legacy+2+5+A+-58447897.htm?last=1




another legacy wagon BP5 army green colour wrapped is on sale last few month... not sure if sold yet or not... its 2.5 turbo and auto.... looks well maintained....if u interested maybe i can ask the owner later... (lives nearby my place only)


and way back before someone in this forum also selling his legacy bp5 wagon also.. white colour or silver i forgot...also looks well maintained...and probably sold already
Very nice car but it's in Johor, at least for the ads you sharing, you have my thanks ! But is this a CVT model? I think most Subaru models came with CVT.

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May be its that 325i i drove still getting used to my footing, the engine just isn't as torquey as i expected. My Lancer with CVT feels more responsive and torquey, may be due to some modifications i did.

Mark X 2009 is my best choice if i am getting one, but they are getting 8 years old now, after sales support so far i heard isn't really good due to its an imported toyota, parts are equally expensive.

Thanks,
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Maybe something wrong with that 325i that you tested! Cannot be your Lancer more torquey than that car. Note that most smaller engine Japanese cars tend to have their throttle mapping calibrated to be more aggressive to give that impression/'feel' of good pick up while European cars or bigger cars have them more linear/smoother.

Parts for Mark X are still pretty easy to get coz some are shared with other Toyota/Lexus models and not that expensive actually, surely still cheaper than maintaining a BMW 3 series. If you do buy one, just join our club then can get info on where to buy stuff, what to mod, etc2.
 

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Maybe something wrong with that 325i that you tested! Cannot be your Lancer more torquey than that car. Note that most smaller engine Japanese cars tend to have their throttle mapping calibrated to be more aggressive to give that impression/'feel' of good pick up while European cars or bigger cars have them more linear/smoother.

Parts for Mark X are still pretty easy to get coz some are shared with other Toyota/Lexus models and not that expensive actually, surely still cheaper than maintaining a BMW 3 series. If you do buy one, just join our club then can get info on where to buy stuff, what to mod, etc2.
The initial pickup is kinda horrible to me, but the after 60km/h feel is great but not too impressive. Perhaps something wrong with the 325i, consider its mileage only 55k, its too early to show sluggishness.

That means you own a Lexus or Toyota Mark X ?? :love:
 

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The initial pickup is kinda horrible to me, but the after 60km/h feel is great but not too impressive. Perhaps something wrong with the 325i, consider its mileage only 55k, its too early to show sluggishness.

That means you own a Lexus or Toyota Mark X ?? :love:
Hmm mileage 55k should still be very healthy unless that mileage already rewound back!

My daily driver is a 2008 Mark X (GRX120). I have owned it for over 5 years now. Back then my consideration only came down to either this car or the 2007 325i which were about the same price range but I decided to just get the Mark X since it's a younger car and easier to maintain/more reliable, plus it's not as common on the road like the BMW.
 

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The initial pickup is kinda horrible to me, but the after 60km/h feel is great but not too impressive. Perhaps something wrong with the 325i, consider its mileage only 55k, its too early to show sluggishness.

That means you own a Lexus or Toyota Mark X ?? :love:
N/A need revs.. versus modern turbos like the F30 320i which builds torque down low. My boat will make an E90 325i look like a turtle from standstill to 60km/h
 

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N/A need revs.. versus modern turbos like the F30 320i which builds torque down low. My boat will make an E90 325i look like a turtle from standstill to 60km/h
My Lancer is more livelier below 3k, after 3k there's torque dip but can be easily rectify with remapping, which i haven't done yet.

May be i should drive the 325i a little more to see its real character.

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My Lancer is more livelier below 3k, after 3k there's torque dip but can be easily rectify with remapping, which i haven't done yet.

May be i should drive the 325i a little more to see its real character.

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When buying any used cars, of course you need to test drive as many as you can. When buying mine, I tested like 7-8 cars if not mistaken before deciding on mine. That way you can get a better idea what should be the normal behavior of the car if all still relatively healthy.
 

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Hmm mileage 55k should still be very healthy unless that mileage already rewound back!

My daily driver is a 2008 Mark X (GRX120). I have owned it for over 5 years now. Back then my consideration only came down to either this car or the 2007 325i which were about the same price range but I decided to just get the Mark X since it's a younger car and easier to maintain/more reliable, plus it's not as common on the road like the BMW.
Looks like it but everything is very tight and solid, no rattling noise when driving through uneven road.

Your Mark X is only 1 year younger, but the spare parts are easier to buy and easier to fix. How's the handling between the 2.

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When buying any used cars, of course you need to test drive as many as you can. When buying mine, I tested like 7-8 cars if not mistaken before deciding on mine. That way you can get a better idea what should be the normal behavior of the car if all still relatively healthy.
Tested the same model but 7-8 cars ?? Wow, so many stocks of the model you are looking.

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My Lancer is more livelier below 3k, after 3k there's torque dip but can be easily rectify with remapping, which i haven't done yet.

May be i should drive the 325i a little more to see its real character.

Thanks,
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I'm not sure which Lancer you have but those non Evos is pretty much a city car, power is available down low but as you go higher (as you mentioned) there isn't enough omph.

Remember the Lancer is also a FWD so you will get the feeling as if it has more power as compared to the RWD 325i.
 

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Looks like it but everything is very tight and solid, no rattling noise when driving through uneven road.

Your Mark X is only 1 year younger, but the spare parts are easier to buy and easier to fix. How's the handling between the 2.

Thanks,
Ken
The car is very reliable, typical of the well known Toyota reliability. That's why easy maintenance and I barely spent anything on fixing broken stuff, mostly I only spend on regular scheduled maintenance for replacing fast moving parts, and mods. If I count the total cost of just fixing broken things on this car, probably still less than rm3k within the 5+ yrs of ownership. I doubt it can be like that if you own a 325i.

Handling stock for stock, 325i is better coz less floating but note that mine is the normal package with stock 16' rims, lousy high profile mid range tires, and softer suspension. If compared with the Sports package Mark X with sport mode suspension and 18' rims maybe closer but still the 325i has better balanced handling. The BMW steering feel more connected and heavier. My Mark X steering is a bit too light especially on high speeds. Having said that, Mark X has many options to mod the suspension and handling, so mine now is way much better than stock already.

Tested the same model but 7-8 cars ?? Wow, so many stocks of the model you are looking.

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Yup tested that many Mark X GRX120, just slight variations in options and year made but still basically the same car. Got quite a few on sale even though not as many as 325i. Nowadays got even more already compared to back then.
 

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The car is very reliable, typical of the well known Toyota reliability. That's why easy maintenance and I barely spent anything on fixing broken stuff, mostly I only spend on regular scheduled maintenance for replacing fast moving parts, and mods. If I count the total cost of just fixing broken things on this car, probably still less than rm3k within the 5+ yrs of ownership. I doubt it can be like that if you own a 325i.

Handling stock for stock, 325i is better coz less floating but note that mine is the normal package with stock 16' rims, lousy high profile mid range tires, and softer suspension. If compared with the Sports package Mark X with sport mode suspension and 18' rims maybe closer but still the 325i has better balanced handling. The BMW steering feel more connected and heavier. My Mark X steering is a bit too light especially on high speeds. Having said that, Mark X has many options to mod the suspension and handling, so mine now is way much better than stock already.
It's like you only can choose one, performance/handling OR reliability. If you put as much money for handling mods to both, the BMW will be so much better. But then again, markX isn't really made for that in the first place while the E90 is a driver's car with performance in mind.

Very jealous of your maintenance on the MarkX man... :bawling:
 

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It's like you only can choose one, performance/handling OR reliability. If you put as much money for handling mods to both, the BMW will be so much better. But then again, markX isn't really made for that in the first place while the E90 is a driver's car with performance in mind.

Very jealous of your maintenance on the MarkX man... :bawling:
Hahaha, maybe Mark X is like in between Camry and the 325i, not as floating as Camry but not as sporty as 325i.

Yeah it surprises me too! :biggrin: The other positive surprise for me is the FC, can still get 11km/ltr real measured average for combined city/highway using just RON 95. If drive full highway for long distance, can get over 800km with 60+ ltr of fuel, provided you drive smooth and patient enough.
 

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Hahaha, maybe Mark X is like in between Camry and the 325i, not as floating as Camry but not as sporty as 325i.

Yeah it surprises me too! :biggrin: The other positive surprise for me is the FC, can still get 11km/ltr real measured average for combined city/highway using just RON 95. If drive full highway for long distance, can get over 800km with 60+ ltr of fuel, provided you drive smooth and patient enough.
MUCH better than Camry handling wise tbh but as you mentioned, steering is light and lack of feedback.

Impressive indeed but I'm guessing if you have a heavy foot, it'll change as well hehehe. Mine can't even do 10km/l, 9km/l at best (I have a very heavy right foot). But long distance is different story tho, very efficient and can get about 900km just considering it has about 65l of fuel not including reserve :burnout:

Post some pictures man, I'd like to know what mods you've done too. Not in this thread tho, maybe next door :biggrin:
 

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Very nice car but it's in Johor, at least for the ads you sharing, you have my thanks ! But is this a CVT model? I think most Subaru models came with CVT.

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yeap.. that model started to have cvt...

but one model before, all is conventional auto... or better if the sti model of legacy.. with 6mt

its just that the subaru cvt is quite different mapping compared to other brand cvt....far better...


just its still a cvt... lol...


how about the merc amg a45? for daily warrior :hmmmm:
 

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MUCH better than Camry handling wise tbh but as you mentioned, steering is light and lack of feedback.

Impressive indeed but I'm guessing if you have a heavy foot, it'll change as well hehehe. Mine can't even do 10km/l, 9km/l at best (I have a very heavy right foot). But long distance is different story tho, very efficient and can get about 900km just considering it has about 65l of fuel not including reserve :burnout:

Post some pictures man, I'd like to know what mods you've done too. Not in this thread tho, maybe next door :biggrin:
Even with occasional spirited driving, I can still get around 10km/ltr on full tank average. However there are those in our club who cannot get anywhere near my FC, not sure how they drive and how are their cars condition. Then there are also a few who can reach similar or even better than mine.

I've posted 1 photo in one of the thread with topic about discussing what cars we're driving now, TS by Renesis. I'm shy to post thread for my own car la, nothing much to shout about and looks minimalist actually. Now looks a bit beaten up too with some cracks on the front skirting and scratches on the rims. :biggrin:
 
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Even with occasional spirited driving, I can still get around 10km/ltr on full tank average. However there are those in our club who cannot get anywhere near my FC, not sure how they drive and how are their cars condition. Then there are also a few who can reach similar or even better than mine.

I've posted 1 photo in one of the thread with topic about discussing what cars we're driving now, TS by Renesis. I'm shy to post thread for my own car la, nothing much to shout about and looks minimalist actually. Now looks a bit beaten up too with some cracks on the front skirting and scratches on the rims. :biggrin:
Condition will very much affect the fuel consumption, I am guessing yours is top notch.

Ahhhh I have to dig in that thread yea? hahahaha. Tbh I'm interested cuz I've never actually seen anybody modding their MarkX.
 

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Condition will very much affect the fuel consumption, I am guessing yours is top notch.

Ahhhh I have to dig in that thread yea? hahahaha. Tbh I'm interested cuz I've never actually seen anybody modding their MarkX.
Haha, you won't see much from such single photo. It was an old photo as well. :biggrin:
 

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