Will Izso buy a good car???

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JZX100 is about 70-80k for a buy and drive unit. The autos are slightly cheaper. JZX110 are above 80k.


Ok.. but that's a face only a mother can love. I do not like how it looks and remember I'm pretty anti-SUV? hehe..


Ouch bro.. I think our mistakes are equally expensive. But I suspect I'm older than you so I probably made more mistakes. HAHA! (Secretly sobbing in silence)

#1 bought an iconic car but not realizing how expensive it was to fix up and I had just started to work. Sold off in weeks with pretty big losses. Never got to drive it because it was not really road healthy.

#2 bought an auto instead of the manual not knowing that this was the third variant of the model. I wanted the 1st variant. It wasn't a huge mistake cuz I ended up converting it manual and lived with this car for more than 10 years. Spent quite a lot of money modding it up too only for it to be thrashed by @TitanRev 's 1.3L 'stock' Saga twice in two different race tracks.

#3 bought a super dull boring as heck car that I thought fitted my requirements (which it did.... except for one requirement - my own driving enjoyment) and sold the car within 2 years. Spent quite a lot of money fixing this car, did not know how expensive it was to maintain. Bloody TB O-ring costs RM40, intake manifold O-ring RM180 and to replace the spark plugs (which are all iridium btw from factory $$$) the goddamn TB, intake manifold and a shit ton of things have to be removed. Car under-steered so much when thrown into corners but that didn't matter because the goddamn CVT was so gutless it was impossible to get into any sort of trouble unless I purposely drove off a cliff.

#4 bought a mid-life crisis car which I got to drive 3 weeks out of 1+ years of ownership. Spent a hefty amount fixing it and ended up selling it because I couldn't take the cost of fixes and mods. But to be fair I went to the wrong people to fix, after I sold the car I found a few people who could've done what I did for much cheaper and much better workmanship. The interior for this car was done up by me and was perfect and so was the bushes and a lot of custom parts all done up.

Oh and my other mistake which wasn't my own car - buying a Myvi for wife. Stupid piece of trash car. I cannot even drive normally in that car without losing my temper because some f*cking dumbass will never fail to cut me off only to drive like a f*cking tortoise in front of me. No one treats a Myvi with respect on the road. And the pathetic torque/power from a 1.3 auto is a joke.

So anyway I'm close to one year car-less because I've been daaaaamn picky in choosing the right car. Hopefully I'll get to see an interesting diesel car this coming weekend or something. Waiting for the fella to free up his schedule.
Wah so expensive ya. 70-80k I'd buy Evo 7.

Wah so many mistakes and regrets! You're OCD and know cars very well but some how had made that many mistakes, quite surprising.
 

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With your OCD, i doubt you can buy a "right" car. Just get one that is almost right and make it perfectly right :)

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Ken
Oh by "right" I mean suites my requirements. I don't need it to be in great shape cuz I know price won't be 'right' in that sense. I can get the shape to look right but I can't get driving feel, space, etc to be 'right' unless it comes with it.

ok found iTTTT!!!!

https://www.mudah.my/Proton+SAGA+1+3+1+6+A+TO+1+5+MIVEC+TURBO+COLT-75696757.htm

this one should feed your lust for speed in a while....
Uh dude... speed? I'm driving a saga FLX and a Myvi at the moment. Where got lust for speed la?

I can get access to a diesel E60. That's better than the X3 in my opinion. No no no no SUV

Definitely no to VW. Not for poor people like me.

Wah so expensive ya. 70-80k I'd buy Evo 7.

Wah so many mistakes and regrets! You're OCD and know cars very well but some how had made that many mistakes, quite surprising.
Uh... that's how you become well versed with a car. You OCD over it and make mistakes with it. Anyway #1 was the biggest mistake and back then that car was nothing more than a pipe dream purchase. Heck even now it's a pipe dream. And everyone starts somewhere in terms of knowledge. I unfortunately just learnt things through the hard way.

yrv avanza not too shabby..sleeper

but its over the sea... LOL
What's with you and SUVs / Vans la?
 

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Oh by "right" I mean suites my requirements. I don't need it to be in great shape cuz I know price won't be 'right' in that sense. I can get the shape to look right but I can't get driving feel, space, etc to be 'right' unless it comes with it
Plenty of choices if the market, you also can't go wrong with a Honda Civic FD2 2.0 i-VTEC. Just that it isn't manual, other things all checked nicely. Handling is easily one of the best compact sedan and plenty after market support. I have friends who still driving the FD2 or FD1 for close to 13 years without fail. For myself i have been driving my LGT for close to 11 years, i should say in terms of reliability, its the worse Japanese car i have ever owned, but i love the car's look, driving feel. Apart from that because it also looks like an EVO.

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Uh dude... speed? I'm driving a saga FLX and a Myvi at the moment. Where got lust for speed la?


What's with you and SUVs / Vans la?

the flx have higher power than stock...

the myvi u were saying u hate it...means already u need torque and power obviously...


suv/mpv? nothing...just i think it suits you better with bigger body built....
 

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the flx have higher power than stock...

the myvi u were saying u hate it...means already u need torque and power obviously...


suv/mpv? nothing...just i think it suits you better with bigger body built....
Told him to buy SUV for wife, and project car for himself......hahhahahha
 

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Plenty of choices if the market, you also can't go wrong with a Honda Civic FD2 2.0 i-VTEC. Just that it isn't manual, other things all checked nicely. Handling is easily one of the best compact sedan and plenty after market support. I have friends who still driving the FD2 or FD1 for close to 13 years without fail. For myself i have been driving my LGT for close to 11 years, i should say in terms of reliability, its the worse Japanese car i have ever owned, but i love the car's look, driving feel. Apart from that because it also looks like an EVO.

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FD2... I wouldn't mind. But none within my price range.

the flx have higher power than stock...

the myvi u were saying u hate it...means already u need torque and power obviously...
Eh no la. I was quite happy driving around in Honda S660. Not much power but handling is awesome.

Told him to buy SUV for wife, and project car for himself......hahhahahha
wahlau.. if I had that kinda money this topic wouldn't exist.
 

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Oh by "right" I mean suites my requirements. I don't need it to be in great shape cuz I know price won't be 'right' in that sense. I can get the shape to look right but I can't get driving feel, space, etc to be 'right' unless it comes with it.


Uh dude... speed? I'm driving a saga FLX and a Myvi at the moment. Where got lust for speed la?


I can get access to a diesel E60. That's better than the X3 in my opinion. No no no no SUV


Definitely no to VW. Not for poor people like me.


Uh... that's how you become well versed with a car. You OCD over it and make mistakes with it. Anyway #1 was the biggest mistake and back then that car was nothing more than a pipe dream purchase. Heck even now it's a pipe dream. And everyone starts somewhere in terms of knowledge. I unfortunately just learnt things through the hard way.


What's with you and SUVs / Vans la?
Btw what was your first car?
 

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E46 must get a 2.5L Inline 6 or higher, i know his taste. But the roadtax and insurance may out of his budget?

Thanks,
Ken
Not easy to match when must within this and that. This ok, that cannot, that ok, this cannot.....:dontknow:
 

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Not easy to match when must within this and that. This ok, that cannot, that ok, this cannot.....:dontknow:
Yeah you are right. The best thing is go back to this process: Budget > Year > CC > Auto/Manual > Body type > Brand
 

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E46 must get a 2.5L Inline 6 or higher, i know his taste. But the roadtax and insurance may out of his budget?

Thanks,
Ken
Estimated budget 60k
325 or 328 is about 30k.
Assuming repair and upgrade to his taste 15k
Total 45k
Balance 15k

Roadtax 2.5liter is RM880
Balance 15k can pay for at least 10 more years of the high roadtax price??? The car will be almost 30 years old... enough liao lor... hehehe....

looks like i'm calculating for myself. LoL...
 

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E46 not in your list?
added. I actually don't mind e46s but has to be specific 2.2 or 2.5 though.

Btw what was your first car?
Nissan Sentra (Genting taxi version)

E46 must get a 2.5L Inline 6 or higher, i know his taste. But the roadtax and insurance may out of his budget?

Thanks,
Ken
You know me well... hahaha... and roadtax isn't a problem la. The max I'll go is 3.0 but if I have a choice I won't go there.

Not easy to match when must within this and that. This ok, that cannot, that ok, this cannot.....:dontknow:
Yeah.. this is what happens when you have the budget of a pauper.

Estimated budget 60k
325 or 328 is about 30k.
Assuming repair and upgrade to his taste 15k
Total 45k
Balance 15k

Roadtax 2.5liter is RM880
Balance 15k can pay for at least 10 more years of the high roadtax price??? The car will be almost 30 years old... enough liao lor... hehehe....

looks like i'm calculating for myself. LoL...
I think I can do better in-terms of price. 325/328 is less than 30k actually. Repairs all in probably 10k. Anyway I don't mind the age of the car as long as it's in great condition (no rust, preferably serious-accident-free)
 

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I think I can do better in-terms of price. 325/328 is less than 30k actually. Repairs all in probably 10k. Anyway I don't mind the age of the car as long as it's in great condition (no rust, preferably serious-accident-free)
This is your main problem. Your level of 'great condition' is actually showroom condition to others. I still remember the pics you post abt yr previous BMW which u insist is not completed yet.

This is my finding in your 'case':
1.The suspect does not seem to be having problem in the budget dept and he understand his capacity very well.
2.The suspect has no problem and understand the risk and cost involving purchase of 2nd hand 'premium' car.
3.The suspect knows what is he looking for and wont be influence by others.
4.The suspect shows indication that he is having an emotional side effect after the previous purchase.
5.The suspect is believed to have confirmed 80% on which one he wants to buy.

Conclusion
The suspect showed indication of which car he wanted to buy and had most probably decided in his heart & mind. The reason he havent decided to do so is because he is not under time constraint and his level or requirement & expectation is well above other normal buyer.
 

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This is your main problem. Your level of 'great condition' is actually showroom condition to others. I still remember the pics you post abt yr previous BMW which u insist is not completed yet.
Really? Being rust free and relatively problem free isn't really that far demand right? And yes I am quite fussy. Only because I know I've wasted too much money already.

This is my finding in your 'case':
1.The suspect does not seem to be having problem in the budget dept and he understand his capacity very well.
2.The suspect has no problem and understand the risk and cost involving purchase of 2nd hand 'premium' car.
3.The suspect knows what is he looking for and wont be influence by others.
4.The suspect shows indication that he is having an emotional side effect after the previous purchase.
5.The suspect is believed to have confirmed 80% on which one he wants to buy.
:marchmellow:

#1 is half true. I know my capacity very well but budget is stupidly tight.
#2 & #3 already burnt so much... sure la I understand the risks.
#4 I'm usually a robot. But you are right - my last few purchases has turned me into a emo-monster. I blame mid-life-crisis.
#5 yeah.. based on budget.

Conclusion
The suspect showed indication of which car he wanted to buy and had most probably decided in his heart & mind. The reason he havent decided to do so is because he is not under time constraint and his level or requirement & expectation is well above other normal buyer.
Not entirely true, I do have a time constraint. Just that budget doesn't let me simply buy one. Need to be very careful not to be burnt this time.
 

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Not entirely true, I do have a time constraint. Just that budget doesn't let me simply buy one. Need to be very careful not to be burnt this time.
Ahh....so a 2.5 BMW is it.
Now its about which 2.5 BMW is the one that can tick all the right box in yr 300 page checklist.

Since u mentioned tine constraint, i am guessing within 1-2 month there will be a 5cyl car in your porch...or it wont be as its super satisfying to drive it around that its rarely parked inside as other cars might block its way out of the porch.