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Hi, need opinion from everyone here.

I am looking to buy a fun hatchback to drive (budget under RM 100k). So far I have listed Jazz, Mazda 2, Polo, Peugeot 208 and Fiesta.

1. Jazz - The most practical but kinda boring.

2. Mazda 2 - Personally haven't test drive yet but based on review, seems to be a great fun car to drive.

3. Polo - So far the best car I have ever tested. Currently my first choice.

4. Peugeot 208 - Quite new to me, need opinions on this. Not sure whether it uses dry clutch or wet clutch. Any comment on their maintenance fee and after sales service? I saw quite a number of bad reviews on Peugeot.

5. Fiesta - Probably won't consider it as it uses dry clutch. I don't think dry clutch works well here.

I could be wrong on my opinion on the car listed. Need opinions from all the sifu here :adore:

P/S: I don't really care about resell value and all those fancy equipment (such as Push start button and LED stuff).
 

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Hi, need opinion from everyone here.

I am looking to buy a fun hatchback to drive (budget under RM 100k). So far I have listed Jazz, Mazda 2, Polo, Peugeot 208 and Fiesta.

1. Jazz - The most practical but kinda boring.

2. Mazda 2 - Personally haven't test drive yet but based on review, seems to be a great fun car to drive.

3. Polo - So far the best car I have ever tested. Currently my first choice.

4. Peugeot 208 - Quite new to me, need opinions on this. Not sure whether it uses dry clutch or wet clutch. Any comment on their maintenance fee and after sales service? I saw quite a number of bad reviews on Peugeot.

5. Fiesta - Probably won't consider it as it uses dry clutch. I don't think dry clutch works well here.

I could be wrong on my opinion on the car listed. Need opinions from all the sifu here :adore:

P/S: I don't really care about resell value and all those fancy equipment (such as Push start button and LED stuff).
Must be new car is it? If used car is still ok, then I'd suggest Suzuki Swift Sport ZC32S manual! Guaranteed more fun and faster than any of your choices above with good reliability too (unlike those European cars in your list!).
 
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Hi, need opinion from everyone here.

I am looking to buy a fun hatchback to drive (budget under RM 100k). So far I have listed Jazz, Mazda 2, Polo, Peugeot 208 and Fiesta.

1. Jazz - The most practical but kinda boring.

2. Mazda 2 - Personally haven't test drive yet but based on review, seems to be a great fun car to drive.

3. Polo - So far the best car I have ever tested. Currently my first choice.

4. Peugeot 208 - Quite new to me, need opinions on this. Not sure whether it uses dry clutch or wet clutch. Any comment on their maintenance fee and after sales service? I saw quite a number of bad reviews on Peugeot.

5. Fiesta - Probably won't consider it as it uses dry clutch. I don't think dry clutch works well here.

I could be wrong on my opinion on the car listed. Need opinions from all the sifu here :adore:

P/S: I don't really care about resell value and all those fancy equipment (such as Push start button and LED stuff).

you forget to add the king on the road... latest Myvi:rock:
Another things.. Fiesta running on timing belt, changing that time will blown your pocket
 
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Hi, need opinion from everyone here.

I am looking to buy a fun hatchback to drive (budget under RM 100k). So far I have listed Jazz, Mazda 2, Polo, Peugeot 208 and Fiesta.

1. Jazz - The most practical but kinda boring.

2. Mazda 2 - Personally haven't test drive yet but based on review, seems to be a great fun car to drive.

3. Polo - So far the best car I have ever tested. Currently my first choice.

4. Peugeot 208 - Quite new to me, need opinions on this. Not sure whether it uses dry clutch or wet clutch. Any comment on their maintenance fee and after sales service? I saw quite a number of bad reviews on Peugeot.

5. Fiesta - Probably won't consider it as it uses dry clutch. I don't think dry clutch works well here.

I could be wrong on my opinion on the car listed. Need opinions from all the sifu here :adore:

P/S: I don't really care about resell value and all those fancy equipment (such as Push start button and LED stuff).
1.Not very fun to drive. Super practical.
2.Fun in the corners, otherwise insufficient power
3.Not very fun when the car breaks down, the 1.6L NA also not very powerful, same problem as #2. I'd say the #2 is better in corners than this. I didn't drive this before, I drove the Golf, and the Mazda 2 is more nimble, responsive to throw around, I guess less weight.
4.Peugeot 208. Nice interior, nice cabin feel, I'm scared of Naza's service or lack thereof. I've not driven it so I don't know. But you can google peugeot and depollution error, and feel the horror of Peugeot owners.
5.Dry clutch memang got problem.

If you're talking about under RM100k for a brand new car, you can throw Suprima in as well. I would probably buy the Mazda 2. My friend owns the Fiesta, the dry clutch memang not smooth. And there's a sensor under the car (forgot what sensor) so if kena splash from mild flood, will rosak and not under warranty.
 
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Hi, need opinion from everyone here.

I am looking to buy a fun hatchback to drive (budget under RM 100k). So far I have listed Jazz, Mazda 2, Polo, Peugeot 208 and Fiesta.

1. Jazz - The most practical but kinda boring.

2. Mazda 2 - Personally haven't test drive yet but based on review, seems to be a great fun car to drive.

3. Polo - So far the best car I have ever tested. Currently my first choice.

4. Peugeot 208 - Quite new to me, need opinions on this. Not sure whether it uses dry clutch or wet clutch. Any comment on their maintenance fee and after sales service? I saw quite a number of bad reviews on Peugeot.

5. Fiesta - Probably won't consider it as it uses dry clutch. I don't think dry clutch works well here.

I could be wrong on my opinion on the car listed. Need opinions from all the sifu here :adore:

P/S: I don't really care about resell value and all those fancy equipment (such as Push start button and LED stuff).
My own opinion :

1. Jazz - Meh.
2. Mazda 2 - Meh. But better than #1. Waiting list for this car is stupidly long. I heard it's reached 3 months now.
3. Polo - I don't like the TSI. Very problematic back then, not sure about now. The GTI is nice but feels like a heavy car. I could be wrong.
4. Peugeot 208 - Have you not learnt from others how unreliable and expensive Peugeots are? Aftersales service is just as bad.
5. Fiesta - I like this car. But I don't own it so don't know how good/bad the GB is. Is there a manual variant?
 
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My own opinion :

1. Jazz - Meh.
2. Mazda 2 - Meh. But better than #1. Waiting list for this car is stupidly long. I heard it's reached 3 months now.
3. Polo - I don't like the TSI. Very problematic back then, not sure about now. The GTI is nice but feels like a heavy car. I could be wrong.
4. Peugeot 208 - Have you not learnt from others how unreliable and expensive Peugeots are? Aftersales service is just as bad.
5. Fiesta - I like this car. But I don't own it so don't know how good/bad the GB is. Is there a manual variant?
5.Yes, the Fiesta ST, but that's a RM145k car, above his budget. So out of this 5, which will you buy? Assuming you're limited to this budget, brand new, and only these 5 choices and nothing else.

Feels like Mazda2
 

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5.Yes, the Fiesta ST, but that's a RM145k car, above his budget. So out of this 5, which will you buy? Assuming you're limited to this budget, brand new, and only these 5 choices and nothing else.

Feels like Mazda2
Erk... that means the Polo GTI is out of his budget too.

I wouldn't buy any of these cars IMHO and look at the used Renault Megane. And personally I am not a fan of hatches even though I have the dreadful 2006 Myvi.
 
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My own opinion :

1. Jazz - Meh.
2. Mazda 2 - Meh. But better than #1. Waiting list for this car is stupidly long. I heard it's reached 3 months now.
3. Polo - I don't like the TSI. Very problematic back then, not sure about now. The GTI is nice but feels like a heavy car. I could be wrong.
4. Peugeot 208 - Have you not learnt from others how unreliable and expensive Peugeots are? Aftersales service is just as bad.
5. Fiesta - I like this car. But I don't own it so don't know how good/bad the GB is. Is there a manual variant?
For Mazda 2, yes, I went to Mazda dealer yesterday, the sales person told me that I will need to wait till Feb 2019 to get the car. :banghead:
 

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Must be new car is it? If used car is still ok, then I'd suggest Suzuki Swift Sport ZC32S manual! Guaranteed more fun and faster than any of your choices above with good reliability too (unlike those European cars in your list!).
I used to consider it, but I am a bit lazy to go through all the hassle (inspect the car -> nego -> paperwork -> pray that it won't fall apart). But I don't mind la if I can find a good one.

1.Not very fun to drive. Super practical.
2.Fun in the corners, otherwise insufficient power
3.Not very fun when the car breaks down, the 1.6L NA also not very powerful, same problem as #2. I'd say the #2 is better in corners than this. I didn't drive this before, I drove the Golf, and the Mazda 2 is more nimble, responsive to throw around, I guess less weight.
4.Peugeot 208. Nice interior, nice cabin feel, I'm scared of Naza's service or lack thereof. I've not driven it so I don't know. But you can google peugeot and depollution error, and feel the horror of Peugeot owners.
5.Dry clutch memang got problem.

If you're talking about under RM100k for a brand new car, you can throw Suprima in as well. I would probably buy the Mazda 2. My friend owns the Fiesta, the dry clutch memang not smooth. And there's a sensor under the car (forgot what sensor) so if kena splash from mild flood, will rosak and not under warranty.
I found the appearance of Suprima a bit weird, would rather get a Preve actually. Also, my friends who owns Iriz and Saga complained that Proton CVT jerks. Sincerely hope that Proton (or Geely) will use normal AT instead of CVT.

The previous version of Subaru Impreze is a hatch right?
below 100k 2nd hand.
How is the reliability of the car? Usual Japanese reliability?
 

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I used to consider it, but I am a bit lazy to go through all the hassle (inspect the car -> nego -> paperwork -> pray that it won't fall apart). But I don't mind la if I can find a good one.

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Yeah finding a good one is the very difficult part for the ZC31/32S now coz they are very rarely on sale now!
 
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I used to consider it, but I am a bit lazy to go through all the hassle (inspect the car -> nego -> paperwork -> pray that it won't fall apart). But I don't mind la if I can find a good one.


I found the appearance of Suprima a bit weird, would rather get a Preve actually. Also, my friends who owns Iriz and Saga complained that Proton CVT jerks. Sincerely hope that Proton (or Geely) will use normal AT instead of CVT.


How is the reliability of the car? Usual Japanese reliability?
If you open yourself to used car, and you're concerned about hassle, then buy the Golf GTi Mk7 would be much better and worth it if you stretch your budget to about 119k.

https://www.mudah.my/2014+Volkswagen+GOLF+2+0+GTi+TSI+A+Tech+Pack+MK7-70241649.htm

A 2014 would mean it still has warranty until 2019. So any problems just claim VW MY -- so no worries of breakdown. Make sure you buy a stock standard car with full service history, and make sure warranty is intact with VW Malaysia.

Only thing you need is to get a body shop guy to inspect the car and make sure no accident.

I'd suggest opening your mind to used but still under warranty. Stuff like Peugeot 208 GTi
https://www.mudah.my/2015+Peugeot+208+1+6+GTi+M+FulSerRcdUnderWarranty-70009667.htm

That being said I WOULDN'T buy a Peugeot, the SC is horrid, the car reliability also horrible. But at RM59k for a hot hatch with warranty, apa lagi mau? Its cheaper than a used Clio RS200 of the same year. And a Fiesta ST 2015 is asking for RM90k, so the Peugeot 208 GTi is really dirt cheap for what you get.

The cheapest Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 year 2014 is RM58k... so yes, the Peugeot depreciated a lot. Damn good buy. Since you DO NOT CARE about resale value, it is PERFECT for you. Just remember SC is crap la.
 

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If you open yourself to used car, and you're concerned about hassle, then buy the Golf GTi Mk7 would be much better and worth it if you stretch your budget to about 119k.

https://www.mudah.my/2014+Volkswagen+GOLF+2+0+GTi+TSI+A+Tech+Pack+MK7-70241649.htm

A 2014 would mean it still has warranty until 2019. So any problems just claim VW MY -- so no worries of breakdown. Make sure you buy a stock standard car with full service history, and make sure warranty is intact with VW Malaysia.

Only thing you need is to get a body shop guy to inspect the car and make sure no accident.

I'd suggest opening your mind to used but still under warranty. Stuff like Peugeot 208 GTi
https://www.mudah.my/2015+Peugeot+208+1+6+GTi+M+FulSerRcdUnderWarranty-70009667.htm

That being said I WOULDN'T buy a Peugeot, the SC is horrid, the car reliability also horrible. But at RM59k for a hot hatch with warranty, apa lagi mau? Its cheaper than a used Clio RS200 of the same year. And a Fiesta ST 2015 is asking for RM90k, so the Peugeot 208 GTi is really dirt cheap for what you get.

The cheapest Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 year 2014 is RM58k... so yes, the Peugeot depreciated a lot. Damn good buy. Since you DO NOT CARE about resale value, it is PERFECT for you. Just remember SC is crap la.
Thank you so much for the recommendations and advice! :beer: Will have a look!

I am a fan of Golf GTI, sadly don't have enough budget for that :bawling:
 

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Older cars need more love and care ler.

Why don't you buy my turbo boat. Confirm most smiles per ringgit.
 

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I have only bought one new car, the rest all second hand. The thing is want but cannot afford, so let someone else bear the first round of depreciation......lol
Yeah I also only have bought 1 new car which is the pathetic Livina for the wife. Others are all used cars coz I want better cars yet more limited budget and therefore not willing to suffer as much depreciation.
 

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Well, I guess second hand hatchback it is. Found a few second hand Golf GTI mk6 for around RM70k. But I haven't do more research on that car.

Also considering Peugeot 208 GTI from the previous reply. But kinda worried that their spare parts will dry up my bank account even if I send it to repair at workshop outside.
 

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Well, I guess second hand hatchback it is. Found a few second hand Golf GTI mk6 for around RM70k. But I haven't do more research on that car.

Also considering Peugeot 208 GTI from the previous reply. But kinda worried that their spare parts will dry up my bank account even if I send it to repair at workshop outside.
Golf GTi Mk6 = older in age, lots of stuff wearing out, rubber bushes, engine mounting, big service coming up.
Peugeot 208 GTi = newer car, interior more modern, car still under warranty...

Personally I'd choose the Peugeot 208 GTi because you don't care about resale value. Because it depreciated worst. Both cars compared, the 208 GTi will give you less headaches in the next 2 to 3 years. There's still a year of warranty left, so be buddies with the SC guy, and get them to change whatever that is due for change...so its covered under warranty instead of your wallet.
 
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Golf GTi Mk6 = older in age, lots of stuff wearing out, rubber bushes, engine mounting, big service coming up.
Peugeot 208 GTi = newer car, interior more modern, car still under warranty...

Personally I'd choose the Peugeot 208 GTi because you don't care about resale value. Because it depreciated worst. Both cars compared, the 208 GTi will give you less headaches in the next 2 to 3 years. There's still a year of warranty left, so be buddies with the SC guy, and get them to change whatever that is due for change...so its covered under warranty instead of your wallet.
I agree with u on the 'be buddy with the sc guy', to be exact be buddy with the service tech and not the advisor to eliminate middle man mark up.

Some tech of a european make can change / repair the legendary DSG GB for u at less than half the sc price. I know a Sirocco owner whom runs a family owned spare part shop come to them for help.
 
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I agree with u on the 'be buddy with the sc guy', to be exact be buddy with the service tech and not the advisor to eliminate middle man mark up.

Some tech of a european make can change / repair the legendary DSG GB for u at less than half the sc price. I know a Sirocco owner whom runs a family owned spare part shop come to them for help.
Wah! like that double save, own spare parts shop means at cost already....:driver:
 

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why not get a mazda 3 mps instead.. more Fun/kg.. easy and cheaper to maintain fwd manual trans..:nurse:

mazda parts also not cheaper to replace :biggrin:
 

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why not get a mazda 3 mps instead.. more Fun/kg.. easy and cheaper to maintain fwd manual trans..:nurse:
torque steer. and the car is old.