Singapore Expats

Cars in Singapore

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.

Sponsored by:

Utrust Immigration
Post Reply
Deefa
Regular
Regular
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 4:17 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by Deefa » Sun, 03 Jun 2007 6:26 pm

Have been looking at the car ownership thing myself and have come to the personal conclusion that I am going the old car route.

My reasoning’s are such, to explain and some of them will rule some people out of a similar path, but I have done much research into this.


1 - Sadly I am a car enthusiast
2 - Singapore is a difficult place for a car enthusiast unless you have deep pockets.
3 - I am handy with a spanner
4 - Because I had nowhere to keep the stuff back in the UK I have all my car tools with me (including an engine hoist !!!)
5 - I am reasonably handy with a spanner
6 - Nothing predigest, I have just never owned a Pacific Rim car and they have never appealed to me (at least not the daily driver stuff)

These points have got me looking at mid 90's BMW 3 and 5 Series and Merc E class.

There are some complete lemons out there bit some good stuff too, I am now just being very fussy. But for under $20k you can have a BMW 520i (E34 from 1993) with COE till 2012!

Basically that’s Whats Left of the COE + Scrap / Export value. I.E. Bangernomics Singapore style.

You do need to know what you are looking at however and I have walked away from some complete nightmares!

kikapo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue, 15 May 2007 10:59 pm

Wow - lots of information, thanks!

Post by kikapo » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 1:05 pm

Hello again, all

Deefa - if I ever do get a car in Sing, I might just come over and have you do the repairs :D

Huggybear - who said it's my wife? Actually, it's my husband. And unfortunately, price IS a problem as my housing allowance is limited and no transport allowance. So, I am even at this point looking into HDB and express buses.

Sadly, I am a car enthusiast myself (mostly in that I like to drive - grew up in L.A., 'nuff said). I figured Sing traffic would NOT resemble BKK chaos (nothing does - it's an entity and tourist attraction unto itself). I'll just have to resign myself to the Manhattan-type lifestyle of public trans for the next few years. If I end up staying on longer, then maybe look into the car thing.

Then again, at the rate the rents are going, maybe we should just lease a larger car to live in (just find a carpark near the food hawkers... :P )

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests