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Post by question » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 4:15 pm

Hi

Is owning a car almost an impossibility for someone who earns

3000-5000 sing dollars per month ?

Should we always depend on public transport , its understandable that govt wants to limit the traffic and as a matter of fact i feel its good to travel by public transport to office , but still during weekends or evening with 2 kids its not much comfortable with public transport

Is there any way to own a car in singapore , even if it is old car ?

should we pay huge amounts like 6000 pounds for a COE ? and that too only for 10 years ?

I cant believe this !!!

Its a dissapointment for me !!! :???:

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:53 am

You can pick up an old Toyota Corolla with let's say 4-years left on its second CoE for ~$12-13,000.

Your next thought is then maintenance.

Getting out and about at the weekends, heading into Malaysia etc. may be important for a family to relax and go somewhere different than home. It's easy just to throw all the stuff in the back of the car and leave.

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Post by question » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 9:38 pm

Hi

You mean we dont have to bid for anything
rather , buy a old car which has this COE already ?

that means 12-13000 Sing dollars , u mean is only price for
COE or also for car ?

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:20 am

question wrote: that means 12-13000 Sing dollars , u mean is only price for
COE or also for car ?
Old car with some CoE.

For example there is an advert for one 1992 Nissan Sunny 1.6L Manual for $9,800 (advertised - most are $11-13k) that has exactly 4-yrs left on its current CoE. A '91 BMW 520 might cost ~$17,000 with 4yrs left on the CoE as well but of course maintenance costs will be higher.

The cheapest brand new car is a Geely (Chinese copy of a Daewoo Matiz) for $33,500 meaning monthly payments of $340. This comes with a new 10-yr CoE already but personally, i wouldn't recommend going down the Chinese Car route for several more years.

The choice of new/old is up to you. If you are happy with old then that's fine, there are plenty of +10yrs cars that you can get "cheap" and run into the groun before scraping at the end of the CoE.

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Post by question » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 3:09 pm

Ok

Now i understand , COE is not something "person specific" like license rather
its more "car specific" , correct me if i am wrong

So i can simply go and buy a old card which has some years of COE left on it.
The question is , this car is it priced only for the car or also for its COE ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:08 pm

question,

Look under this heading "Care License / Ownership / Public Transport" in my links page below (advert free). There are several links that should go a long way to explaining the car ownership questions here in Singapore.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 6:28 pm

question wrote: So i can simply go and buy a old card which has some years of COE left on it.
The question is , this car is it priced only for the car or also for its COE ?
Cars are generally advertised with prices including the CoE. Older cars are generally advertised telling you either how many years of CoE there are left, or if it was just renewed etc.

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