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Leaving Singapore - what to do with old COE car?

Post by mortlock2005 » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 3:52 pm

We are leaving Singapore soon and have an old car with 18 months left on the COE. Does anyone know the best way of selling or disposing of an old car like this? Not sure if we should just take it back to the dealer we bought it from, or if it's good for nothing but scrap.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 3:58 pm

Most used car dealers will buy it off'n you for the scrap value.
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Post by revhappy » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 5:24 pm

Is the car like 8.5 years old? Which model is it? wats the mileage? If its a BMW or somethin that hasnt run much it would be a pity to give it off for scrap value.

Instead, Sell it to a close friend or colleague. They can just renew the COE for another 10 years and use it.I may be interested depending on the answers to the above questions :)

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Post by mortlock2005 » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 5:48 pm

No, it's more like 18.5 years old. REALLY old! It's in OK condition considering it's age, but I can't imagine it would be worth much.

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Post by carteki » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 12:20 pm

Put an add or two up on the online classifieds and see what response you get - not going to cost you a lot (if anything). Else - return to the dealer for scrap...

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 04 Apr 2010 11:03 pm

So, maybe I'll buy it. PM me.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 9:00 am

revhappy wrote:
Instead, Sell it to a close friend or colleague. They can just renew the COE for another 10 years and use it.I may be interested depending on the answers to the above questions :)
Have you seen the current bidded prices for a new COE?!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 9:49 am

I'm not sure, but I think you can renew the COE for 5 or 10 years when the current one runs out. The only codicil to that is if you renew it for 5 years, it HAS to be scrapped when it runs out.

The current COE prices are chicken feed! Check out the COE prices for 2litre & up cars for November & December of 1994! It's one of the reasons why I quit driving here! :wink:

http://www.lta.gov.sg/corp_info/doc/COE ... 0_1999.pdf

At one point it was cheaper to buy a 3 room HDB resale flat than pay for a COE!
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Post by wcs » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 2:28 am

If Strong Eagle is not going to take it, I would be interested to know more. It sounds like the perfect car for a student! :)

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Post by mortlock2005 » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 2:26 pm

I got your PM StrongEagle and wcs. Will be in touch next week. Car is being serviced today, but I'll check all the details and let you know. It's got quite a few kms on it, but it's been reliable for me and it's been quite nicely spruced up (decent exterior & interior). It would be a shame for it to be scrapped when it's still perfectly fine and has over a year on it's COE.

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Post by mortlock2005 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 1:23 pm

That you cannot do here. Please use the Classifieds Section of this site. - Thanks, - Moderator

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 3:47 pm

Had you paid attention to the orange banner directly above where you type your message, you wouldn't have typed it in the first place. :roll:

Additionally, you would not have made the last post either! Sometimes, it would pay to read the stickies in order to not run foul of the forums policies.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic38617.html

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Post by mortlock2005 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 3:52 pm

Thank you Moderator. Truthfully, I've never read the stickies (I have only posted occasionally for help/advice), and I also didn't notice the orange banner. Computer tunnel vision ... but my apologies nonetheless.

I didn't think the previous post would be inappropriate, but will bear in mind forum policies in future!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 4:07 pm

You have a PM. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by mortlock2005 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 5:07 pm

Thanks SMS for your message.

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