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2nd hand car

Postby estelle.brown » Sun, 20 Feb 2011 1:58 pm

Hi. I am looking for a second hand coupe. Can anyone recommend a reliable dealership/ company which does not rip off expats? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 20 Feb 2011 4:15 pm

You also still believe in Saint Nick, the Easter Rabbit & the Toof Fairy, huh?

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Postby 100plus » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 6:00 pm

u may want to try presto expat motoring.

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Postby Carla22 » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 6:04 pm

Hi all,

Wow, finally able to post something on the Singapore Expats Forum, Anyway, I have a bad reverse solenoid/piston/spring in my current valve body. My auto tranny has just been fixed a year ago and its working fine. Just that when I put in reverse, my car jerks and thumps. I am told its to do with the valve body not being able to control the pressure from the torque to the wheel.

I need the valve body with this part no. 24341422936 (A5S310Z).

Anyone here can tell me where the place to get a used one in Singapore? Thanks

Carla

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 6:15 pm

Carla, you are being watched.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 10:49 pm

Sorry Carla, but Singapore doesn't carry any valve body parts for Jeepneys. Unless Nak brought some over here they last trip home, that is!

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 8:15 am

Now it looks is our time to buy a car as the cab and related monthly traveling expenses are close to the cost of owning a car (including the loan payments).
I've got one basic question for a start: assuming we will buy it from a dealer how bad the market is in terms of honesty and reliability of the dealers? In other words do I need to be accompanied by my own mechanic or be myself a car expert to buy something accident free that will not fall apart after few month of driving?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 1:51 am

x9200 wrote:Now it looks is our time to buy a car as the cab and related monthly traveling expenses are close to the cost of owning a car (including the loan payments).
I've got one basic question for a start: assuming we will buy it from a dealer how bad the market is in terms of honesty and reliability of the dealers? In other words do I need to be accompanied by my own mechanic or be myself a car expert to buy something accident free that will not fall apart after few month of driving?


We just bought a Nissan Sunny... Sentra in the US and elsewhere. Virtually no dealership offers a warranty. OTOH, most cars are relatively new and seem to be well taken care of.

Unless you are looking for flash-bang:

a) Stay away from Euro cars - more expensive - and if web sites are to be believed, more prone to malfunction.
b) Korean - Hyundai, KIA, are cheaper than Japanese
c) You can get a better deal than at Turf City
d) You might be able to get a better deal if you buy private but that means you arrange financing and such.

We ended up with a dealer out of east side of island, working out of shopping garage. Satisfied with price and service.

Bottom line: Figure out how many months/years of COE left. Subtract PARF rebate from asking price, divide by COE years left. Gives you your cost per year. Small cars will be around $5,000 or more.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 8:16 am

Generally we are looking for a middle size Japanese hatchback or sedan, 2007 or younger, around 1.5l. At this moment we are thinking about Honda Airwave - it is slightly bigger for this class, but some other like Toyota Vios, Corolla Altis, Honda City and the mentioned Nissan Sunny are also within the focus. I'm willing to go through a dealer to minimize the paperwork on my side (loan etc). Don't have too much time at this moment. So far I've been using

http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/advsearch.php

to get an idea.

SE, could you please PM me the details of your dealer?

Edited to add: What is on such pages Is in your experience real or the car may not exist or be already sold many weeks earlier? (so similar to the property advertisement)?

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 18 Feb 2012 9:53 pm

100plus wrote:u may want to try presto expat motoring.


You can make up your own mind on them, I have personally had some difficulties with them, if you wish to know more please let me know. Otherwise, I have always heard good things about them.
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