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I know we're in Airtrekers forum but anyone here owns the current Elantra Sports? It's pretty promising from the 1.6L turbo churning out 203hp & 265Nm. 0-100 @ 7.7 secs with 7 speed dual clutch. Best of all after discounts, it's only 110k'ish and brand new....

I plan to get another car as my kids are going to college soon. Instead of getting a Myvi or something, why not I pay a bit more for this and get some fun from it. I'll still be keeping the RX-8 and HRV. They will use the HRV instead if I get this car...
 
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RM110k is a lot more than the Myvi.....lol
Specifications looks really good, But one thing, Korean second hand value is really terrible
 

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You really really need to love the Korean car to buy a Korean car. Cuz selling the car is no longer a consideration as it holds very bad value so unless you're buying second hand it'll be a major loss on your finances. I've only ever sat in the Elantra once and I like how comfy it is. Don't know about how it handles or anything cuz it was fully loaded with 5 adults, can't really compare.
 

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You have a RX-8 and HRV, and you want this Korean DSG at 110k? Why not continental. 110k is not a bit more than a Myvi..its almost double bro.

I think a used Mk7 Golf GTi would make more sense, as
1.Its a used car, it already took the depreciation hit
2.Its a better car, more refined than the Korean, more powerful, more potential, AND the Golf GTi is the absolute benchmark, a jack of all trades but a master of none.
3.More aftermarket support, more parts availability
 
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Hmmm...
Performance car....check
Runabout car....check

to complete it u need a 4x4.
May i suggest a used Pajero sport VGT...
Never own it but thats my target if i sold one of my car. There is this 'thing' abt driving a proper 4x4.
 

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Hmmm...
Performance car....check
Runabout car....check

to complete it u need a 4x4.
May i suggest a used Pajero sport VGT...
Never own it but thats my target if i sold one of my car. There is this 'thing' abt driving a proper 4x4.
HRV quite proper 4x4 what
4 tyres x 4 adults
 

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RM110k is a lot more than the Myvi.....lol
Specifications looks really good, But one thing, Korean second hand value is really terrible
Oh sorry, I didn't mean to really be an asshole about this statement. I should have mentioned that I initially plan for something like A-class or Golf GTi, however since my kids are going to university or college next year, it will be a big chunk of financials going there, that is why I am lowering my expectations to something more affordable to cushion the damage. Sorry bros....
 

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You really really need to love the Korean car to buy a Korean car. Cuz selling the car is no longer a consideration as it holds very bad value so unless you're buying second hand it'll be a major loss on your finances. I've only ever sat in the Elantra once and I like how comfy it is. Don't know about how it handles or anything cuz it was fully loaded with 5 adults, can't really compare.
I watched some review in YT. It has straight line performance but when it comes to driving dynamics, it looses out to Civic Turbo. It's too comfortable and quiet, just like a big luxury sedan. That's what the comments is. You know, comfort and spirited driving don't go along.
 

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HRV quite proper 4x4 what
4 tyres x 4 adults
hahah...like that the pajero is 4x7 lah.

BTW my parents got a HRV. Drove it few times and it didnt come close to the feeling i had driving the old 1997 Pajero. SUV just not my cup of tea.

On Korean cars, i have never experienced a Hyundai before only Kia and i must say they are above the Japanese nowadays. Downside is the resale value and parts availability.
 
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You have a RX-8 and HRV, and you want this Korean DSG at 110k? Why not continental. 110k is not a bit more than a Myvi..its almost double bro.

I think a used Mk7 Golf GTi would make more sense, as
1.Its a used car, it already took the depreciation hit
2.Its a better car, more refined than the Korean, more powerful, more potential, AND the Golf GTi is the absolute benchmark, a jack of all trades but a master of none.
3.More aftermarket support, more parts availability
I want something cheaper and more afford and most importantly, new. I really do not want a used or reconditioned car. My experiences with RX-8 (recond) and Airtrek (used), even though it's nice and exciting, but when it comes to repairs, hmm.... a bit headache lor...

YES, Golf GTi is what I want to have but not at this point lor.... maybe after my kids finish their degree....
 

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Hmmm...
Performance car....check
Runabout car....check

to complete it u need a 4x4.
May i suggest a used Pajero sport VGT...
Never own it but thats my target if i sold one of my car. There is this 'thing' abt driving a proper 4x4.
4X4 never really my cuppa tea... but if 4X4 is in the list, then it will be Ford. It looks so rugged. Hehehe... thanks for the suggestion. :)
 

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HRV quite proper 4x4 what
4 tyres x 4 adults
HRV is quite a good car actually... damn good FC and quite powerful. I tested, 0-100kph with full tank fuel + my son on board, 9.3 secs! Pretty impressive right?

But the problem is, it is BORING!
 
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If want new car with >200hp and under 8 secs ZTH within just that rm100-120k budget, then no other choices lor!
 

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4X4 never really my cuppa tea... but if 4X4 is in the list, then it will be Ford. It looks so rugged. Hehehe... thanks for the suggestion. :)
What if i do it this way;

High performance fragile engine petrol car...check
Moderate performance frugal but boring 4x4 wannabe..check

What u need is a diesel 4x4. Diesel engine is much2 more robust than petrol. Its very powerful esp the modern diesel yet much more fuel efficient than petrol engine. Its FUN as u need to remember that u are driving a 2 ton vehicle with power it should never have considering its purpose. In my book, modern diesel 4x4 or pickup are just too powerful which is never a bad thing.

I wouldnt worry much when buying 2nd hand diesel 4x4 or pickup unless it has went thru serious offroading. Ford Ranger is nice but parts are not easily obtain.

If u still think these 4x4 or pickup boring, imagine yourself driving a pickup with a motocross strapped at the bed and heading to the dirt track. U can enjoy mild offroading then fly on the dirt track using your bike.

Still not confident enough...imagine when u are stuck in jam...i know well enough i want to be stuck in jam in my diesel 4x4 or pickup than my BLM.FC is much2 better.

Myself never understand diesel 4x4 or pickup truck before. But when my dad acquire an old Pajero (petrol) i fell in love. I am deeper in love when i borrowed my friend single cab hilux to move furniture to my new home. Modern diesel is amazing.

Pls consider this...go for a test drive at least as i am putting my work on hold writing this in order to convince u...hahahah
 
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If want new car with >200hp and under 8 secs ZTH within just that rm100-120k budget, then no other choices lor!
Just wonder if the car is also boring... u know, no character just like HRV.

Must test drive before I make any decision :)
 

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What if i do it this way;

High performance fragile engine petrol car...check
Moderate performance frugal but boring 4x4 wannabe..check

What u need is a diesel 4x4. Diesel engine is much2 more robust than petrol. Its very powerful esp the modern diesel yet much more fuel efficient than petrol engine. Its FUN as u need to remember that u are driving a 2 ton vehicle with power it should never have considering its purpose. In my book, modern diesel 4x4 or pickup are just too powerful which is never a bad thing.

I wouldnt worry much when buying 2nd hand diesel 4x4 or pickup unless it has went thru serious offroading. Ford Ranger is nice but parts are not easily obtain.

If u still think these 4x4 or pickup boring, imagine yourself driving a pickup with a motocross strapped at the bed and heading to the dirt track. U can enjoy mild offroading then fly on the dirt track using your bike.

Still not confident enough...imagine when u are stuck in jam...i know well enough i want to be stuck in jam in my diesel 4x4 or pickup than my BLM.FC is much2 better.

Myself never understand diesel 4x4 or pickup truck before. But when my dad acquire an old Pajero (petrol) i fell in love. I am deeper in love when i borrowed my friend single cab hilux to move furniture to my new home. Modern diesel is amazing.

Pls consider this...go for a test drive at least as i am putting my work on hold writing this in order to convince u...hahahah
This is very good sharing... hmm... can consider too as 4X4 are priced reasonably. Thanks bro...
 

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Just wonder if the car is also boring... u know, no character just like HRV.

Must test drive before I make any decision :)
I think no new car within that budget range are not boring to be honest! If the new Swift Sport ZC33S manual is available here then that would be a fun car to drive but unfortunately not available here, at least for now. :(
 
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I watched some review in YT. It has straight line performance but when it comes to driving dynamics, it looses out to Civic Turbo. It's too comfortable and quiet, just like a big luxury sedan. That's what the comments is. You know, comfort and spirited driving don't go along.
Frankly speaking the car is not worth buying because it’s already obsolete. Replaced by all the Hyundai N cars. It’s effectively last generation.

For your budget of RM110k and brand new, something fun to drive, the Mazda 2 would probably be the best choice. Followed by Ford Fiesta. If you are brave can ask and see if they have clearance pre-reg Peugeot 208 GTi at your asking price. Honestly I’d rather take the M2.
 

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Frankly speaking the car is not worth buying because it’s already obsolete. Replaced by all the Hyundai N cars. It’s effectively last generation.

For your budget of RM110k and brand new, something fun to drive, the Mazda 2 would probably be the best choice. Followed by Ford Fiesta. If you are brave can ask and see if they have clearance pre-reg Peugeot 208 GTi at your asking price. Honestly I’d rather take the M2.
Peugeot is out. Not my preference. Need to check Mazda 2. I want a bit of grunt in terms of performance. But thanks for the suggestion.