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What is the machine that you are driving? Lets have a topic about
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  • Stories of your car

  • What do you like and dislike about it


If it is possible, do post some photos of your car (please censor the plate number for security reasons) if you are okay with it.
 

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Ok, I start. Bought VR in year 2000 as a Mitsu Super Saloon. 2.0L single cam A/T from mechanic's bro-in-law. Service by mechanic and recommended by him. GB was changed not long ago, so can say car is tip top. However same as in Perdana SEi this gb is hopeless and died 6 months later. To get chop shop replacement was around RM2.3k and VR half cut those days was RM3.5k, so instead of changing the GB went for transplant. However with transplant comes workmanship, wire man fees, exhaust change, suspension and so on. In the end use around RM9k but is worth it. So much so still with it after 17 years.....lol

Here is an old picture......
 
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Ok, I start. Bought VR in year 2000 as a Mitsu Super Saloon. 2.0L single cam A/T from mechanic's bro-in-law. Service by mechanic and recommended by him. GB was changed not long ago, so can say car is tip top. However same as in Perdana SEi this gb is hopeless and died 6 months later. To get chop shop replacement was around RM2.3k and VR half cut those days was RM3.5k, so instead of changing the GB went for transplant. However with transplant comes workmanship, wire man fees, exhaust change, suspension and so on. In the end use around RM9k but is worth it. So much so still with it after 17 years.....lol
What about the forester? haha.

Bought a nissan sunny 130y back at 2005 stock standard. Used for 2 years then sold off for a crv rd1 at 2007. Itchy hands so start modding the crv. Started off with air intake, air filter, exhaust system, brake and suspension system and end up with adding bot on it. Tires slipping on 1st and 2nd gear so changed to 17" and no more slipping. Fried the gb within 6 months of bot haha. Replaced with a recon gb. 4wd/awd system intact. Continued using for another 6 years. Running fine until i sold it off last year:driver:.
 

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My car is a 1999 Wira 1.5 manual. Bought new back then by my father for my mother to use. Back then I was only 6 years old and I din't imagine that I will be driving this car today. My mother has been using it as her daily car until 2006 where my father passed away. That time, she is using my father's car and the Wira is left mostly unused at home. In 2009, my uncle borrowed the car as he needed an extra car to use and he was using it until end of 2013 where he returned the car for me to use.

I won't say that my car is a car with tip top, perfect condition but still, I do like it a lot. I had a lot of fun driving it. Although it has undergone a lot of wear and tear repairs throughout my usage for 3 years plus, I don't really view them negatively as I learned a lot about car maintenance from there. If I owned a new car instead of this Wira, I probably would not have learned as much as I know right now.

For now, I can't think of any reason to sell off this car even if I have the income to get a new car. Considering that it can't be sold off for much value and it is one of the few things that my late father passed down to me, I really don't feel like I want to sell away this car. Planning to keep it all stock (at least externally) for many more years until becomes like one of those well preserved classic car. Well, at least this is my plan for now. Who knows what might happen in the future.

Here is a photo of my car that I took last week.

 

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Ok, I start. Bought VR in year 2000 as a Mitsu Super Saloon. 2.0L single cam A/T from mechanic's bro-in-law. Service by mechanic and recommended by him. GB was changed not long ago, so can say car is tip top. However same as in Perdana SEi this gb is hopeless and died 6 months later. To get chop shop replacement was around RM2.3k and VR half cut those days was RM3.5k, so instead of changing the GB went for transplant. However with transplant comes workmanship, wire man fees, exhaust change, suspension and so on. In the end use around RM9k but is worth it. So much so still with it after 17 years.....lol

Here is an old picture......
fuu yohhh.....:driver:
 

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What about the forester? haha.

Bought a nissan sunny 130y back at 2005 stock standard. Used for 2 years then sold off for a crv rd1 at 2007. Itchy hands so start modding the crv. Started off with air intake, air filter, exhaust system, brake and suspension system and end up with adding bot on it. Tires slipping on 1st and 2nd gear so changed to 17" and no more slipping. Fried the gb within 6 months of bot haha. Replaced with a recon gb. 4wd/awd system intact. Continued using for another 6 years. Running fine until i sold it off last year:driver:.
After selling off this CRV, what are you driving now?

fuu yohhh.....:driver:
Come on, some stories and pic of your car, please. :biggrin:
 

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My car is a 1999 Wira 1.5 manual. Bought new back then by my father for my mother to use. Back then I was only 6 years old and I din't imagine that I will be driving this car today. My mother has been using it as her daily car until 2006 where my father passed away. That time, she is using my father's car and the Wira is left mostly unused at home. In 2009, my uncle borrowed the car as he needed an extra car to use and he was using it until end of 2013 where he returned the car for me to use.

I won't say that my car is a car with tip top, perfect condition but still, I do like it a lot. I had a lot of fun driving it. Although it has undergone a lot of wear and tear repairs throughout my usage for 3 years plus, I don't really view them negatively as I learned a lot about car maintenance from there. If I owned a new car instead of this Wira, I probably would not have learned as much as I know right now.

For now, I can't think of any reason to sell off this car even if I have the income to get a new car. Considering that it can't be sold off for much value and it is one of the few things that my late father passed down to me, I really don't feel like I want to sell away this car. Planning to keep it all stock (at least externally) for many more years until becomes like one of those well preserved classic car. Well, at least this is my plan for now. Who knows what might happen in the future.

Here is a photo of my car that I took last week.

ya, u post in FB recently. :biggrin:
 

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ok, here is my humble workhorse for daily work and going around

turn 11 this year, reliable and efficient.
love it to the moon and back.

the black and green was former while last year, I send it for respray to frozen silver.
mygod... are those brembos?? oh wait... those arnt 17" rims...... i am very confused (am a sucker for brembos)
 

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ok, here is my humble workhorse for daily work and going around

turn 11 this year, reliable and efficient.
love it to the moon and back.

the black and green was former while last year, I send it for respray to frozen silver.
Very eye catching colour. :biggrin:

Manual or auto?

Current ride Harrier 350G stock standard lol.
Seems more powerful than your CRV. Or is the turbo CRV more powerful?
 

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Very eye catching colour. :biggrin:

Manual or auto?



Seems more powerful than your CRV. Or is the turbo CRV more powerful?
No idea haha. Feel's like the crv with bot gets the lead on acceleration but i never timed 0-100 before so can't really say much. Both have pros and cons. Harrier is definitely a much more comfortable ride lol. Getting old liao so getting a comfort ride has risen to the top of my list haha.
 

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Good ol EX5 (engine made in japan) pass by my late father. No pasar malam parking. Meter reset dy.
Wira standard gaban jaa...

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Another ride good old sentra. Give me a LOTS of headache, convert by my brother to auto, engine swap then sold to me later. I will shoot that mechanics who do the conversion.

Since get my license, 1st ride EX5, 2nd ride sentra, 3rd Wira.
All free ride, as long it dont snap into half. I will take care of them. :love:
Got up and down. Just repair lohhh...:driver:

Nothing special with new car x-gear. I pay, wife drive. :hmmmm:
 
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fake brembo, only using the brake caliper.
anyway it came off 1 fine day, no more now



manual.. this car cannot buy auto
The AMT auto seems to give a lot of problems from what I heard.

No idea haha. Feel's like the crv with bot gets the lead on acceleration but i never timed 0-100 before so can't really say much. Both have pros and cons. Harrier is definitely a much more comfortable ride lol. Getting old liao so getting a comfort ride has risen to the top of my list haha.
Well, from your driving experience, which one do you feel more responsive?

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Good ol EX5 (engine made in japan) pass by my late father. No pasar malam parking. Meter reset dy.
Wira standard gaban jaa...

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Another ride good old sentra. Give me a LOTS of headache, convert by my brother to auto, engine swap then sold to me later. I will shoot that mechanics who do the conversion.

Since get my license, 1st ride EX5, 2nd ride sentra, 3rd Wira.
All free ride, as long it dont snap into half. I will take care of them. :love:
Got up and down. Just repair lohhh...:driver:

Nothing special with new car x-gear. I pay, wife drive. :hmmmm:
I see RP01 wheels and exposed intercooler. Also spotted aerocatch hood lock in your Wira.

Convert back the Sentra to manual. :biggrin: I don't understand why your brother want to convert old car into auto.
 

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fake brembo, only using the brake caliper.
anyway it came off 1 fine day, no more now



manual.. this car cannot buy auto
amt savvy... korek kubur tu.... have a friend who has/had a savvy amt (i think its still sitting somewhere). AMT failed, so now its either abandoned in a kampung or already pieced out as scrap. Cant even sell the car cause it cant move.
 

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The AMT auto seems to give a lot of problems from what I heard.



Well, from your driving experience, which one do you feel more responsive?



I see RP01 wheels and exposed intercooler. Also spotted aerocatch hood lock in your Wira.

Convert back the Sentra to manual. :biggrin: I don't understand why your brother want to convert old car into auto.
Wahh...u see those aerocatch latch ? Diy, no turning back if wrong. Actually is wrongly position, should turn the other way. Arghhh...
Rpo1 chicken brand lahhh...lol
 
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amt savvy... korek kubur tu.... have a friend who has/had a savvy amt (i think its still sitting somewhere). AMT failed, so now its either abandoned in a kampung or already pieced out as scrap. Cant even sell the car cause it cant move.
That AMT is actually really semi-auto/manual gearbox with automated clutch or just torque converter?

Wahh...u see those aerocatch latch ? Diy, no turning back if wrong. Actually is wrongly position, should turn the other way. Arghhh...
Rpo1 chicken brand lahhh...lol
Cannot turn it back to correct position?

I noticed the RP01 is not ori Enkei. No Enkei logo at the centre hub. :biggrin: But I noticed the Pilot Sport 3.
 

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My car.

What is the machine that you are driving? Lets have a topic about
  • What car do you drive
Just a regular family sedan

  • Stories of your car
What stories? Nothing interesting actually.

  • What do you like and dislike about it
What I like:
- the exterior look which is quite distinctive and got many skirting types to make it look not so uncle-ish.
- very reliable
- good FC
- RWD

What I don't like:
- sluggish automatic
- shitty original brakes
- cracking dashboard
- steering feel too light
- not fast enough


If it is possible, do post some photos of your car (please censor the plate number for security reasons) if you are okay with it.

Too shy to put photos lah :biggrin:
 

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Put photo lah....
Got read an old post, u upgrade brake. Bro 6ue5t
I've actually posted a photo before somewhere in this forum, just forgot where. Nothing special la.

You mean mods? Yeah upgraded the brakes to Aristo 4 pot & disc, Project Mu pads, Pro-RS stainless braided hose, Bendix dot 5.1, coz the std brakes are crap. Others just 17' Prodrive staggered rims w/ CSC5/3 tires now, TRD dampers w/ Tanabe NF springs, HKS VAC speed cut removal module, Shadow throttle controller, some UR bars, cheapo locally made twin loop mufflers and removed middle cat, Kenwood HU & front component set, some cheapo MBQ underseat subs (2), alarms & immobilizer from Viper & Clifford. That's all I guess, nothing much. Wanted to supercharge it but tak jadi.

You din't specify your car model although I know is GRX120. :biggrin:

Crack dashboard? Quality is that bad? Considering your car is an executive car and is even newer than mine.
Yeah, that's one of the main weakness of this car and also a few other Japan imported Toyota cars including its high-end sibling the Lexus IS250. The leather cannot withstand this tropical heat hence might crack if often park outside. Can re-wrap though, costing about rm900-1k, many have done so.
 
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Yeah, that's one of the main weakness of this car and also a few other Japan imported Toyota cars including its high-end sibling the Lexus IS250. The leather cannot withstand this tropical heat hence might crack if often park outside. Can re-wrap though, costing about rm900-1k, many have done so.
This is unexpected considering how quality obsessed the Japanese can be. I hope the newer models do not suffer from this kind of problem.
 

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This is unexpected considering how quality obsessed the Japanese can be. I hope the newer models do not suffer from this kind of problem.
Well it's not about bad quality but more about mismatch climate. Coz the car is supposed to be only for Japan which doesn't have such high heat and humidity as here. Same like BMW E46 which may have their leather/interior color peeling off in tropical countries . I suppose if you don't often park outside and often carefully apply leather care oil to the dashboard then might still be ok. Yeah it seems newer GRX130 might be better already, or maybe not yet happening coz still relatively younger cars.
 

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There they are....
1.2002 Waja 1.8x.My dad pencen already and obses with the Pajero rite now so i decided to keep this one.4-5 years with me.Not in perfect condition as you can see in the pic.Trying to solve knocking sound which is probably the lower arm.
What i like
-low end torque
-ride and handling
-leather quality
-dpo fuzzy logic gearbox
-fuel consumption(beats my blm everytime)

what i dont like;
-getting older and older

2.2008 blm M-line auto.Now i rarely drives this even though it is 100%mine.Its in top notch condition with nothing broken.
Nothing special abt it...just change the head unit,speakers,seat covers,front upper ur bar amd rear ur arb,drop in air filter.
What i like abt it;
-simple to work on
-cheap to maintain

What i dont like
-so-so fuel consumption
-not enough ooomph...blame it on the gearbox.

3.1999 Honda EX5...japan model.super reliable and best fc..hahaha
this is my daily ride.easy to reach work and park.
 

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Yup, old EX5 very robust. Very reliable. Mine 1990 model. Once only CDI kaput. It wont start mean wont start. lol..
I always stress to young rider, don throw the chain cover !!! look no show, but save you money.
 

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Well it's not about bad quality but more about mismatch climate. Coz the car is supposed to be only for Japan which doesn't have such high heat and humidity as here. Same like BMW E46 which may have their leather/interior color peeling off in tropical countries . I suppose if you don't often park outside and often carefully apply leather care oil to the dashboard then might still be ok. Yeah it seems newer GRX130 might be better already, or maybe not yet happening coz still relatively younger cars.
I have a friend who owned E46 and the leather on his seats are cracking. His car is 13 years old.

I suppose this kind of leather is not designed for our kind of climate. Now, if they can't even withstand Malaysian weather much, imagine how are those rich car owners dealing with their cars in Middle East area. To be honest, I don't think those place are suitable for any car considering the hot and dusty environment that they have. The engine will definitely get dirty very quickly.

There they are....
1.2002 Waja 1.8x.My dad pencen already and obses with the Pajero rite now so i decided to keep this one.4-5 years with me.Not in perfect condition as you can see in the pic.Trying to solve knocking sound which is probably the lower arm.
What i like
-low end torque
-ride and handling
-leather quality
-dpo fuzzy logic gearbox
-fuel consumption(beats my blm everytime)

what i dont like;
-getting older and older

2.2008 blm M-line auto.Now i rarely drives this even though it is 100%mine.Its in top notch condition with nothing broken.
Nothing special abt it...just change the head unit,speakers,seat covers,front upper ur bar amd rear ur arb,drop in air filter.
What i like abt it;
-simple to work on
-cheap to maintain

What i dont like
-so-so fuel consumption
-not enough ooomph...blame it on the gearbox.

3.1999 Honda EX5...japan model.super reliable and best fc..hahaha
this is my daily ride.easy to reach work and park.
It has been a while since I last saw you here. :biggrin:

Your Waja 1.8 with Renault engine gives a better FC than your BLM Saga? Your Saga is 1.3 or 1.6? If that is the case, I think your Saga's engine is really quite inefficient.
 

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I have a friend who owned E46 and the leather on his seats are cracking. His car is 13 years old.

I suppose this kind of leather is not designed for our kind of climate. Now, if they can't even withstand Malaysian weather much, imagine how are those rich car owners dealing with their cars in Middle East area. To be honest, I don't think those place are suitable for any car considering the hot and dusty environment that they have. The engine will definitely get dirty very quickly.
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Well if the car is intended to be shipped to the middle east from the factory, then of course I think the manufacturers would already change the materials to more suitable ones for the climate. Remember those rich super/hyper car owners often do custom orders for their cars hence surely the manufacturers should already considers the area where the cars will be used in the first place. It's not like Mark X or E46 which are just common cars made for ordinary people. In my case, it's not supposed to be sold here in the first place too. Anyway for those rich people, they'd just send their cars for detailing frequently to the best detailers in the business, nothing cannot be solved with lots of money I suppose. I watch a video in youtube of a black F458 owner in the US, who never put that car indoor and always gets water sprinkled by his garden sprinkler. The owner simply call a top detailer to regularly come every week to clean and detail his car, that's it! Too much money I guess. :biggrin:
 

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Well if the car is intended to be shipped to the middle east from the factory, then of course I think the manufacturers would already change the materials to more suitable ones for the climate. Remember those rich super/hyper car owners often do custom orders for their cars hence surely the manufacturers should already considers the area where the cars will be used in the first place. It's not like Mark X or E46 which are just common cars made for ordinary people. In my case, it's not supposed to be sold here in the first place too. Anyway for those rich people, they'd just send their cars for detailing frequently to the best detailers in the business, nothing cannot be solved with lots of money I suppose. I watch a video in youtube of a black F458 owner in the US, who never put that car indoor and always gets water sprinkled by his garden sprinkler. The owner simply call a top detailer to regularly come every week to clean and detail his car, that's it! Too much money I guess. :biggrin:
Maybe the external bits can be solved if they are designed for the kind of climate in Middle East. But I think when it comes to mechanical bits like the engine, they probably won't last so long in those places.

Detailing can really help against the effects from weather and climate?
 

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Ex daily ride. Even though is not very powerful but the addition of high rev 20v is outstanding. Hari hari rev also takrak pening kepala.





Current weekend car. Power churning out from Rb20 is so lovely and smooth. First time owning a FR car and I would say the handling is so raw because everything is mechanical based. Require some skill when comes to cornering and I'm still learning it.




 

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Maybe the external bits can be solved if they are designed for the kind of climate in Middle East. But I think when it comes to mechanical bits like the engine, they probably won't last so long in those places.

Detailing can really help against the effects from weather and climate?
Well maybe should use engine oils more suitable for that climate, and better air filters to fight the dust. Cars even in hotter conditions but if not much traffic jams then still ok I think. The more detrimental is the traffic jams like in Jakarta, hence the engines are just idling without as much airflow as if the car is moving normally, then very often need to push the car from stop and not steady engine rhythm (gas up to move just half a meter or so then stop, then again like that continuously). That's why cars in Jakarta in general feel more 'tired' and have more things broken compared to here in KL. Cars here even with much higher mileage in general are still in better conditions.

Well if during detailing they apply expensive leather care stuff, maybe that would help to protect and prevent the leather from cracking up. Just like my leather sofa at home, now already got cracks coz I'm lazy to oil them.
 

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Ex daily ride. Even though is not very powerful but the addition of high rev 20v is outstanding. Hari hari rev also takrak pening kepala.





Current weekend car. Power churning out from Rb20 is so lovely and smooth. First time owning a FR car and I would say the handling is so raw because everything is mechanical based. Require some skill when comes to cornering and I'm still learning it.




cant see the picture, bro.
 

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Been start driving perdana v6 (1st v6 gen reg 2001) since my diploma years until now. Car was under gov official for about 9 years then long story short, i've got it. Since i was going back and forth PG > KL quite often, I've made some enhancement to the car from bone stock until now, with finale by plonk in 4g63t. sway bar,bigger rim, better tyre, etc. I only upgrade which benefit the performance."Sleeper" theme. Now cat/paint like dandruff due to clear coat peeling off. Once done upgrade, will call it a day by repaint it.

What i like about this perdana is interior not plasticy, can handle high speed cruise , can bully big car and affordable to maintain and dd. The only matter that bugs me is its fwd. Still learning and find a way to improve its touge handling.
 

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Ex daily ride. Even though is not very powerful but the addition of high rev 20v is outstanding. Hari hari rev also takrak pening kepala.





Current weekend car. Power churning out from Rb20 is so lovely and smooth. First time owning a FR car and I would say the handling is so raw because everything is mechanical based. Require some skill when comes to cornering and I'm still learning it.




20 Valve 4A-GE is powerful enough. :biggrin:

You are based in Ipoh? Haven't actually seen this A30 yet. Will take notice and greet you if I saw you around next time. :biggrin:

Well maybe should use engine oils more suitable for that climate, and better air filters to fight the dust. Cars even in hotter conditions but if not much traffic jams then still ok I think. The more detrimental is the traffic jams like in Jakarta, hence the engines are just idling without as much airflow as if the car is moving normally, then very often need to push the car from stop and not steady engine rhythm (gas up to move just half a meter or so then stop, then again like that continuously). That's why cars in Jakarta in general feel more 'tired' and have more things broken compared to here in KL. Cars here even with much higher mileage in general are still in better conditions.

Well if during detailing they apply expensive leather care stuff, maybe that would help to protect and prevent the leather from cracking up. Just like my leather sofa at home, now already got cracks coz I'm lazy to oil them.
From your description, cars in Jakarta may not be putting up a high mileage but their engines are left running at idle due to heavy traffic jam conditions.

Been start driving perdana v6 (1st v6 gen reg 2001) since my diploma years until now. Car was under gov official for about 9 years then long story short, i've got it. Since i was going back and forth PG > KL quite often, I've made some enhancement to the car from bone stock until now, with finale by plonk in 4g63t. sway bar,bigger rim, better tyre, etc. I only upgrade which benefit the performance."Sleeper" theme. Now cat/paint like dandruff due to clear coat peeling off. Once done upgrade, will call it a day by repaint it.

What i like about this perdana is interior not plasticy, can handle high speed cruise , can bully big car and affordable to maintain and dd. The only matter that bugs me is its fwd. Still learning and find a way to improve its touge handling.
Perdana is affordable to maintain? Normally people said that it is expensive. But the definition of affordable varies among people. :biggrin:

Your Perdana is using the old SEI bumper? Lower part of your front bumper looks quite scratched.
 

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Perdana is affordable to maintain? Normally people said that it is expensive. But the definition of affordable varies among people. :biggrin:

Your Perdana is using the old SEI bumper? Lower part of your front bumper looks quite scratched.
Besides routine service, what else for perdana? as for me every 1.5 years sure new lower arm front, no more gbox issue, others is wear and tear. Those who complain prolong their issue, hence chain reaction. :biggrin:

using first model v6 bumper. slightly differ than sei version iinm. Yup scratched, car has not been repaint past 9 years. stone chip, "sagat" due to soft suspension on oem setup . hahaha.

Btw, for 2.0, high speed cruiser/ acceptable comfort car, the price to maintain quite cheap. WRX sti is expensive than perdana for breakdown repairs.:adore:
 

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Besides routine service, what else for perdana? as for me every 1.5 years sure new lower arm front, no more gbox issue, others is wear and tear. Those who complain prolong their issue, hence chain reaction. :biggrin:

using first model v6 bumper. slightly differ than sei version iinm. Yup scratched, car has not been repaint past 9 years. stone chip, "sagat" due to soft suspension on oem setup . hahaha.

Btw, for 2.0, high speed cruiser/ acceptable comfort car, the price to maintain quite cheap. WRX sti is expensive than perdana for breakdown repairs.:adore:
The lower arm is that unreliable?

Oh, that one. Early V6 before alfa facelift.

WRX STI is a real sports/performance car, sure need to expect a higher maintenance cost. :biggrin: Another 2.0 high speed cruiser/acceptable comfort car that I can think of would be SV4 Accord. Selling almost at similar price with Perdana. Came with double wishbone suspension on all four sides.
 

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That AMT is actually really semi-auto/manual gearbox with automated clutch or just torque converter?
good question, some robotic failure project from Renault where they sell the engine to proton.
if I not wrong, savvy is using first or 2nd version of Renault clio engine?

the handling on this little car is great. much much better than my perdana
highest top speed is 170km, 1 full tank can get me around 450km - 500km depending on my leg?
 

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The lower arm is that unreliable?

Oh, that one. Early V6 before alfa facelift.

WRX STI is a real sports/performance car, sure need to expect a higher maintenance cost. :biggrin: Another 2.0 high speed cruiser/acceptable comfort car that I can think of would be SV4 Accord. Selling almost at similar price with Perdana. Came with double wishbone suspension on all four sides.
not that its unreliable, i bought lower arm set which the rubber/bush is expected to last 1 year+ only :rofl:.

Whole set cost around rm4xx-5xx..:driver:
 

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20 Valve 4A-GE is powerful enough. :biggrin:

You are based in Ipoh? Haven't actually seen this A30 yet. Will take notice and greet you if I saw you around next time. :biggrin:
4AGE low end is quite weak i would say. Yea ipoh mali but working in kl. I saw few of your posts asking which car is good. Have you figure that out already?
 

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So weekend now have to come out more often to look out for the A30.....:driver::rofl:
I go out quite often in Ipoh. :biggrin: Ipoh is a small place with few modded cars going around.

good question, some robotic failure project from Renault where they sell the engine to proton.
if I not wrong, savvy is using first or 2nd version of Renault clio engine?

the handling on this little car is great. much much better than my perdana
highest top speed is 170km, 1 full tank can get me around 450km - 500km depending on my leg?
https://paultan.org/2005/11/16/proton-savvy-automated-manual-transmission/

Found some info. Seems like it is real semi-auto transmission with clutch, not torque converter.

Good handling is probably due to lighter weight? Your Perdana is heavier but when it comes to rear suspension, I think Perdana will have the advantage.
 

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not that its unreliable, i bought lower arm set which the rubber/bush is expected to last 1 year+ only :rofl:.

Whole set cost around rm4xx-5xx..:driver:
Maybe because of the stress caused from your 4G63T?

4AGE low end is quite weak i would say. Yea ipoh mali but working in kl. I saw few of your posts asking which car is good. Have you figure that out already?
Seems like these high revving engines like 4A-GE, 4G92 MIVEC, B16A/B16B all suffer from weak low end. But how weak is weak? Are they even weaker than engines like 4G15, 4A-FE on low end?

Oh, so you are staying in KL. Probably that is why I did not notice your A31.

Is it the post about converted car chassis vs performance chassis?