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For me, the next cars I'll buy would probably be:

1.Daily driver will be a super advanced Level 4 autonomous car (looking at you Volvo). So I don't have to "drive" the thing. Probably a wagon, or an SUV.

In the meantime, stuff like autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control...is just part and parcel of the real autonomous car. Still can't sleep on the wheel. So don't see a point in buying "part" automatic car.

2.Weekend car will be a bare basics car, down to the bone. I really like the Lotus. Else Porsche is the benchmark but I can't afford the maintenance on owning one. Lotus is just a Toyota in English bodywork and chassis, so just normal maintenance like a Toyota Corolla.

Volvo says 2021 for the Level 4 car, so that's 3 years away. Since Malaysia market sure slow, maybe 2023. So while waiting maybe I'll get the weekend car first.
 

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Plug in Hybrids are definitely the way to go.

I have tried some of the autonomous features that come with cars like the new Volvos, BMW 7s and even the Ioniq. I have to say it's more than just cool, especially in heavy traffic, allowing more freedom for driver's to complete a few mobile phone chores. The thing is, they never really work 100% due to the terrain we have i suppose, road markings and such.

I hope when the Level 4 ones arrive, it'll overcome even bad road markers.

As for your weekend car, you can consider the MK1 Elise which would be the cheapest to afford but wont come with the Toyota engine though.
 

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Plug in Hybrids are definitely the way to go.
What do you think about full EV? Assuming it has 400km range, 30 minutes charging to 200km range.
 

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What do you think about full EV? Assuming it has 400km range, 30 minutes charging to 200km range.
Yes, I would like that. Having experienced the PHEV's full ev mode, I think full ev cars would be pretty awesome to drive on the daily.
But I have to admit that when I drive hybrid cars these days, I am inclined to hypermile instead of wringing it for speed.

I'm still skeptical how a full EV car would feel like when driven spiritedly
 

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I wait for the day Tesla is homologated for M'sian shores. I would love to daily a Tesla. A model S or X would be good daily.

Then for weekend I'd have my BMW 1JZ manual. Kill them trees!
 

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I wait for the day Tesla is homologated for M'sian shores. I would love to daily a Tesla. A model S or X would be good daily.

Then for weekend I'd have my BMW 1JZ manual. Kill them trees!
The only thing your #bmw1jzparkjng is killing is your wallet. And killing your soul, softly, with its whispers that it’ll one day be on the road.

Oh another legend worth considering for the weekend is the baby R8 with the V8. Yum.
 

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The only thing your #bmw1jzparkjng is killing is your wallet. And killing your soul, softly, with its whispers that it’ll one day be on the road.

Oh another legend worth considering for the weekend is the baby R8 with the V8. Yum.
R8 is kinda out of my reach. But yeah, nice car.

The bmw1hzparking is nearly there. Estimate another month of custom work and I'll be driving it.
 

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I think I will go for Hyundai Ioniq or city hybrid if I have enough $$$.
I like the boot space and the ride quality for the Ioniq. City Hybrid is also quite nice but a little bit sporty then Ioniq.
 

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Working / Normal day drive a hybrid cars like Camry
Get a Myvi with K3vet travel here and there like my old days for weekend..
Still miss the old days, go Penang just to eat Char Koey Tiaw, Ipoh eat Chicken Rice, Cameron buy vegetable, Melaka eat satay culup..:driver::thrasher:
 

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Working / Normal day drive a hybrid cars like Camry
Get a Myvi with K3vet travel here and there like my old days for weekend..
Still miss the old days, go Penang just to eat Char Koey Tiaw, Ipoh eat Chicken Rice, Cameron buy vegetable, Melaka eat satay culup..:driver::thrasher:
Honestly after you have the Camry hybrid you won’t want to drive the myvi k3vet

Serious. Cause the Camry is smooth like butter with power.
 

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Daily driver - Tesla or anything full EV.

Weekend drive - 4x4 or an AMG E55.SUV wont cut it, i want true 4x4 capability.
Where you wanna go with real 4x4? How about a Hilux. Lol
 

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Where you wanna go with real 4x4? How about a Hilux. Lol
I always wondered where a trail road will led me to.

Last time i'm anti pickup but now i learn to embrace them but still prefer full body 4x4.most 4x4 comes with 3rd row seat,very useful for Hari Raya or going kenduri at kampung area where parking is a big issue.pickup can carry more but open air lah.
 

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I always wondered where a trail road will led me to.

Last time i'm anti pickup but now i learn to embrace them but still prefer full body 4x4.most 4x4 comes with 3rd row seat,very useful for Hari Raya or going kenduri at kampung area where parking is a big issue.pickup can carry more but open air lah.
Truth is, no SUV with 3rd row will ever come close to a proper MPV with 3rd row. Benchmark in Malaysia is Kia Grand Carnival. With the same 2.2D engine as the Sorento, I see no reason to pick the SUV.

And why you wanna bring the whole family off reading hahaha
 
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Truth is, no SUV with 3rd row will ever come close to a proper MPV with 3rd row. Benchmark in Malaysia is Kia Grand Carnival. With the same 2.2D engine as the Sorento, I see no reason to pick the SUV.

And why you wanna bring the whole family off reading hahaha
Yah! I will pick a MPV for that too.....
 

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For me:

1.) Weekend car: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 (Love the big ass fog lights) with black paint. Remembering Ekin Cheung's ride in Legend of Speed 2, the Hong Kong street racing movie. Stock outlook is dope enough, black means business. Must be manual !

2.) Daily Drive: My existing Lancer, fuel efficient and good enough potential to be tuned without sacrificing livability. I even fetched few of my bosses in this ride and none of them can tell i modified the suspension (Hi-Low Soft Hard), in fact, they said its quite comfy, guess they haven't sat in the back.
 

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Honestly after you have the Camry hybrid you won’t want to drive the myvi k3vet

Serious. Cause the Camry is smooth like butter with power.
haha.. for me power is not the most important issues since I only like compact small with a powerful engine..
Camry for travel is very nice but hard to get parking when you travel to town areas especially roadside food where i like the most:biggrin:
i like to park my car beside me or as near as possible since i scared been rob:laugh:
I dont drive fast since i rather use the summons to enjoy eating nice food and get a nice hotel to rest if tired:driver:

Last time I only travel with my Kancil to anywhere I like since maintenance and FC is low..
psst::listen: small car with a girl beside very nice d.. easily grab their hand, they will sleep beside your arm if they tired and and ...... try to imagine yourself ya:laugh:
 
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haha.. for me power is not the most important issues since I only like compact small with a powerful engine..
Camry for travel is very nice but hard to get parking when you travel to town areas especially roadside food where i like the most:biggrin:
i like to park my car beside me or as near as possible since i scared been rob:laugh:
I dont drive fast since i rather use the summons to enjoy eating nice food and get a nice hotel to rest if tired:driver:

Last time I only travel with my Kancil to anywhere I like since maintenance and FC is low..
psst::listen: small car with a girl beside very nice d.. easily grab their hand, they will sleep beside your arm if they tired and and ...... try to imagine yourself ya:laugh:
you need a dual purpose bike with panniers and full rain suit.
 

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Next car I'm buying is the 2008 ZC31S Swift Sport manual! Already put a deposit on a white one last week. This is for my older son to learn to drive and for me to play around while he's still learning! :lol:

As for myself, always still targeting a Lancer Evo (6.5/8MR/9) or AMG CLA/A45 facelift (2016 onwards). One day, someday, ... that will be a beautiful day indeed!
 
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Next car I'm buying is the 2008 ZC31S Swift Sport manual! Already put a deposit on a white one last week. This is for my older son to learn to drive and for me to play around while he's still learning! :lol:

As for myself, always still targeting a Lancer Evo (6.5/8MR/9) or AMG CLA/A45 facelift (2016 onwards). One day, someday, ... that will be a beautiful day indeed!
Looks likely AMG already, the Evo getting old dy.....:driver:
 

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Looks likely AMG already, the Evo getting old dy.....:driver:
Yeah and getting even more difficult to find! But that's what makes it even more interesting to get, plus I still actually want a proper AWD manual car. Old is still gold...
 

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Yeah and getting even more difficult to find! But that's what makes it even more interesting to get, plus I still actually want a proper AWD manual car. Old is still gold...
Don't lar. Later end up #Evojzparking
Go for the A45. The looks, the comfort plus the power.
 

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Don't lar. Later end up #Evojzparking
Go for the A45. The looks, the comfort plus the power.
Hahaha I won't go for extensively modded car like that la, but that's the difficult thing to find for such cars. Anyway still a long way to go if I were to get any of those.
 

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Hahaha I won't go for extensively modded car like that la, but that's the difficult thing to find for such cars. Anyway still a long way to go if I were to get any of those.
I think the A45 is the perfect old man car. Comfortable, easy to get in and out. And look young. Ok la later I old d get one.
 

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Full Evo is okay, not Frankenstein one.....hhahahhaha
Yup, as long as still original Evo and as minimal mod as possible, then should still be safe enough.

I think the A45 is the perfect old man car. Comfortable, easy to get in and out. And look young. Ok la later I old d get one.
Actually most people say the A45 is too harsh/stiff, especially for a Merc! I don't think its suitable for old people. Old people more suitable to just drive normal big Mercs. Maybe old people who are still 'itchy' like me then suitable! :lol: I read also that the A45 transmission also got some issues and not suitable for city driving, especially the preFL version.
 

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For me, the next cars I'll buy would probably be:

1.Daily driver will be a super advanced Level 4 autonomous car (looking at you Volvo). So I don't have to "drive" the thing. Probably a wagon, or an SUV.

In the meantime, stuff like autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control...is just part and parcel of the real autonomous car. Still can't sleep on the wheel. So don't see a point in buying "part" automatic car.

2.Weekend car will be a bare basics car, down to the bone. I really like the Lotus. Else Porsche is the benchmark but I can't afford the maintenance on owning one. Lotus is just a Toyota in English bodywork and chassis, so just normal maintenance like a Toyota Corolla.

Volvo says 2021 for the Level 4 car, so that's 3 years away. Since Malaysia market sure slow, maybe 2023. So while waiting maybe I'll get the weekend car first.
Got one waiting for you already bro! ;)
https://www.mudah.my/Lotus+EXIGE+S+240+GP+CUP+1+8+M+ELISE+S+TOURING-67067099.htm
 

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Actually most people say the A45 is too harsh/stiff, especially for a Merc! I don't think its suitable for old people. Old people more suitable to just drive normal big Mercs. Maybe old people who are still 'itchy' like me then suitable! :lol: I read also that the A45 transmission also got some issues and not suitable for city driving, especially the preFL version.
Either you're much older than me and lower tolerance or my ass has become so numb I can't tell the difference. I love the A45s ride quality. Don't fancy the car but it feels great to be driven around in. Never got a chance to drive the car though.
 

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Either you're much older than me and lower tolerance or my ass has become so numb I can't tell the difference. I love the A45s ride quality. Don't fancy the car but it feels great to be driven around in. Never got a chance to drive the car though.
I'm pretty sure that I'm much older than you. :) I suspect out of the members here that we've been always chatting with, only VR2 is around my age and older. If I were to get that car, I'd surely downgrade the rims to 18 so I can use slightly thicker tires! :biggrin:

Which version did you get a ride in, the preFL or FL? Coz the FL should have improved a bit, plus improvement on the gearbox and power, so that should be the car to get.
 

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Either you're much older than me and lower tolerance or my ass has become so numb I can't tell the difference. I love the A45s ride quality. Don't fancy the car but it feels great to be driven around in. Never got a chance to drive the car though.
Maybe for the area where it matters the most, you have more meat there.
 

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Don't touch that car with a 10 foot poll. Rumour has it that its a written off car, subsequently repaired and put up for sale. If anybody wants to buy, better do due diligence.

Yup, as long as still original Evo and as minimal mod as possible, then should still be safe enough.



Actually most people say the A45 is too harsh/stiff, especially for a Merc! I don't think its suitable for old people. Old people more suitable to just drive normal big Mercs. Maybe old people who are still 'itchy' like me then suitable! :lol: I read also that the A45 transmission also got some issues and not suitable for city driving, especially the preFL version.
Was it the shit 7 speed transmission? The 9 speed is much better according to reports. I feel A45 is just the right size.. versus the C-Class. Hatch easier to park and manoeuvre.
 

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I'm pretty sure that I'm much older than you. :) I suspect out of the members here that we've been always chatting with, only VR2 is around my age and older. If I were to get that car, I'd surely downgrade the rims to 18 so I can use slightly thicker tires! :biggrin:

Which version did you get a ride in, the preFL or FL? Coz the FL should have improved a bit, plus improvement on the gearbox and power, so that should be the car to get.
VR2 is in his 50's going to 60. You can't be that old! I can't tell the difference between pre or post FL for the A45. I don't fancy the car hence I don't really bother to look into it.

Maybe for the area where it matters the most, you have more meat there.
Taiko.. compared to you a lot of people have more meat there. Haha! LSM and you are like the thinnest two guys I know
 

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Don't touch that car with a 10 foot poll. Rumour has it that its a written off car, subsequently repaired and put up for sale. If anybody wants to buy, better do due diligence.



Was it the shit 7 speed transmission? The 9 speed is much better according to reports. I feel A45 is just the right size.. versus the C-Class. Hatch easier to park and manoeuvre.
No wonder it has been on sale for some time at such low price and yet no takers! Got a few other more normal Elise though under 120k nowadays.

Yes the FL one is already better but still 7 speed with shorter ratios.
As for size, yeah it's a nice size but I don't mine the longer CLA45 either. For my small house though, the hatch is perfect. Smaller also means less weight so better.

VR2 is in his 50's going to 60. You can't be that old! I can't tell the difference between pre or post FL for the A45. I don't fancy the car hence I don't really bother to look into it.
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Ok I'm approaching 50 fast now. ::biggrin:
The FL has one more turn knob for driving mode setting just under the gear shifter in the middle.
 

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Ok I'm approaching 50 fast now. ::biggrin:
The FL has one more turn knob for driving mode setting just under the gear shifter in the middle.
Then you are around Parakey grouping, I am way ahead in the old category.....lol
 

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Nice topics :biggrin:,

Look forward something SUV.
Missed my chance to grab the New Old Stock of CRV 2.4 (4WD 2016).
Drove 2 new units for several occasion. Its is suited me.
Since it now all gone an replace with new 1.5 turbo model. not to my liking.

Play car: Still keeping the E8MR (10 year already with no exterior mod)
 

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[QUOTE="parakey, post: 1064715247, member: 133314]...
Hello, young man :shakehands:[/QUOTE]

Hahaha good then if I'm still considered 'young'. :biggrin:
 

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Don't touch that car with a 10 foot poll. Rumour has it that its a written off car, subsequently repaired and put up for sale. If anybody wants to buy, better do due diligence.
....
Spot on, it is a total loss car which was also previously stolen but recovered back. There's a post in LYN from someone who took the bait to only found out after he made a rm3k deposit and cannot claim back.
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4617376
 

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Mana LSM? will have him as breakfast...lol
Almost a month out station , kinda lost in the forum.
No time to think what next car to buy :dontknow:
Disrupt your family life for a while but you still make out with your turbo when you go back for the weekend......lol
 

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Nice topics :biggrin:,

Look forward something SUV.
Missed my chance to grab the New Old Stock of CRV 2.4 (4WD 2016).
Drove 2 new units for several occasion. Its is suited me.
Since it now all gone an replace with new 1.5 turbo model. not to my liking.

Play car: Still keeping the E8MR (10 year already with no exterior mod)


u still can choose subaru forester XT for that :biggrin: :driver:

now no gst price is about the best i cant be
 

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Actually I really like the Levorg. But it’s got a stupid price tag.