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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    no way.
    Thats what BMW mag claim.



    Look at Sebastian's FC figure.
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    ai ya... bmw mag of course say bmw FC good lor...

    anyway, i think if i'm able to afford a bmw 530i, the last thing that will be on my mind is FC..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecookie View Post
    I heard the new BMW 530i if ur right leg is like a leaf,the FC will be very good
    If I can afford to get a BMW 5 series...last thing I am worry about is FC too heheh... With what I pay out..if I bought a entry level toyota small car...I doubt the fuel I spent on the car for 10 yrs would be equal to the price of a 530 plus interest in a seven yr loan
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    i've never believe mags or specs sheets anymore since the day i got my first ride.

    also, his avg speed is only 59km/h.

    if i pump full and reset my trip computer and drive directly to expressway and cruise at 60km/h, i can get up to 20km/l (as oppose to his 18km/l) in my family 4.6 liter v8.

    believe me, it's just advertising and it's not practical to drive at that kind of speed in sgp anyway.
    not to mention the stop go traffic lights commuting, i'll be surprised if a 530 can hit 9-10km/l.

    off topic anyway.

    but the guys are right.you get a car like that, you dont even want to think of FC.

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    Ventilation not turned 'on' with windows closed? Even if so, its fuel consumption report is superb.

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    Hi TS ,

    My fren got a airwave and his FC is abt 13-14 , its a stationwagon though
    all the best in your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auron View Post
    yar... i book it during the $8118 cat A coe period. that is why 1 weekend to test drive, the 2nd weekend to book.

    my loan is about 40k, 7 years.
    actually i prefer stationwagon. tons of bootspace. but the most affordable wagon is the chevy optra estate which my wife do not like. the rest of the wagon is out of range.

    u have a kid now, must remember that there may be more to come. make sure that the car can fit it another one, also must consider a maid later on also. all these are prespective from a family man.

    yar... different dealer got different offer, make sure you ask what they going to offer.
    btw, how old are you? also it good if you wife can drive also. if she can't make sure she go and learn.
    Wah... good for you! 8k COE!! I failed my first test then, so couldn't take advantage of that.

    I can't think I would like to think about another kid right now.. I think maid is a nono for me.. I've heard horror stories. Hehehe.. Wagon is also out for me because my wife only wants a sedan (got backside).

    I was thinking of a 30k 5yr loan because I don't want to pay the bank so much money.. But looking at the down payment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Wah... good for you! 8k COE!! I failed my first test then, so couldn't take advantage of that.

    I can't think I would like to think about another kid right now.. I think maid is a nono for me.. I've heard horror stories. Hehehe.. Wagon is also out for me because my wife only wants a sedan (got backside).

    I was thinking of a 30k 5yr loan because I don't want to pay the bank so much money.. But looking at the down payment..
    but having a second kid 2 to 3 years down the road is very realistic. so need to consider that carefully. unless u intend to change car 2 to 3 years down the road. as for the maid, if you have a 2nd kid, there is practically no choice if the couple are working.

    pay lesser loan will have more cash on hand for emergency purpose. you do your own maths.

    so have u test drive any cars over the weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auron View Post
    but having a second kid 2 to 3 years down the road is very realistic. so need to consider that carefully. unless u intend to change car 2 to 3 years down the road. as for the maid, if you have a 2nd kid, there is practically no choice if the couple are working.

    pay lesser loan will have more cash on hand for emergency purpose. you do your own maths.

    so have u test drive any cars over the weekend?
    I think after some $$$ consideration, I have decided to stay public for the time being until the need for a car is stronger. Thanks for all the contributions especially the parts on the finances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    I think after some $$$ consideration, I have decided to stay public for the time being until the need for a car is stronger. Thanks for all the contributions especially the parts on the finances.
    To able to drive around and spend minimum, you can consider a small car like
    - Hyundai Getz 1.0
    - Kia Picanto
    - Kia Rio 1.4L
    - Cherry QQ

    which cost <$43k

    Good for point to point transport with low maintenance. Easy to park the car too.
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    Why no one recommend using a diesel van? Now can put seats in the back and take out the steel bulkhead. Plus average consumption is about 18km/l in city driving. Cheaper capital investment and with so many cars on the road, 70kmh speed limit isn't too bad. Definitely cheaper running cost to get around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    To able to drive around and spend minimum, you can consider a small car like
    - Hyundai Getz 1.0
    - Kia Picanto
    - Kia Rio 1.4L
    - Cherry QQ

    which cost <$43k

    Good for point to point transport with low maintenance. Easy to park the car too.
    Did consider those also.. But other than Rio, I think it's hard to get the baby pram into the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Why no one recommend using a diesel van? Now can put seats in the back and take out the steel bulkhead. Plus average consumption is about 18km/l in city driving. Cheaper capital investment and with so many cars on the road, 70kmh speed limit isn't too bad. Definitely cheaper running cost to get around.
    Does it need to be registered under a company name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Did consider those also.. But other than Rio, I think it's hard to get the baby pram into the rest.
    Should be no problem for smaller pram but will occupy the whole boot.


    I find driving a small car is useful than a van as speed limit is cap to the road limit and not vehicle. After driving for sometimes, 70km/h is kind of slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    I think after some $$$ consideration, I have decided to stay public for the time being until the need for a car is stronger. Thanks for all the contributions especially the parts on the finances.
    wise choice. save the 1k+ monthly. the $$$ definitely can be put to better use.
    1 child still quite easy to handle. 1 parent carry the kid and the other can carry all the barang barang stuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Does it need to be registered under a company name?
    Yes, but that's simple enough. Choose a business name, register at ACRA. $20/per annum. Quite a number of people I know use it as a form of daily transport. Cheap point to point travel and you can carry big stuff like a muddy mountain bike or cupboards from IKEA pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    Should be no problem for smaller pram but will occupy the whole boot.


    I find driving a small car is useful than a van as speed limit is cap to the road limit and not vehicle. After driving for sometimes, 70km/h is kind of slow.
    Yeah.. I went for the Driving Orientation Course and we went on the expressway, initially was a bit nervous because of the speed, but after a while getting used to the speed, when we got off the expressway, 70kph seems so slow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Yes, but that's simple enough. Choose a business name, register at ACRA. $20/per annum. Quite a number of people I know use it as a form of daily transport. Cheap point to point travel and you can carry big stuff like a muddy mountain bike or cupboards from IKEA pretty easy.
    But you'll need a non HDB address to register right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    But you'll need a non HDB address to register right?
    You can now register a business with a HDB address, subject to the type of business. They relaxed the rule a few years back to allow more people to start their own business. Do a search for more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    You can now register a business with a HDB address, subject to the type of business. They relaxed the rule a few years back to allow more people to start their own business. Do a search for more details.
    Hmm.. But certain utilities will no longer be subsidised right? Also, doing so might conflict with my employment contract.
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