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Sunday, December 28, 2008

LONGTERMER #1: Update 6: Ford Telstar i4 DOHC 16v

LONGTERMER #1: Update 6: Ford Telstar i4 DOHC 16v

This month (December), I got not much things to update on the Ford Telstar. I had nothing but praises to the car.

Unlike my other car (Civic 2.0IVTEC), the Telstar’s more stable at high speed (160km/h) and when cornering (nearly lose control of the Civic today while negotiating a sharp flyover bend LDP Puchong at a mere 80km/h), more comfortable and more interior space, Better Noise Insulation, Less “challenge” or “Bullying” by other vehicles AND lastly timeless design.

The 2nd last point I had to take back… Yesterday, got challenged by a Perdana V6. Apparently he taught my Telstar’s also a V6. I took the lead (for 5km), but the V6 driver’s unethical in the end where there’s traffic. He overtook me from the LEFT at LDP.

I changed my mind, I’M NOT SELLING my Telstar… Unless there’s a 1997 Ford Telstar V6 (for below RM18k) OR 2005 WHITE Ford Lynx RS (at RM50k? Dream on… I know).

Fuel consumption improved... By “experimenting” with the Fuel gauge. The 1st 3 quarter the fuel gauge went down very fast. Remaining ¼ it moves S-L-O-W-L-Y. I used to top up at 280km +/- when the “low fuel” light 1st appear. Now I got the hang of it. I waited until the “low fuel” light appeared “Permanantly” before I refill (38L max). Guess what?

It jumped up to a decent 340km (+/- 10km). at 40L worth of fuel (RM80). Last fill up was during Christmas Eve, 44.444L Full tank. => Also RM80. Mileage:


Year of manufactured: 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM18,000 (As at October 2008)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM8,000
Mileage last month: 138580km.

Mileage now: 139430km.

Fuel consumption: An improvement: from 6.5km/l to 7.9km/l. How? See text above.

Expenses (this month)
1) NONE. Apart from filling petrol.

Before I sign off, here's a parting shot of the Telstar...

That's all folks, thanks for having the patience to read these...

1 comment:

  1. hi there... can i ask you something?