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Monday, January 19, 2009

RM60,000, what car can you buy?

In this blog entry, I'm covering another "What can you buy with this budget?". I got some questions by few of my friends asking me "What can I buy with RM60,000?."

Without further ado, here's my lists of cars you can buy with this budget. Note that you have limited choices (ONLY 11) if you are buying a new car. Think "used cars" and suddenly YOU HAVE 43 CHOICES. Yes, 43 different cars from different categories (More on that later).

NEW CAR/S:

1) Proton Persona SE
2) Proton WAJA CPS (M)
3) Proton Gen-2 CPS
4) Perodua MyVi SE (with this budget)
5) Naza Suria (Picanto)
6) Mitsubishi TRITON Lite 2.5D
7) Hyundai Getz 1.4
8) Hyundai i10 (RM48,000)
9) Proton Satria Neo 1.6 Hi-line
10) Toyota Avanza 1.3 (M)
11) Perodua Viva EZi(A) (RM44,000)

USED CAR/S:

As I mentioned earlier, we have 43 different options if you are buying used cars. The choices are so wide that I have to categorise it into the following:

1) German cars
2) Malaysian cars
3) Japanese cars
4) Other continental cars
5) MPV
6) SUV and truck
7) Korean cars


Here's the used car options lists:

1) German cars (RM60k unless stated):

i) Audi A4 B5 1.8T, 2002.
ii) BMW 318i(A) E36 1998 (est RM48k)
iii) BMW 523i(A) 1998
iv) Audi A6 2.4iV6 1999
v) BMW 730i(A), 1996
vi) Mercedes E230, W210, 1996
vii) Mercedes C200 (A), 1997

2) Malaysian cars (RM60k unless stated):

i) Proton Perdana V6 2006.
ii) Proton Satria R3 2005. RM55k

3) Japanese cars (RM60k unless stated):


i) Honda Accord 2.3VTi LEV, 2002
ii) Honda City IDSI/VTEC 05'. RM56k/RM60k
iii) Honda Civic 1.7VTEC (A) 03'
iv) Honda Jazz 1.5IDSI / VTEC 04' RM58k/ RM62k
v) Nissan Cefiro 2.0V6 / 3.0V6. 2002 / 2003
vi) Nissan Sentra 1.6 2005, 1.8 2004.
vii)Suzuki Swift 1.5VVT 2006
viii)Toyota Altis 1.6 2003/1.8 2002
ix) Toyota Camry 2.2GX 01' RM49,800
x) Toyota Vios 1.5E 2006/G 2005
xi) Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6GLX(A) CBU (Evo 8 Body) 2005 RM59,000
xii) Ford Lynx RS (A) 2005 (Japanese car, American Brand)

4) Other Continental cars (RM60k unless stated):

i) Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed 2002
ii) Peugeot 307 1.6XS 2003, RM46k
iii) Volvo S40 2.0T 2003/V40 2002
iv) Volvo S60 2.0T 2001. RM59,000
v) Volvo S80 2.0T 2001 RM59,800
vi) Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo 2001

5) MPV (RM60k unless stated):
i) Chevrolet Nabira (Zafira) 2005, RM55k
ii) Naza Citra 2007. RM59k
iii) Naza Ria 2.5i 2006
iv) Mitsubishi Chariot Grandis @ Spacewagon 2.4i 2000, RM58k
v) Toyota Estima 2.5 Supercharged 1998


6) SUV and Truck (RM60k unless stated)

i) Subaru Forester 1999 2.0XT
ii) Ford Escape 2003 RM53k
iii) Honda CRV 150hp 2001 RM59k)
iv) Land Rover Freelander 2001, RM59k
v) Ford Ranger XLT 2.5i 2006
vi) Nissan Frontier 2.5TDI 2005
vii)Toyota Hilux 2.5D4D Turbo 2004
viii) Naza Sorento 2.5DI 2004
ix) Toyota RAV4 2000 RM62k


7) Korean Cars (RM60k unless stated):

i) Hyundai Sonata 2.0/2.4 2004 RM43k to RM47k
ii) Hyundai Coupe 2.0 2003
iii) Kia Optima 2005 RM46000

NOTE: All the above are models available "OFFICIALLY" in Malaysia. There's others such as Mazda RX7, Nissan Silvia S13, S14, EVO III and Subaru WRX Version 4. But they are personally/parallel or grey importers available in LIMITED Units. If you found 1, it's going to be "buyers' market", ie. Value determined by buyer. Another category also belongs to "Buyer's market", NICHE and/or RARE brand/s, they are cars such as: Saab, Opel, TVR, Lotus, Jaguar, Maserati and Porsche.

I would like to end this blog entry by saying that in the end it's up to your individual needs and requirements. Different people have different taste, that's why in this blog entry, I don't specifically recommend any car here. Instead, I just list out the lists of cars you can buy for RM60,000 most of them in alphabetically order.

That's all folks, thanks for having the patience to read this blog entry.

References:
1) Motor Trader issue 412 to 416. Last 5 issue. Issue 416 being the latest issue 15 Jan to 21 Jan 2009.

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