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Friday, November 20, 2009

RM10,000. What car can you buy?

In this blog entry, I'll be covering "What car can you buy with RM10,000 budget?"

Why I blog about this topic?
It's all because many of my College going students, fresh graduates friends always asked me this question...

A NEW CAR is IMPOSSIBLE with this Budget. BUT the options are WIDE if it's a USED CAR. Without further ado, let's proceed to the lists of USED cars you can buy with JUST RM10,000. Arranged from "NEW" to "OLD" in years of make... RM10,000 unless stated...

1) Perodua Kancil 660 EX (Manual)
2) Proton Iswara 1.3 Aeroback (M)
3) Proton Iswara 1.5(M) Sedan Taxi Spec

1) Perodua Kancil 660EZ(A)
2) Proton Iswara 1.3(M) Sedan

1) Kia Sephia 1.5(A) RM9,800
2) Proton Tiara 1.1GL RM7,800 (Last batch, try to buy AS NEW AS POSSIBLE)
3) Perodua Kancil 850(M)
4) Fiat PUNTO Selecta 1.3

1) Perodua Kancil 850(A)
2) Proton Satria 1.3(M)
3) Proton Iswara 1.5(A) Sedan

1) Proton Iswara 1.5(A) Aeroback
2) Citroen ZX 2.0i Volcane (M)

1) Proton Satria 1.6(M)
2) Citroen ZX 1.8i Stationwagon
3) Citroen ZX 2.0i (A)
3) Fiat Brava 1.6A/1.8ELX
4) Fiat MAREA 1.8ELX (M)
5) Kia Sportage 2.0i
6) Proton Wira 1.3(M) Sedan
7) Peugeot 306 1.8ST Sedan (M/A)

1) Proton Wira 1.3(M) A/back / 1.5(M) Sedan
2) Proton Satria 1.5(M) UK-spec / Satria 1.6 (A)
3) Alfa Romeo 146 1.7i
4) Fiat Marea 1.6(A)
5) Citroen Xantia Diesel
6) Hyundai Sonata 1.8GLSi (see picture below)

1) Proton Wira 1.5(A) Aeroback UK-spec
2) Nissan Sunny 130Y Extra II Big-bumper RM9800
(NOTE: 1992' 6.5k, 93' 7.8k, 94' 8.8k)

3) Alfa Romeo 145 1.7i
4) Alfa Romeo 155 1.8i
5) Citroen Xantia 2.0i(A) Petrol
6) Daihatsu Espri (11k)
7) Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia V6 body (A)/(M)
8) Hyundai Elantra 1.6/1.8GLS
9) Peugeot 405SR (M/A) / 405SRi(A)
10) Jeep Cherokee 2.5i(M)
11) Daihatsu FEROZA 1.6 4x4

1) Proton Wira 1.6(M) Aeroback / Wira 1.6(A) Sedan
2) Alfa Romeo 155 2.0i Twinspark (RM11k)
3) Citroen ZX 2.0i 16v 3dr (M)
4) Rover 416SLI(A) 4dr/5dr
5) Jeep Cherokee 4.0V8
6) Renault 19RT Injection (RM8,000 average)

1) Proton Wira 1.6(A) Aeroback
2) Volvo 240SE(A)
3) Volvo 940GL Soft turbo
4) Audi 100 2.0i / 100 2.3i (A6 Body) 10k to 12k
5) Daihatsu Aura 1.0CX Limited RM9k
6) Rover 820SLI(A) Saloon / Sterling 5dr
7) Citroen XM 3.0i
8) Peugeot 405 GTI (M)
9) Alfa 33 1.5 / 1.7

1) Proton Saga 1.5I(A) 12v (A/b OR Sedan RM6,800 average)
2) Alfa Romeo 164 3.0i
3) Toyota Liteace 1.5(M) Mock-up RM9,800)
4) Citroen XM 2.0i
5) Ford Telstar 2.0iV6
6) Mazda 626 V6 2.0i
7) Ford Econovan (RM9,000)
8) Mazda 323 Astina 5dr / Familia 4dr (A): RM9,800
9) Ford Laser 1.3 16v Sedan / 1.6 (M) Sedan/Hatchback
10) Suzuki Jimny SJ410 / SJ413 (RM12,000)
11) Suzuki Swift 1.0i (RM8,800)
12) Daihatsu Aura 1.3 16v Limited (RM9,000)

1) BMW 7-series E32 (728i (91)/ 730i (91)/ 735i (90)/ 740iL (89))
2) Mazda Bongo 1.8 (M) RM9,000)
3) Mazda 929 2.2L(A) Limited RM9,800)
4) Mazda MPV 3.0iL V6
5) Mazda 626 2.0i 12v GLX Sedan/Hatchback
6) Isuzu Trooper 2.6 4x4 (M)
7) Nissan Sentra B13 1.6iM 1st batch (Genting Taxi model) RM11,000
8) Suzuki Vitara 1.6JLX(M) 3dr (1st batch)
9) Peugeot 505GTI (RM8,800 average)
10) Subaru 1800GL Stationwagon

1) Ford TX3 1.8i DOHC 16v EFI 3dr Dolphin (RM9,800 average)
2) Nissan Sentra B12 1.6(A) RM9,800)
3) Mitsubishi Pajero L047 2.6(M) Petrol
4) Toyota Corolla 1.3 SE (1990)
5) Toyota CORONA 2.0i(M) / 2.0i(A) (RM9,800)
6) Volvo 740 Turbo (Averaged RM9,000 depending condition)

1) Honda Accord EX 2.0i / CA Series
2a) Honda Civic 1.5EX(M) / (A) ('88)
2b) Honda Civic 1.5DX 3dr H/b (M)

3) Toyota Corolla 1.6SE (M)/(A) (1989 / 1988)
4) Toyota Corolla 1.6SE Limited Hatchback (1988-89)
5) Toyota MasterAce SURF Royal Lounge (A)

1) Mitsubishi Galant SuperSaloon 2.0 4G63 Stock (1st batch)

1) Honda Prelude 2.0i 4WS (1st batch)
2) Saab 900S Turbo

1) Mercedes Benz 190E (A) 2.0
2) Honda Prelude 1.8XX (RM8,800 avg)

1) BMW 3-series E30: 318i / 320i / 323i / 325i
2) BMW 5-series E28: 520i, 525i(A)
3) Mercedes W123 200 (RM9,800 avg)
4) Mitsubishi TREDIA 1.4/1.6 (RM6,000 avg)

1984 and older:
1) Mercedes W123 230E(A)
2) Mercedes 280SE/L (A)
3) Mercedes 300SEL / 420SEL
4) Mini Clubman 1.0 (last batch 1975-79) RM10k avg
5) Mitsubishi LANCER 1.8GSR Turbo (Mostly Modified) 1980-82,
RM8k-15k depend condition

6) Volkswagen Beetle 1200 (Either unfinished project or Bad condition. Don't expect much from RM10,000).

OTHERS... Eg. RARE models such as Mazda RX7 1st generation, Toyota Celica XT (Early 80s), Alfa 75, Volkswagen Golf MK1 (late 70s), Those modified Levin-engined Corolla GL (AE80), Isuzu JJ 1.8 (mid-80s), Mitsubishi Cordia ('84), Mitsubishi STARION TURBO (1983), Audi 90 Quattro (mid-80s) and the lists goes on...

1) Pre-1997 cars are NEAR-impossible to obtain LOAN ie. 12 years for Local and Japanese cars. Pre-1999, (ie. 10 years) for Korean and Conti-cars. So it's ONE WAY: CASH ONLY. As an alternative, perhaps you can try "PERSONAL LOAN" (try those from Banks NOT Ah Long/Loan Sharks)?

2) As you can see, Newest NON-NATIONAL CAR is Fiat PUNTO 1.3 Selecta and KIA SEPHIA ie. year 2000. Followed by Citroen ZX 1998. Newest Japanese car at this budget is 1995 in the form of Nissan Sunny 130Y Extra II. Try to get the one with "Big Bumper".

HAPPY HUNTING... That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this BLOG Entry. It took me 3 hours to COMPILE this LISTS... You should thank me for this...

1) The Star Metro Classifieds (1 November to 19 November 2009)
2) Motortrader Magazines (issue 451 to 458, ie. Last 8 issues)

3) Random Call to Used Car dealers.



  1. Hahaha just what I was looking for. RM10K cars. Thanks. But the list is too long la.

  2. a nice list of cars you got there i must thank the author for this fabulous piece of article, it will surely come helpful and resourceful for those looking at buying a new car, my intention of visiting this blog was to convince someone to buy my car and i really think that i should not continue b'coz people here will be looking for new cars not used ones like mine, another doubt by me for teh author could you suggest me some kind tips and advices on how should i go about selling my vintage, i don't want to go in the cash for crunker type of deals nor do i want middlemen please comment