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RM20k Budget. What car can you buy (UPDATED 22/9/2010)?

In this blog entry, I'm looking into the perspective of a Fresh graduate or College students (by popular demand). What car can you buy these days with RM20,000. Obviously, there won't be any new car to consider at this budget. All is not lost, I compiled a list of used car (55+ cars) which belongs to this category. You'll be surprised, what RM20,000 can get you. Yes, the options are very wide...


Here goes: (Sorted according to Year - Newest to Oldest)
Created this post exactly 2 years ago.  NOW UPDATE IT BY POPULAR DEMAND!

It's divided into 4 levels. Highest to lowest: "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED", "RECOMMENDED", Neutral = "blank", "NOT RECOMMENDED".  "BOLD NEWLY UPDATED"


2008:

Perodua Viva 660BX Manual

NAZA SUTERA/FORZA 1.1M (RM19,800)

(NOT RECOMMENDED, China Car!  HORRENDOUS BUILD QUALITY)



2007:

Proton Savvy 1.2 Manual  (Recommended, more involving and reliable than AMT, FUN CAR)
Proton Saga LMST (NOT RECOMMENDED)
(Why? E-mail me, I will tell you why! 1 of the criticism is that car have Almost ZERO Safety features (eg. bumper will drop in a minor collide, No side impact bars - NOT EVEN "SIDE BUMPERS" (old iswara has it)), AND many more).


2006:

Proton SAVVY 1.2 AMT  (RECOMMENDED, RENAULT CLIO 1.2 in DRAG, FUN CAR)

CHERY ALADO 1.6

Perodua Kancil 850 (Manual)

Hyundai Atos 1.0 (Auto/Manual)

Perodua Kancil 850 (Auto) (RECOMMENDED)


2005:

1) Proton Satria 1.3i

2) Proton Wira 1.5 Sedan (Recommended)

4) Proton Wira 1.3 Aeroback

5) KIA PICANTO 1.1

2004:

1) Perodua Kembara

2) Wira 1.5 Aeroback (Recommended)

3) PROTON JUARA (RM15,000)


2003:

1) Kia Spectra 1.6

2) Fiat Marea Sedan (A)

3) Fiat Punto 1.3ELX Speedgear RM20,800 (RECOMMENDED)

4) Perodua Kelisa 1.0 Manual

5) PROTON WAJA 1.8 Enhanced


6) Perodua Kembara GX Manual/EZ Auto

7) SUZUKI ERV 1.3 MPV

8) KIA CARENS 1.8 CBU



2002:

1) Kia Sportage
2) Perodua Kelisa 1.0 Auto EZi (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

3) Proton Waja 1.6 (M) (RECOMMENDED, Got 3 units owned by my Family, you say leh?)

4)  HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.8GLS (A)




2001:

1) PROTON WAJA 1.6 (A) (RECOMMENDED)

2) HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0i


2000:

1)Alfa 146 1.6/2.0

2) Nissan AD-Resort 1.6 MILLENIUM EDITION
(RECOMMENDED, RARE, only 200 units ever made)

3) Ford Telstar 2.0i4(A) (v6 body) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).  PROUD owner of one of these...

4) Renault Scenic 1.6 (RM19k)

5) Kia Clarus (Optima) 2.0

6) Peugeot 406 ST 


1999:

1) Mazda Lantis 1.6/1.8i 1997 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

2) Ford Lynx 1.8/1.6 (RECOMMENDED)

3) Volvo 850SE RM18k / GLE 20v RM20k

4) Honda City 1.5EXI-S (A)


1998:

1) Proton Perdana 2.0SEI (RECOMMENDED)

2) Proton Wira 1.8 DOHC Sedan (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
3) Nissan Sentra 1.6 RM20k (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

4) Nissan Altima 2.0i (Manual)



1997 or older

1) Toyota Corolla SEG 1.6 (1994) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

2) Ford Telstar V6 (97) (RECOMMENDED)

3) Honda Civic EG (95) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

4) Mercedes Benz W124 230E/260E/300E. 1992/91/91 (RM20k) (RECOMMENDED)

5) Honda Accord SV4 2.2i (1994 Auto/ 1995 Manual) 1st batch (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

6) TOyota Camry 2.2i ABS (1997) RM20k (RECOMMENDED)

7) BMW E34 525i / 520i 24v 1993-94 RM20k (RECOMMENDED)

8) BMW E36 318i 1992 RM19,800. (RECOMMENDED)

9) Honda Legend 3.2L 1995 EM20k

10)Mitsubishi Pajero 1995 V32 RM20k

11)Suzuki Vitara 1.6JLX 3 door(1998), 5 door(1997) (RECOMMENDED)

12)Mercedes 190E (1993) (RECOMMENDED)

13) NISSAN CEFIRO 3.0 V6 Brougham (1996)


That's ALL Folks. Happy hunting for the IDEAL Car. Do advise me if I left out any other car RM20,000 budget.

5 comments:

lead said...

great! at 25 yrs of age and recently graduated, i'm hunting for my 1st car. currently considering toyota camry 2.2 or honda sv4. my taste really goes into continental car but there are limited choices here in malaysia..so sad :(

otoreview said...

The SV4 is a GOOD Choice, Plenty of Mod option, Try to get a CD6 SIR(ie. Imported original H22A, 1994 with FULL SPEC (eg. Sunroof, TCS, 2x Airbags, Climate Control, Elec. Memory seats, DOHC VTEC Engine etc). But it'll costs RM5-8k more than LOCAL Kah Motor "KOSONG" Spec which is RM20k. It's WELL WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY.

Actually if you want Conti, there's a good looking one which I missed out (not in the lists). HOW ABOUT A 1997 Audi A4 1.8 (Non-turbo). Saw 2 units in Mudah for RM20k +/- only.

otoreview said...

Check this out... A 1997 Silver Audi A4 1.8 NON-TURBO. From a Dealer in KL, spotted in Mudah. RM19,800. Still can LOAN...

http://www.mudah.my/Audi+A4+top+car+-7133234.htm

lead said...

what a coincidence! it's my dream to drive an a4 while i was a student. however i like the face-lifted model (b6) than that in the mudah. if only we can get the manual 1.9 tdi here..

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