Without further ado, let's proceed to my lists of Dream garage.
Dream Car 1: PORSCHE 911 993 Carrera Varioram
Last Air-cooled 911 produced from 1993 to 1997. Future Classic. Note that it costs AS MUCH as it's successor 911 996 Carrera year 2000 model. That's why I said it's FUTURE Classic. In UK even worse. A 1996 Porsche 911 993 in UK costs over 20,000 pounds for a MINT Condition. That's about 7,000 pounds more than it's 2004 997 Successor (13,000 pounds for a Good one)!
DREAM CAR 2: MAZDA 6 2.3 S-VT 2006 - 07.
This is the ONLY DREAM CAR of mine that qualify for Bank Loan. This year price RM63,000. That's the MAXIMUM price I willing to pay for a 2006 facelift unit with 5 speed Active-matic gearbox. Can't find a serious seller in Mudah for this car.
There's 1 White 2007 model advertised by a guy called "tom" but that guy NOT SERIOUS. NEVER PICK UP Call and NEVER Reply Whatsapp? and SMS. He advertised in Mudah On and Off for past 9 months. Price Dropped from RM80,000 to RM69,500.
See my blog entry back in Jan 2012:
It won 110 Awards WORLDWIDE from 2003 to 2007. Ie. During it's pruduction time. It must be something special for it to won so many Awards. Let me tell you why, it's the EVERGREEN Exterior Design, Excellent Ride and Handling, GREAT Fun to Drive and lastly, More spacious than it's Successor Mazda6 MK2 (2008 to 2012) which has Poor rear headroom issue and more expensive Road tax due to 2.5 litres.
DREAM CAR 3: Mazda MIATA MX-5 Original.
Below: Sample car for sale as seen in Mudah. Double click to enlarge.
The Original's still the best looking and price now dipped to RM43,000 CASH THOUGH for early 1990 to 1992 model. I don't mind Manual for this car as I learned to Drive in Hong Kong in a Mazda 323 Familia which I'm used to the clutch. My sister also used to owned 1992 Mazda Astina, also similar Clutch feell, Future classic for sure. Prefer either British Racing Green OR Solid Red one with Hardtop.
As quoted in "AUTOCAR" Magazine UK. "This is like a Alfa Spyder without the Rust, Trimph Spitfire without flooding and MGB Roadster without the reliability issues." This car single handedly REVIVED the dying famous Front Engined RWD BRITISH Roadsters. As at December 2012, 920,000 units have been sold WORLDWIDE! WOW!
DREAM CAR 4: MINI COOPER 1.3 Fuel Injection Auto
The Original and still the best. Already a Sought after Classic. A Mint condition example costs AT LEAST RM30,000 and it NEVER DEPRECIATES. It stayed the same for the past 8 years.
DREAM CAR 5: TOYOTA MR2 SW20 3S-GTE Turbo
Above: As seen in Mudah. A 1995 last batch 3S-GTE stock turbo with T-Bar Glass roof panel example going for RM65,000 CASH. This car also featured in INITIAL D Battle stage, MR2 SW20 vs Takumi's AE86 but LOST Again. Picture below:
Why I mentioned 2 generation?
DREAM CAR 8: Isuzu Trooper Citation 3.1TD Auto 1997
It's DIRT CHEAP TOO, See the Screenshot of a recent Mudah Ad. BELOW RM30,000 CASH (too old for bank LOAN) for a LARGE Genuine Off-road capable Turbo-diesel SUV. See photo below. Double click to enlarge.
LASTLY MY DREAM CAR 9: Alfa 156 2.5 V6 Q-matic.
EVERGREEN Design. Former European car of the Year and the 2.5 V6 won the International Engine of the year 1999. I prefer Either MAROON or RED and don't mind the Silver. In Malaysia, this model's brought in by Milan Auto from 1999 to 2003. Worth buying for the ROAR OF THE V6. A used 2001 example costs RM32,000 Negotiable as seen in recent Mudah ad. Screenshot below (Double click to enlarge):
NOTE: TO OWN ALL 9 cars, I need to pay 7 cars CASH and 2 cars (BMW and Mazda 6) bank loan. Total amount is RM465,000 for all 9 cars. The Mazda 6 I took 80% loan and the BMW 525i E61 Touring Wagon I took 70% loan. Imagine, RM465,000 buys you not 1 car but 9 (yes NINE) cars. I think it's SILLY for a cousin of mine who bought Brand new full spec Cayenne Hybrid for RM740,000.
Hey, he paid RM275,000 EXTRA on 1 (ONE) Brand new SUV which bounds to Depreciates to RM270,000 after 5 years. This is based on track record for Cayenne S. New back in 2008 RM750,000 and today's price = RM270,000 only. This translates to RM480,000 depreciation. That's like 36% retained value in 5 years. SAD CASE!
The depreciation amount I can buy 9 (NINE) CARS! Out of the 9 cars, 4 of them were Classics and NEVER Depreciates. In fact, 3 of them, the Toyota MR2 SW20 3S-GTE, Porsche 911 993 and Mini Cooper 1.3i will Appreciate in value for the next 5 years.
END OF MY DREAM GARAGE 2013. Thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. An original Jeff Lim's Production other than the Screenshot taken from Mudah.my. Thanks Mudah!