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MEGA REVIEW: Hyundai Ioniq HEV - DRIVING DEVICE...

The New Full Hybrid Hyundai Ioniq will be  was launched Today at 1 Utama at 3:30pm.  The Ioniq is CKD  SKD in Kulim, Kedah, hence qualified ...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fuel Price April 2015

Dear All,

Confirmed with effective midnight 00:01 on 1st April'15.
Retail

Ron97 - RM2.25/litre
*with 6% GST (Price before GST RM2.1226/litre)

Ron95/Diesel - remained RM1.95/litre zero GST

Monday, March 30, 2015

JPACS Mission 1: Used Hyundai Sonata NF 2.4

In this blog entry, I'm proud to share JPACS (Jefferson's Personal Auto Consultation Service) 1st successful mission.  Thanks to JONAS (Not his real name)

JONAS was a repeat customer.  13 months ago, I helped him to sell off his Honda Civic FD1 2009 as he's transferring to Hong Kong to work.  JONAS returned 3 weeks ago and commissioned me to Find him a car Budget Below RM50,000.

His shortlist:

1) Hyundai Avante X20 2.0
2) Hyundai Sonata 2.4
3) Nissan Latio

The problem is JONAS's very tall at 6 foot 3.  I brought him to 2 used car dealers in Puchong.  The 1st one YAP Auto, the Avante X20 was sold.  2nd one Empire Motor World, there's 2 units of Hyundai Sonata 2.4 which caught JONAS Attention.  But priced a bit out of his budget at RM56,000 and was put off by the  "Take it of leave it" Salesman Attitude.  Naturally, we walked away...

JONAS, spotted this ad in Mudah by Loong Yau Motor.  RM44,800.  He quickly called the salesman, Mr.Chen.




To cut the Long story short, we quickly drove to Ampang to check out the offer.  It turned out to be HERTZ Fleet car.  Registered under Sime Darby Car Rental.  Test drive was allowed.  But there's few downsides, Mileage was artificially low at 36,000km.  A call to Hyundai HQ revealed the actual mileage was 130,000+ km.

JONAS paid the booking on the spot.  3 days later, as we are collecting the car more downsides revealed.  Only 1 set of Immobilizer Key with Remote alarm, NO Service book given.  Saving grace was they changed the 2 spoiled bulbs, loose Sun-visor and USER Manual given.

I asked JONAS why Sonata NF 2.4?

He replied it's a D-segment car.  NEW CAR PRICE was RM163,800.  5 years later cost less than 1/3 of the price why not?

As a comparison same age Camry 2.4 still costs RM90,000+ which is doubled the price.  This car came with SHiftronic, Auto cruise, Climate Control Air cond with IONIZER, EXCELLENT NVH (Soundproofing), 60:40 split folding rear seatbacks, Powerful 2.4 CVVT engine, Dual Airbags, ABS+EBD.  

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, enjoy the photos:



 JONAS adjusted the seat to the most back, the rear legroom still GOOD!













 Above: MASSIVE 510 litres boot space.

JONAS last mission, to be completed tomorrow.  A trip to Airmaster Kepong for the bodykits.  Asking price RM1600.  We'll try to negotiate the price.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:  Another happy Customer.  Thanks JONAS for your support.

That's all folks, please call me: 012-6852-718 for my Personal Consultation service.  I help to buy and sell your car at Market value.  Stay tuned for Volume 2.  An original Jefferson Lim's production. 





Dunlop Formula D 05 REVIEW - Vol.1

In this blog entry, I'm reviewing The Recently launched Dunlop Formula D05 tyres.  

 I bought 4 of these tyres fitted to my daily ride, Proton Waja 4G18.  Bought it last Friday for RM145 x4 = RM580. Total Damage is RM580 + 26.5 (Alignment) + 25 (Camber) = RM631.50.  
Did it in this shop:  SKC tyre Ampang:



This is RM300 cheaper than my original plan.  Originally planning to get Michelin XM2 for RM220 per tyres.  Sharp eyed readers might realized "Vol.1".  Yes, I'm going to update this user review every 3 months.

This Dunlop Formula D05 is the latest thread (flower in Manglish term) design freshly launched early this month.  The threadwear is 340, Temperature A, Traction A, Made in Malaysia.  I got fresh tyres Manufactured Wk1115.  


Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Enjoy the photos:

Why change the tyres:  Below 4 photos are my OLD tyres.  Kumho, Goodyear Assurance and 2 Pirelli P6..




End of old tyres...




 Above and below: Plenty of stocks left.


If you want to buy this tyres, please check out this place:

195-55-15 FORMULA D05 TYRE
1 PCS RM 145.00

* CASH PRICE ONLY 
* INCLUDING INSTALLATION & BALANCING 
* PRICE AFTER TRADE IN USED TYRE 
* STOCK AVAILABLE 
* MINIMUM 2 PCS

SKC TYRE SDN BHD 
AMPANG 03-42807300
DESA PANDAN 03-92858294 / 8237
DAMAI PERDANA 03-91005277 
ENKAI MAHKOTA CHERAS 03-90105994

WORKING HOURS : 
9.00am - 7.30pm [mon-sat] 
9.00am - 7.00pm [sun]
WHATSAPP : 019-3995351 [AMPANG]
WHATSAPP : 013-2202034 [DESA PANDAN]

SKC TYRE SDN BHD 
17, JALAN AWF 3
AMPANG WATER FRONT
68000 AMPANG, SELANGOR

SKC TYRE SDN BHD
NO 49-51, JALAN 5/76B
DESA PANDAN
55100 KL

SKC TYRE SDN BHD
NO 23, JLN 1/9C DAMAI PERDANA
56000 CHERAS KL

ENKAI MAHKOTA CHERAS
NO 22, JALAN TEMENGGUNG 15/9
SECTION 9, BANDAR MAHKOTA CHERAS
43200 CHERAS, SELANGOR

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Payment option:
- Cash price
- Card charge 3%
Read more at http://www.mudah.my/195+55+15+FORMULA+D05+dunlop+tyre-33310809.htm#0JyBV6O2fqz4IjEA.99



That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jefferson Lim's production.  

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

VW Passat named European Car of the Year 2015

VW Passat named European Car of the Year

SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/vw-passat-car-of-the-year/

The Volkswagen Passat has taken the European Car of the Year crown, beating rivals from Citroen, Ford and Renault


2015 VW Passat driving, front view

The Volkswagen Passat has been named European Car of the Year 2015

2 March 2015 • 5:12pm
Andrew English
Motoring Correspondent, Telegraph Cars

Volkswagen has scooped the 2015 European Car of the Year award for its Passat model, with a huge margin of votes over the other six shortlisted cars.

The Passat’s 340-vote victory was 92 points ahead of the second-placed Citroen C4 Cactus and is one of the largest margins in 51 years of European Coty history. Mercedes-Benz’s C-class came in third place.  

Announced on the eve of the Geneva motor show, the Coty award was judged by 58 judges across 22 different European countries. Whittled down from an initial list of 31, the seven-strong shortlist of cars was said by the President Hakan Matson to be one of the hardest ever to judge.
The Passat, though came through a clear favourite in spite of the British judges (including yours truly from The Telegraph), rating the Citro├źn as the better car and putting BMW’s 2-series Active Tourer in second place, with the Passat in third.

This is Volkswagen’s third Coty award in five years, the Polo winning it in 2010 and the Golf (on which the Passat is heavily based) in 2013.

The full list of votes is: Volkswagen Passat, 340 points; Citoren C4 Cactus, 248 points; Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 221 points; Ford Mondeo, 203 points; Nissan Qashqai, 160 points; BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, 154 points and Renault Twingo, 124 points.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Jeff's Personal Auto Consultation service (JPACS) SEASON 2.

I provide consultation service and test drive arrangements for potential buyers at Minimal fee... 

Updated 26/10/2012.  CANCELLED OF OFF AS I GOT NEW JOB...  No more time for this...
UPDATED:  1 March 2015.  REVIVED!  Consultation fee slashed!!!


Below: 25,000 = RM200 
25,001 to 50,000 = RM500
50,001 to 100,000 = RM750  

100,000 to 150,000 = RM1250
150,001 to 250,000 = 2,000

(BELOW 200,000 Recond/unregistered = FREE as I given commission, just buy me a meal)
250,001 to 500,000 = 0.5% of the car price 
500,001 to 750,000 = 0.75% of the car price 
750,001 to 1,000,000 = 1% of the car price commission. 
Above 1 million = 1.25% of the car price 






Note: This is for used cars dealers and New car franchise/dealership only as they don't entertain brokers.  For below RM200,000 RECOND/unregistered cars, you don't need to pay me anything, just treat me a meal as I'm given commission by selected RECOND car Dealers.

I shall arrange side by side test drive on the same day for you to compare OR Decide. Door to door service available for Below RM150,000 car only. 


NO Motorcycles, Only New/Used/Reconditioned Cars/MPV/SUV/Truck.

This service is for Klang Valley only as at the moment, I'm a 1 man show. 


Interested, please E-mail me: otoreview@gmail.com and tell me:


Who are you, brief background/intro, occupation, any kids, what are you looking for in your Next car (eg. Automatic 8 seater MPV with Sunroof), price range you can afford and LASTLY, When you need to buy the car. I won't entertain "Canvassers" OR "Timewasters". Only serious enquiries only. 

2a) Tell me where you lived OR worked so that I can arrange the showroom near to your house. Better still if my Salesman provide door to door service, he/she can drive the car to your doorstep (house of office). Eg. Sat 10am = Fiesta, 10.45am = Forte 1.6, 11.30pm = Vios. 12.15pm = Mazda 2, 1pm = Persona 1.6 OR Inspira 1.8 CVT.


Interested, pls call/Whatsapp me (Jeff): +6012-685-2718.

PANEL CAR DEALERS:

Here are the lists of car manufacturers/dealers I dealing with: 

a) BMW (Quill, Wheelcorp Premium and Auto Bavaria) 
b) Chevrolet 
c) Alfa Romeo
d) Ford 
e) Honda (Global Amity, Tenaga Setia, Sumber Auto Edaran)
f) Hyundai  (Sime Darby, Advant Speed)
g) Jaguar (Sisma Auto, Pavilion) 
h) Kia/Naza 
i) Lexus 
j) Mazda 
k) Mitsubishi 
l) Mercedes Benz (Cycle and carriage, Hap Seng Star) 
j) Nissan (Jln Ipoh and Section 13, PJ) 
k) Perodua (PJ)
l) Proton (Mutiara Damansara and ATR, Taman Megah)
m) Renault (1 week appointment/notice)
n) Land Rover 
o) Bentley Malaysia (1 week appointment/notice) 
p) Great Wall
q) Toyota 
r) Volkswagen (Jln Ipoh, VW TTDI and FA Wagen) 
s) Volvo (Federal Auto) 
t) Porsche (7 days advance appointment only) 
u) Peugeot 
v) Ssangyong 
w) Chery Alado 
x) RECOND/Unregistered Cars (LX Mode, Watan/Emaslink/Mofaz/Naza/Amira Ventures/Cahaya Automotif (Yap Brothers) etc...) 
y) Suzuki 
z) Rolls Royce Malaysia (Quill) - 2 weeks advance appointment/notice only.

i) Ferrari Malaysia - 2 weeks advance appointment/notice only.
ii) Mini Malaysia (Auto Bavaria Glenmarie)
iii) Aston Martin Malaysia - 2 weeks advance appointment/notice only
iv) Daihatsu Malaysia - 1 week notice
v) Isuzu Malaysia - 1 week notice
vi) China made lorries/vans. (Eg. FAW, King Long, Chery, Changan) 1 week notice.
vii)  (Other cars not listed here please call and give me 1 week... I can arrange. Automobiles only, NO Motorcycles.) 

INDEED, I AM YOUR 1 STOP Solutions for buying your next car.  Try me!  No regrets.  That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.