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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. 





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