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wuqi256
03-01-2012, 02:41 PM
I must say that I am biased when it comes to mechanic, really found a good one in this place, Overseas Tyre, aka yellow signboard Michellin run by ah ming aka Satu Malaysia :)

I have went to many before i finally found this gem.

mathstub
03-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Bro Wuqi,

Not sure whether it is appropriate to put my post here. If not, I will move this post to an appropriate place. I am looking for information about learning driving in Nusajaya for both my wife and myself, the tutor and the rate (hopefully it is cheaper than those in SG) and getting an international license there.

arsenal
04-01-2012, 12:37 AM
Outside HH, at Bukit Indah 2, near one of the chinese coffeeshop, there is a small private driving school.. I guess you can check it out..


Bro Wuqi,

Not sure whether it is appropriate to put my post here. If not, I will move this post to an appropriate place. I am looking for information about learning driving in Nusajaya for both my wife and myself, the tutor and the rate (hopefully it is cheaper than those in SG) and getting an international license there.

Narong Wongwan
04-01-2012, 02:19 AM
Anyone knows of lobang to get those motorsports pre-used heavily discounted sport rims/tyres?

mathstub
04-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Bro Arsenal, thanks for the info.


Outside HH, at Bukit Indah 2, near one of the chinese coffeeshop, there is a small private driving school.. I guess you can check it out..

wuqi256
04-01-2012, 06:32 PM
Thanks for sharing bro arsenal, near Eco Setia or rather on the way to Eco Setia, there is one on the right side, after the prawn fishing/coffeeshop. They even have facilities for heavy vehicles too.

wuqi256
04-01-2012, 06:33 PM
Ah meng aka Satu Malaysia may have some ideas on the tyres and rims as well

mathstub
04-01-2012, 06:56 PM
Bro Wuqi, thank you very much for the info.


Thanks for sharing bro arsenal, near Eco Setia or rather on the way to Eco Setia, there is one on the right side, after the prawn fishing/coffeeshop. They even have facilities for heavy vehicles too.

wuqi256
04-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Bro Wuqi, thank you very much for the info.

Sure, this place is like the SSDC of old in Ang Mo Kio, much smaller in size though they have circuits inside.
The thing about learning in MY is that they have a 6 month no entry to SG rule though once you pass (rule is from SG) so
2 ways about it essentially if you want to get your license here.

One is you apply for MM2H, the other is to just to get the VISA stamp (or MACS) and U turn back after stamping at Malaysia
customs so you never enter SG.

Also, some bros were sharing about getting international license, its cheaper to get in SG as compared to MY for the international
license. Also, both countries practise reciprocal recognition of each others license so its still ok to drive your own MY car but of course
for 1000% peace of mind, get an international driving license if you want to be 100% safe.

General comment:

To all bros and sis, yes you can buy a MY car, yes you can get 70% loan pretty easily and most banks do not need a guarantor (unless you are referring to Ambank which is another story, hard to get into this bank but one of the best banks as they are not as eager as other banks to tow away your car if you are unable to make it punctually) - Car dealer shared this with me

wuqi256
04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Just sharing for those who like Korean cars. For Kia, you can go to Naza. The new Kia cars are starting to impress.

As for Hyundai, there is a pretty nice dealer, AKRR SDN BHD, originally from Kulai i think.

The GM there is Mr Cheng, nice and smiley gentleman. Very helpful too even when a friend (from Satu Malaysia)
had a tough issue with his Starex(owner caused damage), he still offered to help though the car wasn't bought
from them.

32 & 33 Jalan Tampoi 7/1, 81200 Johor Bahru
+607 333 2339 or +607 332 3339

Price wise, they are also pretty competitive. Their Hyundai Sonata as well as the Santa Fe looks good too. Slurpz.
They have comprehensive 5 years warranty (last 2 years are for gearbox and engine only though)

mathstub
04-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Bro Wuqi, thanks a lot.

Learning driving in MY allows taking driving test (international) in SG? Of course, if this is practical, I have to check how much one can save from learning driving in MY compared with SG.

If one has got MACS already, then can take test and apply license in MY?

Bro Wuqi, by the way, I notice you also often stay up quite late at night like I do.


Sure, this place is like the SSDC of old in Ang Mo Kio, much smaller in size though they have circuits inside.
The thing about learning in MY is that they have a 6 month no entry to SG rule though once you pass (rule is from SG) so
2 ways about it essentially if you want to get your license here.

One is you apply for MM2H, the other is to just to get the VISA stamp (or MACS) and U turn back after stamping at Malaysia
customs so you never enter SG.

Also, some bros were sharing about getting international license, its cheaper to get in SG as compared to MY for the international
license. Also, both countries practise reciprocal recognition of each others license so its still ok to drive your own MY car but of course
for 1000% peace of mind, get an international driving license if you want to be 100% safe.

General comment:

To all bros and sis, yes you can buy a MY car, yes you can get 70% loan pretty easily and most banks do not need a guarantor (unless you are referring to Ambank which is another story, hard to get into this bank but one of the best banks as they are not as eager as other banks to tow away your car if you are unable to make it punctually) - Car dealer shared this with me

wuqi256
05-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Bro Wuqi, thanks a lot.

Learning driving in MY allows taking driving test (international) in SG? Of course, if this is practical, I have to check how much one can save from learning driving in MY compared with SG.

If one has got MACS already, then can take test and apply license in MY?

Bro Wuqi, by the way, I notice you also often stay up quite late at night like I do.

You can actually take it in MY but you can also take a driving test in SG after taking lessons in MY. Definitely cheaper. Yes as I work day and night in my current job.

mathstub
05-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks, Bro Wuqi. Working day and night? meaning not so much time to rest and sleep. Please take care, Bro.


You can actually take it in MY but you can also take a driving test in SG after taking lessons in MY. Definitely cheaper. Yes as I work day and night in my current job.

2bFree
06-01-2012, 02:51 AM
In MY, you have to be careful as there are quite a number of imitations around. I normally will check out mudah.com.my or zerotohundred.com for good deals. If not, a good mechanic with solid contacts can help you source too.


For those interested, my mechanic in Malaysia is located at Perling:
Soh Brothers Tyres
214, Jalan Layang 16, Taman Perling, Johor Bharu, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
http://superpages.com.my/listings/my131331

Look for Michael (boss) or Chester (chief mechanic) and say the orange MX-5 recommended them.



Anyone knows of lobang to get those motorsports pre-used heavily discounted sport rims/tyres?

nesta0013
06-01-2012, 12:39 PM
I must say that I am biased when it comes to mechanic, really found a good one in this place, Overseas Tyre, aka yellow signboard Michellin run by ah ming aka Satu Malaysia :)

I have went to many before i finally found this gem.

What is the address for this shop?
Is it a one-stop shop? Meaning do everything related to car under one shop.

mathstub
07-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Bro Wuqi, I heard that you got MY cars to be low-profile. I thought you got Protons as well, right?


Just sharing for those who like Korean cars. For Kia, you can go to Naza. The new Kia cars are starting to impress.

As for Hyundai, there is a pretty nice dealer, AKRR SDN BHD, originally from Kulai i think.

The GM there is Mr Cheng, nice and smiley gentleman. Very helpful too even when a friend (from Satu Malaysia)
had a tough issue with his Starex(owner caused damage), he still offered to help though the car wasn't bought
from them.

32 & 33 Jalan Tampoi 7/1, 81200 Johor Bahru
+607 333 2339 or +607 332 3339

Price wise, they are also pretty competitive. Their Hyundai Sonata as well as the Santa Fe looks good too. Slurpz.
They have comprehensive 5 years warranty (last 2 years are for gearbox and engine only though)

gskalra
08-01-2012, 06:33 AM
Hi guys,

I wanted to ask if I could rent a car in Nusajaya? Perhaps come by bus to through Jurong East, then rent a car for the day?

Or if not anywhere good and cheap in JB City will be good too.

Thanks

yowetan
08-01-2012, 03:36 PM
What is the requirement owning a Malaysia registered car?

Where can I find cheap and reliable second-hand car which can brings me from JB to Thailand possibly? Is there any chance I could get a good proton @ 8000RM for this venture from JB to Penang and vice versa?

nesta0013
09-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Followed a friend to change car's lubricant oil at Ah Wee air con & accessories workshop opposite KSL(near road side at the traffic light there) yesterday, was served by Chew and his service is not bad. Cost is RM180.

Cestbon
05-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Heard next week new toll rate in JB causeway?
Is it for real?

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Motorists may have to pay five times more in toll charges along EDL
By NELSON BENJAMIN
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JOHOR BARU: Motorists using the Johor Causeway between Malaysia and Singapore may be forced to pay five times more in toll charges once it is implemented along the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL).

They will be forced to pay the toll even if they do not use the 8.1km EDL as the collection will be done inside the Customs, Quarantine and Im**migration Complex (CIQ).

Presently, motorists using the Johor Causeway are only required to pay RM2.90 for cars during their return trip at the CIQ building.
Much-debated route: The 8.1km Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) is expected to be opened in the coming weeks.

The RM1.27bil EDL, which will help reduce congestion in the city area along Jalan Tebrau and Jalan Tun Razak, is linked directly to the North South Expressway.

It is expected to be opened in the coming weeks.

Sources said the toll collection proposed by the concessionaire, MRCB Bhd, was RM6.20 for cars one way.

“Besides the RM6.20 EDL toll, drivers will have to pay RM1.45 to PLUS Bhd. This means the total toll is RM7.65 one way, which works out to RM15.30 to leave and return to Malaysia,” they said.

The toll, to be cashless with the use of Touch’N Go, will affect about 70,000 to 100,000 local and Si**ngaporean commuters each day. There is no toll for motorcyclists.

The EDL toll proposed for taxis is RM3.10, buses (RM5.00), light trucks (RM9.30) and heavy vehicles, including trailers, at RM12.40.

Describing the collection process as absurd, Johor Baru MP Datuk Shahrir Samad said it would be unfair to those who did not use the EDL to travel to and from Singapore.

“How can you force everyone using the Johor Baru CIQ to pay the toll? I am not sure of the rate when it starts charging at the CIQ and this will cause a lot of unhappiness,” he said, adding that he hoped the Cabinet would carefully review the long-term implications.

Echoing Shahrir’s concerns, Stulang assemblyman Mok Chek Hou said he had already raised the issue twice in the Johor state assembly and at other events.

“This goes against the principle of toll collection of paying for what you use. Why must people travelling from the city into Singapore pay for the toll too?” he said.

Mok also expressed worry that although the project could help reduce traffic jams along major roads, poor implementation would mar the Government’s image.

maxpark
05-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Pay And Pay II


:*:

crystal_tiong
06-02-2012, 02:10 AM
I tried using Mr Satu Malaysia service yesterday.
Overall , I would say its ok ... perhaps he not so familiar with Korean cars. He broke the air con filters while taking out .
Anyway , u guys has any sun roof specialist to recommend ? Me so sway , sat early morning 5 plus , kenna high rise littering , a bag of curry landed on my sun roof , some food particles stucked in between the opening and closing.
Very smelly leh ....
Mr Satu malaysia cant solve my sun roof prob. But I did my 60k servicing and change wipers with him . Damage is RM513 , reasonable ? Changed engine oil , ATF , buy 2 wipers , wheels alignment and rotations.

congo9
06-02-2012, 04:20 AM
Will it come to pass ?

I don think so. I think a lot of businesses are depending on Singapore's car to boost their business. Once if the raise the toll, the businesses there will suffer like mad.

RM 15.30 just to use the the causeway to nearby town area ? I think it is highly irrational !!!

congo9
06-02-2012, 06:07 AM
Where to find car workshop that offer sound proofing services ?

Cestbon
06-02-2012, 10:53 AM
Increase is 100% but by how much maybe RM5 ~RM10. I dont believe is RM15.

CameraMan
06-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Hi Crystal,

I have never had my car serviced in Malaysia before. However, I did 60k service in Singapore in last Sept and that cost me $312. So, I guess it was a reasonable price that you paid.

Did you have to wait long for the car to be serviced?

Any bro or sis has other mechanics to recommend?


I tried using Mr Satu Malaysia service yesterday.
Overall , I would say its ok ... perhaps he not so familiar with Korean cars. He broke the air con filters while taking out .
Anyway , u guys has any sun roof specialist to recommend ? Me so sway , sat early morning 5 plus , kenna high rise littering , a bag of curry landed on my sun roof , some food particles stucked in between the opening and closing.
Very smelly leh ....
Mr Satu malaysia cant solve my sun roof prob. But I did my 60k servicing and change wipers with him . Damage is RM513 , reasonable ? Changed engine oil , ATF , buy 2 wipers , wheels alignment and rotations.

crystal_tiong
06-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Hi Crystal,

I have never had my car serviced in Malaysia before. However, I did 60k service in Singapore in last Sept and that cost me $312. So, I guess it was a reasonable price that you paid.

Did you have to wait long for the car to be serviced?

Any bro or sis has other mechanics to recommend?

I was e first customer. About 1hr to do all. Subsequently a few cars came n quite packed.

CameraMan
07-02-2012, 12:14 AM
What time did you arrive at the mechanics?


I was e first customer. About 1hr to do all. Subsequently a few cars came n quite packed.

crystal_tiong
07-02-2012, 01:35 AM
What time did you arrive at the mechanics?

i was there 930am but they haven open so i went for breakfast and back by 10am and they were opened.

I will list out the breakdowns of costs for the servicing :

1) Cusco 5w-40 - RM190
2) Oil Filter - RM28
3) Air Filter - RM75
4) ATFSP111 Gear Oil - RM120
5) Michelin Wiper 17" - RM25
6) Michelin Wiper 24" - RM35
7) Alignment - RM 25
8) Balancing - RM5

So i compared the filters which i bought in SG , satu malaysia is much expensive. Oil filter is SGD5 and Aircon abt $25 in SG.
But i must said the wipers are really good , no squeaky sound at all .

CameraMan
07-02-2012, 03:36 AM
Yup, I think the filters are slightly more expensive. Perhaps because of the brand.

When you want to replace your tire, let me know. I'll introduce you to a tire shop in Singapore. Price is reasonable and comes with free rotation and balancing.

crystal_tiong
07-02-2012, 03:55 AM
Yup, I think the filters are slightly more expensive. Perhaps because of the brand.

When you want to replace your tire, let me know. I'll introduce you to a tire shop in Singapore. Price is reasonable and comes with free rotation and balancing.

Ok , thanks .
But that will be 10 mths later coz i usually change tyres at every 40k mileage.
Every month I clock abt 2k mileage.

CameraMan
07-02-2012, 05:19 AM
No worries. The tire shop is not going anywhere.


Ok , thanks .
But that will be 10 mths later coz i usually change tyres at every 40k mileage.
Every month I clock abt 2k mileage.

NoOnEsAwMe
07-02-2012, 05:20 AM
can any kind bros share abit, where to buy car parking-lot coupons?

i went in just before CNY, to Da Ma Market area, wanted to buy some new year goodies
thought i could just chuck it in an empty parking lot , but quickly and leave
but the moment i got out of the vehicle, i saw 2 policemen 1 from each direction start checking..
sian 1/2, i immediately got back into vehicle and left..

:(

crystal_tiong
07-02-2012, 05:30 AM
can any kind bros share abit, where to buy car parking-lot coupons?

i went in just before CNY, to Da Ma Market area, wanted to buy some new year goodies
thought i could just chuck it in an empty parking lot , but quickly and leave
but the moment i got out of the vehicle, i saw 2 policemen 1 from each direction start checking..
sian 1/2, i immediately got back into vehicle and left..

:(

the shops along the lots usually sells , if not can buy from 7-11 if u see.
Dun worry abt the summons , no need to pay .
But if traffic police summons , u will need to pay.

Cestbon
07-02-2012, 10:24 AM
All mini market/sundry shop sell coupon. U can also ask the parking warden where to buy coupon.
Summon also no problem immediate settle with few day just RM15.

winners
07-02-2012, 12:01 PM
....Dun worry abt the summons , no need to pay.... .


I don't think it's appropriate to reciprocate your host country in this manner.

NoOnEsAwMe
07-02-2012, 12:10 PM
I don't think it's appropriate to reciprocate your host country in this manner.

dont mind him la, to each his own, that's y we r human
human beings got many different way of dealing with situations and issues
for me i just want to try go law by law, until if lan-lan kena a hungry cop then bo bian la.
it's part of the hazard of trying for some cheap makan and enjoyment in JB :p


ty crystaltiong n cestbon bros :)

crystal_tiong
07-02-2012, 02:02 PM
I don't think it's appropriate to reciprocate your host country in this manner.

Well, it's their own ppl told me dun bother to pay if Kenna. They also never pay.
Anyway e summon all in Malay. How to see where to pay.

wuqi256
09-02-2012, 04:49 PM
Yup, I think the filters are slightly more expensive. Perhaps because of the brand.

When you want to replace your tire, let me know. I'll introduce you to a tire shop in Singapore. Price is reasonable and comes with free rotation and balancing.

Hi Cameraman, thanks for your inputs, please let us know the pricing and brand.

For 4 tyres, Pirelli P6 (made in China) but has warranty against cracks, bulges, etc. Its 1050 RM for me so about $435 SGD in total. Thats the tyre i use currently for all my cars. In fact, i still have a set of 4 Pirelli P6 15" and all just 1 week old as i sold off an older car recently. Roughly about $108 SGD for each tyre. Michellin ones cost even cheaper.

As i have a few cars and all my relatives have cars, please let us know the name and pricing of the shop so that we can compare.

wuqi256
09-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Where to find car workshop that offer sound proofing services ?

There are a few, mainly accessories shops that does it. If its just the doors, you can do it cheaply
by going to Daiso and buying the soundproofing tapes they have there. 2-2.5 m and just $2 SGD or
5 RM each. Cheap and good.

Else, you can head out to the Jalan Indah side, there is a 24 hour kopitiam(nice wanton mee there btw)
and an accessories shop. The owner is pretty reasonable and he does audio, day running lights, turbo timers as well.

wuqi256
09-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Hi Crystal, i have always advocated this and i would do the following if i were in your shoes. If Korean or those marques where you will have a hard time getting parts, etc in Malaysia for, then go to your car dealership workshop and just buy from them the part (or order online like me) and then just take to any friendly mechanic to fix. That way you save on mechanic and parts costs, best of both worlds. 1 year back, i changed the powersteering motor on my Korean car as i bought it at the marque's workshop and brought it into MY to install. Same thing i did for the DVD players i bought online from Hong Kong, reverse cameras, etc.

crystal_tiong
10-02-2012, 01:41 AM
Dear Wuqi

Thanks for the advise.

Like to check with u guys , any gd recommedation to buy in car recorder (front n back view) ? Can satu Malaysia help to install ?
I am sick of hit n run cases on my bumpers liao le .... i think my mud guard attract a lot of attention that they drive so near to see n bump to my car ....

2bFree
10-02-2012, 03:22 AM
^^Buy from ebay else if you need/require aftermarket service support, then mycarforum will be a good bet.

I agree with wuqi to buy the necessary parts either in SG or online and then fix it up in MY. That is what I do with my 20yr old car :)

JBhome
10-02-2012, 04:28 AM
Just Signed S & P for Horizon Residence in Bt Indah & now they are increasing my Retirement COL. Guess have to travel less btw S'pore & JB after Toll increases. Sad, Sad, Sad. It may be Political Suicide for BN in Johore. Hope a U-Turn soon. Which is not uncommon in M"sia.

CameraMan
10-02-2012, 05:25 AM
hHi Wuqi,

Yours is cheaper. I just got a quote for $125/pc for 195/60. It comes with free rotation and balancing if you buy four.

Think I'll check with you later when my tires need replacement.

Cheers.


Hi Cameraman, thanks for your inputs, please let us know the pricing and brand.

For 4 tyres, Pirelli P6 (made in China) but has warranty against cracks, bulges, etc. Its 1050 RM for me so about $435 SGD in total. Thats the tyre i use currently for all my cars. In fact, i still have a set of 4 Pirelli P6 15" and all just 1 week old as i sold off an older car recently. Roughly about $108 SGD for each tyre. Michellin ones cost even cheaper.

As i have a few cars and all my relatives have cars, please let us know the name and pricing of the shop so that we can compare.

crystal_tiong
10-02-2012, 05:33 AM
Guys

Dun know why I never comfortable with china tyres leh ....as long as things from china , i will avoid
I rather have hankok korean tyres .....

CameraMan
10-02-2012, 05:57 AM
Well, you have to live with it. What is not from China nowadays?

I bet some parts of your cars are from China.

BTW, going to NI to settle my second 10% tomorrow.


Guys

Dun know why I never comfortable with china tyres leh ....as long as things from china , i will avoid
I rather have hankok korean tyres .....

crystal_tiong
10-02-2012, 06:51 AM
Well, you have to live with it. What is not from China nowadays?

I bet some parts of your cars are from China.

BTW, going to NI to settle my second 10% tomorrow.

hmm , certain parts cant avoid then bo pian , but tyres has other choices , i will go for other country.
Oh , do rem to update us the construction status ....thanks
Are u in NI FB ?

2bFree
10-02-2012, 09:33 AM
Why not consider using Silverstone tyres? It is a MY company but is now owned by Toyo. Their tyres are cheaper than most, using MY rubber and Jap design for the threads.

However, the most important thing about tyres is to buy the right type for your driving style, ensure they are properly inflated and to change them every 2 to 3 years regardless of how much more thread is left.

Cestbon
11-02-2012, 01:17 AM
Anyone know. It started or not. Any latest news regard the TOLL?

lianbeng
11-02-2012, 04:14 AM
lianbeng heard that once they come into woodland checkpoint, they will meet the 1st ERP there manned by satellites.:D true or false?

congo9
11-02-2012, 04:24 PM
If the new toll is to be implemented, the businesses at johor will be affected. So many business are depending on Singaporean to pro up their business. It will be quite bad for the business owners. People still go in for the cheap petrol. No point to implement this. Everyone will be affected.

nk7610
13-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Jb will have more to loss than gain. Petrol there is not that cheap considering the distance, time, toll and your tenancy to spell more becos its in rm

Cestbon
14-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Those live in JB come drive to Singapore will affect the most.

abugumgum
16-02-2012, 12:45 AM
Bro wuqi,

Does Mr SatuMalaysia also troubleshoot car problems?

There is some brake pedal issue with the car.

Thanks.

2bFree
16-02-2012, 01:52 AM
^^Let me go on a limb here and state that any car mechanic worth his salt will be able to troubleshoot on top of carrying out oil servicing :)

But it is like going to see a doctor, the more information you can provide to the mechanic, the faster and more accurate the diagnosis will be and the right job will be done.

Typically for brakes the usual issues are:
1. Time to change brake fluid (once every two years)
2. Air in brake hose so need to bleed it out
3. Worn out brake pads
4. Warped rotors

abugumgum
16-02-2012, 02:34 AM
^^Let me go on a limb here and state that any car mechanic worth his salt will be able to troubleshoot on top of carrying out oil servicing :)

But it is like going to see a doctor, the more information you can provide to the mechanic, the faster and more accurate the diagnosis will be and the right job will be done.

Typically for brakes the usual issues are:
1. Time to change brake fluid (once every two years)
2. Air in brake hose so need to bleed it out
3. Worn out brake pads
4. Warped rotors

Bro 2bFree,

Thanks for the info, I will let my brother know. His car was recently repaired after an accident and has some issue with the brakes.

Yes, car mechanics should be able to troubleshoot, just looking for a good and reliable one. :)

crystal_tiong
16-02-2012, 03:05 AM
i realised that MY mechanics , they do not have the habit to check the car other parts unless we tell them.
Like in sg , we have those 20 or 30 pts check , with a check list ....
Nowadays , a lot of car are missing with 1 or 2 brake lights , its so dangerous ....

abugumgum
16-02-2012, 05:25 AM
i realised that MY mechanics , they do not have the habit to check the car other parts unless we tell them.
Like in sg , we have those 20 or 30 pts check , with a check list ....
Nowadays , a lot of car are missing with 1 or 2 brake lights , its so dangerous ....

Yes, I noticed that too, especially dangerous at night with the motorcycles. They only have 1 brake light and it is not working.

2bFree
16-02-2012, 08:04 AM
Hmm, to be honest, those 20/30 pt checklist is only useful if the SG mechanics actually carry it out rather than go through the motion. I have seen workshops that supposedly carry out oil changes but did not or never replace oil filter or other similar cases which is why I prefer to be present to oversee the work regardless in SG or MY. Takes up time but safer if you take the long term view.



i realised that MY mechanics , they do not have the habit to check the car other parts unless we tell them.
Like in sg , we have those 20 or 30 pts check , with a check list ....
Nowadays , a lot of car are missing with 1 or 2 brake lights , its so dangerous ....

abugumgum
17-02-2012, 12:38 AM
Hmm, to be honest, those 20/30 pt checklist is only useful if the SG mechanics actually carry it out rather than go through the motion. I have seen workshops that supposedly carry out oil changes but did not or never replace oil filter or other similar cases which is why I prefer to be present to oversee the work regardless in SG or MY. Takes up time but safer if you take the long term view.

Its is true, happened to me before. The checklist allows you recourse with the workshop if you discover the "short-cut". Hopefully it did not damage the car beyond that "oversight" or cause you to be in danger.

LGLab
05-03-2012, 03:36 AM
Lets say, on the expressway?

Be it towards Singapore or Bukit Indah area...

Any important number that we can call?

What if the handphone is on prepaid card, and the phone do not allow call out?..

What to do? ..

wuqi256
05-03-2012, 06:51 AM
Lets say, on the expressway?

Be it towards Singapore or Bukit Indah area...

Any important number that we can call?

What if the handphone is on prepaid card, and the phone do not allow call out?..

What to do? ..


Yes, call your mechanic and he will know a tow truck handy. There are also emergency phones though you will have to walk abit.
Thats why i always stress having your car checked out regularly to avoid any breakdowns.

There are lots of tow truck services, typically its about 100 RM

crystal_tiong
05-03-2012, 06:53 AM
Yes, call your mechanic and he will know a tow truck handy. There are also emergency phones though you will have to walk abit.
Thats why i always stress having your car checked out regularly to avoid any breakdowns.

There are lots of tow truck services, typically its about 100 RM

burst tyres a bit hard to avoid as many pot holes in malaysia road....

LGLab
05-03-2012, 07:51 AM
Yes, call your mechanic and he will know a tow truck handy. There are also emergency phones though you will have to walk abit.
Thats why i always stress having your car checked out regularly to avoid any breakdowns.

There are lots of tow truck services, typically its about 100 RM

any numbers u can share for bros and sisters here? haa :D

wuqi256
05-03-2012, 08:04 AM
burst tyres a bit hard to avoid as many pot holes in malaysia road....


Potholes should not in normal circumstances cause burst tyres, old and under inflated tyres will especially when driving fast and also for long distances.
Thats what happen to those lorry truck or trailer tyres that you see sometimes pieces of on the highway.

Potholes can cause severe damage to your rims which if ruptured may then scratch or tear your tyres.

Aisanbo
05-03-2012, 08:04 AM
any numbers u can share for bros and sisters here? haa :D

Your car insurance should cover JB right?
There should be a list of qualified JB workshops that you can use and some numbers for towing service provided by insurance company.

wuqi256
05-03-2012, 08:09 AM
any numbers u can share for bros and sisters here? haa :D

I will reply to your PM about maid contacts as well as his number.

Quite a few people called him and didn't go down in the end, some he said disturbed him and asked him not to spoil market for Singapore "tong hang" (same line)

2bFree
06-03-2012, 01:36 AM
If you are AAS member, can try calling Roadside Assistance Service (RAS) at:
03 216 10808
Do note you must have your AA member card as standby. This is for breakdown service.

If you require towing, the charges can be found here:
http://www.aas.com.sg/?show=content&showview=7&val=428

LGLab
06-03-2012, 02:34 AM
There is someone on cari forum which recommend this - http://www.plus.com.my/index.php?id=services

LGLab
14-03-2012, 08:13 AM
1. Servicing is done cheaply in JB..
2. JB has most of the parts.. (avoid imported parts)..


Are proton made cars good?... I heard pretty problematic..

I have the following in mind,

1) Kia Cereto
2) Hyundai Avante ( I heard the spare parts hard to find in JB)..
3) Proton Persona
4) Proton Savvy..
5) Kia - Piccanto..

What else?

Come come, share your experience.

ginfreely
14-03-2012, 10:26 AM
1. Servicing is done cheaply in JB..
2. JB has most of the parts.. (avoid imported parts)..


Are proton made cars good?... I heard pretty problematic..

I have the following in mind,

1) Kia Cereto
2) Hyundai Avante ( I heard the spare parts hard to find in JB)..
3) Proton Persona
4) Proton Savvy..
5) Kia - Piccanto..

What else?

Come come, share your experience.

Nissan Sunny, Lancer, Subaru? See alot of these cars crossing the causeway, especially Lancer.

Nasi Lemak
14-03-2012, 10:37 AM
1. Servicing is done cheaply in JB..
2. JB has most of the parts.. (avoid imported parts)..

What else?

Come come, share your experience.

Why bro ... Backside itchy already ?
Wanna upgrade to 4 wheels ? :D
Sold your bike ? :D

Malaysians themselves stayed away from proton. Is a No no car ...:(

LGLab
14-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Why bro ... Backside itchy already ?
Wanna upgrade to 4 wheels ? :D
Sold your bike ? :D

Malaysians themselves stayed away from proton. Is a No no car ...:(

No lah.. cus i gonna upgrade sooner or later..

my parents are old. like aged 70 and aged 73.. i just wonder how do i get them to Singapore without a car when they come here quarterly for their medical check up..

i have yet sold my bike, bike is still very economical - as we can see how many malaysians compute to singapore via bike..
bike is good for me to travel in singapore to work..

i am still thinking whether should i get a normal plate or a red plate car...

Nasi Lemak
14-03-2012, 11:09 AM
No lah.. cus i gonna upgrade sooner or later..

my parents are old. like aged 70 and aged 73.. i just wonder how do i get them to Singapore without a car when they come here quarterly for their medical check up..

i have yet sold my bike, bike is still very economical - as we can see how many malaysians compute to singapore via bike..
bike is good for me to travel in singapore to work..

i am still thinking whether should i get a normal plate or a red plate car...

I see .. Good to bring your parents there .
More space and air to breath .
Get a red plate bro. No need waste so much money . Balance can get a new MY car :)
My opinion still Perodua is the best car if you can get . Better than proton a lot. Best economical for fuel consumption and maintenaince . :)

wuqi256
14-03-2012, 02:06 PM
I see .. Good to bring your parents there .
More space and air to breath .
Get a red plate bro. No need waste so much money . Balance can get a new MY car :)
My opinion still Perodua is the best car if you can get . Better than proton a lot. Best economical for fuel consumption and maintenaince . :)


Heartily agreed, bro LGlab is a good lad. Agreed that Perodua is good, the new version Proton Exora isn't too bad if you like MPVs. My fav small MPV is still the Perodua Alza though. Its a nice car to drive.

Btw, bro LGlab, my wife said agent has somehow disappeared (not meeting new govt regulations? We are still guessing) and not longer at their place near Holiday Plaza. All existing maids with my friends/tenants are ok though. I shall find you another.

Hitesh
14-03-2012, 04:00 PM
No lah.. cus i gonna upgrade sooner or later..

my parents are old. like aged 70 and aged 73.. i just wonder how do i get them to Singapore without a car when they come here quarterly for their medical check up..

i have yet sold my bike, bike is still very economical - as we can see how many malaysians compute to singapore via bike..
bike is good for me to travel in singapore to work..

i am still thinking whether should i get a normal plate or a red plate car...


I think riding a bike is still dangerous looking at the traffic and the frequent accidents ...... public transport would be better atleast less risky

Arowana88
14-03-2012, 08:46 PM
How about exora prime ?? Latest version....
With turbo charge.

I tot of getting a red plate but think of COE might as well take a cab from sg then take another cab back home in MY... Go back maybe once a month so better not waste money for SG cars unless everyday have to fetch family back to sg..

abugumgum
15-03-2012, 12:39 AM
Buying SG car, if between Kia and Hyundai, I will prefer Hyundai for better after sales service by agent. You can do what wuqi do, buy buying the part from Sgp and have it fixed in JB.

Buying MY Car, you may want to consider a MPV due to your needs (parents, wife and baby).
Easy getting in and out of the MPV maybe a consideration, such as sliding door vs the normal door.

LGLab
15-03-2012, 01:49 AM
I would appreciate if some car brands and model can be shared... i am really a nutty on cars..
My colleague here, asking me to get a cheap kia piccanto.. he said very cheap to maintain..

i think i would get a red plate, since we are leaving JB early and then we can still use red plate when are on leave in JB..

For emergency case, just pay S$20 and we are back in SG..

i think that is economical..

my friend just bought a proton savvy, 1 year later he sell it because gear box faulty...
repair cost around 3000RM..

he just change to a kia cerato..

Ash007
15-03-2012, 01:52 AM
What about perodua? Get the old Kelisa nice and fast.

winners
15-03-2012, 02:34 AM
1. Servicing is done cheaply in JB..
2. JB has most of the parts.. (avoid imported parts)..


Are proton made cars good?... I heard pretty problematic..

I have the following in mind,

1) Kia Cereto
2) Hyundai Avante ( I heard the spare parts hard to find in JB)..
3) Proton Persona
4) Proton Savvy..
5) Kia - Piccanto..

What else?

Come come, share your experience.


Bro, don't get the Piccanto. It's small and easily gets bullied on the roads, both in Singapore and also on the NSH. Fuel consumption in city driving I heard is also not very good because it's an under capacity car, especially the automatic version.

Proton Savvy is already phasing out. Although it uses a Renault engine, but it's also true that the transmission is quite problematic if you don't know how to take care. Avoid if possible.

Proton Persona is well suited for a family of 4. Parts are readily available in Malaysia, even for chiong parts. Now they have the latest P3-21A but only launching in Malaysia. Its engine capacity is 1.6 litre but with turbo, thus giving the performance of a 2-litre engine.

It's also true that Korean cars have poor resale values. If their starting prices are lower, they would be worth considering though.

In summary, a sedan car is better for outstation travel in Malaysia because the boot can safely accommodate your luggage from open eyes and theft. If it's a hatchback (like those from Perodua), the small boot may be insufficient or too small for your luggage and there will be theft risks if you leave your luggage on the rear seats, even if they are folded down because they will be exposed to open eyes and especially in Malaysia, it's not worth this risk. That is why I didn't choose the cars from Perodua for this reason because all their cars presently don't have a proper boot, although their engines should be more reliable.

abugumgum
15-03-2012, 03:32 AM
Bro, don't get the Piccanto. It's small and easily gets bullied on the roads, both in Singapore and also on the NSH. Fuel consumption in city driving I heard is also not very good because it's an under capacity car, especially the automatic version.

Proton Savvy is already phasing out. Although it uses a Renault engine, but it's also true that the transmission is quite problematic if you don't know how to take care. Avoid if possible.

Proton Persona is well suited for a family of 4. Parts are readily available in Malaysia, even for chiong parts. Now they have the latest P3-21A but only launching in Malaysia. Its engine capacity is 1.6 litre but with turbo, thus giving the performance of a 2-litre engine.

It's also true that Korean cars have poor resale values. If their starting prices are lower, they would be worth considering though.

In summary, a sedan car is better for outstation travel in Malaysia because the boot can safely accommodate your luggage from open eyes and theft. If it's a hatchback (like those from Perodua), the small boot may be insufficient or too small for your luggage and there will be theft risks if you leave your luggage on the rear seats, even if they are folded down because they will be exposed to open eyes and especially in Malaysia, it's not worth this risk. That is why I didn't choose the cars from Perodua for this reason because all their cars presently don't have a proper boot, although their engines should be more reliable.

I agree with winners on the under power part, do not really like less than 1.6L cars.

Also, the boot is important for us too, for the same reasons. If not, I will very much like Toyota Hilux and the sporty hatchbacks. Unless, got extra Rm for more cars ;)

wuqi256
15-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Bro, don't get the Piccanto. It's small and easily gets bullied on the roads, both in Singapore and also on the NSH. Fuel consumption in city driving I heard is also not very good because it's an under capacity car, especially the automatic version.

Proton Savvy is already phasing out. Although it uses a Renault engine, but it's also true that the transmission is quite problematic if you don't know how to take care. Avoid if possible.

Proton Persona is well suited for a family of 4. Parts are readily available in Malaysia, even for chiong parts. Now they have the latest P3-21A but only launching in Malaysia. Its engine capacity is 1.6 litre but with turbo, thus giving the performance of a 2-litre engine.

It's also true that Korean cars have poor resale values. If their starting prices are lower, they would be worth considering though.

In summary, a sedan car is better for outstation travel in Malaysia because the boot can safely accommodate your luggage from open eyes and theft. If it's a hatchback (like those from Perodua), the small boot may be insufficient or too small for your luggage and there will be theft risks if you leave your luggage on the rear seats, even if they are folded down because they will be exposed to open eyes and especially in Malaysia, it's not worth this risk. That is why I didn't choose the cars from Perodua for this reason because all their cars presently don't have a proper boot, although their engines should be more reliable.

All good points, i used the better type of solar film for the boot area for my MPVs. Alza has a very small boot if it can be considered a boot at all but engine is really ok even though it was detuned. The better ones are so good that the rear boot and sides of the rear boot cannot be seen into at all as its a reflective type. Unless one shines a very very strong torch at night, else you can't see much. I do agree about the sedan and especially the Persona is a good choice to get. The new version of Exora (Prime) is good too.

LGLab
16-03-2012, 02:06 AM
I will take note of persona, exora(prime)..

most likely i will have to just get a red plate... since living in jb, most of the time will be there.. 5am leave JB house and leave office by 7pm.. should avoid the S$20 charges...

2bFree
16-03-2012, 05:11 AM
I would suggest not getting a Proton as:
1. They are high on the list of marked vehicles
2. Their spare parts are not cheap
3. They are not reliable
But this is for the older models. The newer ones like the Saga may be better.

I think it is prudent like you said to get a red plate but you should also buy a 2nd hand vehicle. I would say go for Japanese. Parts aplenty and easy to service/maintain.

Arowana88
16-03-2012, 07:46 AM
4114
4115

my choice - Proton Exora Prime

wuqi256
16-03-2012, 08:18 PM
4114
4115

my choice - Proton Exora Prime

Yes, i can sense the force is stronger in this one.
Powerful and as big as the Toyota Innova in terms
of size, etc.

LGLab
19-03-2012, 09:02 AM
I remain silent because all the cars quoted are above my budget.
Proton Exora cost like S$65,000 for OPC.. (2nd hand)

how to afford siah.. ?

economical cars, dont seems like it
:(

Nasi Lemak
19-03-2012, 09:51 AM
I remain silent because all the cars quoted are above my budget.
Proton Exora cost like S$65,000 for OPC.. (2nd hand)

how to afford siah.. ?

economical cars, dont seems like it
:(

Ai yoh ... Bro ... Simple ...
Get a good malaysia plate car . Hire a freelance mat ...
Afterall you are not going to drive in sg everyday rite ?

Arowana88
19-03-2012, 01:51 PM
I remain silent because all the cars quoted are above my budget.
Proton Exora cost like S$65,000 for OPC.. (2nd hand)

how to afford siah.. ?

economical cars, dont seems like it
:(

If u really want a cheap sg plate car, buy a cherry QQ car la!! But heard its not so good , just now went to tesco bukit indah saw the car dealer, the sales guy Alan, very friendly guy, he even let me test drive a brand new exora. Very powerful reverse got video on rear mirror. I going to get one. !!! Dun know should I wait for permit approve 1st or not???? I moving in early, I think just go ahead la.... Got no choice already!!! I will just engage any relative of my friend to drive me and my family once a month out for u turn. Sg cars cannot buy one, COE really make owning a car a more stressful one!! Just now went in the custom guy very good!!! Was on his phone!!!

MY is good for all the way go,go,go.!!

SG is no go no go no go!!! Just buy a proton exora in MY then ask someone to drive u out in case of emergency , just pay $$50 finish stories. I still have to ask around about the auto pass, heard have to produce car ownership, maybe dun need , just tag on the plate ok Liao......

Installments for 7years if I pay 20k upfront so they earn less interest,, one month I only pay 600plus rm!!!! 300 plus sing !!!! Better than an OPC!!!!! Brand new mpv, turbo charged CFE engine ..... It's all to go!!! Heard got to wait 1 month......Sian... Insurances , plate no. Road tax , all included.....

The sales guy very funny guy, always laugh, very friendly..... Not like some sales person in sg...... Stuck up and look down ppl if u take the cheapest unit !!!!! As I was using my friend's car so I very rush... If not will go around HH.......luckily I got GPS if not really lost my way!!!! Oh ya, they giving me one more GPS unit for free !!! Where to find???? So cheap car, no COE, so many things FREE!!! RM80k very good buy! Saw the engine part, really better than the old model! Can't wait to move there and live happily!!!!!

Arowana88
19-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Ai yoh ... Bro ... Simple ...
Get a good malaysia plate car . Hire a freelance mat ...
Afterall you are not going to drive in sg everyday rite ?

Totally agree with bro NaSi lemak!!!!!

Nasi Lemak
19-03-2012, 03:35 PM
...

Installments for 7years if I pay 20k upfront so they earn less interest,, one month I only pay 600plus rm!!!! 300 plus sing !!!! Better than an OPC!!!!! Brand new mpv, turbo charged CFE engine ..... It's all to go!!! Heard got to wait 1 month......Sian... Insurances , plate no. Road tax , all included........

eh bro.. you really want to buy proton car ?
The QC in Malaysia and their exported version have a lot of difference oh...
of course the display unit is always very nice and good. I read from some forums before, some people in UK complaint about the Wira exported series, and Proton gave their customer a one to one exchange. Whereas in Mudland ??? haha.. wait long long ...

They give you so many free stuffs is because the market demand is lousy ... lol :D
Ask any Malaysians, they will tell you Proton is a NO NO car ... i would say 90% of them... :D

I am not trying to scare you bro... but this is the car i will definitely blacklist no matter what model.... :D

Arowana88
19-03-2012, 04:11 PM
eh bro.. you really want to buy proton car ?
The QC in Malaysia and their exported version have a lot of difference oh...
of course the display unit is always very nice and good. I read from some forums before, some people in UK complaint about the Wira exported series, and Proton gave their customer a one to one exchange. Whereas in Mudland ??? haha.. wait long long ...

They give you so many free stuffs is because the market demand is lousy ... lol :D
Ask any Malaysians, they will tell you Proton is a NO NO car ... i would say 90% of them... :D

I am not trying to scare you bro... but this is the car i will definitely blacklist no matter what model.... :D

So bro wat do u suggest??? Cheap big and good......

Nasi Lemak
19-03-2012, 04:19 PM
So bro wat do u suggest??? Cheap big and good......

erm.. Perodua Alza ? not as big as Exora , but to me is more reliable.
Well you can go ahead with Exora , don't know whether if Proton really upgraded their QC standard...

Arowana88
19-03-2012, 05:23 PM
erm.. Perodua Alza ? not as big as Exora , but to me is more reliable.
Well you can go ahead with Exora , don't know whether if Proton really upgraded their QC standard...

Reviews found........
http://malaysia-motoring-news.blogspot.com/2011/12/turbocharged-proton-exora-bold-tested.html

Arowana88
19-03-2012, 05:58 PM
The car salesman recommends me the Proton Exora Bold Premium, which has 7 seaters and CFE turbocharged CVT engine, while Prime model same engine but only 6 seaters.

Bro WUqi, do u think it's a good buy???

wuqi256
19-03-2012, 07:27 PM
The car salesman recommends me the Proton Exora Bold Premium, which has 7 seaters and CFE turbocharged CVT engine, while Prime model same engine but only 6 seaters.

Bro WUqi, do u think it's a good buy???

If you need the space, then yes it is. Cheap good and big, only this one probably as none others are close. If size isn't an issue, i will still go with the Alza actually. Drinks petrol as if just sipping :)

Btw, for bros with Hyundai Starex, someone just tested going up to Genting (Uphill on D without downshifting) and back without refuelling with enough left to go to any fuel station in Bukit Indah to refuel.

Arowana88
20-03-2012, 06:44 AM
If you need the space, then yes it is. Cheap good and big, only this one probably as none others are close. If size isn't an issue, i will still go with the Alza actually. Drinks petrol as if just sipping :)

Btw, for bros with Hyundai Starex, someone just tested going up to Genting (Uphill on D without downshifting) and back without refuelling with enough left to go to any fuel station in Bukit Indah to refuel.


Will read more on Alza and exora. It's better to get a big car, I got 3 kids, when they grow bigger size so dun need to change car anymore! Alza heard using Toyota engine, exora any bros know what engine they used? Maybe design from Lotus.....?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBaNnce-Vds&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBaNnce-Vds&feature=related

LGLab
20-03-2012, 10:03 AM
why no one have ever recommended Kia Picanto, Perodua Kenari / Perodua Kelisa and Cherry QQ? ..

Hyundai Getz also no one ever recommend as budget..

maybe forum people are all rich, thats why dont go for compact budget cars :(

Nasi Lemak
20-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Some info ... About exora ...

http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?showtopic=2673329

Nasi Lemak
20-03-2012, 10:17 AM
why no one have ever recommended Kia Picanto, Perodua Kenari / Perodua Kelisa and Cherry QQ? ..

Hyundai Getz also no one ever recommend as budget..

maybe forum people are all rich, thats why dont go for compact budget cars :(

Because you asking for economical car right ? In terms of petrol and maintenaince.
So i guess Perodua is the best already .
Perodua kelisa and kenari no longer production in MY.
Latest is perodua viva taking over kancil .
Not bad ... Small car for short distance. :)

LGLab
20-03-2012, 10:24 AM
Because you asking for economical car right ? In terms of petrol and maintenaince.
So i guess Perodua is the best already .
Perodua kelisa and kenari no longer production in MY.
Latest is perodua viva taking over kancil .
Not bad ... Small car for short distance. :)

Kancil is what car?..

Kenari stopped production already?

Nasi Lemak
20-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Kancil is what car?..

Kenari stopped production already?

Kancil is SLK ... Small Little Kancil .. Lol:D
Kenari Long time already extinct bro ... One Ugly car..

LGLab
20-03-2012, 03:18 PM
Kancil is SLK ... Small Little Kancil .. Lol:D
Kenari Long time already extinct bro ... One Ugly car..

kenari is a very fuel efficient car leh..
sgcarmart still selling..

i will never buy a proton exora in singapore, cost S$108,000 for a brand new, and S$65,000 for a OPC 2nd hand.
In MY Carlist only cost MYR 89,012.
darn crazy to buy it for S$108,000!!

I think i am going as follows,

1) Get a proton Exora in malaysia for MYR 89,000! if not get a second hand for 70,000MYR.
2) Get a Perodua - Kenari in Singapore for around S$36,000 for a 2008 registered date. at least can use until 2018, 6 more years to go.

I heard kenari has got lots of room.

If not Kia Picanto registered in Jul 2008 for S$39,800

I heard these 2 cars can get a lot of parts and very much easily serviced in Johor Bahru..

any thoughts for me?
My instructor is rushing me to take TP on april, hopefully can catch in time for my move in May..

Nasi Lemak
21-03-2012, 03:49 AM
Bro LG ...

Just get a Myvi Perodua ... RM45k only ...
Better than kenari. Kenari not so stable .
Look like a cake van . Haha...
No COE...
Lifetime use until kaput ...
Msia insurans...road tax
Msia petrol 95 ...
Super saving petrol .. I really mean it !
Fuel injection engine from japan tech.
Parts any tom dick harry also have ,

Lol:D:D

LGLab
21-03-2012, 07:17 AM
Bro LG ...

Just get a Myvi Perodua ... RM45k only ...
Better than kenari. Kenari not so stable .
Look like a cake van . Haha...
No COE...
Lifetime use until kaput ...
Msia insurans...road tax
Msia petrol 95 ...
Super saving petrol .. I really mean it !
Fuel injection engine from japan tech.
Parts any tom dick harry also have ,

Lol:D:D

Hha.... come on i cannot get a JB registered car and get into Singapore right? ..
so i dont have to think of getting Myvi for 45kRM..

i think i can only afford to only get a picanto / kenari in singapore.

In JB, maybe get a Exora like recommended so can fetch the entire family for leisure..

Singapore Registered cars are for domestic purposes at a budget.. like visiting the hospital, etc..

i am poor :(:( not so rich... Exora in SG cost S$108,000!! CRAZY lah..

Arowana88
21-03-2012, 07:51 AM
I ordered 1 exora premium already!!! :D

wuqi256
21-03-2012, 09:35 PM
I ordered 1 exora premium already!!! :D

Well done. Getting a Toyota Innova sized car at a good price. :)
Turbo version i hope? Much better than getting the Avanza 1.3 since
the base model is underpowered and Alza is mainly for occasional use
of 7 seats.

Javier
24-03-2012, 05:33 AM
Just saw the Chinese papers. They are changing this to just target Singaporean cars!!!

This is bad.

Aisanbo
24-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Just saw the Chinese papers. They are changing this to just target Singaporean cars!!!

This is bad.

Expected, as all along they have been saying locals no need to pay to use EDL and only if they need to cross causeway. The question is whether SG cars have a choice not to pay if we dun use EDL. We must protest like the malaysians leh.....

Does it make sense to buy MY car and pay $20 per day?
(52 weeks x 5 days -20 days free)x $20 = ~$4800/yr or $48000 for 10yrs.
COE now cost $80k plus the additional EDL toll....so it seems worth it.

But PAP sure will think of ways to prevent people using MY cars in Singapore.

congo9
24-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Just saw the Chinese papers. They are changing this to just target Singaporean cars!!!

This is bad.

Ridiculous, Singaporean are their pay master in Johor !! How dare they treat Singaporean like dirt ?????

crystal_tiong
24-03-2012, 02:56 PM
Maybe we Singaporeans should boycott Malaysia when they start to Implement till they give in....

Grago
24-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Just saw the Chinese papers. They are changing this to just target Singaporean cars!!!

This is bad.

Bro which paper and kindly put the link. This is in the Star paper
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/3/19/southneast/10925268&sec=southneast

Let's try to put factual accounts for other forummers to read and get Infor.

crystal_tiong
24-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Bro which paper and kindly put the link. This is in the Star paper
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/3/19/southneast/10925268&sec=southneast

Let's try to put factual accounts for other forummers to read and get Infor.


Today straits time also hv...

Javier
24-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Maybe we Singaporeans should boycott Malaysia when they start to Implement till they give in....

I doubt it could work, as this affects those who are staying in Johor and who travels daily to Singapore much more than those who enter once a week to top up petrol.

NoOnEsAwMe
24-03-2012, 04:20 PM
it is against singapore law for singaporean to drive a msian-reg vehicle in singapore.



Expected, as all along they have been saying locals no need to pay to use EDL and only if they need to cross causeway. The question is whether SG cars have a choice not to pay if we dun use EDL. We must protest like the malaysians leh.....

Does it make sense to buy MY car and pay $20 per day?
(52 weeks x 5 days -20 days free)x $20 = ~$4800/yr or $48000 for 10yrs.
COE now cost $80k plus the additional EDL toll....so it seems worth it.

But PAP sure will think of ways to prevent people using MY cars in Singapore.

winners
31-03-2012, 11:56 AM
The Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) will be opened on 01 April 2012 from 00:01 hours. Just saw that on their electronic signboard. Probably they'll give free usage for the 1st month as with all their highways.

toyohon
02-04-2012, 02:24 AM
Confirmed opened and it will be free at the moment, at least this month of April.

toyohon
04-04-2012, 03:38 AM
By CHOONG EN HAN
[email protected] | Apr 4, 2012
MRCB hopes to sell back expressway to Govt

Fielding questions: Razeek (left) and Azlan at the briefing.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) is open to selling its Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) expressway back to the Government following the latter’s decision to review the company’s toll concession mooted in 2008.

“I’m sure the Government have many options to consider, and one of them is to impose a levy on Singaporean vehicles, and the other option, hopefully from our point of view is to buy the EDL off us at market value,” said MRCB chairman Tan Sri Azlan Zainol in a briefing after the company AGM.

He said the cost of the EDL was estimated at around RM1.4bil, and hoped a decision to be made in May.

“We leave the decision to the Government, and we are in constant touch with the authorities to consult and advice,” he said.

The 8.1km EDL links the North-South Expressway to the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex, and into Singapore directly at an effective toll rate of RM6.20 per travel.

Based on MRCB’s internal projections of about 60,000 vehicles utilisation rate daily for the EDL, it would generate about RM135.7mil in cash annually for the company with increases in toll charges every few years under the old concession agreement.


“We hope that this will be resolved soon as it will impact the company and collections. We had budgeted to start tolling in May,” he said, adding that the EDL had experienced good traffic response since it opened on Sunday.

Recently, the EDL had drawn controversy when it was reported that MRCB would require motorists travelling to Singapore via the Johor Causeway to pay about five times more than the current toll rate of RM2.90.

On Monday, the Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Ismail Salleh said vehicles would not be charged toll for now as the Government was still finalising the details.

On company’s prospects this year, Azlan said that it would be a challenging year while trying to maintain its profit at its current level.

“For 2013 onwards, we think our profit would be much better as a lot of the projects that we are currently doing would be completed in 2013. We are also steering the company’s direction towards property development,” he said.

He said the property development business offered better profits compared with construction and engineering. Currently property development contributes about 75% to the company’s profit and 40% to the group’s total revenue.

“We have about RM2.7bil in borrowings based on project financing, and we are prepared to try and chew at what we can.,” he said.

Azlan said MRCB would concentrate in the Klang Valley, as it still deemed the area with growth potential, while also looking at land in Johor and Penang.

Meanwhile chief executive officer Datuk Mohamed Razeek Hussain said the company had three mega projects which would keep it busy for the next three to four years.

“We have at the moment five acres in Brickfields worth RM1.8bil in gross development value (GDV), 27 acres in Setapak worth RM1.7bil in GDV and Penang Sentral, along with a small parcel near Jalan Kia Peng worth RM350mil in GDV,” he said

toyohon
05-04-2012, 04:24 AM
Anyone can recommend an honest Good Year tyre retailer in JB?

wuqi256
05-04-2012, 01:31 PM
What is the requirement owning a Malaysia registered car?

Where can I find cheap and reliable second-hand car which can brings me from JB to Thailand possibly? Is there any chance I could get a good proton @ 8000RM for this venture from JB to Penang and vice versa?

No requirement other than must have valid license (from SG) and bring it to JBJ for inspection(your 2nd hand car dealer will do that)
Remember to ask for OTR price which is the final actual price with insurance, etc all in. (On the road)

Yes and Yes. Look for carwins. Not the cheapest but really reliable cars.
http://www.carlist.my/ is a good place to start.

wuqi256
05-04-2012, 01:38 PM
Anyone can recommend an honest Good Year tyre retailer in JB?

There is a list from a car forum.
http://forum.autoworld.com.my/index.php?showtopic=86484&pid=1809384&st=1580&#entry1809384

This is a better list though as it states where and pricing as well
http://www.seofh.com/p/view/id-2526

wuqi256
05-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Hi guys,

I wanted to ask if I could rent a car in Nusajaya? Perhaps come by bus to through Jurong East, then rent a car for the day?

Or if not anywhere good and cheap in JB City will be good too.

Thanks

Can try this:
http://www.easyterra.com/malaysia/car-rental-johor-bahru.html

Some contacts:

Pernas Sime Darby Rent-A-Car Sdn Bhd
Podium 1C, Menara Ansar, 65, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, 80000 07-2237520

Orix Car Rentals Sdn. Bhd.www.orixcarrentals.com.my/
G1 Jalan Gereja
Johor Bahru
07-2241215

Car Rental Sdn. Bhd
35, Jalan Rosmerah 4/12, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru, 81100 07-3550781


This is for the airport(Senai):
http://www.europcar.com.my/

toyohon
05-04-2012, 04:40 PM
There is a list from a car forum.
http://forum.autoworld.com.my/index.php?showtopic=86484&pid=1809384&st=1580&#entry1809384

This is a better list though as it states where and pricing as well
http://www.seofh.com/p/view/id-2526

I've seen those, not really helpful as the lists are kind of out-dated and shops are mostly located in KL/northern states. Hoping for "real life" recommendation here. Tks anyway. :)

wuqi256
06-04-2012, 11:25 AM
I've seen those, not really helpful as the lists are kind of out-dated and shops are mostly located in KL/northern states. Hoping for "real life" recommendation here. Tks anyway. :)

How about this one then? :)
Asked around for you, a bro used them before.

Call: Hawk Tyre Service Sdn Bhd
L 1-1 Southern City Hypermarket
Jalan Suria 19, 81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia, 607-333-8166

toyohon
06-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Tks Wuqi. Hawk Tyre is quite a big chain of tyre/battery/car servicing workshops in Jb.

wuqi256
06-04-2012, 06:13 PM
Tks Wuqi. Hawk Tyre is quite a big chain of tyre/battery/car servicing workshops in Jb.

Yes they are, seems they supply quite a lot and have many many shops. My friends like them.
Are they ok for you, I will keep asking if not.

toyohon
07-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Yes they are, seems they supply quite a lot and have many many shops. My friends like them.
Are they ok for you, I will keep asking if not.

Its ok, been asking around checking prices but it seems that for imported tyres especially for sizes 17" and above, prices are lower in Sg. But generally prices of tyres have gone up especially so for brands like Michelin and Bridgestone.

congo9
09-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Looks like the hike is real .........

Sianzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz liao !!!!

crystal_tiong
09-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Guys

So if i am taking EDL to Tebrau Jusco , I need to exit from pandan right ?

thanks

RedsYNWA
09-04-2012, 10:18 AM
Guys

So if i am taking EDL to Tebrau Jusco , I need to exit from pandan right ?

thanks

Yes, u should reach Pandan in 10 mins from causeway. Pandan could be a bit jammed though, as its a bottleneck depending on when u travel.

crystal_tiong
09-04-2012, 10:21 AM
Yes, u should reach Pandan in 10 mins from causeway. Pandan could be a bit jammed though, as its a bottleneck depending on when u travel.

thansk for e reply! must try to use edl to go diff places before they start to collect tolls , hehe
After tebrau , Next i wan to go setia and permas jaya .....

DREAMorACTION
09-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Once u r on the edl, if u don't take any exit at all, it will join u to the north south highway. U wont miss BDO, and ST as the signage are prominent. Good luck :)


thansk for e reply! must try to use edl to go diff places before they start to collect tolls , hehe
After tebrau , Next i wan to go setia and permas jaya .....

crystal_tiong
09-04-2012, 12:42 PM
Once u r on the edl, if u don't take any exit at all, it will join u to the north south highway. U wont miss BDO, and ST as the signage are prominent. Good luck :)


Thanks ! : )

Cestbon
09-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Now with LTY comment and clue. I sure the Malaysia will only collect toll Singapore car only as Singapore collect Malaysia car only for enter Singapore.
Malaysia is likely to collect RM20~RM30/Singapore car/entry.

crystal_tiong
10-04-2012, 01:56 AM
Morning Guys

Another qn , if i am coming back from Taman Daya and taking pandan EDL back , any exit to pump petrol first before heading back to checkpt ?
Or its better i pump at Daya first ....

Thanks

crystal_tiong
10-04-2012, 01:57 AM
Now with LTY comment and clue. I sure the Malaysia will only collect toll Singapore car only as Singapore collect Malaysia car only for enter Singapore.
Malaysia is likely to collect RM20~RM30/Singapore car/entry.

i still dun think malaysia will charge us so high , if not JB city will be ghost town soon!

DREAMorACTION
10-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Think u can only exit at the interchange to permas jaya. No more interchange after that.

There is a shell going towards permas jaya, on your left, next to the bamboo restaurant, if u r familiar?

But just pump at taman daya ... Should have lesser car there, and u can have a smooth journey all the way to ciq.


Morning Guys

Another qn , if i am coming back from Taman Daya and taking pandan EDL back , any exit to pump petrol first before heading back to checkpt ?
Or its better i pump at Daya first ....

Thanks

congo9
10-04-2012, 04:17 AM
How to go to Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) expressway after exiting CIQ ? Where should i exit if i want to go Tebrau City AEON or Tesco ?

Cestbon
10-04-2012, 07:53 AM
How to go to Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) expressway after exiting CIQ ? Where should i exit if i want to go Tebrau City AEON or Tesco ?

There is sign board. After clear custom there will be slope up and there is sign board. Turn down to the tunnel to link to EDL.
Go to Tebrau City need to exit Pandan then use the old road to Tebrau City or just follow Kota Tinggi sign.

Arowana88
12-04-2012, 09:01 PM
eh bro.. you really want to buy proton car ?
The QC in Malaysia and their exported version have a lot of difference oh...
of course the display unit is always very nice and good. I read from some forums before, some people in UK complaint about the Wira exported series, and Proton gave their customer a one to one exchange. Whereas in Mudland ??? haha.. wait long long ...

They give you so many free stuffs is because the market demand is lousy ... lol :D
Ask any Malaysians, they will tell you Proton is a NO NO car ... i would say 90% of them... :D

I am not trying to scare you bro... but this is the car i will definitely blacklist no matter what model.... :D


Have been looking out for reviews for proton exora... I think I have no choice but to agree with u bro .. Many ppl hate proton, some of them call them up and asked to call back no more answer from them, how can a reputable local car manufacturer spoil their own name!

I having second tot and think will go ahead with Perodoa Alza, can see many on the roads in sg and MY, think it will save more petrol since its a Toyota engine. Saw the crash test, quite solid. Rm 64k only! Bro LGboy u might want to consider this model also?

Batok Seri
13-04-2012, 01:11 AM
Saw the crash test, quite solid.
http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2010/april/peroduaalzacrash_1.jpg

Nasi Lemak
13-04-2012, 01:42 AM
http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2010/april/peroduaalzacrash_1.jpg

this is called The Durian Drop test . yes. only in mudland :D

Arowana88
13-04-2012, 05:43 AM
http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2010/april/peroduaalzacrash_1.jpg


Sorry was referring to another video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzmoBokAk04&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

Even the most expensive cars also will become like crushed pancake if going at very fast speed.

If really want to avoid that, maybe must drive a TANK! :D. Hahaha

Btw bro what u recommend ???

Arowana88
13-04-2012, 05:44 AM
i thought you have already placed your order ?
exora with lotus technology will drain your wallets for petrol.

Changed my mind of buying exora, yes will drain petrol like water.

wuqi256
13-04-2012, 06:03 AM
Sorry was referring to another video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzmoBokAk04&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

Even the most expensive cars also will become like crushed pancake if going at very fast speed.

If really want to avoid that, maybe must drive a TANK! :D. Hahaha

Btw bro what u recommend ???

If budget is below 70k, then definitely Alza as it sips petrol rather than drink. Also friends never had any serious issues with it. Slightly higher than that would probably the Nissan one though friends said a lot of mechanical problems. Innova = Avoid. Old Nissan MPV = Avoid
Else Toyota Wish (recon ones at 100k) or Hyundai Starex (140k plus). Suzuki in Johore = Avoid.

Starex is the closest i can think of that is cheap and good and build solidly, brakes are really good too.

wuqi256
13-04-2012, 06:05 AM
Changed my mind of buying exora, yes will drain petrol like water.

Will support you whatever choice you make. You can look for Allan from Perodua. Tell him its the same guy that recommended and did not take any commissions. Tell him that the comms (likely 300 RM) will be deducted from your car purchase. He will know who i am as likely few idiots are like me.

Arowana88
13-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Will support you whatever choice you make. You can look for Allan from Perodua. Tell him its the same guy that recommended and did not take any commissions. Tell him that the comms (likely 300 RM) will be deducted from your car purchase. He will know who i am as likely few idiots are like me.

Hahahha bro dun call yr self idiot, u just rich enough ma!!!!!! Rich ppl dun need any comms, bro any number to call him? Starex too big for me, i dun want to spend too much on cars, as long can move and bring my family around ok Liao, dun need too fast, very slow drive ok Liao... Wait till I get familiar with My roads then will buy a Lamborghini - logo for start .....lol:D joking only..hehehehehe

wuqi256
13-04-2012, 07:24 AM
Actually not a matter of rich but whether really sincere in helping.
Alan Tee – +6012 762 7625

Lots of rich people made their money from me yet some who are
not so well off helped me for nothing in return.

Batok Seri
13-04-2012, 08:31 AM
Sorry was referring to another video..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzmoBokAk04&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
Even the most expensive cars also will become like crushed pancake if going at very fast speed.
If really want to avoid that, maybe must drive a TANK! :D. Hahaha

Btw bro what u recommend ???

Full frontal crash like that even golf carts can pass.
Is there a youtube clip of an Alza offset frontal test?
Offset frontal test where only half of the front absorbing all the impact will give a truer picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FcIaTCIVoA

Look at the windshield pillar deformation ('A' pillar)

Stick with the Exora Bold.
It was designed from the ground up to be an MPV.
It is not a stretched small hatchback like the Alza or a van/pickup in disguise like Avanza/Innova.

Paultan.org reckon its the best MPV below 100k.

Nasi Lemak
13-04-2012, 10:03 AM
Even the most expensive cars also will become like crushed pancake if going at very fast speed.

If really want to avoid that, maybe must drive a TANK! :D. Hahaha

Btw bro what u recommend ???

You are right bro Aro ... just get an AUDI ... solid !

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419031_261016813985168_144541028966081_582683_1947 51271_n.jpg?dl=1

ginfreely
13-04-2012, 10:44 AM
Talking about crash, some years ago when I was stopping at traffic light, a Proton saga hit my car from behind and the front was totally crushed and need to be towed away..

crystal_tiong
15-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Yes, u should reach Pandan in 10 mins from causeway. Pandan could be a bit jammed though, as its a bottleneck depending on when u travel.

hello bro redsYNWA

this morning i tried EDL from custom to Taman daya , there isnt any pandan exit leh .... by the time i drove past Setia Tropika , i knew something was wrong .... kenna tolls for 2 ways leh .....
If i recalled those exits , it should be Jln tebrau exit to go pandan .....
anyway , today EDL very foggy , feels like driving in genting .....

RedsYNWA
15-04-2012, 06:41 PM
hello bro redsYNWA

this morning i tried EDL from custom to Taman daya , there isnt any pandan exit leh .... by the time i drove past Setia Tropika , i knew something was wrong .... kenna tolls for 2 ways leh .....
If i recalled those exits , it should be Jln tebrau exit to go pandan .....
anyway , today EDL very foggy , feels like driving in genting .....

Hi hi, I just came back from Taman Molek on Sun nite. After exiting the checkpt and driving for around 5-6 mins at 100km/hr, you should reach the Pandan exit. There are 2 Pandan exits.The first one says 'Pusat Bandaraya', for which traffic is from Pandan back to JB town area. The 2nd one says in Malay, Blah blah "Pandan", for which traffic is from Pandan towards Jusco Tebrau area.

The 2nd sign is really quite small by the left hand side of the road (in green and yellow), and is easy to miss. Its my 2nd time using EDL. I will pay extra attention on the 2 signs to see if there's anything obvious, but the 2nd sign can be quite difficult to spot at night, esp as it is by the left hand side. Hope it helps. ^_^

crystal_tiong
16-04-2012, 01:42 AM
Hi redsynwa

Thanks for the reply .
After this web , http://super325.com/tag/edl-highway/ , I have a better understanding now .

crystal_tiong
18-04-2012, 02:47 PM
Ok , today I tried again n drove slowly as it was raining heavily , ok the exit to tebrau is something pasar Pandan. Very jammed. Think a lot on e way to jusco. Me went too!

RedsYNWA
19-04-2012, 02:26 AM
Ok , today I tried again n drove slowly as it was raining heavily , ok the exit to tebrau is something pasar Pandan. Very jammed. Think a lot on e way to jusco. Me went too!

Yes yes, it's a small and miserable road sign by the left hand side. On weekdays, the tebrau highway is very jammed. I heard unconfirmed rumours that it is designed to be deliberately jammed, so that they can embark on another grand project to widen the Tebrau highway in the future.....Grand projects provide more 'opportunities' mah.......haha

Nasi Lemak
21-04-2012, 01:32 AM
hahaha .... you want to buy proton car now ? do you believe what proton says ? you judge .

DRIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT !

“First Preve crash – salesman went 120kmh in Sentul, tried to avoid a car and tyre hit the pavement!!!! Tie rod broken beb!!” – Hazeri Samsuri, editor at Top Gear Malaysia.

A set of images picturing a Proton Preve suffering accident damage causing the front right wheel to appear crushed in has been making its way all around the internet today, especially on social media spaces such as Facebook and forums.

Proton Edar’s Facebook account has posted a clarification on what actually happened with the car. According to Proton Edar, the accident happened around 4.45pm yesterday where the red Proton Preve in the picture driven by a Proton Edar sales advisor hit a divider and landed in a such a manner that caused the lower arm to break, resulting in the awkward position of the front wheel in the photo.

We think Proton Edar has used its social media channel quite effectively in this case – rather than try to bury the story it has shown transparency and come out to try to explain what actually happened (many people were coming up with their own conclusions on how the wheel ended up in such a position), and signed off with an advice to everyone to drive safe so that such accidents would not happen.

http://www.ohtidak.com/fhoto/preve-kemalangan.jpg

http://www.ohtidak.com/fhoto/532970_3721949449423_1296448157_33555069_112362314 8_n.jpg

RedsYNWA
23-04-2012, 02:17 AM
Dear all, tried the EDL yesterday on my way to Jusco Tebrau. You should exit at Exit 1404B, "Pasar Borong Pandan" if you want to get to Jusco Tebrau.....

Arowana88
28-04-2012, 08:06 AM
Will support you whatever choice you make. You can look for Allan from Perodua. Tell him its the same guy that recommended and did not take any commissions. Tell him that the comms (likely 300 RM) will be deducted from your car purchase. He will know who i am as likely few idiots are like me.

Hi bro, i contact Allan already, will go down meet him soon. he told me yr name is Qi.... then actually i didn't know yr name. Tot yr name is WUQI....hehehehe, i just say yes its that guy who recommend me.

Bro my permit only comes out next month, do u think i will risk taking the chances buying before permit approval?? As its my 1st time buying house in MY, so i dun know whether they would approve the permit or not...

So boss, when is the next meet up??:) You are a nice chap i have to say.. God bless

wuqi256
28-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Hi bro, i contact Allan already, will go down meet him soon. he told me yr name is Qi.... then actually i didn't know yr name. Tot yr name is WUQI....hehehehe, i just say yes its that guy who recommend me.

Bro my permit only comes out next month, do u think i will risk taking the chances buying before permit approval?? As its my 1st time buying house in MY, so i dun know whether they would approve the permit or not...

So boss, when is the next meet up??:) You are a nice chap i have to say.. God bless

Just go with whatever name, i don't get anything but just want to help. Buy after permit, just lock in the price and give the car buys a deposit to get it locked in.

captainjones
29-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Ai yoh ... Bro ... Simple ...
Get a good malaysia plate car . Hire a freelance mat ...
Afterall you are not going to drive in sg everyday rite ?

Is there any company in MY providing this service?

DREAMorACTION
29-04-2012, 03:22 PM
Don't know of any company, but I'm sure that once u put an advertisement on the web (cost nothing in some sites), u will get some phone calls :)


Is there any company in MY providing this service?

wuqi256
29-04-2012, 06:19 PM
Is there any company in MY providing this service?

If you get someone to do this, do have a note from them that they are your driver so you can show to the customs people.
Also if you are using his car, do have a note or a namecard so that you can prove you are hiring him and his car, just in case
there are illegal items in his car.

captainjones
30-04-2012, 05:34 AM
If you get someone to do this, do have a note from them that they are your driver so you can show to the customs people.
Also if you are using his car, do have a note or a namecard so that you can prove you are hiring him and his car, just in case
there are illegal items in his car.

Cheers bro! those r important pointers to note!

crystal_tiong
02-05-2012, 07:52 AM
yesterday tried using EDL to Permas Jaya , very fast reached ! then from permas EDL go to coastal highway to BI , also very smooth...
After sending my friend back to Permas , washed car and topped up petrol and go custom via EDL , so good , direct go to custom lane .....

RedsYNWA
02-05-2012, 08:03 AM
yesterday tried using EDL to Permas Jaya , very fast reached ! then from permas EDL go to coastal highway to BI , also very smooth...
After sending my friend back to Permas , washed car and topped up petrol and go custom via EDL , so good , direct go to custom lane .....

Thanks sis for the update. Can I ask howdid you go from EDL to coastal highway? Is there a Permas EDL link to the coastal highway; or do you go via EDL back to custom area before taking the coastal highway?

edragon
02-05-2012, 08:21 AM
Any map with the EDL shown? Tks. :)

crystal_tiong
02-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Thanks sis for the update. Can I ask howdid you go from EDL to coastal highway? Is there a Permas EDL link to the coastal highway; or do you go via EDL back to custom area before taking the coastal highway?

oh , from permas to edl , i took exit at custom and back to shell and all the way , u will see thistle hotel on right and straight again leads to a road only can turn left , at Tun Amimah hospital on left and quickly make a u turn ....

DREAMorACTION
02-05-2012, 10:24 AM
Agree. That's the quickest way now. It will be even quicker when the flyover/overhead bridge in front of the thistle opens, because u will not need to make the u-turn then ;)


oh , from permas to edl , i took exit at custom and back to shell and all the way , u will see thistle hotel on right and straight again leads to a road only can turn left , at Tun Amimah hospital on left and quickly make a u turn ....

LGLab
05-06-2012, 06:44 AM
We understand the cost of doing spray work and dents in Singapore.

Can we share a good place for the above works in JB?

Full address and some cost sharing which have been incurred would be good.

Thank you..

crystal_tiong
05-06-2012, 06:59 AM
We understand the cost of doing spray work and dents in Singapore.

Can we share a good place for the above works in JB?

Full address and some cost sharing which have been incurred would be good.

Thank you..

there is a thread for this already , please check before you start opening new threads!

LGLab
05-06-2012, 07:50 AM
there is a thread for this already , please check before you start opening new threads!

are u talking about this?

http://singsupplies.com/showthread.php?107471-Reliable-mechanic-Mr-Satu-Malaysia

wuqi256
05-06-2012, 09:32 AM
Started as every other week, someone will open up a new thread just for this.

LGLab
19-06-2012, 08:42 AM
what is the toll now? rm3?

tuas? rm6?

RM7.5 for tuas what..

Movingaway
19-06-2012, 02:44 PM
RM7.5 for tuas what..
EDL leading to CIQ is shorter queue than the queue after shell U turn right?
i think there is a road from EDL leads directly to halfway mark of the long queue.
correct me if i am wrong.

thank you!

westcoastbay
24-06-2012, 03:51 AM
For those who bought new cars in Malaysia, what is your loan rate?

I heard it's around 3%.

How do you guys pay the 1st deposit? All by cash?

2bFree
24-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Loan rate can check with salesman when you inquire on the brand/model you desire.

You can use this website (similar to SGcarmart) to work out your sums:
http://www.autoworld.com.my/v2/tools/pcmi_calc.asp

I bought a >10yrs old car so like SG, cannot take loan and settled in cash.

Mingchye
08-08-2012, 02:09 AM
Besides Overseas Tyre and Soh Brothers, any other recommended tyre shops around BI/Bestari area where you have done tyre balancing/rotation and you're happy with the service/pricing?

Thanks in advance.

g3abc
08-08-2012, 03:44 AM
I am looking to buy, the lowest priced 1.6litre car in Malaysia. Say, not more than 3 years old. Any recommendations ? Thanks

siacw
08-08-2012, 03:58 AM
http://www.oto.my/

can check out this site. something similar to sgcarmart

LGLab
10-08-2012, 09:24 AM
Loan rate can check with salesman when you inquire on the brand/model you desire.

You can use this website (similar to SGcarmart) to work out your sums:
http://www.autoworld.com.my/v2/tools/pcmi_calc.asp

I bought a >10yrs old car so like SG, cannot take loan and settled in cash.

what car have u buy? I am thinking to buy a kancil or kelisa just for doing grocery and running errand.

EDTBA
12-08-2012, 01:44 AM
If anyone knows of a good car respray workshop to recommend, please share. The name of the workshop and address will be most helpful.

Thank you.

siacw
13-08-2012, 07:18 AM
There are 2 shop in Selesa Jaya I find the workmanship not too bad.

I do not have the address or phone number. only know how to go there.

After Petronas selesa jaya station turn left then turn left again.

wuqi256
13-08-2012, 07:43 AM
If anyone knows of a good car respray workshop to recommend, please share. The name of the workshop and address will be most helpful.

Thank you.

Just in Bukit Indah area, already got 3 near the Moon light cafe, in the back rows. Lots of cars which are being resprayed.

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Thanks very much for the replies. I will check them out.

wuqi256
13-08-2012, 08:15 AM
Thanks very much for the replies. I will check them out.

There is one in the middle, one chap named Ah Poh or something. Priced at reasonable rates. Cheaper than the Perling ones that i asked for quotes from. But of course, cheapest is not everything but if you asked pretty specifically, how many coats, type/country of the laquer and coverage area, you should have a rough idea. I learnt everything the hard way so i hope the informatio i found from getting hard knocks will save everyone here some pain.

wuqi256
13-08-2012, 08:17 AM
I am looking to buy, the lowest priced 1.6litre car in Malaysia. Say, not more than 3 years old. Any recommendations ? Thanks

Since your criteria is cheapest. Get a Perodua Alza if you want to carry a bit more, cheap and good but 1.5l. Else a Proton maybe?
What is your budget like?

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 08:31 AM
There is one in the middle, one chap named Ah Poh or something. Priced at reasonable rates. Cheaper than the Perling ones that i asked for quotes from. But of course, cheapest is not everything but if you asked pretty specifically, how many coats, type/country of the laquer and coverage area, you should have a rough idea. I learnt everything the hard way so i hope the informatio i found from getting hard knocks will save everyone here some pain.

Excellent. Thanks again for the reply :-)

crystal_tiong
13-08-2012, 08:33 AM
There is one in the middle, one chap named Ah Poh or something. Priced at reasonable rates. Cheaper than the Perling ones that i asked for quotes from. But of course, cheapest is not everything but if you asked pretty specifically, how many coats, type/country of the laquer and coverage area, you should have a rough idea. I learnt everything the hard way so i hope the informatio i found from getting hard knocks will save everyone here some pain.

ah bao is not bad if u r not fussy , i recomended my friend 's friend to go when she wanted a respray for the whole car , but they are not really satisified with the overall paint works and its abt RM2.2k for a swift car. And ah bao's attitude is like this is only what i can do when they feedbacks abt the some parts not sprayed etc ....
but i am quite okay with his work for his price....

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 08:48 AM
I am just respraying the rear bumper. Got badly scratched when I reversed against a *%@# pillar. I am such a klutz ... LOL.

crystal_tiong
13-08-2012, 08:49 AM
I am just respraying the rear bumper. Got badly scratched when I reversed against a *%@# pillar. I am such a klutz ... LOL.

oh , then should be ok , abt RM170.
what col is yr car ?

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 08:53 AM
oh , then should be ok , abt RM170.
what col is yr car ?

Toyota Silver Metallic. I think the color code is 1D4.

crystal_tiong
13-08-2012, 08:56 AM
Toyota Silver Metallic. I think the color code is 1D4.

he should be able to match it , this yr i have visited him 3 times liao , going again soon to respray front bumper again due to a stupid lorry FW driver !!! time to apply membership from ah bao ...

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 09:08 AM
he should be able to match it , this yr i have visited him 3 times liao , going again soon to respray front bumper again due to a stupid lorry FW driver !!! time to apply membership from ah bao ...

Sorry to hear that. Can you PM the name of Ah Bao's workshop? I just want to be sure it is the correct one. I searched MyCarForum.sg and I see there is a BTS Painting Workshop in that vicinity being discussed. It's probably not the same one.

Thanks alot.

crystal_tiong
13-08-2012, 09:24 AM
ok , Ah Poo's address : No.11 Jalan Indah 16/11, Taman Bukit Indah 81200 JB , HP: 017 747 2940

When u are in between moonlight n one station small lane , turn left and a few shops u will see it ...
ask his price first , if more than RM170 , said its ms white avante recommend one ...
else u can also go further down to check another price or the shop beside him ...

EDTBA
13-08-2012, 09:45 AM
ok , Ah Poo's address : No.11 Jalan Indah 16/11, Taman Bukit Indah 81200 JB , HP: 017 747 2940

When u are in between moonlight n one station small lane , turn left and a few shops u will see it ...
ask his price first , if more than RM170 , said its ms white avante recommend one ...
else u can also go further down to check another price or the shop beside him ...

Thanks Crystal, you're a true gem.

Stevewish
13-08-2012, 04:21 PM
Hi Friends,
almost one month back, i drove my brother's Malaysian registered Toyota Innova to Kluang and caught by Speed cam. The summon with photograph of the car was sent by post. The Speed was just 11km above the 110km/J limit (121km/J) and was fined RM150. As it was more than 30 days, the fine was escalating to RM300. Please advise on where to pay and possible of appealing?
From my understandings, my friend SG cars were summoned 5 times, each exceeding more than 150km/j and yet he didn't even bother to pay, and that was years back. I think I better drive using SG car to prevent summon.

siacw
14-08-2012, 03:45 AM
you can pay or check your traffic summon online.

www.myeg.com.my

jerrycoaching
14-08-2012, 05:06 AM
How much do you guys typically spent on your 10,000km servicing?

We paid 168RM for our most recent servicing @ Tebaru

crystal_tiong
14-08-2012, 06:06 AM
How much do you guys typically spent on your 10,000km servicing?

We paid 168RM for our most recent servicing @ Tebaru

mine was less than that coz i brought my own engine oil , filters ...
i only paid service charge for wheels alignments , rotations , clean throttle , change oil and filters etc , less than RM120

Stevewish
14-08-2012, 06:07 AM
Hi Friends,
almost one month back, i drove my brother's Malaysian registered Toyota Innova to Kluang and caught by Speed cam. The summon with photograph of the car was sent by post. The Speed was just 11km above the 110km/J limit (121km/J) and was fined RM150. As it was more than 30 days, the fine was escalating to RM300. Please advise on where to pay and possible of appealing?
From my understandings, my friend SG cars were summoned 5 times, each exceeding more than 150km/j and yet he didn't even bother to pay, and that was years back. I think I better drive using SG car to prevent summon.

you can pay or check your traffic summon online.

www.myeg.com.my

Just check, it requires Malaysia issued Credit cards only. other cards cannot be used.

Please advise any other means. thank you.

wuqi256
15-09-2012, 05:51 AM
you can pay or check your traffic summon online.

www.myeg.com.my

Just check, it requires Malaysia issued Credit cards only. other cards cannot be used.

Please advise any other means. thank you.

Hi Steve, actually you can. I am not sure if any changes occured recently but had a fine and paid using my SG credit card and it went through. I checked again a couple of weeks later, my fine record was gone.

Stevewish
18-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Hi Wuqi256,

Thank anyway. Manage to pay by credit card through my brother, Malaysia bank issued credit card (home loan from the bank).

ttt12
22-09-2012, 07:18 PM
Hi,

This is my virgin post here :)

I frequent JB & would like to service SG plate Nissan latio. Is this a good place to go in terms of price & reliability?

Pls advise & have a great weekend.


How about this one then? :)
Asked around for you, a bro used them before.

Call: Hawk Tyre Service Sdn Bhd
L 1-1 Southern City Hypermarket
Jalan Suria 19, 81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia, 607-333-8166

Mingchye
23-09-2012, 01:20 AM
http://sgkiaclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Carensgeneral&action=print&thread=20827

Kia owners talking abt Kim Tyres at tmn sri tebrau and hawk tayar next to the shell station along jln badik.
I am guessing that this area is prolly more convenient for regular Sporeans and SPRs who just come to SG for daytrip.
I havent tried these yet but will bring my car for servicing in JB next year when my warranty expires.

matix
23-09-2012, 07:05 AM
Search this thread and found no info on car wash. I have been rejected twice the last two times I went to my regular spot at Giant car park in Bukit Indah. Seems they are more interested in polishing service now. Anyone has good car washing service to recommend?

Mingchye
23-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Search this thread and found no info on car wash. I have been rejected twice the last two times I went to my regular spot at Giant car park in Bukit Indah. Seems they are more interested in polishing service now. Anyone has good car washing service to recommend?

Tattoo carwash along Jln indah 16/8 and 16/10. Near the coffeeshops opp Tesco, next to the Setia Show Village.

https://foursquare.com/v/tattoo-snow-car-wash/4ce0d51b825e721e679b7845

Carwash and vacuum RM8 only for my Honda Jazz. Can wait in the aircon area with free wifi and a free packet of water. This is real service!

rogersk8ter
25-09-2012, 02:29 PM
bro, there are many around. sentosa area not bad.

snowbird
13-10-2012, 04:20 AM
My 8 year old car is still in pretty good condition, so instead of scraping it, I was thinking whether I can deregister the car and export it to Malaysia for use, afterall the scrap value is only a few hundred dollars!
Anyone ever done this before?? Are the procedure complicated?

kopikong99
13-10-2012, 04:57 AM
My 8 year old car is still in pretty good condition, so instead of scraping it, I was thinking whether I can deregister the car and export it to Malaysia for use, afterall the scrap value is only a few hundred dollars!
Anyone ever done this before?? Are the procedure complicated?

I have exported my car but under MM2H program.

I have to apply for an approved permit to import in and I am not sure that you need this or not to import in a car not under the MM2H program.

I drove through Sg custom at Tuas Link for their endorsement of export documentation require for LTA purposes.

I engage a local agent to do all my import procedures and documentation at Malaysia custom.

I believe that you will be taxed on your car market value by the Malaysian custom.

Then you have to send the car for inspection. As my car has tinted glass, I have to sent the car to a workshop that removes the tinted glass and rent me the clear type just to pass inspection.

After clearing the inspection, then go to the LTA to register the car and get a Malaysian plate.

Once you have all the export and the import into Malaysia documentation, you go to LTA to de-register the car for PARF and COE encashment.

Things you need to find out is how much tax you have to pay for your car at Malaysia side. I actually have a hefty savings in tax on my car cos under MM2H incentive.

Need any help, pm me and I can pass you the details, contacts etc.

Arowana88
23-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Was thinking to sell my MY car to upgrade to a starex royale. Anyone interested to take over my Alza? Only few months young. Fully paid. PM me. Like new.! Some improvements done, rare beauty! Smash resistant tinted all round, front heat resistant tinted. All ratio approved type. Sports skirtings all round. Changed bigger sports rims with nice and branded tyres. Sporty looks front grille top and bottom.
Mileage only 2k plus!

Narmi
25-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Was thinking to sell my MY car to upgrade to a starex royale. Anyone interested to take over my Alza? Only few months young. Fully paid. PM me. Like new.! Some improvements done, rare beauty! Smash resistant tinted all round, front heat resistant tinted. All ratio approved type. Sports skirtings all round. Changed bigger sports rims with nice and branded tyres. Sporty looks front grille top and bottom.
Mileage only 2k plus!

Wah Starex Royal...best thing is the premium model only equivalent of a piece of paper (coe) in sg! Share with us bro ur experience when u get one :)

wuqi256
25-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Wah Starex Royal...best thing is the premium model only equivalent of a piece of paper (coe) in sg! Share with us bro ur experience when u get one :)

My 1 cent worth.

2.5 turbo diesel, good speed and torgue. A bit top heavy so be careful around corners as you will hear the tyres squeal if you do quick cornering.

Powerful enough(able to go up Genting without downshifting with 8-9 pax plus cargo in the car), a little noisy(diesel), fuel consumption ok. Waste to use it if one drives just 1-2 pax mostly. Huge cargo space. Height clearance issues (some carparks), very good turning radius for a car this size. Do not drive it fast around corners even though it can do a quick sprint. Difficult in parking if one does head first (and always some guy will double park behind or near you) Reverse camera is mounted internally (need to change). Earlier old models do not have rear screen wiper.

Able to hold its own for doing surprisingly quick u turns. Good warranty but intervals a bit short plus you need to use their stuff(no bringing/using of own stuff). Side skirt is a bit too long and sometimes, will bang into curbs when opening the doors. Recommend to just get the basic version. Not a lot of after market accessories available for it unless one buys direct from Korea.

800 plus RM yearly road tax i believe and it is much more expensive in terms of insurance. Some firms will allow trade in of car to upgrade.

Arowana88
25-10-2012, 08:16 PM
My 1 cent worth.

2.5 turbo diesel, good speed and torgue. A bit top heavy so be careful around corners as you will hear the tyres squeal if you do quick cornering.

Powerful enough(able to go up Genting without downshifting with 8-9 pax plus cargo in the car), a little noisy(diesel), fuel consumption ok. Waste to use it if one drives just 1-2 pax mostly. Huge cargo space. Height clearance issues (some carparks), very good turning radius for a car this size. Do not drive it fast around corners even though it can do a quick sprint. Difficult in parking if one does head first (and always some guy will double park behind or near you) Reverse camera is mounted internally (need to change). Earlier old models do not have rear screen wiper.

Able to hold its own for doing surprisingly quick u turns. Good warranty but intervals a bit short plus you need to use their stuff(no bringing/using of own stuff). Side skirt is a bit too long and sometimes, will bang into curbs when opening the doors. Recommend to just get the basic version. Not a lot of after market accessories available for it unless one buys direct from Korea.

800 plus RM yearly road tax i believe and it is much more expensive in terms of insurance. Some firms will allow trade in of car to upgrade.

So boss you own one also? Can't afford alphard or vellfire so this one should be cheap and good I guess?!
Saw the new version in Thailand, Starex Royale VIP . 8 sweater with LCD or LED tv installed. Very nice!
I like to corner with less braking so with that big van I can't do that already?! I got visitors coming so need a bigger car, didn't anticipate that! Wife dun drive so can't convoy. I am the only experienced driver..
Dun know should change or not? Top speed how fast boss? Standard or premium?

Arowana88
25-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Wah Starex Royal...best thing is the premium model only equivalent of a piece of paper (coe) in sg! Share with us bro ur experience when u get one :)

Yes bro u r very rite. The price of that paper can pay full and still got change. Looks like a van, insurance heard is 4k plus, dun know true or not. Haven't check it out. Got to get rid of my car 1st, later stuck with 2 cars then in the end will neglect 1 eventually and it will spoil easily if never use. Car is like wife .. Can only have 1 ! :)
Btw my wife dun drive.

wuqi256
25-10-2012, 08:35 PM
So boss you own one also? Can't afford alphard or vellfire so this one should be cheap and good I guess?!
Saw the new version in Thailand, Starex Royale VIP . 8 sweater with LCD or LED tv installed. Very nice!
I like to corner with less braking so with that big van I can't do that already?! I got visitors coming so need a bigger car, didn't anticipate that! Wife dun drive so can't convoy. I am the only experienced driver..
Dun know should change or not? Top speed how fast boss? Standard or premium?

Not boss, just a kitchen helper that Boss Sam (bless his soul) allows me to help out here.
Definitely reasonable and good. Worth the price as its half what the others cost but provides more value. No sun roof though. Yes you can still convert it to 8 seater here, then its really HUGE. Then cornering is out as its cornering leave much to be desired (sharp corners at anything more than 70kmph is a no no) Then definitely good car for visitors, put in 11 very comfortably(due to classification insurance will be very expensive if you use the 12th seat). Can definitely do fast sprints and good for long term journey (don't swing the seats back facing though as folks may feel nauseous)

Worth it if you have consistently more than a need to have 8 pax onboard. (Alza can actually squeeze a bit despite its size for short distances)
It definitely can exceed 180kmph, just get the standard one as premium only covers one side auto door and has napa leather seats thats all.

wuqi256
25-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Parking is definitely one issue you should look out for though, its not that wide but has a long wheelbase, bad news for folks who are not adept in parking.

Arowana88
26-10-2012, 04:11 AM
Yes, the insurance is a bit ex, more than 4k potentially. You can trade it in at some dealers but best to sell directly to other owners. Actually if you ask some of my friends, car is like wife, best to have at least 4. :)

This is a good place to maintain cars as spray painting, etc has many options.

Yes Thks for yr views boss. U rich ma can afford 4 cars! But I prefer 4 wife's than 4 cars! Cos wife's can keep indoors but not cars! :D I see my wife longer than I see my car! Just kidding.
No takers will keep te Alza as mistress.....Cheers

Narmi
26-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Yes Thks for yr views boss. U rich ma can afford 4 cars! But I prefer 4 wife's than 4 cars! Cos wife's can keep indoors but not cars! :D I see my wife longer than I see my car! Just kidding.
No takers will keep te Alza as mistress.....Cheers

Hahaha keep 4 cars is ezier than 4 keep wives! For car if u neglect or never drive often no complaint..try doing that wif any one of ur 4 wives..

Arowana88
26-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Hahaha keep 4 cars is ezier than 4 keep wives! For car if u neglect or never drive often no complaint..try doing that wif any one of ur 4 wives..

4 wifes is good! Ask them all go work and the man can stay home and relax! Hahahahhaha!

Come back home pass all money to me, I dun mind the complain or nag! Kidding only ok?!

Arowana88
27-10-2012, 05:01 AM
I am still a MCP, i believe a man worth his salt should always take care of his wife.

Recently sprayed a number of cars and took care of all the scratches/dings made by ahem, certain people driving my car(cannot say much wait ear gets twisted if she reads this).

Spent - 1k just on painting for on a large vehicle (bad situation)
Rest of the cars, just another 1k.

Painting/Panel beating, this place is really good as many choices available.

Boss what is MCP? Muilti-storey car park? Hehehehe:D

wuqi256
27-10-2012, 07:49 AM
The other meaning, MCP - male chauvinist pig
—n. informal, derogatory MCP a man who exhibits male chauvinism

Narmi
30-10-2012, 03:24 PM
Today i was at Aeon BI and there is a Toyota roadshow...yummy and tempted...but must focus on hse reno first heheh

Hongqigong
30-10-2012, 04:47 PM
How is the price like? Any promotion?



Today i was at Aeon BI and there is a Toyota roadshow...yummy and tempted...but must focus on hse reno first heheh

AADC6970
02-11-2012, 08:26 AM
does anyone know if I (sporean) can drive a Msia car registered in my Msian wife's name into SG?

is it an offence?

RedsYNWA
02-11-2012, 09:24 AM
does anyone know if I (sporean) can drive a Msia car registered in my Msian wife's name into SG?

is it an offence?

Of cos an offence lah......if not, everyone will be doing it liao..... Singaporeans and PRs are not allowed to drive foreign registered cars into SG. Last time, I read exemptions can be made, but now, I cant find the exemption thingy on the LTA website liao.....

AADC6970
05-11-2012, 04:23 AM
Of cos an offence lah......if not, everyone will be doing it liao..... Singaporeans and PRs are not allowed to drive foreign registered cars into SG. Last time, I read exemptions can be made, but now, I cant find the exemption thingy on the LTA website liao.....

bro, u mean that my wife who is a Msian but PR also cannot drive into Spore in a Msia registered car?? that's not very fair....

siacw
05-11-2012, 05:41 AM
if your wife is PR, then no. she can't drive foreign register car into SG

RedsYNWA
05-11-2012, 06:45 AM
if your wife is PR, then no. she can't drive foreign register car into SG

Bro, do you know if exemptions are still allowed? I cant find it on the LTA website liao....... haiz....

siacw
05-11-2012, 07:26 AM
don't know what exemption. it has been like this since 10 years ago when I first step foot into singapore.

Arowana88
07-11-2012, 04:34 PM
Anyone here ever ask a malaysian to drive the MY car into sg?
How to buy auto pass? If they ask for road tax and insurance got a sinkie name will they fine also?

alnine
07-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Anyone here ever ask a malaysian to drive the MY car into sg?
How to buy auto pass? If they ask for road tax and insurance got a sinkie name will they fine also?

A few years back we asked LTA. Singaporeans and PRs cannot drive any foreign registered car in singapore. We forgot to ask what was the fine. It is obvious, with such high COE, if got exception many will do it.

siacw
08-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Anyone here ever ask a malaysian to drive the MY car into sg?
How to buy auto pass? If they ask for road tax and insurance got a sinkie name will they fine also?

autopass can be purchased at CIQ. after scan passport booth, before check car bonnet area. need to stop and go to the office and buy the autopass. An officer will come to your car to check on the road tax disc, and the validity of autopass will follow road tax expiry date. eg. road tax expire on 1st feb 2013, then the autopass will expire on the same day.

no problem whether the car is registered under sinkie or PR name. LTA officer will just registered the autopass under the malaysian driver name.

Arowana88
08-11-2012, 02:28 AM
A few years back we asked LTA. Singaporeans and PRs cannot drive any foreign registered car in singapore. We forgot to ask what was the fine. It is obvious, with such high COE, if got exception many will do it.

Heard from a driver who is doing full time transportation from MY to SG and vice versa. Last time he used to have SG PR, he forgot that he can't drive his MY car when entering SG. Kana fine s$1600!!!!

Really ridiculous !!! So he gave up his PR and now he can drive his MY car freely!

Stinkipore so strict and no mercy or whatsoever! Makes everyone's life difficult only!!

siacw
08-11-2012, 02:36 AM
So bro u did that already? My friend also told me this, but I asked him whether he try before but he got no answer for me. Me remember the blue sign written SGans or PR cannot own or drive a foreign vehicle. If they put cannot drive fair enough but the sign also state cannot own a foreign car!!!

Got to confirm plus chop before taking the risk......

i am a PR, my wife is not. so when we drive in(wife driving me sit beside) the LTA officer ask to register the autopass under wife name even the car is registered under me. no issue.

jailbird005
10-11-2012, 04:31 AM
Hi Friends,
almost one month back, i drove my brother's Malaysian registered Toyota Innova to Kluang and caught by Speed cam. The summon with photograph of the car was sent by post. The Speed was just 11km above the 110km/J limit (121km/J) and was fined RM150. As it was more than 30 days, the fine was escalating to RM300. Please advise on where to pay and possible of appealing?
From my understandings, my friend SG cars were summoned 5 times, each exceeding more than 150km/j and yet he didn't even bother to pay, and that was years back. I think I better drive using SG car to prevent summon.
if sg cars kenna summon speeding for more than 5 times x rm300 =RM 1500= S$600.... do nt panic... just down to sim ming LTA to change a new plate number at S$300 +30 for number plate n no worries liao!

like that still save abt $270 liao! hahaha

melodysoul
16-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Hi everyone,

Do anyone have a recommended car servicing ws ard setia Tropika?

Thanks a lot.

Stevewish
20-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Hi JB car owners,

Could advise how to renew road tax and insurance? I did ask some shops that provide these all-in-one services and was told just need pass them the cash and they 'll do everything within 3 days. As this is my first time renew, need some opinions. Thanks

siacw
21-11-2012, 12:04 AM
1st you need to renew insurance, then bring your car registration card (and cash) to any post office. can be done within an hour depending on the queue in post office.

Mingchye
21-11-2012, 12:28 AM
1st you need to renew insurance, then bring your car registration card (and cash) to any post office. can be done within an hour depending on the queue in post office.

Sounds similar to the SG car renewal process :)

siacw
21-11-2012, 12:37 AM
i think SG can renew online. then LTA will send the road tax disc to you, right? malaysia still have to go personally to the office.

abugumgum
21-11-2012, 08:53 AM
Yes, need to go Post Office to Q for road tax renewal. As for insurance, can go the branch to renew, may save some % off the premium, also need to work out the Insured Value.

Use a runner or agent to do both also can, need to pay service charge ba.

abugumgum
21-11-2012, 08:55 AM
It seems that many car brands having promotion, such as cash rebate, free servicing, free maintenance etc.

A good time to look at wheels now? :)

siacw
21-11-2012, 02:35 PM
usually year end have promotion, since you are losing 1 year when you sell your car. there are a few ks different when you sell a 2012 car vs 2013 car let say in a few years time.

moochi
28-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Dear Bro n sis,

Just buang my car today and i need to get my bonnet and headlight fixed. Malaysia prices should be cheaper then singapore right. Is it the one beside the moonlight cafe at bukit indah? Wonder how much and how long does it takes for it to be done. Sian.. gonna burn a hole liao.

crystal_tiong
28-11-2012, 08:49 AM
Moochi

OMG , hope u r fine ....must be in shocked as the damage looks bad ....
The one i always used its Ah Poo , but he is more on repair dents and respray ... not sure he can fix headlights or not.
looks like will take 1 whole day
Please call him @ 017 747 2940 No.11 Jalan Indah 16/11, said ms white avante recommed de....best to visit him to ask for quote
i hv to visit him again for minior respray after resprayed my car front bumper last month ... damn ...

moochi
28-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Moochi

OMG , hope u r fine ....must be in shocked as the damage looks bad ....
The one i always used its Ah Poo , but he is more on repair dents and respray ... not sure he can fix headlights or not.
looks like will take 1 whole day
Please call him @ 017 747 2940 No.11 Jalan Indah 16/11, said ms white avante recommed de....best to visit him to ask for quote
i hv to visit him again for minior respray after resprayed my car front bumper last month ... damn ...

Thanks crystal, Thank you for your quick reply. I am ok, i buang the back of a lorry at a traffic light. Will not be claiming insurance so have to fix it myself at lowest cost possible. Just went over to a workshop and was quoted SGD1k+. My other alternative is to buy the headlight at the kia stockist and bring over to Malaysia to get it done, hopefully at half the price quoted in sing. I will call Ah Poo in advance. Thanks again.

potter
28-11-2012, 11:01 AM
Thanks crystal, Thank you for your quick reply. I am ok, i buang the back of a lorry at a traffic light. Will not be claiming insurance so have to fix it myself at lowest cost possible. Just went over to a workshop and was quoted SGD1k+. My other alternative is to buy the headlight at the kia stockist and bring over to Malaysia to get it done, hopefully at half the price quoted in sing. I will call Ah Poo in advance. Thanks again.

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