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Buying a Car

I’ve been driving my current car for almost 5 years, and it is also the first car I bought. While I love the car, it’s about time to let her (yes, I decided it’s a she) go. Because local cars tend to have a shorter lifespan and after 5 years, many become problematic. Hopefully mine isn’t going to act up so soon as I take pretty good care of her.

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Honda Jazz Hybrid

That said, I’ve been doing a bit of car browsing in 2012 — for rif’s car which was unfortunately stolen and he is now carless until June or July 2013 stupid robber. While looking around, I also thought about what car I would like to get next. Preferably a car that doesn’t guzzle petrol and it has to be red. :) I was thinking either the Honda Jazz Hybrid or Ford Fiesta. But I still have to work out my finances as I have yet to replace my stolen MacBook Pro and iPad 3.

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Ford Fiesta

This was a scenario at a car showroom I visited recently:

Salesman: Hey! You’re Bangsar Babe right?
Me: Errrr…ya.
Salesman: Cool! I always read your blog. Big fan. :D
Me: So do I get more discounts on this car?
Salesman: Cannot la. This is the best price already.
Me: :(

Haiyo Lady Luck, why you no take my side??

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By the way, my mother’s fruit enzyme is for sale, because a few of you emailed to ask for it. The enzyme is homemade with no preservatives. It helps with skin complexion, reduces pigmentation (after a few months of consumption) and promotes overall well-being. I’ve been taking it for 1.5 years and it has helped clear up my skin. Especially my back as when I’m terribly stressed, I get breakouts on the back.

It also helps with digestion. I take it first thing in the morning and despite its sour nature, I don’t get gastric; I’m very gastric prone. The enzyme is aged for 8 months and is rather concentrated. You will need to dilute it with water (and manuka honey for those who like their drinks sweet). My mother sometimes adds the enzyme into my vegetable juice to ‘oomph’ up the nutrients. And I love her for that. ;)

An 8-month aged bottle of fruit enzyme is RM120. Email [email protected] if you’re interested.

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12 Responses

  1. Go with Honda babe ….. Had bad experience with Ford before. No spare parts even though got money. Last time my colleague drove a FORD LYNX and gear box screwed. Ask Ford Malaysia order, say cannot order.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      That was what my dad said! He also likes Honda. But my colleague kept saying Ford is good and he doesn’t have problems wor…

  2. Kash

    Car’s are so expensive there, haiyo..if I can afford I would buy the Focus Diesel there because diesel is more economical than petrol but the Malaysian diesel quality is very very bad! The Fiesta looks good but as I’ve said, too expensive for a small car like that. Hope you make the right choice, all you need is a reliable & economical one to take you from A to B, that’s my policy in Malaysia for cars.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I don’t want such a big car also. Minum petrol. So far, I heard Honda Jazz Hybrid is good. We’ll see la. Don’t know if I got $$ for either.

  3. ulric

    Red is fabs! I especially like the 2013 Suzuki Swift’s Ablaze Red…classy and elegant red…not bright-ass red!…hehe =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Ya…I kinda like the new Suzuki Swift. But expensive. :(

      1. ulric

        I tot the 2013 Suzuki Swift is only RM78K OTR without the dress-up pack…also depends on whether u prefer a hatch or a sedan…hehe =)

        If u r thinking of the Fiesta…then u r better off taking d Honda or Suzuki instead…save money in the long run =)

        1. Bangsar Babe

          I haven’t checked the 2013 Suzuki Swift yet. Maybe I’ll go take a look this weekend. :)

  4. DW

    actually ford’s accesories and spare part nowadays very easy to get as the have manufacturing factory in Thailand.

    for quality wise big no no to honda nowadays. lots of complaint from buyer for those low category cars.

  5. GY

    I bought a Honda Jazz Hybrid, really no regrets, consumption is really good, RM65 gets me 550km.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Wow! That’s really fuel efficient! Thanks for the tip GY. :)

  6. Jonathan

    Choose Honda or Toyota for fuel saving purpose. Others brand is either overprice or you will face spare part problem in future, which mean high cost of maintenace

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