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Published on May 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Retired Person, New Car Buy Advice

You have just retired after years of working hard for the ‘man’ and your EPF savings has been a god-send…….what do you do with this windfall? Well there are many things you can do, but buying luxury sports car should be the last idea popping in your head. But let’s just say it does pop in your head so we share with you some possible new car buys from basic motoring to common sense family vehicle to a very stylish set of wheels.

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Let us share our 2 cents with you. Start with your immediate motoring needs. Will you be driving much? Are you an active outdoor lifestyle person? Will you be driving the length and breadth of Malaysia monthly?

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Let us offer some ideas.

We start with basic fun and sensible motoring. The 1st choice comes from the best-selling car in Malaysia right now, the Perodua Axia which is priced from RM35,127.15 for the 1.0L Standard G, Automatic.

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You like the Axia but you need more space because your grandchildren love visiting and you love having them over for the trip to the cinema, breakfast or even time at the fruit farm in Janda Baik. You need a reliable spacious MPV that will not cost much to run and maintain and yet provide decent space and comfort for 6 with some luggage. The Proton Exora is the choice with price for the 1.6 Automatic CPS from RM58,771,98.

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If you have a bad back, need a little height, like a spacious boot and want a sporty looking vehicle, then the Honda HR-V is to be considered. Prices for this crossover starts from RM101,500.00.

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If you have an active lifestyle, then look at the Subaru XV. For this month it is priced from RM132,724.65.

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Money is no issue as your investments over the years have paid off handsomely. Then drive a Mercedes showroom and test drive the Mercedes GLC SUV. Mercedes will sell you the GLC250 with its 9-speed gearbox and long list of safety and comfort features for just RM328,888.00.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (X 253), 2016 Exterieur: Obsidianschwarz; Interieur: Leder Schwarz, Performance Sitze Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert (l/100 km): 8,3 CO2-Emissionen kombiniert (g/km): 189 exterior: obsidian black; interior: leather black, performace seats Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km): 8.3 CO2 emissions, combined (g/km): 189

You have dreamed of owning a sports car all your working life and you already have a family sedan at home. This will be the time to get yourself a Mazda MX-5 which can be yours at just RM220,000, however the waiting list is long and there fun behind the wheel never stops.

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You already have enough saved up to be super comfortable for the next 35 years and beyond and your dream car has to be stylish, powerful and something that will irritate the friends at the golf club. Take a look at the all new Porsche Boxster. Yes, it my cost RM660,000 which is 3 times the price of the Mazda MX-5 but the prestige and image of driving and arriving in a Porsche is 2 times that of the Mazda MX-5.


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2 Responses to Retired Person, New Car Buy Advice

  1. Edwin Saw says:

    I am looking to buy a new C-segment sedan for use mainly my wife and I but I do all the driving. I have looked at the models like the Honda Civic, Honda HR-V, Honda City, Toyota Altis, Mazda 3. I am interested in one between 1500 cc to 2000 cc with easy and not too costly maintenance car.

    Currently I am partial to the new Civic 2016 or the Mazda 3 (test driven this) mainly for the safety features and the overall look and features.

    I would appreciate your kind opinion as to which of the above cars would be a suitable buy – bearing in mind also their re-sale value although this is secondary since I would rather keep a good car than consider selling this after a year or two.

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