Saturday, October 30, 2010

This Blog Sucks!

 Hi everyone. Or should i say no one. Hi! Is there anyone there? Maybe i can say hi to myself and let the echo greet me back... Hi There!...hi there...hi there.....hi there..........HMMM. Think i've lost my mind.

Since you guys only seem to like asking me questions about cars in person, all i can say is this is one sad blog.

And since there is no one here, i've decided to blog about stuff i like, like the acquisition of another car. Not just any car, but my 1st car that was sold 6 years ago. The EXACT same one.

If you'd like to check out that out, which i'm sure you don't since it's gonna be a weekly diary of my old car
and it's slow painstaking rebuild, follow it at

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alternatives to the Altis & Civic: Part 3/5

The all new Naza Forte. Yes, it's actually a Kia. Right now, you're probably thinking, bad resale value, expensive maintenance, 19th century technology and horrible build quality and who can blame you. So this is probably just another Kia right? Wrong. 

The all new Naza Forte utilizes the all new fuel efficient Gamma 1.6 & Theta 2.0 engines. The Theta is actually the same engine as the one found in the Mitsubishi Lancer. Albeit with some differences to the engine's head. It also comes in three levels of trim, 2 for the 1.6 and 1 for the 2.0.

Alternatives to the Altis & Civic: Part 2/5

Continuing from where we left off on the last post, we now move on to the other perennial C-segment favourite. The Honda Civic . Already in it's eight generation, the Civic FD2 is without a doubt one of Honda's most sucessful models worldwide and also the arch rival of the Corolla Altis. It's kind of like the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid isn't it. Ok i got sidetracked. Sorry.

Back to the topic, like the Corolla Altis, the Civic has also been facelifted not too long ago. Being blessed with good looks from day 1 the Civic FD2 accounts for more or less 40% of local C-segment sales, this therefore is possibly the reason why there are even fewer changes for this model compared to the Corolla Altis. The most notable revisions are to the rear light clusters and front bumper and fog lights and different seat fabric pattern for the 1.8 variant which previously looked like it was taken off someones office carpet.

Alternatives to the Altis & Civic: Part 1/5

I was talking to a friend the other day who wanted to upgrade from his 4 year old Vios. When i asked him what he had in mind he replied "civic and altis". I then asked him why he did not consider the Forte, Focus Ghia and Sylphy and his replies were " korean, expensive maintenance, low resale value, ford also same, slyphy UGLY!" After a couple of weeks testing all 5 cars, he finally made his mind up on getting a used Focus.

Now if you are in a similar situation as to what car to buy, here is a super simple comparison below!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

An Introduction

Before we start, let me give you little background of myself, i'm just an average joe like you.
Been involved with cars since i was 9 years old, and i've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to own and sample a variety of models over the years and my friends regard me as the walking car wikipedia of sorts.