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12 minutes ago, Percy P said:

Forget about buying a petrol driven car. Help the environment  and have an electric(battery  driven car.

 

I put my toaster on and the grid goes browner than the bread...

Thailand isn't ready to supply power for charging a few million cars too 🙂

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3 minutes ago, DavisH said:

There's no point to that when this government does nothing about pickups and old vehicles billowing out <deleted> into the atmosphere. Better to go and moan to the Chinese who are worst polluters on earth. Besides I lovey diesel CRV that pollutes less than the petrol version. Also, there is not much infrastructure to support electric vehicles at this time. What do you drive?

I’m quite interested in a CRV and liked the idea of diesel vs the old technology petrol engines they offer. But I’m put off by the low 1.6 capacity and BHP output. I’d imagine it would underperform. I test drove  a crv hybrid while in uk which was very good in that respect but don’t think that’s available here ?

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On 10/12/2019 at 9:19 PM, mcl2504 said:

Nissan March

I have used Grab hundreds of times and I get to ride in many different cars.  The Nissan March is far and away the worst piece of junk I have been in.  There appears to be no suspension, something in the back grinds loudly as does the transmission.  This has been my experience with at least 5 different March cars.

Might not be the least expensive but you can't go wrong with a Honda Jazz (in the US known as the Fit)

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On 10/12/2019 at 9:19 PM, mcl2504 said:

I want to buy a new small car, probably a hatchback. I'm looking at the Toyota Yaris, Suzuki Swift, Nissan March, Honda Jazz, or Mazda 2. Anyone have any experience with any of these, good or bad? Any thoughts about quality, need for maintenance, etc.? Value for money? Are there any duds in that group? Anything outstanding? I'm interested in any feedback you can give!

I just went to Vietnam. A lot of the taxis are Kia Picanto. If there is a Kia dealership near you don't dismiss them.

 

No worse than a Nissan March

 

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39 minutes ago, Percy P said:

 Help the environment  and have an electric(battery  driven car.

You do realize that battery powered cars are much worse for the environment - both during manufacture, throughout their life, and after they are scrapped than gasoline and/or diesel cars don't you ?

 

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I have new mazda 2 1.5 turbo diesel can not fault it also brought dti tunning from the uk now has 140hp and 320 n/m torque great fun to drive

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I would go for Toyota, because most of the vehicles are Toyota. Unless you have a better offer. I don’t think it turns out bad since you buy a new vehicle. Good luck 

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1 hour ago, VocalNeal said:

I just went to Vietnam. A lot of the taxis are Kia Picanto. If there is a Kia dealership near you don't dismiss them.

 

No worse than a Nissan March

 

2019-Kia-Picanto-GT-1001x565p.jpg

 

 

Looks like they may not offer it here any more. Shame?

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9 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

 

 

Looks like they may not offer it here any more. Shame?

When they had it here it didn't sell well. I looked at it but it had no airbags, and if I recall, no abs. I'm sure the new ones do, but there aren't many Kia service centers here. 

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20 hours ago, Lacessit said:

For me, Mazda 2 is the pick of the bunch because it has a six-speed automatic gearbox that can be switched to manual mode. Most of the rest have CVT's, which I find disturbing because I don't feel in control of the car, plus CVT's require stringent adherence to maintenance schedules.

 

My first Fiat Uno Selecta (CVT) did 135,000 miles before I got rid of it.

 

The only CVT "maintenance" done was fluid/filter change (by me) at recommended intervals.

 

I packed up changing the filter after 80,000 and just rinsed it out with paraffin.

 

The only reason I got rid of it was that I backed into it with the 3.5 ton tipper and couldn't be a**** to replace its ruined nearside front wing (not when I could get another Selecta, in sparkling condition, with 25k on it, for £250!).

 

L.J.K. Setrights comment after driving a CVT for first time:

 

"Why would anyone want to drive a vehicle with any another transmission?"

 

 

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I like the Hondas and Toyotas. Great quality and super styles. Still each to his own. Get out and test drive a Few.

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I don't know the answer to this myself but when I buy my next car, I will be looking for one with a better ride height. If your area is prone to flooding the last thing you want is water flowing into your new car because its too low, especially if it's your only car. It would also be easier to get into and out of. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 8:42 AM, MatteoBassini said:

They're all the same in terms of quality, reliability, etc.

 

It just all comes down to what you prefer looking at.

 

Some may say Mazda 2 handles the best, but it's a pointless trait in a car used as an appliance.

Correct. Any new car from a large company is going to be designed by computer, which is why they all look the same.

Might be some difference in seating layout, and carrying capacity, but if you know what you want it for that can be simply ascertained by looking in one.

Fuel economy and power etc are published in the specs.

 

Just go for one that you like sitting in from a company that gives the best deal, servicing etc.

 

PS I hate all new cars as they are identical soul less plastic <deleted> that can't be fixed by us anymore. The only difference is the badge and some of the plastic on the body.

I have a 28 year old Honda Civic that I love. Still goes like a charm.

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2 hours ago, Percy P said:

Forget about buying a petrol driven car. Help the environment  and have an electric(battery  driven car.

That's a luxury most can't afford.

Buy a new $50,000 Nissan Leaf in Australia. If the batteries peg out, the buyer is facing a replacement bill of $33,000. Don't think it would be much cheaper in Thailand.

Depreciation on electric vehicles is horrendous, that's why no-one is buying them.

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12 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

That's a luxury most can't afford.

Buy a new $50,000 Nissan Leaf in Australia. If the batteries peg out, the buyer is facing a replacement bill of $33,000. Don't think it would be much cheaper in Thailand.

Depreciation on electric vehicles is horrendous, that's why no-one is buying them.

You don’t buy, you lease them. Had a Leaf for three years, fun car.

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