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Our New Car — Toyota Wish

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This probably should have written a couple of months ago we took delivery of our new car. I the process was quite lengthy, I just plain forgot due to the of finally having ‘mobility and

For a couple of years, we survived well in Singapore just around using the world-class transport system (MRT Mass Rapid Transit). The is small enough that every corner is accessible via railway. and if it’s not, a short bus ride or a reasonably-priced will take you the remaining (taxis here are around 1/6 or even less — of the of those in Australia).


Since buying our car, it has become obvious that the mobility and freedom is well the money. I can now walk straight to the with our trolley full of drop it in the boot (‘trunk’ for all my readers) and head straight

Don’t get me wrong — is a huge difference when a car in Singapore to buying a car in many countries. in Australia, a vehicle is an investment; in Singapore it’s of a lifestyle decision. let me explain.

The up-front cost is higher in for starters, then to help control of the number of vehicles on the one has to purchase a COE (certificate of entitlement). The COE is through an LTA (Land Transport bidding process, and depending on the of COEs available and the demand for registrations, the price can fluctuate dramatically). The COE has a validity period of There are two bidding periods month. So whereas a person buy a car in Australia using a car loan or over a 5-year period, can usually resell their car on the market or trade it in for a new car when the is right — the value of the becomes like an ‘equity’. In it is common for a person to purchase the car on a loan and at the end of the 10-years when the COE has actually ‘trash’ the car. leads to very few older on the road — which is a thing .

Putting it in ‘dollars per month’ based on the price of the vehicle and one can enjoy a very reasonable car on a loan with repayments of A$500 per month. The same (or car in Singapore may cost almost per month over a 10-year

The choices one needs to make are quite many and can be complicated for example, do I want to buy from a importer or do I want to buy directly the manufacturer? Do I want to buy the COE outright at the I buy the car, or would I prefer to the deal on a ‘guaranteed bids’ COE (with or without ‘top and is there a rebate if COE drops a certain amount). etc,

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OK — here’s what we and after much research and around it was the best deal us) at the time. We bought through Hua — parallel importer with guaranteed COE in 4-bids no top ups. This meant the price of the total deal was regardless of the COE fluctuation (which was high then) and we would be to get the car within about a maximum of (four bidding exercises two per month). The other reason we for Hua Yang was the ‘extra add-on that we received for the same as other places (with no we also got reverse camera, seats and interior, window ‘pearl white’ (non metallic colour, integrated DVD and screen, extra 9 screen in the sports rims, and a few other

The car is a Toyota Wish — ‘station wagon’ we would it in Australia. Just large for our family here and those :p

We couldn’t be happier with our and the service and support we received Hua Yang!!

For some background the historical COE bidding results can be found here . you will see the cost to purchase COE for a ‘1600cc and car (category B) was just $200 in the round of bidding in January, throughout the 4-bid period we waiting for our car, it fluctuated $18,501 to $19,289. we secured on the 3rd-bid (2nd round in at $16,290. Very interesting to say the least.

In short, public in Singapore is top-notch and very but if you want the extra mobility and and can afford it — why not buy a car. one word of warning — out for other cars not indicating turning, parking or changing 😀

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