Friday, July 31, 2009

Ouch... my car

Friday Ponder Wonder takes a break today as I've been very busy the whole week. It was both work and enjoyment as there were dinners almost every night except Wednesday. Yesterday's dinner at La Suisse was good and I'll post about it soon.


Ford Escape


My car is in a bad shape. The gearbox would have to be replaced or else I'll never be able to accelerate. I have a few options though:

1. Change to new gearbox - RM19k

2. Use to 2nd hand gearbox - RM6k (no warranty)

3. Overhaul - RM8k (1 year warranty)

What do you think I should do?!! Maybe just change a 2nd hand gearbox and dispose it... But I damn love that car. It's big, spacious and comfy. I can't get use to the Waja which I'm driving now and the turning radius is shittingly annoying me. But the air con is good!

It's either I take the Waja or get a new car myself and I'm considering Madza 3 (2008 edition). Good buy?

24 comments:

Malaysia Subaru Palm Challenge said...

get a subaru :P

KY said...

I suggest a SUBARU too!

*wink* KIM

Cath J said...

well..well... it's happen..

wow everyone (err... 2 of them..;-p) suggest SUBARU???

Anonymous said...

No, no need to buy a new car.

Let's set up a reservation site for the handsome men to pick you up every morning. You don't have to pay, but they will pay you, instead.

Is this a workable idea?

-eiling- said...

KIM: HAha... too expensive

KY: Too expensive

Cath J: No way...

Anon: Good idea. You think still got men so silly meh? Pick you and pay.. Lol.. No thanks. I'll stick to driving a waja at this moment.

Melanie said...

Get a new car! :D

Wai Lun said...

Try a Honda City lor. You can get good mileage and have good re-sale value. Good value for money also. Can consider lor,

Anonymous said...

Given choice, believe you will buy car like smart, mini, beetle or 320. I am sure your bfs can help out, then again, you don't want their assistance.

-eiling- said...

Melanie: I want to...

Wai Lun: Yeah... my assistant also told me the same thing!

Anon: I like a RX8 actually. Nah, I believe in getting what you yourself can afford not what your bfs can.

SKU said...

take the bus!

Anonymous said...

Latio Sport (white colour) not bad too.

-eiling- said...

SKU: yeah why not you try waiting for a bus near my house and see whether got bus pass by in 2 hours?!!

Anon: yeah, I kinda like that too!

suituapui said...

I'm not into cars... Just happy to have one to get me from one place to another and cheap to maintain! Old man liao, no need to bergaya! Hahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

For Ford, it's likely the transmission for "automatic", not the gear box. What is the mileage on your car?

The overhaul for transmission of about m$2k is reasonable and will give you another 50K. It takes 6 hours of labor, materials of about M$1k.

A new car will cost you m$100K.

Change your transmission oil every 20K.

Anonymous said...

You can check out this website before making your next purchase:

http://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Escape/2005/index.shtml

Please do me a favor and avoid Honda. If transmission is what you dreaded most, stay away from Honda, the most crappy transmission design you could ever find.

-eiling- said...

STP: Haha... you're a simple man.

Anon: Thanks for the info. According to my usual mechanic, he did change my transmission oil.

Anon: Thanks. Am not considering a Honda.

zewt said...

overhaul..!! :)

get the civic 2.0 :)

-eiling- said...

Zewt: Yes.. I think that's what I'm gonna do and then sell that car. No $$$ for Civic...

Myhorng said...

i couldn't afford either 1 of the 3 options. hehe.

waja turning radius is big shit no doubt.

Kong Wai Keong said...

I handle the PR for Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (Ford, Alfa Romeo and Land Rover). Do drop me a your contact details at kong@prkraft.com. Will see what I can do -- maybe get you a special rate. BTW, we just launched the new Escape not too long ago!

-eiling- said...

Horng: yeah me too!

Kong: Oh? Thanks.. Nice talking to you.

zewt said...

hybrid... something for the environment...

Anonymous said...

recond rx8!!

-eiling- said...

Zewt: But I got no money! Saving the environment is not cheap you know.

Anon: I love that too!

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