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Old 08-07-2017, 04:49 PM   #31
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why not wait for the elantra turbo?
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #32
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why not wait for the elantra turbo?
stipulated arrival date??
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:49 PM   #33
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why not wait for the elantra turbo?
But ts already stated the reason to buy Korean over Japanese is affordability. Ask him to get turbo elantra is extra added cost.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:57 PM   #34
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But ts already stated the reason to buy Korean over Japanese is affordability. Ask him to get turbo elantra is extra added cost.
buying car is heart over logic or budget one.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:55 PM   #35
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Haha bro,I m one of them.
I m driving a 08 Caren.
Test drive k3 and elantra on the same day.
I did feel that k3 acceleration is not as good as elantra even in sport mode all the way during the test drive.I told the Kia SE and he said because I driving a 2L car,so definitely feel 1.6 under power? I also feel that elantra sound proof a bit better than k3.But of cos interior wise k3 looks and feels better.

You didn't get what I'd like to convey.
I don't disagree k3 have a weaker acceleration but definitely not due to heavier body.
From sgcarmart,the elantra is 45kg heavier but 0-100kmh is 0.5s faster than k3. The point is to learn how to filter baseless assumption
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #36
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Actually jap and kor cars reliability are just as good now. In fact Korean cars might even surpass jap cars now if you look at the number of korea cars on the road.

I was also pondering k3/elantra before I got my suzuki but the main concern at that point of time was price and absolute depreciation. K3/elantra all were going around 90k then but a swift was 83k. I would rather save the 7k.

At the end of the day, you get more fanciful features in the new models but more electronics mean more chances of failure too.

With the current pricing of k3/elantra/city all going sub 90k, it boils down to preference and no longer about the cost. Btw Honda is a jap brand but most of their cars are made in Thailand now so why should we feeding their profits? Same for Toyota altis, why pay a premium for the branding when you can get better quality and specs with a kimichi without losing out on maintenance cost and reliability!
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:59 PM   #37
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I would pick Hyundai Elantra S. Cheaper than Kia K3 Ex by perhaps $1k or more, have more useful features like push Start Engine, Reverse Camera, etc. Based on paper, it has a faster acceleration than K3 Ex. However, the downside for both models is no digital automatic climate control. Elantra RPM need to go up to at least about 2800 before gear change in Normal mode. I also feel there are some brake travel.

Hyundai Avante is a rather reliable model. However, the same cannot be said for Elantra. I read that 2013 Elantra has many problems and one of the worst year for Elantra.

A car reliability has less to do with place of manufacture. Like it or not, Thai made Toyota Corolla Altis is a reliable model (ie. cost to maintain v low). Contrast with some of the made in Jap or Conti brand a lot of problems

A used car dealer shared with me among Cat A cars, overseas demand for 10 year Toyota Altis & Vios still high. Hyundai Avante not too bad, sometimes better than Elantra. Not so good for M3
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:00 AM   #38
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Note that Honda City is using Drum brakes not Disc brakes. If i want drum brakes, i go for Mitsubishi Attrage
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:26 AM   #39
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I would pick Hyundai Elantra S. Cheaper than Kia K3 Ex by perhaps $1k or more, have more useful features like push Start Engine, Reverse Camera, etc. Based on paper, it has a faster acceleration than K3 Ex. However, the downside for both models is no digital automatic climate control. Elantra RPM need to go up to at least about 2800 before gear change in Normal mode. I also feel there are some brake travel.
From Sgcarmart, Elantra S is more expensive than K3 EX for $2k leh
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:08 PM   #40
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Think now Honda city can be one of the consideration.
Have to factor interest rate. Long run price might be the same or cheaper for Honda

Honda - 2.18% ?
Hyundai - ???
Kia - 2.5%
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:16 PM   #41
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Think now Honda city can be one of the consideration.
Have to factor interest rate. Long run price might be the same or cheaper for Honda

Honda - 2.18% ?
Hyundai - ???
Kia - 2.5%
Last I checked Hyundai offering 1.98% (from Standard Chartered)
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #42
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Last I checked Hyundai offering 1.98% (from Standard Chartered)
Using 5yrs and 50,000 loan to calculate for easy ref

Honda: 2.18% monthly: $924
Hyundai: 1.98% monthly: $916
Kia: 2.5% monthly $938
Disclaimer: not sure if this is the correct interest rate offered

On second thoughts, it seems like interest rate make minimal diff.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:21 PM   #43
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Using 5yrs and 50,000 loan to calculate for easy ref

Honda: 2.18% monthly: $924
Hyundai: 1.98% monthly: $916
Kia: 2.5% monthly $938
Disclaimer: not sure if this is the correct interest rate offered

On second thoughts, it seems like interest rate make minimal diff.
(938-916)*12*5 = 1320

This money can be used for other purposes
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:51 PM   #44
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Thanks all who posted your opinion.

I have purchased the Hyundai Elantra.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-07-2017, 11:12 PM   #45
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Thanks all who posted your opinion.

I have purchased the Hyundai Elantra.

Thanks again.

Cheers
Congrats on your purchase. May I know what trim u bought and price ?
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