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Where is COE headed in 2018?

Several car salesman told me: “Next year price will go up! Buy NOW!” Well done. All the fear mongering will actually lead to a COE plunge. There was a run up prior to the end of this year because of… Continue Reading →

Life with BMW diesel in Singapore, two years on.

I’m sure some readers have been curious, so here’s a 2-year review after my first post from two years ago. In summary, the BMW F10 520d is one of the best car I’ve driven on a daily basis. It is surely… Continue Reading →

MAS eases curbs; where is COE headed

If you’ve been following the news, you should have heard about MAS easing the loan curbs. So where is COE headed? Most people say it will go up, but I think it will only inch up marginally. Reducing downpayment by 10%… Continue Reading →

Thicker oil is killing your engine

I wrote this entry hoping it would prevent people from using incorrect engine oil viscosities, especially newer cars that require as low as 20 weight oils (e.g. Mazda Skyactiv.) I often hear mechanics saying that we need to use thicker… Continue Reading →

Truth about automotive leather maintenance

Leather treatment/conditioning is a big automotive detailing fad. In cars built in possibly 1990s, and definitely 2000s and beyond, all automotive leather have a clear coat (read: plastic) applied to a treated, dyed and artificially textured leather. The clear coat makes… Continue Reading →

2016 COE trend and illogical used car prices

Why are used car prices so ridiculously high when COE prices are down? It does not make sense, or does it? New cars are actually cheaper (in depreciation) now A brand new VW Golf (Mk7) 1.2 TSI was going for $98.8K… Continue Reading →

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