I posted “I am not my car” almost 3 years ago.
I still think buying car in Singapore is a bloody waste of money.
A depreciating asset that lines gahmen coffers only to be lost in ridiculous / mindless investments like Shincorp, UBS, Citigroup etc…….
I also continue to believe that, unlike many Singaporeans, my self worth is not pegged to the make of my car.
But recently, I’ve been visiting car showrooms.
Yep, looking for a new car.
Just in case you’re wondering if I’ve lost my way in this materialistic world……
Reasons for buying new car:
1. Mazda 3 is too small to fit Meekia’s booster seat, pram and bags of barang (maciam going for war like that) + 4 adults.
2. Traffic jams in Singapore have become so bad that I get butt ache sitting in my car. Age is catching up……. I need something more cushy to support my butt and my back.
I’ve narrowed my choices down to 3 cars.
The finalists are…..
Honda Accord 2008 (2.4 litres)
Toyota Camry 2007(2.4 litres)
Mazda 6 2008 (2.5 litres)
They were chosen for the space they afford and the dependability of their engines + lower cost of maintenance.
Also for their price range at about $100k.
Again, my mum asked me to buy a BMW when I told her I was looking for a new car.
Again, I said “no”.
Again, she’s asked me where my money went.
Again, I chose not to answer.
Wonder what she’d have said if she knew the money I’ve tithed @ church and given to charities in the past 6 years could have bought a brand new …..
I’d encourage you, my friends, to give generously to good causes.
The impact you make with your money is permanent and may last generations.
Money spent on a car, well, has a lifespan of a blood sucking COE.