I am not my car (Part 2)

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.


5 Responses to “I am not my car (Part 2)”

  1. 1 JayWalk March 31, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    In my opinion, you do not need anything above a 2.0L car unless of course you travel up and down the NS highway regularly. Otherwise, 2.0L is more than ample for local traffic.

    That should save you some dollars in the price tag, petrol and road tax department.

  2. 2 monster.ru April 1, 2008 at 12:11 am

    i agree… if my parents know how much i’ve given over the many years for offerings and tithes.. i’ll be VERY DEAD. 😀

  3. 3 meepoktah April 1, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Jay – Pointed noted. I don’t drive up NS highway. Am always stuck along CTE, ECP though. These cars I’m considering must also be able to handle the weight of 5 adults…..else cannot go up Sheares Bridge.

    Monster – It will be hard to explain to old folks because their concept of money is different. Kena killed, never mind…… your treasures have been stored in Heaven.

  4. 4 Deek May 6, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Bro, go get a 2nd hand one…..

    Nowadays quite a few 6 months old cars that almost brand new…..

    Just bought a 2nd hand v50 ….. 6 months old with 6K on the clock ….. paid 95K where a brand new one costs 124K

  5. 5 spinnee May 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    join me la.. i’m a mazda 6 owner too..whaahhaha

    it’s the cheapest of the 2000cc car, yet it’s ranked 2nd safest car in the world.

    good for money lo…. somemore trade in back ur mazda 3 back to mazda also got higher discount lo… kekeke

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