This is an article for everyone who loves to buy something they could not afford yet but still want it because the marketing people of the product has done a great job. This is how the world works today yeah.
I love my readers’ comments on Facebook. Thank you. They tell the real situations happening on the ground and they tell it frankly. I wrote this article recently to highlight the capability of Malaysians to buy new cars in 2019. 600,000 new cars to be exact. Article here: I wonder how, I wonder why. 600,000 Malaysians need new cars. Please do look at some of their comments after reading the article.
Selena Hooi did something I did. I drove my father’s Nissan Sunny until it exceeded 300,000km and by then, the maintenance (including wiring / engine( starts to show occasional issues. Max Leong says it the best. “Wah, I am paying RM800 only leh” BUT they forget it is for 108 times. Haha… It’s the same as the advertisements for new smartphones yeah. It’s just RM199 per month. Well, that’s for the next 24 months.
More comments and they related to most Malaysians too. These are a few thoughts I have listened to over the years. My friend bought a new car. My friend has a better car. My car is getting old. My father’s car look so old-fashioned and more. For all these reasons, perhaps it’s best not to do anything. However, if the car starts to breakdown, then please get a new second-hand car if it’s more affordable currently. We should not lose our precious time to go workshops etc.
By the way, a good car is considered a MUST okay. Good car has got nothing to do with the brand or the prestige. That’s for the very successful people where any brand is just spending their pocket money. For them, it’s not even a want. It may just be a need yeah. Imagine someone telling you that the investment plan is worth investing and they drove you out to a cafe in a luxury car. You will believe them more than if they came with a 10-year old Persona… right? Happy buying!
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