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Offline hanz079

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Hello guys...
Selling off my 3 year old Proton Persona and planning to upgrade to SUV type vehicle.
Currently only the Hyundai Tucson catches my fancy...
Anyone had any experience on the new breed of Hyundai cars?
Thanks.
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 09:51:02 AM »
Copycat frm what bro?
From what I see... they appointed an own design team that came up with the Fluidic Sculpture Theme and it looks smashing at the moment.
Engine wise they joint venture with Mitsu and Kia to come up with GEMA world engine... which gives good power in paper.
The only drawback I can think of if resale value... but we are bound to lose money on cars right?
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 10:02:22 AM »
kia sportage?
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 10:13:52 AM »
Have you test drive Santa Fe or Sorento, at least you have 7 seaters when needed, can cope for future family grow, and not sacrifice the 4 wheel riding, just my opinion  :Cheers:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 01:48:35 PM »
the new santa fe is cool... tested its power....  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 02:08:54 PM »
How about hyundai sonata. It is outstanding
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 02:27:27 PM »
Tried the Sonata, nothing to shout about.
For the price paid the options are little.
Engine is smooth but no much TQ.

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 03:34:24 PM »
han.

What are you looking at? and the budget?.

There are a few new launch every other day in Malaysia.
Want to look at some previews, lock onto Paul Tan automotive............

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 04:02:36 PM »
Budget around 150k...
I am a regular visitor of Paultan... aren't we all?  ;D
Just need some feedback on the Hyundai tucson or any other SUV that might meet my budget and needs?
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 04:36:12 PM »
Honda CRV. Had one a long time ago. Never had a problem.

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 11:02:37 PM »
Why not try the Kia Sportage? Seems to be good value for money though I can't vouch for comfort and handling.
Looks like the Sportage has outshines it's bigger cousign Tuscon in every aspect. The best way to decide is to head to the showroom for test drives.

BTW, the pug 3008 is not bad too.

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2011, 04:29:42 PM »
Why don't add an extra RM10K and go for the Kia Sorento? If I were looking for a 7-seater SUV, it's gonna be my best bet. Do a google for its review, and you'll be surprised as to how good it's been rated elsewhere.
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 04:46:20 PM »
There was a Kia Booth at my local shopping mall and I checked out the Sorento... pretty neat!!
Selling here at 163k... thinking thinking....
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 05:44:09 AM »
small size, i prefer Kia's Sportage, bigger size, i prefer Hyundai's SantaFe.
both fits your budget nicely.

or else go for 2nd hand RAV4 2.4 litre but recon.

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 05:44:45 AM »
It looks great, review also not bad. But being Korean made, not so much of quality issue ............... definately better than local one, ............. just the copycat image & their shameless culture of robbing other nation heritage & registered 'em as their own really put me off. :mooning:

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011, 02:32:58 PM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2011, 03:28:46 PM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:

Waulau yer, from SUV to Sedan, 180 degree change,  :thumbsup:

But as long as you like it, who cares....The new Sonata is very well build, with glass roof  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 09:18:24 PM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:

congratz ! any plans to mod ?   :angel:

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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2011, 07:51:52 AM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:

congratz ! any plans to mod ?   :angel:
Unfortunately.... or fortunately, I am not into car mods... I love my ride stock standard... ;D
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2011, 07:53:45 AM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:

congratz ! any plans to mod ?   :angel:
Unfortunately.... or fortunately, I am not into car mods... I love my ride stock standard... ;D

and save the money for some wrist beauties  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2011, 10:46:43 AM »
Done deal... dropped booking fee for a Hyundai Sonata...  ;D
Now the long wait for the car to arrive...
I know I know... initially I was looking for an SUV but it somehow strayed to a mid sized saloon...  :HammerHead:

congratz ! any plans to mod ?   :angel:
Unfortunately.... or fortunately, I am not into car mods... I love my ride stock standard... ;D


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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2011, 08:49:59 PM »
Got my Sonata yesterday.
I bought the 2.0 high spec and comes packed with alot of goodies.
I am very satisfied with the car.
Granted is is not a Merc or Beemer but I think it gave the T and H a run for their money.
The 2 litre engine paired with the 6 speed gearbox provides adequate power...
I drove my boss' 2.4 litre version and I find it a little to eager, for daily use, I find the 2 litre one more enjoyable to drive.
Pricewise is cheap compared to the usual offerings frm T and H but the Sonata comes with keyless entry and start /stop button, panoramic sunroof, 6 speed gearbox and a killer design... for my eyes.
Comes with 5 year or 300000km warranty so I can have the car for 5 years without any worries...
After 5 years? Well, might post another thread here looking for a new ride...  :Cheers:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2011, 07:22:30 AM »
Got my Sonata yesterday.
I bought the 2.0 high spec and comes packed with alot of goodies.
I am very satisfied with the car.
Granted is is not a Merc or Beemer but I think it gave the T and H a run for their money.
The 2 litre engine paired with the 6 speed gearbox provides adequate power...
I drove my boss' 2.4 litre version and I find it a little to eager, for daily use, I find the 2 litre one more enjoyable to drive.
Pricewise is cheap compared to the usual offerings frm T and H but the Sonata comes with keyless entry and start /stop button, panoramic sunroof, 6 speed gearbox and a killer design... for my eyes.
Comes with 5 year or 300000km warranty so I can have the car for 5 years without any worries...
After 5 years? Well, might post another thread here looking for a new ride...  :Cheers:


Congrat Bro, Sonata is picking up in term of design and features. Yes, it will give a run to the T and H. But in KL, still see a lot of T on the road, but less H nowaday.
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2011, 08:40:46 AM »
wow bro hanz, think i should move to kk and work for you bah  :Laughing_on_floor:
double congrats on your new ride and black exp2  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sold my old ride... Looking for a new one and some opinions...
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2011, 09:47:42 AM »
wow bro hanz, think i should move to kk and work for you bah  :Laughing_on_floor:
double congrats on your new ride and black exp2  :thumbsup:
 :Cheers:
No use bro coz I oso work for boss... I am juz a lowly employee oni bah... Lol
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