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PostSubject: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:34 am








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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:37 am

The front reminds me of Opel
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:39 am

Interior look very swee and curvy. Especially the middle console area.
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:40 am

Yes. I once met a korean engineer who supplies parts to hyundai and apprently the nissan teana is the same body as the sm5 in korea. Think engine also same.

Car chio, women also chio. Golf also good. Think i am moving to korea when i retire
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:41 am

overall, the design looks better than it's previous model...keke
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:44 am

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Yes. I once met a korean engineer who supplies parts to hyundai and apprently the nissan teana is the same body as the sm5 in korea. Think engine also same.

Car chio, women also chio. Golf also good. Think i am moving to korea when i retire

bro..korea is one of the highest in living expenses, even ranking above Tokyo...u sure u wanna retire there....haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:02 am

Sorry man

Korean Cars are just something I would run away from.

They are better at disguising their shortfalls in handling and under-the-bonnet issues nowadays tho with all the pretty bells and whistles.

Drove a leased Accent during my training days in Perth back in 2001. Ultra Crap.

Drove a rented Hyundai Santa Fe in Aust 2006. Yucks.

Drove a Kia Carnival for an Aust road trip in 2007. Ultra Yucks and a fricking heavy drinker.

Sat in my colleague's Picanto. Wah lau eh, death in a box.

There are some things I bet on and Korean cars are not one of them.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:04 am

haha.....

bro, i think you get use to helicopter liao...anything on the road is nothing compare in the sky..haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 am

Bro, maybe it is time to change, both Kia and Hyundai are employing Europeans designers fro their cars now..and these designers are not kuchin kura designers...they are from top European brands...hehehehe
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 am

No man.

Korean and China cars are things I wudn't trust my life upon.

I will rather drive Jap cars even if they are built mostly in Thailand.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:07 am

Dudes

They are very prevalent here in US. Heck, the i45 is everywhere on the road.

I sat in 1 for a very short trip within the base with newly met coursemates. Not impressed.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:10 am

Korean build quality is improving, their engines as well, but their handling is still miles behind Japanese makes.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:12 am

Its like Proton la.

It bought Lotus rite?

Will u buy 1?

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:14 am

haha...ok..just to share my personal experience...im driving a Hyundai Tuscon for 6 years, bought it brand new...

i was quite skeptical about korean car before i drove this tucson..but my view totally change.

Thru the 6 years, not a single major fault had happen, the timing belt last me up to 100,000km , in which normal belt would only last until 80,000 km, had my brake pad change and so surprise to see the thickness of the brake pad...it was much much thicker than ordinary jap and european car brake pad..my mechanic actually show me the original hyundai brake pad compare to other car brand's brake pad

well, i can say, so far, i'm a happy driver of this tucson, even till now, i cannot find a real valid reason for me to change car..the car is just built to last...hopfully not forever, because sometime, my backside will itch once a while...haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:14 am

Thought the Kia Forte's ride was decent and comparable to Altis. Maybe my expectation lower. Not a car expert though.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:20 am

U see Mr Sim

There are fuss-free drivers out there who just wants to drive without any hassles.

There are more picky drivers like Eiji who considers handling, power, built and price.

There are also some where money is not a problem and the best cars on the road are all affordable to them as long as they are 1 of the 1st few to get them.

Very similar to golf equipment. Some dun mind playing stock off-the-rack clubs. Some wants better fitted clubs and some just wants everything new and expensive.

I just wanna add that I very rarely (not never) see a lousy driver driving a performance car. However, there are tons of crap toyota altis, nissan sunny, hyundai and kia drivers on Sg roads.

Do note that good drivers do not equate to safe or careful so we can't have the best of everything.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:25 am

about 5 years ago, i said this to my friend,

me: "dont waste money buy STI la, no matter what car you drive in Singapore, ferrari, evo, etc etc, you will never be faster than a Toyota Altis."

friend: "how come leh? Altis can mod so fierce ah?"

me: "no la, you overtake one Altis, you immediately see another Altis in front of you..."


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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:36 am

wow..that is one very good point

personally, i think i belong to the fuss-free driver, but yet i wanted some nice view so i chose a so-call 'SUV'...well not really a SUV, but at least it's taller and the driving comfort is there.

Me not a F1 driver lah...so even give me a car that has superb handling, 1000 h-power, super car built..i dun think i will really appreciate all these..

Also i think buying a korean car doesn't equate to buying a cheap and lousy car, because if the car is lousy..i dun think many people would want to buy them...imagin if you swing a golf club and the shaft break after 1 range session...u will $%^^&$%^...no one would wanna buy that club too...an seeing so many korean car on the road, it does tell us something...consumer are smart nowsday

thru my past 12 years of driving experience, actually the worst driver are those driving BMW and Mercedes...and time to time some Evo and WRX trying to show off by creating that 'tsh tsh' sound...MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT !!!...haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:47 am

golfer criteria

can fit 4 cart golf bags in the boot
sit 4 golfers and boston bags
air con must work
no need to push
windows must work
big fuel tank for taking more in that 1/4 tank
trunk well built to protect golf bags in case of being rear ended
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:49 am

mizzy wrote:
golfer criteria

can fit 4 cart golf bags in the boot
sit 4 golfers and boston bags
air con must work
no need to push
windows must work
big fuel tank for taking more in that 1/4 tank
trunk well built to protect golf bags in case of being rear ended

that's a good one...

will use that as part of the criteria for next car purchase...haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:51 am

The worst drivers I see are korean car drivers lar....i mean those driving blue hyundai sonatas Laughing

that saloon got loads of torque, the uncles just want to push the pedal to drag with souped up lancer gtx masquerading as evos and the non wrx subarus bwahahaha

they tail gate you on ecp and they dont give way when you switch lane...haiya
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:53 am

mizzy wrote:
golfer criteria

can fit 4 cart golf bags in the boot
sit 4 golfers and boston bags
air con must work
no need to push
windows must work
big fuel tank for taking more in that 1/4 tank
trunk well built to protect golf bags in case of being rear ended


your car fail!!!! have you changed car yet?
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:53 am

I think Top Gear says it best even if its a couple of years old.


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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:05 am

eiji wrote:
mizzy wrote:
golfer criteria

can fit 4 cart golf bags in the boot
sit 4 golfers and boston bags
air con must work
no need to push
windows must work
big fuel tank for taking more in that 1/4 tank
trunk well built to protect golf bags in case of being rear ended


your car fail!!!! have you changed car yet?

bwahahahaha.. you got the joke!
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PostSubject: Re: hmm.....seems like korean car's design is getting better   Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:14 am

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The worst drivers I see are korean car drivers lar....i mean those driving blue hyundai sonatas Laughing

that saloon got loads of torque, the uncles just want to push the pedal to drag with souped up lancer gtx masquerading as evos and the non wrx subarus bwahahaha

they tail gate you on ecp and they dont give way when you switch lane...haiya

haha...ya man...

even i myself also hated these korean car drivers...

both blue one and the yellow one...haha !!!
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