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Dear all ,

Need your expert advise in choosing between following 4 options for a 2nd hand vehicle.

my Budget - 3.5 M ( maximum)

options i'm considering

- Toyota Axio - 2007/2008 - Current market 3.3 m - 3.5 m ?

- Toyota Prius - 2nd Generation ( 2008/9) - current Market 3.2 m - 3.5 m ?
- Honda Insight - 2009/10 - current Market 3.1 m to 3.4 m ?

- Honda Civic Hybrid - 2007/8 - Current market 3.5 m ?

i know the fuel consumption is different for each model. let's assume that i get a free fuel allowance ( Limited but adequate for my needs) if so, based on other factors( performance, comfort , handling , repair & maintenance cost, market...., etc ,etc) , what do you think that i should go for? Should i go for something completely different from above options?

Highly appreciate your help!

Thank you very much ! wink0st.gif

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The reason you would buy a hybrid is if you want to save on fuel; and that's not a concern for you. But 3 of the 4 options you gave are hybrids. I guess there's another aspect to this story that you haven't told us...

Based on what others have recommended in the past I think the Mazda 3 should also be a good option to consider. Supposed to be bit more fun!

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The reason you would buy a hybrid is if you want to save on fuel; and that's not a concern for you. But 3 of the 4 options you gave are hybrids. I guess there's another aspect to this story that you haven't told us...

Based on what others have recommended in the past I think the Mazda 3 should also be a good option to consider. Supposed to be bit more fun!

just being gentle on the Environment ! :) btw..... free fuel is an assumption.....but i'm not a heavy user....so the weight on Fuel can be discounted.

Thanks for your views.

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performance - NONE of these

comfort - Civic. Rest are all crap

handling - Civic. but not as good as older civics. Rest are all crap again

repair & maintenance cost - Axio

market - Axio

If I were you, the cars I would go for,

Nissan Teana - Performance:Good, Comfort: Great, Handling:Great, Repair cost:bad, Market:awful, Fuel:awful

Kia Cerato - - Performance:Superb, Comfort: Good, Handling:Pathetic (needs chassis tuning), Repair cost:cheap, Market:bad, Fuel:good

Mazda 3 - Good in all those departments

If you want to be gentle on the environment, don't buy a hybrid. The manufacturing and destruction process of hybrid batteries cause far more pollution to the environment than a conventional vehicle.

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performance - NONE of these

comfort - Civic. Rest are all crap

handling - Civic. but not as good as older civics. Rest are all crap again

repair & maintenance cost - Axio

market - Axio

If I were you, the cars I would go for,

Nissan Teana - Performance:Good, Comfort: Great, Handling:Great, Repair cost:bad, Market:awful, Fuel:awful

Kia Cerato - - Performance:Superb, Comfort: Good, Handling:Pathetic (needs chassis tuning), Repair cost:cheap, Market:bad, Fuel:good

Mazda 3 - Good in all those departments

If you want to be gentle on the environment, don't buy a hybrid. The manufacturing and destruction process of hybrid batteries cause far more pollution to the environment than a conventional vehicle.

Thanks for the info! yeah you got me with Mazda 3..... ( This also includes Axela as well right?) ...... with that i'll have to go for 2003 - 2004/5 models. newer models may be little far fetched with my Budget.

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If you want to be gentle on the environment, don't buy a hybrid. The manufacturing and destruction process of hybrid batteries cause far more pollution to the environment than a conventional vehicle.

It's true that hybrid cars do, in fact, require more energy to produce than conventional cars, emitting more greenhouse gases and burning more fossil fuels during the manufacturing process. The production of hybrid batteries, in particular, requires much more energy than producing a standard car battery and results in higher emission levels of gases like sulfur oxide.

But If you drive both a conventional and hybrid, the conventional vehicle requires far more energy to operate and emits far more greenhouse gases over its lifetime, significantly canceling out any imbalance during the production stage.

Source:http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/does-hybrid-car-production-waste-offset-hybrid-benefits.htm

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It's true that hybrid cars do, in fact, require more energy to produce than conventional cars, emitting more greenhouse gases and burning more fossil fuels during the manufacturing process. The production of hybrid batteries, in particular, requires much more energy than producing a standard car battery and results in higher emission levels of gases like sulfur oxide.

But If you drive both a conventional and hybrid, the conventional vehicle requires far more energy to operate and emits far more greenhouse gases over its lifetime, significantly canceling out any imbalance during the production stage.

Source:http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/does-hybrid-car-production-waste-offset-hybrid-benefits.htm

Aney bung! If you wanna promote something, at least do it in your own words!

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Also do u think the problem is only the greenhouse gases and energy consumption? Have you heard that mining for minerals required to build batteries for hybrid cars cause irreversible destruction of the environment (including killing all living things in water bodies near the mines)?

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Let's conduct an experiment.

1. We abduct chams

2. Put him in an environment without google

3. Observe how long it takes for him to reverse-evolve into a monkey

I did this with a batchmate in campus. Porn-deprivation study. Bugger nearly died.

Nearly is not good enough for me

How about instead, we grab hold of the bugger, shove a a Hybrid battery up his rear end, connect to a bicycle dynamo and let him pedal away.

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Let's conduct an experiment.

1. We abduct chams

2. Put him in an environment without google

3. Observe how long it takes for him to reverse-evolve into a monkey

I did this with a batchmate in campus. Porn-deprivation study. Bugger nearly died.

Nearly is not good enough for me

Please get yourself a head message and bath regularly so that you mind will get refreshed.

Anger, hate against others will go away. You might wakeup with a positive mind.

I don’t think you need to take all those diseases in your mind to the new year.

May triple gem bless you and may you find peace in your mind.

** This applies to all others who follow people like Komisiripala

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Please get yourself a head message and bath regularly so that you mind will get refreshed.

Anger, hate against others will go away. You might wakeup with a positive mind.

I don’t think you need to take all those diseases in your mind to the new year.

May triple gem bless you and may you find peace in your mind.

** This applies to all others who follow people like Komisiripala

Saadu saaadu Saadu!!!

All the blessings we need is the active double gems in our pants... LOL

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Please get yourself a head message and bath regularly so that you mind will get refreshed.

Anger, hate against others will go away. You might wakeup with a positive mind.

I don’t think you need to take all those diseases in your mind to the new year.

May triple gem bless you and may you find peace in your mind.

** This applies to all others who follow people like Komisiripala

You can google and find that "Keep your mouth shut when you are in deep shit ".

but the same google is unable to give you the ability to identify that "you are in deep shit".

But i think you can improve that ability ur self without google.

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Others? Let me tell you, son, there are no others.

Just you, kemosabe. Just you.

Oh and,

Bálo yo bálayam maññati tena pandito và api,

Bálo ca panditamánī so be bálo iti vuccati

- dhammapada, Bala vagga, 5:63

If a fool realises his folly, he has wizened. But if a fool thinks he is a wise man, the more fool he is.

Right back at you, biatch. Where's your triple gem now?

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Others? Let me tell you, son, there are no others.

Just you, kemosabe. Just you.

Oh and,

Bálo yo bálayam maññati tena pandito và api,

Bálo ca panditamánī so be bálo iti vuccati

- dhammapada, Bala vagga, 5:63

If a fool realises his folly, he has wizened. But if a fool thinks he is a wise man, the more fool he is.

Right back at you, biatch. Where's your triple gem now?

Let's conduct an experiment.

1. We abduct chams

2. Put him in an environment without google

3. Observe how long it takes for him to reverse-evolve into a monkey

I did this with a batchmate in campus. Porn-deprivation study. Bugger nearly died.

Nearly is not good enough for me

Doc, Must watch Don Jon. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229499/

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Dear all ,

Need your expert advise in choosing between following 4 options for a 2nd hand vehicle.

my Budget - 3.5 M ( maximum)

options i'm considering

- Toyota Axio - 2007/2008 - Current market 3.3 m - 3.5 m ?

- Toyota Prius - 2nd Generation ( 2008/9) - current Market 3.2 m - 3.5 m ?

- Honda Insight - 2009/10 - current Market 3.1 m to 3.4 m ?

- Honda Civic Hybrid - 2007/8 - Current market 3.5 m ?

i know the fuel consumption is different for each model. let's assume that i get a free fuel allowance ( Limited but adequate for my needs) if so, based on other factors( performance, comfort , handling , repair & maintenance cost, market...., etc ,etc) , what do you think that i should go for? Should i go for something completely different from above options?

Highly appreciate your help!

Thank you very much ! wink0st.gif

Simple, Lancer EX or Mazda 3

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