I am deciding to buy a Brand New Car.
Space - I've got a 10 month old, and one on the way
Safety - Same reason as above, it's just scary driving a Kia Pride with two babies.
Maintenance - Kia Pride is so cheap to maintain, so it would probably shock me if I am going to pay lots just to have the headlight bulb replaced.
9 km/l mixed is okay, of course more okay if it's higher economy
900K and below
Status Factor, one something a Manager would probably drive, this is the least of my concern, but hey, it counts, right?
Looking at these options:
Haima 7 (Cheap but loaded!)
Suzuki SX4 Crossover
Sportage (If I want to stretch my budget a bit)
Ford Escape (If I want to stretch my budget a bit, and I heard they are giving huge discounts)
I am coming from a 1998 Kia Pride LX, which is a result of practicality and thinking of just investing the money, rather than pay for monthly amortizations, but I am tired of it. . I think settling for a cheap car for about 2 years is more than enough.