A Road Pile Up

April 1, 2008 0

This evening after work, I drove home via CTE as usual. Then I saw the traffic billboard warning on a road accident causing jam from Moulmein. After driving a distance, the second billboard shows that it happened at Lane 1 (the fastest lane) near Braddell…

Wow, the car has covered 1000km on wheels in just about a month. So today I took half a day and sent the car for a free servicing. I have prepared a list of complaints hoping that the service advisor (SA) can do something. Well,…

Being a first-time car owner, I finally appreciate all the fuss that my parents used to go through in the morning while at the car. I remember my parents carrying a bottle of water to wet the car and to wipe clean before leaving the…

Car Years

October 11, 2007 0

Funny, time seems to pass by slower when I own a car. My car is just reach 3 weeks old today but it felt like a long time. I’ve went past 800km on the odometer, and soon I can go for my free 1000km servicing.…

I wanted to find the fastest way to get back home from the CBD. But after analysing the street directory, it seems impossible to find that perfect route. I reckon there are 10,000 other motorists who thinks like me, and they would have tried and…

Magnum

September 20, 2007 0

My parents have always owned a car since I was very little, so family outings are always a breeze. But for all my other social and academic-related activities, I take public transport. So in a way, I am very familiar with car use, minus the…

New Responsibility

September 17, 2007 0

Yesterday, we celebrated Angie mum’s birthday at Marina Square. And Mayenne had her very first shopping outing after that. We walked for nearly 4 hours as we went to look for baby stuffs (what else). Mayenne was doing rather well, but even the best baby…

Sweet Lullaby Deal

September 9, 2007 0

Today went to Alpine Motor to pay for the balance of the car. Had a long chit chat with the sales guy, Dex. After the car prices went up this round, sales plummeted. He said the next round COE is expected to go even higher…

COE

September 5, 2007 0

Today is an exciting day for many car-buyers. In the previous COE bid, the price for Cat A fell almost 50% to $8118. Car prices fell across the board, resulting in a sudden rush for the car purchases (myself included). I was told that one…

Cars

September 3, 2007 0

Nowadays I am quite consumed with things about cars, something that I never expect myself doing since I obtained a driving license. Cars, to me, are transportation tools. But ever since I decided to get a car, I had to research on car models, trying…

Today I received 3 calls from 3 separate car sales agents. First from Toyota, which I test-drove on 9 Aug. Second from Suzuki, which I test-drove last week. Third from Chevrolet, which I already booked. Coincidence? Well, it’s 3 days till the end of the…

My First Car

August 26, 2007 3

Our search ends here. This morning I signed for the purchase of my very first car, the Chevrolet Optra Magnum. The least-expected decision is a result of a latest market situation of a COE price drop, as I had been inclining to get the Nissan…

More Test Drive

August 9, 2007 0

Today is Singapore’s 42nd National Day, a public holiday, so I went for a few test drives at Ubi. My parents came over to my house at about 9am. We instructed Mum a few things before we left her alone with Mayenne and the rest…

More. Drive.

July 29, 2007 0

After I started searching actively for a car of my own, I began to notice so much more car-related stuffs. Like I spot a car on the road, when I walked across car parks, or when I was driving (my dad’s car) I’ll look at…

Test. Drive.

July 24, 2007 1

I never thought I would have to resort to this… I mean, getting a car of my own. I’m never an advocate for car ownership, even though I was brought up with a family car all along. Despite, I was trained to take public transport,…