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Small(ish) new second family car - Budget circa 600,000 Baht


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My initial list includes:-

 

TOYOTA  - Yaris

NISSAN  -  Note

MAZDA  -  2 sedan

HONDA  -  Jazz

HONDA  -  City

 

 

Any that I should particularly favour  -  or remove from my list?

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Can I nominate the above post for, dumbest post of the year?

I had a Honda Jazz for 4 years, loved it, spacious and reliable, 1.5 engine . Very versatile, with the rear seats down gives you the biggest load capacity in its class.

Open the doors for fresh air for a minute, get in and open the AC for 2 minutes. You should be good to go.

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For that amount you could buy a new car of the same models.

 

Edit: Never mind, you're looking for one.😏

 

We have a Mazda 2 Sedan, bought last year and we're very content with it.

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5 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

I had a Honda Jazz for 4 years, loved it, spacious and reliable, 1.5 engine .

Very versatile, with the rear seats down gives you the biggest load capacity in its class.

Thank you.

 

I am attracted to Honda, the Jazz looks a little sporty and is a car that either my wife or I can drive. The load capacity sounds good as I occasionally have family visit us.

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My wife has a Honda Jazz.

Surprisingly roomy, great gas mileage, and nimble.

 

Hard to go wrong with a Honda or Toyota.

 

Just make sure you have it checked out by an independent mechanic.

 

Lots of deals with the pandemic tanking the economy.

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53 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

I had a Honda Jazz for 4 years, loved it, spacious and reliable, 1.5 engine .

Very versatile, with the rear seats down gives you the biggest load capacity in its class.

Another vote for the Jazz (though eyeing the City, too). It was our rental car in Thailand and while driving from Hua Hin to Rayong, didn't feel too much driver fatigue. Great on gas, too!

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6 minutes ago, HappyGoLuckyLife said:

Another vote for the Jazz (though eyeing the City, too). It was our rental car in Thailand and while driving from Hua Hin to Rayong, didn't feel too much driver fatigue. Great on gas, too!

You might want to check out the Honda thread from last week regarding city

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21 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

You might want to check out the Honda thread from last week regarding city

Thanks....do you have a link to that thread? I looked back on this thread and searched Honda city but found nothing.

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as it is a family car I would look at what safety equipment is supplied as standard as there are some new cars sold today with only 2 airbags.

Another model to consider is the Nissan Almera as news cars start from 499,000 although I prefer cars that the rear seats can fold flat such as the Yaris and the Jazz

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7 minutes ago, LarrySR said:

Honda City has a hatchback model now and the remote start feature is nice to get the air conditioner running 10 minutes before driving off. 
 

Why would you run the AC for 10 minutes before getting in?

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7 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

In my opinion go for new, here in Thailand they can do anything, like roll the odometer back etc and you will have Buckley's doing anything about it.

 

I have know of three guys who wanted to save 200,000 baht, all odometers rolled back, one was in a bad accident and was repaired and he didn't know it, another blew the motor 3 months later, they all thought that they were buying two year old cars with low kilometres, yes the cars were 2 years old, but the kilometres, who knows and the one with the prang, how bad it was.

 

Had my car for 6 years, paid 200,000 baht more than those guys, not a problem, but "up to you" as they say here.

 

I say you get what you pay for, or do you, i.e. unless it's new.

 

 

I only want new, as stated in the above title.

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8 minutes ago, MarcelV said:

Open the doors for fresh air for a minute, get in and open the AC for 2 minutes. You should be good to go.

One can also push a button on the key and have the car at 23 degrees when you get inside. 

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11 minutes ago, LarrySR said:

One can also push a button on the key and have the car at 23 degrees when you get inside. 

I'm just saying that doesn't take 10 minutes. Also, you should be careful when changing from very high temperatures to much lower ones. Once, the plexiglass of the speedometer cracked when I opened the AC full on right away.

 

Oh, forgot to say to y'all, that car was a bloody Honda City. Same model that is in the OP's list of desired cars.

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14 hours ago, MarcelV said:

For that amount you could buy a new car of the same models.

 

Edit: Never mind, you're looking for one.😏

 

We have a Mazda 2 Sedan, bought last year and we're very content with it.

I think the OP meant another car, not a SECOND HAND car.

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We bought a new Yaris mid range a couple months ago for 600k.

Used it for a few local trips and very happy with it.

I considered 1-2 to yo with low mileage but decided the savings for used just wasn't worth it.

You can't tell if the odo has been tampered with.

When I was a teen my buddy's dad had a used car lot. Every couple months someone would come by and ask which cars they wanted done. He had several tools wrapped up in a cloth.

Some looked like dental picks etc. This was decades before digital.

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Yaris starts at = 549,000Bt

Honda City Hatch = 599,000bt

Jazz = 555,000bt

Mazda 2 = 549,000bt

Swift = 557,000bt

 

Forget the Nissan. Chronic transmission problems according to Scotty Kilmer.

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ODO rolled back - ECU tells all

If you have the tool to read it

Think they are going to go in and change every parameter to hide the fact ?

As usual - lots of posts by people who know nothing about cars

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If you're buying a second hand car, one can order a 'Blue Driver Scanner Tool' that plugs into the cars diagnostic port and read the data on your phone.

$119.

 

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1 hour ago, hotandsticky said:

I only want new, as stated in the above title.

Misread your heading didn't eye, thought second hand obviously.

 

I have owned a Jazz back in Oz, great car to drive and roomy.

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