Buying a new car or just thinking about it?

bugatti veyron

I’m part of the latter. I’ve driven my faithful Vios for 7 years now and I’ve found myself browsing around to see the latest car news and what car to buy. A lot of people gravitate to heavy news sites but I think the success of a car site is that it’s accessible to people who don’t know a lot about cars (or newbies rather) but yet is still fulfilling enough for the hardcore crowd who wants all the juicy, technical stuff.

live live drive

It needs to capture both sides of the market and I’ve found LIVE LIFE DRIVE to be one of the sites that I browse just about daily nowadays.

It has just about everything you’ll think of, from the latest news to a widget on the side with the most researched cars with immediate star ratings and a link to the review in question,

research cars

I found that feature most useful when buying a dSLR and loved the sites that has it – it shows what cameras (or cars in this case) are popular now – they’re popular for a reason, and shows you a quick rating with a review hyperlink. It’s perfect for those who’re strapped for time or just wants to see what the popular options are.

The other awesome feature which I first found useful when shopping for a dSLR (which come to think of it is a lot like a car) is this:

livelifedrive

You can browse News, New Cars, or Buy a Car by the manufacturer! This is very useful if you’re only interested in, say, Euro cars or have always bought from a Japanese brand like Honda.

The interesting thing about LIVE LIFE DRIVE is that it’s actually a print magazine. That’s where it’s origins are from but all the news and articles are also available online.

I found the Price List feature to be very useful too!

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It lists all new cars and shows the full price as well as the average installment price per month so you can quickly browse through and see what you can (or cannot) afford. smirk

That’s the research part of buying a car, or just browsing for news if you’re interested in automotives. There’s also a site where you can actually purchase a new or used car!

carlistmy

It’s called Carlist.my and the best feature of it is that it hooks you up with used car sellers. You can browse by various search parameters or just by price.

You can also choose whether to buy direct from a seller, dealership or sales agent. It’s very useful for when you want to make that step to purchase a new car. :)

carlist

There’s more than 119,000 cars for sale on Carlist.my and for those kiasu ones amongst us (hell, who isn’t?) there’s a feature to compare prices of the car you intend to buy too!

lamborghini miura

It’s a great sister site to LIVE LIFE DRIVE and the place you go when you reach the point where you stop thinking about buying a car and actually do something about it! ;)

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14 thoughts on “Buying a new car or just thinking about it?”

  1. What an interesting post for me. This Live Life Drive is useful and quick to get all the info I need. So should we help you to decide which colour your Lamborghini should be?? My answer is RED!!!!

    • I prefer black or yellow for a Lamborghini! :)

      Yeah, I’ve been reading up on it, my car is quite old dy, will get a new one after the condo purchase. Cheers mate!

    • It would be a sweet ride eh? :)

      Just looking though, I can’t afford a Beamer yet…for a long time, I suspect unless something good happens in lottery or business!

    • Yeah, it’s pretty useful if you want to buy cars or you’re just interested in cars and you’re window shopping, so to speak! :)

  2. I’m the former; I certainly want to buy my dream car – but in five years’ time, not now.

    Oh, you want to buy a Lamborghini? The color yellow would look good. ^_^

    • Yeah, yellow is synonymous with Lambourghinis just like Ferraris are “supposed” to be red. :)

      I prefer black though although yellow would be a close second. Silver ain’t bad either.

      Yup, I can’t afford my dream car right about now too…we’ll aim for 5 years time then! :D

  3. hello :) i’m one of your silent faithful reader. just want to say… keep up the good work! wish i can meet you in the future, and maybe askin a few questions upon your exotic food’s eating experience :)

    • Thanks for reading Wanie! :)

      Yup, sure, I’m based in KL, it’ll be nice to meet up some day. I’ll love to go exotic food hunting too but need to convince the gf a bit about this since she doesn’t eat game meat.

      I love game meat! :D

      Cheers for dropping a comment!

    • Heh! Yeah, same here. :)

      I’m just thinking about it at the moment too. I’m going for another major commitment first.

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