December 31, 2012

DRIVEN: Best of 2012 !

 Year 2012 is coming to an end! Below are the Top 3 cars that I've driven, which I think has the best overall package in terms of comfort, handling, equipment, safety and also price.

3. Proton Preve

Proton Preve is a car that excel in terms of ride and handling (one of the best in C-segment), NVH and cabin space. Moreover, for a car of its price, the list of standard equipment is on par with some of the D-segment sedans available in Malaysia. Too bad the built quality is not convincing enough for many and there is still room for improvement.


 2. Nissan Almera

Nissan Almera is one of the most affordable, non-national B-segment sedans in our market. Eventhough the Almera is cheap, its refinement, quality and comfort doesn't reflect its low price tag. Moreover, it has a huge cabin which is comparable to some larger cars. Fuel economy is also another plus point for the Almera. The only slightly letdown is its handling.


1. Ford Focus

When it comes to the overall package, I would say the Ford Focus is the best value-for-money car. Handles great (one of the best in its segment) while providing high level of comfort and refinement.

Safety features such as Active City Stop and technology such as Park Assist, Active Grille Shutter and Torque Vectoring Control are only found in Focus if compared with other cars around its price tag. Starting at RM125k, it's a great bargain if compared with other Japanese models around that price tag!


That's all for 2012 and Happy New Year to everyone! May 2013 a better year!!!

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4 Gossips:

Kelvin Tan said...

Preve? Almera? & Ford Focus. Urgh. I don't quite like Preve but Almera quite okay.

Merryn said...

Happy New Year Simon! We did not get any of the above but chose Honda instead :P

SiMon Har said...

Kelvin: Preve is actually a good car, but quality wise is still...

Merryn: Happy New Year Merryn! Honda is good too but I think Almera is more value for money :)

Isaac Tan said...

Wavesss :)

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