Friday, July 1, 2011

Hyundai i-10 1.25 Kappa

 (the 1.25cc i10 comes with a tachometre which was absent in the 1.1cc)

  (the interior is pretty basic and user-friendly)
                  (powered by a 16V DOHC 1.25 Kappa engine)
At this point of my life, I strongly feel the need to own a car despite being not-so financially stable. Starting small seems to be the idea now, not forgetting to measure affordability. I don't want national cars anymore, I already have two at home. Be it Persona or Alza, they are still of the same quality. Proton remained unchanged after 25 years, still collaborating with other successful carmakers. People keep buying Protons because they don't have a choice. On average, people are earning 2,000 a month. The instalment of a Toyota or Honda already consumed half of their salary. How can a person survive with just 1,000 for a month at this age? Forget bout the locals, I want an affordable non-national. The Hyundai i10 1.25 caught my eye, pretty amazing for its price of RM52k + which is the premium version offering more safety features like ABS and dual airbags. Being more spirited than the 1.1cc Elipson engine, the 1.25 comes with DOHC 16 valve 1.25 Kappa engine churning out 77hp at 6,000rpm and 116nm of torque at 4,000rpm. My idea is to own a car with a reasonable instalment, enabling me to set aside some extra money for savings which will come handy in future for further investment, maybe on houses or marriage. Plus, the fuel consumption of this car is pretty efficient, the Auto transmission can get me an average of 17.6km per litre, which means RM10 gives almost 100km. It saves me alot in the long run.

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