it's a toss-up between the civic, sylphy & altis.
it's NOT going to be a civic because there's a 3-mth waiting period & although it has a very sporty exterior, it has a spare tyre looks like it fell off a motor-cycle.
it was ALMOST a sylphy. i was going to sign up this afternoon when i got an sms from my mechanic friend. he had warned me earlier that its CVT transmission is still new in the market & if it's going to be like the CVT in the previous honda city model, then expect problems. i almost went ahead anyway because the sylphy dealer offered to trade-in my 9-year-old car for rm8,000 more than the civic or altis dealer. EIGHT THOUSAND BUCKS!!
in the end (i'd like to think) i listened to reason instead. unlike the sylphy, the altis has a reliable 4-speed gearbox, vehicle stability with traction control, steering wheel audio control, multi-information display, 16-inch wheels with rear disc brakes AND 10,000km service interval. besides, for this month, the altis comes with rm2000 discount plus a free garmin GPS.
with so many superior features, why did i even consider the sylphy? i think it was nearly a case of penny-wise & pound-foolish.
thanks, Roy, for the sms. the car will arrive in 2 weeks.