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Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:43 am
by Miguelito
Barang_doa_slae wrote:
over the rainbow wrote:
now we know whose rolling in $$
Rolling in $ for ensuring my family is safe driving a modern MX5? You must be either car blind or a tefler.
:rimshot:

I guess he won’t appreciate it when we start the baller subforum BDS has been campaigning for. 5 Star hotel reviews and car talk.

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:10 pm
by Marinaris
Depreciation rules are different in KoW, hence why second hand car price are absurd. :-D

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:37 pm
by YaTingPom
Let’s not mention the Porsche...

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:18 pm
by Barang_doa_slae
Miguelito wrote:
Barang_doa_slae wrote:
over the rainbow wrote:
now we know whose rolling in $$
Rolling in $ for ensuring my family is safe driving a modern MX5? You must be either car blind or a tefler.
:rimshot:

I guess he won’t appreciate it when we start the baller subforum BDS has been campaigning for. 5 Star hotel reviews and car talk.
Let’s not forget best airport lounges please :mrgreen:

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:21 pm
by OffRoader
Marinaris wrote:Depreciation rules are different in KoW, hence why second hand car price are absurd. :-D
Exactly why I was asking. But I can’t grasp the rhyme and rhythm of it. (Rhythm is a strange word to spell btw.)

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:14 pm
by Marinaris
OffRoader wrote:
Marinaris wrote:Depreciation rules are different in KoW, hence why second hand car price are absurd. :-D
Exactly why I was asking. But I can’t grasp the rhyme and rhythm of it. (Rhythm is a strange word to spell btw.)
There's no logic behind it.

In the west, you look at the mileage, year of the car, etc ...

Here they look for the brand, the color and if it had a khmer car plate before ... :lol:

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 pm
by LexusSchmexus
How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm
by ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
LexusSchmexus wrote:How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?
Motorbike within city, car outside city. Only time I drive the car in the city is when it needs fixed/maintenance.
I use the car so infrequently that it didn’t make sense to buy one of my own. So I share one with a few others.
It’s registered in my name so technically mine but we all use it.

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 pm
by GMJS-440
Car was for my son to be taken to school and I used it every weekend and whenever I went to Kep for holiday.

Motorbike for every day commute. Never drove car to the office on a weekday, not dealing with that traffic.

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:07 am
by logos
I avoid rush hour by car like the plague, but I have no problem after 7pm, faster and safer. I try to use a bike (bicycle) during the day, or passap if it rains.

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 am
by Marinaris
LexusSchmexus wrote:How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?
Driver costs 200$/month, can keep working in the car even in jam :cheers2:

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:44 pm
by Spigzy
Marinaris wrote:
LexusSchmexus wrote:How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?
Driver costs 200$/month, can keep working in the car even in jam :cheers2:
I used to have one of the best drivers I could have wished for - a bit more than $200/m honestly speaking, but even then I increasingly found it hugely frustrating to sit in traffic for so long. I'm an oddball at work now, all other expats use car & driver, I take my motorbike. I can get to & from my office bottom end of Monivong & home in Toul Kork generally under 25 mins, in a car the journey is easily an hour plus. I use my car for the supermarket run at the weekend & otherwise let Mrs. Spigz enjoy the delights of Phnom Penh traffic.

The other thing I love about being back on a motorbike is the ability to take different routes, explore the city a bit more off the beaten path, enjoy the sights/smells and for want of a better expression, "connect better" - there's something very "bubble" or disconnected from the back seat of a car. It is something that worries me more and more, CxOs blissfully unaware of the 95%+ of the population that don't drink coffee at Browns, go to Aeon Mall(s) or enjoy Topaz lunch sets. I remember the very early days of Wing & getting a visit from a ANZ Banking Group (not ANZ Royal) senior exec - she had one whiff of a wet market in Steung Meanchey and could not wait to get back to the office to check the financial reports instead. That was back in 2009, not a long has changed methinks.

All that off-topic stuff said, I'm back in a car next week - road trip to all the Northern provinces in a 3 day sprint to check up on a bunch of stuff, can't wait. :-)

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:20 pm
by Barang_doa_slae
LexusSchmexus wrote:How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?
I know this will sounds narcissistic but after driving cars for 16y and sports car for 10, I swear that I can anticipate traffic reaction before aforementioned local drivers even see the need for any driving input.
Driving high HP strong brakes and handling cars helped a lot tho,with my first 80hp 1996 Hilux reading traffic was of no use.

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 am
by ricecakes
Barang_doa_slae wrote:
I swear that I can anticipate traffic reaction before aforementioned local drivers even see the need for any driving input.
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I can totally relate to that.

Also.....be able to swear like a miner helps alot too. My kids picked up some pearls these holidays as we drove down to Kep and around Phnom Penh .

Re: Car that best retains its value

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
by Spigzy
Barang_doa_slae wrote:
LexusSchmexus wrote:How do you guys in cars mentally cope with the traffic? I used to tell myself I'd never buy a car here, but I know one day I will. My main reasons were the absurd costs mentioned above and the lost hours spent sitting in an idling car. There are days I know I get more done in a busy morning than I possibly could in two days of driving in a car (running errands, exploring new shops looking for specific products etc). I guess a restructuring of my habits would be necessary (take the bike for busy days, but the car of going I'm the countryside or just visiting one or two places when I know I can get everything I need there). Do you guys just do one thing at a time and zone out with the radio on or something? Do you keep a motorcycle for nearby errands or peak hours?
I know this will sounds narcissistic but after driving cars for 16y and sports car for 10, I swear that I can anticipate traffic reaction before aforementioned local drivers even see the need for any driving input.
Driving high HP strong brakes and handling cars helped a lot tho,with my first 80hp 1996 Hilux reading traffic was of no use.
Surely that works the other way around? After learning in a decent car, the first car I drove alone was my sister's VW Beetle - never mind the crappy horsepower, the brakes you needed to anticipate about 5 minutes before any possible evasive manoeuvre, thus driving a heap of junk = better anticipation?