The topic of our economy is a hot one these days. Everyone is concerned about how they spend their money, especially when it comes to buying value cars because we definitely want to make sure that our money is well-spent. The experience of buying a value car can be overwhelming when there are many choices out there in the market, even more so when you’re buying secondhand.
There are a few things you need to consider when looking at secondhand cars for sale, such as size of the car, the design, features and of course the brand. The most important thing that you want to look out for is practicality; you want a value car that takes you to work, get you to places safely and reliable. So, don’t be confused by the amount of options out there, instead filter out the fancy cars and try looking into the best recommended pre-loved value cars to buy online right now!
1. Perodua Myvi
The simplest car on the block! The Perodua Myvi was so popular when it was first released, and is still is favoured by many Malaysians who are looking to buy their first simple car. Remember those days when Kancil and Kelisa was such a hit? This time, the Myvi has taken over with better endurance compared to a Kancil and Kelisa that’s for sure. Of course there is a big difference in the price for a regular car, but at least there’s an air bag! You can still get a tip top condition 1.3 litre engine Myvi at RM30,000 and above, depending on the condition.
2. Nissan Almera
A 1.5 litre engine Nissan Almera is a recommended basic car because of its affordable price in the market. Even though one may think that there isn’t much to shout about for this car, you will be surprised to know that the Nissan Almera has its own advantages: it is spacious in the inside, it is economical, and has an autonomous emergency braking. The asking price for a Nissan Almera in the market starts at RM50,000 onwards.
3. Toyota Vios
The Toyota Vios is one of Malaysians’ most preferred car brand. It is a sleek and stylish sedan, yet at the same time, practical with safety features, as well as comfortable with good amount of space which is good for small families. With its 1.5 litre engine, it is a good car for driving around the city or travel to the other states. The Toyota Vios comes with the VVT-i, short for ‘Valve Timing with Intelligence’, a feature that provides power and strong acceleration. Currently, the estimated amount for a Toyota Vios is priced at RM28,000 at the lowest or RM58, 000 at the highest, depending on the year and condition.
4. Honda City
A Honda City can be purchased from RM50,000 onwards. This sporty-looking car is also favored by many Malaysians, isn’t it obvious that we see quite a number of Honda City cars on the road? The Honda City is known for its spacious backseat with plenty of legroom. If you are looking for something that saves fuel, perhaps you might want to consider this car, that comes with a 1.5 litre engine and a standard CVT short for Continuous Variable Transmission.
5. Toyota Camry
Looking for something sophisticated yet reliable? The Toyota Camry might be a good option for you and it can be purchased from approximately RM60,000 onwards. Apparently, it is known as a popular new car as well as a used one among Malaysians. It has a 2.0 litre engine with a VVT-iW, with huge interior space, boot space and good amount of legroom. The Toyota Camry is also known for its comfort level especially when you are driving on a bumpy or uneven road. Sounds like a good car to travel don’t you think so?
6. Mazda 3
Another trendy car! The Mazda 3 is a 2.0 litre engine car that comes with awesome features such as a reverse camera and shift paddles. You can still purchase a good Mazda 3 starting from RM 50,000 onwards, depending on year and condition. Since it has such a sporty design, don’t be surprised if owners are willing to part ways with their modified cars, perhaps with upgraded rims or car seats. Who knows you might get lucky and own your very own “sports” car, haha.
7. Honda Jazz Hybrid
Don’t be fooled by its looks, because this family car may seem small from the outside, but it is big on the inside. The Honda Jazz Hybrid is known for its spaciousness. It is a 1.5 litre engine car, with reasonable fuel consumption; great for families or safe for travelling! You can look out for Honda Jazz Hyrbid in the market with an asking price starting from RM50,000 onwards.
8. Honda Civic
Did you know that a Honda Civic has the highest resale value in the market? This car is one of the most sought-after sedan cars by car enthusiasts who are looking for a car for daily driving. A Honda Civic has a 1.8 litre engine, comes in a sleek design that appeals mostly to the younger Malaysians.
9. Toyota Altis
Another 1.8 litre engine sedan car. The Toyota Altis, know for it’s innovative VVTI technology as seen in its predecessors the Corolla to maximize power without compromising fuel savvy consumption. It also has a bigger wheelbase than the Vios which means a more spacious cabin and includes stability safety features for more control.
10. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is a 1.6 litre engine car that comes with a sophisticated, sporty design and fun to drive around with. Even though it is a compact hatchback car, it has its own advantage. Thanks to its size, it is easy to park and you don’t have to worry about cramped parking spaces. If you are looking for a car that is only meant for city use, then this is your car! This car can be purchased at RM30,000 and above depending on the year, condition and version.
Finally a list of recommended second-hand value cars! Narrowing it down will certainly make your decision making easier. The next thing you need is to make sure that you select the right car, while making sure that the car you pick is easy to maintain and has good resale value in case you decide to sell it in future.