August 31st, 2010
This is probably my last update as I have just sold my beloved car for the last 4 years. The car have been great and there were not a single ounce of regret purchasing the car. Well, except for the color, I love every bit of the car. The response was great, power on demand and handling was great. It was a very well design car. I am letting go the car to get an MPV, a locally assembled MPV called Alza from Perodua. I test drive the Alza and it is so far from the City, well, its an MPV after all, a low budget one. But it will do for me. I have driven the Toyota Altis and also Mercedes C200 and the feel was like the City. Those much more expensive cars just has more accessories and power, the drive was the same. I have loved the drive on my City much and currently rather reluctant to let it go. I can’t afford to keep both cars, so I had no choice.
Anyway, let me update the fuel consumption of the car. I lost the last 20k of fuel consumption recording due to my iPhone data got swipe off. Nevertheless, the average should not change much and points to 14.71 km/l. I have traveled 133 015 km and have been to all the States in the Peninsular Malaysia. If I would divide that by 48 months and then 30 days, I am travelling an average of 92.4km/day. That is a lot. The car was very well maintain and I am glad that I could let it go at a fair price even the car have such a high mileage. At 133k km and average of 14.71km/l, I have pumped an estimated 9043 liter of petrol over the past 4 years. That is just Amazing. If I have been driving other cars (eg. my previous Wira Aeroback) at 12.8km/l, I would have pumped 10392 liter, 1.3k liter more, and looking at the cost of fuel today, this car fuel efficiency have helped me to save $$$$.
I will no longer update this blog, well if I have time to compile all the service receipts, I can share the cost of maintaining the car in the past 4 years, giving the total cost of ownership assessment. However, looking at my current schedules, this is unlikely, unless there is some kind of divine intervention. I will however, be creating a new blog at www.wekgna.com/myalza for my new Alza, sharing the car fuel consumption performance and cost of ownership.
I hope the information provided here have been useful to those visited, good Night and good Bye. See you at My Alza.