Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Audi Q2

Another new car arrived in Brunei.  This time around we have the AUDI Q2, a direct competition to small Crossover like the MINI Countryman.  Not sure about the price for this model.  It is a 1.2litre engine and comes loaded with tons of high end options such as the Bang & Olfusen Sound system.

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Dodge Journey R/T New Wipers Replacement

My Dodge Journey R/T wiper rubbers finally broke off from the metal blade.  I searched high and low for a 24" wiper and finally found it at HUAHO Serusop for a set of 2 for $7.90.  The 24" will be used for passenger side whereas the driver side only require 18" in length.  So for the 18" I bought the blade-less type for $6.90 each.  I didn't really bother about the brand because I was disappointed with the brand RAIN-X for my Porsche Boxster S previously replaced.  That Rain-X didn't even last for 6 months and was squeeking like a pig.  This time I will give an unknown brand a try and see how long will it last.

Comparison with NEW (top) and OLD (bottom)

This blade-less type actually looks quite good and comes with a cool design clip to clip on to  your wiper!  Hopefully this blade can last as long as it looks!

New Car In Brunei - Suzuki IGNIS

#photo taken from Yung Facebook, contact him for further details!!!
Woot another new small car launching today at Beaustead Suzuki!  The Suzuki IGNIS is finally here at last!  The last model was launched about a decade ago and fans had been yerning for a new model for a long time. In my opinion the new model looks pretty cool!  Hopefully Suzuki will release the 2 door IGNIS Sports in the future like the older model.
 You guys can visit Beaustead and let me know the actual price for this little boy!  I will take the orange one thank you very much!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ford Mustang In Brunei, Finally ?

Hi guys, I received information today that Ford Mustang is finally coming to Brunei very very soon!  The models are the 2.3 Ecoboost and 5.0 V8 GT available for our market.  Rumors prices for the Ecoboost will be around BND85K and V8 around BND$110K.  Please dont quote me on that yet as those are figures I received from a friend. There are five colors available.   Hopefully the news are true and hopefully the news on the prices are incorrect.  Ford Mustang V8 costing well over BND$110K is crazily expensive.  For comparison V8 version will start around AUD$65K+ (BND$70K+) without options in Australia!

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Last weekend was the launching of the new Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet (C180) in Jati Transport.  The car will cost around BND$83K++ depending on your options.  Personally I will take the white with red top anytime of the day!

New Car In Brunei - Facelifted Mercedese Benz A45


A mini HULK from AMG has been spotted on the street of Brunei!!!  This color actually looks quite good in my opinion.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Porsche Boxster Sponge Problem!

Here is something that will surprise you from a 7 years old Porsche.   While driving down the street something flew out from my driver's side air vent.  I was like what the heck was that.  Then I realised sponges behind the air con vents has worn off and breaking off into pieces.  No big deal as this is common from Porsche.  A trusty vacuum got those sponges sucked out for good.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Porsche 718 Cayman with Porsche Exclusive SportDesign package!

#Credit to the "SALESLADY" for the photos

Grabbed these photo from a Saleslady FB so that I can show you this unique 718 Cayman.  This car is optioned with genuine Porsche EXCLUSIVE SportDesign package.  As you can see the package included a unique front and rear bumpers.   It will probably cost you around BND$4K ~$6K for this factory fitted and painted kit.  And yes it is legal and under factory warranty too!  From the pic I can also see a very expensive options on front LED headlamp and tinted rear tail lamp.  Not sure about the OTR of this particular model.  Another option visible is the black out tail pipe

Car Spotting In Brunei - Mercedes Benz AMG C63

#credit to the car owner
#credit to Axtel Wong for photos

Rare gem spotted!  AMG C63 Coupe with big aftermarket wheels filling up the wheel archs!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Freebies from QAF MINI Brunei

Forgot to post this when I was there at MINI.  This gift bag was given to customer who attended the launch event.  The item consist of a cool MINI paper bag, new MINI Countryman brochure and also an original MINI thermo flask. Very nice freebies!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche Cayman GT-4

#credit to  the car owner
#Credit to the photo owner

Here is a white Cayman GT-4 spotted in KB town!  What a rare gem!

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Car In Brunei - MINI Countryman GEN.2

Sorry for not posting regularly coz my hands got tight up with home and works.  When you are an old man like me with two kids you will understand why it is not convenience to attend event that is held on 7pm evening.

Anyway I did visit the showroom the following day but was not impressed with new Countryman looks when I first lay my eyes on them.  Looks for a car is subjective so I am not going to go into details of why I don't like the car.  

The new car has grown in size as the biggest model in MINI range (20cm longer and 3cm wider).  Price has also gone up from BND$68K to BND$75K for the Cooper "S" model.  The blue color shown here is Cooper S whereas the orange is the standard Cooper.

The car does come with many upgrade technologies and materials as compared to the older model.  Engine has also gone up in capacity.  The "S" model now uses 2000cc engine with 192hp.  Like all MINI models it comes with tons of options for your personal preferences.  

What do you guys think of the new MINI Countryman?