On hindsight, the previous article on car costs was more click-bait than anything.

Really, this article’s the real distillation from a few weeks of reading up. Hopefully, the content provides some real and unique insights to people who are pondering over the decision of buying a new car in Singapore. And yes, I won’t be blabbering about cars again until I pull the trigger, if I ever do. =p

And on a side note, argh, if only ERSG wrote this useful article on owning a car frugally way before I spent so many hours camping in the My Car Forum threads.

1. Know Your Why

For most people who purchase cars eventually, it can be considered a need. 

Perhaps you are in the sales line or something similar. The convenience of having your own transport enables you to earn a higher income or do your job better. Or you …