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TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
edited January 2013 in Other Info Bout OZ Posts: 4,315
Hi folks, let's talk about your experiences in buying a car here in Australia...

I have not regularly driven for the past 4 yrs as we were previously based in Singapore; cars are very expensive there but the good thing was that the transport system can practically take you around the small island. However I am very much aware that getting a car is really a necessity in Australia as buses and trains can sometimes be unreliable.

We have set aside a small amount for us to get a car hopefully within the first 2 months upon arrival - plano namin a cheap (yet reliable) car so that it can be of help to us when we go around and for us to practice na rin with regard to our practical examination when we will be getting our license. Yung mga brand new car, saka na yun when we are already stable in Melbourne. Eheheh!

Thanks! :)
Primary Applicant: Wife
Accountant (General): 221111

04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
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17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
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01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 479
    @psychoboy: Hello!

    I arrived po in Brisbane about a week ago. So far sa mga nakausap ko na car agents/dealer, pumapayag ng walang downpayment, ready to drive away! Lalo ngayon na clearance sale for 2012 stocks kasi dadating/dumating na mga 2013 stocks. I'm talking about new cars anyway.

    Iba I think for used car because you have to check the history of the car itself before you decide. But available naman yan from legit dealers.

    Also, dahil wala naman ako car dito ngayon, they are more than willing to pick you up, bring a similar car na gusto mo para test drive na rin. They will also do full tank on delivery of the car you will buy.

    I guess kelangan nila ng business ngayon. Kaya they go the extra mile. :)

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    @psychoboy: Hello!

    I arrived po in Brisbane about a week ago. So far sa mga nakausap ko na car agents/dealer, pumapayag ng walang downpayment, ready to drive away! Lalo ngayon na clearance sale for 2012 stocks kasi dadating/dumating na mga 2013 stocks. I'm talking about new cars anyway.

    Iba I think for used car because you have to check the history of the car itself before you decide. But available naman yan from legit dealers.

    Also, dahil wala naman ako car dito ngayon, they are more than willing to pick you up, bring a similar car na gusto mo para test drive na rin. They will also do full tank on delivery of the car you will buy.

    I guess kelangan nila ng business ngayon. Kaya they go the extra mile. :)

    @Nadine - re: brand new cars, I reckon they would be needing a payslip right? :)

    brand new would be ideal sana but it would cause a very big dent to the baon... :(
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    edited February 2013 Posts: 479
    Madami option po, if hindi pa kayo too keen on getting a new car. Wala po hiningi payslip Sir kahit financing pa ang option with NO downpayment po yun. :)

    But of course if you're buying spot cash, lalong ok. :D

    P.S. Napansin ko talaga dito, uso ang walking dahil malayo bus and trains. Buses are ok naman po, never napupuno unlike Sg (in Brisbane, not sure about bigger cities). But not necessarily ontime lagi. Also, not all areas are served. Hindi din cheap ang fares.
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • MclarenF1MclarenF1 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 21
    Hi @Nadine, what sort of documents were required from you by the dealer or the bank when you were inquiring about buying a brand new car? Thanks
    January 2012 - IELTS Exam
    February 2012 - Submitted Vetassess Skills Assessment
    April 2012 - Positive Skills Assessment
    July 4, 2012 - Submitted EOI / WA SS
    August 25, 2012 - Approval of WA SS
    August 28, 2012 - Received Invitation to Apply
    August 29, 2012 - Applied for 190 Subclass Permanent VISA
    September 29, 2012 - CO Assigned
    October 2, 2012 - Medicals
    October 31, 2012 - VISA APPROVED
    April 20, 2013 - Flight to Perth
    May 21, 2013 - Accepted job offer
    June 10, 2013 - First day of work
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    edited February 2013 Posts: 479
    Hello po!

    Passport, visa, bank account details (I opened with NAB, wala pa laman yun), driver's license. I was supposed to submit my tenancy agreement (to prove your address), pero to follow pa sakin. I talked to the business manager of toyota. I think sila na nakikipag usap sa bank mismo if you'll be approved or not.
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    Hello po!

    Passport, visa, bank account details (I opened with NAB, wala pa laman yun), driver's license. I was supposed to submit my tenancy agreement (to prove your address), pero to follow pa sakin. I talked to the business manager of toyota. I think sila na nakikipag usap sa bank mismo if you'll be approved or not.
    Tempting... Ahahaha!! :)

    Would you have any ballpark figure as to how much would the monthly cost would be?

    Also, would they sell cars even if you don't have a local license yet?
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • MclarenF1MclarenF1 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 21
    Thanks @Nadine for the info.
    January 2012 - IELTS Exam
    February 2012 - Submitted Vetassess Skills Assessment
    April 2012 - Positive Skills Assessment
    July 4, 2012 - Submitted EOI / WA SS
    August 25, 2012 - Approval of WA SS
    August 28, 2012 - Received Invitation to Apply
    August 29, 2012 - Applied for 190 Subclass Permanent VISA
    September 29, 2012 - CO Assigned
    October 2, 2012 - Medicals
    October 31, 2012 - VISA APPROVED
    April 20, 2013 - Flight to Perth
    May 21, 2013 - Accepted job offer
    June 10, 2013 - First day of work
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    edited February 2013 Posts: 479
    @psychoboy: quite tempting. I got approved for financing po (yaris 2012), but I changed my mind. Hehe!

    Anyway, for as low as 118/week on a 457 visa for 47 months. Pero depende din po kasi sa mga add-ons. Madami pwede idagdag kasi. Eto barest minimum.

    Yup, accepted Phil license although nag submit din ako international permit. You can buy and drive without local license po. :)
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    edited February 2013 Posts: 479
    @MclarenF1: no worries po! Yung business manager po will ask a few details from you. Tapos, saka nila sasabihin what documents they will need and offer you financing options.
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    @psychoboy: quite tempting. I got approved for financing po (yaris 2012), but I changed my mind. Hehe!

    Anyway, for as low as 118/week on a 457 visa for 47 months. Pero depende din po kasi sa mga add-ons. Madami pwede idagdag kasi. Eto barest minimum.

    Yup, accepted Phil license although nag submit din ako international permit. You can buy and drive without local license po. :)
    TUKSO!!
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • vangievcvangievc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    @psychoboy: quite tempting. I got approved for financing po (yaris 2012), but I changed my mind. Hehe!

    Anyway, for as low as 118/week on a 457 visa for 47 months. Pero depende din po kasi sa mga add-ons. Madami pwede idagdag kasi. Eto barest minimum.

    Yup, accepted Phil license although nag submit din ako international permit. You can buy and drive without local license po. :)
    Mahal papo yan per week nyo na yan...

    Bare in mind na Kung phil license ka, no work, etc...mataas ang interest rate mo. toyota has their own financing...recently nag offer sila 1.2%,Nissan 0% and last week I received a letter from Honda they are offering 1.5%....I would suggest new car is better para walang sakit ng ulo. Mahal magpagawa ditto.at least new car may warranty pa. You can have $500 down payment.kelangan po nila yan to hold you at the same time e you will sign the contract of sale....never I have experience na pauutangin k nila without work...kc they have to make sure na may monthly repayment ka na nka allot sa car mo....your capacity to borrow is significant...

    I bought a CRV 2013, monthly repayment $850 per month for 5 years with $13T balloon payment.Novated lease po Ito. Pinadaan ko sa company...libre gst ng lahat expenses sa car...but this is different situation...I am sure you want to know the basic stuff.

    Kung may work na kyo at kahit one month plang kyo sa company pwede n kyo bumili car. Brand new bilieve me.ha ha ha. Kahit may cash kyo better look for instalment with very low interest rate, keep your money and use it for you other basic needs...

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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 259Member, Moderator
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    parang maglalakad muna ako pagdating dyan.. hahah..

    dito sa US, im paying 220 car + 80 insurance montly.. for 4 years
    this is a second hand 2008 Honda Civic... na binili ko nung 2011..
    so parang 300/month in total... medyo mataas ang insurance ko.. kasi wala akong credit history..

    im hoping that i can get a car on the same budget 300/month..
    kung hindi.. bisikleta muna.. lol..
    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
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    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    @psychoboy: quite tempting. I got approved for financing po (yaris 2012), but I changed my mind. Hehe!

    Anyway, for as low as 118/week on a 457 visa for 47 months. Pero depende din po kasi sa mga add-ons. Madami pwede idagdag kasi. Eto barest minimum.

    Yup, accepted Phil license although nag submit din ako international permit. You can buy and drive without local license po. :)


    Mahal papo yan per week nyo na yan...

    Bare in mind na Kung phil license ka, no work, etc...mataas ang interest rate mo. toyota has their own financing...recently nag offer sila 1.2%,Nissan 0% and last week I received a letter from Honda they are offering 1.5%....I would suggest new car is better para walang sakit ng ulo. Mahal magpagawa ditto.at least new car may warranty pa. You can have $500 down payment.kelangan po nila yan to hold you at the same time e you will sign the contract of sale....never I have experience na pauutangin k nila without work...kc they have to make sure na may monthly repayment ka na nka allot sa car mo....your capacity to borrow is significant...

    I bought a CRV 2013, monthly repayment $850 per month for 5 years with $13T balloon payment.Novated lease po Ito. Pinadaan ko sa company...libre gst ng lahat expenses sa car...but this is different situation...I am sure you want to know the basic stuff.

    Kung may work na kyo at kahit one month plang kyo sa company pwede n kyo bumili car. Brand new bilieve me.ha ha ha. Kahit may cash kyo better look for instalment with very low interest rate, keep your money and use it for you other basic needs...

    Sana hindi ito mabasa ng asawa ko ms @vangievc, dream car nya ang CRV! ahahaha... :)
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    edited February 2013 Posts: 479
    @vangievc: :D. Essentially why I backed out po, naghahanap pa ako ng mas mura sa 118/week. Ang need ko is just getting from point A to B.

    I prefer the simplest first car - compact para fuel efficient na rin (ako lang gagamit) and it will be my first car in Au. May nakita ako mazda2 2012 (17k) vs honda jazz 2012 (17k) din vs yaris (16+k)? Automatic po eto. Any thoughts po sa inyo especially sa mga car enthusiasts? :).... Salamat!!!

    Yun talaga sinasabi ng mga pinoys I've talked to dito - get a new car na lang para iwas sakit ulo. Honda nga daw 1.5% and toyota 1.2. Ang sarap sana ng novated lease but I am not too sure if I can get my company involved.
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    @vangievc: :D. Essentially why I backed out po, naghahanap pa ako ng mas mura sa 118/week. Ang need ko is just getting from point A to B.

    I prefer the simplest first car - compact para fuel efficient na rin (ako lang gagamit) and it will be my first car in Au. May nakita ako mazda2 2012 (17k) vs honda jazz 2012 (17k) din vs yaris (16+k)? Automatic po eto. Any thoughts po sa inyo especially sa mga car enthusiasts? :).... Salamat!!!

    Yun talaga sinasabi ng mga pinoys I've talked to dito - get a new car na lang para iwas sakit ulo. Honda nga daw 1.5% and toyota 1.2. Ang sarap sana ng novated lease but I am not too sure if I can get my company involved.
    If you want more fuel efficiency, try getting a car no more than 1.7 liter... Also get a manual transmission - you will burn lesser fuel here than automatic.
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • NadineNadine BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 479
    Sir @psychoboy, I grew up po on manual satin hehe! Pero sanay na sanay nako sa Cebu na pati kung saan corner ako need bumaba to 2nd gear, alam ko. Anticipated ko na yun. Tsaka yung 20km/hr natin, masaya nako dun sa trapik ng Pinas :D.

    Dito hindi lang car ang baliktad, pati roads!! Nakakalito when I tried driving even if I'm a driver na for about half of my life. Naisip ko if I have automatic, di ko na isipin ang gear na yan, roads na lang. Make sense po ba?

    Oo nga pala, I finally admitted to myself kailangan ko ng lessons! Roads, rules etc. :D
    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

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  • barlovalbarloval SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @ psychoboy, pare madali lang mag buy ng car dito, mas mahirap pa yung kumuha ng license. anyway kung may phil licenise ka pwede ka naman mag drive dito up to 3 mos.

    @ topic, bumili ako ng car from a private seller, okay pa naman mga condition mga car dito kahit malaki na mileage, hiway mileage namin unlike sa atin na kung umabot na ng 100K's sira sira na. yung nabili ko is 98 crv, 4K, spent some for the replacement of timing belt and okay na.

    basta bili ka muna ng cheapy ones, pag okay ka na income mo, saka ka bili ng new.
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  • brentbrent PerthTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @Nadine, agreed on driving automatic lalo kapag baguhan sa AU. Laking manual din ako sa Phils, and when we did the initial entry with my family, I rented out an Automatic Kia Cerato, and downloaded a free GPS app... perfect.
    Planning to buy automatic when I get settled in AU this yr. =)
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    Sir @psychoboy, I grew up po on manual satin hehe! Pero sanay na sanay nako sa Cebu na pati kung saan corner ako need bumaba to 2nd gear, alam ko. Anticipated ko na yun. Tsaka yung 20km/hr natin, masaya nako dun sa trapik ng Pinas :D.

    Dito hindi lang car ang baliktad, pati roads!! Nakakalito when I tried driving even if I'm a driver na for about half of my life. Naisip ko if I have automatic, di ko na isipin ang gear na yan, roads na lang. Make sense po ba?

    Oo nga pala, I finally admitted to myself kailangan ko ng lessons! Roads, rules etc. :D
    I got you here! :) dapat extra careful kapag magdrive... :)
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • vangievcvangievc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    @vangievc: :D. Essentially why I backed out po, naghahanap pa ako ng mas mura sa 118/week. Ang need ko is just getting from point A to B.

    I prefer the simplest first car - compact para fuel efficient na rin (ako lang gagamit) and it will be my first car in Au. May nakita ako mazda2 2012 (17k) vs honda jazz 2012 (17k) din vs yaris (16+k)? Automatic po eto. Any thoughts po sa inyo especially sa mga car enthusiasts? :).... Salamat!!!

    Yun talaga sinasabi ng mga pinoys I've talked to dito - get a new car na lang para iwas sakit ulo. Honda nga daw 1.5% and toyota 1.2. Ang sarap sana ng novated lease but I am not too sure if I can get my company involved.


    If you want more fuel efficiency, try getting a car no more than 1.7 liter... Also get a manual transmission - you will burn lesser fuel here than automatic.
    I've been to that...my previous one was micra before 4.8 km /100 km 1.3 liter...:-) ,, OK nmn sya at talagang matipid.he he he..Sa babae pwede na ito. Nag offer pa nga ang nissan ng 0%.

    Recently lang ako nagpalit ng car. I just realise that I need to upgrade and enjoy the fruit of my hardwork. :-) ..
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