Thursday, May 28, 2009

Her Perodua Kancil

This is my fiancee's 2002 Perodua Kancil. It has a manual transmission, 850cc engine, original silver colour with adequate space for four adults. It has been serving her well for the past seven years. When the loan was fully paid, she thought of modifying her car to look better than original. What a better way to do that than to put in some Daihatsu Mira stuffs right?

So the bodyparts was changed to Daihatsu Mira L200s front and rear bumpers, L200 side skirt(I bought, installed and then I realised it was the wrong combination...:D) and we replaced the original dashboard taken from Mira L500. It has better aircon flow and the looks.

We send the car to be painted white to replaced the original silver. She thought that it's a better idea to paint the whole car, inside and outside. We went for the VIP look for the interior; the dashboard and some panels were painted cream and with some brown accents, and installed seat cushions. Then we bought a used L500 13 inches sport rims and a Pioneer MP3 player and speakers to complete the whole modification.

She spent more than RM4600 for the whole thing. But it was worth it. The painted interior gives a bigger looking interior than it is. It is quite a looker too. Just recently she felt that it was time for a change. The Kancil wasn't equipped with power steering unit and it's a manual. She wanted a bigger, auto car which is easier to drive.

Due to our limited budget and the low second hand value of the Kancil, we search for a used family sedan. Her first choice was a used first generation Honda CRV, followed by the 1997 Civic EK and the Toyota Corolla AE111. I on the other hand, would prefer more if she buys the Civic. After 10 years, the car still have the looks, with a realiable engine if it is cared well. A non-VTEC version would be suitable for her. After days of persuasion, she finally agreed, and now we are waiting for her loan to be approved.

Hopefully if we are able to buy the EK3, it's time to hunt for some modifications parts. I'm already thinking of getting a 15 inch Racing Sparco rims, EK9 bodyparts...hmm...the list just won't stop.

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