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In a week i should be picking up my New Koup. I was wondering if any of you made a checklist of things you did / Should've did before you drove of the lot.
I searched the Forum but couldn't find it.

Also, How big is the difference between the EX and the SX. is it really worth 2 grand?


and Lastly, I am thinking Black SX, anything against it? i wanted a Racing red but they're out, my only options are Black, Titanium, and silver.
 

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the wheels- i've heard folks w/EXs want the SXes...
and you are so lucky that they just happen to have a black SX koup on the lot- i looked for 2 months at the 5 dealers nearby- still havent seen another black one around since i bought this one.

as far as a checklist goes-
def be sure to pop the hood and check all the fluids (as proven by a story someone else posted in another link)

kick the dealer in the teeth if he trys to stick you with "extras"
 

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#1...get the color you want...find another dealer or wait it out.

#2...test drive it...not just around the block...take it on the roads you normally drive and at all speeds you normally drive. Feel for any tranny problems (manual or automatic, shifting, cluch operation, etc) and if it has ANY anomalies get them fixed before purchase. Believe me, you'll be on top of the list for fixes before purchase.

IMO the SX is the way to go...your financial situation is what should "drive" your decision.
 

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maybe this will help?

Collecting your new car soon? A car has thousands of components, and it will be impossible to check that all are in order. However, checking the important parts is essential for safety and ensures that you are not being short-changed.

The below guide serves as a checklist for you to examine your new vehicle.

* Download it here and bring it for your new car collection.



Do make sure that all the keys and remote controls are working. A key could cost up to $400 to replace.

Locks

Keyless Entry (Lock and unlock using remote)
Manual Entry (Lock and unlock using key)
Master Lock
Individual Lock
Alarm
Alarm reset switch

Windows

Power Windows(Check that the driver side auto window is working)
Windows control Lock

Electric Mirrors

Electric Mirrors Control ( Up, Down, Left & Right )
Folding Mirrors(Check that the Mirrors can be retractable by either manual or electrical folding.)

Console

Engine Start Button (if any)
Air-Conditioning
Fan Speeds
Rear Demister
Radio/CD/DVD Player
Reverse Camera (if any)
Steering controls (if any)

Switches

Headlights
Directional Signals
High Beam
Hazard Lights
Parking Lights
Tail Lights
Brake Lights
Fog Lamps
Interior light
Wiper (Make sure each speed is correct)
Wiper Spray
Horn

Dashboard

Dashboard lights come on when headlights are on
Information lights (eg. Parking brake ) are lit at relevant time
Check that odometer does not display excessive mileage

Transmission & Brakes

Smooth Gearshift
Automatic transmission
Over Drive button
Shift Lock button
Footbrake
Handbrake

Things to look out for:
Test auto-transmission for shock while engaging gear.
Make sure that the brake has to be depressed to shift out of Park mode.
Make sure that the car can only start in Neutral or Park mode.

Other Interiors

Steering wheel properly aligned
Steering wheel adjusting lever
Bonnet release lever
Boot release lever
Fuel tank release lever
Check for stains and holes on seats
Seat adjuster (Forward, backward, recline)
Seat belts (Check that the Seat belts lock when pulled hard)
Seat belts height adjuster
Check for scratches and dents on the trims
Rear Mirror
Glove box
Check for stains on carpets
Air-con vents (Check that they are able to move freely)
Speakers
Moonroof (Opens and closes fully)

Exterior

Check that car plate is correct
Check that body surface is free from dents and scratches.
Check that windows and windscreens are free from stains and scratches
Check that lights are clear and undamaged
Check that door handles are working
Check that tyres are free from holes and punctures
Check that rims are free from scratches
Check that the radio antenna is working
Check that fuel cap is secured

Under The Bonnet

Engine Oil level
Brake Fluid level
Battery Water level
Transmission Fluid level
Coolant level
Air-Conditioning gas level
Check engine compartment with any obvious defects and damage

Inside the Boot

Base board
Boot light
Tool kit
Spare tyre

Documentation

Road Tax Disc
Vehicle log card
Certificate of insurance
Car owner manual

Miscellaneous

Check tyres pressure
Cruise control (if any)
All goodies promised are given

New car collection checklist | Car Buying Advice, Motoring Tips & Guides - sgCarMart
 

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the wheels- i've heard folks w/EXs want the SXes...
and you are so lucky that they just happen to have a black SX koup on the lot- i looked for 2 months at the 5 dealers nearby- still havent seen another black one around since i bought this one.

as far as a checklist goes-
def be sure to pop the hood and check all the fluids (as proven by a story someone else posted in another link)

kick the dealer in the teeth if he trys to stick you with "extras"

jajajajajajaja!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!! kick the dealer in the teeth?? lol!! oh man u made my day!
 

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wow thats so kool, i was thinking in getting mine black i love black... i just went to the dealer to check out the car and man oh man the car looks totally diferent in person, looks way to amazing!! can't wait to get mine!!
 

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I decided on the Black SX. IMO, the leather, sunroof, automatic climate control, 17" tires, etc. are all worth the little bit extra. If and when you want to sell or trade in you will get better value. I was torn between the red and black myself. Old car was red so I wanted something different. The black looks amazing when its clean (check out my gallery) but it can be hard to keep it that way. I have to stop myself from wanting to wash it every 3 days aha.

If red is the colour you want, try and find it.
 
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