27th May 2016 - 3 min read
If you’re one of those geniuses who can drive both a manual transmission and an automatic, which would you choose to buy based on pocket-friendliness? We’ve got the numbers to help you figure it all out! To that end, we looked at car price, fuel consumption efficiency as well as maintenance costs to see which category of transmission vehicle wins.
To compare, we’ve chosen four cars randomly, with zero favouritism; the Perodua Myvi, Perodua Axia, the Toyota Vios and the Proton Saga. Now let’s put them to the test!
|Car Make and Model||Price in RM (West Malaysia)||Maintenance Cost in RM (Service at 50,000km)||Fuel Consumption|
|Axia 1.0 Standarad G – Manual||32,127||182||21.6 km/l|
|Axia 1.0 Standard G – Auto||35,127||182||20.1 km/l|
|MyVi 1.3 Standard G – Manual||40,862||154||18.1 km/l|
|MyVi 1.3 Standard G – Auto||43,862||154||16.7 km/l|
|Vios 1.5 J – Manual||77,980||280||17.2 km/l|
|Vios 1.5 J – Auto||81,880||280||14.9 km/l|
|Saga SV – Manual||33,438||359||16.7 km/l|
|Saga SV – Auto||36,438||203||15.8 km/l|
It’s important to note, while all care has been taken to provide you with the most accurate information available at the time of writing, do contact your dealer for personal estimates. Now, let’s look at what the figures mean!
Even though it’s clear that manual transmission cars have the propensity to save you more money, your level of ease when driving shouldn’t be overlooked. Sure, automatics are generally more expensive to buy and maintain but to some, the relative effortlessness of driving in traffic-ridden city roads may compensate for the added costs.
Are you in the market to purchase your very own ride? Then do give our car loan comparison page a look-see to find a financing package that really drives you, pun intended!
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