Three words come to mind when we think of Japanese cars: Reliability, Practicality and Cheap. If these are the factors that you’re looking for, here are the 5 most affordable Japanese cars in 2020.
With COE prices at the writing at $37,766 for CAT A (Cars up to 1600cc & 97KW) and $41,510 for CAT B (Cars above 1600cc or 97KW), we know cars in Singapore are expensive, but if you still need a car to get around, here are the five most affordable Japanese cars you can buy brand new in 2020.
5) Toyota Vios-1.5 (E) Grade - $84,888
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From an ever so reliable company, comes an ever so reliable Japanese car. You can get the Vios for $84,888. One that you see a lot on the roads in Singapore, mainly for its reliability and overall performance. The Toyota Vios receives many good reviews for its sporty-looking exterior and big trunk capacity, making it a spacious sedan that’s perfect for the family to get from point A to B. If you’re looking to get one and don’t mind a used option, here's one on our used car page.
4) Mazda 2 Hatchback (1.5 Deluxe) - $81,388
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If you are looking for something smaller and reliable, the Mazda 2 Hatchback comes in at $81,388. With a sleek interior, good handling on the roads, as well as the excellent fuel consumption of 19.6km/L it's definitely a no-frills Japanese car for you to pootle around town in. You can also check out a pre-loved option on the Motorist website here.
3) Honda Jazz 1.3 (A) - $78,999
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The next car on our list is below the $80,000 mark, the Honda Jazz is listed at $78,999. The Jazz’s roomy interior makes it comfortable and perfect for a small family car along with pretty economical fuel consumption of 19.2km/L. The Jazz is also a safe and groovy pick for people that want a solid and cheap Japanese family car to drive around in. If you're interested in a car but don't want to spend too much, you can find a second-hand model here.
2) Nissan Note (1.2 Lite A) - $74,888
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For just $74,888, you can get the basic model of the Nissan Note, making it one of the most affordable cars you can get in Singapore. The Note has one of the most spacious cabins in its class even compared to those at a much higher price point. While it may not be the most Note-worthy (pun intended) of vehicles, the value-for-money is undeniable and you'll be laughing all the way to the bank. If you want an even cheaper option and don't mind a used model, you can check one out here.
1) Mitsubishi Attrage 1.2 L - $69,999
Presenting the most affordable Japanese car in 2020, we have the Mitsubishi Attrage going for a scant $69,999. This reliable, practical, and cheap sedan that is the perfect fit for people looking to get their first car on a budget. One of the biggest draws of the Attrage is its fuel consumption at a petrol-sipping 20.4km/l. It's also got cruise control which is nice for long drives.
Now you know the five most affordable Japanese cars you can buy in Singapore in 2020. These cars might not impress most, if any, of your car-loving friends nor will you be as cool as Takumi Fujiwara in an AE86, but hey, it still beats taking a bus.
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