back in 2013. they bought their first Family car. an LCGC car. they rose in life quickly, moving in to better, bigger house, getting better furniture. their business is booming and so they are also rising in their economy class. and their oldest child was just a teenager 5 years ago, but now he needs his own transportation to go to and back from college. although the car will still be shared, they mean for their current car to be the primary means of transport for their son for college. and that means they’ll be getting another car just for family use. preferably something that’s more encompassing and capable, and more comfortable. because why not? they can afford it now
We Indonesians have a very socialized culture. we’re close with the extended family. we hang out a lot with friends. and we go travel en masse. we ‘hitch’ rides all the time. and you don’t ‘hitch rides’ alone. it’s usually with a lot of friends, and you end up traveling to a mall or something together.
we’re not concerned with power. with big cities in Indonesia having one of the worst traffic jam in the world. nobody really cares about going fast we care more about the economy of the car. but at the same time.
Indonesia also have A LOT of mountains, and we LOVE going for a holiday to the cool places up on the mountains or hills. so make sure you have enough power to ‘move’ the weight of your car + 600kg (7 people + luggage for a week) going up 10-15 degrees incline, and with the same weight, keep at least going 80km/h steady on the intercity highway on average.
(yeah our average highway speed is rather low too. but it’s only limited by the average capabilities of the cars on it. not the speed limit)
model year 2018
no size limit. but any wheelbase longer than 2.6m, and you better make it REALLY worth it.
minimal 5 seats. 7 seats is preferable. 8 only when you can make it not too compromised.
luggage space is a big selling point, although not critical
Minimum of 12km/l. but higher is better of course. (33.9 UK MPG/ 28.2 US MPG/ 8.33L/100KM)
although this is mostly a city car. do mind the gearing, because we need them short 1st gears for going up hills
Regular Fuel (91RON/87AKI)
Catalytic converters pls. i know we’re in the 3rd world. but we’re not THAT behind
Target price $19000 @ 0%
minimum 50 Safety
minimum 25 comfort
make the service costs as low as you can. it’ll be a bonus if it’s low enough.
think simple, but modern and capable.
power isn’t a concern as long as it’s enough to pull the weight of the car fully loaded (power to weight >0.05)
Following Indonesia’s capacity based Tax the limits are <1.5L , <2.5L, <3.5L, >3.5L
(because i’m ranting again and i wanna make everyone as blue balled as we are)
the bigger capacity classes are taxed quite a bit more, it’s not really economically practical to use bigger engine to make up for the lack of power while maintaining efficiency.
so you have mostly 3 choices with the engine…
turbos, which makes the engine complex, and will have it’s own consequences
big engines, which will be more taxing on the yearly tax.
small engine Measly power. which probably make you need to make your car lighter, which compromises on OTHER things
no best solutions here
- nothing is a hard limit. but basically if you go over the limit. you better make it worth it
also make other SENSIBLE decisions that would fit nicely with what we need and want
what will be judged?
just like you would see a car irl. everything. when something is really amiss that’s really putting you off even though it’s not too relevant/not your main criteria. you walk away.
but the main parts are :
- fuel economy
- space. in general
to make it easier IRL car Examples that i was thinking of for you to google up
naming conventions as usual. but for the newcomers:
Car model : CSR68-nickname
Car trim : whatever
Engine family : CSR68 - nickname
Engine variant : whatever
Deadline 6th April