Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Terengganu bought Mercedes cars... Why?

The Terengganu state government purchased 14 Mercedes E200 compressor cars at RM3.43 million, for the use of its state executive councillors and senior officials.

He says buying the cars to replace the Proton Perdana V6 Executive fleet is a move to cut cost. He says the Proton cars are costing a lot of money due to high cost of maintenance. He also said an example of the Proton Perdana owned by the state commerce, industry and environment committee chairman Toh Chin Yaw, has undergone repairs costing RM 50,000 within 36 months.

He also says Mercedes is cheaper to maintain and save fuel. He also added that the Mercedes can fetch a higher market price.

To me, I personally think that it is because they want the glamor. When these people with power buy such cars, are they saying that Proton cars are not good? Are they encouraging the people NOT to buy Proton cars?

They also say that these Mercedes cars can fetch a high market price. I think that, they themselves can buy these cars at really low prices.

So, do you think it is a good move for the Terengganu state government to buy the 14 Mercedes E200 compressor cars?

1 comment:

All things beautiful said...

GOOD MOVE otherwise we don't know our national car so "cha" mah! No grounds for argument... Now this action of theirs really speaks volumes. Like putting your foot into your mouth :-)