Costs of running a car in Malaysia (Should I call Australia or Malaysia as home?)

In making the decision to either continue on staying in Australia or return to Malaysia, I have got to consider a number of things. One of them is to look at the costs of running and maintaining a car in both countries.

In this instance, we’ll look at a Proton Saga 1.3. As I have no experience whatsoever in maintaining a car in Malaysia, I have to use a lot of assumptions here. So, if you have much more accurate figures, do share with all of us yeah?

Type of car: Proton Saga 1.3 Manual Transmission (Metallic) M-Line

Price of car: RM 38,998.00  (According to Proton Edar’s Website)

Road tax: RM70.00 per year (Autoworld)

Insurance: RM1,200 per year (Autoworld)

Petrol:RM200 per month

Servicing: RM400 per year

Repairs: Set aside RM2,000 per year for those once in a blue moon repairs. (Do you reckon it’s enough or is it too much?)

The post about the costs of running a car in Australia will be up in a few days.


Disclaimer: This article is not a specific nor general advice on managing or investing your money. This article does not constitute a recommendation nor does it take into account your investment objectives, financial situation nor particular needs.

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This blog is about the journey of a 28-year-old Malaysian towards financial freedom. This blog was started back when the blogger was 21 years old. However, his journey towards financial freedom had begun way before that. Materials such as investing, business, entrepreneurship, equities, and real estate are presented. The author also posts his thoughts and observations on life in general.


  1. mohamed risham says:


    For a new car, the first three services is free. i.e one service for a 3 months period.

    Later on, the cost ranges from rm100 to rm200 for minor services. However for major services such as changing spark plug, oil, transmission oil, radiator drain and flush. it goes to rm200 to rm300. depends on where you do the servicing.


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