Price: Octavia Ambition 1.4 $98,900 with COE
Read our review of the Octavia Ambition Plus here
There aren’t many mainstream European sedans around, let alone ones that cost less than S$100k, but Skoda manages to be both with the base version of its Octavia sedan. Now with a more powerful 1.4-litre turbo engine, up from the 1.0 it had at launch, it’s the rare European car that offers maximal value for money at the moment.
Price: Polo Comfortline $S99,800
Read our review of the Polo Beats here
The demise of the lesser Golf model (the 1.0 and 1.2 variants) means there’s no Golf that fits our budget now, but if you don’t need that much space, nor to carry as many things, the Polo fits the bill nicely. The Comfortline model has a robust feature set – keyless entry, six airbags, colour touchscreen infotainment – but the Beats edition (at S$103,900 with COE) packs an enticing amount of extra gear and a kickass sound system.
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