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    Financing a car through a Thai wife

    I'd like a new Mazda 2. If I put down the downpayment and make the payments can it be in her name?

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    Does your wife have a job?

    A real job?

    If she has what the Thais call a 'slip', then no problem. This is an official wage slip for the last 3 to 6 months from her employer. With this, no problem.

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    Yes a real job with the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpton View Post
    Yes a real job with the government.
    Then no problem.

    Get her to do everything, who pays the money every month has no bearing on it.

    I'm not sure why you think an official employee of the government cannot be given car finance.

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    I don't think that but I wondered if it would raise eyebrows if the payments are made by me. Maybe I can give the money to her to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpton
    I don't think that but I wondered if it would raise eyebrows if the payments are made by me. Maybe I can give the money to her to pay.
    It's common as somtam mate... I mean for a farang to pay Thai bills...
    Why Mazda 2? have you looked at other options in that price range?
    not saying it's a bad car, but much better alternatives which will hold their re-sell value more than a M2.

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    Whar car do you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpton View Post
    Whar car do you suggest?
    Guess he can only mean either a Honda Jazz or a Toyota Yaris. Not too many options in the small hatchback sector within a similar price range.

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    I just purchased a Mazda CX3 diesel and am very happy with its design and technology. For those who follow quality cars, this is what helped me make my final decision:

    https://www.mazda.ca/en/car-guide-awards/

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    I've got a mini cooper elsewhere and the m2 is the only affordable car I can think of in Thailand that comes close to it. Hondas and Toyotas aren't fun to drive.

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    A good review.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpton
    Whar car do you suggest?
    What's your budget - around 500k right?
    If it must be new, which most people will advise, could you afford a little more to get the City or Altis? both can be had in CNG. Much better than the M2.

    how about 'near new' like 1-2 year old car? with service record/low kms...
    if the car is for you, why not get a nice 2nd hand CRV or Camry/Accord? circa 2008-2010... much more car for your money IMHO.

    this is an example from one2car (buy private should be much cheaper around 500k max)...

    ???????? Honda CR-V ONE2CAR

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    Thanks dick but I'm not a toyota or honda fan. They are boring.

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    All good bro. I have driven the M2, didn't like the interior, but it drives well, excellent brakes and handling.. get white *it's the new black

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    If you want a driving car, go for the Mazda 2. Enjoy the car and bugger the resale value!

    Suzuki Swift ain't bad either.

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    Mate, have a look through this thread ... http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...march-one.html (Toyota Yaris versus Nissan March - which one?)

    It's recent and discusses a few models you mention.

    The dark red colour the Mazda 2/3/5 come it is a winner in my eyes.

    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpton View Post
    Yes a real job with the government.
    So have you secured the loan, was it easy?

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    I got a motorbike and a car on the same day.
    My wife had no job, the house was half built, i was working abroad in Mexico at the time.
    I could have got what i wanted and it was only 3% interest
    I coudnt beleive how easy it was the guy came to the land with the house half built, had a little talk and it was done.
    We have paid it off now it was with kathasorn i think, the yellow logo bank.
    I gave the guy a couple of quid for his trouble
    I think one of the family may have secured the loan i am not sure.
    I went to Kawasaki for the bike, she went to Honda for the car
    Job done

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