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Before You Buy a Used Perodua Myvi, Check These 5 Things

A Brief History of the Perodua Myvi

The Perodua Myvi (sometimes comically dubbed as the “King”)  does not need any introduction here in Malaysia. In a sedan and suburban utility vehicle (SUV) dominated market, the first-generation Myvi shows that size really does not matter when it comes to cars. 

The first generation Perodua Myvi (M300) made a debut in 2005, followed by the second generation (M600) in 2011 and the third generation (M800) in 2018, which is the current generation Myvi on sale. Each generation underwent a facelift, so this is something to consider when surveying for a used Perodua Myvi.

Read More: The Evolution of the Perodua Myvi

Perodua Myvi Listing on Carsome

Perodua Myvi Listing on CARSOME

Is a Second-Hand Perodua Myvi a Good Car?

Of course! Since its inception back in 2005, the little hatchback has been one of the best-selling cars in Malaysia for eight consecutive years! By the year 2017, the Perodua Myvi sold over one million units, and by 2019, it was crowned again (not literally) the nation’s best-selling car – this is no different in 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic

The Perodua Myvi consistently outranks its competitors in the economy hatchback segment, be it brand new or second-hand due to its reliability, fuel economy, and wide aftermarket support. 

Pros and Cons of the Perodua Myvi

Reliable (regular service and maintenance will keep the car problem-free) ✔ Poor sound insulation especially the whining noise from the engine but this is improved on the third generation (M800)
Petrol efficient – a full tank can travel approximately 500-kilometers ✔ Getting up to speed is slow, especially on an incline
Spacious cabin for a family of four with plenty of legroom, headroom and storage compartments for a road trip ✔ Interior build quality is poor, using cheaper plastics but it has improved on the third generation (M800)
Comfortable ride as it absorbs potholes well ✔ Ride quality is not smooth over rough surfaces
Usable boot-space at 277-liters, expandable up to 832-liters with rear seats folded – it’s enough to fit a family of four luggage ✔ Rear seats used to fold flat on the third generation (M800), this will make arranging items slightly harder when loading
Low maintenance costs ✔
Small vehicle size (easy to park) ✔
Brakes are well-calibrated, it’s not jerky like the second generation (M600) ✔
Seats are supportive for the lumbar ✔
Full size spare tire ✔
Built-in SmartTAG reader on the third generation (M800) – no RFID complications ✔
Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A) on the third generation (M800) – an advanced driving aid in case you fall asleep at the wheel ✔

It is clear that the third generation Perodua Myvi (M800) is a significant upgrade over the predecessor it replaces. The body is less boxy and more sharp looking, with a lower and wider stance, making the car feel more stable.

Furthermore, there are more standard features now on the third generation Myvi such as keyless entry (which allows you to lock or unlock your car by pressing the button on the door handle), push-start button (starting the car with a push button instead of the outdated “insert and twist” method), full-size spare tire, LED headlights and taillights (LED combination), acoustic windscreen (blocks ambient noise from outside), Anti-braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) [prevents the tires from locking up and skidding], Vehicle Stability Control and traction control (stabilizes the car if it loses control), four airbags (predecessor only had two) and a five-star ASEAN NCAP crash test rating (improved over the four-star of its predecessor to ensure safe design standards in crashworthiness).

For the six airbags, you need to step up to the Perodua Myvi 1.5 High variant and while you do get the Perodua’s version of ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance System) or in Perodua’s marketing terms – Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A), you need to get the top of the range Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance variant for that. At the time of launch in 2018, the third-generation Myvi was the cheapest car to receive such an advanced driving aid system. 

Read More: Everything you need to know about Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A)

How Much Does a Second-Hand Perodua Myvi Cost?

The price for a second-hand Perodua Myvi ranges from RM20,000 to RM50,000 depending on the year, variant, condition, and mileage of the car. A fair price to pay would be around RM48,000, which can get you a 2018 second-hand Perodua Myvi 1.5 High. With a 10 percent down payment, the estimated monthly installment cost is RM519 per month.

On the other hand, like-brand new 2022 and 2023 second-hand Perodua Myvis can also be bought for around RM644 per month at CARSOME.

Alternatively, if that is out of your budget then take a look at the 2016 second-hand Perodua Myvi 1.5 SE for RM39,500. With similar loan calculations, you’re looking to pay an estimated sum of RM432 per month.

On the other hand, if you are looking to spend less than RM400 per month then take a look at the 2014 second-hand Perodua Myvi 1.3 EZI priced at RM32,500 with a mileage of 65,627 KM. You’re looking to pay an estimated sum of RM355 per month after factoring in a 10 percent down payment. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get an additional RM1000 discount from CARSOME for all second-hand Perodua Myvi in our inventory from the 1st to the 15th of October!

Which Second-Hand Perodua Myvi Variant Should I Buy?

We recommend the third-generation Perodua Myvi 1.5 High variant as it gets you the six airbags, a more refined engine with higher power output (same as the 1.5-liter engine found in the Toyota Yaris), and sportier trims such as larger dual-tone rims, body kit, and a spoiler.

2018 Myvi H 1.5

A 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 High sold on CARSOME for RM49,900

What Are the Common Problems in a Second-Hand Perodua Myvi?

The Perodua Myvi has been Malaysia’s best-selling car for so many years and you do not get such standing without its reliability. Although the third-generation Myvi is fully designed locally without being based on the Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon, reliability has always been a part of the Myvi.

Mechanically speaking, there are no common problems here except for the first-generation Myvi (M300), known for air-conditioner compressor issues. Due to poor lubrication in the engine, the oil in the compressor can turn black after some time and will damage the air-conditioner over time.

If you plan to get the first-generation Myvi, it is recommended to service the air-conditioner immediately after getting it. Other than that, regular service and maintenance will keep the car problem-free. 

Do note there was a recall by Perodua for the Myvi’s fuel pump replacement, affected models were manufactured between late 2018 to 2019. Therefore, this is something to keep in mind when surveying for a used Perodua Myvi.

Second-Hand Perodua Myvi Service Cost

Road Tax RM70 (1.3-liter) 

RM90 (1.5-liter)

Tires/pc (~) RM120 – RM250
Minor service (Engine oil and oil filter) [~] RM200 – RM400
Air conditioner service (~) RM250 – RM280

The prices listed above are taken from Perodua’s official website. Conversely, you can take your second-hand Perodua Myvi to service at CARSOME Service Center with packages starting from RM98!

Read More: Here’s Why Perodua Myvi is the Ford Mustang of Malaysia

Get The Perfect All-Rounder Hatchback From CARSOME!

Your ride deserves the royal treatment. At CARSOME, all our Perodua Myvi are put through a rigorous 175-point inspection to ensure they are free from flood, fire, accident damage, and mileage tampering. Then, we send our vehicles for refurbishment at our CARSOME Certified Lab before we list them on our website and app.

All of the prices you see listed are what you’ll be paying for. Our cars have no hidden fees, plus, we’ll be handling all the paperwork for you! 

Get yourself a second-hand Perodua Myvi, the perfect all-rounder car to drive everywhere you want to!

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