I bought Cinonet in November 2005, so she's not even 3 years old this month. It's a 1.5 VTEC engine that offers easy driving in the city area and steady speeding on Malaysian expressways (sebab kat Singapore, jangan haraplah aku boleh speed).
When I first decided to buy Cinonet, it was solely based on it's safety features. Imagine having 2 toddlers who constantly fight in the car. With toys and milk bottles flying while they play with the car windows, tell me who could concentrate on the road. The safety features that come with Cinonet somehow provide me some assurance that no matter what the kids are doing, they'll remain IN the car. Air bags, central window locking, child lock and seat-belts at the back seats are among the safety features worth mentioning.
The Cinonet's look can be deceiving. It looks small, but the cabin area is surprisingly comfortable, even with 5 adults in the car. Most of the times there are 4 adults + 2 kids.
I first booked a Silver colored Jazz, but ended up getting a Nighthawk Black just because I was listening to many disco songs on my laptop at that time. Funny, eh? How songs can influence your decisions on other things. Anyway, Black Jazz makes heads turn in this city. Why? I don't have the answer. Maybe it's because of some 'X' factor that attracts the youth (and veterans as well).
As the saying goes, If you love somebody/something let her go. Same fate with my Cinonet. With growing kids (who are growing at an unbelievable speed), it's now quite a hassle to ferry 4 adults + 2 kids in this Cinonet. Wazif has been complaining regarding leg rooms since early this year. Shawqi has been fighting the front passenger seat with ME! He always ended up sitting and jumping on my lap. Imagine a long distance journey with them, haiyo.... pening kepala and sakit kaki aku.
So, two months ago we decided to get an MPV. It was fun visiting the car dealers and shopping centers just to get into as many MPVs as we could. We finally decided on one sometime end of May and placed a booking.
Now that my loan has been approved and all paper works will be finalized tomorrow, I'm letting my Cinonet go. Tsk tsk tsk ....