Once we pass midnight tonight, it would have been exactly one month since we launched our sister site oto.my, which is a car classifieds site for you to buy and sell cars. We welcome any feedback on how to make the site a better experience for both buyers and sellers, please drop an email with your comments and suggestions to , yeah? :)
So we thought it would be fun to do some digging and see what's been trending on the site. We've already posted the top 10 viewed cars on oto.my earlier, so now let's look at the top 10 car makes viewed on oto.my, via the direct links on the front page.
From the oto.my front page, you can use these direct links (with the make logos for easy recognition) to quickly jump to the make of used car you are looking for, or you can use the advanced search tools to further refine your search by setting your Make, Model, maximum or minimum selling price and much more.
#1 - Volkswagen
It looks like Volkswagen are really making some serious in-roads into the Malaysian market - 10 years ago no one would expect the brand to be where it is today, before the principals came in and aggressively expanded their model offerings and dealer network.
oto.my now has quite a few Golfs, Polos, and a mix of other models for sale, including this nice 3-door Polo GTi which you can grab if you don't want to endure the waiting list. Or if you have a Volkswagen for sale, why not try listing it at oto.my?
#2 - BMW
There are quite a mix of BMW cars on sale at oto.my, ranging from a classic E30 up to a monster 545i with a 345 horsepower V8, or even a sexy E46 convertible if you feel like a ride that can take its top down.
#3 - Honda
Honda comes in at third place, and it's also the most searched for Japanese car at oto.my - after the two German marques above. If you want a Civic Type R sedan, there's one for sale, or if you prefer something a little more Euro, there's also the FN Type R hatchback.
It might also be a good time to look for used Honda Civic for sale, if you don't fancy the next generation Civic and prefer one from the current generation.
#4 - Toyota
About half of the Toyotas listed on oto.my are of the MPV bodytype, thanks to all the Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire, Toyota Estima and Toyota Wish brought in by the grey importers.
If you're looking for a good first car to buy and prefer a used Japanese car instead of a brand new national car, there's also a selection of Toyota Vios for sale - both the previous and current generation with prices ranging from RM42k to RM68k.
#5 - Proton
Our national car maker, Proton joins the list in fifth place. A stand out among various Proton models is definitely a 2001 Proton Satria GTI which still seems to be holding a good value, at RM28,500. More of a family man, then a 2009 Proton Exora might be your pick with a price tag of RM52,800.
Apart from the Wiras which take up a large percentage of Protons, we also have both the older and newer Sagas. Another interesting model is the 2009 Proton Satria CPS which seems to be an unmolested unit, going for RM40,000.
#6 - Mercedes-Benz
The third German brand, which lies sixth this list is Mercedes-Benz. You can choose to among several Shining Silver Star models including a 1990 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class which is going for RM98,000. There is also the 3-door 2009 CLC 180K, which is a re-conditioned unit retailing at RM182,000.
If you are in the look out for a more subtle Merc, then an E-Class would fit the bill. Talking about the German mid-sized model, we also have a classic 1987 W123 E-Class, priced at RM19,800.
#7 - Mazda
Next up is Mazda, coming in seventh place. Is our Mazda list, we have various models including a 1994 Mazda 323 Astina which is on sale for RM8,800.
For those speed junkies out there, a 2003 Mazda RX-8 would be your cup of tea as it carries a price tag of RM78,000. Other models include the Mazda3, Mazda6 and may more.
#8 - Nissan
In eight spot is Nissan with a good range of options ranging from an RM2,599 1981 Datsun 120Y up to a 2010 Nissan Murano which is going for RM239,000.
A 2004 Nissan Skyline ER34 seems like an eye catcher with its RM116,000 price tag. A really sweet real-wheel-drive beauty. For the same price, you can also opt for a 2003 Nissan 350Z but I would prefer the former, with its more "macho" stance.
#9 - Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi makes the list in ninth making it the fifth most searched Japanase car brand in our list. We have a good range of Mistubishi's in the list including the Mitsubishi Triton, the Mitsubishi Lancer GT and so on.
Also available is a 2005 Mitsubishi Storm Evo which is going for RM45,300, if you would want to consider a truck below the RM50,000 price range.
#10 - Audi
Joining the other German marques is Audi. The four-ring brand lies tenth in our list. We do have some delectable beauties including the Audi R8, Audi TT, Audi A4 and so on.
My personal favorite in the list is the 2011 Audi RS3 2.5 Quattro Black Edition which is going for RM445,000. Now this is a nice hatchback to throw around the corners at the Sepang circuit :)