okay sorry georgie, that was the percentage for the old model as of jan 2007. if you check on the civic, it's still about 39% deduction.
again, like penny has pointed out, the competitors gotta familiarize themselves with the mm2h programme in order to get more sales, so perhaps it's worth to walk into all the showrooms to have a feel of them.
if u were to order a honda car, the waiting period is approximately 3 months as they make the car to order (hence it takes more time to obtain the chasis and engine numbers for the tax exemption), whereas one of my friend got his toyota in about 5 to 6 weeks as his car was already made when he made the order (so the car could be a year old and stored in the warehouse).
life in malaysia without car is terribly inconvenience especially u gotta deal and bargain with the greedy taxi drivers.
have you heard of kia sorento? http://www.kia.com/sorento/index.php
that's another big size family car maybe you would like. i think it was about RM120,000.
naza ria? it's big but the design is plain and squarish. (http://www.kiamotor.com.my/showcase/nazaria.htm#top
and you are right, the price for honda in langkawi shouldn't deviate too much after you get the tax exemption, so use that as a reference
that's what i did
whenever you find a car, try to search for the review at http://paultan.org/
... this website is quite good