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Proton Saga armoured up a new infotainment system in the mid-life facelift.
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Touch ‘n Go has reiterated yet again that it will soon remove all parking surcharges.
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Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, has announced a service
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I've personally owned 18 cars (two were new) over the last 45 years. The oldest was a ’48 Chrysler Windsor pickup conversion (Converted by my uncle, using a Ford pickup bed and Chevy pickup rear fenders. Ugliest thing I've ever seen! Looked like a Studebaker wanna-be!). The newest is a ’97 Buick Century sedan. I still drive it daily. This is my favorite: 1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo-Z T-Top, almost exactly like this one (same color and cloth interior). The general consensus at the time was that the turbo would fail early. I never had that problem. Perhaps, because the first thing I did on the day I took her home was to change the oil with Mobile-1 synthetic oil, drive it a week, and change the oil again. When I broke her in, everyone said to take it easy for a month before driving hard. But, I always follow the “try to break it” rule. Run her hard from day one. If something breaks, better now, than later. If nothing breaks, it never will! The only missing options were the CS (Carrol Shelby) handling package (bigger wheels and tires, bigger sway bars, and heftier shocks/struts), rear window wiper, electronic navigator and power door locks. She DID have AC, power windows, Infinity stereo and power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment (an air bulb to squeeze, similar to the bulb on your doctor’s blood-pressure cuff). The engine was the 2.2 Turbo (later known as Turbo-I), and a 5-speed manual transmission. The turbo was unique among all factory turbos, because it was water-cooled. All of the others are cooled by the oil.Boost was computer-limited to 7 psi. The tires were P185/70R14 Goodyear Eagle GTs (Eagle M&S snow tires in the winter). If I had had the CS option, they would have been P205/60R15. Oh, well. In the beginning, engine temperature would creep up during prolonged boost. Engine cooling was that car’s biggest fault. I drove the car 145,000 miles, and had to replace the water pump twice. The only reason I sold the car was because of personal financial changes, and I couldn't afford the car insurance anymore. Traded her in for an ’86 Pontiac with half the mileage. This car handled like she was on rails. I used to scare unsuspecting passengers in Tacoma on the freeway link between Bremerton and Tacoma. The blind curve was posted as 35 MPH. I would approach at 65 MPH, and when I didn't slow down, their eyes would get HUGE! HA HA! I turned the wheel, she tucked in, and went around the curve. The tires didn't even squeal! Whee!! The last time the water pump failed, my wife was driving. She’s totally ignorant about any car’s dashboard. The only gauges she understands are the speedometer and the fuel gauge. (smile) She had a part-time seasonal job making Christmas wreaths. One day when she came home, she came running upstairs to our apartment, “The car won’t pull up into the driveway (,ed-slight incline,), and it smells TERRIBLE!” As soon as I opened the front door, I could smell it. Hot coolant. There was steam billowing out from the hood, and the engine wouldn't start. We pushed the car into the driveway, and I let her cool down. The radiator was empty, so I refilled it, but she still wouldn't start. I’m an amateur mechanic, and I had a suspicion about the problem. I pulled the oil dipstick, and it was light brown. Water in the oil. Ugh, oh! A blown head gasket. I asked my wife what had happened, and she was clueless. I used this as a training opportunity (at the time, I was a Navy Instructor). I had her sit in the driver’s seat. “See that gauge that has a “C” and “H” on it? That’s the temperature gauge. “C” means “cold” and “H” means “hot”. See the red curve near the “H”? That means the engine is really hot, something is broken, and you need to pull over and get some help. Do you see the red light that looks like a thermometer? That’s the “hot engine” light. If it’s on, that means the engine is REALLY hot, and you need to pull over immediately. Can you remember that?” She nodded and went back upstairs. This car was my only transportation, so what to do? I was fortunately within walking distance of my job, so I had plenty of time, but not much money (and no credit cards). The Navy base has an “auto hobby shop” with all the tools you can think of, and a certified mechanic available for advice and limited “on the job training.” I towed the car to the shop, pulled the head, and found out that the head was warped from the heat. The mechanic looked everything over, and told me the “lower end” (crankshaft, pistons, rings, etc.) was OK, the head was salvageable, but the valve-train was toast. I stripped and cleaned the head, and sent it to a machine shop to be milled until it was flat again, which broke my heart (smile). Getting the head milled results in the combustion chambers becoming a little smaller, which raises the engine’s compression ratio a little, which means a little more horsepower (that’s why it broke my heart). I cracked a Dodge Direct Connection catalog (factory high-performance parts) and ordered new fuel injectors (high-performance ones that can spray more fuel), valves, valve seats, valve springs, and a “purple cam” (better performance than stock) camshaft one step higher than stock. There were many cams available, from “street” to very rough-idling “off road only” racing cams. Dodge said the cam I chose would idle and feel much the same as a stock cam, but give me more low-rpm torque, a bit more horsepower and, most important, let the turbo spool-up faster (less turbo-lag, which means the boost is available sooner). And, it was guaranteed to work well with the stock engine computer. The new parts arrived the same day the head came back from the machine shop (about a week). Oh, I almost forgot, I also bought an up-graded water pump to replace the one that failed. I put everything back together, and she fired-up on the first try! Hallelujah! I took her on the road, and she ran better than before. My max boost was up to 7.5 psi, the engine never got too hot, and, get this, I GOT BETTER GAS MILEAGE! The real endurance test was a few months later. I installed a trailer hitch on the back, and rented a travel trailer, like this: I drove to Spokane and back (335 miles, one way), ran 70 MPH at a constant 7 psi boost, and she NEVER GOT TOO HOT. The only time I had to slow down was when it snowed in the pass. The only other issue I had was when the heater-core started to leak on the front passenger’s feet. I personally didn't need the heater, but my wife complained mightily when I bypassed it! LOL Buying the car was interesting, too. I bought the car without doing a test-drive, first (usually a very bad idea!). At the time, I was driving an ’83 Honda Civic DX 5-speed, and was getting sick-and-tired of assholes on the freeway refusing to let me merge. I figured that if I could accelerate faster than they could, I could get into traffic before they could close-up to five feet behind the guy in front (Like I said, assholes. Refusing to let people merge in front is my biggest pet peeve, even more than tail-gating! Cutting someone off from merging is an intentional act for no good reason, besides selfishness.) So, during lunch, I decided to stop at the local Dodge dealer. I had already visited GM (Camaro and Firebird) and Ford (Mustang). Their cars were attractive and V8 powered, but rear-wheel drive. I had gotten used to front wheel drive. In fact, I was also considering Honda (Prelude), Toyota (Supra), Datsun (300Z) and Mazda (RX-7). I told the salesman I was looking for something like a Trans AM, but not so expensive, and he said he had exactly what I was looking for. It turns out that the local mall was displaying the best new cars from all the dealers, and they had a special-order car that the customer declined (for some reason). So, they detailed it for the show. There was some sort of communications mistake, and there was no room at the mall for this car. So, he took me down to the basement to take a look. When the elevator doors opened, I saw the most beautiful thing I had ever imagined, sitting alone in the corner! When I sat in the driver’s seat, it fit me perfectly. When I adjusted the power seat, it had a big enough motion range that I figured my wife could throw away her car booster pillow (she’s only 4′ 9″). The tiltable steering column made it even better. Then, we popped the hood. The first thing I noticed was the location of the oil filter (remember, I’m an amateur mechanic and do all of my own work): Doing an oil change on a Honda Civic is a royal pain in the backside. Not on THIS baby! I asked the salesman what he needed to hold the car, and he said a $100 non-refundable cash deposit. He also told me that they weren't moving the car to the showroom until after they closed that night, so If I wanted it, I’d better come over the next morning. They opened at 7:00. I drove home, told my wife all about it, said we were going back early in the morning, and that the final yes or no was up to her. She learned how to drive on our Honda and really liked it. We went over the next morning, she sat in it, adjusted the seat and steering column, and discovered she didn't need a pillow. She immediately said “yes” and I gave the salesman $100.00. It was a different salesman (The one from yesterday apparently assumed I wasn't coming back. He was pissed that I changed salesmen, and I told him “You snooze, you loose.” I’m such an asshole. LOL). It took a week to get a loan approved. I didn't get much trade-in for my Honda. It had 150,000 miles on the original clutch, and wasn't worth much. When I went to get the car, the salesman gave me a bottle of touch-up paint. He told me that cars as nice as that seem to attract scratches. The first time I drove her was when I drove her home. I got a special yellow license plate (MAUCH 5), which actually made the car look better, rear and side-window louvers and a black bra. The loan was for five years, and I kept her for two years after that, until the insurance rate started to kill me. When I got the car, my insurance rate immediately doubled. Long story. Hope you enjoyed it!