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Kinabalu Park car park collapses in massive landslide

The public car park adjacent to the Kinabalu National Park has collapsed due to incessant rain over the past week. A viral video has been circulating around social media showing the extend of the damage though the 2-lane road next to it is not affected. Located at km 20 Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli in the Kundasang highlands in Ranau, the district police chief, Sammy Newton, believed that the landslide happened earlier this morning as the police department was alerted at 7.15 am. He told reporters that


Jan 20, 2021

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable. Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises. This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the manageme


Dec 8, 2020

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled. Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to


Jul 24, 2020

2020 Porsche Macan gets an update! Park Assist with Surround View, PASM, from RM 439k

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) continues its 10 years of sportscar fascination celebration by introducing the 2020 Porsche Macan with new attractive enhancements worth over RM 39,000. The new Premium Package will enhance the Macan’s comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics in the compact SUV segment with a starting price of RM 439,351. The Premium Package will now offer three additional luxury and comfort features as standard, namely Comfort Access, Park Assist with Surround View, and Pors


Sep 11, 2020

Once poorer than Malaysia, how Korea’s car industry progressed further than ours?

Last week, we’ve chronicled how Hyundai grew from a small workshop to a world-class automaker. What was left out however, was the hows and the whys behind the rise of Korea’s car industry, which will be discussed in the following text. When Malaysia gained its independence, Korea was a failed state. It relied on donations from the US for 70 percent of its budget, and had nothing worth exporting. In 1960, Malaysia’s (Malaya) GDP per capita was USD 234. South Korea earned just USD 158 - poorer tha


Nov 23, 2020

Snake in a car!

Though Kuala Lumpur is now a sprawling metropolis, it still bears signs of the jungle that it was before urbanisation took hold. We’ve often heard about Bomba being called to homes to remove dangerous animals that have broken and entered in, especially snakes. But we’ve definitely have not seen or hear a snake breaking into a car! A few pictures of a yellow snake slithering out of an air-conditioning vent of a Toyota Vios have since gone viral across social media. It is believed that the snake w


Jun 4, 2020

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park. It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems. The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exhibited a


Oct 9, 2019

The 2020 Proton X50 is the cheapest car that parks itself

At the media test drive event today, Proton has confirmed that the 2020 Proton X50 will feature Auto Park Assist. This is part of the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is classified as level 2 semi-autonomous driving. The Auto Park Assist feature is able to assist drivers in manoeuvring the car into perpendicular parking (shown as vertical parking in the photo) spots and parallel parking spots. It also helps in exiting parallel parking spots. The system actively controls the steer


Sep 30, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Just like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars aren't driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Don't park under trees You might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, since the car does get some shade from the sun. Well, if


Feb 14, 2021

This is what happens when you parked your car improperly!

Not finding a parking spot is frustrating, but it’s not the reason why you can park whatever you want! (Picture credit: Foxnews) Fox News reported driver in Argentina parked his Peugeot 208 at a COTO supermarket in Temperley, Argentina. Supermarket employees then found the car parked in the wrong spot that night. To celebrate the reunion, employees ‘generously treated’ the car by shrouding the vehicle with dozens of shopping carts. “You can't be so outrageous (‘HDP’) and leave it where you want.


Sep 16, 2019

Kenderaan SOV yang dibangunkan syarikat tempatan bakal ganti Mercedes G-Wagon tentera?

Menurut portal Malaysia Defence, sebuah syarikat automotif tempatan didakwa telah memenangi kontrak untuk membekalkan kenderaan tentera jenis FFR (Fitted For Radio), SOV (Special Operations Vehicles) dan Pembawa Senjata dalam suatu program mobiliti ketenteraan. Cendana Auto melalui laman sesawang mereka, cendana-auto.com dikatakan telah mengumumkan sebanyak 148 unit kenderaan 4x4 dalam 4 konfigurasi akan dibekalkan kepada Angkatan Tentera Malaysia sehingga tahun 2024. Selain itu, mereka turut me


Feb 3, 2021

2020 Mazda CX-30 is officially Japan’s most beautiful car

Mazda is making strides in the automotive design sphere as the 2020 Mazda CX-30 wins the 2020-2021 Japan Automobile Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car Design of the Year. According to JAHFA, and this is translated directly by Google, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has design coordination that approaches the realm of art. It has exterior design that insists on driving and interior design that you can enjoy with peace of mind. Pardon the Japanese. Meanwhile, the Honda Fit (or Honda Jazz in other markets) won the JAHF


Nov 12, 2020

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first... 1. Start with parking in a well-lit place Nice, there's no hidden Kancil - but wait! - is it bright? Parking in well-lit places help reduce the risk of


Oct 10, 2020

Flying car in 2021 achieved! This is proof that Perodua Myvi can fly!

Social media users were amused by a viral video of a Perodua Myvi stuck in a very unusual circumstance. According to the video, the Myvi had flown over a huge storm drain and landed in the middle of a park! The unusual accident happened in Iskandar Puteri, Johor and the video has since drawn plenty of jokes about the ‘King of the Road’ and about who needs a flying car when we already have the Myvi. According to a Facebook post by the Johor Fire and Rescue Department, they were alerted of the acc


Mar 23, 2021

Here’s why you shouldn’t open the radiator cap of an overheating car

We’ve all been in that situation before when we have to stop at the side of the road because your engine was overheating. But do you know what to do next after you pull over? Certainly not opening the radiator cap like what the guys in this video did. In the viral video, a few men were seen attempting to open the cap of a steaming radiator. They managed to open the cap but what followed was utter chaos as burning hot water burst from the radiator opening and shot into the sky. If you think about


Jul 22, 2020

Check out Wuling’s new toy car-looking Hongguang Mini EV

Looks like the Mini EV2 X2 has a new rival in China. This Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is the latest small electric vehicle (EV) on the market and it is cheaper and more practical than all its rivals. As like most small cars, the boxy 3-door Wuling EV’s design is inspired by Japanese Kei-cars. Overall, the Hong Guang looks very much like a life-size toy car with its straight simple lines and a colour scheme that gives the EV the illusion of a floating roof. Thanks to its size of 2,917 x 1,493 x 1,6


Jul 3, 2020

Your headlights are more than just to illuminate the path for you

We’re all familiar with the usage of our car headlights. It’s a regulation that all car manufacturers are required to install headlights on their cars. There is also a set guideline on the placement that must be followed. We know to turn them on when the sky turns dark to illuminate the path ahead of us. But our headlights are installed on our cars to do more than just illuminate the road in front of us. They also help other road users see us better. Especially during rainy days when our cars ar


Oct 19, 2019

Top 8 car stuff you can buy from Lazada, discount code inside!

With MCO 2.0 truly underway and upon us, most of us will be spending most of our time at home. That also means our cars won't be driven as often as usual. But that is no excuse to sideline our precious set of wheels. In fact, this could be the perfect time for the DIY project that you never got started with! WapCar has come together with Lazada to make your car care DIY a cinch this MCO period. Here are some recommended products from online retailers that you can find in Malaysia's leading e-com


Jan 22, 2021

This is why we should lock our cars the moment we get inside

Though it has been warned over and over by parents, relatives and the kepoh auntie next door, many of us still neglect to lock our cars the moment we get into it. For this lady, after the incident of a stranger trying to force his way into her car in a mall parking lot, she is thankful that she has the practice down pat. The terrifying incident happened in Mid Valley Megamall car park on the 6th of August. According to the lady’s Facebook post, she was taking a quick rest in her car after her sh


Aug 12, 2020

This 12-year-old boy can expertly park a tanker

Following the viral video of a 9-year-old boy driving around a Proton Saga, yet another video of a child expertly driving has been going viral across WhatsApp groups. The video shows a 12-year-old boy expertly parking a massive tanker! The video is believed to have been shot in Rantau, Seremban. Seremban police Assistant Commissioner Mohd Said Ibrahim said that the police will be taking action and are currently searching for the parents of the boy to conduct a full investigation. Mohd Said told


Sep 8, 2020

Man calls the police after fed up of being blocked by neighbours’ cars

Ahmad Tarmizi Mad Salleh, 31, had to resort to requesting the help of the police when the front of his house became a parking compound. As a result, one of the owners of the cars were given a summon and the situation became a trending topic on social media. Ahmad Tarmizi said that he has had enough of it after years of confrontation with the neighbours. “My house is a corner-lot unit. So people tend to park right in front of my house, causing inconvenience. Earlier this morning, I lost my patien


Mar 17, 2021

Want your car to last a million miles? Take advice from a man who did 3.2 million

Whether you use the metric or imperial measurement unit, the numbers on an analogue odometer usually only went up to 999,999. Hitting a million miles or a million kilometres then, would ‘reset’ your odometer. Although achieved by various commercial vehicles, it is quite rare for a private owned passenger vehicle to cross the million-mile mark. A million miles equals 1,609,344 km. On average, Malaysian drivers cover 28,188 km in a year. That means the average Malaysian would take 57 years to hit


Jun 25, 2020

Owner Review: A Dad's take on a Soccer Mom's Car - 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid C26 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: EZ Wong About My Car It's actually my CFO’s car & I will narrate it as my own :) The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid was originally registered at the end of 2013 & we bought it at a very good price as a Nissan Pre-Reg unit in February 2015. The C26 is powered by a MR20DD 2.0-liter engine with 147 PS and 210 Nm (figures are from the engine alone, excluding 5

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Jul 15, 2020

Pros and Cons: Perodua Axia – The best car for young Malaysians?

If you wanted something small and affordable, it is very hard to look away from the Perodua Axia. Launched in 2014, the Axia has received two facelifts in 2017 and 2019. The first facelift gave the Axia a new VVT-equipped engine, and the second facelift removed the manual transmission from all variants except the “E”. Virtually unrivalled in its segment (A-segment hatchback), those shopping for the Axia might even consider the Proton Saga or the Perodua Bezza as alternatives. Should you get the


Oct 14, 2020

Level 2 autonomous driving brings the Proton X50 on the same page as a Tesla

The Proton X50 is safer than a BMW X1? Yup, it’s true, and you can read it here. Part of why it gains that reputation is because it comes with Level 2 Autonomous driving. What's this 'levels of autonomous driving'? In short, this picture. Basically, Level 0/1 cars are most common right now, and Level 2 technologies are still creeping in. We're still a long ways away from Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomous driving. Who decides these? The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. What makes it


Sep 30, 2020

2020 Volvo S60 T8 launched in Thailand, exported from Malaysia

Volvo Car Thailand has just launched the all-new third-generation S60 in the Kingdom, with the model imported from Malaysia. Yes, this marks the start of the S60’s local assembly in Malaysia, and sales here in Malaysia is expected to commence soon. For the Thai market, the all-new S60 is available in a lone T8 Twin Engine option, which gets a 2.0-litre petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain, capable of delivering a combined system output of 407 PS and whopping 640 Nm. All these Swedish ponies


Feb 4, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been. While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more a


Sep 10, 2020

Shifting to 'P' before pulling the handbrake is how you damage your automatic transmission

An article from fortune.com back in 2016 suggested that a car spends about 90% of its time parked. Is there any truth to that? Well, even if you did drive 2 hours a day, it would only amount to 8.3% of the 24 hours we have in a day. There’s still a good 91.7% left. If you drive an automatic, you need to shift to “P” and engage the parking brake to park the car. There are however, two different types of people in terms of the sequence of action. Some shift to “P” first, and then engage the parkin


Jun 29, 2020

Sistem bantuan pemandu Tahap 2 pada Proton X50 setaraf Tesla!

Percayakah anda bahawa Proton X50 lebih selamat daripada sebuah BMW X1? Antara sebabnya ialah kerana Proton X50 memiliki sistem bantuan pemandu Tahap 2. Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan Tahap 2? Secara umum, Tahap 0 hingga 1 ialah kenderaan yang dikawal sepenuhnya oleh kecekapan pemandu. Tahap 2 pula sedang beransur seperti yang kita dapat lihat kini dimana kereta mempunyai pengesan yang berupaya membantu pemandu untuk mengelak daripada kemalangan. Tahap 3, 4, dan 5 masih giat dihasilkan. Bagaiman


Oct 6, 2020

In Brief: Volvo S60 T8 CKD, highlights and new features

Volvo Car Malaysia has just launched the Volvo S60 CKD earlier today. The locally-assembled (CKD) model will replace the previous USA-made, imported (CBU) model. Here's a quick summary of the new highlights and features of the CKD model. New to the Volvo S60 T8 CKD is the hands-free powered tailgate and Park Assist Pilot. A hands-free powered tailgate is pretty much self-explanatory. With the keys in your pocket, do a kicking motion under the rear bumper, step back away from the car when a short

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May 18, 2020