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Who makes 2020's most reliable cars? What’s the 10 best car brands to buy from?

What’s the most reliable car brand? What brand should your next car be? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers, depending on how they choose to make their assessment.If you were to ask the Americans at Consumer Reports, the best brands to buy are Porsche, Genesis, Subaru, Mazda, and Lexus, in that order.Something is clearly not right when a brand like Porsche tops the list of a consumer-friendly buying guide so take this with a pinch of salt. But Consumer Reports is

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Hans

Feb 28, 2020

F30 BMW 3 Series: Still the best 3, tips to buy good used ones for RM 100k

I once had dinner with Ryo Yanagisawa, Mazda’s young design maestro, whose most recent work is the fabulous looking Mazda CX-30 and before that, the Mazda 2 and Mazda BT-50.F30s styling is highly viewed by very accomplished car designers like Ryo YanagisawaI asked what he thinks is the best looking non-Mazda car on sale today (then), exotic cars aside. Without skipping a beat, he candidly answered the F30 BMW 3 Series. To be fair, the conversation took place in 2015, long before the curren

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Hans

Oct 29, 2020

Owner Review: Is this car really the poor man's BMW? - My story of my 2016 Mazda 3 BM

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information2016 Mazda3 BMReason why I bought this carFor daily driven use.Car selection process I had a budget of: RM130,000 Models that I have considered include: Honda Civic, 2nd Gen Mazda6 GH, Ford Mondeo Mk4. (Both the Mazda6 GH & Ford Mondeo were 2nd hand options)I very much enjoy the driving process and desire a daily drive car th

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jan 6, 2021

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector.The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available).It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the forese

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 24, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD - 4 variants, which is the best to buy?

After much anticipation, the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is now officially here in Malaysia. No longer imported from China, the locally produced Proton X70 CKD is now cheaper and comes with better features. You can read a summary of what's new here.There are now four variants, all front-wheel drive and powered by the same updated 1.8-lire turbocharged TGDi engine paired to a new 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Handling has been improved thanks to an improved susp

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 12, 2020

Top Rank: 6 cars to buy recond over official

Yes, you read the title correctly – we’ve compiled a list of 6 cars you should buy recond over official units.For those who have been following us would know that we don’t usually recommend recond cars, but for this post, we’ll make an exception.But before we get started, we should clarify the misconception that recond car are better equipped than local spec cars isn’t true. Companies like Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have been fitting their cars with generous safety eq

Eric

Eric

Aug 22, 2020

Why I Buy: Best bang for money for car features! My x70 Premium X even come with Sunroof.

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton x70 new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Detail about car Car info: 2020 Proton x70 Premium X CKD Order date: June 2020 Delivery date: August 2020 (on Merdeka Days) Price: RM122,800. However, due to the current Government direction of SST rebates of RM7k of this model, plus additional rebates thrown out by SA, the ODR price of this is even cheaper than 2020 HRV 1.8L V Spec.Reason to buyBasically, I owned a Hond

Why I Buy

Why I Buy

Oct 9, 2020

Best SUVs in Malaysia under RM 150k - here's our picks!

Once the forays of the wealthy, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are now commonplace. Its hard not to take notice, and recently a reader got in touch with us through our WapCar Forum asking whats the best sub-RM 150k SUV they can buy in Malaysia.And since were all about the details, the cars we list here take into account the extension of SST exemption until 30-June 2021. Oh and do take note that the governments plan to revise the existing Open Market Value (OMV) calculations has been shelved too

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 3, 2021

Top-3 best value for money pick-up trucks in Malaysia

As surprising as it may sound, it is actually possible for car buyers in Malaysia to purchase a new car cheaper than countries like Australia.Here are three examples.Mitsubishi Triton – Handsome looks, good prices(2020 Mitsubishi Price and Specs | Gallery)The first is the Mitsubishi Triton – a surprisingly well-packaged pick-up truck that is priced quite close to an open market.The range-topping Triton Adventure X with all of its bells and whistles costs RM 137,900, while the closest

Eric

Eric

Apr 8, 2020

Planning to buy your first car? Here are 5 tips for you

So, you’re looking to buy your first car. For most of us, cars are a necessity. Necessity being regularly used for interstate journeys, regularly stuck in traffic, used for hauling, abused for work, and driving on uneven roads. In short, you’re looking for a daily driver.So, how do you go about getting your first car?1. Get a new carOf course, second hand cars are cheaper. But if you’re going to drive it hard every day, it will occasionally breakdown. Yes, some old cars tend to

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Arif

Jun 4, 2020

Video: 2019 Perodua Myvi Advance 1.5L review, see why it's the best car ever

The Perodua Myvi Advance is one of the few cars that have the ability to appeal to buyers from all walks of life. From fresh grads to highly accomplished chief executives, the love for the Perodua Myvi knows no bounds.Over 1 million Myvis has left the production floors since the car was unveiled to the public in May 2005. Its not hard to see why the Perodua Myvi Advance can capture the hearts of most, if not all, Malaysians.The Myvi Advance has always offered superb value for its price as well a

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 26, 2019

Wanna buy Toyota's new supercar? First, you have to prove your worth

If you didnt already know, Toyota has gotten pretty good at Le Mans (officially the FIA World Endurance Championship). After the heartbreak in 2016 - where it lost the lead with minutes remaining -, the Toyota Gazoo Racing outfit came back stronger and are now back-to-back-to-back winners of the race. As if in celebration, Toyota has recently announced that they will build a supercar (praise be), based on the 2021 Le Mans racecar. Codenamed the Super Sport Concept (SSC), Toyotas new halo car wil

Jason

Jason

Mar 11, 2021

Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat: Which D-sedan has the best resale value in Malaysia?

Malaysias D-segment sedan market isnt what one can term as rapidly growing - thats an honour SUVs wear. But for those looking for big cars to impress family members with, the used car market is certainly a compelling place to look. So this is what well do today: well be comparing the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat in this edition of our resale value battle. To keep things fair, we only selected models that were updated/introduced for the 2017 model year.Toyota Camry - King of

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Sanjay

Apr 11, 2021

Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur.Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento

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Hans

Jan 25, 2021

In Brief: New Honda Civic 2019, Best-Selling C-Segment Sedan In Malaysia

(New Honda Civic 2019 Model | Gallery)New Honda Civic 2019 iss Malaysia’s best-selling non-national C-Segment sedan. For young executives and families looking for a sporty, spacious and well-equipped sedan, the new Honda Civic 2019 is an attractive package. What is the price of New Honda Civic 2019?The New Honda Civic 2019 is a five-door C-segment sedan and Honda Malaysia offers three variants priced between RM 108,165 to RM 128,631.There are two petrol engines to choose from, a 1.8-litre

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 30, 2019

Scoop: Next-gen 2021 Nissan Serena to debut in Oct with mini-Elgrand looks?

The fifth-gen Nissan Serena (C27) has been on sale since 2016 in Japan and was once the best-selling MPV there. Even though it was given a facelift in 2019 and featured some interesting tech underneath, its position was usurped by the Toyota Voxy in 2020.The current Serena, introduced in Malaysia in 2018Nissan knows the Serena is due for a full model change and after 5 years, it looks like the next-generation model will arrive in October 2021. This is according to a scoop by Best Car Web.Based o

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021

Ford Ranger is Vietnam’s best-selling car in March 2021, outsells Hilux nearly 4.5 times!

You’re not reading the headline wrongly. The Ford Ranger is indeed the best-selling car in Vietnam for the month of March with 2,171 units sold. That is slightly more than the second best-seller, the Hyundai Accent (2,094 units).In fact, the Ford Ranger has been dominating pick-up sales in the country so far with a combined total of 3,873 units sold during the first 3 months of 2021.Credit: AutoProMarch was definitely a month of madness for the Blue Oval as the Ranger took nearly 75% marke

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 15, 2021

Top Rank: 2019’s Top 10 best-selling SUVs in the world

There is no denying that SUVs now dominate the global car market. Competition is tough in the SUV market with more and more manufacturers jumping on the SUV bandwagon. With so many options out there, which SUV trumped the rest of its competition and sold the most in the world in 2019? Based on CarIndustryAnalysis/ Felipe Munoz's charts, here’s 2019’s top-10 best-selling SUVs in the world.#1 Toyota RAV4While Malaysia is only just getting to know the new and very expensive TNGA 202

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 26, 2020

Top-5 cars to buy for income earners of around RM 2,500 per month

Some say to find out your affordability of cars, simply take your gross annual income figure. If you’re earning RM 2,500 per month, your annual income would be RM 30,000, and that would be the car price you’re able to afford.However, we’d argue that it’s dependent on each individuals’ priorities and requirements. A bachelor with minimal commitments will be able to afford a little more, while individuals responsible for several family members will be rather tight on

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 9, 2020

First accessory you should buy for your brand-new car, Trapo Classic Mark II Mats!

Car mats are one of the first few accessories Malaysians will buy upon collecting their brand-new car.The most common type of car mats that you find in accessory stores are rubber and coil. While they provide better protection compared to the standard carpet type, rubber and coil mats are not the best option for long term hygiene, safety, and protection.Not durable as wellTrapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tailor

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 13, 2020

Perodua Myvi is still the best-selling car in Malaysia in 2019

There is a lot of hate online surrounding the Perodua Myvi for its subpar driving experience and subpar perceived quality. But Perodua’s sales number for 2019 paints a different story.Perodua sold 240,341 cars in 2019 and the Myvi emerged as the company’s best-seller followed by the Axia, Bezza, Aruz and Alza. This is a year-on-year jump of 13,098 units (+5.8%) compared to 2018.Sales breakdown are as follows: Model Units Perodua Myvi 81,966

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 21, 2020

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

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Hans

Jan 20, 2021

Why I Buy: Say Yes To Vios

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Toyota Vios new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Detail about car - Car Info: Toyota Vios 2020 1.5 AG(AT)- Colour: Dark Metallic Blue- Order Date: 1 September 2020- Delivery Date: 26 September 2020- Price: RM 86,132- Cash Rebate: RM 5,400- Accessories Rebate: RM 2,800Reason to buy Exterior: Headlamps Projector Halogen Read Combination Lamps LED Front

Why I Buy

Why I Buy

Oct 5, 2020

Pros and cons, 2018 Perodua Myvi: Why is it the best-selling car in Malaysia?

Perodua MyviFerrari F8 Spider, McLaren GT, 2018 Perodua Myvi, Lamborghini Huracan, etc. These are some of the finest supercars out there and thats why the Perodua Myvi is so successful. Jokes aside, the Perodua Myvi has been the best-selling car in Malaysia for a while now and Malaysians love it. But every now and again, we do get asked if the Perodua Myvi is a good choice. Well, why don’t we run through the things that make the Myvi such a compelling choice for so many, and talk about som

Shaun

Shaun

May 16, 2020

Should you buy a new Perodua Myvi or a used Honda City?

If you’re a fresh grad looking for your first car, chances are you’re looking at the Perodua Myvi. It offers great value for money and is packed with features, some of which aren’t even offered in cars twice its price. But then someone said you could buy a used Honda City for about the same price. So how should you decide?Before we continue, we'd like to note that this isn't strictly limited to the Honda City. Other options can include the Toyota Vios, Honda Jazz,

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 30, 2020

Video: 2019 Proton Saga 1.3 Premium facelift Review, best car to buy under RM 40k!

The 2019 Proton Saga facelift is our national carmakers most important model launch after the much-hyped Proton X70.It is the most affordable Proton model sold at a price point that most hardworking Malaysians can afford. With the facelift, Proton has elevated its entry-level car to be a desirable product.Proton engineers did not only set out to make the Proton Saga look good but also focused on making it feel good. The latter although quite abstract, can be clearly felt at every important touch

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 30, 2020

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021

Daihatsu to launch full-hybrid kei car in Japan in 2021, how will this affect Perodua?

Toyota’s compact car specialist subsidiary Daihatsu will launch a new full-hybrid ‘kei’ (mini) car within financial year 2021, reports Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.The business daily also added Daihatsu’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) will go on sale on year later, in financial year 2022.Daihatsu Move Canbus shownUnlike mild-hybrids, full-hybrids can accelerate from standstill using electric power alone, thus offering a smoother driving experience in stop-go

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Hans

Dec 29, 2020

Top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested

According to Waze data, Malaysians spend an average of 1 hour and 12 minutes per day on the road. More likely than not, most of us will be listening to our favourite tunes on the go.Some of us are a little more particular about audio quality than others, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested at each price range.1. Under RM 50k - Proton SagaThere’s no contest in this category, the 2019 Proton Saga has the best sounding audio syste

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 19, 2020

We pick the 7 best cars driven in 2019

As we close the year 2019, let’s take a look back at some of the cars that left a good impression on us. The criteria is quite simple – cars that exceeded our expectations.We are not just talking about performance, but cars that did what they are designed to do exceedingly well. So if a humble entry level budget car was found to be way ahead of its closest competitor, it deserves to be on the list.Note that the list is sorted alphabetically.Ford Ranger WildTrakA pick-up truck sh

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Hans

Dec 27, 2019