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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 mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

Covid-19: Used and recon car dealers may layoff workforce as crisis extends

Malaysian used and recon car dealers and their 50,000 plus workforce are at risk of being laid off should the Covid-19 crisis prolong for more than 2 months, according to a report by New Straits Times (NST).While dealers have braced for the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the practically zero sales which leads to higher inventories, poor consumer sentiments on the economy, and high fixed operational cost are taking their toll.President of the Malaysian A

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 14, 2020

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties.The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne by

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 23, 2020

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary.Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available.“We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Budget 2021: Low income B40 group can apply for 50 percent lower loan repayments

Malaysia’s Budget 2021 was tabled today by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, under very unusual CMCO circumstances. There’s nothing specific to the automotive industry, but on the topic of loan moratorium, the government has confirmed that there will be no extension.However, Zafrul explained that the government is putting forward a set of targeted assistance packages for the B40 low income earners, as well as small and medium enterprises.Eligible borrowers can cho

Hans

Hans

Nov 6, 2020

BMW and MINI owners can now renew their insurance with BMW Malaysia online

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia introduces the i-Renewal digital service for the BMW MINI Comprehensive Motor Insurance Programme. The new service is a simplified programme that allows customers to renew their motor insurance with just a few clicks at any time of the day.The new i-Renewal service is provided in collaboration with Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. It is part of BMW Malaysia Group’s efforts to further improve the convenience of the ownership experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

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

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS

Ford Thailand has just launched the 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max, and you might call it a budget Ranger Raptor or as the Blue Oval puts it “Ranger Raptor-inspired”.The inspiration is mostly visual enhancements which include the FORD-lettered front mesh grille with a dark grey surround. This colour scheme is also applied to the exterior mirror caps, door handles, wheel arch mouldings, and rear tray surround.This buff stance continues around the rear bed with a full-length tubular sports b

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 12, 2021

New 2019 Perodua Axia adds ASA 2.0 and VSC, safest budget car on sale

Open for bookings but new 2019 design yet to be revealed   AV variant adds ASA 2.0 advanced driver assistance system and reverse camera Electronic stability (VSC) and traction control now offered – upper variants only Adds two new variants - GXtra and Style (rumoured to be a taller riding crossover) Reduced manual transmission variants, E variant is sole MT variant Nearly five years after its market launch in 2014, the Perodua Axia has been given its second mid-life update (the

Robert

Robert

Aug 22, 2019

2021 MG EP budget electric car revealed in Thailand, prices to be announced on 1-Dec

An affordable electric car is set to launch in Thailand this December. Revealed today, the MG EP electric station wagon aims to be the benchmark for electric cars in Thailand with the following key elements: Dimension Comfort and safety Powerful performance Low cost of ownershipWhile most electric cars have always seemed inaccessible to the masses, the MG EP aims to change this. Making an affordable electric car available in Thailand in well in-line with the Thai government’s 2030 electrif

Arif

Arif

Nov 26, 2020

My New Car: I would take this car over the Proton X50 anytime - My story of buying the 2020 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV 2020Time of purchase: 9th November 2020Price of vehicle: RM73,226.00Reasons why I bought this carI needed a larger car with bigger boot space to carry around loads to deliver to my customer, which I find it hard to do that with my previous car, the infamous Perodua Axia Standard G 2016 as the boot space is ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 5, 2020

No, don’t believe the sales talk, the Proton X50 is not a budget Volvo XC40

The Proton X50 has just been unveiled, more than a year since the model was first spotted on Malaysian roads. First spyshots of the Proton X50 (then Geely Binyue) surfaced back in February 2019, followed by Proton’s registration of the X50 name a month later.Now that preliminary details of Proton’s latest and highly-anticipated B-segment SUV is out, it’s time to debunk some myths.Is the Proton X50 developed from the Volvo XC40?The answer is no, as the Proton X50 is based on the

Eric

Eric

Sep 15, 2020

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

Hans

Hans

Jan 25, 2021

Do you know how much are you losing on your car every month? GoCar Subs has a message for you

The actual cost of owning a car is a lot higher than just your monthly instalments, and we’re not talking about insurance or maintenance, itself already a big chunk of a car’s total ownership cost.Beyond maintenance, depreciation is the biggest ‘cost’ for a car owner. However, very few see it that way because it’s not something that you feel until you have to sell your car. It’s like losing money on stocks; it’s paper loss until you actually sell it, whi

Hans

Hans

Sep 12, 2020

Owner Review: 2005 Honda CR-V - The classic hero car on TV

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Honda CR-V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Arvin JeyaFirst launched in Malaysia in 2002, the Honda CR-V was priced at RM149,800. Mine is a 2005 unit pre-facelift. For mid-2000s standards, the Honda CR-V represented the luxury offerings to those seeking to buy into the then unsaturated SUV market.This is my first car and I think it’s amazing that I am able to have this experience. Prior to the purchase, I h

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 24, 2020

South Korea ups electric car subsidies in 2021, but does not help Tesla

South Korea will increase subsidies for electric vehicles in 2021, as part of the Green New Deal initiative from July 2020. The South Korean government will also install 31,500 EV charging stations and 54 hydrogen stations nationwide in 2021.Hyundai Kona ElectricAccording to a report by Pulse, up to 19 million KRW in subsidies will be offered for those who buy an electric car this year. The budget allocated for 121,000 EVs is 1.02 trillion KRW.The subsidy favours cars below 60 million KRW. Sourc

Arif

Arif

Jan 25, 2021

Permai: Drivers of taxis, buses, and e-hailing vehicles to receive special RM 500 aid

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin has announced a new assistance package known as Perlindungan Ekonomi Dan Rakyat Malaysia or Permai for short. The new assistant package includes several special aids for drivers of taxis, buses, e-hailing, and even tourist vehicle drivers.“To alleviate the burden faced by taxi and bus drivers, the Government has agreed to provide a one-off financial assistance of RM500 to 14,000 tourist guides as well as 118,000 drivers of taxis, school buses, tour bu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 19, 2021

Goodbye Proton Ertiga, the budget MPV many forgot existed

The Proton Ertiga is no more as Proton has dropped the model from its line-up. The last Proton Ertiga rolled off Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant in May, with saw only 31 units assembled, including 4 units with manual transmission. These 31 units languished for a few more months at dealers, but the last unit should have been sold by the time you read this. It was a quiet and somewhat dismal end to Proton’s much-hyped but short-lived partnership with Suzuki.In total, Proton assembled just

Hans

Hans

Sep 6, 2019

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 CarIts 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, ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 15, 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.Seouls Han River - 1960 vs today. Economists call it the Miracle of the Han RiverIn 1960, M

Hans

Hans

Nov 23, 2020

Cheapest car on sale to feature AEB, the Perodua Axia

At RM 43,190, the Perodua Axia Advance is the cheapest car to come equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).Most of us have been there, maybe something caught our attention away from the road momentarily, or we mispressed the accelerator pedal, or maybe we were too busy on *coughs* Facebook. A split second later and bam!But one feature that won’t be distracted or too busy is AEB. It is a system that detects an impending collision ahead and warns the driver. If the driver does

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 29, 2019

Lorry drivers help 17 police Honda Civics nab drug pusher's Corolla Altis

Yesterday night, the citizens of Johor were treated to a real show of Fast and Furious as 17 Honda Civic police cars were deployed to chase after a Toyota Corolla Altis driven by a drug dealer. After chasing the suspect from Johor Bahru, the police finally managed to stop the car with the help of lorry drivers in Kluang. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 27, 2021

Buying your first car? Here’s what you need to know

First car is like your first love; you’ll get excited about it, make mistakes along the way, discover your likes and dislikes, but you’ll always remember it and depending on the situation, you’ll realise that money seems to be flowing out rather quickly.Which is why it is important to know what you’re getting into when you buy your first car, because it's not as simple as merely paying the monthly installments and refueling the car.Let’s start with mai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 14, 2019

Flux’s Subscribe to Own is like a long-term test drive to help you find your dream car

Flux subscription service announces a new service that allows subscribers the chance to purchase their subscribed car after their subscription plan has ended. Think of the Subscribe to Own service as a long-term test drive for you to determine the car that will best fit you.The service works similar to Flux’s usual subscription plan with the addition that the monthly subscription payments also contribute towards the option to purchase the car. Interested subscribers are required to choose

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 18, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020

This rare Proton Satria Neo rally car is yours for a reasonable RM 450k

A very rare English Proton Satria Neo rally car is for sale on Motorsports Auction for 85,000 GBP. Unlike the Satria Neo S2000 rally car, this Satria Neo runs a British-made engine – the 2,500 Millington Diamond Engine. Specifically, the 2,500 cc Millington Diamond series 2+. The history of the Millington Engines dates all the way back to 1971 with Roy Millington working on diesel engines of the family farm. The first diamond engines are based on the 4-cylinder Cosworth YB engine.Phot

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020

On a tight budget but need a holiday? Time to convert your Myvi into a campervan!

Campervans have always been a popular way to travel in the USA, but who knew that the trend would make it to Malaysia as well? This Perodua Myvi owner converted her car into the perfect camper car for just RM 500 and has already travelled the entire east coast of Peninsular Malaysia!Farah Nabilah wanted to make a solo trip around the Peninsular but she couldn’t afford a van, so she converted her Perodua Myvi into a camper van instead.With her CamperMyvi by her side, she spent 10 days trave

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 4, 2020

Geely's premium EV, the Zeekr 001 debuts in China, around RM177k

Zeekr has launched its first car, the Zeekr 001 at an event held at the Zeekr Intelligent Factory in Hangzhou Bay, China. After government subsidies, the Zeekr 001 fetches a price around 281,000 Yuan (RM 177,000).The Tesla Model 3 starts at a price of 249,900 Yuan (RM 158,119), slightly cheaper than the Zeekr 001.Zeekr is the new pure electric brand from Geely Holding Group, and plans to take on the premium EV domain.Also Read: Geelys new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at TeslaThe Zeekr 00

Arif

Arif

Apr 17, 2021

Italian style, Korean chassis, built in Malaysia, meet the Fauxrrari F430

The Ferrari F430 is not the greatest Ferrari of all time, nor is it even the greatest Ferrari of the 2000s but spotting one on the road is pretty awesome. This, however, is not an actual Ferrari F430. In fact, let’s just call it a Fauxrrari instead because underneath this fake Italian stallion is a Korean sports car, and its built in Malaysia.Actually, scratch that, the first-gen Hyundai Coupe isn’t what you might even call a sports car in the first place. But according to the KL Pow

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 7, 2021