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What cars do rally legends buy? A WRC rally car of course

Do you ever wonder, what kind of cars do racing legends contend themselves with? More often than not, you'd think that they will buy cars they used to race in. And you'd be correct. Take for example, one Nicky Grist who purchased a racer he had fond memories of, the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185. No, not a replica, an actual car that participated in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 1992.Juha Kankkunen & Nicky Grist, WRC-winning partnership in 1993By now you'd be asking, Nicky

Jason

Jason

Jul 12, 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

Arif

Arif

Jun 4, 2020

Record high sales for used cars continues! Malaysians social distancing in second-hand cars?

We previously reported that second-hand car dealers are experiencing record-high sales in July 2020. It seems the success followed through to the third half of 2020 as well.According to the president of Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM), Datuk Tony Khor, the year-on-year sales in July spiked over 25 percent to 37,800 units while both August and September registered over 17 percent year-on-year growth.He attributed the spike in sales to the incentives like

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 12, 2020

Used Honda CR-Z for RM 43k: Is it safe to buy the sport hybrid second-hand?

The Honda CR-Z needs no introduction. The sporty hybrid was an instant hit when it was first introduced to the world as the spiritual successor of the Honda CR-X. Though it was well-favoured by car lovers Honda decided to discontinue the car worldwide so you can only find the sport hybrid coupe on sale in the used car market. For RM 43,000, should you invest in the CR-Z?Common issuesWell, this is a Honda after all, even though it is a hybrid it still bears the same bullet-proof reliability that

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 22, 2021

Used Perodua Axia: It's already affordable so why buy used?

Considering that the Perodua Axia is already the most affordable car in Malaysia, is there a reason why you should buy the Axia second-hand?2019 Perodua Axia StyleThe Perodua Axia is well-known for being the entry-level car to get. At its debut, it comfortably succeeded its predecessors the Perodua Viva and Perodua Kancil without preamble thanks to the many built-in features that seem to cater to most Malaysians needs.Yes, if ever there is an “all-Malaysian-car” it would be the Axia

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 1, 2020

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204 – kini serendah RM62k, baloi angkat ‘second hand’?

Minggu lalu, kami menceritakan tentang sebuah kereta mewah eksekutif iaitu Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Namun begitu, sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa ia terlalu besar. Maka itu, mari kita lihat versi kompak pula iaitu Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204.Untuk maklumat anda, kereta mewah kompak sering dianggap lebih menarik kerana ia lebih mudah untuk dikendalikan. Ditambah pula dengan kualiti yang premium, kereta eksekutif kompak seperti C-Class mempunyai pakej yang cukup diminati ramai tidak mengira golon

Faisal

Faisal

Nov 17, 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

Why I Buy: Love at second sight- My story of my Mazda CX-5

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Mazda CX5 new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.About My Car-Car info: 2020 Mazda CX5 2.0 High spec-Order date: September 2020-Delivery date: September 2020-Price: RM157k (incl. premium colour surcharge and ‘optional’ accessory package)-Promo, offer: 0% SSTReason to buy ExteriorThe exterior aspect of the vehicle that I will be driving everyday is one of my top priorities as I would want one t

Why I Buy

Why I Buy

Oct 16, 2020

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 8, 2020

Right-hand drive Mazda 3 Turbo possible, if enthusiasts pay up

Mazda currently sells an all-wheel drive 253 PS / 434 Nm turbocharged variant of the Mazda 3 hatchback in USA, Canada, and Mexico. The Mazda 3 Turbo a successor to the Mazda 3 MPS in all but name.Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this model is only available in North America. Even fans in Mazda’s home market in Japan don’t get this option.The reason? Poor demand and strict exhaust emission regulations.In the right-hand drive sphere of the motoring world, Mazda Australia, which

Hans

Hans

Apr 12, 2021

Used pasar malam vehicles are the most popular second-hand cars! Which should you get?

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many struggling financially in its wake, it doesnt help that our country has once again reinstated the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) thanks to the third wave of the pandemic. With no light at the tunnel just yet. many are turning towards a different method of earning. The most common business that many has turned to is the car boot sale concept. So, here’s a guide of the best 4-wheeled companion to set up that stall of your dreams.We understand th

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 21, 2020

BMW 5 Series F10 – kini serendah RM 114k, baloi angkat ‘second hand’?

Pada tempoh hari, kami menceritakan tentang sebuah kereta mewah eksekutif iaitu Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Namun begitu, sesetengah daripada anda mungkin berpendapat bahawa rekaannya bukan untuk citarasa ramai. Oleh itu, mari kita kupas mengenai saingannya di dalam generasi yang sama iaitu BMW 5 Series F10.Untuk maklumat anda, BMW 5 Series adalah antara kereta yang cukup disegani di dalam industri automotif. Malah sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa ia adalah sedan yang terbaik kerana ia tidak mempu

Faisal

Faisal

Nov 28, 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

Panduan membeli Toyota Estima terpakai, MPV second hand kegemaran rakyat Malaysia!

Toyota Estima telah ditamatkan pengeluaran oleh Toyota pada tahun 2019. Model MPV popular tersebut melalui penjualan generasi akhir yang sukar kerana dibayangi oleh model Toyota Alphard dan Toyota Vellfire yang lebih premium.Walaubagaimanapun, MPV dengan pelbagai konfigurasi penumpang ini masih popular di Malaysia. Ia masih boleh dibeli oleh penjual kereta recond dan terpakai.Toyota Estima merupakan MPV yang boleh dinaiki dengan selesa pada tempat duduk baris ketiga dengan harga yang lebih mesra

Haris

Haris

Jan 5, 2021

Toyota Alphard – MPV mewah serendah RM 40k, baloi untuk angkat ‘second hand’?

Sekali pandang, Toyota Alphard dan Vellfire nampak seperti sebuah kotak besar yang mempunyai tayar. Hakikatnya, MPV mewah ini cukup laris dalam kalangan kereta terpakai dan recond.Perkara ini jelas di laman jualan kereta dimana terdapat pelbagai unit Alphard dan Vellfire yang dijual beli.MPV sebesar ini menjadi begitu laris kerana faktor ruang yang diberi dan kemudahan keluar masuk dimana ia sukar untuk ditandingi sama sekali. Kemudahan ini dibantu oleh pintu gelangsar yang membolehkan anda kelu

Faisal

Faisal

Nov 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

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

Once upon a time, a man didn't change the oil in his Audi TT for 130,000 km.With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres.Even when you go to your local workshop,

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020

Toyota Sienta 'second hand' – serendah RM 54k, baloi beli untuk elak Perodua Alza dan Proton Exora?

Perodua seringkali dikaitkan dengan jenama Toyota. Untuk pembelian baru, MPV kompak yang tahan lama dan berharga dibawah RM 100k hanyalah Perodua Alza, Proton Exora, dan Toyota Avanza. Tetapi bagaimana jika anda inginkan sesuatu yang berlainan?Bagi anda yang tidak tahu, Toyota Sienta ialah sebuah MPV yang unik dimana ia hadir dengan rekaan eksterior dan interior yang jauh lebih funky - sinonim dengan kereta JDM. Malah pintu penumpang belakang juga menggunakan jenis gelangsar dimana ia lebih prak

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 20, 2021

Used Perodua Myvi: What do you need to know before buying Malaysia’s favourite car?

We previously reported that used car sales are hitting an all-time high and the favourite choice among second-hand car buyers is the Perodua Myvi. If you’re looking to buy a used Myvi as well, then here’s what you need to know before you purchase one.First generation Perodua Myvi interiorIt is understandable why the Myvi is still a crowd favourite even in the used car market. Whether it is the first generation or the second-generation car, the little hatch offers an interesting packa

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 17, 2020

5 car tips that will help you score that second date with the girls

Despite the call for gender equality across the world, we really should not leave the word ‘chivalry’ behind. Believe me when I say that while women are perfectly fine with paying for their meals, we do appreciate the hint of chivalry on the guy’s part. So, if you’re looking to ask the girl you like on a second date, here are 5 tips for all the car-loving guys out there.Always gauge her comfort level in the carOne of the most important things on a date is to make sure the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 7, 2021

Owner Review: First time owning an Euro car - My Mercedes-Benz C200

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Aaron YapThe Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 is the first Euro car I have ever owned – prior to this, it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2019, as a replacement to my tired Proton Saga BLM. The other options that we were mulling over included the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Eventually, after lots of discussions and searching, we sett

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 18, 2020

Toyota Harrier, buy a recond and save over RM20k or buy an official import?

Toyota HarrierAlongside the Toyota Alphard/Vellfire, the Toyota Harrier is an immensely popular luxury SUV. Part of the reason why the Harrier is so popular is the lack of competition – it has no direct rival either from Honda or Nissan.But the question remains – should you buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor?Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons.Prices – Recond is cheaper, but for a good reasonPric

Eric

Eric

May 9, 2020

Carsome's new used-car buying process has a 5-day money-back guarantee

Carsome introduces a new process that will change the second-hand car buying procedure entirely. The new process will not only make second-hand car buying simpler but also offer car buyers a peace of mind.The process is known as the New Way of Buying Cars, it is a whole new digitalised process that offers a one-year warranty, a Carsome Certified car, and a five-day money back guarantee under the Carsome Promise package.It is specifically designed to give car-buyers a peace of mind as not only wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 25, 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

Carsome and CIMB partner up to create new financing solution for used car dealers

Carsome, an online used car trading platform, has announced a special partnership with CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB). The partnership will see a new inventory financing solution developed specifically to make acquiring second-hand cars by used car dealers easier and faster.The new solution is the first of its kind co-developed by a bank and a used car trading platform. It is expected to help drive inventory volume for dealers and subsequently increasing market demand within the used car indu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 21, 2020

Right-hand drive Proton X50 leaked? Not really..

Images purporting to be a right-hand drive unit of the upcoming Proton X50 have surfaced on social media sites, but are they real?This photo has been circulating on social mediaWell, a closer look reveals that these images are actually flipped, as not only are the buttons positioned wrongly, some of the text are also unreadable. Just see the Trip button.Almost had us. AlmostIf that does not convince you, take a look at the gear lever – the P, R, N, D are all inverted. Heck, the Parking but

Eric

Eric

Jun 23, 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

BMW 3 Series E46 – kini serendah RM13k, baloi angkat ‘second hand’?

Pada tempoh hari, kami berkongsikan tentang sejarah BMW 3 Series E46. Menariknya, ramai yang masih berminat untuk memilikinya. Dengan usia kini yang melebihi 15 tahun, mungkin ini masa yang sesuai untuk anda dapatkan.Mengimbau kembali ke dalam arena automotif, BMW E46 adalah 3 Series pertama yang menggunakan rekaan yang berlekuk dimana ia memberikan imej yang sangat moden. Malah sehingga kini, ia masih kelihatan cukup bergaya.Antara faktor lain yang menjadikannya kegilaan ramai ialah maklum bala

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 1, 2020

Electric parking brake vs manual hand brake vs foot brake, which is better?

Parking brake is a safety mechanism that prevents a stationary car from rolling away. Parking brake is also commonly referred to handbrake because of its hand-operated lever.However, there are also different types of parking brake such as foot-operated pedal (footbrake) as well as the increasingly common electric parking brake (EPB). Each of these parking brakes has its benefits, but which is the best?First, we will explain how each parking brake works. The manual handbrake and footbrake work ex

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 22, 2020

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

Hans

Hans

Feb 28, 2020