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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 lik


Oct 12, 2020

Used car dealers in Malaysia experiencing record-high sales in July 2020

Looks like car manufacturers are not the only ones that are currently enjoying a surge in sales. Used-car dealers are also reporting record-high sales in the few months since the Recovery Movement Control Order was put into effect. According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor, the surge in demand for used cars is so good that the scenario is “simply too good to believe”. The surge in vehicle sales is believed to be spurred b


Aug 3, 2020

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. By now you'd be asking, Nicky who? Nicky Grist's CV includes co-driving for rallying gods such as Juha Kan


Jul 12, 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


Aug 25, 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 car Of 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 have indestruc


Jun 4, 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 issues Well, this is a Honda after all, even though it is a hybrid it still bears the same bullet-proof reliability tha


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? The 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 Malaysian's needs. Yes, if ever there is an “all-Malaysian-car” it would be the Axia as Perodua has done a good job i


Nov 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 foreseeable fut

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May 24, 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 mes


Jan 5, 2021

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 contributi


Aug 8, 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 golo


Nov 17, 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% SST Reason to buy Exterior The exterior aspect of the vehicle that I will be driving everyday is one of my top priorities as I would want one that I would take a

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Oct 16, 2020

This left-hand drive Kia K9 is probably the only one in Malaysia

This Kia K9 is one of a kind in Malaysia. Imported from Korea, this left-hand drive flagship Kia sedan is part of Kia Motors Asia Pacific’s headquarters in Malaysia’s company car fleet. The Kia K9 was also sold as the Kia K900 in the US before the model was discontinued there earlier this year. In Korea, the Kia K9 is positioned just below the Hyundai Motor Group’s luxury Genesis marque. Think of it as Korea’s equivalent to Japan’s Toyota Crown – sedans aimed at conservative company management t


Apr 9, 2021

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 is Mazda


Apr 12, 2021

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata previewed in Malaysia, first right-hand drive market?

After being absent from the Malaysian market for about two years, Hyundai's D-segment model is set to return to Malaysia as Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just previewed the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia. This isn’t the first time that we’ve been up close and personal with the all-new Hyundai Sonata, as we’ve seen the car before at Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) regional training centre. It’s worth mentioning that the unit we first saw wasn’t destined for the Malaysian market as i


Oct 3, 2020

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 doesn't 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 that i


Nov 21, 2020

New CMCO SOP: 3 people from the same household in car allowed

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the National Security Council (MKN) has agreed to allow up to 3 people from the same household in a car throughout the rest of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). There is still no restriction on passengers seating in a car even with the update of this CMCO standard operating procedure (SOP). Previously, when CMCO was reinstated in October the SOP regarding travelling via cars were limited to 2 people per


Nov 13, 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 equipment, matching or even su


Aug 22, 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 in


Nov 25, 2020

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

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, they are usually already official distributors of certain engine oil brands. Deciding on what engine


Jun 23, 2020

Second generation Nissan Leaf launched in Malaysia – RM 188,888

The all-new Nissan Leaf is now available in Malaysia. Available in just one high-specification variant, the second generation Leaf is priced at RM 188,888. The fully electric (BEV or Battery Electric Vehicle) Leaf now comes with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives it an ample 311 km driving range (when tested under the ECE R101 New European Driving Cycle, NEDC). Nissan distributor Edaran Tan Chong Motor is keen to point out that most Malaysians don’t drive more than 200 km per day and thus


Jul 24, 2019

VW Golf Mk8 to launch in more RHD countries, Malaysia by 2H 2021

Although sales of the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has already started in Europe since December 2019, sales in many right-hand drive markets (except for the UK) have been pushed back by nearly a year. The delay is to allow Volkswagen to address the reports of glitches raised by customers regarding the car’s infotainment software. A fix has been rolled out and introduction in right-hand drive markets is now resuming in stages. Now, Volkswagen Japan is gearing up to launch the iconic C-segment hatchback la


Mar 10, 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. It 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 package with its spacious cabin, small vehicle size, a


Oct 17, 2020

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 ke


Nov 12, 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 memp


Nov 28, 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 p


Jan 20, 2021

Here’s why you can’t buy a Honda Civic Hatchback in Malaysia

Globally, the C-segment 10th generation Honda Civic is available in three body types – the coupe is only available in North America, while sedan and hatchback is available in all regions. The range topping (FK8) Civic Type R is only available as a hatchback. Closer to home, our neighbours Thailand and Indonesia can choose between a Civic Sedan or a Civic Hatchback, but not us. Our Civic Sedan is locally-assembled at Pegoh in Melaka while the Civic Type R is imported from the UK, at least until 2


Apr 9, 2020

All-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its right-hand-drive debut in Malaysia on Friday!

It has been a few years since Hyundai has been absent from the D-segment sedan market. But come 30 October, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its return to Malaysia. The launch will also mark the sedan's right-hand-drive global debut. Yes, Malaysia will be the first market Hyundai is introducing a right-hand-drive version of the eight generation Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) first started hinting the pending arrival of the Sonata amidst the Hyundai Kona B-segment SUV teasers.


Oct 28, 2020

Honda Odyssey facelift with Star Wars tech coming to Malaysia in 2021

When we previously reported the launch of the new 2021 Honda Odyssey second facelift, we said that Honda Malaysia hasn’t announced anything in regards to bringing the updated car to our shores. But now, we expect that the second facelift will come to Malaysia by 2021. The second facelift for the fifth-generation Honda Odyssey made its debut in Japan. The facelift now features a more drastic look as Honda has swapped out the old grille in favour of a more aggressive-looking one. Though it’s a cha


Dec 23, 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 car One of the most important things on a date is to make sure the lady is comfortable e


Mar 7, 2021