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car on the road

Watch: Police chasing down a white car that was driving on wrong side of road

Yet another car was caught driving in the wrong direction! And this time it happened at the very busy LDP Puchong toll right before the exit to Sunway Pyramid.The viral video showed an unidentified white car speeding towards the LDP toll on the wrong side of the road, while an auxiliary police tow truck is seen chasing after the car on the other side of the road.According to Harian Metro, the car might have already travelled at least 10 km on the wrong side of the highway. The auxiliar

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 13, 2020

Spied! 2021 Nissan Magnite production car testing on road

The upcoming Nissan Magnite Concept was just unveiled last week, but the production car is already spotted testing on the roads of India. From the picture, it looks like the production 2021 Nissan Magnite is very close to the concept in looks.Nissan’s smallest SUV will bear the most resemblance with the bigger 2020 Nissan Kicks. The Magnite shares the same sweptback headlamps and a large octagonal grille finished with chrome trim.As seen on the concept, the production Magnite als

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 20, 2020

Spied! Hyundai’s first pick-up truck testing on the road

Talk of Hyundai’s first ever pick-up truck, the Hyundai Santa Cruz, started since 2015 when the brand displayed the concept pick-up at the Detroit Motor Show. Hyundai has already tested the truck in snow previously, now photos of the truck being subjected to road tests have surfaced.What we know so far: the Santa Cruz was built on the Hyundai Tucson platform with an extended wheelbase hence why the pick-up’s codename NX4 OB is similar to the Tucson, NX4. This puts the Santa Cruz in&n

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 8, 2020

What were they doing when the Proton X50 was spotted countless times on the road?

It feels quite a bit like the Thanos snap from Infinity War, doesn’t it? In one snap - in this case the Proton X50’s preview - hundreds of spyshots showing off the X50 decked in camouflage over months were abruptly replaced with the real thing instead.  This sight hasn't fully gone away yet...We’re sure you remember, since there had to be at least one or two reports of spied X50’s everyday for months on end. What gives? What was happening? And why are there

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 23, 2020

The first flying car in the world is now road legal in Europe, but its still grounded

Behold the PAL-V Liberty. The self-proclaimed world’s first flying car is now officially allowed on the roads of Europe after a series of stringent European road admission tests. Now that it is allowed an official license plate, the next step for the company will be to obtain a certification for flying.The tests the Liberty were previously subjected to included drives on high-speed ovals, brake and emission tests, and even noise pollution tests.In the coming months, the Liberty will underg

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 9, 2020

Hyundai i30N: Launched in Malaysia in Nov 2019, have you seen any on the road?

Yesterday we posted that the Hyundai i30N has overtaken the BMW M135i to become Europe’s third most popular performance hatchback, trailing behind the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Volkswagen Golf GTI.That’s an amazing feat considering that this is only Hyundai’s first attempt at this end of the market.Clearly Hyundai hired the right person to head its N Division – the former head of BMW M, Albert Biermann. In just his first attempt, Biermann has already created a better product t

Hans

Hans

Aug 18, 2020

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. A70 SupraThe GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage.A80 SupraSo what’s available for purchas

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 2, 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

Is the road tax actually cheaper for electric cars in Malaysia?

We’ve seen the launch of the Porsche Taycan and the MINI Cooper SE in Malaysia this year. They were surprisingly priced lower than our expectations. The MINI Cooper SE has a price tag of RM 218,380 and the Taycan 4S starts at RM 725,000.We did expect the MINI to be priced lower than the BMW i3s, but the Taycan is cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Thailand. The “low” price of these cars could be a result of the 10% excise tax on all electric cars as opposed to 60% to 105% for IC

Arif

Arif

Sep 20, 2020

5 cars with the highest road tax price in Malaysia

Some say that our road tax structure is archaic and demand an emissions-based system. One way to pay less road tax in Malaysia is to opt for a smaller engine, which usually means opting for turbocharged cars or hybrid cars.The road tax of a car can be a deal-breaker to some, and it is one of the reasons we don’t see that many V8 engines around. Used cars with big engines are a big turn off, since the annual road tax is almost half their value.So, just how expensive can the road tax be? Wel

Arif

Arif

Jan 5, 2021

Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but thats actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and its not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then?Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, heres some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road S

Hans

Hans

Jan 10, 2021

Road closure on ELITE Highway around Putrajaya-Gamuda Cove interchange

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has announced that they will be closing sections of the Putrajaya-Gamuda Cove Interchange on the North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) for upgrading works.The section in question is between KM26.6-KM26.46 northbound from today 23/7/2020 to 25/7/2020 Saturday.Unlike the previous closure along the southbound route in the same section where only the emergency and the slow lanes were closed, the upgrade works in the section this round will be closed from all vehicle

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 23, 2020

Spied! The Hyundai compact MPV spotted testing on the road

We previously reported the upcoming compact MPV, the Hyundai Custo, in China. Now the MPV has been spotted again, but this time testing on the streets of Korea.It looks like the new MPV will share the same brake lights as the new Tucson and Santa Fe that were spied testing earlier this year. From the front, it suggests that the MPV will also share the new Hyundai Santa Fe’s Thor hammer/ Keris DRLs.But it looks like the MPV in Korea will have roof rails while the MPV in the spy shots f

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 29, 2020

Did you know that road tax don't go into road maintenance funds?

If you are surprised to find out that the road tax we pay every year doesn’t contribute to paying for road repairs then safe to say you’re not alone. The fact came to light after the much-talked-about pothole accident that Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) got into just weeks ago.According to a study, 80 percent of pothole accidents happen on roads that don’t require road users to pay tolls. Malaysia has also been rated the country with the third-highest road crash deaths in ASEA

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 6, 2021

MACC hauls 7 JPJ officers on misappropriation of road tax charges

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 7 counter officers working at the Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ). The suspects are accused of misappropriating road tax collection involving 1,000 types of vehicles.Harian Metro reports a source has confirmed with them that the suspects are made up of 5 men and 2 women aged between 27 to 42 years old.They are suspected of manipulating the MySikap system resulting in a leakage of RM 3.1 million over a 6-month period, from July to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 22, 2021

Warning lights on your car, what do they mean?

How many of you are aware of the warning lights on your car's meter cluster? You're not alone if you don't have a slightest clue at all. Unsurprisingly, some of us choose to ignore the warning lights entirely until the car eventually breaks down, and by the time that happens, it is a little too late to cry.While some warning lights may seem unimportant, it’s good to know what they mean and how to react next. Usually, warning lights illuminate whenever t

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 22, 2020

Honda Legend's Sensing Elite - world's first road legal L3 autonomous driving car

Honda has launched its new Honda Sensing Elite safety system in Japan, the worlds first road level 3 (L3) autonomous driving system. The first Honda car to be equipped with this system is the updated 2021 Honda Legend EX.If you are wondering why is the Honda Legends Sensing Elite the worlds first L3 autonomous driving car when Audi announced it in 2017 for its Audi A8, thats because the A8 is technically only an L3-capable car. The feature has yet to be approved by European authorities. The main

Arif

Arif

Mar 5, 2021

Top-5 cars with the most expensive road tax in Malaysia

Let’s get right down to it, the top 5 most expensive road tax in Peninsular Malaysia (privately owned):1.    Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,6302.    Rolls-Royce Phantom/Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,0053.    Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,3304.    Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,8805.    Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – RM 15,630The figures above are not exact as engine capaci

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 20, 2019

Do you know where are the blind spots on your car?

Toyota Yaris is one of the most affordable cars with a blind spot monitorDo you know what’s a blind spot? Let me paint a scenario: you’ve just exited the Seremban highway and you’re about to merge into the MEX highway.You’re caught behind a slower car and you would like to make an overtake, you checked your right wing mirror, coast is clear and you decided to make a lane change.Only to be met by an angry blaring honk from a car in the right lane and the glare of the drive

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 29, 2019

Watch: Rare Malayan tapir spotted wandering on road

We’ve spotted monkeys, snakes, cows, and sometimes even horses wandering along roads but never have we seen a tapir! A video of a Malayan tapir running lost on a street has gone viral overnight. The incident reportedly happened in a housing area in Salak Tinggi, Sepang.This isn’t just any plain tapir but a Malayan tapir, one of Malaysia’s most iconic animals and a type of tapir that have also been classified as an endangered species.Experts estimate that there are only around 5

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 5, 2020

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. Left - old version; Right - new versionThe documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover noteWhen renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your r

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 26, 2020

How to get authorities to fix road 101 – put a tombstone in the pothole

Photos of a Klang man planting a tombstone into a pothole in Klang has been making its rounds on social media. The abang was apparently fed up with waiting for authorities to fix the pothole and resorted to drastic measures like this to kick them into action. And it worked!Photos of the man planting the “grave” in a very deep pothole were uploaded onto a Facebook group called Ikatan Silaturrahim Brotherhood Shah Alam. Abang even took a moment to make a prayer after he planted the sto

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 16, 2020

Used Peugeot 308 (T7) for RM 20,000; Save cost on the car for the repairs?

Peugeots, unfortunately, are plagued by bad reputation. Low resale value being one of the worst rep it has, but these French babies are actually very comfortable and fun cars to drive. Probably the most popular model from Peugeot in Malaysia is the Peugeot 308, which is now on sale in the used car market for RM 20,000. Should you buy one?Standard Peugeot 308 4-doorFor this used car guide, we will focus on the Peugeot 308 T7 generation. The 308 is classified as a C-segment hatchback, but Nasim, t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 21, 2021

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

Don't turn on your air-conditioning when starting the car, fact or myth?

Which type of car owner are you? Are you the type who makes sure your car air-conditioning is off before you even start the engine and start driving? The is a debate that has started since the concept of A/C in a car was invented, we bust the myth on whether this practice actually makes a difference.The myth of keeping all accessories off came from back in the day when cars still run on carburetors. This was when the advice to let your engine warm up came to be. But, weve since left carburetors

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 29, 2020

MIROS: Ban the sales of dangerous car accessories

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has urged the government to ban the sale of car accessories that could pose a fatal risk, especially in the event of a crash.Dr Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim. Photo credit: Berita HarianAccording to Berita Harian, one such item is the dummy buckle, which was originally meant for plus-sized individuals, but has since been misused by people who refuses to buckle up while driving. By inserting the dummy buckle into the seat belt buckle, these drive

Eric

Eric

Jul 9, 2020

Sony Vision-S arrived in Tokyo, to begin road testing?

Sony’s electric car, the Sony VISION-S has arrived in Japan for further development. Unveiled at Las Vegas and later returned to the engineering facility in Graz, the VISION-S is moving on to road testing in Tokyo.Like most electric cars, the VISION-S has floor mounted batteries and reports some fast numbers. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.8 s and maximum velocity is 240 km/h. Total power output is 400 kW or 542 PS.No further information has been revealed on the battery system of th

Arif

Arif

Aug 7, 2020

Pros and Cons of installing a roof box or roof rack on your car

A roof box is handy for increasing storage space in in your car. You can install a roof box on your car by yourself, or you can get the shop to do it for you.If youre planning to install a roof box, there are several types of factory-fitted roof mounts: raised rails solid-type rails fixed mounting points no mounting pointsThe Perodua Aruz is equipped with solid-type roof railSome cars come with roof rack mounting points, while some don’t. Having factory-fitted mounting points makes install

Arif

Arif

Mar 6, 2021

The 1951 Nash Rambler: A car you should know during the Malaysia Day

The 1951 Nash Rambler is on display at Publika  (Ends Sept 16), in KL.If you are in KL, then you should seize the last chance to the Hari Malaysia and Publika Art Show to see rare national artefacts!The Hari Malaysia exhibition is a collaboration between Publika and the National Archives of Malaysia. Among all, the 1951 Nash Rambler is particularly eye-catching.The car exhibited was used by Tunku Abdul Rahman to announce the country’s independence in Melaka on Feb 20, 1956.The story b

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 16, 2019

Toyota Fortuner’s A-TRC is like a gaming cheat code for off-road newbies

The Toyota Fortuner is essentially a 7-seater SUV version of the Toyota Hilux. It’s mechanically identical as the Hilux, sharing the same ladder frame chassis as well as the 2.4-litre intercooled VNT turbo diesel and 6-speed automatic transmission.Of course, the Fortuner also has a 2.7-litre naturally aspirated petrol-powered variant, but it’s a rather weak engine and that’s not the one that you want.  Like the Hilux, the Toyota Fortuner also comes with A-TRC. Short for Ac

Hans

Hans

Oct 18, 2019