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Reverse parking vs forward parking: Which is better?

When obtaining a Malaysian driver’s license, the only type of parking you are tested for is parallel parking. Other parking methods like perpendicular parking, double parking, and angle parking are not tested. Mainly because parallel parking requires a little bit more skill and concentration."chup" parking. Photo: Uber AdThe most common type of parking today is perpendicular parking, since it offers the most efficient use of space. Perpendicuar parking just means that the car is

Arif

Arif

Oct 3, 2020

Video: All-new Honda Jazz, Cutest City Car Ever?

The all-new fourth-generation Honda Jazz (known as the Fit in Japan), made its global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) with a fresh exterior design, revamped cabin and a new hybrid powertrain.Visually, the Jazz gets a roundel appearance that draws more parallels to the second-generation Jazz (GE) rather than the sharper third-generation model (GK).The interior has decluttered even further with minimal buttons, LCD instrument cluster, floating centre display and electronic parking

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 25, 2019

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

Perodua Ativa or Axeda – Other possible names for the 2021 Perodua D55L?

Now this is interesting, as a recent report from Automachi claims that the upcoming Perodua D55L will get a model name that starts with an “A”.Seeing that Perodua has yet to register any new names recently, we believe that the company may potentially pick a name that was registered a few years ago, including names such as Atriva, Axeda, and Ativa.Out of those three names, only the Ativa and Axeda names remain registered, as Perodua has since abandoned the Atriva name.In fact, a recen

Eric

Eric

Feb 10, 2021

Sunway’s parking lot makes a great leap towards sustainability!

Sunway is further paving the path in innovative parking lots with the preview of their new Smart Parking system within Sunway City.Sunway has always been in the lead when it comes to making their parking lots more accessible. The company was one of the first to adopt the lighting indication system a few years ago.Now the new integrated license plate recognition system will see Sunway City’s parking lot go entirely cashless and ticket-less.This is a massive step towards reducing the parking

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 31, 2019

It’s official, the Mazda 3 is the world’s most beautiful car

Nobody's surprised here and nobody is going to argue with the verdict of the panel of judges – the C-segment Mazda 3 has just been crowned the 2020 World Car Design of the Year.Among the experts on the panel are Gordon Murray (McLaren F1), Ian Callum (all recent Jaguars), Patrick le Quément (Renault Avantime), and Shiro Nakamura (Isuzu Vehicross, Nissan Cube).“Before accepting this prize, Mazda Motor Corporation would like to express our sympathy for all of those affe

Hans

Hans

Apr 9, 2020

What makes a car a 3-door or a 5-door?

You’ve often heard the term 3-door and 5-door used when describing a car. For example, MINI literally names their famous hatch MINI 3-Door and MINI 5-Door. But why does MINI name their cars a 3-Door or a 5-Door when there are only either 2 doors and 4 doors for ingress and egress on the cars?Put simply, any door like structure which includes window on a car large enough for an adult to climb in and out of is considered a “door”. So, the t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 10, 2020

Parallel parking sensation claims he doesn’t even own the Toyota Innova!

We’re sure by now you have already watched the video of a Toyota Innova exiting a very tight parking spot behind two metal railings with sheer drops on either side of the concrete slab multiple times. It turns out the driver is now an international sensation and has even been interviewed by the media about his epic parking skills going viral.According to UK Tabloid paper, the DailyMail, the Innova does not even belong to the driver. In fact, the driver, PJ Biju, had only just collecte

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 14, 2020

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Yeah that's right - keep prying hands away!Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first...1. Start with parking in a well-lit placeGood parking - bright place and facing a d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 10, 2020

25 years of the Honda CR-V - All you need for a family car

Currently in its fifth generation, the Honda CR-V is a spacious family car that is popular among Malaysians. Offered in both 2WD and 4WD, the former is preferred by many, since it mainly sees urban use.The urban SUV body style is so popular to the extent that even brands like Porsche and Lamborghini have at least one in their line-up.Being one of the early adopters and perhaps even pioneering the urban SUV body-style, the Honda CR-V deserves some recognition. But how did it all start? Well, we&r

Arif

Arif

Dec 19, 2020

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled.Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 24, 2020

TNG rolls out PayDirect Parking feature! Swipe your TNG card and pay with eWallet

Touch ‘n Go has introduced the PayDirect feature for car parks at various locations across the country. The PayDirect Parking feature will work similarly to the PayDirect for toll payments by deducting money straight from your TNG eWallet instead of your card.Users who have enabled PayDirect in their TNG eWallet app will be able to pay their parking fees with the credit in their eWallet. This will save them from needing to reload their TNG cards as the existing card balance will not be aff

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 10, 2021

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

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020

Here to conquer cityscapes worldwide, this is the all-new Honda Jazz

Going on sale in Japan in February 2020 Only available as two-motor, full hybrid (for Japan) Also comes with a taller riding crossover variant Adds Sensing, Connected services, body stabilizing seatsThe all-new fourth generation Honda Jazz has made its world premiere at today’s opening of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Sold in Japan as well as the US as the Honda Fit, the all-new Honda Jazz spots a radically different exterior styling. Gone is the sharp creases and angular character line

Hans

Hans

Oct 23, 2019

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Photo credit: avalonking.comJust like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars arent driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Dont park under treesPhoto credit: avalonking.comYou might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, sin

Jason

Jason

Feb 14, 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

Is there a city car with a better interior than this all-new Honda Jazz?

By now you would’ve seen the all-new Honda Jazz, which made its world premiere yesterday at the opening of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, where the Jazz is sold as the Fit.The fourth generation Honda Jazz will only go on sale in Japan in February 2020 so details like body dimensions and engine specifications are still unclear, but we do know that in Japan (and Europe), the all-new Honda Jazz will be sold exclusively as a hybrid.It will most likely be a 1.5-litre full hybrid but unlike

Hans

Hans

Oct 24, 2019

Leaked: Next-gen, all-new 2022 Lexus NX - At least three variants coming soon?

Courtesy of someones mistaken (or was it planned?) upload of what looks like an official video of the all-new, next-generation 2022 Lexus NX, we can now see the revamped SUV in full - way before any of us are supposed to see it!The video possibly emerged from Europe, judging by the cars German number plates. Also, the variant showcased was the NX 200, but the video also references several variants at the end.Exterior - cleaner and sharperTechnicalities aside, the exterior apperance now looks a w

Sanjay

Sanjay

Feb 25, 2021

What to do if your AEB-equipped car has a broken windscreen?

The short answer is that the AEB hardware needs to be recalibrated, which can only be done at an authorized service centre (at the moment, unless there is an independent repairer here that has invested in the necessary tools).You can still have the windscreen replaced at the windscreen repairer of your choice, but after replacing the glass, you need to bring the car back to the authorized service centre to have the AEB camera recalibrated.Well, this is the unfortunate downside of insisting on ha

Hans

Hans

Sep 20, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 is the cheapest car that parks itself

At the media test drive event today, Proton has confirmed that the 2020 Proton X50 will feature Auto Park Assist. This is part of the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is classified as level 2 semi-autonomous driving.The Auto Park Assist feature is able to assist drivers in manoeuvring the car into perpendicular parking (shown as vertical parking in the photo) spots and parallel parking spots. It also helps in exiting parallel parking spots.The system actively controls the steerin

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 30, 2020

This is what happens when you parked your car improperly!

Not finding a parking spot is frustrating, but it’s not the reason why you can park whatever you want!(Picture credit: Foxnews)Fox News reported driver in Argentina parked his Peugeot 208 at a COTO supermarket in Temperley, Argentina. Supermarket employees then found the car parked in the wrong spot that night.To celebrate the reunion, employees ‘generously treated’ the car by shrouding the vehicle with dozens of shopping carts.“You can't be so outrageous (‘HDP&

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 16, 2019

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, youve found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it?Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has yet to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 4, 2020

Owner Review: A Car Built to Last a Lifetime - My 1990 Mercedes-Benz 260E

** This article is the personal experience of a 1990 Mercedes-Benz W124 260E owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Allan WoodworthWhy did I buy this Mercedes-Benz 260E?My previous car was a Mercedes-Benz W123 230E, pictured below; the older generation predecessor of this W124 E-Class. I bought my current W124 in 2013, 7 years ago. The car was owned by a family friend who had it since new. It had 90k original kilometers on the meter and was in pristine condition, ev

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 22, 2020

Review: Subaru XV 2.0 GT Edition – One car to do it all

With Subarus well-known rally heritage, expectations are always high for Subaru cars. The gold-standard is a turbocharged boxer engine matched with golden wheels and a massive hood-scoop. With a naturally aspirated engine and a CVT transmission, the Subaru XV GT Edition might sound a little underwhelming. Its like the less famous sibling - the Cody Walker, the Luke Hemsworth, or the Tom Franco.Only those who have driven the Subaru XV will understand the appeal of it. Born with Subarus symmetrica

Arif

Arif

Aug 31, 2020

Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia hook up to build AI in-car infotainment

Mercedes-Benz has announced a special collaboration with Nvidia, the global leader in the tech world, to create a new generation of in-car computing system.The special collaboration will see the next-gen Mercedes-Benz vehicles come equipped with a full system software stack designed for automated driving AI applications.Nvidia will be building the architecture on the Nvidia Drive. The primary plan of this collaboration is to enable state-of-the-art automated driving functions along wit

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 26, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet.The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars.Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and

Arif

Arif

Sep 4, 2020

Can you do a handbrake turn with an electric parking brake?

The infamous Jeremy Clarkson once said “Nothing turns a 17-year-old girl on more than a well-executed handbrake turn.", whether that is true or not, we will leave it up to your imagination (or testing?), but one of our Wapcar readers recently asked an interesting question of whether a cool handbrake turn is possible with the electric parking brake (EPB), and the short answer is - yes and no.Before we get into detail, the EPB is more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can auto

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 12, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia slashes prices by up to RM 17,968 for all CKD models!

Following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s announcement last week with regard to the Short-Term Economic Recovery plan, Volvo Car Malaysia today released its new price list for all Volvo CKD (Completely Knocked Down) models to exclude sales tax, effective 15 June to 31 December 2020. Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia, said: “We fully welcome the introduction of the sales tax holiday and are grateful for the opportunity to pass on the full benefits to ou

Brian

Brian

Jun 12, 2020

In Brief: Mazda 2 Hatchback, the entry level 'sports car'

There are plenty of choices in the B-segment hatchback market, for Mazda, the model that represents the brand in this segment is the Mazda 2 hatchback.How much is Mazda 2 Hatchback? Bermaz Motors currently has 2 variants in their line-up. Both variants share the same 1.5-litre engine and are equipped with G-Vectoring Control.The only difference between the 2 variants are on the appearance - LED projector headlamps, keyless operation and the infotainment system in the top spec variant versus halo

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2019