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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

Hideyuki Miyakawa – Japan’s secret agent of car design you never heard of

The early days of the car industry was dictated by Europe and America. Germany invented the combustion engine and the automobile, Italy made the best bodies, while USA pioneered mass production and market segmentation.1917 Mitsubishi Model A was Japans first passenger car, 22 units were made, none survived today. This is a replica.Although Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu – the earliest of Japanese manufacturers - traced their history back to the 1930s, Japan didn’t enter the au

Hans

Hans

May 31, 2020

Fancy designing a car? Porsche’s head of design shares some tips

Michael Mauer is Porsche’s head of design since 2004. He’s the man responsible for pretty much all Porsche models you see today, from the Porsche Cayenne to the 918 Spyder.As we’re all under the Movement Control Order (MCO), perhaps you’ve been thinking of attempting some car sketches of your own. But where do you even begin? Well, Michael Mauer is sharing some of the tricks.First you start with the wheels. One of the challenges of drawing a car is defining the wheel

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owner Review: A Car That I Can't Resist- My Story With My Toyota Yaris

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Yaris owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Mike MaximilianoI fell in love with the Toyota Yaris the moment Toyota has teased it to the world. Being a college student, my options were limited by my parents. During the 2019 Malaysian Autoshow, I was taken aback by its design and features it has. Air conditioning, headlamps with follow-me-home function, an infotainment display, and electrochromic rearvie

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 2, 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

Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda is Autocar’s 2020 Design Hero

During the recently concluded 2020 Autocar Awards, Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda was named the Design Hero of the year. The award is handed to Maeda in recognition of how Mazda designs have evolved throughout the years to become beautiful cars that it is now.There is no denying that Mazdas are one of the most beautiful cars you can buy now on the market. But a look back in the history books, and you are reminded Mazda don’t always have beautiful and emotional cars to boast.Under the watchful ey

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 9, 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

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

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

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

Mazda 3 TCR race car revealed

The Mazda 3 Touring Car Racing (TCR) is the latest addition to Mazda’s motorsports program, which will hit the racetrack in 2020.Information on specifications are scarce but what we do know is that power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 350 horses mated to a 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.The designers have spent countless hours to ensure that the Mazda 3 TCR is compliant with all TCR regulations and flows with the smooth lines on the Mazda 3, retain

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2019

2020 Mazda CX-30 is officially Japan’s most beautiful car

Mazda is making strides in the automotive design sphere as the 2020 Mazda CX-30 wins the 2020-2021 Japan Automobile Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car Design of the Year.According to JAHFA, and this is translated directly by Google, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has design coordination that approaches the realm of art. It has exterior design that insists on driving and interior design that you can enjoy with peace of mind. Pardon the Japanese.Meanwhile, the Honda Fit (or Honda Jazz in other markets) won the JAHFA

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 12, 2020

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

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

The Nissan Z Proto is a better design of the Nissan Z concept car from 1999

The Nissan Z Proto is a perfect mixture of past Z cars (or as Chief Designer at Nissan, Alfonso Albaisa called it, memories) and the future of Nissan. Some people might say it is merely an evolution of the 370Z but clearly, there is more to that.In fact, it is probably a better reworking of what Nissan had done a little over 20 years ago with a Z concept also known as the 240Z Concept.Things weren’t doing so well financially for Nissan in the late nineties. Sure, the Skyline GT-R was about

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 20, 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

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

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

COTY 2020: Our shortlist for Car of the Year 2020

Vote hereHello and welcome to WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year. We’ve cherry picked some of the most popular cars that were either launched or updated in 2020. Without any delay, let’s get on with the list of nominees and why we’ve it picked it.2020 Toyota Hilux RogueThis is the new 2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue, sitting at the top of the Toyota Hilux range, priced at RM 146,880. It comes with a meatier 2.8-litre turbodiesel and more importantly, it now has the Toyota Safety Suite

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 18, 2020

All-new 2020 Kia Optima ditches the 3-box design for a sleek fastback design

The 2020 Kia Optima gets a radical change in its design from the outgoing generation, now with a fastback sloping roofline akin to an Audi A7.Inspired by the texture of shark skin, the grille is said to give a powerful and sporty image. The headlamps are seamlessly intergrated with the grille, featuring a unique daytime running light signature, which Kia calls ‘heartbeat’.Further enhancing its four-door coupe appeal are the frameless doors, with the chrome trim no

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 18, 2019

Remember the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept car? It might come to life

The Subaru Viziv Adrenaline was first previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, showing off a new design concept of future Subaru models. Japan's Best Car Web has a new theory about the car with a prediction that the concept crossover might come to life in December 2021.Back then not much was revealed about the concept car, prompting many to speculate the concept’s design is a preview of the brand’s Dynamic x Solid design language next evolution.The Dynamic x Solid design was firs

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 9, 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

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park.It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems.The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exh

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 9, 2019

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** 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 about my car1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3SReasons why I bought this carMy family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s

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Wapcar UGC

Dec 12, 2020